Educating the public on road safety and traffic rules by Union Assurance and Sri Lanka Police
August 3, 2012 11:06 am
Colombo, 2nd August 2012 - Union Assurance (UA) together with the Sri Lanka Police launched a public awareness program on road safety, thus extending their CSR initiatives on ‘Safety Awareness and Education’.
With the two
main CSR platforms of UA being;‘Health Education and Awareness Creation’ and‘Safety
Awareness and Education’, yearlong programmes are organized to carry out the
During the month of June, UA joined hands with the Ministry of Health to launch an awareness program on the prevention of dengue fever under the platform of ‘Health Education and Awareness Creation’. Likewise, the month of July is dedicated to the awareness of road safety in conjunction with the Sri Lanka Police. A media briefing was held at the Union Assurance auditorium recently whereMr. Dirk Pereira – CEO, Union Assuranceexplained the programme objectives, followed by an address by Mr. Dissanayake-Inspector of Police,OIC information & technology.
general public took place in two phases with over 5,000 staff of UA setting
about to distribute over 200,000 leaflets on Traffic Rules and Road Safety
during the day. It is important to note that another 25,000 leaflets on Child
Seatbelt Safety were also distributed to educate parents as to the best
practice when driving with children in their vehicles.
In parallel to this, educational programs are to be carried out by the Sri Lanka Police in over 70 schools to educate school children. This will include presentations, demonstrations and quizzes.
As a responsible insurer working for the nation for over 25 years, Union Assurance continues to assist the Sri Lanka Police in conducting these programs, contributing towards the increasing awareness on safety and wellbeing of all Sri Lankan citizens.