In times of national distress, both natural and man made, John Keells will play its role in leading or supporting measures towards providing relief to victims of such disasters and to assist in re-building lives, livelihoods and community infrastructure affected by such disasters.
The companies of the Group together with stakeholders and business partners of the John Keells Group have supported many initiatives in the past such as short and medium-long term tsunami-relief (including provision of housing, schools, etc.), flood relief, aid to internally displaced persons, etc. John Keells staff have readily supported such initiatives by voluntarily contributing material and logistical support in response to the Group’s call. Examples are the 2004 Tsunami and 2009 humanitarian crisis in the North and East following the climax and end of the conflict, where staff voluntarily contributed from their salaries and provided other support.
Destructive floods ravaged many parts of Sri Lanka in January and February 2011 leaving 43 people dead and over a million displaced. The majority of the displaced were accommodated in camps set up by the government, whilst many others took shelter with friends and relatives, temples and churcMore..
The Foundation coordinated the following initiatives by way of assisting Internally Displaced Persons in 2009/10: • John Keells Holdings PLC: 1723 cooking sets purchased with the voluntary contributions of employees of the John Keells Group aggregating to Rs. 2,559,674/06 were hanMore..
Within hours of the Tsunami disaster that struck Sri Lanka in 2004, foreign business partners of the John Keells Group sprang into action offering assistance to the hundreds of thousands affected. The unanimous response of the John Keells Group’s network of foreign partners consisted of funds and relief iMore..