Written by Bella Dalima
24 Jan, 2014 | 5:00 pm
The MTV / MBC media network together with Unilever Sri Lanka Limited recently donated an operating theatre lamp for surgery at the Cardiothoracic Unit of the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.
An event to present the documentation of this donation to Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, was held last Tuesday. The event was held at the Ministry of Health.
Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena and members of the senior management of MTV and MBC media network, were present at the occasion.
Group Director of Electronic Media Business from The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited, Nedra Weerasinghe shared these views at the event:
“Sirasa TV, as you know – the people’s channel – has been a part of the network that revolutionised the media landscape here in Sri Lanka over the past 20 years. We have been touching people’s lives over the past twenty years. So, as the Capital Maharaja Group, especially through its media network, we continue to bring relief, continue to touch people’s lives and also we believe we can make a difference to the patients that visit the Karapitiya Hospital. As a responsible media network, when Unilever approached us on this initiative we had no hesitation.”
Minister of Health, Maithripala Sirisena also shared views at the event:
“This equipment is used most of the time to save lives. Equipment that is very valuable has been donated to you.On behalf of the government and all other institutions including the Ministry of Health I wish to thank the Sirasa Media Network and Uniliver Flora.The Sirasa Media Network not only rendered a service to the field of media in the country but also carried out a tremendous amount of work for the betterment of the public. We are aware of the work carried out by Sirasa when people were affected by the floods.
If I recall, it was your media institutions that went all over the country to make the people aware of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting , than any other media. You set that example as a media institution. That is why Sirasa has won the hearts of the people. Some of those who commit wrongs are afraid of Sirasa. If you dont commit wrongs you do not need to be a afraid …”
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