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People’s Leasing Tangalle branch conducts workshop on saving habits for children

Views - 19 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC’s Tangalle branch conducted a workshop on saving habits aimed at pre-school children. This preliminary program held at the Tangalle Town Hall was participated by pre-school children with their parents and teachers.


Over 2000 business partners at Sidhalepa’s health camp for Western Province

Views - 15 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

A series of health camps were held by Siddhalepa to promote good health among its business partners mainly wholesale and retail traders of Siddhalepa products. As the leading Ayurveda manufacturer and distributor in the country, Siddhalepa’s missio


Combank assists welfare project and installs ATM at National Eye Hospital

Views - 25 Saturday, 5 May 2018 00:49

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has assisted a project to enhance welfare facilities provided inside the National Eye Hospital and has also installed an ATM at the premises for the convenience of patients and visitors.


HNB partners Bolawalana Ave Maria Convent’s 20th anniversary walk

Views - 81 Saturday, 5 May 2018 00:00

HNB announced that it would be joining in Bolawalana Ave Maria Convent’s 20th anniversary walk, by serving as the main sponsor and official banker. Situated in Bolawalana, Negombo, the school’s celebratory event, ‘BAMC walk’, take place on 12


Hayleys Group lights up Vesak 2018

Views - 22 Saturday, 5 May 2018 00:00

The Hayleys Group celebrated Vesak at the Group Headquarters situated at Deans Road on 29 April. The evening’s proceedings included Bhakthi Gee sung by the members of the staff and many dansalas contributed by group companies for the public. The ev


A place to call home for 25 IDP families from Tokyo Cement

Views - 64 Saturday, 5 May 2018 00:00

Not having a place to call home or to be safe and comfortable with your loved ones is one of the most destitute situations no human being ever wants to be in. Imagine a situation where you had to let go of everything you own, give up th


Bank of Ceylon conducts annual sand paving ceremony at Anuradhapura Jaya Shri Maha Bodhi

Views - 15 Saturday, 28 April 2018 00:39

With the blessings and the guidance of the Atamasthanadipathi of Anuradhapura, the Venerable Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Thero, the ceremony of strewing white sand at Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Upper Maluwa and Lower Maluwa was conducted with the


SLT commemorates Vesak with ‘Pansiya Panas Jathaka Katha’

Views - 13 Saturday, 28 April 2018 00:00

Themed under ‘Communicating our values to the next generation’, the telecommunication provider of the nation, Sri Lanka Telecom has taken steps to enlighten the public on the noble personal qualities of Bodhisattva. This m


Holy Mass in Thanksgiving to commemorate Seylan Bank’s 30th anniversary

Views - 23 Saturday, 28 April 2018 00:00

Having commenced banking operations in 1998, Seylan Bank celebrates 30 years of service this year. As one of the initiatives of the 30th anniversary celebrations, a Holy Mass in Thanksgiving will be held at the St. Joseph’s Church, Malwatte Thiland


NDB holds Sooriya Mangalya in celebration of Avurudu

Views - 23 Saturday, 28 April 2018 00:00

NDB organised an Avurudu event – NDB Soorya Mangalya at the Aqua Pearl Lake Resort – Moratuwa to celebrate the Sinhala and Tamil New Year with the bank’s staff. The event was a whole new experience for the ND


People’s Bank sponsors cleaning campaign at sacred grounds of Sri Pada

Views - 14 Saturday, 28 April 2018 00:00

People’s Bank recently sponsored the ‘Environmental campaign at Sri Pada sacred grounds 2018’ under its corporate social responsibility program. Accordingly, a cleaning campaign was driven at the sacred ground


RDB Bank launches school sanitary program

Views - 15 Saturday, 28 April 2018 00:00

Regional Development Bank, a fully state owned Premier Development Bank in the island has launched a social responsibility program by providing sanitary facilities to rural schools with lesser infrastructure. As an initial step the bank selected 25 s


Central Industries provides total water supply system to Diyapota Vidyalaya, Embilipiya

Views - 16 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:46

Central industries PLC is the manufacturer of Sri Lanka’s foremost water-pipe and accessories brand ‘National PVC’ and electrical switches with the ‘Krypton’ brand name. The company engaging in a CSR project donated a ‘Total Water Supply


Mount Lavinia beach clean-up this Sunday

Views - 58 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

On 22 April each year the celebration of Earth Day is marked and the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It is celebrated by millions of people every year; and each year is governed by a theme that allows related ac


Children of Kedella Respite Therapeutic Centre celebrate New Year

Views - 17 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

The children of ‘Kedella’, the respite therapeutic centre (RTC) for survivors of child sexual abuse run by LEADS, celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year recently with a talent show and exhibition. The event was graced by the presence of Ch


PLC Ampara branch hosts pre-school teacher training program

Views - 21 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

Ampara branch of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC (PLC) hosted a preschool teacher training program at the auditorium of the District Secretariat, Ampara at the request made by the District Secretariat, Ampara.


International Hotel School students CSR project

Views - 19 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

Celebrating the opening of the new kitchen at the International Hotel School (IHS) recently, students decided that the first items prepared must benefit the less fortunate. Owing to this contribution to society a charity event was organised. Students


‘Knit and Chat’: A youthful sale by the old sea at MLH

Views - 16 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:00

Mount Lavinia Hotel has always supported and opened her doors to help. Her benevolent nature resides within and through the very halls of this great hotel. Owing to her helpful nature she opened her doors for the ‘Knit and Chat’ sale for yet anot


Japanese Embassy Staff’s Spouses support Sri Lankan children’s education

Views - 20 Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

A sum of Rs. 342,400 was donated to two NGOs, namely “Surangani Voluntary Service (SVS)” and “Only One


HNB Al-Najah partners with Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka to launch ‘Drops of Life’ Project

Views - 72 Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

Furthering its mission to serve as a partner in progress to all Sri Lankans, Hatton National Bank’s Islamic Banking arm


NDB donates supplies to Maharagama Apeksha Hospital

Views - 23 Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

NDB recently made a donation of medical necessities, nutritional supplements and surgical consumables to the Apeksha


Local crowd-funding platform Give2Lanka launches new website

Views - 28 Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

Local non-profit crowd-funding platform Give2Lanka (Gte) announced the launch of their new website for fund raising


Browns launches CSR brand ‘Browns Shakthi’

Views - 12 Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:51

A company committed to elevating the living standards of marginalised communities by embedding corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a part of its business policy, Brown & Company PLC collaborated the CSR activities and established ‘Browns Shakt


ABC Trade & Investments Healthcare Division provides clean drinking water to villages and communitie

Views - 23 Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:00

Every year, World Water Day, which falls on 22 March, attempts to create awareness and inspire action in trying to tackle the prevailing water crisis. According to the World Health Organisation, 2017 saw over 663 million people living without a safe


Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series 2018 at Anuradhapura

Views - 58 Saturday, 7 April 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 fifth seminar of the series for 2018 was held on 17


Ananda Balika OGA Avurudu event on Sunday

Views - 15 Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:00

The Old Girls Association of the Ananda Balika Vidyalaya, Maradana Colombo have organised a Sinhala and Hindu New Year celebration on 8 April from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school playground. It will be held under the patronage of Principal of the sc


Etihad Airways launches community initiative to support women in need

Views - 12 Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:00

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched a community initiative in Sri Lanka to support females subjected to violence and abuse or struggling in need of basic assistance.


Bairaha Farms contributes to develop Wathupitiwala Hospital again

Views - 49 Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:00

Bairaha Farms PLC that focuses on the health of its customers since its inception initiated its social welfare program 2018 last month committing to its social responsibility furthermore. Accordingly, Bairaha chose to renovate the Surgical Ward No. 1


Little Hearts Pens and Pencils support ‘big-hearted’ project

Views - 24 Saturday, 24 March 2018 00:53

In September 2017 DSL Enterprises Ltd. announced their support in the funding of the Little Hearts Project by introducing the Speed Little Hearts Pens and Camlin Little Hearts Pencils. 20% and 13% of the earnings from the sales of these custom produc


Harpic moves South with National Sanitation Drive

Views - 31 Saturday, 24 March 2018 00:00

Reinforcing its commitment to bring clean sanitation facilities to all, Harpic together with the Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply completed the first set of 100 toilets the two parties have committed to build each year.


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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

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