SLFFA donates wall cupboards, theatre cupboards and trolleys to Lady Ridgeway Hospital

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Handing over one of the many items to LRH Consultant Paediatric Surgeon Dr. Chaminda Sooriyarachchi in the presence of Past Chairman Jagath Pathirane and staff



The Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders’ Association (SLFFA) continuing with its CSR initiatives, donated wall cupboards, theatre cupboards and trolleys to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH) Colombo. The total project cost was Rs. 1 million. This is an ongoing CSR project SLFFA has undertaken with the LRH since 2012 to upgrade the existing facilities in the hospital. To-date SLFFA has donated over Rs. 5 million for various projects undertaken by the Association. 

At a handing over ceremony held recently, members of the SLFFA Executive committee handed over the equipment to the LRH officials. The proceeds received was under the leadership of Expolanka Freight Ltd. Director/CEO Jagath Pathirane, during his Chairmanship of SLFFA.

The Lady Ridgeway Hospital, established in 1895, is considered today as the largest specialised children’s hospital in the world with more than 1,100 beds. In addition, it serves approximately 3,000 outdoor patients daily. The Government of Sri Lanka under its policy of providing free medical facilities for all continues to provide and support LRH even today. As we believe that the children are the future of a country, by lending a helping hand to this project will support to build a healthy society to serve the generations to come.

SLFFA, established in 1981, is the apex body of Freight Forwarders’ in Sri Lanka. The Association collected funds for this project through sponsorships at its biennial Dinner Dance held in November 2018. The primary contributors and the sponsors were; main sponsor of the event Expolanka Freight Ltd. and as Co-sponsors; Hayleys Advantis and SLFFA Cargo Services Ltd. contributed towards this cause. The South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) was the Strategic Partner of the event and other primary contributors under Platinum Sponsors were APS Logistics Ltd., Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT), CL Synergy Freight Partners, Emirates Sky Cargo, Euro Asia Cargo Ltd., Inter Air & Sea Logistics Ltd., McLarens Holdings Ltd., Pership Synergy, Sea Trade Services Ltd., Turkish Airlines, Vinflair Logistics Ltd., Freight Links International Ltd., Speedmark Transportation Lanka Ltd. 

SLFFA also wishes to place on record its gratitude to all SLFFA members, Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors and all other contributors who assisted this event through their generous contributions and tremendous support.

SLFFA wishes to place on record the tremendous support that was given by Dr. Chandima Sooriyaarachchi, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at LRH and his wonderful staff members to make this project a success. 

Current Chairman Mr. Roshan Silva. Among others were hospital staff and SLFFA Exco.