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

Views - 14 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 - 48 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 - 16 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 - 22 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 - 8 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 - 12 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 - 16 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 - 13 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 - 9 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 - 22 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 - 20 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 - 24 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.

SAGT contributes towards a safe and secure Sri Lanka

Views - 13 Saturday, 24 March 2018 00:00

Incorporating its objectives of being a responsible corporate citizen by engaging with local stakeholders, South Asia Gateway Terminal Ltd. (SAGT), the first Public Private Partnership container terminal in Sri Lanka, donated Electronic Communication

People’s Leasing Kandy branch celebrates 20th anniversary coupled with CSR programs

Views - 19 Saturday, 24 March 2018 00:00

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC (PLC) secures the market leader position in the non-bank finance sector in Sri Lanka. PLC Kandy branch celebrated its 20th anniversary recently with the participation of senior management of PLC, Asela Bandara, Branch

Merchant Bank launches ‘Vidu Piyassa’

Views - 15 Saturday, 24 March 2018 00:00

Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC (MBSL) has launched a new project by the name of ‘Vidupyasa’ to assist rural communities, especially the young and the youth to enhance their IT literacy. The first ‘Vidupiyasa’ Centre was declared ope

Ceylon Guardian promotes youth SMEs in Puttalam District

Views - 10 Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:47

The Youth to Nation Foundation (YNF), the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Ceylon Guardian, hosted a workshop on ‘Strategies for Success for Small Businesses’ at the Nattandiya Divisional Secretariat last month. The program was conducted by

Hyundai Lanka Foundation donates first collection to SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka

Views - 46 Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:00

With a strong focus on enabling the people of Sri Lanka to achieve their fullest potential through holistic social and entrepreneurial development, Hyundai Lanka Foundation, the CSR arm established by Hyundai Lanka Ltd., donated its maiden collection

Peradeniya University Ramanathians get together

Views - 8 Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:00

The 29th annual get together of former residents of Ramanathan Hall, University of Peradeniya will take place on Sunday 1 April from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Police Families Welfare Association Hall next to the Police Officers Mess at No.07, Joseph F

NDB PRV customers enjoy Nawam Maha Perahera

Views - 11 Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:00

The Nawam Perahera can only be savoured once a year and NDB Bank took the initiative to escort its Privilege Select Customers to enjoy it last week.

Annual prize giving of Sri Sisumina Daham Pasala in Pethiyagoda

Views - 12 Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:00

The annual prize giving ceremony of Sri Sisumina Daham Pasala pethiyagoda, Gampaha was held at Sri Sasanaloka Temple on 4 March with the advice from Principal Rev. Udugampola Sadhananda and Rev. Mihindupura Jinananda. This occasion was graced by seve

Fashion Bug conducts successful Sisu Diri Maga initiatives in Kandy and Matara

Views - 13 Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:00

Leading fashion retailer Fashion Bug recently concluded two successful career guidance programs in Kandy and Matara, in a bid to serve students with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge in career guidance. Fashion Bug under its educational CSR p

UTE Engineering Training Centre partners with Western Province Education Department to promote Susta

Views - 13 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:36

Designed to empower children towards a secure future, Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Education’s national ‘Sustainable School Program’ promotes the well-being and development of future generations through a series of aligned themes. As a responsible

Bank of Ceylon supports Gangarama Perahera

Views - 12 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:00

In sponsoring the preservation of national heritage, under the sustainability policy of the bank and culture, the Bank of Ceylon donated towards the Gangarama Temple’s annual cultural and religious procession. Shown in the picture are BOC Chairman,

CDB engages A/Level students for knowledge advancement

Views - 12 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:00

Building on its deep-rooted commitment to youth empowerment, Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) launched its knowledge based CSR initiative by organising a seminar for advanced level students in a bid to equip them with holistic knowledg

Mobil Lubricants and PickMe launch ‘Don’t Drink & Drive’ CSR initiative at Battle of the Blues

Views - 7 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:00

Mobil Lubricants in collaboration with PickMe, the Sri Lankan-based taxi hailing app, launched a unique CSR initiative at the 139th Royal-Thomian cricket encounter. The activation aims to raise awareness on responsibility and safety during the annual

PLC Ambalangoda branch hosts 10th ‘Senehasen Ithurum’ pre-school teacher training workshop

Views - 11 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:00

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, the market leader in the non-bank finance sector in Sri Lanka, conducted the 10th workshop of its CSR program ‘Senehasen Ithurum’ at Hikkaduwa Shini Reception Hall that was hosted by the PLC Ambalangoda branch.

Seminars of Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series 2018 at Mahaoya

Views - 17 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:00

SDB bank has organised an islandwide Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series for Grade 5 students. This will be carried out as a CSR project and few of the seminars will be from Tamil medium too.

Commercial Bank completes 20 math camps for students

Views - 19 Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently conducted Math Camps at three schools and donated Math Labs to four more schools under the Bank’s Sustainable Math Lab Developme

SLLS and UITEMATE to hold lifesaving and water survival floating instructor program

Views - 21 Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Life Saving (SLLS) will be hosting a modern water survival and floating training campaign in collaboration with the Japan Society of Water Rescue and Survival Research (UITEMATE) for currently active Instructors attached to SLLS.

Rotaract gears up to celebrate 50 years of service

Views - 98 Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:00

Rotaract is the official youth counterpart of world renowned service organisation Rotary International, designed especially for like-minded individuals aged 18 to 30. Rotaract functions under the motto Self- development- Fellowship through Service a

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