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EXPOLANKA HOLDINGS PLC
INTEGRATED ANNUAL REPORT 2021/22
Ocean Conservation Awareness through
X-Press Pearl Disaster Relief - Phase 1
X-Press Pearl Disaster Relief - Phase 2
EFL NextGen initiative was launched under
EFL’s Global Goodness brand to inspire the next
generation of leaders - our children. The first project
of EFL NextGen was an awareness session on
the importance of preserving marine life and was
organized in December 2021. Several employees and
their children travelled to a Sea Turtle Conservation
Centre in Southern Sri Lanka for this project.
Following the disaster, EFL partnered with the National
Fisheries Solidarity Organization (NAFSO) and the Sri
Vimukthi Fisher-women Organization to identify 70
families in Munnakari, a local fishing village whose
livelihoods were. We then provided them with basic
food supplies including dry rations in June 2021.
In June 2021, we handed over essential equipment
and safety gear to the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to
assist recovery efforts at Sri Lanka’s beaches polluted
with nurdles and harmful chemicals which washed up
on our coasts following the X -Press Pearl disaster.
X-Press Pearl Disaster Relief - Phase 3
Phase 3 of the project saw EFL organize a voluntary
program in July 2021 to assist the Sri Lanka Coast
Guard to rid our coastline of nurdles and other harmful
material. The group of volunteers included several
employees and their children who were educated on
the detrimental effects of marine pollution .