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SLT conducts CSR program to uplift rural schools

Views - 9 Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:02

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) successfully conducted a special corporate social responsibility (CSR) program at Primary School, Anamaduwa, Ralapanawa, recently. This program was amongst a series of other CSR programs that the company conducts regularly to

CMCF and CICT launch community-driven CSR program

Views - 13 Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:01

China Merchants Charitable Foundation (CMCF) – the social responsibility arm of China Merchants Group (CMG), the parent company of the Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd.

Embark celebrates second annual Volunteer Awards

Views - 21 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

The second annual Embark Volunteer Awards was held recently at the Lighthouse Auditorium and Lawns. Embark is an initiative that functions under the Otara Foundation, an organisation launched by Otara Gunewardene, which focuses on environmental and w

Fairfirst Insurance protects the nation’s K9 force

Views - 25 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

The K9 forces. The four-legged rescuers. The fur heroes. Caption them as you may, but they are an integral part of protecting and serving the community better. And, as an insurer who strongly believes in supporting the community, Fairfirst Insurance

ComBank donates laptops to visually-impaired undergraduates

Views - 18 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently donated 21 laptop computers to visually-handicapped university students, in response to a request by the ‘Centre for Sight’ of the Kandy Teaching Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology, the institution tha

NDB Ends 2019 on a High Note with Kiddies Party

Views - 15 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

The NDB Staff Recreational Club ended 2019 on a high note with the Kiddies Party following the NDB TalentFest 2019. The Annual NDB Kid’s Party was held with the participation of the NDB staff and their children at the Thurstan College Grounds. The

People’s Leasing Company’s employees sing Christmas carols in remembrance of Jesus Christ’s birth

Views - 17 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, the leading nonbank finance sector company in Sri Lanka conducts Christmas carols every year in remembrance of Jesus Christ’s birth. Last year too in December the company held the Christmas carols session at the he

CIPM Sri Lanka upgrades children’s park for children with special needs

Views - 20 Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:10

CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resources management, teamed up with the Enable the Disabled (ETD) Foundation to upgrade the Children’s Park at the BRC Grounds – Park Road in Colombo 5 on Wednesday 10 December to cater to the speci

NDB volunteers implement eco project to protect Panirendawa Forest

Views - 25 Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:04

Panirendawa Forest Reservation is situated in the cross border of Kurunegala – Puttalam District with an extent of 450 hectares adjourning to Madamape Town in Chilaw. The forest is home to many animal species such as monkeys, number of seasonal bir

PickMe conducts Nena Pahana 2019, supports children of 1,000 drivers

Views - 22 Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:03

PickMe, Sri Lanka’s leading technology-driven mobility solutions provider, conducted its third consecutive ‘Nena Pahana’ corporate social initiative, on 11 December 2019, at Mihilaka Medura, BMICH, Colombo. Engaging in its annual Nena Pahana in

Swadeshi Khomba herbal soap, CSR helping our community

Views - 58 Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:02

Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the manufacturer of Khomba herbal soap – the No. 1 herbal soap brand in Sri Lanka, donates water tanks for communities all over Sri Lanka. This CSR project continues under ‘Swadeshi Khomba Herbal Soap’ brand. Swade

NDB implements coconut cultivation project for low income families in Kalpitiya

Views - 14 Saturday, 28 December 2019 00:05

NDB employee volunteers recently implemented a coconut cultivation project in a rural village in Kalpitiya, Puttalam. The project which was conducted under the bank’s Employee Volunteerism CSR initiative enriched the environment whilst providing a

Jetwing Hotels – empowering local suppliers in Wellawaya

Views - 26 Saturday, 28 December 2019 00:04

Jetwing Hotels recently took on the challenge of assisting promising local small-scale business owners, entrepreneurs and self-employed product and service providers to reach their potential, by providing them with the means to become competitive ent

Emjay-Penguin carries out series of medical camps to mark International Elder’s Day

Views - 21 Saturday, 28 December 2019 00:04

Apparel manufacturer Emjay-Penguin, which was established in 2005, carried out a series of medical camps recently under its Athwela CSR program to mark International Elder’s Day. The medical camps provided medical aid and assistance to the elderly

Abans Group conducts 9th Annual School Supply Donation

Views - 11 Saturday, 28 December 2019 00:04

The Abans Welfare Society recently held its ninth Annual School Supply CSR initiative, where over 1,000 children of Abans Group employees received all their necessities for the new school year. The event – which was organised by Abans Warehousing D

Hutch stands shoulder-to-shoulder with everyone in flood-affected districts with free calls

Views - 16 Saturday, 28 December 2019 00:02

Recent floods in parts of the country have created untold hardships for victims affected by the natural disaster – and as a customer-centric mobile service provider, Hutch is responding with urgency to provide relief and support to subscribers in a

CMC and John Keells Foundation present new Community Centre in Colombo 2

Views - 21 Wednesday, 25 December 2019 00:08

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) together with John Keells Foundation declared open the new De Mel Park Community Centre in Colombo-2 on 9 December. The project, initiated by CMC and Mayor of Colombo Rosy Senanayake....

Nations Trust Bank uplifts railway stations to celebrate 20 years

Views - 14 Wednesday, 25 December 2019 00:03

Nations Trust Bank celebrates its 20th anniversary marking two decades of trust in 2019, innovation and challenging the norm to deliver an unparalleled banking experience to customers.

Seylan Bank opens 200th library of ‘Seylan Pahasara’ CSR initiative at Vijayaba Maha Vidyalaya

Views - 14 Wednesday, 25 December 2019 00:02

Seylan Bank – the bank with a heart – celebrated the opening of their milestone 200th library at Vijayaba Maha Vidyalaya, Grandpass on 27 November as part of ‘Seylan Pahasara’ – a CSR initiative launched in 2013, to mark the 25th Anniversar

Pan Asia Bank Mawanella branch organises blood donation drive

Views - 11 Wednesday, 25 December 2019 00:01

Pan Asia Bank Mawanella branch celebrated its third anniversary in a unique and a meaningful way by organising a blood donation campaign.

Hayleys Agriculture appreciates right to education

Views - 98 Saturday, 21 December 2019 00:29

Free education truly empowers our communities and it is a strong enabler to bring a household out of poverty. However, the costs of uniforms, bags, shoes, etc., may prevent a child from being sent to school.

Mercantile Investments enhances support to Sri Lanka Police in appreciation of service

Views - 22 Saturday, 21 December 2019 00:27

In appreciation of the great service rendered to the public by the Sri Lanka Police for over 153 years by safeguarding law and order in the island, Mercantile Investments recently made several donations to the Kollupitiya and Bentota police stations.

Nithyakalyani once again carries out beach cleaning campaign

Views - 16 Saturday, 21 December 2019 00:25

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery, a company at the forefront of the Sri Lankan jewellery industry, engaged in its regular CSR activity of cleaning up Wellawatta beach recently.

Crysbro Praja Aruna program facilitates renovation of 21 staff houses

Views - 27 Saturday, 21 December 2019 00:23

Sri Lanka’s leading and largest poultry manufacturer Crysbro has made a financial donation to renovate the homes of 21 of the group’s employees through its Crysbro Praja Aruna CSR project, which is designed to empower its staff.

Sunlight ‘Manudam Viyamana’ invites Lankans to strengthen country’s fabric of humanity

Views - 150 Saturday, 21 December 2019 00:20

‘Manudam Viyamana’, a nationwide initiative recently launched by Sunlight, one of the oldest and most loved brands in Sri Lanka with a legacy of 135 years, calls on Sri Lankans to strengthen the bonds of care among all communities within the coun

Pan Asia Bank’s islandwide CSR initiative to improve rural schools extends to Central Province

Views - 15 Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:10

Sustaining its reputation as a responsible corporate citizen and an understanding bank, Pan Asia Bank accelerated its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects in the arena of Education, which forms a key pillar of its CSR strategy. The bank con

Ceylinco Life donates 81st classroom building to Mathugama school

Views - 16 Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:04

The Mahakalupahana Junior School in Mathugama will welcome its youngest students admitted to Grade 1 in 2020 in a new purpose-built classroom, built and donated to the school by Ceylinco Life under a flagship community initiative. This is the 81st c

Bairaha sponsors ‘Siththam 2019’ as Food Partner to foster creativity among next generation

Views - 34 Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:02

Bairaha Farms PLC, Sri Lanka’s pioneer and leading chicken processors and suppliers recently sponsored the ‘Siththam 2019’ art exhibition as Food Partner to assist in fostering the habit of creativity among youth from around the island. Organis

An unbroken tradition of 42 years: Siddhalepa leads the way for Sri Pada season

Views - 12 Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:02

With the dawn of the full moon Poya in December (Unduwap Poya), thousands of pilgrims flock to the holy mountain of Sri Pada to begin their trek to pay homage to the most venerated footprint of the Buddha which enshrines its peak. The Sri Pada seaso

Fashion Bug renovates Ward No.5 of Diyathalawa Hospital

Views - 17 Saturday, 7 December 2019 00:10

Leading fashion retail organisation Fashion Bug continued the commemoration of its 25th anniversary by taking on and completing the task of renovating and furnishing Ward. No 5 of the Base Hospital in Diyathalawa. Following the renovation of the war

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Diplomatic drone strike, Indo-Lanka equation and constitutional change

Thursday, 20 February 2020

The ‘diplomatic drone strike’, the dramatic US strictures against the Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, tells us that Big Brother IS watching. This isn’t the usual suspects, its way out of their league. This is the Big League, the big b

Solar and wind power can resolve electricity crisis, early and cheaper, if allowed

Thursday, 20 February 2020

The country is facing the worst power situation in the history, with electricity generation being unable to meet the demand, with generation costs among the most expensive in the world. With the current scenario, the country cannot be expected to com

Sri Lanka: A great ocean polluter with plastics? No, we are not!

Thursday, 20 February 2020

I was going through the corridors of an impressive State training facility in the heart of Colombo and witnessed the message on each floor as you await the lift that Sri Lanka is the fifth largest marine polluter with respect to single use plastics!

Future of higher education and challenges for public universities in Sri Lanka

Thursday, 20 February 2020

We are constantly told that the workplace or private spaces of the future will be radically changed due to rapid technological changes, but the only certainty about this future is its uncertainty. How do we face such an uncertain future? The consensu

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