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

Views - 13 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 - 7 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 - 6 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 28 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 - 11 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 - 15 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 - 11 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 - 10 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 - 16 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 - 19 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 - 20 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 - 23 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 - 19 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 - 14 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

Fairfirst Insurance contributes towards Zion Church in Batticaloa

Views - 25 Saturday, 8 June 2019 00:00

The leadership team of Fairfirst Insurance met up with Pastor Roshan Maheshan on 14 May. This meeting took place at the Zion Church, which was one of the sites of the dastardly Easter Sunday terror attacks. At this meeting Dr. Sanjeev Jha offered co

CA Sri Lanka uplifts school in Anuradhapura

Views - 20 Saturday, 8 June 2019 00:00

In keeping its commitment of making donations and contributions for national, public, educational and charitable purposes, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) extended assistance to a school in the Anuradhapura district

NDB conducts financial health sessions for English teacher trainers

Views - 18 Saturday, 1 June 2019 00:10

As a responsible corporate citizen, NDB carries out many Corporate Social Responsibility projects and education is one of the key focus areas. Having recognised the importance of English for Sri Lanka’s next generation, the bank partnered with Brit

Swadeshi Khomba illuminates ‘Matale Alu Viharaya’ during Vesak Poya

Views - 26 Saturday, 1 June 2019 00:05

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, the market leader in Sri Lanka for herbal personal care products, has sponsored the ‘Aloka Poojawa’ of the historic Matale Alu Viharaya during this Vesak Poya under the theme, ‘Swadeshi Khomba Aloka Puja Sathk

NDB organises Eye Care Camp for staff

Views - 22 Saturday, 1 June 2019 00:00

An Eye Care Camp organised by the NDB Staff Recreation Club was held last week among the bank staff along with special discounts and a free vision test. The NDB Staff Recreation Club invited all staff to avail of this opportunity by providing a speci

King’s Pavilion holds one month commemorative service for bomb victims

Views - 13 Saturday, 1 June 2019 00:00

King’s Pavilion, in a commemorative act to pay respect to the victims of the Easter Sunday bomb attacks, held a ceremony with the lighting of oil lamps to remember and invoke blessings on our citizens as well as tourists killed, those injured and t

Pan Asia Bank Negombo assists Katuwapitiya victims in partnership with Negombo Red Cross Society

Views - 14 Saturday, 1 June 2019 00:00

Swiftly responding to the needs of the most affected in the recent tragic Easter Sunday attacks in the country, Pan Asia Bank’s Negombo branch joined hands with the Red Cross Society of Negombo to organise a donation drive to benefit the victims of

Sri Lanka Cancer Society becomes centennial charity partner for AIA Insurance

Views - 21 Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:10

In honour of completing 100 years of protecting people all over Asia, AIA Insurance Sri Lanka, announced a special collaboration with the Sri Lanka Cancer Society (SLCS). With a steadfast commitment to helping people live healthier, longer, better

Valuable community project by People’s Merchant Finance

Views - 22 Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:10

People’s Merchant Finance PLC (PMF) successfully conducted a medical clinic recently in concurrence with ‘World Health Day’ at PMF Head Office premises in Colombo 2. At a period where non-communicable diseases are affecting the society signific

‘Hope’ cookies manufacturing facility in Kaduwela

Views - 23 Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:01

Pan Asia Bank Ambalangoda branch conducts blood donation drive

Views - 20 Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:01

In the aftermath of the recent tragic Easter Sunday attacks in the country Pan Asia Bank’s Ambalangoda branch along with several other southern region branches stepped up to organise a blood donation drive with a view of helping the victims. Staff

BOC concludes its Vesak programs with Bhakthi Gee and Sil observation

Views - 30 Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:00

The Bank of Ceylon’s Buddhist Association together with BOC staff organised a series of religious programs commemorating Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana on Vesak Poya day in the month of May. Among those was ‘Vesak Bhakthi Ge

CBL Sahan Sevana moves to spacious new facility, taking ‘Hope’ to new levels

Views - 31 Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:00

CBL Sahan Sevana, a project aimed at empowering the differently-abled to enable them to stand as equals and contribute towards the development of the country, recently moved its ‘Hope’ cookies manufacturing facility to a new location in Ranala, K

DFCC Bank’s ‘Samata English’ to benefit youth in Jaffna, Ampara, Ratnapura and Polonnaruwa

Views - 28 Saturday, 4 May 2019 00:01

After two years of demonstrated success, DFCC Bank’s widely lauded CSR program, Samata English, enters its third year in 2019. DFCC Bank recently signed an agreement with the Gateway Language Centre to conduct Samata English classes for the third c

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