Prime Group Chairman Premalal Brahmanage handing over the non-invasive ventilators to Dr. Sasanka Wedisinghe of District General Hospital, Gampaha
In a concerted attempt to reinforce the national COVID-19 response this Vesak season, Sri Lanka’s leading real estate group, Prime Group recently made a timely donation of two non-invasive ventilators worth Rs. 2.6 million to the newly-established COVID-19 treatment ward at the District General Hospital, Gampaha.
As the Vesak season draws near, the group urges the public to follow in their footsteps to prioritise the internal aspects of the season over traditional festivities and decorations, by engaging instead in acts of compassion, solidarity and generosity to help save lives and livelihoods as the pandemic continues to rage across the island.
The ventilators were handed over to Dr. Sasanka Wedisinghe of District General Hospital, Gampaha by Prime Group Chairman Premalal Brahmanage in the presence of a number of the Group’s directors and members on 21 May. This addition bolsters the hospital’s treatment capacity from four units to six units, further empowering the hospital to deliver life-saving care to a greater number of patients in critical condition.
“Vesak is a time for empathy and giving, and we at Prime Group firmly believe that every good deed is also a good investment. With the pandemic in full force, equitable access to ventilators is a vital pillar in the country’s response to COVID-19, especially as the number of cases continue to rise exponentially. In such a backdrop, we believe this timely donation to District General Hospital, Gampaha will better equip its frontline healthcare team to manage a larger number of patients than was initially possible. As a leading corporate with a vision to make a better place on earth, our team considers it our duty to do our maximum to uplift as many as possible during these unprecedented times and continue to invest our best efforts in bringing an end to this debilitating pandemic, and we invite and encourage our fellow members of the private sector to do so,” stated Prime Group Chairman Premalal Brahmanage.
Prime Group’s donation comes at a time when the rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases has demanded the use of more and more ventilators due to the extreme breathing difficulties the virus causes. This is one among the company’s many initiatives to support both the public and further empower Sri Lanka’s frontline defences against this malice. The company calls upon the support of all private sector organisations to do their part in mitigating the grave implications of the progressing global pandemic, while applauding those who have contributed to these relief efforts.
With over 26 years of expertise, Prime Group is the only ICRA [A-] Stable rated real estate company in Sri Lanka, solidifying their financial stability. The group was also named one of the most respected entities in Sri Lanka for the past three years by LMD. Prime Group was also crowned Sri Lanka’s best developer for the past two years by the largest and most respected real estate awards program in Asia, PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards; having developed multiple award-winning housing and condominium projects.
Prime Group was also accredited among Asia’s Best Brands and The Best Entrepreneur in the year 2018 by Asia One magazine. Prime Group recently shifted from a private family-owned enterprise to a public-owned organisation via an IPO – broad basing its shareholders while earning the status of an iconic international player in the region.