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Threads of Time: 100 wheelchairs donated for Cerebral Palsy

Views - 49 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

Threads of Time, a fashion extravaganza that saw the best of Eastern and Western couture on the ramp via a spectacular fashion show, staged by Anita Dorai, presenter and Kavita Thulasidas, designer an

Coca-Cola drives PET bottle recycling through ‘Give Back Life’ collection bins at city events

Views - 25 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

Sustaining its momentum in driving the recycling habit amongst the general public, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. (CCBSL) recently placed its customised ‘Give Back Life’ PET plastic bottle collection bins at the Colombo Book Fair, held from 2

Tokyo Cement joins Trinco coastal clean-up campaign by MEPA

Views - 30 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

Staff of Tokyo Cement Factory in Trincomalee took part in a coastal clean-up program organised by the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) on 18 September. The main program, part of the National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation We

Fundraiser to renovate and refurbish YWCA Hostel

Views - 16 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

The YWCA of Sri Lanka staged ‘Charitha Atak’ recently at the Bishop’s College Auditorium in aid of the renovation and refurbishment of the Hostel. Opened for students in 1956 in a house named ‘Rotunda’ in Kollupitiya, today, the hostel is a

Embark and Lyceum get together for a brighter future for children and animals

Views - 25 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

A happy day it was indeed when 31 homeless street dogs found their forever homes in the loving arms of the kind children and adults who visited Embar’’s‘‘Adopt A Dog Da’’ at Lyceum International School, Nu

Swadeshi Khomba illuminates Rideegama, Ridee Viharaya for 6th consecutive year

Views - 27 Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:10

Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, the pioneer herbal-personal care products manufacturer, once again illuminated the Rideegama, Ridee Viharaya temple situated in the Kurunegala district. The ‘Aloka Pooja’ was carried out under the theme, ‘Swadeshi

Union Manushyathwaya continues to raise awareness on diabetes across the country

Views - 46 Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:00

‘Union Manushyathwaya – Danuwath, Suwapath, Yahapath Hetak’ – CSR Brand of Union Assurance continuously makes necessary advancements to its mission in adding value to the communities across the country by building awareness and educating the

NDB conducts clean-up project of Negombo Lagoon

Views - 26 Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:00

With a view to making ‘Responsible Behaviour’ an integral part of the Bank, NDB commenced an environmental clean-up project in front of Mohandiram Ground – Negombo. Accordingly, the program was conducted by NDB e

Cinnamon Wild Yala hands over ETU Unit at Kirinda Peripheral Hospital

Views - 35 Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Wild Yala together with John Keells Foundation (JKF) initiated and funded an Emergency Treatment Unit (ETU) at the Kirinda Peripheral Hospital in collaboration with District health authorities in a str

‘Manudiya Saviya’: Social business model at work to provide safe drinking water

Views - 24 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:10

Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown aetiology (CKDu) has crippled the communities across the country to become a national issue. Nowhere has its impact been felt by the communities as it has in the North Central Province, where the disease was first id

AVANI Bentota Resort engages in socially responsible activities

Views - 19 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:10

AVANI Bentota Resort, owned by Serendib Leisure Management Ltd. – leisure arm of Hemas Holdings PLC, recently concluded a beach cleaning program as part of their ongoing CSR project by removing scat

Coca-Cola partners MEPA to ‘Give Back Life’ to marine environment on Int’l Coastal Clean-up Day

Views - 23 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:10

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. (CCBSL) partnered with the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) to collect PET bottles for recycling, at the National Program of the International Coastal

SDB bank sponsors bio gas unit at Kataragama Sri Abhinawarama Temple

Views - 29 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:10

Founded to support entrepreneurship at grass root levels, SDB bank recently carried out yet another exemplary sustainable energy initiative at the Sri Abhinawarama temple in Kataragama. The ba

Viridu to help fight sexual harassment in public transport

Views - 70 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:10

In Sri Lanka, over three million people use public transport every day. Many destinations in the country are connected only via public transportation. Being the most economically viable option, buses and trains are the main source of transport for wo

Japanese Cultural Exhibition 2018 this weekend

Views - 17 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:10

A Japanese Cultural Exhibition will be held at the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Colombo 3, on 15 and 16 September. The Exhibition is organised by the Embassy of Japan in coll

111th annual feast of National Shrine of Our Lady of Matara concludes

Views - 21 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:10

A large number of devotees attended the 111th annual feast of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Matara which concluded last Sunday. Most Rev. Dr. Noel Emmanuel the Bishop of Trincomalee was the Chief Cele

Y’s Menettes Ladies Club of Bandarawela wins prestigious award for 2017-18

Views - 10 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:00

The Y’s Menettes Ladies Club of Bandarawela emerged winners at the recently concluded 43rd Regional Convention of Y’s Men International Club. The Y’s Menettes Ladies Club was awarded for its commitment to a number of community service projects

AIA Insurance helps Anuradhapura community with medical screening and health checks

Views - 19 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:00

AIA Insurance took their promise of helping people live healthier, longer, better lives to Anuradhapura recently. The world’s second largest life insurer partnered Asiri Surgical Hospital in conducting a Health C

Union Manushyathwaya continues to encourage Sri Lankan communities towards living a healthy life

Views - 22 Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:10

‘Union Manushyathwaya – Danuwath, Suwapath, Yahapath Hetak’ – CSR brand of Union Assurance continuously elaborates its mission on enriching the life changing partnerships by creating healthy and happy communities around the country. All these

People’s Leasing Wariyapola ‘Diri Diviya’ CSR to enhance capabilities of customers and SME sector

Views - 24 Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:10

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 Wariyapola held the seventh edition of the ‘Diri Diviya’ CSR at Wariyap

Ulagalla celebrates 8 years in operation by building house for deserving employee

Views - 22 Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:10

Ulagalla by Uga Escapes, a landmark property of UGA Escapes Management Ltd. celebrated eight years of successful operations recently. Located in the village of Thirippane, Anuradhapura, Ulagalla is an eco-resort which offers luxury in the midst of a

Tomahawk bicycles reward year 5 scholarship winners

Views - 25 Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:10

Tomahawk bicycles have always been there to celebrate your family’s joys and achievements. In fact Tomahawk bicycles take great pride in the success of their loyal customers, as they help you make any special occasion even more memorable. This Sept

3rd phase of Kanrich Finance drinking water project initiated in Batticaloa

Views - 18 Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:10

One of Sri Lanka’s fastest growing finance companies, Kanrich Finance Ltd. has launched a unique Corporate Social Responsibility program to provide drinking water facilities to a rural school in Batticaloa. Under the guidance of Chief Executive Off

Combank CSR Trust officials visit Ginnoruwa to review progress of project to combat CKDu

Views - 17 Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

Officials of the CSR Trust of Commercial Bank of Ceylon, led by the Bank’s Chairman Dharma Dheerasinghe recently visited Ginnoruwa in Girandurukotte to review the progress of an initiative supported by the Bank to combat the spread of Chronic Kidne

People’s Bank offers main sponsorship for Kandy Esela Perahera

Views - 19 Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

People’s Bank has come forward as the main sponsor for the historical Kandy Esala Perahera. The sponsorship cheque of People’s Bank was handed over to Pradeep Nilanga Dela, Diyawadane Nilame of Sri Dalada Maligawa by Mahinda Premanath, Deputy Gen

GSK Suwa Sahana assists thousands of devotees in Mihinthale and Katharagama

Views - 20 Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

Popular GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) brands Panadol and Iodex recently hosted the highly praiseworthy Suwa Sahana initiative in Mihinthale and Katharagama.

Brandix Model Village inspires local communities by providing access to clean water

Views - 28 Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

Nearly 50,000 people in 16 towns across Sri Lanka received better access to water and sanitation facilities at public

Ford donates $ 10,000 to World Vision Lanka as part of Conservation and Environmental Grants program

Views - 24 Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

World Vision Lanka will use the grant to provide year-round access to clean potable water for residents in underserved Uchchamunai islands, Kalpitiya

John Keells supports CKD prevention in Horowpathana and Galenbindunuwewa

Views - 28 Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:10

John Keells Foundation supported the CKD Prevention Project of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) by funding two Reverse Osmosis Filtration systems in the Horowpathana and Galenb

Rotary Club of Colombo West supports 50 cataract operations

Views - 24 Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:10

For the eighth consecutive year, The Rotary Club of Colombo West (RCCW) sponsored 50 cataract operations of the impoverished and elderly at a cost of Rs. 500,000 to be performed at the Eye Clinic of Help Age Hospital at 14 Sinsaba Road, Wellawatta. T

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M.N. Nambiar: Birth centenary of Tamil cinema’s greatest screen villain

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Thursday 7 March this year was the birth centenary of Indian film actor Manjeri Narayanan Nambiar known to the world at large as M.N. Nambiar. The great Thespian who made a name for himself by acting in negative roles was hailed by many as the greate

An innocent utopian dream

Saturday, 23 March 2019

In an article published in the Daily FT on 19 February 2015, I predicted the trajectory of the ‘Yahapalana’ Government. In that piece of conjecture captioned ‘Maithri’s Mandate and Ranil’s Royalist Regency’ I said that Sri Lanka was witne

Historic betrayal of SLMC and ACMC

Saturday, 23 March 2019

It appears, according to a news report that the leaders of SLMC, ACMC and DPF during a meeting with President Sirisena to discuss constitutional reforms have “reneged on their promise to back the ongoing efforts to abolish the executive presidency

Playing with history

Friday, 22 March 2019

First of all, I was delighted to note a counter criticism ‘A reply to Victor Ivan’s ‘What went wrong with Sri Lanka?’ published in the Financial Times on 11 March in response to my article which appeared in the same newspaper on 22 February.

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