Colombo, September 09, 2020: Strengthening the nation’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Sampath Bank PLC, CBL Group and WSO2 jointly donated a fully equipped PCR laboratory to the Army Hospital in Colombo, recently.
Costing around Rs. 32 million, this state-of-the-art lab has a testing capacity of 600 per day, thereby expanding the national capacity to conduct PCR tests. This added capacity will enable health authorities to expand their testing base, identify those infected with the virus, treat them and ensure that we keep community transmission at near-zero levels.
“The health sector, tri-forces, police and all other essential service personnel led by our government, have been working tirelessly to protect us during this global pandemic. This has helped Sri Lanka minimize the spread of the virus, despite having limited resources. Thanking them for their service, we are honoured to support their efforts with the donation of this PCR laboratory in partnership with CBL and WSO2. We will continue to empower our fellow Sri Lankans and help the nation emerge stronger from this health and economic crisis,” said Nanda Fernando, Managing Director, Sampath Bank.
Established in 1987, Sampath Bank has become a state-of-the-art financial institution that continues to be a market leader today thanks to its constant innovation and customer focused approach to business. Its unique tailor-made solutions, superior services and convenience of access have allowed Sampath Bank to further differentiate itself from the competition and stand out as the bank of choice for many in Sri Lanka.