Stepping up to the occasion during a national crisis in a proactive gesture, Litro Gas Lanka provided 98 households affected by the Meethotamulla catastrophe with cooking effects consisting of a 12.5 kg LPG Cylinder, accessory pack and a double burner cooker. The initial donation for 30 families was held on 24 April at the Laksanda Sevana housing complex, Salamulla, Kolonnawa. As the national hearth provider, Litro Gas Lanka is ideally suited to provide this apt and pragmatic solution to a timely requirement of the victims of the Meethotamulla calamity.
“The courage and endurance of the victims of the Meethotamulla tragedy has been inspiring to witness. As a responsible corporate entity that recognises the humanity in all of us we looked for a meaningful way to help our fellow Sri Lankans in their time of need. We felt that providing much needed cooking equipment and fuel at this moment would be a practical and a timely contribution,” commented Litro Gas Lanka Managing Director Muditha Pieris.
On 14 April while Sri Lanka celebrated the dawn of Sinhalese and Hindu New Year, the garbage dump in Meethotamulla, Kolonnawa collapsed killing a number of people and destroying many houses in the area. While the security forces, the government, concerned citizens and several foreign countries continue to provide assistance to the victims, moving forward each household will require further assistance from various quarters to rebuild their lives. “The initial donation ceremony during which we presented our contributions to 30 households was a humbling experience to all of us. We hope our gesture will be of help both practically and psychologically to all members of the 98 families,” added Director – Sales and Marketing/Corporate Affairs Chaminda Ediriwickrama. Litro Gas Lanka Ltd. (LGLL) is the largest importer and supplier of LP Gas in Sri Lanka. Operating the country’s only import terminal and filling facility which has the capacity to cater to the LPG needs of the entire Island, the Company is also the oldest gas supplier in the country and has comprehensive coverage through an island wide network.