Capital market donation drive provides COVID-19 related medical equipment to 10 hospitals
Thu, Aug 19, 2021, 08:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Aug 19, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), Stockbroker 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, nonrebreather masks, personal protective equipment and consumables.
Participating Stockbroker Firms 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 Viraj Dayaratne PC, the Chairman
of CSE Dumith Fernando and President of the Colombo Stock Brokers Association 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.”