Chairman of Charith Group of Companies, Dr Sir. Clarence Kumarage added another feather to his cap when the Human Rights Organization presented an ‘Award of Excellence’ recently.
This taking into account the prominence of Dr Sir. Kumarage plays in the field of human rights.
One of his key initiatives by him was to assist employees who were shunned from their workplaces due to the employee stuffing financial losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, “I spent around Rs. 1. 7 million from my personal funds to provide dry rations to families in lockdown areas and provided them with medical supplies and also protective gear.”
Another initiative I undertook was to provide my transport to employees who were stuck in Colombo to get back to their native places especially in the South and Uva provinces.
“Armed with the Human Rights Organization presented ‘Award of Excellence’ I want to get involved in discourse for Sri Lanka in Geneva and remain the world of the great humanitarian operation as our security forces led towards the end of the war to save the peoples from the clutches of the LTTE.”
He said that while the government is battling from the diplomatic angle he is keen to rally some international business leaders, especially from the UK to speak on behalf of Sri Lanka.
Dr Sir. Kumarage was earlier presented with a Knighthood at the 56th World Congress of Integrated Medicines, organized by Medicina Alternativa and Open International University for Complementary Medicines, (OIUCM). He is also the only Knight Commander of Asia pacific from Sri Lanka.
Dr Kumarage, who represented Sri Lanka was honoured with Knighthood at the event. Dr Kumarage was the only Sri Lankan to receive this prestigious recognition and he would now represent the ‘Honourable Society of Knights.’
“Since I have many business links with the UK I want to use this to portray a positive Human rights image of Sri Lanka through UK business circles.”
The Charith Group of Companies, based at the World Trade Center is a diversified family-owned venture, has several divisions such as Charith Enterprises, (Import and Export Arm) Charith Cosmetics (Importers and Distributors of Amin’s and Gold Herbal Black Henna, Royal Black Hair Shampoo) Charith Filling Station, (Operates at Rattanapitiya, Baddegama and Ambalangoda), Charith Empire (Importers of the branded hotel and household items) and Charith Holiday Resort Nuwara Eliya.
Jayani Nilushika Kumarage is the Managing Director of Charith Group, while his two children Charith Kumarage and Jini Kumarage are Director Marketing and Director Business Development respectively