Yohani responds to concerns on fundraising campaign

Singer Yohani has responded to concerns raised overย aย Go Fund Me fundraising campaign after the US based ๐’๐ซ๐ข ๐‹๐š๐ง๐ค๐š ๐…๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง denied any involvement with the project.

๐’๐ซ๐ข ๐‹๐š๐ง๐ค๐š ๐…๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐”๐’๐€ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ฒ denied ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š ๐†๐จ๐…๐ฎ๐ง๐๐Œ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ง ๐ฎ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐ž๐ ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ.

“The Sri Lanka Foundation International USA would like to state categorically that this organization has not made any attempts to raise funds through GoFundMe since its origin,” Sri Lanka Foundation said.

Issuing a clarification, Yohani said that “For Sri Lanka” the organisation involved in her project is a non-political independent movement founded by her with an aim to stand with the people of Sri Lanka amidst the countryโ€™s worst socio economic crisis.

“It is also a platform which has a long term focus in place and pledges to work tirelessly in a non-political manner to achieve the goals to support the people of Sri Lanka. As our first initiative we are working on raising external funding from foreign donors to fund food, medical supplies and creative education,” she said.

Yohani has appealed for financial assistance to help Sri Lanka which is facing a serious economic crisis.

In the Go Fund Me fundraising campaign Yohani and others are attempting to raise USD 1 Million through individual and collective campaigns.

โ€œAs an artist and as a person, I have remained non-political throughout my career. My team and I have been careful not to accept favour or affiliation, and I will stand by that principle going forward.ย But, as an ambassador to my country, with an international platform, Iโ€™ve decided to break my silence and lend my voice to my people back home considering the gravity of the situation,โ€ Yohani said.

Yohani said that she has been working on the fundraising project with a few fellow Sri Lankan artists who share her sentiment to contribute in a tangible way to the country. (Colombo Gazette)

7 COMMENTS

  1. Yohani fund raiser should be carefully thought about by any donar as she is connected to a corrupt political regime and has reaped benefits through them , if she is so concerned why not donate towards this cause first ,also the international platform she talks about is mostly the Indian audience.Hence it would be good if donars are careful about the transparency of this fund .

  2. โ€œAs an artist and as a person, I have remained non-political throughout my career. My team and I have been careful not to accept favour or affiliation, and I will stand by that principle going forward.โ€œ

    Rubbish didnโ€™t she get a house or land from the Rajapaksas??

  3. Indian why are you making the daughter of a man accused of war crimes famous???

    She refuses to demand that the Rajapaksa family step dawn from politics!

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