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Symbolical donation of surgical equipment worth over Rs.24 million by PLC  CEO/GM D.P. Kumarage to Sri Lanka Orthopaedic Association President Consultant Dr. H.J. Suraweera

 

People’s Leasing and Finance PLC to coincide with its 20th anniversary donated surgical equipments worth over Rs.24 million to emergency units of 15 government hospitals. To coincide with this, PLC also spearheaded a walk under the theme, ‘Let’s prevent road accidents’ held in Colombo to make the public aware of ways and means to avoid 
road accidents.


Donation of surgical equipment was made symbolically by PLC CEO/General Manager D.P. Kumarage with PLC Director cum People’s Bank CEO N. Vasantha Kumar at the official unveiling ceremony of Colombo National Hospital’s refurbished training centre auditorium. Sets of surgical equipment to be given to 15 government hospitals were symbolically handed over to Sri Lanka Orthopaedic Association (SLOA)President Consultant Dr. H.J. Suraweera by PLC CEO/General Manager 

D.P. Kumarage.
Further to this on a request made by Colombo National Hospital Director Dr. Anil Jasinghe, PLC refurbished the national training centre auditorium of the Accident and Orthopaedic Unit at the Colombo National Hospital incurring a cost of Rs.4 million. It is significant; refurbishing was done after 25 years of commissioning of the auditorium, where over 25,000 professionals receiving 
training annually. 


Under the refurbishing programme, repairing of electrical lighting system and chairs in the auditorium, mending the ceiling and walls and fixing of a brand-new air conditioner was done. In addition, audio-visual equipment such as computers, printing and scanning machines, digital camera, multi-media projector, projection screen, podium, two laptops, whiteboards and an LED TV were donated by PLC.
PLC also spearheaded a friendly walk in Colombo under the theme, ‘Let’s prevent road accidents’. The walk was jointly organised by PLC head office and branches with its subsidiaries – People’s Insurance Ltd, People’s Microfinance Ltd, People’s Leasing Property Development Ltd, People’s Leasing Fleet Management and People’s Leasing Havelock 
Properties Ltd.


The walk which started from PLC head office at Borella progressed towards the Colombo National Hospital. It was strengthened by the staffs of Accident and Orthopaedic Unit of the Colombo National Hospital, National Transport Commission and children of five schools in the vicinity of Borella comprising over 1,500 walkers. 


Placards carried by walk participants demonstrated many creative communiqués of data on roadside accidents, reasons for accumulated accidents, ways and means to avoid accidents and detrimental effects to the country and the society by roadside accidents. 


The walk was also joined by Deputy Directress Colombo National Hospital Dr. Samiddhi Samarakoon, Sri Lanka Orthopaedic Association (SLOA) President Consultant Dr. H.J. Suraweera and members including Surgeon, G.L. Punchihewa, Pushpa Ramyani Zoysa, nursing staff of NHSL, Engineer, National Transport Commission Chairman M.A.P. Hemachandra and respective staff. Sri Lanka Police Traffic Headquarters and OIC’s of Borella, Maradana and Cinnamon Garden police stations and their officers provided their fullest support to carry out this massive awareness walk.

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