Press Release

Port City Colombo provides over Rs. 6 mn worth protective gear to personnel in essential services amid COVID-19 outbreak

05 April 2020, Colombo- CHEC Port City Colombo, today, donated surgical masks and gloves to the people carrying out daily duties at the Manning Wholesale Market in Pettah, which has been providing an essential service to the public during the COVID 19 outbreak.

The company handed over another large quantity of protective gear to the police force today. Another donation will be made next week to the Health and Commerce Ministries to be distributed among hospitals and those engaged in other essential services. The donations are worth over Rs. 6 million. More donations to the tri-forces and frontline workers will follow. The workers at the Manning Wholesale Market received the donated items in the presence of Colombo Senior DIG Deshabandu Thennakoon and senior officials of Port City Colombo representing its Managing Director Jiang Houliang.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Sri Lanka saw a large deficit in masks and other protective gear for public use with the rise in demand. Recognising the service Manning Market provides in the daily distribution of fresh produce to Colombo’s populace, Port City Colombo took this initiative to ensure that the people providing these services are protected.

Supporting the government’s efforts to combat the crisis, Port City Colombo urges all Sri Lankans to be responsible and stay at home, maintain good hygiene and remain vigilant .

About Port City Colombo

Port City Colombo is a brand new city development built as an extension of the existing Colombo CBD, with an initial investment of US$1.4 billion and an expected US$15 billion overall investment when completed. Spanning 269 hectares, it is a sea reclamation project connected to the current central business district.

Port City Colombo is made up of 5 precincts- a financial district, central park living, international island, the marina and island living.

When completed, Port City Colombo is estimated to have 5.7 million square metres of built space, boasting some of the best in design in terms of grade A offices, medical facilities, educational facilities, an integrated resort, a marina, retail destinations, hotels and other lifestyle developments. Using the latest sustainable city design and smart city concepts, Port City Colombo will be the hub of South Asia.