The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), Stock broker Firms and the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) collaborated recently on a community engagement project focused on donating Rs. 9.6 million worth COVID-19 related medical equipment to 10 hospitals around the country.
This capital market donation drive was successful in meeting vital equipment and supply needs of the District General Hospital of Avissawella, District General Hospital of Mannar, District General Hospital of Polonnaruwa, Homagama Base Hospital, Kinniya Base Hospital, North Colombo Teaching Hospital, Teaching Hospital Karapitiya, Teaching Hospital Mahamodara, the National Hospital and Weligama Divisional Hospital.
The initiative made donations of multi-parameter monitors, syringe pumps, high-flow nasal oxygen therapy devices, CPAP Machines, ECG Machines, oxygen concentrators, a piped medical gas system,non-rebreathermasks, personal protective equipment and consumables.
Participating StockbrokerFirms include Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd, Asha Securities Limited, Asia Securities (Pvt) Ltd, Bartleet Religare Securities (Pvt) Ltd, CTCLSA Securities (Pvt) Ltd, Candor Equities Ltd, Capital Alliance Securities (Pvt) Ltd, Capital Trust Securities (Pvt) Ltd, Enterprise Ceylon Capital (Pvt) Ltd, First Capital Equities (Pvt) Ltd, First Guardian Equities (Pvt) Ltd, JB Securities (Pvt) Ltd, LOLC Securities Ltd, Lanka Securities (Pvt) Ltd, NDB Securities (Private) Ltd, Nation Lanka Equities (Pvt) Ltd, S C Securities (Pvt) Ltd, Softlogic Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd and Taprobane Securities (Pvt) Ltd.
Issuing a joint statement on the initiative, the Chairman of the SEC Mr. Viraj Dayaratne PC, the Chairman of CSE Mr. Dumith Fernando and President of the Colombo Stock Brokers Association Mr. Jaliya Wijeratne stated “We are pleased to bring together capital market stakeholders to support the equipment and supplies needs of hospitals in the frontline of managing the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka at this crucial juncture. We would also like to convey our sincere appreciation for the efforts of healthcare professionals and related personnel as they work tirelessly to combat and control COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.”