Unilever presents ventilators and PCR test kits to Health Ministry | Sunday Observer

Unilever presents ventilators and PCR test kits to Health Ministry

Customer Development Director, Unilever Sri Lanka, Aruna Mawilmada (third from left) presents the agreement to Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Pavithra Wanniarachchi. Looking on (from left) are:  Supply Chain Director, Unilever Sri Lanka, Gerard Irudayaraj;  Marketing Director, Home Care, Food, Refreshment and Water, Unilever Sri Lanka, Sharmila Bandara; Additional Secretary to the Ministry, Janaka Chandraguptha and Private Secretary to the Minister, Kanchana Jayarathna.

Unilever Sri Lanka presented Ventilators and PCR test kits worth Rs. 13 million to the Ministry of Health as part of its ongoing efforts to support the nation in its battle against the Coronavirus pandemic. This comes in addition to the previously committed sum of Rs.35 million to fight the virus in the country.

A team of senior representatives from Unilever Sri Lanka handed over the medical equipment to Hon. Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, on behalf of Unilever Asia Private Limited.

In previous efforts, Unilever contributed Rs. 20 million towards public awareness, hygiene and sanitation efforts across the country through its flagship hygiene brand Lifebuoy, Rs.10 Million to the Healthcare and Social Security Fund and  of Relief measures comprising Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), masks and essential Unilever products worth Rs. 5 million.

“We are inspired by the resilience and compassion of Sri Lankans around the island who continue to exemplify the power of collective action,“ said  Chairperson and Managing Director of Unilever Sri Lanka, Hajar Alafifi-Laadel.

“While expressing our gratitude to the Government, health authorities and all frontline teams who continue to work relentlessly to battle the pandemic and enable the swift revival of Sri Lanka. We would like to reaffirm our commitment to supporting them in this regard,” the Chairman said.