Munchee renovates Ritigaha Oya bridge
Kiriporuwa suspension bridge at Pannala in the Kegalle District was
renovated under the Munchee Samaga Gamata Sarana , a CSR initiative of
Ceylon Biscuits Limited for the benefit of the people of the area.
The bridge which is said to be over 100-years-old and is used by over
1,000 people including large numbers of schoolchildren, daily.
However, it was in a dilapidated condition as the planks laid for
stepping were broken and people in Hapugammana, Ulwala and
Kiriporuwawatte villages had to face numerous difficulties. According to
villagers, a person had died and another was permanently disabled as
they had fallen from the bridge while crossing it.
This issue was initially highlighted by the local media through its
The Munchee field sales team in the area also brought the matter to
the attention of the management and recommended the company's
assistance. The company not only agreed to provide financial assistance
under the Munchee Samaga Gamata Sarana CSR initiative to renovate the
suspension bridge, but also directed its area sales team to coordinate
the task and to complete it in the shortest possible time.