Hayleys Group and Staff donate urgent healthcare supplies for COVID-19 Relief

  • Hayleys Group donates healthcare supplies worth Rs.55 M
  • Employee donations of Rs.19.4M matched by Hayleys Group on 1:1 basis

Continuing its efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, leading diversified conglomerate Hayleys, together with its employees, established a fund to be utilised to strengthen healthcare facilities in the country.

Hayleys employees collectively contributed Rs. 19.4 million to the Hayleys Group Fund, which was matched on a 1:1 basis by Hayleys’ companies, thereby jointly contributing a sum of Rs. 38.8 million. The Group’s total contributions equal Rs.55 million to date.

Donations made out of the fund include two ultrasound scanners imported from Japan and handed over to the Ministry of Health, five ventilators directly imported from Switzerland, and donated to the Karapitiya Hospital together with five ICU beds and other items at a cost of approximately Rs.30 million.

Out of the Group fund, the contributions made by subsidiaries Haycarb PLC, Dipped Products PLC and Eco Solutions PLC and its’ staff were utilized to provide Multi-Parameter Monitors and Syringe Pumps valued at Rs. 10.6 million to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH).

“With these donations, the entire Hayleys team is extremely proud to have been able to support the Government and frontline healthcare personnel who are working tirelessly to arrest the spread of the virus,” Hayleys PLC Chairman and Chief Executive Mohan Pandithage said.

In addition to the above donations, Hayleys Group subsidiaries Haycarb PLC and Dipped Products PLC jointly donated much needed medical supplies valued at Rs. 2.6 million to the IDH.

Other donations made by Hayleys companies include 11,500 meters of fabric, from Hayleys Fabric PLC and 19,000 Oxypura masks from Puritas to the Sri Lanka Army and other healthcare personnel in appreciation of their services during this pandemic.

Established in 1878 by Chas. P. Hayley as a trading house in Galle specialising in import and export, the Hayleys Group has since grown to serve as a centrepiece of the Sri Lankan economy while maintaining a global presence of manufacturing and marketing offices across five regions with business interests spanning a total of 16 sectors. Today it stands out as one of Sri Lanka’s most prominent success stories, having been the first listed Sri Lankan corporate to surpass US$ 1 billion in revenue and accounting for 3.4% of the nation’s total export earnings.

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