In a move aimed at empowering the economically challenged communities across Sri Lanka, Litro Gas Lanka Ltd recently signed an MOU with the Department of Samurdhi Development – Prajamula Bank Division.
The signing took place between Anil Koswatte, Chairman & CEO of Litro Gas Lanka Ltd and R.P.B.Thilakasiri, Director General, Department of Samurdhi Development – Prajamula Bank Division. Senior officials of both organizations were also in attendance.
Under the agreement, Samurdhi recipients will now be able to upgrade to a Litro Gas cylinder, a cooker and an accessory pack at a concessionary rate, giving them the opportunity to make use of LPG as a clean and safe cooking energy.
The Litro Gas accessory pack exclusively provided for Samurdhi beneficiaries contains a Litro Gas cylinder, cooker, regulator, hose and two safety clips, offered at a special price.
Commenting on the MOU, Anil Koswatte, Chairman & CEO of Litro Gas Lanka, says that empowering communities towards economic upliftment is a key component of the Government’s commitment towards eradicating poverty as envisioned in the National Policy Framework ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ (Saubhagyaye Dakma) of H.E. President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
“Elevating economically disadvantaged communities in this manner contributes towards expanding their livelihoods while enabling their economic upliftment.”
Using cleaner, efficient energy for cooking also supports improving of their living standards, thereby reduce indoor air pollution which is considered a globally critical issues among communities.
“ This initiative with Litro Gas Lanka is commendable and timely for Samurdhi beneficiaries ” says R.P.B Thilakasiri Director General of The Department of Samurdhi Development, “ With this, we are giving them the opportunity to upgrade their living standards while assisting them to make use of the offer in a practical and an affordable manner.”
Janaka Pathirathna, Director Sales & Marketing/Corporate Affairs at Litro Gas Lanka states that this joint proposition will extend and enhance Litro Gas Lanka customer promise to the wider community. “ Litro Gas Lanka will now be reaching out to new segments of the community, giving them access to clean cooking energy, thereby adding a new dimension of efficiency to their lives.”
The initiative will be jointly undertaken by Litro Gas Lanka and regional Samurdhi Prajamula Bank officials and is expected to reach out to economically disadvantaged communities in rural areas across diverse sectors of livelihood.