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Fairfirst Insurance to support affected communities

Dr. Sanjeev Jha and Prem Watsa during his previous visit
Dr. Sanjeev Jha and Prem Watsa during his previous visit

Fairfax Financial Holdingshas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Prem Watsa, conveyed his deepest sympathies and condolences with the people of Sri Lanka.

Prem Watsa in a message to Fairfirst employees and associates writes, “these tragic events have left a scar on me in a way that has left me speechless. And as a friend, as a father, as a husband and as a human, I deeply mourn with you and convey my deepest condolences and sympathies on behalf of all Fairfax colleagues across the world. Our heartfelt thoughts are with you and the indomitable people of Sri Lanka.”

Fairfirst Insurance Limited, is part of the Global Fairfax Group of which Prem Watsa is Chairman and CEO. The Group is a leading property and casualty insurer, reinsurer and investment manager headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

“The Fairfax family is very keen on engaging with the communities to rehabilitate the affected. In this context, we will be working closely with the team at Fairfirst to explore the most cause-worthy avenues towards lending a hand”, expressed Prem Watsa. Prem Watsa has also encouraged his colleagues to visit Sri Lanka and said, “My family and I have always enjoyed our visits to your beautiful island and I encourage all my colleagues and friends throughout the world to explore the serenity of Sri Lanka, the beauty of its nature and the wonderful friendliness of its people.”

Despite the tragic event on Easter Sunday, Fairfirst made sure to deliver on their duties – the call centre was accessible on a 24/7 basis, claims of the victims were processed speedily and efficiently with many already settled whilst providing the necessary guidance and support to all the clients.

Emphasising on Fairfirst’s services, Dr. Sanjeev Jha, Managing Director and CEO of Fairfirst Insurance stated “as insurance professionals, we are often asked to overcome personal grief to service our clients. And we do so with the belief that what we offer is valued when people most need it.”


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