SriLankan Airlines’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm, SriLankan Cares, has taken to the cause of airlifting essential medicines gifted by Malaysian donors to hospitals in Sri Lanka, free of freight charges, as the country faces its most acute medicine shortage in its history.
Working with SriLankan Cargo, the airlines set to implement the long-term humanitarian project which aims to channel medical product donations from Malaysia and other countries to hospitals in Sri Lanka.
The project is also representative of the Sri Lankan national carrier’s enduring commitment to espouse national causes in the country’s hour of need, said the airlines in a statement.
The CSR project also being facilitated by the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Malaysia and has already airlifted several consignments of medicines weighing up to 6,000kg.
Several organisations have contributed medicinal donations including the Global Federation of Chinese Business Women, Fo Guang Shan Malaysia, Unimed Sdn Bhd, Rotary Club of Malaysia, Malaysian Sinhalese Association, and Friends@Charity, with more donations to be expected.