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CEAT Ke­lani Hold­ings has made a se­ries of dona­tions of equip­ment and con­sum­ables es­sen­tial to the con­tin­u­ing bat­tle against t he spread of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, sup­port­ing key State in­sti­tu­tions to sus­tain their ef­forts even as the coun­try man­ages its re­turn to rel­a­tive nor­mal­ity.

Dona­tions ex­ceed­ing Rs. 10 mil­lion in value were pre­sented by Sri Lanka’s lead­ing tyre man­u­fac­turer to six in­sti­tu­tions–the Na­tional In­sti­tute of In­fec­tious Dis­eases, Min­istry of Health, Sri Jayewar­denepura Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal and its Post­grad­u­ate Med­i­cal Train­ing Cen­tre, Lady Ridge­way Hos­pi­tal for Chil­dren, Badulla Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal and the Sri Lanka Po­lice.

The items do­nated in­cluded a trans­port ven­ti­la­tor, two in­fu­sion pumps, a con­tin­u­ous pos­i­tive air­way pres­sure( CPA P) ma­chine, two suc­tion ap­pa­ra­tus units, a bed pan washer, re­us­able as well as dis­pos­able Per­sonal Pro­tec­tion Equip­ment (PPE), re­us­able Per­sonal Pro­tec­tion Over­alls, Face Shields, PCR Test Kits, RNA Ex­trac­tion Kits, and Vi­ral Trans­port Me­dia.

The com­pany also as­sisted t he Na­tional In­sti­tute of In­fec­tious Dis­eases with a new air con­di­tioner unit, a new ceil­ing and elec­tri­cal re­pair work, and do­nated packs of ra­tions to the Po­lice.

In a sep­a­rate do­na­tion, CEAT Ke­lani re­cently con­trib­uted Rs. 2 mil­lion to­wards the cost of con­struc­tion of a new 106-bed Army Hos­pi­tal at Pal­lakele in Kandy.

“We deeply ap­pre­ci­ate the tremen­dous sac­ri­fices and un­wa­ver­ing ded­i­ca­tion of the peo­ple on the

front­lines of the bat­tle against the pan­demic, and are happy to con­trib­ute in what­ever way pos­si­ble to sup­port them ,” C EAT K el a ni Hold­ings Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Ravi Dad­lani said.

“We are also sup­port­ing the ef­fort to con­serve for­eign ex­change by sub­stan­tially in­creas­ing pro­duc­tion while con­trol­ling costs.”

On 1s t June 2020 CEAT Ke­lani

launched a multi-pronged ef­fortto im­prove safety and hy­giene fa­cil­i­ties for com­muters as well as bus crews, sup­port lorry crews with per­sonal safety kits and sani­ti­sa­tion of lor­ries serv­ing key mar­ket lo­ca­tions, and to help sus­tain work­ers at tyre deal­er­ships around the coun­try.

Among the projects un­der­taken was the fit­ting of hand sani­tiser units on

350 buses op­er­at­ing in the Colombo District for the use of pas­sen­gers as they board. CEAT also un­der­took to sup­ply hand sani­tiser liq­uid for these buses for three months and to sup­ply three months’ re­quire­ment of per­sonal safety kits for bus driv­ers and con­duc­tors. Each kit com­prises of six face masks, six pairs of gloves and per­sonal hand sani­tiser units.

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Some of the dona­tions made by CEAT to State in­sti­tu­tions in­volved in the bat­tle against the spread of COVID-19

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