Hemas Hospitals hosts noble community outreach initiative under the blessed Esala Full

Moon

In a bid to support low-income communities battling the record rates
of inflation within the country, leading private healthcare provider Hemas Hospitals conducted a
community outreach programme at its primary locations in Wattala and Thalawathugoda on
Esala Full Moon Poya Day, which fell on July 13 th , 2022. Evoking the blessings of the Esala Full
Moon, the programme saw the Hospital’s staff serving a nourishing meal of lunch to thousands
of underprivileged community members at both locations.
The initiative sought to provide lunch to over 2000 low-income earners in the nearby
communities, as well as to individuals jammed in the area’s fuel queues. The day’s activities
took place under the auspices of Most Venerable Panditha Vijitha Ransi Thero of
Thalawathugoda Sri Baudharama Temple, Hikgoda Chandima Thero, and Rev. Rajitha
Liyanage of St. Anne’s Church Wattala, all of whom went on to admire the noble initiative led by
Hemas Hospitals.
Commenting on their latest outreach programme, Hemas Hospitals and Laboratories Managing
Director Dr. Lakith Peiris stated, “With skyrocketing inflation rates, it is becoming more and more
challenging for Sri Lanka’s underpriviledged communities to access the three meals they need
to survive. As a responsible corporate entity and a respected pillar in the private healthcare
sector, this initiative was us acting on our duty to take care of these communities, especially
those who live near our primary locations in Wattala and Thalawathugoda. My gratitude goes
out to our employees who were present on the day as well as to the clergy who so generously
took the time to join this cause,”
Steered by the Hospital chain’s management, the noble initiative witnessed participation from a
large number of hospital’s employees and the leadership team, including Hemas Hospitals and
Laboratories Managing Director Dr. Lakith Peiris.
About Hemas Hospitals
Established in 2008 with the launch of its pioneering facility in Wattala, followed by a second
hospital in Thalawathugoda, Hemas Hospitals has today grown into one of the most advanced
hospital chains in Sri Lanka. A subsidiary of Hemas Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s leading
conglomerates with a focus on FMCG, healthcare, mobility and strategic investments, the
hospital chain has pioneered global best practices in Sri Lanka, setting a steep benchmark for

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quality and patient safety. It is the first internationally accredited hospital chain in Sri Lanka with
the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI) certificate, the gold seal
of international hospital accreditations for safety, quality and superior clinical outcomes while
also being the only Sri Lankan organisation to have its Integrated Management System
accredited by the U.K.-based LMS Certification Limited. The organisation also provides a wide
array of surgical and medical specialties and has established an island-wide network of clinical
laboratories.

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