LOLC to the forefront of COVID-19 relief efforts in Sri Lanka
As the world is faced with the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, LOLC has stepped forward to extend their assistance to religious places, elders and childrens homes as well as government hospitals. LOLC which is renowned as one of Sri Lanka’s largest diversified conglomerates with international presence has partnered with two of Sri Lanka’s premier broadcasting stations – Hiru Sahana Yaatra and Manusath Derana to drive its relief efforts.
The relief efforts involve providing the most needed safety equipment and supplies to government hospitals including the IDH Hospital, Homagama Base Hospital, Maharagama Apeksha Hospital, Colombo, Kandy, Karapitiya, Anuradhapura, Negombo, Jaffna and Kurunegala National Hospitals, Iranawila Air Force Hospital, the Ministry of Defence as well as a few quarantine centres. The safety equipment and supplies include protective kits, surgical masks, hand sanitizers, mattresses and pillows, protective helmets, footbath units and washing powder. Essential dry ration packs were distributed to temples, churches and other religious places as well as elders and childrens homes located in areas that are most effected by COVID-19. These distribution efforts are accompanied by LOLC staff and vehicles in a safe manner.
Commenting on LOLC’s initiative, LOLC Group Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Kapila Jayawardena said, “These are challenging times for everyone and LOLC as a conscious corporate has joined hands to fulfill its responsibilities to the communities, reaching out to those who are most in need and to the frontline workers who are working around the clock to fight this disease. This is not the first time that LOLC has taken on such initiatives. LOLC is committed to offering the best we can during this difficult time to support humanity”.
The LOLC Group has always been fueled by the values and commitment towards uplifting the lives and livelihoods of the communities it is part of. Staying true to its values, the Group has stepped up to respond and support the communities in need as well as the government during this overwhelming time. LOLC believes that there is no better time than this to collaborate and support each other to curb the spread of the coronavirus whilst weathering the tough times together.