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50,000 lives improved through Fonterra’s grass roots sustainability projects

Views - 6 Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:50

Ensuring that every person has access to basic resources such as clean water and quality education will provide rural communities with a greater opportunity to reach their full potential, according to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United N


Allianz Lanka alerts road users at unprotected railway crossings

Views - 5 Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka is witnessing a steady rise in the number of accidents at unprotected railway crossings, with 256 casualties and 180 deaths related to accidents associated with railroads during this year alone.


Saranath Dhamma Nikethana Bodhi tree protection wall unveiling ceremony

Views - 3 Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:00

A Bodhigara (Bodhi tree shrine) funded by the CHEC Port City Colombo Ltd. for a sacred Bo sapling from the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya was recently planted by President Maithripala Sirisena. The newly enclosed Bodhi Tree is located at the Saranath Dhamma N


Bairaha hands over scholarships to support children of employees

Views - 4 Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:00

As a trusted brand which has being close to the hearts of consumers for generations, Bairaha in keeping its commitment to support the educational advancement of the future generation handed over four scholarships to students whose parents are employe


LOLC Micro Credit launches CSR program to support students of Kilinochchi Maha Vidyalam

Views - 8 Saturday, 11 November 2017 00:27

LOLC Micro Credit Ltd. (LOMC), Sri Lanka’s largest and only microfinance provider to have received the prestigious certification for Client Protection Principles, is a subsidiary of the LOLC Group. The company recently launched a social responsibil


Chinese Embassy provides assistance to Special Education School

Views - 10 Saturday, 11 November 2017 00:00

On 6 November, Wu Xiaolin, wife of Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang, handed over a donation of Rs. 1.094 million to the Special Education School of Hambantota to assist the school to improve education conditions. Wu also handed over school bags, educa


LB Finance contributes to Sri Lanka Federation of the Visually Handicapped

Views - 10 Saturday, 11 November 2017 00:00

An undertaking has been launched by LB finance PLC to address the critical needs of the health sector in Sri Lanka and to instigate the required change that would significantly impact the lives of all citizens of Sri Lanka. In LB Finance’s ongoing


AIA employees lend a hand to Batticaloa school

Views - 7 Saturday, 11 November 2017 00:00

AIA Insurance employees gathered to colour-wash a school building in Batticaloa, under a series of CSR efforts called ‘HR Rendezvous – we come to you’. Staff from Colombo and other regional offices travelled to Batticaloa to join AIA colleagues


AAP – ‘Give Life’ at Panama Maha Vidyalaya

Views - 10 Saturday, 11 November 2017 00:00

Academy for Administrative Professionals, in her mission to uplift the morals and lives of students, especially who live in remote areas proceeded with ‘Give Life’ which is the AAP annual CSR project. On request by the Panama Maha Vidyalaya Panam


Over Rs. 10 m bonanza for good drivers in Colombo

Views - 11 Friday, 3 November 2017 00:00

A campaign ordered by the Police Chief as a motivation for good drivers got off the block in Colombo and is ongoing with rewards to the tune of a whopping over Rs. 10 million, a Police spokesman said.


BMICH commemorates founders with eye and blood donation campaigns 

Views - 11 Friday, 3 November 2017 00:00

S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike National Memorial Foundation (BMICH) recently organised a series of blood and eye donation campaigns, as well as religious observances, in commemoration of its founders. Those who signed up to


Siddhalepa sponsors environment protection at religious sites as part of green mission

Views - 9 Friday, 3 November 2017 00:00

The Siddhalepa Group enhanced their traditional environment protection activities at all key religious places of worship and festivals this year, as their commitment to create a healthier environment.


Lions of Colombo (Host) donate ‘Gift of Life’ to over 2,500 people in Tudugala, Sobithagama

Views - 37 Friday, 3 November 2017 00:00

Water scarcity is the lack of sufficient available water resources to meet water needs within a region. It affects every continent and around 2.8 billion people around the world at least one month out of every year. More than 1.2


‘Seylan Pahasara’ 134th library gains ground

Views - 5 Friday, 3 November 2017 00:00

‘Seylan Pehesara’ 134th library was successfully developed and handed over to the students of Jinaraja Girls College of Gampola. Over 2,300 students together with their teachers will benefit out of this facility which includes access to


Bank of Ceylon’s Hindu Association conducts Annual Nine-Day Navarathri Pooja

Views - 10 Saturday, 28 October 2017 00:17

A significant feature of the Bank of Ceylon, which celebrated its 78th anniversary this year, is that from its very inception it has had very active, multiple religious and literary associations


Serendib Flour Mills celebrates World Children’s Day with students of CEHIC

Views - 6 Saturday, 28 October 2017 00:00

As part of its ongoing CSR efforts, Serendib Flour Mills (SFML) recently renovated the bus belonging to the Centre for the Education of Hearing Impaired Children (CEHIC) in Kelaniya in commemoration


SriLankan Airlines, Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan launch ‘Child Friendly Police Station’ proje

Views - 8 Saturday, 28 October 2017 00:00

SriLankan Airlines and the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan have taken an important step forward in combating all forms of child abuse in Sri Lanka with the launch of the ‘Child Friendly Police Station’ project, aimed at protecting child victi


NOLIMIT celebrates World Children’s Day at National Zoo, Dehiwala

Views - 12 Saturday, 28 October 2017 00:00

The 40,000 or more visitors to the Dehiwala Zoo on Sunday, 1 October were in for a big surprise. NOLIMIT, Sri Lanka’s leading fashion retail chain celebrated World Children’s Day by turning the zoo into an exciting world of fun and games complete


CDB celebrates decade of empowering education via Sisudiri Scholarships

Views - 6 Saturday, 28 October 2017 00:00

Celebrating a decade of empowering young people to maximise their academic prowess, Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) presented 50 scholarships under its flagship CDB Sisudiri Scholarship Programme, which has been held consecutively sin


Bank of Ceylon brings ray of sunshine to Apeksha Hospital on World’s Children’s Day

Views - 13 Saturday, 14 October 2017 00:05

As a responsible bank that has a greater social responsibility, the Bank of Ceylon has taken upon itself to care for a special group of children who do not have the opportunity of a normal joyful childhood on this Children’s Day in a more meaningfu


Singapore Airlines’ 70th anniversary events raise $2.55 m for community chest

Views - 8 Saturday, 14 October 2017 00:00

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has raised S$2.55 million for Community Chest through three fundraising events, organised as part of the Airline’s 70th anniversary celebrations. Proceeds from the SIA Family Day, SIA Group Charity Run and SIA Charity Gala


Harpic completes Phase One in national sanitation drive

Views - 9 Saturday, 14 October 2017 00:00

The first set of 100 toilets commissioned by the Ministry of City Planning and Water together with Harpic was completed recently, providing clean sanitation facilities to over 30 households and one school in Katana.


Fashion Bug ‘Sisu Dirimaga’ shows the way forward for schoolchildren

Views - 6 Saturday, 14 October 2017 00:00

Fashion Bug, conducted its latest ‘Sisu Dirimaga’ CSR program in Kandy recently offering mentorship and career path guidance sessions to help the school children make positive life choices.


HSBC supports relief efforts for communities in need

Views - 8 Saturday, 14 October 2017 00:00

Communities across Sri Lanka have been battling bad weather and an unprecedented increase in the spreading of dengue this year. With the objective of supportinglocal communities and bringingthem some relief, HSBC,


Seylan Bank conducts scholarship seminars in North and East

Views - 11 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:59

Seylan Bank hosted a series of Grade 5 Scholarship seminars in the North and East, to enrich the quality of academic skills of students who are sitting for Grade 5 Scholarship exam this year.


Coca-Cola ‘Gives Back Life’ to over 35,000 bottles collected during National Coastal and Marine Res

Views - 13 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:00

The National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Week was recently commemorated and the opening ceremony was launched at Crow Island Beach Park, Matakkulliya. It was the launch of 14 district programs with 72 locations along the coastal distric


‘Country Roads’ lifts hopes of hundreds of needy children

Views - 12 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:00

The Country Music Foundation (CMF) on the successful conclusion in March 2017 of South Asia’s longest, running concert series – ‘Country Roads’ – has donated a combined total of Rs. 971,000 to a series of charities and schools, providing fo


‘Pilibimbu 2017’ by Photographic Art Society of Ananda College next week

Views - 24 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:00

Pilibimbu, the annual showcase event of the Photographic Art Society of Ananda College, Colombo, will be unveiled this year at the J.D.A. Gallery on Monday and Tuesday, 10 and 11 October. The exhibition which will be graced by various luminaries from


Ceylinco Life helps students prepare for Grade 5 scholarship exams

Views - 12 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:00

Nearly 2,300 students who sat the Year 5 scholarship examination this year received valuable prepping courtesy of Ceylinco Life which conducted a series of 10 seminars for them.


Port City Colombo sponsors island-wide beach clean-up

Views - 29 Saturday, 30 September 2017 00:08

Port City Colombo was the chief sponsor of an island wide beach clean-up organised by the Marine Environmental Protection Authority (MEPA), to commemorate the National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Week. The mega clean-up operation conduc


Today's Columnists

Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.


Maldives forcefully voices plight of small island states at climate change conference

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.


The Blue Green Budget of the Unity Government

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000


Starship budgets and the “Bicycle Brigade”

Friday, 17 November 2017

One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.


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