Capital Market donates essential food items to low-income earning families

The 2022 Capital Market Donation Drive organized by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) together with partnering stockbroker firms recently donated essential food items to over 900 families around the country. Acuity Stockbrokers, Asha Securities, Asia Securities, Bartleet Religare Securities, First Capital Equities, First Guardian Equities, J B Securities, Lanka Securities and Softlogic Stockbrokers supported the initiative.

Donations were made to families in Jaffna, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, Matara, Ambalantota, Ratnapura, Negombo, Kandy, Akuregoda, Panadura, Gangodawila and to Civil Employees attached to the Sri Lanka Army through the Army Seva Vanitha Unit. The donation drive coordinated with local authorities in the respective areas to identify low-income earning families registered for Government social security programs and other low-income earning programs.

Issuing a joint statement on the initiative, CSE CEO Rajeeva Bandaranaike and President of the Colombo Stockbrokers Association Jaliya Wijeratne stated “The 2022 capital market donation drive was focused on a food relief project taking into consideration the immediate need to address the food and nutrition requirements of low-income earning communities around the country. We are pleased to have come together as an industry to provide some relief to these families and are hopeful that aid agencies, corporates and other organizations in the private sector will continue to come together to extend a much needed helping hand to affected and vulnerable communities.”

The Capital Market Donation Drive is an annual community engagement initiative organized by capital market stakeholders. In 2021, the initiative donated Rs. 9.6 million worth of COVID-19 treatment related medical equipment and supplies to 10 hospitals around the country at the frontline of managing the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka.

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