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Ceylinco Life takes potentially life-saving medical help to 3,000 plus in 2019

Views - 1 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:10

More than 3,000 people were provided free access to doctors, underwent health checks and received medical advice on diagnosed conditions in 2019 under a potentially life-saving country-wide community initiative of Ceylinco Life. In its 16th year, the

Atlas Axillia uplifts lives of underprivileged children for 17th successive year under Ridi Viharaya

Views - 1 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:04

Atlas Axillia, the leading stationery and back-to-school supplies marketer in Sri Lanka, recently conducted their Annual Ridi Viharaya Community Outreach Programme in Kurunegala and Mulaithivu Districts. The Community Outreach Programme, which has be

Heritage Expediciones helps Vidyathilaka Vidiyalaya Thimbirigasyaya

Views - 1 Saturday, 25 January 2020 00:02

Heritage Expediciones Ltd. wound up the year 2019 with a community project on 13 December 2019 involving the Vidyathilaka Vidiyalaya in Thimbirigasyaya. Located in close proximity to the company’s premises, the school’s building which houses the

Ceylinco Life helps collect 1,226 units of blood in 2019 to mark leadership milestone

Views - 9 Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:10

Ceylinco Life was instrumental in the collection of more than 1,200 units of blood for the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in 2019, through a series of country-wide donation camps which concluded in December. The 15 blood donation camps fac

Bairaha launches 2nd phase of ‘Help to Learn’ educational project at workplaces

Views - 8 Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:05

Bairaha Farms PLC, the pioneer poultry integrator in the country, recently launched the second phase of its ‘Help to Learn’ welfare project benefiting more than 575 students – who are the school-going children of 450 Bairaha employees working i

CBL Samaposha inspires scouts to inculcate healthy breakfast habits

Views - 7 Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:02

CBL Samaposha, in working towards empowering a future led by young leaders upholding good morals and understanding the importance of advocating a healthy breakfast, offered the young scouts at the 54th Colombo District Scout Annual Camporee, the oppo

Bitumix-Sisu Senehasa celebrates 5th successive year

Views - 7 Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:02

Bitumix-Sisu Senehasa Scholarship Program organised by Bitumix Group of Companies celebrated its fifth anniversary on a grand scale in Anuradhapura Corporative Auditorium. The scholarly program was graced by 75 student recipients with their guardians

People’s Bank sponsors annual Kelaniya Duruthu Perahera

Views - 9 Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:02

People’s Bank has stepped forward to support the Kelaniya Duruthu Perahera of the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, the annual procession that was first inaugurated in 1927 and is popularly known as ‘Kelani Perahera’ among the general public. The Kela

SLT conducts CSR program to uplift rural schools

Views - 7 Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:02

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) successfully conducted a special corporate social responsibility (CSR) program at Primary School, Anamaduwa, Ralapanawa, recently. This program was amongst a series of other CSR programs that the company conducts regularly to

CMCF and CICT launch community-driven CSR program

Views - 9 Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:01

China Merchants Charitable Foundation (CMCF) – the social responsibility arm of China Merchants Group (CMG), the parent company of the Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd.

Embark celebrates second annual Volunteer Awards

Views - 16 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

The second annual Embark Volunteer Awards was held recently at the Lighthouse Auditorium and Lawns. Embark is an initiative that functions under the Otara Foundation, an organisation launched by Otara Gunewardene, which focuses on environmental and w

Fairfirst Insurance protects the nation’s K9 force

Views - 17 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

The K9 forces. The four-legged rescuers. The fur heroes. Caption them as you may, but they are an integral part of protecting and serving the community better. And, as an insurer who strongly believes in supporting the community, Fairfirst Insurance

ComBank donates laptops to visually-impaired undergraduates

Views - 14 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently donated 21 laptop computers to visually-handicapped university students, in response to a request by the ‘Centre for Sight’ of the Kandy Teaching Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology, the institution tha

NDB Ends 2019 on a High Note with Kiddies Party

Views - 13 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

The NDB Staff Recreational Club ended 2019 on a high note with the Kiddies Party following the NDB TalentFest 2019. The Annual NDB Kid’s Party was held with the participation of the NDB staff and their children at the Thurstan College Grounds. The

People’s Leasing Company’s employees sing Christmas carols in remembrance of Jesus Christ’s birth

Views - 13 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, the leading nonbank finance sector company in Sri Lanka conducts Christmas carols every year in remembrance of Jesus Christ’s birth. Last year too in December the company held the Christmas carols session at the he

CIPM Sri Lanka upgrades children’s park for children with special needs

Views - 13 Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:10

CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resources management, teamed up with the Enable the Disabled (ETD) Foundation to upgrade the Children’s Park at the BRC Grounds – Park Road in Colombo 5 on Wednesday 10 December to cater to the speci

NDB volunteers implement eco project to protect Panirendawa Forest

Views - 21 Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:04

Panirendawa Forest Reservation is situated in the cross border of Kurunegala – Puttalam District with an extent of 450 hectares adjourning to Madamape Town in Chilaw. The forest is home to many animal species such as monkeys, number of seasonal bir

PickMe conducts Nena Pahana 2019, supports children of 1,000 drivers

Views - 13 Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:03

PickMe, Sri Lanka’s leading technology-driven mobility solutions provider, conducted its third consecutive ‘Nena Pahana’ corporate social initiative, on 11 December 2019, at Mihilaka Medura, BMICH, Colombo. Engaging in its annual Nena Pahana in

Swadeshi Khomba herbal soap, CSR helping our community

Views - 40 Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:02

Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the manufacturer of Khomba herbal soap – the No. 1 herbal soap brand in Sri Lanka, donates water tanks for communities all over Sri Lanka. This CSR project continues under ‘Swadeshi Khomba Herbal Soap’ brand. Swade

NDB implements coconut cultivation project for low income families in Kalpitiya

Views - 13 Saturday, 28 December 2019 00:05

NDB employee volunteers recently implemented a coconut cultivation project in a rural village in Kalpitiya, Puttalam. The project which was conducted under the bank’s Employee Volunteerism CSR initiative enriched the environment whilst providing a

Jetwing Hotels – empowering local suppliers in Wellawaya

Views - 19 Saturday, 28 December 2019 00:04

Jetwing Hotels recently took on the challenge of assisting promising local small-scale business owners, entrepreneurs and self-employed product and service providers to reach their potential, by providing them with the means to become competitive ent

Emjay-Penguin carries out series of medical camps to mark International Elder’s Day

Views - 16 Saturday, 28 December 2019 00:04

Apparel manufacturer Emjay-Penguin, which was established in 2005, carried out a series of medical camps recently under its Athwela CSR program to mark International Elder’s Day. The medical camps provided medical aid and assistance to the elderly

Abans Group conducts 9th Annual School Supply Donation

Views - 9 Saturday, 28 December 2019 00:04

The Abans Welfare Society recently held its ninth Annual School Supply CSR initiative, where over 1,000 children of Abans Group employees received all their necessities for the new school year. The event – which was organised by Abans Warehousing D

Hutch stands shoulder-to-shoulder with everyone in flood-affected districts with free calls

Views - 16 Saturday, 28 December 2019 00:02

Recent floods in parts of the country have created untold hardships for victims affected by the natural disaster – and as a customer-centric mobile service provider, Hutch is responding with urgency to provide relief and support to subscribers in a

CMC and John Keells Foundation present new Community Centre in Colombo 2

Views - 17 Wednesday, 25 December 2019 00:08

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) together with John Keells Foundation declared open the new De Mel Park Community Centre in Colombo-2 on 9 December. The project, initiated by CMC and Mayor of Colombo Rosy Senanayake....

Nations Trust Bank uplifts railway stations to celebrate 20 years

Views - 14 Wednesday, 25 December 2019 00:03

Nations Trust Bank celebrates its 20th anniversary marking two decades of trust in 2019, innovation and challenging the norm to deliver an unparalleled banking experience to customers.

Seylan Bank opens 200th library of ‘Seylan Pahasara’ CSR initiative at Vijayaba Maha Vidyalaya

Views - 10 Wednesday, 25 December 2019 00:02

Seylan Bank – the bank with a heart – celebrated the opening of their milestone 200th library at Vijayaba Maha Vidyalaya, Grandpass on 27 November as part of ‘Seylan Pahasara’ – a CSR initiative launched in 2013, to mark the 25th Anniversar

Pan Asia Bank Mawanella branch organises blood donation drive

Views - 10 Wednesday, 25 December 2019 00:01

Pan Asia Bank Mawanella branch celebrated its third anniversary in a unique and a meaningful way by organising a blood donation campaign.

Hayleys Agriculture appreciates right to education

Views - 92 Saturday, 21 December 2019 00:29

Free education truly empowers our communities and it is a strong enabler to bring a household out of poverty. However, the costs of uniforms, bags, shoes, etc., may prevent a child from being sent to school.

Mercantile Investments enhances support to Sri Lanka Police in appreciation of service

Views - 18 Saturday, 21 December 2019 00:27

In appreciation of the great service rendered to the public by the Sri Lanka Police for over 153 years by safeguarding law and order in the island, Mercantile Investments recently made several donations to the Kollupitiya and Bentota police stations.

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Forensic Audits part of bond scam cover-up

Saturday, 25 January 2020

From the time the bond scam was carried out by the Ranil Wickremesinghe administration, that administration under the guidance of the former Prime Minister had been avoiding the law by regularly bringing up various distractions so that the true natur

Halting mega projects is untimely; Govt. can explore other options

Friday, 24 January 2020

In a Sunday newspaper on 5 January a news item titled ‘Mega projects on hold until August budget,’ ‘Drop in revenue after tax reductions prevents spending on major constructions,’ was not a development-friendly headline. It may be accurate o

Is any further expenditure on the Port City a waste of money?

Friday, 24 January 2020

Erase from the mind all that you have read and heard about it. Then take a blank piece of paper, draw an irregular circle, and draw a line to divide it into two. On the bottom half write 300 acres. That is our Port City! To get the size into a proper

Foundations of incivility

Friday, 24 January 2020

The lack of advanced political consciousness and democratic discipline can be considered as one of the main reasons for the crisis and the failure that Sri Lanka is facing. This can be considered a situation that has prevailed since independence. Sri

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