Business News Sri Lanka: CEAT Kelani Holdings recently made a donation of Rs 2 million towards the cost of construction of a new 106-bed Army Hospital at Pallakele in Kandy. The donation is in addition to numerous initiatives already undertaken by Sri Lanka’s top tyre manufacturer to support communities and stakeholders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donation was presented by CEAT Kelani Managing Director Mr Ravi Dadlani to Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army and Acting Chief of Defence Staff, who is also the Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak. Mr Dadlani said the company had the utmost admiration for the Sri Lanka Army’s role at the frontlines of the battle to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, and felt it is the Company’s duty to support these efforts.
CEAT is also currently funding and coordinating a multi-pronged three-month public safety programme, working with the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) to improve safety and hygiene facilities for commuters as well as bus crews, supporting lorry crews with personal safety kits and sanitisation of lorries serving key market locations and is helping sustain workers at tyre dealerships around the country.
CEAT Kelani Holdings, which manufactures nearly half of Sri Lanka’s pneumatic tyre requirements, is considered one of the most successful India – Sri Lanka joint ventures in the manufacturing sector. The joint venture’s cumulative investment in Sri Lanka to date totals Rs 8 billion, inclusive of Rs 3 billion committed in January 2018 for expansion of volumes, technology upgrades and new product development.
Pictured here at the presentation of CEAT Kelani’s donation towards the construction of the new Army Hospital in Kandy are the Company’s Managing Director Mr Ravi Dadlani and General Shavendra Silva.