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Let’s save the splendour of Adam’s Peak on this pilgrimage

Views - 37 Saturday, 8 December 2018 00:00

Although Adam’s Peak is the third highest mountain in the central mountain range, when we consider its economic, social, environmental and cultural impact on Sri Lanka, we can consider indubitably, that it is the most important mountain in our coun

Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation provides Rs. 40 m flood relief to 9 locations across Sri Lanka

Views - 50 Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:10

Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation distributed aid to the value of Rs. 40 million in flood affected areas of Sri Lanka on Wednesday (28 November). The foundation provided flood aid including dry rations, water, tin sheets, children’s uniforms and books dis

John Keells Foundation conducts campaign for Int’l Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Views - 66 Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:00

John Keells Foundation conducted a public transport campaign recently to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, for the third successive year. This year’s campaign is targeting bus commuters within the C

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery shows commitment to environment with beach cleaning campaign

Views - 53 Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:00

As part of its commitment towards the environment, Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery, a pioneer in the gem and jewellery trade in Sri Lanka, held a beach clean-up campaign recently along Marine Drive from Wellawatta to Dehiwala. This was incidentall

New bags, new books, new lessons

Views - 50 Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:00

The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Bank (MUFG) conducted its annual CSR initiative, earlier this month, utilising the platform built by the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) Sri Lanka. The initiative saw a group of 50 children fro

‘Yalu Daskam’ by HNB Finance inspires young minds through arts and crafts

Views - 45 Saturday, 24 November 2018 00:10

Reaching another milestone in their journey to inspire young minds to create, Sri Lanka’s leading financial services provider, HNB Finance held two more arts and crafts programs for school children in Chilaw and Kantale. Yalu Daskam is an ongoing

Fashion Bug conducts motivation and career guidance programs for students in Southern Province

Views - 56 Saturday, 24 November 2018 00:00

Fashion Bug, Sri Lanka’s pioneer fashion retailer is an industry leader known for its exceptional corporate social responsibility programs. A brand that is constantly looking to engage with purpose driven efforts, Fashion Bug recently conducted fiv

Pelwatte Dairy donates milk powder for underprivileged children in Badulla

Views - 66 Saturday, 24 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s 100% local dairy manufacturer, Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd. (PDIL), has for years been instrumental in driving Sri Lanka towards being self-sufficient in milk. A part of the company’s approach has also been to uplift the lives of th

Crysbro’s ‘Sisu Diriya’ program steps in to upgrade and establish libraries in rural schools

Views - 39 Saturday, 24 November 2018 00:00

Crysbro, a leader in the poultry industry, initiated a series of programs centred on the ‘Sisu Diriya’ concept to encourage school children in 15 locations islandwide (within close proximity to Crysbro business centres) to sharpen their critical

Pan Asia Bank comes forward to improve facilities at 2 healthcare institutes in Kurunegala

Views - 45 Saturday, 24 November 2018 00:00

Completing yet another project under the Pan Asia Ban’’s island-wide CSR initiative for 2018 to improve facilities at identified hospitals, the North Western regional branch of the bank conducted two CSR projects in the

Fairfirst Insurance continues to invest in their community agenda

Views - 59 Thursday, 22 November 2018 00:00

For years, Fairfirst Insurance have taken a prime standpoint in educating and building awareness among school children and the general public on the importance of road rules & regulations. This project has continued to be exercised in partnership wit

MUFG Bank donates stationery to schoolchildren in Dodangoda, Kalutara

Views - 208 Thursday, 22 November 2018 00:00

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s (MUFG) banking entity, MUFG Bank, Colombo Representative Office presented brand new stationery items, including bags and shoes, to schoolchildren from low income families in Dodangoda. The presentation ceremony was

Students of University of Colombo build aesthetic classrooms for school in Waduraba

Views - 63 Thursday, 22 November 2018 00:00

A music room isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you hear of a school with deprived needs. It’s rather overlooked as it’s not considered a part of ‘education’. However aesthetic education is pivotal for the upbringing of a well-ba

DFCC Bank felicitates Samata English CSR program graduates

Views - 58 Thursday, 22 November 2018 00:00

Strengthening its strategic CSR pillar of Education, DFCC Bank recently organised a graduation ceremony for its second batch of students who participated in its English education CSR program, ‘Samata English’. Held at the DFCC Bank Auditorium, th

Union Manushyathwaya continues to foster communities across Sri Lanka

Views - 40 Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:10

‘Union Manushyathwaya – Danuwath, Suwapath, Yahapath Hetak’ – CSR brand of Union Assurance continuously dedicates its efforts to raise awareness and educate the people around the island providing them with required guidance and education on p

NDB assists in uplifting education standards for children in rural areas

Views - 44 Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00

With a view to making ‘Responsible Behaviour’ an integral part of the Bank, a team from NDB including staff from diverse departments conducted a workshop to uplift the education standards for children in a remote area in Kegalle. Welhella Kanisht

Coca-Cola, LAUGFS Petroleum initiate ‘Give Back Life’ PET plastic collection and recycling project

Views - 36 Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00

Further expanding the scope of its ‘Give Back Life’ PET plastic collection and recycling campaign, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd., with its recycling partner Eco Spindles joined hands with LAUGFS Petroleum, to place ‘Give Back Life’ PET

Pan Asia Bank conducts another CSR project at Digana Rehabilitation Centre

Views - 35 Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00

As part of a recently initiated countrywide CSR initiative aimed at improving hospital facilities in needy areas, staff members of Pan Asia Bank Central region came forward yet again to improve facilities at the Digana Rehabilitation Centre, which tr

Cathay Pacific Airways works with Kala Musu Kadella

Views - 33 Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00

Cathay Pacific Airways Colombo team spent an evening interacting with children at the Kala Musu Kadella, a home for children in Kalutara, 40 km from Colombo. It is a home for children who are victims of abuse, abandoned by families or dropped out of

Ebony Holdings empowers local communities through CSR

Views - 57 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:10

Ebony Holdings, a leader in men’s fashion apparel in Sri Lanka, has successfully completed several social responsibility projects addressing numerous pressing social issues prevailing in the country. This series of CSR initiatives focused on commun

NDB employee volunteerism improves infrastructure of Bulugahatenna Maha Vidyalaya

Views - 34 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

Education is vital for rural transformation, and economic and ecological progress of communities. However, many schools in rural areas cannot function properly due to poor infrastructure. School infrastructure includes classrooms as well as sanitatio

BMICH commemorates its founders with blood donation campaign

Views - 27 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

The BMICH, Sri Lanka’s most recognisable and iconic landmark, recently organised a blood donation campaign in commemoration and honour of its founders, late Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, late Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike and of form

People’s Leasing Maharagama conducts special medical clinic and multi-faceted mobile service

Views - 27 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC is one of the leading non-bank finance companies in Sri Lanka that has secured the market leadership for many years. PLC Maharagama branch in association with Maharagama police station recently sponsored a special med

NOLIMIT creates delightful memories on Children’s Day 2018 together with National Zoo

Views - 23 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading fashion retail chain, NOLIMIT celebrated Children’s Day in partnership with the National Zoological Garden. The annual event was held for the sixth year, and was a part of NOLIMIT’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) init

Gal-Oya Plantations successfully completes first ‘Mau Piya Wandana’ program

Views - 55 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:10

Gal-Oya Plantations Limited (GOPL) recently organised a special initiative, under its Corporate Social Responsibility program, named ‘Mau Piya Wandana’. It was aimed at strengthening the bond between parents and their children through spiritual c

Iluka Lanka Resources powers leadership among children in Wanathawilluwa

Views - 117 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:00

Seven groups of children attending six schools in the Wanathawilluwa Division, Puttalam, were treated to a rare opportunity to attend a three-day leadership workshop, where they learned to look at community issues creatively, and develop a well-thoug

Deen Brothers Imports undertakes yet another project to serve the community

Views - 46 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:00

Deen Brothers Imports Ltd., Matara and Najeeb Deen Foundation recently undertook a community service project to build a fully equipped library and computer laboratory for the Al Huda Secondary School in Hora

Seylan Bank felicitates high-flying Grade Five Scholarship Tikiri account holders

Views - 22 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:00

Seylan Tikiri, the most sought-after minor savings account in Sri Lanka, felicitated Tikiri account holders who had excelled in the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination with a cash prize of Rs. 100,000. H.A. Senuji Akithma Hettiarachchi from Reggie Ranatu

ComBank sponsors math support program for four Mullaitivu schools

Views - 33 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:00

Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently sponsored a math support program, benefitting 130 students in four schools in the Mullaitivu area, in collaboration with the Sasnaka Sansada Foundation whichconducted the program. Aligned with the Bank’s educatio

Coca-Cola and Perera & Sons pledge to ‘Give Back Life’ for PET plastic packaging

Views - 54 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

Sustaining the momentum of its ‘Give Back Life’ PET plastic recycling campaign from the recently launched Colombo-Katunayake Expressway project in partnership with the Road Development Authority, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd., has joined han

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Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019

Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a fine warning to his readers. He has warned against going by ‘social proof’ or ‘majority view

Poson ponderings on positional power: ‘Authority vested’ vs. ‘authority wasted’

Monday, 17 June 2019

We witnessed a serene Poson Poya, in a far more improved security setting in Sri Lanka. Whilst the Sri Lankan life slowly returning to normal, political fronts do not appear to show the same. Has the political power become the people ‘pava’ (sin)

Emperors without clothes: Is Mother Lanka naked too?

Monday, 17 June 2019

The expression ‘The Emperor without clothes’ derives from the Hans Anderson tale that is based on Sufi wisdom. The Emperor in Anderson’s story was without doubt, the finest dressed man in the land and he loved wearing fine clothes and spent al

The confusion of the collision is becoming indescribable!

Monday, 17 June 2019

Strange are the things we are witnessing in the political scene. The fast-evaporating trust and confidence in politicians and the Government are seriously destroying the harmony of the nation. The Prime Minister of the country has admitted that the

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