HNB donates 50 large water tanks to drought victims

Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

In response to the prevailing drought in the Polonnaruwa district, Hatton National Bank (HNB) recently donated fifty 1,000 litre water tanks to the district, providing thousands of people with much needed access to clean drinking water. The tanks have been placed in densely populated areas in Medirigirya and Dimbulagala in order to benefit people suffering from a scarcity of hygienic drinking water due to the drying up tube wells and public wells. This donation has provided immense relief to these people who have undergone enormous physical and mental stress over the past few weeks. The distribution of tanks was organised by the HNB Polonnaruwa Customer Centre under the HNB Sustainability Foundation, the sustainability and CSR arm of HNB, which has four pillars including Health, Education, Entrepreneurship and Environment. This project is the latest in HNB’s long history of responsible corporate citizenship. Here donation of water tanks in the Polonnaruwa area by officials of the bank (from left): Polonnaruwa Customer Centre Agri Executive W.T.L. Weerasinghe, Aralaganwila Customer Centre Manager Wasala Mahagirilla, Polonnaruwa Customer Centre Manager Sanjaya Samaranayake, North Central Region Development Banking Manager W.M.M. Dissanayake, North Central Region Regional Head Neil C. Rasiah, Polonnaruwa District Secretary Nimal Abeysiri, Polonnaruwa District Asst. Director of Disaster Management Upul Nanayakkara and Medirigiriya Customer Centre Manager R.H.D.N. Karunarathne