Unilever Sri Lanka commits Rs. 35 m towards COVID-19 relief efforts

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Unilever Sri Lanka Chairperson and Managing Director Hajar Alafifi (centre) hands over the donation of Rs. 10 million to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa (second from right). Also present from left: Unilever Sri Lanka Country Lead Corporate Communications and Sustainable Business Mayanthi Wickremetilleke; Unilever Sri Lanka Marketing Director Beauty and Personal Care Nilushi Jayatileke and Unilever Sri Lanka National Finance Director Priyadharshana Ekanayake

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Unilever Sri Lanka Customer Development Director Aruna Mawilmada (second from left) gifting one of over 4,000 units of Personal Protective Equipment to Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Pavithra Wanniarachchi (centre left). Also present from left: Unilever Sri Lanka Head of Media and Activation Channa Tennakoon, Private Secretary to the Minister Kanchana Jayarathna, Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine Additional Secretary Dr. Sunil De Alwis and Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe

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Unilever Sri Lanka Customer Development Director Aruna Mawilmada (centre) handing over Unilever hygiene and sanitation products to Head of the National Operation Center for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva (left). Also present is Unilever Sri Lanka Head of Media and Activation Channa Tennakoon

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Lifebuoy hand washing stations have been set up at high traffic locations such as hospitals and public transport hubs

Unilever Sri Lanka has committed a sum of Rs. 35 million towards national efforts to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Sri Lanka.

The company has contributed Rs. 20 million towards public awareness, hygiene and sanitation efforts across the country through its flagship hygiene brand Lifebuoy. This includes setting up 70 Lifebuoy handwash stations in public spaces such as bus terminals, railway stations and hospitals across the country as well as a wide-reaching public awareness campaign on WHO advised protocols.

Unilever Sri Lanka has donated Rs. 10 million to the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund to be utilised to bring relief to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Sri Lanka.

Unilever Sri Lanka has also provided Rs. 5 million worth of relief measures including 4,000 units of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), 10,000 masks and over 24,000 units of free essential Unilever products to the Government and related bodies working towards the prevention and control of the pandemic.

Unilever Sri Lanka Chairperson and Managing Director Hajar Alafifi said: “It is imperative that we harness the power of collective action, supporting the government and civil society to save lives and livelihoods. It is going to take the effort of each and every Sri Lankan to overcome this challenge. We’ve been a part of Sri Lanka for the past 82 years; we will fight this together and come out of it stronger and more resilient.”

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