From left: Hettigoda Group Managing Director Asoka Hettigoda and Hettigoda Group Chairman Deshabandu Ayur. Dr. Victor Hettigoda (LittD) handing over the cheque to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
The social and economic implications of COVID-19 are unprecedented as the impact is being felt all over the world. The impact on developing countries like us shows prolonged multiple impacts as the economic contractions has affected many industries.
Amidst this national disaster, people of Sri Lanka stood strong facing unprecedented challenges. Tireless efforts by the Government of Sri Lanka, health care sector and tri-forces are commendable as we were able to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
Siddhalepa sincerely believes that, if not for the exemplary leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa the impact on economy and social life would have been exponential. The COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund was established with the objective of strengthening the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country and it is a great social and economic relief for the country wide affected communities.
Siddhalepa has been with the people of Sri Lanka through numerous adversities to the nation. Whether it is Tsunami, flood or any other disaster faced by the country, Siddhalepa has come to the forefront to look after our people by being a great example of corporate social responsibility. Siddhalepa identified the importance of educating and producing immune boosting products for the community in the fight against COVID-19. Hence it initiated a project to donate ‘Ayurveda Immunity Boosting Products’ to the frontliners of the battle. Siddhalepa, the leader of Ayurveda industry in Sri Lanka, donated several bulks Ayurveda medicines to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH) and to the Sri Lanka Army.
Following many donations at the needy time, Siddhalepa donated Rs. 5 m the o COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund. The donation cheque was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapakse by Hettigoda Group Chairman Deshabandu Ayur. Dr. Victor Hettigoda (LittD) and Managing Director Asoka Hettigoda on 28 September at the Presidential Secretariat, Colombo.
As the country’s pioneer and leading Ayurveda products manufacturer, Ayurveda health-care service provider and promoter, Hettigoda Group with a heritage of over 200 years, passing on to the sixth generation, is playing a key role in shaping the future of Ayurveda industry in Sri Lanka and the Asian region. Its flagship brand ‘Siddhalepa’ is now a household name and it is the ‘Vedamahattaya in every household’. Its consumers, the people of Sri Lanka have shown the trust and faith towards it and embraced Siddhalepa for 85 years.
In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka, the wisdom of Ayurveda and its remedies to enhance immunity has been recognised by the medical authorities and the Government of Sri Lanka. The wisdom of Ayurveda, clearly explains how a disease can be contagious and also how it can be prevented. Ayurveda focuses on preventing diseases as much as curative remedial procedures and it states that immunity, physical and mental strength and hygienic practices are the paramount means to prevent a disease from spreading and becoming contagious.
Siddhalepa wishes good health and protection to all frontliners who tirelessly combat COVID-19 and speedy economic revival.