LOLC Organizes Health and Wellbeing Camp “ Neeroga ” for Employees - 07 Aug 2014

The LOLC Group, as a preferred employer and one of the best places to work in Sri Lanka, successfully organized a two day health camp themed - “Neeroga” - at head office premises recently.

Nearly a thousand employees and their family members took part in the event, which featured a number of well-known medical and healthcare institutions. This is the first ever health and wellness event of this magnitude hosted by the Company.

The health camp was chiefly facilitated by the Human Resources Division of the Group and was ceremonially opened by Mr. Kapila Jayawardena, Group Managing Director/CEO of LOLC in the presence of a large gathering comprised of senior management and staff members.

“Neeroga” Health Camp featured renowned healthcare establishments such as the Nawaloka Hospital, Vision Care, Siddhalepa Hospital, Forever Skin Naturals, whilst other related notable service providers such as the Dangerous Drugs Control Board, Blood Bank, Marine Fitness 365, Yoga instructor - Mr. Chamin Warnakula, Zumba Instructor – Mr. Nalinda Subasinghe, Helpage Sri Lanka, Nestle Lanka PLC, LOLC Insurance Company Ltd and students from the Medical Faculty of Sri Jayawardenapura University also took part.

Parallel to the main event, there were a number of awareness sessions and workshops conducted by renowned medical specialists and institutions in relation to health and wellbeing, fitness, nutrition, Ayurvedic treatments, stress management, vision and hearing, identification and prevention of contemporary ailments and health issues, and many more. Participants were educated about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and overall wellbeing.

In addition, mobile clinics and stalls that were set up at the premises provided employees an opportunity to undergo free medical checkups, vision tests, obtain diagnoses, and special discounts for further medical investigations whilst facilitating other necessary support. A blood donation drive was also simultaneously organized during the two day event.

Commenting, Mr. Kapila Jayawardena said, “The LOLC Group is comprised of 3,000 plus employees and we have placed great emphasis on looking into their overall wellbeing. Over the years, as part of good HR practices we have provided numerous medical and healthcare benefits to our employees and assisted them in their emergency medical needs. We believe that organizing an event of this caliber where we take our resources to the next level; by educating our employees and providing them opportunities to achieve wellness, was a step taken in the right direction to enhance effective employee relations. We hope to take our Neeroga Health Camp to our regional employees and their families, in the near future.”

LOLC has maintained an impressive record of maintaining sound HR structures and employee development initiatives over the years and is one of the top corporate entities in Sri Lanka to be adjudged Gold Winners at the SLITAD People Development Awards and Best Companies to Work for in Sri Lanka.

Seen in picture (L&R above) - Mr. Kapila Jayawardena, Group Managing Director/CEO of LOLC Group, Mr. Pradeep Uluwaduge, Head of Human Resources, LOLC Group and Mr. Gehan Rajapakse, CEO of LOLC Insurance Company Ltd.
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