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Sri Lanka Leukaemia Foundation (UK)

Who we are

We  are a registered charity in the UK with the Registered Charity Number 1189432Sri Lanka Leukaemia Foundation in the UK (SLLF UK) was started in 2008 by a group of Srilankans to raise funds for the children's (leukaemia) ward at the Apeksha Hospital Maharagama (formerly NCI) in Sri Lanka. Until recently NCI was the only major cancer hospital in the whole of Sri Lanka. In the last fifteen years of our existence we have donated over £110,000 for various projects at NCI. In December 2015 at a cost of £4000 a Transducer Ultrasound Unit was donated to the childrens ward. In January 2017 SLLF(UK) donated £8500 for upgrading the Endoscopy Unit and in July 2017 donated £9000 for installation of 100 bedside oxygen regulators in the wards and an air-conditioner in the endoscopy unit. In 2018 we supplied seven Terumo syringe pumps for the wards at just over £1000 per unit. In 2019 we supplied a Portable Colour Doppler Unit Sono Scape to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit E2 at £8500. In 2020 at the height of the Covid pandemic we funded the upgrading of the patient record system to link all the cancer units in Sri Lanka at a cost of SLR994,451.81 (£4250). In 2021 we supplied many utility items which are listed in the Project pages. In 2022 we supplied many life saving drugs as a result of an acute shortage due to the then financial crisis in Sri Lanka. In May 2023 we funded an Electro Surgery unit with Argon at a cost of USD15,000 (£13,000). Please see the Project pages for details.

What we do

We raise money in different ways to fund authorised projects at the Apeksha Hospital Maharagama. So far we have hosted a fashion show, arranged two boat dances down the Thames and an annual fund raising dinner dance for the last fifteen years.


Our Aim
Our aim is to continue funding projects that are identified for us by the Management of Apeksha Hospital for the benefit of the cancer patients

Latest project

Apeksha Hospital is a state of the art addition to National Cancer Institute Maharagama, donated by the late Hon. Chairman of Ahmad Tea London, was declared open by His Excelency President Sirisena on 3rd August 2016. 


Sri Lanka Leukaemia Foundation in the UK (SLLF) is committed to keep funding small projects that arise after the opening of the new Medical Complex

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