Dialog Axiata with Manusath Derana donates essentials to hospitals

Amali Nanayakkara, Group Chief Marketing Officer of Dialog Axiata PLC, presents donation of essential items to Dr. Hasitha Aththanayake, Director of IDH.

In its continued efforts to support affected communities in their hour of need, Dialog Axiata PLC, partnered with TV Derana to launch the 3rd rendition of the ‘Dialog with Manusath Derana’ initiative to provide relief to hospitals and affected families in areas under lockdown.

 This nationwide response initiative is part of the multitude of projects being conducted by Dialog to support the national efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 3rd rendition kicked off on May 18 and is scheduled to be carried out for two weeks. This initiative aims at assisting hospitals across the island to sustain their daily operations. In addition to this, it will also parallelly see to the delivery of dry rations packs being distributed to Sri Lankans in lockdown areas.

This response effort follows similar initiatives organized by Dialog during the first two outbreaks of Coronavirus in the country. The first ‘Dialog with Manusath Derana’ initiative saw the daily distribution of packaged dry rations for approximately 6 weeks to over 128,000 people in 400+ villages across 22 districts and the second initiative covered 46,000 people in 10 districts in 22 days.

The entire process of purchasing, packaging and distributing dry rations are done in accordance with the health and safety guidelines mandated by government health authorities to minimize the risk of spread of the coronavirus.