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People’s Leasing enhances Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children and De Soysa Hospital for Women

Views - 8 Saturday, 13 July 2019 00:10

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC (PLC) affiliated to the People’s Bank enjoys its position of being one of the leading non-bank finance companies in Sri Lanka. With due consideration on the impact of its business operations on environment and socie

Beach cleaning at the Blue Water Wadduwa

Views - 6 Friday, 12 July 2019 00:10

The Blue Water Hotel & Spa, joining other hotels in the vicinity, organised a beach clean-up to coincide with World Environment Day. The picture above shows the participants headed by the hotel management.

DFCC Bank empowers youth through ‘Samata English’ CSR program

Views - 13 Friday, 12 July 2019 00:05

Fulfilling its commitment to the youth of Sri Lanka, DFCC Bank carried on its successful ‘Samata English’ program to teach spoken English to students with the aim of equipping them to become responsible citizens of tomorrow. As a socially respons

Marvel Marketing launches 2nd phase of diaper donation project to Lady Ridgeway Hospital

Views - 7 Friday, 12 July 2019 00:04

The leading marketer of sanitary products in Sri Lanka, Marvel Marketing Ltd., extended beyond its business borders and committed itself to the noble cause of providing sanitary products to children in need at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children.

Sampath Bank partners Neth FM to present on-air seminars for Grade 5 Scholarship candidates

Views - 76 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:00

Sampath Bank recently announced that it has partnered with Neth FM to present a special series of on-air seminars for the benefit of students who sit the Grade 5 Scholarship exam this year. The special seminar commenced from 2 June, and will be aired

NDB commemorates Poson Festival with Bakthi Geetha recital

Views - 12 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:00

NDB’s Staff Recreational Club (NDBSRC) organised a Bakthi Geetha recital in commemoration of the Poson Festival. The recital was performed by the NDB staff members at the Nawam Mawatha head office premises. The music was directed and composed by re

Inspiring today’s generation to champion tomorrow with extraordinary purpose

Views - 19 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:00

Almost one in five young people are unemployed, according to the survey filed by the Census and Statistics Department, despite widespread access to ‘technical skills’ or the appropriate academic qualifications for a profession. Sri Lanka has alwa

BOI Buddhist Society donates monitors and drugs to Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama

Views - 10 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:00

The Buddhist Society of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka formally donated Multipara Monitors and Drugs to Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama. The donation of items to Apeksha Hospital by the BOI Buddhist Society is an annual event as the Board is keen

Poson Bodu Gee Saraniya of People’s Bank

Views - 7 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:00

Poson Bodu Gee organised by the staff members of People’s Bank was held for the 14th consecutive year at the historic city of Anuradhapura. The event was held near the much-revered Buddhist monument, the sacred Ruwanweli Seya. The event was organi

Nawaloka Hospitals marks Poson Poya day with Bakthi Gee

Views - 9 Saturday, 6 July 2019 00:00

Sri Lankan healthcare leader Nawaloka Hospitals PLC officially observed Poson Poya day by conducting an evening of Poson Bakthi Gee within the hospital’s premises last Sunday. Poson full moon Poya day marks the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka in t

Underserved communities in Walagambapura and Ambagahawella, Ampara gifted with Piyawara schools

Views - 7 Saturday, 29 June 2019 00:10

Hemas Holdings begins the construction of its 54th and 55th pre-school in the rural areas of Walagambapura and Ambagahawella, Ampara as it strives to assist the commitment made by the Government of Sri Lanka to improve children’s learning in their

Munchee supports Bhakthi Gee competition for dhampasal children in Anuradhapura

Views - 7 Saturday, 29 June 2019 00:05

Munchee, the market leader in Sri Lanka’s biscuit manufacturing industry, recently concluded their Poson Poya Day Program, comprising of Bhakthi Gee and Poem Writing (Padya Rachana) competitions, organised in association with the Madhayama Nuwaraga

DFCC Bank holds serene Poson Bhakthi Gee 2019

Views - 11 Saturday, 29 June 2019 00:05

Sharing the peace and joy of Poson Poya, DFCC Bank’s staff organised a Poson Bhakthi Gee 2019 on 13 June at the DFCC head office auditorium with the participation of Board of Directors, CEO, senior management, staff and their families. Poson Poya

Clogard enriches Mihintale Poson devotees for 13th consecutive year

Views - 16 Saturday, 29 June 2019 00:01

Commemorating Poson Poya, Clogard, the flagship toothpaste brand of Hemas Manufacturing, conducted a host of activities for the 13th consecutive year enriching the thoughts and minds of thousands of devotees who had

‘Harpic Mission Wellbeing’ makes steadfast progress in improving sanitation and public wellbeing

Views - 24 Saturday, 22 June 2019 00:10

Harpic, Sri Lanka’s most loved homecare brand as per the LMD Brands Annual 2019, is moving steadfastly with its flagship CSR program ‘Harpic Suwa Jana Meheyuma: Mission Wellbeing’, reaching pre-planned targets effectively to improve the nation

Mobitel’s latest CSR project provides bus shelters in rural areas

Views - 14 Saturday, 22 June 2019 00:02

As the national mobile service provider, Mobitel takes its corporate stewardship seriously and in its latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) innovation, it has embarked on ‘Shelter in Our Hands’, a project to install bus shelters in remote

Felicitation of Zahira Teachers of G.C.E. (O/L)

Views - 15 Saturday, 22 June 2019 00:01

The Parents Teachers’ Association (PTA) of Zahira College, Colombo has decided to Felicitate the teachers of the G.C.E. (O/L) section in order to recognise their services and immense contribution they made to dr

Embark perseveres with community dog welfare initiatives

Views - 12 Saturday, 22 June 2019 00:00

2196 vaccinated, 914 sterilised, 156 rescued and 260 re-homed in first 4 months of 2019 Embark’s efforts to promote harmony between humans and community dogs in Sri Lanka have continued apace in the first four months of 2019, with the 12 year-old p

ComBank donates 181st IT lab to School of Artillery in Minneriya

Views - 12 Saturday, 22 June 2019 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has set up a fully-equipped and furnished IT lab at the School of Artillery of the Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) Regiment at Minneriya, the 181st such IT lab donated under a flagship Corporate

Nawaloka Hospitals conducts ‘Bathi Gee’ for Poson Poya day

Views - 34 Saturday, 15 June 2019 03:06

Nawaloka Hospitals PLC will be conducting a ‘Poson Bathi Gee’ evening at the hospital premises on 16 June, at 7 p.m. The Bathi Gee program is organised in collaboration with both the OSCA and Cinestar Foundations, prominent institutions that cont

Ginsomin donates water dispenser to Panadura Medhananda Daham Pasala

Views - 14 Saturday, 15 June 2019 03:05

A pioneer in human wellness, Mega Lifesciences with its flagship brand ‘Ginsomin’ donated a water dispenser to Sri Medhananda Daham Pasala in Walana, Panadura. This is one of many CSR projects Mega Lifesciences carries out throughout the year and

‘Change a Life’: An initiative by Colombo Chapter of YPO

Views - 21 Saturday, 15 June 2019 03:04

The Young Professionals Organisation, as a step towards becoming a socially responsible entity, organised a donation drive for the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks, which unfolded in two distinct phases. Phase one was primarily aimed at supporti

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery organises blood donation camp for 6th consecutive year

Views - 17 Saturday, 15 June 2019 03:03

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery, a pioneer in the gem and jewellery trade, recently held a blood donation camp for the sixth consecutive year. The blood donation camp which was held at Nithyakalyani premises with the participation of Nithyakalyan

Moratuwa ‘Y’ conducts beach cleaning

Views - 18 Saturday, 15 June 2019 03:02

YMCA of Moratuwa joined hands with the YMCA brothers and sisters throughout the world in celebrating 175 years of volunteerism by participating in the ‘YMCA World Challenge 2019’. The movement established in 1844 in London has spread to 119 count

SFML’s new initiative to spread love and hope in the nation garners warm responses

Views - 27 Saturday, 15 June 2019 02:56

Serendib Flour Mills Ltd. (SFML), the producer of Sri Lanka’s foremost wheat flour brand ‘7 Star’, took its mission of ‘nourishing the nation’ to new heights with a new initiative aimed at bringing the nation together. At a time the country

Munchee to support Mihintala Aloka Pooja and many other Poson activities

Views - 24 Saturday, 15 June 2019 02:54

Munchee, the flagship brand of CBL and the market leader in Sri Lanka’s biscuits industry, has come forward to support Mihintala Aloka Pooja and many other religious activities during the forthcoming Poson season as a part of its CSR initiatives.

‘Munchee Samaga Gamata Sarana’ projects by Ceylon Biscuits gather momentum

Views - 26 Saturday, 8 June 2019 00:05

Galenbindunuwewa, a remote area in North Central Sri Lanka, in the Anuradhapura district, home to a community of about 120 families, was the most recent beneficiary of the ‘Munchee Samaga Gamata Sarana’ community program designed to uplift the li

Idea Group donates i-Panels to restore Katuwapitiya Church ceiling

Views - 29 Saturday, 8 June 2019 00:01

Idea Group of Companies that offer revolutionary roofing solutions and interior decorating solutions to Sri Lankans engaged in a worthy cause. The company by donating i-Panel ceiling sheets contributed towards restoration process of the devastated St

NDB holds blood donation campaign

Views - 24 Saturday, 8 June 2019 00:00

NDB partnered with the Nation Blood Bank to host a special blood donation campaign recently. The blood donation campaign organised by the NDB Staff Recreational Club was held on 30 May and saw a massive response of volunteers among the bank’s staff

Sri Lanka Malay Association Rupee Fund distributes dry rations

Views - 20 Saturday, 8 June 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Malay Association Rupee Fund distributes dry rations Sri Lanka Malay Association Rupee Fund distributed dry rations to the needy people to mark Ramazan at the Malay Association premises Colombo recently. Here MP A.H.M. Fowzie along with f

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Difference between a woman and a man (yin and yang) and finding solutions to violence in society

Thursday, 18 July 2019

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I wish Sajith Premadasa had taken up a challenging ministry to showcase his prowess

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Expectations, father and son Sajith Premadasa has put his hands up for leadership in the party and for nomination by the United National Party in the forthcoming presidential elections. I wish Sajith had tested himself, and had given the public a cha

Foreign Affairs and Defence to be one portfolio?

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Unless we are all suffering from dementia, the last experience with a foreign military on our soil should be very clear in our heads. The Indian Peace Keeping Force landed in Sri Lanka to supposedly bring peace to the war-torn country when the LTTE t

Federer lessons for Sri Lanka tourism

Thursday, 18 July 2019

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