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Fairfirst Insurance contributes towards Zion Church in Batticaloa

Views - 32 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 - 24 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 - 22 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 - 34 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 - 24 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 24 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 - 25 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 - 29 Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:01

Pan Asia Bank Ambalangoda branch conducts blood donation drive

Views - 24 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 - 32 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 - 35 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 - 35 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

Allianz Lanka continues to raise awareness on unprotected railway crossings

Views - 28 Saturday, 4 May 2019 00:00

Allianz Lanka rolled out the next phase of its life saving initiative at five railway stations, viz. Ahangama, Alawwa, Kaburugamuwa Polgahawela and Weligama, recently. The insurer has been working on alerting commuters and road users about unprotecte

Hutch rings for Avurudu festivities

Views - 28 Saturday, 4 May 2019 00:00

Hutch supported the 2019 edition of ‘Sirasa Wasantha Udanaya’ as the Official Telecommunications Sponsor, organised by Sirasa Media Network together with the Sri Lanka Air Force. The event was successfully held at the Dudley Senanayake Public Gro

Cashwagon donates to Pathum Uyana Special Needs Centre

Views - 27 Saturday, 4 May 2019 00:00

Cashwagon, a fintech company focused on driving financial literacy and education, held a charity event in Sri Lanka. The project, which was made possible by the Cashwagon Sri Lanka Welfare Fund, took place at the special needs school, Pathum Uyana (P

AIA employees whitewash Watuliyadda Primary School in Kandy

Views - 29 Saturday, 4 May 2019 00:00

An enthusiastic team of 50 employees from AIA Insurance’s Head Office and Branch offices, recently volunteered to travel from Colombo to Kandy to whitewash and refurbish a primary school in Watuliyadda, Kandy, which is home to 248 students. The AIA

NSB lends humanitarian aid to victims of Easter Sunday attacks

Views - 29 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:00

National Savings Bank (NSB) has come forward to extend a helping hand to the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in some of the Catholic churches. Accordingly, NSB, on behalf of the staff of the bank, offered financial aid from the funds allocated f

SLT and SLT Customer Club Kandy successfully conduct another 2 CSR projects

Views - 24 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:00

SLT Customer Club – Kandy together with the staff of SLT Regional Office, Kandy conducted ‘Planting for Water’ reforestation project, at Knuckles forest area recently. In order to carry out this reforestation project, half an acre of land was a

AIA builds brand new building for Watuliyadda Primary School in Uduwela, Kandy

Views - 24 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:00

As part of its commitment to giving back to the community, AIA Insurance constructed a brand new building for the Watuliyadda Primary School in Uduwela, Kandy. This was the fifth project under AIA’s ‘Lend a Hand’ initiative, intended at uplifti

NDB provides ‘Tree for the Future’ with Avurudu Ganu Denu

Views - 27 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:00

In celebration of the true spirit of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, 10 different NDB branches provided 100 customers who celebrated the age old tradition of Avurudu ‘Ganu Denu’ with rambutan plants. The event, which went hand in hand with NDB’

OTSC gifts rugby items to Padaviya School

Views - 18 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Old Trinitians Sports Club (OTSC), under their President Lakmal Tenekoon and his hardworking committee and members, organised a CSR project in distributing rugby items to Aluthhalmillewa Vidyalaya in Padaviya under the guidance of

ComBank supports training of volunteers to teach maths in schools

Views - 28 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently provided financial assistance to the Sasnaka Sansada Foundation to conduct a ‘Training of Teachers’ (ToT) program that was launched at the request of the Ministry of Education to address a shortage of teache

Swadeshi Khomba herbal soap helping community of Sri Lanka

Views - 51 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, the manufacturer of Khomba herbal soap, donates water tanks for communities all over Sri Lanka and books to schools regarding good values. This CSR project continues under the ‘Swadeshi Khomba Herbal Soap’ brand

Link Samahan provides relief to commuters headed home for New Year with ‘Samahan Avurudu Sangrahaya’

Views - 35 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

In a bid to provide relief from common cold and catarrh related symptoms to thousands of commuters who travel back home from Colombo for the New Year season, Link Samahan launched a CSR campaign titled, ‘Samahan Avurudu Sangrahaya’ to provide fre

Unilever partners with SLDA in celebration of World Oral Health Day

Views - 31 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

Unilever Sri Lanka, the undisputed market leader in terms of the Oral Care industry in Sri Lanka, announced a partnership with the Sri Lanka Dental Association (SLDA) in order to commemorate World Oral Health Day (WOHD). In addition to this, the Min

Dettol spurs the nation with its ‘Clean Hands, Clean Nation’ initiative

Views - 40 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

Having maintained its influence in Sri Lanka for over 55 years, Dettol has established itself as a veritable household name; the brand furthers its hygiene promise with the 2019 iteration of the ‘Clean Hands, Clean Nation’ program, which is a thr

Munchee donates Rs. 7.5 m worth of books through successful completion of ‘One Book’ campaign

Views - 14 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:01

As a result of the overwhelming and unprecedented response from the public towards the ‘One Book’ campaign, Munchee was able to successfully collect a large number of books from people from all walks of life across the island. Munchee fulfilled t

Bairaha celebrates International Women’s Day under the theme ‘Think Equal’

Views - 17 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:00

Bairaha, the pioneer poultry integrated company in Sri Lanka, celebrated International Women’s Day which fell on 8 March at its chicken processing factory with the active participation of all the female employees together with the senior management

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Thursday, 18 July 2019

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Foreign Affairs and Defence to be one portfolio?

Thursday, 18 July 2019

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Federer lessons for Sri Lanka tourism

Thursday, 18 July 2019

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