SriLankan Airlines and Maldives General Sales Agent, Ace Aviation Services Maldives to hold CSR project in Addu City

PUBLISHED November 26, 2019

SriLankan Airlines, the largest carrier into the Maldives, as well as the sole international airline operating three weekly flights to Gan is celebrating three years of operations to Gan with an important Corporate Social Responsibility Project in the form of a free medical camp from 28th November to 1st December 2019 for the public in Addu City and neighboring atolls.


SriLankan Airlines will be flying in a high-level team of medical specialists from Kauvery Hospital in Tiruchirappalli, India especially for the CSR project, including a neurologist, cardiologist, pulmonologist, endocrinologist, a dietician and support staff.


Jayantha Abeysinghe, the airlines Regional Manager for Sri Lanka & Indian Ocean, said: "As the largest carrier into the Maldives, SriLankan is fully integrated into international travel into and out of the Maldives, as well as Maldivian society in general. We are pleased to be providing this CSR service in partnership with Kauvery Hospital and several other valuable partners."


The medical camp is being carried out in Addu City for residents of Addu, Fuvahmulah and other nearby atolls. A significant number of SriLankans passengers from the Maldives travel to Tiruchirappalli via Colombo for medical treatment. SriLankan held a similar CSR event in 2017.

Nayomi Tennakoon, Area Manager Gan, said: "SriLankan was the first scheduled international airline to commence flying out of Gan Island three years ago, and we are delighted to serve the travelling public in all of the nearby atolls with their travel requirements, via Colombo, and also the important air cargo business into and out of Gan."


This CSR project is jointly organized by SriLankan Airlines and the airlines General Sales Agent in the Maldives, Ace Aviation Services Maldives in partnership with, Kauvery Hospital, the insurance company of Maldives Aasandha Company Ltd, and the Hithadhoo Regional Hospital.  

Kauvery Hospital is a chain of multi-specialty hospitals with a total capacity of 1,250 beds. Two of its multi–specialty hospitals are in Tiruchirappalli along with one of a kind exclusive state of the art cardiac care facility. The hospital has carried out more than 7,000 cardiac surgeries, 1,000 joint replacement surgeries, 2,500 complex cancer surgeries, 5,000 angioplasties, 5,000 open heart procedures, around 50,000 dialyses, and over 1,000 major pediatric cardiology procedures.


SriLankan serves both the Maldivian capital Male' and Gan Island, connecting them through Colombo with its network of destinations. SriLankan has a route network of 130 cities in 58 countries, including codeshare operations in partnership with the worlds finest airlines. SriLankan take pride in operating three flights a week to Gan Island, provides with convenient connections to Singapore, Bangkok, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Canton, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Karachi, Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and many more. A member of the prestigious oneworld global airline partnership, SriLankan Airlines also connects travelers to over 1,000 cities in 160 countries through its oneworld partner airlines. The airline has been consistently winning prestigious accolades, including Leading International Airline in South Asia and Leading Airline Passenger Class Business award, both for the second consecutive year at the South Asian Travel Awards 2019 (SATA); Best Marketing Innovation award from APEX; two awards at the World Travel Awards 2018 Asia and Australasia; Best Full Service Airline in Central & South Asia at the Future Travel Experience Asia Awards; and Innovation in Commercial Airline Cabins at the In-flight Asia Pacific Awards.


Ace Aviation Services Maldives is the General Sales Agent (GSA) for SriLankan Airlines in the Maldives. The company also bagged this years South Asia Travel Awards (SATA) for the Leading Airline GSA award in the Maldives, and for the third consecutive year. Ace Aviation Services Maldives has held similar CSR projects across the Maldives and has been at the forefront during tragedy and disaster.



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