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On 6 April, Ceylon Continental shared the spirit of giving with four high schools within the Nuwara Eliya city limits. The day began with the children including the Principles of the schools arriving to the Ceylon Continental Marquee at the edge of Gregory Lake.
The invitees include P.M. Arangala from Madduma Bandara School, Nawarathna from Sri Vajiraggnana School, Luxshman Ranasinghe from Paynters Memorial School and Chandani Bandara from Gamini National School. Nuwara Eliya Mayor Mahinda Dodampegamage and his wife Pushpika Dodampegamage were present as the guests of honour. The PA to the Mayor Rohan Gunatilake accompanied the list of invitees.
The guests were warmly welcomed by Continental Hotel Director of Sales and Marketing Harsha Samaranayake after which a warm welcome speech and an introduction to the CSR project was given to all the invitees and children by Ceylon Continental Hotel General Manager Kamal Munasinghe.
Gifts such as a LG hi-fi home theatre system for the Madduma Bandara School and Sri Vajiraggnana School, a HP laser jet printer and a HP (2400) Scanner to Paynters Memorial School along with a LG DVD player, five Udekki instruments and an electronic tuning box to Gamini National School were then given out to the respective school representatives as requested by the school for the betterment of their students.
“This is not the first time that the Ceylon Continental has organized donations for the underprivileged children. We see it as an opportunity to add value to the education institutes in the rural area of Sri Lanka. Seeing smiles on the faces of these children and the appreciation of the teachers is something that we at the hotel greatly enjoy, and we have chosen to focus our social responsibilities on this cause,” Munasinghe stated.
A thank you speech was delivered by Nawaratna the principle of Sri Vajiraggnana School and everyone was then invited to enjoy in the refreshments provided. The guests parted with heartfelt appreciation and wonderful memories.
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