Lanka IOC Donates
Lanka IOC Plc Donates Bags to School ChildrenDecember 11, 2018 1:01 pm
Lanka IOC Plc Trincomalee Oil Terminal handed over 100 nos School Bags to children of families below the poverty line under the Trincomalee District Samurdhi Programme. This event was organized by the District Secretariat, Trincomalee and was done in the presence of Mr N A A Pushpakumara, Government Agent and District Secretary, Trincomalee. 300 nos of participants attended the programme.
Trincomalee District Samurdhi Children programme conducts various competitions annually for children in Essay Writing, Drawings, Debates, Poem writing and other cultural events in Sinhala and Tamil.
Mr Benoj Paul, VP (Ops & LBP) and Mr T Chiranjeevi, VP (Ops) handed over bags to the winners of the cultural events in the presence of Mr N A A Pushpakumara, Government Agent (GA). The GA and his team appreciated LIOC for extending the support for various welfare events.
Lanka IOC donates towards Trail Walk crowd funding initiativeNovember 2, 2016 11:00 am
Lanka IOC PLC has embarked on the organization’s next Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stance by giving a generous donation towards the Trail Walk initiative which took place in October this year.
The cheque for the generous amount was handed over to Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara by LIOC Managing Director, Shyam Bohra.
Lanka IOC Managing Director, Shyam Bohra said, “We believe in providing support to crowd funding initiatives such as the Trail Walk, which help to bring together communities and the general public, who participate in a truly worthy initiative”.
The Trail Walk, which was a brainchild of Founders Nathan Sivagananathan and Sarinda Unamboowe is Sri Lanka’s largest ever crowd-funded charitable initiative. The aim of the walk by volunteers was to raise US$ 5 million or approximately Rs. 735 million towards building a new cancer unit at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle. Trail initially commenced in the year 2011 in the form of a walk which started from the southernmost part of the country and finished at the south in the course of 27 days covering 670 km in total.
Lanka IOC PLC is the subsidiary of IOCL, a Fortune 500 company. It is the only private oil company and a major player among Sri Lanka oil companies, other than the state-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) that operates over 199 retail petrol/diesel stations in Sri Lanka and has a very efficient lube marketing network.
Taken from Daily Mirror
Lanka IOC contributes Rs. 5 m to Disaster Relief FundMay 25, 2016 9:47 am
Lanka IOC PLC, while sharing the grief that the country is going through, due to the inclement weather conditions that has caused large scale devastation in the country, the company contributed a sum of Rs. 5 million to the Disaster Relief Fund of the Presidential Secretariat, in order to help the affected people.
Considering the urgent need at a time of this natural calamity, as a responsible corporate citizen, the company decided to contribute towards this cause. The Employees of Lanka IOC also contributed their one day’s salary towards this worthy cause. The company wishes a speedy resettlement for the affected community.
Taken from Daily FT
Lanka IOC Donates an Ambulance to Medirigiriya Base Hospital PolonnaruwaApril 25, 2016 5:12 pm
We are proud to announce that our Company, under its CSR theme “WE CARE” donated the 3rd Ambulance to the Medirigiriya Base Hospital in the Polonnaruwa District last week.
It was formally handed over by His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena and Mr. Shyam Bohra MD Lanka IOC to Dr Pramitha Ratnayake Provincial Director of Health Services, Medirigiriya, at the Presidential Secretariat Colombo on Friday, 22nd of April.2016.
Lanka IOC Organises a Free Health Screening Camp for Residents of Ahangama – Galle DistrictMarch 30, 2016 3:57 pm
Mr. Chandima Weerakkody Honorable Minister for Petroleum Resources Development,
Venerable Clergy in presence of Mr. D. Srivastava(Senior Vice President Lanka IOC)
and other Lanka IOC officials at the inauguration of the Health screening camp
organised by Lanka IOC PLC.
Lanka IOC PLC, acknowledging its responsibility towards the society conducted several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives under its theme ‘WE CARE’ with several noble programs. In addition to a series of welfare programs including assistance for elders’ homes, renovation of healthcare centre, donation of ambulances, wheelchairs and English education for underprivileged children, Lanka IOC also organised free health camps at different locations all over the Country.
In the recent past, Lanka IOC organised health camps at Katugasthota, Ratnapura, Negombo, Dematagoda, Badulla, Vavuniya, Akurana and has now organised yet another “Free Health Screening Camp” in association with Minister Chandima Weerakkody at the Eliketiya Bimbaramaya Temple in Ahangama – Galle District. The programme began with a religious ceremony with a vow to ensure many more health screening and treatment camps for the entire Sri Lankan community and this was inaugurated by Minister Chandima Weerakkody who is the Minister for Petroleum Resources Development.
Minister Chandima Weerakkody commended Lanka IOC for the initiatives taken through the ‘WE CARE’ projects facilitated by the Company and urged that many more CSR programs needs to be conducted for the community of Sri Lanka. This initiative received a remarkable response and appreciation from all those who patronized the ‘Free Health Screening Camp’. A total of 675 people were screened at the event, in which 477 opted for an eye check-up and 198 underwent general health check-up. Amongst those who availed themselves for the check-up, 424 were recommended for bifocal spectacles whilst 11 were recommended for cataract surgeries – all treatments are provided free of charge by Lanka IOC. In the last one year more than 4200 people have undergone such health check-ups in various camps organised by Lanka IOC.
Some of the participants at the Lanka IOC Free Health Screening Camp held on the 27th
of March 2016.
This medical camp solicited the experience of a team of 14 medical experts from “HelpAge Sri Lanka” including 02 doctors, a nurse, a pharmacist, 02 optometrists and support staff to provide a professional service to the patients. For ensuring proper diagnosis, sophisticated medical equipments were used to screen patients for diabetes, blood pressure, vision and other diseases. Wherever critical illness was diagnosed, the patients were referred to hospitals for further investigation and treatment.
MD Lanka IOC; Mr. Shyam Bohra conveyed that at Lanka IOC we believe public health is an aspect of national wealth through the creation of productive populations who have the mental and physical capacities to contribute to national development goals. Therefore, the Company supports many public health projects every year across the island, targeting underprivileged communities regardless of demographic difference.
More free medical camps are to be scheduled by Lanka IOC during the next financial Year.
Lanka IOC donates ambulance to Lihiniyagama Divisional HospitalApril 29, 2015 2:04 pm
Lanka IOC, under its CSR arm ‘WE CARE” recently donated an ambulance to the Lihiniyagama Hospital, in the Dehiathakandiya Division of the Ampara District.
It was formally handed over by President Maithripala Sirisena to the Regional Director of Health Services, Ampara, Dr. Senaka Talagala in the presence of the Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe and the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka His Excellency Y. K. Sinha at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.
According to Dr. Talagala, the Dehiathakandiya area has been identified by the Ministry of Health as an area affected by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). At present, around 350 new patients have been registered in this area. The Base Hospital at Dehiathakandiya currently provides treatment to patients suffering from CKD. However, considering the large number of patients reported in the adjoining Lihiniyagama area, a Primary Medical Care Unit has been established at the Lihiniyagama Hospital to provide relief to these new patients.
President Maithripala Sirisena appreciated and welcomed the donation of this ambulance especially since a large number of CKD patients were reported from the Dehiathakandiya Division in recent times. Regional Director of Health Services, Ampara, Dr. Senaka Talagala together with Dr. Tilak Rajapakse received the ambulance on behalf of the hospital.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony Managing Director, Lanka IOC Subodh Dakwale said, “Our CSR initiatives stem from this simple yet strong belief and regular initiatives are being taken by the company in this direction”.
The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka His Excellency Y. K. Sinha said that the Government of India and many Indian companies in Sri Lanka have been providing many services to the community especially in the health sector. “The donation of this ambulance by Lanka IOC PLC is one such activity and I believe that this will be of immense help to the affected community in that area”, he said.
He added that with the donation of modern facilities to the Glencairn Hospital in Dickoya, the hospital would commence OPD functions in the near future. The High Commissioner affirmed that the Government of India had many more health projects lined up for the people of Sri Lanka. Also present at the handing over ceremony were Independent Directors and Senior Officials of Lanka IOC and Government officials.
Donation of Wheel Chairs in Commemoration of 10th AnniversaryJanuary 6, 2014 6:31 pm
On completion of a decade of operation in Sri Lanka, Lanka IOC under its CSR Project theme “WE CARE” decided to undertake a few activities of worthy course to serve the community in which it operates.
Number of activities under the theme “We Care including blood donation camp, developing a Bio-Diversity park at Battaramulla in collaboration with the Ministry of Enviornment, English Education for rural school children,
supply of essential medicine for Cancer patients and the donation of Wheel Chairs for needy people were lined up.
People with a mobility disability or physical disability are the same as everyone else. Disability may occur anytime to anyone for various reasons – such as accidents, illness etc., results of which may make the persons’ mobility difficult.
As a responsible corporate citizen, it is our duty to support such needy people in whatever possible manner – making
life convenient, said Mr Subodh Dakwale, Managing Director of Lanka IOC PLC at the event organized to hand over the Wheel Chairs to those with mobility disability, on 11.12.2012 at its Head Office with the participation of all staff of Head Office.