Union Assurance partnered with Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts to distribute over 3,000 meals to people impacted by the inclement weather as part of Cinnamon’s ‘Meals that Heal’ community project. Amidst the ongoing fight against the pandemic, extreme weather events have impacted over 200,000 individuals across 10 districts in the country. The distribution of meals to displaced communities was conducted in collaboration with the Disaster Management Centre and the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD).
Commenting on the initiative, Jude Gomes, the Chief Executive Officer of Union Assurance stated, “We pledged to provide 3000 meals to those displaced as a result of the floods, to offer some redress for those families living in difficult conditions. We are pleased to have partnered with Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts on this initiative to offer much needed support to our communities in need.”
Meals were distributed on three consecutive days, from 9th to 11th June, in Thunadahena, Pahala Bomiriya, Kothalawala, Welivita, and Welihinda of the Kaduwela municipality, and Panaluwa, Wataraka, and Atigala East of the Homagama DS Division – areas severely impacted by flooding.
“Guided by one of our core values of caring for our people and our communities, ‘Meals that Heal’ is a programme that we are proud to initiate, as an effort to make a difference to our communities by helping them recover and rebuild as we navigate through these challenging times, together. We are delighted to be able to scale this project with Union Assurance and support the flood victims,” stated Kamal Munasinghe, the General Manager of Cinnamon Grand Colombo and Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo.
Union Assurance is a part of the John Keells Group, Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate. It is among the most awarded Insurance companies in Sri Lanka, completing over three decades of success with a market capitalization of Rs. 18.2 Bn, a Life Fund of Rs. 43.8 Bn and a Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) of 326% as at March 2021. Set to empower the Sri Lankan Dream, Union Assurance offers Life Insurance solutions that cover education, health, investment, protection, and retirement needs of Sri Lankans. With 76 branches and an over 3000-strong workforce, Union Assurance continues to invest in people, products, and processes with a customer-centric focus to be responsive to emerging changes in the Life Insurance industry.