Mortein assists flood victims

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Mortein, handed over a stock of Mortein coils to Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Disaster Management as part relief assistance to flood affected families of the Eastern and Southern Provinces and other affected arrears recently at the Ministry of Disaster Management.

Coils worth over Rupees half a million was donated to be distributed to the flood affected victims in the eastern and southern regions as part of a relief assistance programme organised by the Ministry of Disaster Management. Mortein Coils were also distributed through the Save the Children Fund to displaced persons in the Eastern province.

The Managing Director of Reckitt Benckiser, Rahul Murgai speaking on the Company’s initiative towards the relief assistance to the people stated “Mortein has always worked island-wide to assist in the eradication of mosquito menace through awareness campaigns educating the people on how to control the spread of mosquito borne diseases. This programme is another aspect of this initiative.”

Surangi Fernando, Product Group Manager commenting on the relief assistance campaign stated “that in the aftermath of the floods following torrential rain, it was important to provide them with Mortein products to eradicate the mosquito menace which would otherwise give rise to diseases among the families of flood victims in the affected areas”.

Mortein is the complete pest protection brand renowned both locally as well as globally. “The product range consists of Coils, Aerosols, Vaporizers, Mats, Refills and Rat products, with Mortein commanding the market leader position in almost all the segments.”

Mortein is marketed by Reckitt Benckiser (Lanka) Ltd.

Dettol reaches out to the flood victims in the East

Dettol, a leading brand of Reckitt Benckiser and a global leader in health and hygiene, provided relief assistance to affected families in the East in the aftermath of the recent floods. Dettol donated over half a million rupees worth of products to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Save the Children Fund for distribution amongst the flood effected victims.

Dettol is also carrying out awareness programs on cleanliness and good health and hygiene habits in order to further emphasize the importance of personal hygiene especially during the floods, where the risk of germs is greater.

“Dettol has always stood for providing good health and hygiene for the people of Sri Lanka, and when we were given the opportunity to extend the Dettol protection by donating Dettol products, we were happy to do so with both, the Ministry of Disaster Management as well as Save the Children Fund,” said Rahul Murgai, Managing Director of Reckitt Benckiser. “As people return to their homes after the floods, it is important to create awareness of the good hygiene and cleanliness habit required to combat diseases and illnesses that may follow in the wake of such disasters” said Mr. Sinclair Cruse, Sales Director of Reckitt Benckiser. “Dettol over the years have implemented different initiatives to improve health and hygiene awareness in Sri Lanka such as the “Dettol Protects” campaign. ‘This donation of Dettol products is yet another step by which Dettol hopes to improve the health and hygiene of Sri Lankan people” said Ms. Shameena Pallie, Dettol Product Group Manager.