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20th February 2020 17:38:57 Hours

Impressed with Army Quarantine, Private Donor Gifts Protective Kits

‘Ansell Lanka (Pvt) Ltd’, impressed with the Army’s excellent management of Sri Lankans who were brought down from China’s Wuhan Province in the wake of Coronavirus (Covid-19) threat, contributing the company’s share to any future emergencies met Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters this morning (20) and donated 25 sophisticated body protection kits for use in the Army.

Lithuania-manufactured stock of those kits, valued over US $ 5000/= is capable of resisting infectious bacteria, chemical and biological reactions, viral infections and basically all vulnerable contamination risks. The donation was coordinated by Brigadier Sisira Pilapitiya, Director Personnel Administration at the Army Headquarters in coordination with the donors.

Those protective kits which are reusable after disinfection were originally produced against Ebola virus that erupted in West Africa some years ago and were found highly effective to serve the purpose. The same company earlier donated 25 more of those body protection kits to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) at Mulleriyawa soon after the stock was brought down to Sri Lanka.

Lieutenant General Silva thanked the donors for their appreciative gesture and the confidence they have towards the Army.

Mr Agustin Portillo, Director and General Manager Ansell Lanka, Mr Tissa Talagune, Senior Manager, HR, Mr Tyrell Clifford, Senior Manager, Supply Chain and Mr Dharshana Abayaweera, Senior Manager, R & D of Ansell Lanka were present during the occasion.