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Ebony Holdings empowers local communities through CSR

Views - 11 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:10

Ebony Holdings, a leader in men’s fashion apparel in Sri Lanka, has successfully completed several social responsibility projects addressing numerous pressing social issues prevailing in the country. This series of CSR initiatives focused on commun

NDB employee volunteerism improves infrastructure of Bulugahatenna Maha Vidyalaya

Views - 6 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

Education is vital for rural transformation, and economic and ecological progress of communities. However, many schools in rural areas cannot function properly due to poor infrastructure. School infrastructure includes classrooms as well as sanitatio

BMICH commemorates its founders with blood donation campaign

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The BMICH, Sri Lanka’s most recognisable and iconic landmark, recently organised a blood donation campaign in commemoration and honour of its founders, late Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, late Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike and of form

People’s Leasing Maharagama conducts special medical clinic and multi-faceted mobile service

Views - 7 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC is one of the leading non-bank finance companies in Sri Lanka that has secured the market leadership for many years. PLC Maharagama branch in association with Maharagama police station recently sponsored a special med

NOLIMIT creates delightful memories on Children’s Day 2018 together with National Zoo

Views - 4 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading fashion retail chain, NOLIMIT celebrated Children’s Day in partnership with the National Zoological Garden. The annual event was held for the sixth year, and was a part of NOLIMIT’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) init

Gal-Oya Plantations successfully completes first ‘Mau Piya Wandana’ program

Views - 8 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:10

Gal-Oya Plantations Limited (GOPL) recently organised a special initiative, under its Corporate Social Responsibility program, named ‘Mau Piya Wandana’. It was aimed at strengthening the bond between parents and their children through spiritual c

Iluka Lanka Resources powers leadership among children in Wanathawilluwa

Views - 9 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:00

Seven groups of children attending six schools in the Wanathawilluwa Division, Puttalam, were treated to a rare opportunity to attend a three-day leadership workshop, where they learned to look at community issues creatively, and develop a well-thoug

Deen Brothers Imports undertakes yet another project to serve the community

Views - 6 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:00

Deen Brothers Imports Ltd., Matara and Najeeb Deen Foundation recently undertook a community service project to build a fully equipped library and computer laboratory for the Al Huda Secondary School in Hora

Seylan Bank felicitates high-flying Grade Five Scholarship Tikiri account holders

Views - 7 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:00

Seylan Tikiri, the most sought-after minor savings account in Sri Lanka, felicitated Tikiri account holders who had excelled in the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination with a cash prize of Rs. 100,000. H.A. Senuji Akithma Hettiarachchi from Reggie Ranatu

ComBank sponsors math support program for four Mullaitivu schools

Views - 8 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:00

Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently sponsored a math support program, benefitting 130 students in four schools in the Mullaitivu area, in collaboration with the Sasnaka Sansada Foundation whichconducted the program. Aligned with the Bank’s educatio

Coca-Cola and Perera & Sons pledge to ‘Give Back Life’ for PET plastic packaging

Views - 8 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

Sustaining the momentum of its ‘Give Back Life’ PET plastic recycling campaign from the recently launched Colombo-Katunayake Expressway project in partnership with the Road Development Authority, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd., has joined han

Amãna Bank uplifts Paediatric Ward of Kandy General Hospital

Views - 8 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

In line with its overall CSR focus towards initiatives that support children, primarily paying attention to their health, education and general well-being amongst other key needs, Amãna Bank recently contributed towards the betterment of the Paediat

Vintage meets heritage

Views - 8 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

The Vintage Car Owners Club (VCOC) jointly teamed up with Mount Lavinia Hotel to commemorate the International Day for Older Persons on Sunday 30 September. Extending her caring hand of hospitality, the hotel was the chief sponsor of the event. One-

NDB assists in uplifting education standards for children in rural areas

Views - 6 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

With a view to making “responsible behaviour” an integral part of the Bank, NDB continued its Employee Volunteerism project, where staff from diverse departments united to uplift the education standards for children in a remote area in Kegalle. B

John Keells Foundation’s tree planting project adds and sustains 3,000 trees over 5 years

Views - 6 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

A tree planting project which was initiated by John Keells Foundation (JKF) in collaboration with Tea Smallholder Factories PLC (TSF) and Carbon Consulting Company Ltd. (CCC) in 2013 has succeeded in growing and sustaining 3,000 trees within a five-y

MELBN launches project to build houses for masons without shelter

Views - 10 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

MELBN Metal Ltd. has launched a humanitarian project to build 500 houses island-wide for the needy masons without proper shelter. The first house constru

Pan Asia Bank staff members spruce up Horana Base Hospital

Views - 9 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

One of Sri Lanka’s most innovative and fastest growing bank, Pan Asia Bank, recently initiated a country-wide CSR initiative aimed at improving hospital facilities in needy areas. As a part of the endeavour staff members of Pan Asia Bank recently c

Munchee launches ‘Tikiri Thurupath’ to mark Children’s Day

Views - 9 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

Munchee, the flagship brand of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd. (CBL), recently launched its impactful tree-planting project, ‘Tikiri Thurupath,’ to commemorate Children’s Day 2018 in a truly unique and different way. Resulting in over 5

Little Sri Lankans treated to fun and games by ComBank and ITN at Weli Oya

Views - 9 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

Hundreds of little Sri Lankans were treated to fun and games when Commercial Bank of Ceylon once again partnered with ITN to celebrate World’s Children’s Day at a mega event at the Mahaweli Ground in Weli Oya in the Northern Province recently. Ne

Bairaha successfully completes CSR initiative at Wathupitiwala Base Hospital

Views - 7 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

Bairaha Farms PLC, Sri Lanka’s pioneer and leading chicken processors, recently embarked upon and completed its CSR initiative to renovate Surgical Ward No. 15 at the Wathupitiwala Base Hospital, and officially handed over the completed ward. The i

CBL Foods donates classroom building to Ranala Adarsha Kanishta Vidyalaya

Views - 6 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

CBL Group Chairman R.S. Wickramasingha unveiling the plaque to open a  classroom building donated by CBL Foods International, fully owned subsidiary of CBL to the Ranala Adarsha Kanishta Vidyalaya at a cost of Rs. 5.5 million while C.N.M. Mohottala

RDA, Coca-Cola, Eco-Spindles ‘Give Back Life’ PET recycling project at Colombo-Katunayake Expressway

Views - 12 Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:10

Demonstrating its commitment to ‘Give Back Life’ to PET plastic bottles, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. along with the Road Development Authority (RDA) and Eco-Spindles Ltd. (part of BPPL Group) recently launched an initiative to place collec

Fashion Bug conducts motivational program for school students in Narammala, Kurunegala District

Views - 41 Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:10

Spearheading not only the fashion segment but also its corporate social responsibilities, Fashion Bug, leading fashion retailer recently conducted three motivational programs in Narammala, Kurunega

CIC/Chemanex employees dedicate time and effort for beach clean-up

Views - 9 Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:10

CIC Holdings PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates with diversified business ventures, recently conducted a beach clean-up campaign at Dehiwala. The campaign was organised by the Industrial Sol

Australian philanthropist sponsors water purification for 100 villages with ABC Trade & Investments

Views - 74 Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:10

We often hear of benefactors doing great things and yielding results that combined organisations have not had the ability to do. However, it’s uncommon to find such benefactors who prefer to remain in the sidelines of media attention and continue t

Threads of Time: 100 wheelchairs donated for Cerebral Palsy

Views - 15 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

Threads of Time, a fashion extravaganza that saw the best of Eastern and Western couture on the ramp via a spectacular fashion show, staged by Anita Dorai, presenter and Kavita Thulasidas, designer an

Coca-Cola drives PET bottle recycling through ‘Give Back Life’ collection bins at city events

Views - 17 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

Sustaining its momentum in driving the recycling habit amongst the general public, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. (CCBSL) recently placed its customised ‘Give Back Life’ PET plastic bottle collection bins at the Colombo Book Fair, held from 2

Tokyo Cement joins Trinco coastal clean-up campaign by MEPA

Views - 15 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

Staff of Tokyo Cement Factory in Trincomalee took part in a coastal clean-up program organised by the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) on 18 September. The main program, part of the National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation We

Fundraiser to renovate and refurbish YWCA Hostel

Views - 8 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

The YWCA of Sri Lanka staged ‘Charitha Atak’ recently at the Bishop’s College Auditorium in aid of the renovation and refurbishment of the Hostel. Opened for students in 1956 in a house named ‘Rotunda’ in Kollupitiya, today, the hostel is a

Embark and Lyceum get together for a brighter future for children and animals

Views - 15 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

A happy day it was indeed when 31 homeless street dogs found their forever homes in the loving arms of the kind children and adults who visited Embar’’s‘‘Adopt A Dog Da’’ at Lyceum International School, Nu

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Courting democracy; Housing disaster?

Thursday, 15 November 2018

A small step was taken by a sovereign court the day before yesterday. It was a giant leap for the supremacy of the Constitution over all three arms of government in a recently benighted Sri Lanka. As well as being the tangible proof of intra-governme

Sri Lanka’s Judiciary in its finest hour

Thursday, 15 November 2018

“We must never forget that the only real source of power we as judges can tap is the respect of the people” –Justice Thurgood Marshall

When scholars turn slayers of reason

Thursday, 15 November 2018

“… I think, that the intellectual is an individual endowed with a faculty of representing, embodying, articulating a message, a view, an attitude, philosophy or opinion to, as well as for, a public. And this role has an edge to it, and cannot be

A stable democracy is a prerequisite for the wellbeing of Sri Lankans

Thursday, 15 November 2018

In Sri Lanka, despite the complexity of overlapping policies, the slow pace in implementing economic policies has been of central concern in the past few years. The current political state in Sri Lanka poses a series of e

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