IFRC gains legal status in Sri Lanka

[July 9, 2004 - 10.15 GMT]

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Sri Lanka were accorded legal status with the signing of an agreement in Colombo yesterday.

A press release issued by the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society states the legal status agreement was signed by S. Palihakkara, Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Alasdair Gordon-Gibson, IFRC representative in Sri Lanka. 

With a membership of 181 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide, the IFRC now enjoys a legal status in 60 countries and Sri Lanka becomes the fourth South Asian country to do so. 

The SLRCS has a network of branches in 25 districts with a member-volunteer base of over 125,000 which is the society's key strength.

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated Date: July 7, 2004  - 8.45 GMT.

 


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