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Port City Colombo provides protective gear worth over Rs. 6 m to personnel in essential services


CHEC Port City Colombo yesterday donated surgical masks and gloves to the people carrying out daily duties at the Manning Wholesale Market in Pettah, which has been providing an essential service to the public during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The company also handed over a large quantity of protective gear to the Police force yesterday. In addition, another donation will be made next week to the Health and Commerce Ministries to be distributed among hospitals and those engaged in other essential services. The donations are worth over Rs. 6 million. More donations to the tri-forces and frontline workers will follow.

The workers at the Manning Wholesale Market received the donated items in the presence of Colombo Senior DIG Deshabandu Thennakoon and senior officials of Port City Colombo representing its Managing Director Jiang Houliang.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Sri Lanka saw a large deficit in masks and other protective gear for public use with the rise in demand. Recognising the service Manning Market provides in the daily distribution of fresh produce to Colombo’s populace, Port City Colombo took this initiative to ensure that the people providing these services are protected.

Supporting the Government’s efforts to combat the crisis, Port City Colombo urges all Sri Lankans to be responsible and stay at home, maintain good hygiene and remain vigilant.