PCR lab donated to Colombo Army Hospital | Sunday Observer

PCR lab donated to Colombo Army Hospital

From left: Managing Director, Sampath Bank, Nanda Fernando,  Chairman, CBL Group, Ramya Wickramasingha and  Founder and CEO of WSO2, Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana present the cheques to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
From left: Managing Director, Sampath Bank, Nanda Fernando, Chairman, CBL Group, Ramya Wickramasingha and  Founder and CEO of WSO2, Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana present the cheques to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Sampath Bank PLC, CBL Group and WSO2 together donated a fully equipped PCR laboratory to the Army Hospital in Colombo, recently.

Costing around Rs. 32 million, this state-of-the-art lab has a testing capacity of 600 per day, thereby expanding the national capacity to conduct PCR tests. This added capacity will enable health authorities to expand their testing base, identify those infected with the virus, treat them and ensure that we keep community transmission at near-zero levels.

Managing Director, Sampath Bank, Nanda Fernando said, “We are honoured to support their efforts with the donation of this PCR laboratory in partnership with CBL and WSO2. We will continue to empower fellow Sri Lankans and help the nation emerge stronger from this health and economic crisis.”

Chairman, CBL Group, Ramya Wickramasingha said, “The CBL Group is honoured to support Sri Lanka’s fight against Covid-19 and we are thankful to our national health authorities and Security Forces who continue to lead Sri Lanka’s frontline.”

Founder and CEO of WSO2,  Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana said, “Sri Lanka has done a remarkable job of restricting the spread of Covid-19 in the country and it has been an exemplary demonstration of pandemic control that other countries can emulate. On behalf of WSO2, I’d like to express our gratitude to everyone involved in these containment efforts, particularly the health officials and armed forces who have been at the forefront.” 

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