From April 5 to April 8, the Colombo Port City Project Company donated 6 million rupees worth of protective supplies such as masks, gloves, goggles and protective clothing to eight departments and organizations of Sri Lanka, including the government, hospitals and wholesale markets in batches. These supplies include 600 N95 masks, 50,000 disposable masks, 150 sets of protective clothing, 30,000 pairs of disposable gloves, 200 goggles and 20 isolation covers. The event was covered by Xinhua News Agency, Daily Financial Times, Daily News and other Chinese and Sri Lankan mainstream media.
Rajapaksa - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka posted on Twitter, expressed his gratitude to the Company. “I am very grateful to CHEC for its donation of 6 million rupees worth of epidemic prevention supplies, which will be used by the staff and police doing routine work in the Manning market, and we shall collectively fight against the COVID-19”, said the Prime Minister.
Since late March, Sri Lanka's epidemic prevention and control has intensified, and there has been a significant shortage of epidemic prevention supplies. To control the spread of the disease, the Sri Lankan government declared that the airports would be closed and the whole country would be under martial law. The Project Company attached great importance to the progress of epidemic prevention and control in Sri Lanka, and, adhering to the idea of "fulfilling responsibilities, returning high quality services to the society and establishing win-win cooperation", timely encouraged the purchase and shipment of epidemic prevention supplies from China to Sri Lanka, to help Sri Lanka overcome the ordeal.
As of April 8, the total number of confirmed cases in Sri Lanka has reached 186, with a slight increase in that number every day. This donation will effectively alleviate the shortage of epidemic prevention supplies in Sri Lanka. Moreover, it will fully reflect the profound friendship between China and Sri Lanka and the ideology of a community with a common destiny for mankind. We believe that, with the joint efforts of the Sri Lankan government and all sectors of society, the disease will be effectively controlled, and we hope that the epidemic in Sri Lanka will end as soon as possible, so that this pearl of the Indian Ocean can return to normal life as soon as possible.