HNB ‘Oba Venuwen Api’ initiative donates vital medicines to hospitals


Supporting the Lady Ridgeway and Colombo South Teaching Hospitals during this time of need, HNB PLC donated much needed medication necessary for new born babies and pregnant women through its flagship ‘HNB Oba Venuwen Api’ initiative.

Given the shortage of medication experienced across the island, HNB continued its flagship CSR initiative, established after the onset of the pandemic, to assist the health sector when possible with supplies and machinery. HNB AGM Strategy, Priyanka Wijeratne handed over the medications to Lady Ridgeway Hospital Deputy Director – Dr. Santhusitha Senapathi, while HNB Head of Legal, Shiromi Haloluwa handed medications to Colombo South Teaching Hospital Director – Dr. Sagari Kiriwandeniya.

Fuelled by HNB’s Sustainability Foundation, the ‘Oba Venuwen Api’ initiative is funded by HNB employees contributing a day’s pay at the onset of the pandemic last year. The Bank matched the staff donation to establish the initiative, which has since been allocated for various projects aimed at uplifting healthcare service to combat the pandemic.

This beneficent project that HNB started has delivered urgently required medication to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital and Colombo South Teaching Hospitals. These generous contributions will also be benefited by the Base Hospital Puttalam and the Teaching Hospitals of Peradeniya, Batticaloa, Kandy, Ragama and Kurunegala.