Fairfirst Insurance, a Fairfax Company to support affected communities

Mr. Prem Watsa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Financial Holdings has conveyed his deepest sympathies and condolences with the people of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Prem Watsa in a message to Fairfirst employees and associates writes, “these tragic events have left a scar on me in a way that has left me speechless. And as a friend, as a father, as a husband and as a human, I deeply mourn with you and convey my deepest condolences and sympathies on behalf of all Fairfax colleagues across the world. Our heartfelt thoughts are with you and the indomitable people of Sri Lanka.”

Fairfirst Insurance Limited, is part of the Global Fairfax Group of which Mr. Prem Watsa is Chairman & CEO. The Group is a leading property and casualty insurer, reinsurer and investment manager headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

“The Fairfax family is very keen towards engaging with the communities to rehabilitate the affected. In this context, we will be working closely with the team at Fairfirst to explore the most cause-worthy avenues towards lending a hand”, expressed Mr. Prem Watsa.

Mr. Prem Watsa has also encouraged his colleagues to visit Sri Lanka and says, “My family and I have always enjoyed our visits to your beautiful island and I encourage all my colleagues and friends all over the world to explore the serenity of Sri Lanka, the beauty of its nature and the wonderful friendliness of its people.”

Despite the tragic event on Easter Sunday, Fairfirst made sure to deliver on their duties – the call centre was accessible on a 24/7 basis, claims of the victims were processed speedily and efficiently with many already settled whilst providing the necessary guidance and support to all the clients. Emphasising on Fairfirst’s services, Dr. Sanjeev Jha, Managing Director & CEO of Fairfirst Insurance stated “as insurance professionals, we are often asked to overcome personal grief to service our clients. And we do so with the belief that what we offer is valued when people most need it.”

Fairfirst, is today among the top general insurance companies of Sri Lanka. Fairfirst serves individuals, businesses and institutions across this beautiful island through a versatile workforce spread across comprehensive branch network, affinity partners and brokers in Sri Lanka.