Allianz Insurance Lanka
Allianz Lanka, a member of the Munich-based global insurance powerhouse, Allianz SE, has taken another significant step towards promoting sustainable development and ensuring access to clean water in Sri Lanka. This has been accomplished through the installation and donation of a state-of-the-art clean drinking water system at Ra/Higgaswatta Primary School in Kuruwita in Sabaragamuwa Province. This initiative is in line with Allianz Lanka’s commitment to fulfilling UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 06 – clean water and sanitation for all.
Ra/Higgaswatta Primary School, which caters to over 1,000 rural students, faced severe challenges with regard to clean water and sanitation. Recognizing the importance of clean drinking water for a healthy learning environment, Allianz Lanka collaborated with the school authorities to address this issue through a new, functional, high-quality drinking water system. The comprehensive system includes a 150ft-deep tube well and a water purifier unit, completed with a modern plumbing system and electric water pump. The initiative was completed and officially handed over to the school on the 10th of May 2023.
The handover ceremony was a moment of celebration for the students at the school and was attended by Alan Smee – CEO and Country Manager at Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited, Ranga Dias – Chief Distribution Officer, and representatives from Allianz Lanka’s regional sales and management teams. The warm welcome and gratitude extended to the officials from Allianz Lanka at the handover ceremony reflected the profound impact this initiative will have on the daily lives of these deserving schoolchildren.

Alan Smee expressed his enthusiasm and support for the project, saying, “We believe that access to clean water is a fundamental right and an essential component for a healthier society. By installing this clean drinking water system at Ra/ Higgaswatta Primary School, we aim to provide the students with a safe and sustainable source of water, enabling them to thrive and fully immerse themselves in their educational journeys.”

This clean water and sanitation initiative by Allianz Lanka is part of its ongoing commitment to social responsibility and supporting communities in need. The company plans to undertake more clean drinking water system projects in 2023, with this project in Kuruwita marking the first of these endeavours.

Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd. and Allianz Life Insurance Lanka Ltd., known together as Allianz Lanka, are fully-owned subsidiaries of Allianz SE, a global financial services provider with services predominantly in the insurance and asset management businesses, headquartered in Munich, Germany. The global strength and solid capitalization of the Allianz Group, coupled with local expertise and business know-how, have been Allianz Lanka’s powerful formula for success.