Korean community donate relief goods for the flood victims

The Korean Businessmen’s Association (KBA) of Sri Lanka donated relief goods worth of about LKR 15 Million to Sri Lanka Police on 2 June 2017, including 5,000 pairs of long boots, 10,000 pairs of rubber gloves, 1,000 pairs of gloves for industrial use and 2,500 soaps. The goods will be distributed to the people affected by the recent floods and landslides as soon as possible. The relief items were sponsored by member companies of the KBA, such as S&S Lanka Gloves Ltd. (S&S) and Carnival World Ltd.Apart from this, one of Korea’s leading companies, SK Engineering and Construction (SK E&C) has made a cash donation of USD 20,000 as relief assistance to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Korea. Mr. Moon Sang Hak, Vice President of Global Business Development of SK E&C, conveyed the Donation for Flood Relief Fund to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Korea on 2 June 2017.  Meanwhile, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is also expediting the process to deliver humanitarian assistance worth of USD 300,000 (comprising family tents, blankets and tarpaulins) which the Korean Government pledged to provide to Sri Lanka following the disaster. read more

GPHCs first Christmas baby is a Boy

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPresident promises better conditions for GPHC’s maternity wardDecember 26, 2015In “Politics”President visits GPHC’s Maternity Ward on Christmas DayDecember 25, 2016In “Local News”Baby boy is GPHC’s first newborn for 2019January 1, 2019In “Health” Malvin Heywood is the first Christmas newborn at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Born to Malinie Rose, little Malvin arrived into the world at 12:02 am on December 25, 2017.According to a release from the Department of Public Information (DPI), President David Granger, First Lady Sandra Granger and Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence, were among the first along with other GPHC officials and staff, to pay a visit to the child and mother at the Post Natal ward of the Maternity Unit.This is in keeping with the tradition of visiting the public hospital and presenting gifts to babies born on Christmas day.The President, First Lady and Public Health Minister share a light moment with Malinie Rose, mother of the first Christmas BabyA small hamper was handed over to the mother, bearing the basic necessities needed for the baby at this stage, in addition to a token for the baby. Other mothers who also gave birth on Christmas morning were not left out.Up to the time of President Granger’s visit, there were five healthy Christmas babies, four girls, one boy, delivered. According to the senior staff in the maternity unit, another two babies are expected to be delivered bringing the total to seven.The President also visited other mothers who have given birth to babies over the weekend and are recovering. At the time of the President’s visit, 68 mothers with babies (36 boys and 32 girls) have been registered in the maternity unit’s post-natal unit.Meanwhile, Minister Lawrence extended the Christmas cheer to those children who were currently admitted to the pediatric ward. There she distributed a number of toys and other choice Christmas presents. The staff of these maternity and pediatric units also received presents from both the President and the Public Health Minister. read more