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Keells Super customers donate Rs. 2.5 m towards ‘Little Hearts’ Project

Views - 5 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:01

Keells Super announced the completion of a fundraising campaign for the Little Hearts Project, with the donation of Rs. 2.5 million towards the treatment of children diagnosedwith Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) and critical illnesses.

Watawala Plantations’ drive to improve estate sector housing gathers momentum

Views - 8 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:00

Watawala Plantations PLC (WATA), a subsidiary of the diversified Sri Lankan conglomerate Sunshine Holdings PLC announced the commencement of an extensive housing program in the Dickoya District that – once

‘Seylan Pahasara’ 131st library opens

Views - 8 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:00

‘Seylan Pahasara’ 131st library was successfully equipped and handed over to the students of Pannala National School in Kurunegala District. Over 3,000 students and teachers at the school will benefit out of this facility which

Mercantile Investments constructs permanent wildlife enclosure at Wilpattu National Park

Views - 3 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:00

Mercantile Investments took the initiative of constructing a permanent wildlife enclosure at the Wilpattu National Park to rehabilitate injured wild animals and release them to their natural habitat subsequently.

CRYSBRO ‘Praja Aruna’ provides shelter and renovation assistance to employees

Views - 3 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:00

CRYSBRO Group well-known for quality, freshness and innovation in breeding and processing of chicken in Sri Lanka successfully held once again its annual ‘Praja Aruna’ CSR program for the period 2016-17 recently.

Wattala Akbar Town UNH International School annual prize giving ceremony

Views - 7 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:00

Wattala Akbar Town UNH International School annual prize giving ceremony was held at Colombo -10 Tower Hall recently, under the patronage of Principal Lalith Wijayasri, while Western Provincial Council’s SLMC Member Shafi Raheem participated as chi

The Salvation Army launches Annual Appeal

Views - 29 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

The Salvation Army has launched its Annual Appeal to raise funds that will help resource its residential and community services across the country based on the key platform, ‘You can create a better tomorrow’.

Huawei join hands with Just in Time Group for CSR in Deniyaya

Views - 8 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) company joined hands once again with Just In Time Group (JIT) a Sri Lankan owned ICT Systems Integration Company to initiate a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity in

Commercial Bank to fund Sri Lanka’s first puppetry museum

Views - 6 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

Ambalangoda’s rich but partly-forgotten tradition of puppetry is to be revived and developed with the establishment of Sri Lanka’s first puppetry museum with funding support from the Commercial Bank of Ceylon.

10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day: Let loved ones know you care

Views - 6 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

Her best friend ended her life one day and Sarani* couldn’t believe it. “I told everyone that it must be an accident, I was lying to myself too… she never said anything, she wasn’t that type of person. I felt guilty too. How could I have not

Vision Care’s Nethralokana Sathkara distributes 25,000 pairs of spectacles

Views - 23 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

Nethralokana Sathkara, the project conducted as part of commemorating 25 years of Vision Care, the country’s leading eye care services provider, was successfully concluded in Colombo on 24 July.

LOLC Insurance unveils island-wide tree planting campaign

Views - 31 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

With a new green target, the Insurance arm of the LOLC Group, LOLC Insurance recently launched an island-wide tree planting campaign to inculcate the good habit of tree planting amongst the general public.

Ex-Sampath Bankers Club successfully completes two more CSR projects

Views - 18 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

The Ex-Sampath Bankers Club successfully completed its first CSR project when it set up a Children’s Library at a school which lacked many facilities as the children were all from very poor families in the area, Duwegoda Primary School which is loc

Members of NDB Toastmasters Club contribute to balanced mindset of school students

Views - 8 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

NDB Toastmasters club is committed in building tomorrow’s leaders by providing the opportunity for the staff members to develop their public speaking ability while bringing out their leadership skills. In keeping with this commitment, NDB Toastmast

Pelwatte Dairy powers Ananda’s 130th anniversary celebrations

Views - 7 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

It was a celebration of 130 years of educating boy’s for Ananda College Colombo and Sri Lanka’s 100% local dairy manufacturer Pelwatte Dairy was there to support the walk and fun fair that was held at Green Path, Colombo.

Swadeshi Khomba illuminates Devundara Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya for 9th consecutive year

Views - 121 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:21

The 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 Kho

Amãna Takaful partners Municipal Council of Matara and Sri Lanka Police to eradicate dengue

Views - 130 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:19

With the number of patients diagnosed with dengue on the rise, the mosquito borne disease was threatening to devour the nation as an epidemic and with red alerts being issued in many cities and suburbs in Sri Lanka. The authorities, government age

First floor of Sanghawasa offered to Sangha by Deen Brothers Importers

Views - 126 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:17

With the pioneering aim to increase accommodation facilities for the Sangha who pursue their education at Kotuwegoda Sri Jayasumanarama Viharaya, Matara, Deen Brothers Ltd. Managing Director Deshamanya Najeeb Deen completed the first floor of the

NDB Thirunalveli Branch organises dansal for Nallur Festival goers

Views - 124 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:15

NDB staff joined hands to provide refreshments for the attendees of the Nallur Chariot Festival. The Nallur Festival held annually in August is considered the longest festival in the island. The festival is held at the Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil wh

Academy for Administrative Professionals oneness

Views - 139 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:15

Academy for Administrative Professionals, with a view of strengthening the cross cultural bonds amongst her fraternity, inaugurated a unique religious activity which will be a regular annual feature of the AAP calendar. A Sil program in this conne

Coca- Cola ‘Gives Back Life’ to 4.5 tons of PET bottles in Katharagama

Views - 149 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:15

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. recently supported and sponsored the collection and clean-up of PET bottles following the large crowds gathered at the Kataragama Perahera Festival. It was an effective community-driven initiative with the partne

INSEE Cement promotes prevention of drugs and alcohol abuse through performing arts

Views - 350 Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:53

A community initiative benefitting school children INSEE Cement recently joined hands with National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) and Sri Lanka Police to conduct an effective drug awareness campaign that reached over 1,700 s

School children treated to tour of Emirates A380

Views - 350 Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:51

A group of school children were provided a rare opportunity to walk through the world’s largest passenger aircraft when Emirates operated a one-off flight with the iconic aircraft to the Bandaranaike International Airport on Monday, 14 Augus

Seylan Pahasara’s 130th library enables access to quality education at RKM Girls School, Kalmunai

Views - 377 Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:50

In line with its iconic CSR initiative to uplift and empower rural libraries under ‘Seylan Pahasara’, Seylan Bank successfully opened its 130th library in the Ampara District and was handed over to the students of RKM Girls School Kalm

SJMS Associates CSR Society donates water purification plant to Bogaswewa Vidyalaya, Vavuniya

Views - 368 Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:49

The CSR and Welfare Division of SJMS Associates, a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP, donated a water purification plant to Bogaswewa Vidyalaya of Bogaswewa in Vavuniya, bordering Anuradhapura District. Bogaswewa Vidyalaya is locat

‘Senehe Siyapatha’ to provide relief for flood and landslide victims in Eheliyagoda and Kotapola

Views - 378 Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:46

From left: Dialog Axiata Group Chief Corporate Officer Shayam Majeed, Dialog Axiata Group Chief Executive Supun Weerasinghe, Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa MP, Secretary to the Ministry of Disaster Management S.S

Abhimana Wings to transform lives of children in need

Views - 336 Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:42

Seeking to change the lives of children facing adversity, particularly those who live without parental care and love, for the better, forever, Abhimana Community Development Fund, Matale has embarked on yet another pioneering initiative, ‘Ab

Waters Edge initiates dengue prevention campaign

Views - 540 Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:15

As the dengue menace continues to spread across Sri Lanka overcrowding hospitals and claiming lives, many as a nation are coming together in a massive effort to eradicate the disease. Joining in this effort, Waters Edge recently launched an extens

Blood donation camp to commemorate People’s Bank 56th anniversary

Views - 557 Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:15

In commemoration of the 56th anniversary of People’s Bank, a blood donation camp was held recently at the People’s Bank Staff Training College in Colombo. The blood donation camp, organised by the People’s Bank Welfare Department

Ceylinco Life’s top policyholders treated to close-up viewing of Kandy Perahera

Views - 544 Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:13

A chance to view the Kandy Esala Perahera from one of the best vantage points in the city was accorded to policyholders of Ceylinco Life who belong to the company’s Premium Club and members of their families. A group of 100 people comprising

Today's Columnists

Media Freedom: alive and not so well… is it?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Today the only corpses in sight are those lining the bullpen – critics and social commentators who have fallen asleep at their desks, lulled by a democracy that offers peace but pre-empts justice. Oscar Wilde,

Rise of sustainable electric automobiles and the end of petrol and diesel vehicles

Friday, 22 September 2017

The past three years have been the hottest in recorded history and 2017 is already projected to be hotter than 2016! The cause for this heating up of the planet is clearly due to the excessive burning of fossil fuels.

The cry of ‘export or perish’ becoming real to Sri Lanka

Friday, 22 September 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Annual Committee held in Colombo said for Sri Lanka to promote exports and investment, the Government will soon introduce several laws in

Why are interest rates high?

Thursday, 21 September 2017

The general public is concerned about the high level of interest rates prevailing in the recent past. Interest rates influences the day-to-day life of ordinary people as it is the benchmark for all economic decisions.

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