Lanka IOC contributes Rs. 5 Million for Disaster Relief Fund, Govt. of Sri Lanka for relief measures in the wake of devastating floodsMay 30, 2017 6:33 pm Print this article
The southern area of Island Country is facing nature’s fury and huge swathes of land have submerged due to the torrential rains during the last week. Several lives have been lost due to flooding and landslides and more than 450,000 people have been displaced. Efforts are on by the Government authorities to rescue people who are marooned and trapped in continuing rains and the fear of landslides still lurking around.
Citizen’s welfare has always been a priority area for Lanka IOC. In this hour of national crisis to supplement the rescue and relief measures, Sh. Shyam Bohra, MD, Lanka IOC handed over a cheque of Rs. 5 Million for “Disaster Relief Account”, to Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Petroleum Resources Development, Government of Sri Lanka. Hon. Minister was very appreciative of this gesture. The employees of the Company are not far behind and have pitched in with a contribution equivalent to their 1 day salary to the relief fund. The Company had also contributed Rs. 5 Million in July’2016 in relief due to another disaster arising out of a massive landslide in heavy rains. As part of its CSR activities, the Company organizes health camps, blood donation camps, distribution of wheel chairs, English literacy campaign for poor children. It has also provided ambulances and reconstructed 2 primary health centres and maternity homes.
The Lanka IOC business partners have also galvanized to associate themselves in providing relief measures at local level and also with financial contribution. The Company is also making all out efforts to restore normal operations of its filling stations which were badly affected due to this devastating flood. Continuous monitoring is being done in close co-ordination with government officials to ensure availability of petroleum products across the Island. Lanka IOC remains committed to the cause of Nation and will always be ready to extend all possible help and assistance in such hours of human crisis.