CSR / Events

DFCC Bank’s ‘Samata English’ to benefit youth in Jaffna, Ampara, Ratnapura and Polonnaruwa

Views - 10 Saturday, 4 May 2019 00:01

After two years of demonstrated success, DFCC Bank’s widely lauded CSR program, Samata English, enters its third year in 2019. DFCC Bank recently signed an agreement with the Gateway Language Centre to conduct Samata English classes for the third c


Allianz Lanka continues to raise awareness on unprotected railway crossings

Views - 11 Saturday, 4 May 2019 00:00

Allianz Lanka rolled out the next phase of its life saving initiative at five railway stations, viz. Ahangama, Alawwa, Kaburugamuwa Polgahawela and Weligama, recently. The insurer has been working on alerting commuters and road users about unprotecte


Hutch rings for Avurudu festivities

Views - 7 Saturday, 4 May 2019 00:00

Hutch supported the 2019 edition of ‘Sirasa Wasantha Udanaya’ as the Official Telecommunications Sponsor, organised by Sirasa Media Network together with the Sri Lanka Air Force. The event was successfully held at the Dudley Senanayake Public Gro


Cashwagon donates to Pathum Uyana Special Needs Centre

Views - 7 Saturday, 4 May 2019 00:00

Cashwagon, a fintech company focused on driving financial literacy and education, held a charity event in Sri Lanka. The project, which was made possible by the Cashwagon Sri Lanka Welfare Fund, took place at the special needs school, Pathum Uyana (P


AIA employees whitewash Watuliyadda Primary School in Kandy

Views - 10 Saturday, 4 May 2019 00:00

An enthusiastic team of 50 employees from AIA Insurance’s Head Office and Branch offices, recently volunteered to travel from Colombo to Kandy to whitewash and refurbish a primary school in Watuliyadda, Kandy, which is home to 248 students. The AIA


NSB lends humanitarian aid to victims of Easter Sunday attacks

Views - 14 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:00

National Savings Bank (NSB) has come forward to extend a helping hand to the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in some of the Catholic churches. Accordingly, NSB, on behalf of the staff of the bank, offered financial aid from the funds allocated f


SLT and SLT Customer Club Kandy successfully conduct another 2 CSR projects

Views - 8 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:00

SLT Customer Club – Kandy together with the staff of SLT Regional Office, Kandy conducted ‘Planting for Water’ reforestation project, at Knuckles forest area recently. In order to carry out this reforestation project, half an acre of land was a


AIA builds brand new building for Watuliyadda Primary School in Uduwela, Kandy

Views - 9 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:00

As part of its commitment to giving back to the community, AIA Insurance constructed a brand new building for the Watuliyadda Primary School in Uduwela, Kandy. This was the fifth project under AIA’s ‘Lend a Hand’ initiative, intended at uplifti


NDB provides ‘Tree for the Future’ with Avurudu Ganu Denu

Views - 16 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:00

In celebration of the true spirit of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, 10 different NDB branches provided 100 customers who celebrated the age old tradition of Avurudu ‘Ganu Denu’ with rambutan plants. The event, which went hand in hand with NDB’


OTSC gifts rugby items to Padaviya School

Views - 7 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Old Trinitians Sports Club (OTSC), under their President Lakmal Tenekoon and his hardworking committee and members, organised a CSR project in distributing rugby items to Aluthhalmillewa Vidyalaya in Padaviya under the guidance of


ComBank supports training of volunteers to teach maths in schools

Views - 13 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently provided financial assistance to the Sasnaka Sansada Foundation to conduct a ‘Training of Teachers’ (ToT) program that was launched at the request of the Ministry of Education to address a shortage of teache


Swadeshi Khomba herbal soap helping community of Sri Lanka

Views - 27 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, the manufacturer of Khomba herbal soap, donates water tanks for communities all over Sri Lanka and books to schools regarding good values. This CSR project continues under the ‘Swadeshi Khomba Herbal Soap’ brand


Link Samahan provides relief to commuters headed home for New Year with ‘Samahan Avurudu Sangrahaya’

Views - 16 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

In a bid to provide relief from common cold and catarrh related symptoms to thousands of commuters who travel back home from Colombo for the New Year season, Link Samahan launched a CSR campaign titled, ‘Samahan Avurudu Sangrahaya’ to provide fre


Unilever partners with SLDA in celebration of World Oral Health Day

Views - 17 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

Unilever Sri Lanka, the undisputed market leader in terms of the Oral Care industry in Sri Lanka, announced a partnership with the Sri Lanka Dental Association (SLDA) in order to commemorate World Oral Health Day (WOHD). In addition to this, the Min


Dettol spurs the nation with its ‘Clean Hands, Clean Nation’ initiative

Views - 14 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

Having maintained its influence in Sri Lanka for over 55 years, Dettol has established itself as a veritable household name; the brand furthers its hygiene promise with the 2019 iteration of the ‘Clean Hands, Clean Nation’ program, which is a thr


Munchee donates Rs. 7.5 m worth of books through successful completion of ‘One Book’ campaign

Views - 8 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:01

As a result of the overwhelming and unprecedented response from the public towards the ‘One Book’ campaign, Munchee was able to successfully collect a large number of books from people from all walks of life across the island. Munchee fulfilled t


Bairaha celebrates International Women’s Day under the theme ‘Think Equal’

Views - 10 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:00

Bairaha, the pioneer poultry integrated company in Sri Lanka, celebrated International Women’s Day which fell on 8 March at its chicken processing factory with the active participation of all the female employees together with the senior management


Savoy makes 200 kids happy

Views - 11 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:00

To put a smile on a child’s face is something we all love to do. Savoy Cinemas did just that on Saturday 30 March. They invited 200 children to enjoy a day at the movies at the Savoy Premier Cinema in Rajagiriya to watch Disney’s, Dumbo The Flyin


Ceylon Cold Stores supports combating vision impairment in Sri Lanka

Views - 22 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:00

Ceylon Cold Stores PLC (CCS), the brand owners of Elephant House, in collaboration with John Keells Foundation conducted three cataract camps during the financial year 2018/19 benefiting disadvantaged communities in Horowpathana (Anuradhapura Distric


Siddhalepa teaches our young generation the Ayurveda way to oral health

Views - 8 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:00

Protecting our teeth and gums through proper oral health care is a ritual and a practice that has to be inculcated in young children even in their preschool age. Habits die hard and the practice of brushing teeth daily with a proper dental care produ


Royal Fernwood makes porcelain donation to Indira Cancer Trust

Views - 31 Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:10

Royal Fernwood Porcelain, a large-scale manufacturer of high quality white and decorated porcelain tableware and figurine ornaments, which enjoys a global reputation in the porcelain tableware industry as a reliable supplier to many premium brands, r


Ceylinco Life donates first set of classrooms for 2019 to 3 rural schools

Views - 23 Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:00

Ceylinco Life has built and donated three more classrooms to three rural schools in the hill country to facilitate learning and extracurricular activities of students, as part of one of the company’s flagship community initiatives. The Wettewa


Colombo Coffee Company donates school supplies to children of coffee farmers

Views - 20 Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:00

In a time gone by in Ceylon, it was coffee that was a booming plantation before disease struck, wiping out thousands of acres of coffee that adorned the hills of the country. Although tea overtook significantly making Sri Lanka the best producer of t


The Kingsbury gives gift of knowledge to Pamunugama Child Development Centre

Views - 20 Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:00

The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, the premier five-star hotel in the leisure sector of Hayleys PLC recently provided the gift of knowledge to over 40 children in the Pamunugama Child Development Centre. The children were present during the Christmas tree


ESOFT and GDITVS join hands to transform lives through education

Views - 23 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:00

ESOFT Metro Campus in collaboration with the Gamini Dissanayake Institute of Technology & Vocational Studies (GDITVS) launched this initiative to enhance the IT and English skills of youth in the Nuwara Eliya District. It was based on their shared vi


NDB officially hands over Ariviyal Nagar Railway Station to Sri Lanka Railways

Views - 42 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:00

NDB presented the newly constructed Ariviyal Nagar Railway Station to Sri Lanka Railways in a ceremony held at the station premises on Thursday. The Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) launched a flagship project in 2009, to rebuild the country through re


Lyceum Kurunegala’s GSL Team successfully organises ‘Kidney: Prize for Life Walk’

Views - 34 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:00

The public consumption of plastic has continued to rise over the years, which amounts to about 20,000 plastic bottles being bought every second. With the intention of making a difference, the Global Social Leaders of Lyceum International School, Kuru


ComBank donates 180th IT Lab to School of Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police

Views - 23 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:00

A fully equipped and furnished IT lab is now a valuable facility at the Training School of the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) in Giritale, thanks to the Commercial Bank of Ceylon. This is the 180th IT lab donated by the Bank under its fl


BOC Ran Kekulu Awards successfully concludes offering 2000 Scholarships for Grade 5 high-flyers

Views - 16 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:00

Two thousand high-flyers of 2018 Grade 5 scholarship examination were felicitated by the Bank of Ceylon’s “Ran Kekulu Scholarships 2018” at ceremonies conducted islandwide. The main ceremony concluded with glamour at the BMICH Colombo, and nin


Chraft presents Pastor Gersson Edinbaro in Sri Lanka

Views - 45 Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:10

The Christian Arts Foundation (Chraft) presents the most anticipated event this year, ‘Revival Breakthrough 2019 with Pastor Gersson Edinbaro’. The meeting will be held on 17 March at the Viharamahadevi Open Air Theatre from 7. 00 p.m. onwards an


Today's Columnists

A case for reviewing plantation management

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Last week, I elaborated on ‘Going Beyond Agronomic Research for Plantation Reform’ with the aim of beginning a conversation on the importance of non-agronomic research to understand the many problematic areas that plague the plantation sector, in


How are we doing in e-government?

Thursday, 23 May 2019

It is customary to assess some aspect of the performance of a country using a composite index such as the Ease of Doing Business Index or the Network Readiness Index. For government services, there is the e-Government Development Index (EGDI), issued


National introspection in the aftermath

Thursday, 23 May 2019

“The immediate task for the Government is to guaranty the safety and security of all innocent Muslims and prevent a recurrence of 1983 … One cannot eradicate one evil with another” – Anatomy of an Islamist Infamy (III), CT, 9 May. In this, th


Dhammika Perera an anti-establishment candidate

Thursday, 23 May 2019

During the holy Vesak weekend the phones were buzzing all over Sri Lanka over a story that appeared on a web page. The story said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had met with business tycoon Dhammika Perera whose business empire contribute


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