Facemasks, Rapid Antigen Test Kits from private donors
IME Korea and SD Biosensors, through their local counterparts, gifted facemasks for servicemen engaged in preventive work and rapid antigen test kits for COVID-19 diagnoses on Monday (18).
The joint donation was through an initiative taken by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Seoul, Korea in consultation with Army Commander, General Shavendra Silva. The stock included 8,000 facemasks and 10,000 rapid antigen test kits to the value of about Rs 25 million.
General Shavendra Silva accepting the donation symbolically at Army Headquarters in Sri Jayawardenepura commended the donors appreciation of the role of tri-servicemen against COVID-19 transmission.
The local partners of the Korean companies, Warrick SEO, Director, Seek Energy Private Limited, Country Head, Rumesh Ubayasiri and Assistant Manager, Seek Energy Private Limited Udara Senanayake were present at the handing over.
General Shavendra Silva explained the preventive measures carried out by troops and their commitment towards this endeavour. He also spoke of the contribution made by health workers and other stakeholders against the spread of COVID-19.