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Swadeshi Khomba illuminates ‘Keragala Raja Maha Viharaya’ for 4th consecutive year

Views - 12 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:52

Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, the market leader in Sri Lanka for herbal personal care products, has sponsored the ‘Aloka Poojawa’ of the historic Keragala Raja Maha Viharaya recently under the theme ‘Swadeshi Khomba Aloka Puja Sathkaraya’ a

Dr. Saman Weerasinghe Foundation illuminates Aloka Pooja at Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya

Views - 7 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

Dr. Saman Weerasinghe Foundation illuminated the Aloka Pooja at sacred Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya to mark Vesak, the thrice blessed day which fell on 29 April of this year with Venerable Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangaharakitha Thero.

Sri Ramco Roofing donates roofing sheets to Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment in Pudukuduirippu

Views - 16 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

Sri Ramco Lanka Ltd., the leading ISO accredited roofing solutions provider in Sri Lanka, recently donated a stock of roofing sheets to the 14th battalion of Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment. Sri Ramco Roofing handed over the relevant donation to Acting

Cinnamon Legends celebrates Vesak

Views - 7 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Legends Ltd., which is the pioneering and leading company in exporting value added cinnamon products in Sri Lanka, organised a Vesak Dansal to mark the Vesak festival on 28 May.

Seylan Bank conducts Ice Cream Dansal for 6th consecutive year

Views - 7 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

In commemoration of the Vesak season, Seylan Bank organised an ice cream dansala, at Seylan Towers recently. Seylan Bank Director and CEO Kapila Ariyaratne, senior management, and staff members participated at this event. The bank distributed 23,000

Vesak lantern competition and exhibition by Siddhalepa staff

Views - 6 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

Siddhalepa staff came out in their full strength, with sheer creativity and innovation to display some novel and beautiful lanterns this Vesak. Lanterns turned out for the inter department annual competition were displayed at the Siddhalepa Hospital

Nawaloka Hospital lights up for annual Vesak 2018 celebrations

Views - 5 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

Devotional chanting and songs popularly known as Bakthi Gee, a sumptuous vegetarian Dansala and lights decked up the entire building of Nawaloka Hospital as Chief Guest, Nawaloka Hospitals Chairman, Dr Jayantha Dharmadasa together with the directors

‘Inside Access’ shares knowledge this Vesak season

Views - 14 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:57

Inside Access spreads knowledge during this Vesak season with the introduction of the Inside Access Information Dansela at Access Tower 2, Union Place. Held on 29 April, the Information Dansela was extended an additional day, due to its positive rece

‘Today a Reader – Tomorrow a Leader’ by Just In Time Group

Views - 17 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

Just In Time Group (JIT), the leading ICT Systems and Solutions Provider, commemorated their 20 years in business by launching its 20 Reading Corners Project – ‘Today a Reader – Tomorrow a Leader’, under its CSR initiative.

Serendib Flour Mills marks Vesak with generous Banis Dansals

Views - 8 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

Joining in the community spirit of the Vesak festival, Serendib Flour Mills (SFML) held a Banis Dansala near the Narahenpita Police Hospital for the local community for the third consecutive year. The Banis Dansala was organised in

Union Bank celebrates Vesak with Bodu Bathi Gee Saraniya

Views - 9 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

In celebration of Vesak, Union Bank held Bodu Bathi Gee Saraniya 2018 at the bank’s head office premises recently. Union Bank Director and Chief Executive Officer Indrajit Wickramasinghe was present at the event

Ladybird Teacher Training Program with Expographic Books

Views - 28 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

Ladybird recently held a teacher training session in Colombo. Organised in association with Expographic Books, and attended by nearly 80 primary school teachers and local book distributors, the program introduced its popular reading series Ladybird R

People’s Leasing Tangalle branch conducts workshop on saving habits for children

Views - 11 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC’s Tangalle branch conducted a workshop on saving habits aimed at pre-school children. This preliminary program held at the Tangalle Town Hall was participated by pre-school children with their parents and teachers.

Over 2000 business partners at Sidhalepa’s health camp for Western Province

Views - 7 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

A series of health camps were held by Siddhalepa to promote good health among its business partners mainly wholesale and retail traders of Siddhalepa products. As the leading Ayurveda manufacturer and distributor in the country, Siddhalepa’s missio

Combank assists welfare project and installs ATM at National Eye Hospital

Views - 12 Saturday, 5 May 2018 00:49

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has assisted a project to enhance welfare facilities provided inside the National Eye Hospital and has also installed an ATM at the premises for the convenience of patients and visitors.

HNB partners Bolawalana Ave Maria Convent’s 20th anniversary walk

Views - 36 Saturday, 5 May 2018 00:00

HNB announced that it would be joining in Bolawalana Ave Maria Convent’s 20th anniversary walk, by serving as the main sponsor and official banker. Situated in Bolawalana, Negombo, the school’s celebratory event, ‘BAMC walk’, take place on 12

Hayleys Group lights up Vesak 2018

Views - 15 Saturday, 5 May 2018 00:00

The Hayleys Group celebrated Vesak at the Group Headquarters situated at Deans Road on 29 April. The evening’s proceedings included Bhakthi Gee sung by the members of the staff and many dansalas contributed by group companies for the public. The ev

A place to call home for 25 IDP families from Tokyo Cement

Views - 42 Saturday, 5 May 2018 00:00

Not having a place to call home or to be safe and comfortable with your loved ones is one of the most destitute situations no human being ever wants to be in. Imagine a situation where you had to let go of everything you own, give up th

Bank of Ceylon conducts annual sand paving ceremony at Anuradhapura Jaya Shri Maha Bodhi

Views - 11 Saturday, 28 April 2018 00:39

With the blessings and the guidance of the Atamasthanadipathi of Anuradhapura, the Venerable Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Thero, the ceremony of strewing white sand at Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Upper Maluwa and Lower Maluwa was conducted with the

SLT commemorates Vesak with ‘Pansiya Panas Jathaka Katha’

Views - 8 Saturday, 28 April 2018 00:00

Themed under ‘Communicating our values to the next generation’, the telecommunication provider of the nation, Sri Lanka Telecom has taken steps to enlighten the public on the noble personal qualities of Bodhisattva. This m

Holy Mass in Thanksgiving to commemorate Seylan Bank’s 30th anniversary

Views - 11 Saturday, 28 April 2018 00:00

Having commenced banking operations in 1998, Seylan Bank celebrates 30 years of service this year. As one of the initiatives of the 30th anniversary celebrations, a Holy Mass in Thanksgiving will be held at the St. Joseph’s Church, Malwatte Thiland

NDB holds Sooriya Mangalya in celebration of Avurudu

Views - 9 Saturday, 28 April 2018 00:00

NDB organised an Avurudu event – NDB Soorya Mangalya at the Aqua Pearl Lake Resort – Moratuwa to celebrate the Sinhala and Tamil New Year with the bank’s staff. The event was a whole new experience for the ND

People’s Bank sponsors cleaning campaign at sacred grounds of Sri Pada

Views - 10 Saturday, 28 April 2018 00:00

People’s Bank recently sponsored the ‘Environmental campaign at Sri Pada sacred grounds 2018’ under its corporate social responsibility program. Accordingly, a cleaning campaign was driven at the sacred ground

RDB Bank launches school sanitary program

Views - 9 Saturday, 28 April 2018 00:00

Regional Development Bank, a fully state owned Premier Development Bank in the island has launched a social responsibility program by providing sanitary facilities to rural schools with lesser infrastructure. As an initial step the bank selected 25 s

Central Industries provides total water supply system to Diyapota Vidyalaya, Embilipiya

Views - 13 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:46

Central industries PLC is the manufacturer of Sri Lanka’s foremost water-pipe and accessories brand ‘National PVC’ and electrical switches with the ‘Krypton’ brand name. The company engaging in a CSR project donated a ‘Total Water Supply

Mount Lavinia beach clean-up this Sunday

Views - 27 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

On 22 April each year the celebration of Earth Day is marked and the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It is celebrated by millions of people every year; and each year is governed by a theme that allows related ac

Children of Kedella Respite Therapeutic Centre celebrate New Year

Views - 10 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

The children of ‘Kedella’, the respite therapeutic centre (RTC) for survivors of child sexual abuse run by LEADS, celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year recently with a talent show and exhibition. The event was graced by the presence of Ch

PLC Ampara branch hosts pre-school teacher training program

Views - 15 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

Ampara branch of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC (PLC) hosted a preschool teacher training program at the auditorium of the District Secretariat, Ampara at the request made by the District Secretariat, Ampara.

International Hotel School students CSR project

Views - 13 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

Celebrating the opening of the new kitchen at the International Hotel School (IHS) recently, students decided that the first items prepared must benefit the less fortunate. Owing to this contribution to society a charity event was organised. Students

‘Knit and Chat’: A youthful sale by the old sea at MLH

Views - 10 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

Mount Lavinia Hotel has always supported and opened her doors to help. Her benevolent nature resides within and through the very halls of this great hotel. Owing to her helpful nature she opened her doors for the ‘Knit and Chat’ sale for yet anot

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

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Monday, 21 May 2018

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Monday, 21 May 2018

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Monday, 21 May 2018

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