HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) together with the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (CCLSL) launched a community initiative to create awareness on the COVID-19 vaccination drive by way of a series of videos hosted on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube featuring Doctors of the College speaking on various aspects with regards to getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Chief Executive Officer of HNBA and its fully owned subsidiary, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI), Prasantha Fernando stated, “HNBA and CCPSL have been working in collaboration for more than five years focusing on fostering healthy living within the community through the various initiatives that have been carried out over the years. As an insurer, and more importantly a responsible corporate citizen we thought it would be timely for us to work with CCPSL at this important juncture in the fight against COVID-19 when vaccinations are being rolled out to encourage as many people as possible to get inoculated”.

Dr. Nihal Abeysinghe, President of CCPSL stated, “Over the past few years CCPSL and HNBA has worked together in promoting healthy living initiatives through symposiums and various other activities across the country and this is another special initiative to both CCPSL and HNBA.”

Head of Marketing and Customer Experience of HNB Assurance, Dinesh Yogaratnam said, “this initiative was launched with the primary purpose of getting the correct facts regarding COVID-19 vaccine out there into the community. Therefore, we worked with the College to develop a series of short videos in Sinhala, Tamil and English that focused on areas such as addressing common misconceptions.”