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ComBank weighs in with support to battle against COVID-19

Presents essential consumables to five state hospitals to protect caregivers and makes a donation to COVID-19 Fund

The CSR Trust of Commercial Bank of Ceylon has made a series of donations of essential equipment to hospitals to support doctors and healthcare personnel battling to treat victims and prevent the spread of the pandemic. 

The National Hospital Colombo, General Hospital Kandy, Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, Base Hospital Teldeniya and Base Hospital Homagama were among the beneficiaries of the Bank’s donations of much-needed consumables that help keep caregivers safe. 

The Bank donated Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits, N95 protective masks, surgical masks, surgical suits and hand sanitizer in bulk as well as in dispenser form to the hospitals based on identified needs. The Bank has also  made a cash donation to the COVID-19 fund established by the government.  

“We truly appreciate the heroism of medical staff on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19 and will continue to support the efforts of the government to protect our country in these challenging times,” Commercial Bank Managing Director Mr S. Renganathan said. “We hope our contributions together with those of our peers in the corporate sector will help lighten the burden on state coffers and shield our caregivers.” 

The first Sri Lankan Bank to be listed among the Top 1000 Banks of the World and the only Sri Lankan bank to be so listed for nine years consecutively, Commercial Bank is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The Bank, which won more than 50 international and local awards in 2019, operates a network of 268 branches and 865 ATMs in Sri Lanka. 

Commercial Bank’s overseas operations encompass Bangladesh, where the Bank operates 19 outlets; Myanmar, where it has a Representative Office in Yangon and a Microfinance company in Nay Pyi Taw; and the Maldives, where the Bank has a fully-fledged Tier I Bank with a majority stake.