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Dell Technologies announces beach cleanup to recycle ocean-bound plastics

Views - 1 Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:10

Dell Technologies has announced the launch of a biannual beach cleanup plan, where it invited volunteers to join and help prevent plastic pollution within the waters of Sri Lanka. In 2017, Dell became a global pioneer in their use of ocean-bound pla

Ocean Lanka contributes to National Blood Transfusion Service staff welfare

Views - 1 Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:02

Ocean Lanka Ltd., Sri Lanka’s largest weft knitted fabric manufacturer recently announced its endowment for the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) staff welfare activities for the second consecutive year. In addition to the financial contrib

‘Uththama Dalada’: Unique CSR initiative by Serendib Flour Mills

Views - 3 Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:01

Serendib Floor Mills Ltd. was yet again engaged in a unique CSR initiative during the Esala festival in Kandy. The flagship brand of Serendib Floor Mills, 7 Star, felicitated a group of less-privileged senior citizens by providing them the opportunit

AAT beach clean-up from Mount Lavinia to Dehiwala

Views - 1 Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:00

A beach clean-up campaign was carried out recently by the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) under its CSR program ‘AAT Social Mission’, from the Mount Lavinia beach to Dehiwala railway station. It was a sunny day

Hemas opens two more ‘Piyawara’ preschools in rural Ampara district

Views - 38 Friday, 13 September 2019 00:00

Hemas Holdings opened its 54th and 55th preschool in the rural areas of Walagambapura and Ambagahawella, Ampara as it continues to invest in early childhood development in Sri Lanka. “Early childhood care is the best investment a country can make

Siddhalepa takes care of pilgrims and environment at Kandy, Kataragama and Yudaganawa Festivals

Views - 13 Friday, 13 September 2019 00:00

Keeping up traditions at places of religious worship, especially during the festival period is a Siddhalepa brand experience. The ‘Vedamahattaya’ that should be in every home is also always present at Sri Lanka’s main religious places of worshi

Dialog hosts children’s holiday camp

Views - 13 Friday, 13 September 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, held an exciting holiday camp for 100 children of its valued customers at Waters Edge. Dialog kids gain tremendously from the ‘Kids can Code’ program which is an ongoing initiative b

Japan to support school building for children with disabilities

Views - 16 Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:10

The Government of Japan will provide $ 88,890 (approx. Rs. 15 million) for ‘The Project for Building for Children with Disabilities at Al Arsath School in Ampara District’ through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

Lanka IOC celebrates 17 years of success in Sri Lanka

Views - 20 Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:05

Lanka IOC PLC commemorated 17 years of operations on 29 August by organising several activities at its head office, Trincomalee Terminal and retail outlets spread across the country. Every year Lanka IOC marks ‘Lanka IOC Day’ on 29 August. In co

BMICH Staff Welfare Association wins award for CSR initiative

Views - 18 Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:05

The Staff Welfare Association of the BMICH Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark received an award with a Certificate of Appreciation from the National Blood Transfusion Service recently for taking the initiative of organising successful mobile blood donatio

AIA Insurance facilitates saving lives in Anuradhapura

Views - 25 Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:05

AIA Insurance donated three lifeguard towers which were installed at the Nachchaduwa, Nuwara Wewa and Abaya Wewa Life Saving Units. These lifeguard towers serve to help the Police Lifeguards that patrol these lakes and protect the lives of swimmers.

Swadeshi Khomba illuminates Rideegama, Ridee Viharaya for 7th consecutive year

Views - 21 Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:00

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the pioneer herbal – personal care products manufacturer once again illuminated the Rideegama, Ridee Viharaya temple situated in the Kurunegala district. The ‘Aloka Pooja’ was carried out under the theme ‘Swa

ComBank donates computers and furniture to BCI’s new Agri School

Views - 18 Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently donated computers and furniture to the newly opened Agri School of the Benedict XVI Catholic Institute (BCI) for Vocational Training in Waradala, Mellawagedara, set up with the objective of encouraging more yout

Another social service activity from Polycrome

Views - 27 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10

Polycrome Electrical Industries Ltd., a leading company in manufacturing, importing and distributing electrical products and electrical accessories, recently donated a stock of essential medicine to Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama as part of their CSR p

Wesley College Colombo OBU hosts ‘Ora Et Labora – Pray and Labour On’ thanksgiving service

Views - 149 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10

‘Ora Et Labora – Pray and Labour On’, a celebration of prayer and praise organised by the Old Boys Union of Wesley College Colombo was held at the Wesley College Chapel on 17 August amidst a large gathering of Old Boys of different eras, along

Clogard conducts activities for Thalawila feast devotees contributing to pilgrim solace

Views - 29 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10

The annual feast of St. Anne’s Church Thalawila was held recently with the participation of thousands of devotees belonging to all faiths and ethnic groups. Clogard, as a much-loved Sri Lankan brand conducted a host of activities under the theme

Swadeshi Khomba lights Devundara Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya for 11th consecutive year

Views - 31 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:05

Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, the pioneer herbal-personal care products manufacturer, once again illuminated the Devundara Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya. The ‘Aloka Pooja’ was carried out under the theme, ‘Swadeshi Khomba Aloka Puja Sa

AA Ceylon helps Easter Sunday victims

Views - 27 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:05

The Automobile Association of Ceylon while appreciating the initiative taken by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith in supporting, rehabilitating and uplifting the standard of the livelihood of the victims of the Easter Sunday catastrophe, offered

Hemas begins construction of its 56th Pre-School in Scenic Gomare

Views - 90 Wednesday, 14 August 2019 00:00

Hemas begins construction of its 56th Piyawara pre-school in the scenic Gomare village in Kandy District providing a much-needed facility to the community. Gomare is a rural village in Panwila area bordering the Knuckles range. Currently over 40 ch

WNPS and DWC partner with Abans to combat deforestation

Views - 43 Wednesday, 14 August 2019 00:00

Being one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, Sri Lanka possesses a large proportion of endemic species and dense forests. One of the country’s most significant wildlife habitats is the Attidiya-Bellanwila region, which is home to unique plant

Ritzbury leads movement to regenerate Wilpattu

Views - 38 Wednesday, 14 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka is recognised as a breathtaking natural wonder. The Wilpattu national reserve is acknowledged as an important aspect in showcasing the beauty of the nation. Over a long period, the Wilpattu reserve and the animals have been facing grave end

Rotary Sri Lanka to assist in free heart surgery for over 300 children

Views - 75 Wednesday, 14 August 2019 00:00

Rotary International District 3220 (Sri Lanka and Maldives) has embarked on a humanitarian mission to assist children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) to gain access to critical open-heart surgery without compromising on the quality of medical car

Commercial Bank supports District Hospital Passara

Views - 44 Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00

The latest effort by the Commercial Bank CSR Trust carried out through the Bank’s Passara Branch, saw the installation of a complete water treatment plant at the Passara District Hospital, which had previously been receiving water polluted with agr

AIA staff brightens 50-year-old base hospital in Mahiyanganaya

Views - 47 Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00

60 of AIA’s staff from the head office and regional offices from as far as the north and east, gathered to travel to Mahiyanganaya to give the 50-year-old Mahiyanganaya Base Hospital a clean-up and a new coat of paint. The hospital looks after a l

Nations Trust Bank empowers students with fully-equipped computer lab

Views - 45 Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00

In an aim to improve the digital literacy in Sri Lanka, Nations Trust Bank continues its CSR focus to provide students with fully equipped computer labs. As the bank celebrates 20 years, the fully-equipped and refurbished computer lab was declared op

Seylan Bank supports Ruhunu Kataragama Esala Maha Mangalya

Views - 43 Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00

Seylan Bank took measures to support the annual Ruhunu Kataragama Esala Maha Mangalya with a financial donation and by distributing 15,000 water bottles to quench the thirst of hundreds of devotees. The Esala Maha Mangalya is a sacred celebration fo

Munchee Mihisethmaga initiative supports prevention of environment pollution in Kataragama

Views - 47 Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00

Munchee Mihisethmaga, the environmental protection initiative of the flagship brand of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd. (CBL), Munchee came forward to protect the environment with various activities during the recently concluded Kataragama Season. Festivities an

HIP supports ‘Suriduni Kataragama 2019’

Views - 47 Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00

‘Surinduni Kataragama 2019,’ the grand multicultural festival that attracts people from all over the country, was held from 3to 17July, bringing together people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds to celebrate one of Sri Lanka’s most

‘AMCHAM Gives Back’ donates Rs. 1.8 m to Child Protection Society of Ceylon

Views - 48 Saturday, 3 August 2019 00:10

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (AmCham) recently donated a sum of Rs. 1.8 million towards the Child Protection Society of Ceylon Inc. The donation was used towards funding the development of both the Girls’ Development Centre, Rukma

Abans offers academic scholarships to commemorate 50th anniversary

Views - 56 Saturday, 3 August 2019 00:05

To celebrate the achievement of a milestone 50th year in business, Abans awarded substantial scholarships to academically gifted students, who are children of loyal employees, to support their pursuit of an elementary, O/L, A/L, or university educati

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Friday, 20 September 2019

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Friday, 20 September 2019

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