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10th of Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series-2018 at Gampaha

Views - 29 Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:00

SDB bank has organised an island-wide Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series for Grade 5 students. This will be carried out as a CSR project and a few of the seminars will be from Tamil medium too. The 10th seminar of the seri

Creativities and potentials

Views - 24 Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:00

This is a celebration of the uncelebrated, which took place on the evening of 5 May. Such an outpouring of creativities and potentials, so easily taken for granted, cannot be allowed to go uncommented.

Sri Lanka participates in World Environment Day 2018 in New York

Views - 78 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka participated in the World Environment Day 2018, organised by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP),

World Environment Day 2018 celebrations at the Taj

Views - 36 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Ever since its conception in 1974, World Environment Day has had a special theme relating to the pressing environmental

Anantaya Resorts launches project to minimise one-time plastic products

Views - 46 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Coinciding with the World Environmental Day, Anantaya Resorts & Spas of LAUGFS Leisure launched a special initiative

HNB marks World Environment Day with ‘Green Pledge’

Views - 24 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

HNB marked the United Nation’s World Environment Day by recommitting to the HNB Green Pledge – a promise by every HNB

Hemas embarks on reforestation program in Dankotuwa to commemorate World Environment Day

Views - 66 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Hemas Group partnered with the Divisional Secretary in Dankotuwa and the community to increase the forest cover of Sri Lanka

Vesak celebrated in European Parliament for first time

Views - 16 Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:33

For the first time in the European Parliament in Brussels, Vesak as a day of international observance was marked with a special ceremony on Thursday (24 May). The special Vesak ceremony

BMICH staff present ‘Bakthi Gee’

Views - 21 Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:00

The staff members of the iconic BMICH came together to present an evening of ‘Bakthi Gee’ on Vesak Poya day for the second consecutive year.The performance was held at the entrance to the BMICH premises where the ‘Bakthi Gee’ singing was enjo

NDB holds company ifthar

Views - 19 Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:00

NDB Shareek Islamic Banking along with the Bank’s Staff Recreational Club (NDBSRC) recently held a company ifthar ahead of Ramadan, followed by evening prayers. The ifthar was attended by NDB Director/CEO Dimantha Seneviratne and senior members of

Air Force conducts medical clinic at Victoria Home

Views - 25 Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) conducted a medical clinic for the inmates of the Victoria Home at Rajagiriya on Tuesday (29 May).

Children benefit from Army initiative

Views - 9 Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:00

As a part of their commitment to work for the welfare of the society, the tri forces routinely conduct special programs to reach out to the communities that are mostly in the lower ends of the society. Many of these programs are aimed to uplift the l

Emirates Airline Foundation recognised for global humanitarian efforts

Views - 22 Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:00

The Emirates Airline Foundation has been recognised by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) for its outstanding humanitarian and outreach projects and work that span the globe.UAE Vice President, Prime Minister a

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery initiates beach cleaning campaign to celebrate 40th anniversary

Views - 33 Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:00

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery, a pioneer in the gem and jewellery trade in Sri Lanka, celebrated its 40th anniversary through a series of social service events. As part of those events they held a beach clean-up campaign along Marine Drive from

A.S. Jayawardena: The public policy management role model of our time

Views - 111 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:01

The demise of A.S. Jayawardena, former Governor Central Bank and Secretary to the Treasury will no doubt leave a notable

Economic policy wisdom of A.S. Jayawardena – Lessons to learn

Views - 29 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Economic policy actions implemented by the Central Bank under the stewardship of A.S. Jayawardena in the interest

Tribute to Sunil Karunanayake

Views - 56 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

The evergreen, erstwhile crusader for Thurstan is no more. He was an Accountant by profession, a fellow member of the Institute

Fashion Bug conducts teacher training program in Matara

Views - 34 Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:00

Leading fashion retailer Fashion Bug conducted a successful teacher training program in Matara recently to enhance their knowledge in building a brighter future for school children. This program was hosted by Professor Sarath Wijesuriya where the te

AB Securitas rewards student for success at O/L’s

Views - 29 Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:00

Kasuni Hansana Seneviratne, a student attending Rathnavali Balika Vidyalaya Gampaha, was recently rewarded by AB Securitas Ltd. (ABS) for achieving the island 1st rank at the G.C.E. O/L’s 2018. The management of AB Securitas presented her with a ca

Amãna Takaful distributes balanced meals to public on World Health Day

Views - 47 Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:00

Spearheading the Takaful insurance concept in Sri Lanka, Amãna Takaful PLC encourages its stakeholders to adopt healthy habits for a fulfilling and healthy life. On the occasion of World Health Day, Amana Takaful took up the mantle as a responsible

Etihad Airways hosts orphans for special aircraft experience

Views - 64 Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:00

136 children from orphanages and children’s homes across the country enjoyed a special day on board an Etihad Airways plane watching movies, playing games and being catered with nutritious meals. The Etihad Airways initiative was a joint collabora

People’s Leasing Vavuniya branch conducts ‘Diri Diviya’CSR to enhance capabilities of SME sector

Views - 82 Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:00

The number one non-bank finance company in Sri Lanka, People’s Leasing & Finance PLC in a bid to enhance proficiency levels of entrepreneurs and business community based in Vavuniya held the sixth program of the ‘Diri Diviya’ CSR. The event tha

Gift of water for Yatiella Kanishta Vidyalaya

Views - 28 Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:29

Water is a basic human need; over three million people do not have access to safe water in Sri Lanka. This is a problem that affects over three million people with half of them being children (National Wate

Port City funds dansala in Kepungoda

Views - 49 Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:00

A two-day rice and curry dansala was held in the Negombo area, on Vesak day and the following day by the Port City Colombo-funded Fishermen’s Livelihood Support Society Ltd. (FLSSL), in collaboration with the Kepun

NDB commemorates Earth Day with Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka

Views - 21 Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:00

NDB partnered with the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka to implement a sustainability awareness program for schools islandwide. This project under the theme ‘Leaders for Sustainability’ aims to nurt

SLIM brings ‘Smiles’ to Sanhinda Children’s Home

Views - 38 Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:00

Seeking to bring joy and a sense of care to children who live without parental care and love, SLIM organised the annual CSR project at Sanhinda Children’s Home, Padukka, recently. The project, which was named ‘Smiles’ was organised for the seco

DFCC’s Samata English Program continues to enrich lives of youth

Views - 17 Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:00

Fulfilling its commitment to impart essential life skills and knowledge amongst the public, DFCC Bank is proud to continue its impactful CSR project, ‘Samata English’, which delivered impressive results during its inaugural ye

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

Views - 38 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 - 20 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 - 51 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

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The Brahmin footprint in Sri Lankan history

Saturday, 17 November 2018

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Country paying for Sirisena’s childlike behaviour

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Many were surprised on 26 October to see former President Rajapaksa being appointed Prime Minister by the very man who defeated him a couple years ago, at a considerable risk to himself and to those who helped him win the election. Then events beca

The JR-MR effect

Saturday, 17 November 2018

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The fish that swallowed the whale

Friday, 16 November 2018

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