Lankapage Logo CP 21 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka donates Ceylon Tea to UK NHS frontline workers
Wed, May 27, 2020, 08:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 27, Colombo: As a gesture of goodwill to support and appreciate the contribution being made by the National Health Service (NHS) UK, which is at the frontline saving lives during the Covid-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka has donated Ceylon tea and disposable gloves to the staff of the NHS UK to coincide with the International Tea Day.

The Sri Lanka Tea Board and six leading tea producers in Sri Lanka, namely, Vintage Teas Ceylon Ltd, English Tea Shop, Tea Trends Export Ltd, Dilmah Ceylon Tea, Mlesna Ceylon Ltd, Stassen International Pvt Ltd, and manufacturer of disposable gloves Dipped Products Ltd of the Hayleys Group contributed to this generous donation.

Sri Lanka High Commission handed over a consignment of Ceylon tea and gloves to Consultant Respiratory and Head of Respiratory Unit of Medway Hospital in Kent, Dr Gihan Hettiarachchi and his team. Dr Hettiarachchi who was recently featured in the “Good Morning Britain” TV program was applauded by recovered COVID-19 patients for his professionalism and care towards them and their families during their difficult time.

A further donation of Ceylon tea and gloves to Barts Health, the largest NHS Trust in London with 6 partner hospitals including NHS Nightingale London has also been presented.

In a symbolic handover of the items, an assortment of Ceylon tea and a packet of Palm Pro gloves of Hayley was also presented by the High Commission to Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth, UN and South Asia at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The High Commission also assisted the donation of Akbar Premium tea packs by the Conservative Friends of Sri Lanka in the UK to 18 NHS Hospitals.

These donations are emblematic of Sri Lanka’s commitment to the longstanding bilateral relations with the UK, the High Commission in UK said.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Date fixed for hearing of petition filed against price control of eggs
-- [4 hours ago]
Sathosa reduces prices of several essential items
-- [5 hours ago]
World Bank assures continuous support to Sri Lanka
-- [5 hours ago]
Measures underway to make Batticaloa one of the best tourist destinations in 2023
-- [6 hours ago]
President discusses future activities of Sir John Kotelawala Defense University Hospital
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka’s Colombo-based inflation decreases to 61.0 percent in November 2022
-- [6 hours ago]
PMD rejects reports that President is planning to establish District Development Committees
-- [7 hours ago]
Committee on Public Finance considers the Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill
-- [7 hours ago]
Speaker endorses the certificate on the Appropriation (Amendment) Bill
-- [7 hours ago]
Cabinet approves hike in electricity tariffs next year to cover losses incurred by CEB
-- [8 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.