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Seminars of Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series 2017 in Galle

Views - 551 Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:13

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 38th seminar of the series for 2017 was held on 2


Swadeshi Khomba illuminates Kiri Vehera and Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya at Kataragama for 16th c

Views - 546 Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:12

The 2017 Esala festivals of the Kataragama Kiri Vehera and the Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devalaya, two important places of worship in Sri Lanka, are being illuminated by The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the pioneer herbal – personal care produ


Committee members of OBA St. Sebastian’s College felicitated

Views - 555 Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:06

Committee members who excelled during the last year were felicitated by Rev. Fr. Rector Ranjith Andradi at the recently concluded AGM Of Old Boys’ Association, St. Sebastian’s College Moratuwa held at the College Hall. At the felicitat


Sampath Bank commences restoration of Ambagaswewa in Kahatagasdigiliya

Views - 558 Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:01

Sampath Bank embarked on the restoration of the Ambagaswewa in Kahatagasdigiliya under its ‘Wewata Jeewayak’ program recently. Several officers of the Govi Samithiya, the Department of Agrarian Development and other government bodies


Siddhalepa Hospital conducts Ayurveda clinic for Prime Minister’s office staff

Views - 732 Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:39

Siddhalepa, the leading Ayurvedic hospital which organises a series of Ayurveda clinics for government employees to maintain their good health in order to serve the nation better, recently conducted a historic Ayurveda clinic at Prime Minister&rsq


Seminars of Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series 2017 at Kottawa

Views - 655 Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:38

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 30th seminar of the series for 2017 was held on 2


‘Seylan Pahasara’ 129th library opens

Views - 706 Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:34

‘Seylan Pahasara’ 129th library was successfully developed and handed over to the students of Ruhunu Vijayaba Primary College Beliatta in Hambantota District.   Over 1,300 students and teachers at the school will benefit out of


Enabling a safer tomorrow with clean water and sanitation for children nationwide

Views - 646 Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:02

Water is undoubtedly the lifeblood of our civilisation. One look at history will reveal that the first great civilisations all flourished in river valleys. Yet water not only holds the power to create, but also to wipe out civilisations. With full


Ford brings clean drinking water to Kattumurivu Village as part of Conservation and Environmental Gr

Views - 661 Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:00

Ford Motor Company, together with its local distribution partner, Future Automobiles Ltd., a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, collaborated with World Vision Lanka (WVL) to provide safe drinking water to 223 families in the Kattumurivu Village


Samsung reaches out to flood affected community with school supplies

Views - 677 Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka recently reached out to flood affected communities in Akuressa, Maliduwa, Athuraliya, Godapitiya, Thelijjawila, Palatuwa, Denipitiya and Welipitiya. Gift packs including school bags and stationery items were donated to schoolchil


Hayleys Puritas Sathdiyawara delivers clean water to Meegassegama and Pahala Kedithokkuwa

Views - 853 Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:21

Sath Diyawara reaches a total of 18 villages, providing 33,000 people with 130,000 litres of drinking water, daily Continuing to expand to create a positive impact on the nation’s growing CKD concern, the Hayleys Group’s &ndash


Ceylinco Life donates classrooms to primary schools in Wellawaya and Talawa

Views - 685 Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:05

Primary grade students at two schools in Talawa and Wellawaya need no longer learn in temporary shelters or under trees, thanks to the generosity of Ceylinco Life. The life insurance leader recently presented purpose built classrooms to the Kuda


Draw what inspires you and win exciting prizes from BOC’s little Picasso Art Competition

Views - 689 Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:02

In line with the bank’s 78th anniversary celebrations, the Bank of Ceylon is set to conduct an art competition ‘Little Picasso’ among school children and reward their talents with valuable gifts. The bank bill not only reward the


Seminars of Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series 2017 at Ratnapura

Views - 649 Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:01

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 31st seminar of the series for 2017 was held on 1


Kia donates Rs. 15 million to build preschool in Sri Lanka

Views - 670 Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:01

Children of the Dikkowita area in Hendala have received a new purpose-built pre-school thanks to the generosity of a group of Korean students and funding support from Korean car maker Kia. The group of 100 Korean students engaged in the project


Melstacorp renovates Thammannawa Hospital, Mihinthale

Views - 846 Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:15

Melstacorp, one of Sri Lanka’s largest conglomerates and renowned corporate citizens, completed their latest CSR initiative at the rural hospital of Thammannawa in Mihinthale, recently. Thammannawa hospital provides medical assistance to tho


Seminars of Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series 2017 at Anuradhapura

Views - 887 Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:05

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 few of the seminars will be from Tamil medium too. The 34th seminar of the series for 2017 was held on 15


OVIKLO International assists Sinhalagoda Vidyalaya for re-building

Views - 661 Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:05

OVIKLO International is one of the leading logistics service providers in Sri Lanka with more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of warehousing, transportation, value added services and project cargo management. Its customised services


Singer’s ‘Suraksha’ helps rebuild lives post-floods

Views - 631 Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:02

Manager Extended Warranty Roshan Fernando, Director Credit Janaka Mendis, Tineshkar Family, Singer Homes Branch Manager Niroshana Ilangakoon, Mega & Singer Homes Business Development Manager Indika Gunathilake   T


Staff of BOC’s Western Province North donates to renovate ward in Welisara Chest Hospital

Views - 646 Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:02

Staff of the Western Province North (WPN) of the Bank of Ceylon has volunteered to conduct a Corporate Social Responsible Project at the Welisara Chest Hospital to refurbish Ward 13 through donations that were collected from the employees and thro


Amãna Takaful conducts road safety workshop for student traffic controllers of Matara

Views - 633 Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:01

The rapid increase in road accidents often ending in fatalities is a matter that draws much attention from the media and the public alike. According to the statistics of the Sri Lanka Police at least seven to eight deaths are recorded by road acci


Hayleys Plantations’ 25th Anniversary and 150 years of Sri Lanka Tea, celebrated with 23,000 meals f

Views - 816 Saturday, 15 July 2017 00:06

Hayleys Plantations’ regional plantation companies, KVPL, TTEL and Horana, recently celebrated the quarter century presence in the country with its workforce of over 23,000 estate employees. Each employee received lunch on the day to commemo


Wurth Lanka joins hands with A-PAD SL to provide clean drinking water in Trincomalee

Views - 799 Saturday, 15 July 2017 00:05

Wurth Lanka Ltd., the subsidiary of the German giant in motor vehicle after-market specialist, joined hands with the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Sri Lanka (A-PAD SL) to provide clean drinking water to the people of Padavi Sri Pur


Commercial Bank presents school shoes to flood-affected children in Baduraliya

Views - 803 Saturday, 15 July 2017 00:02

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently presented Rs. 750,000 worth of footwear to 500 children who were affected by the recent floods in the Baduraliya area as a part of its comprehensive multilevel post-flood relief program. The children from fiv


Sri Phushparamaya, Kirulapone 26th Mihidu Perehara

Views - 603 Saturday, 15 July 2017 00:02

Nadun Gamuwe Tusker processing with the sacred relics   The annual Mihindu Perehera of Pushparamaya Temple of Kirulapone is one of the oldest and grandest Buddhist festivals organised by the temple, featuring dancers, jugglers


Siddhalepa Group’s dengue management initiative now underway island wide

Views - 631 Saturday, 15 July 2017 00:02

In an island wide initiative to protect and educate young victims of the deadly dengue disease now prevalent in epidemic levels across the country, the Siddhalepa Group has launched a dengue educational drive in schools, religious institutes and p


SLIM gives children of Sanhinda Children’s Home a cheerful Avurudu

Views - 759 Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

  The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) engaged in a generous CSR initiative that involved less privileged children in the society, to coincide with the Sinhala and Tamil New Year.   SLIM with the theme ‘Sm


People Bank holds religious programs to commemorate 56th anniversary

Views - 733 Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

  People’s Bank recently held several religious programs coinciding with the bank’s 56th anniversary celebration. A series of religious programs were organised by the Buddhist Association, Hindu Association, Musl


SAITM Students Action Committee conducts Bodhi Poojawa

Views - 721 Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

  The Students Action Committee of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) conducted a Bodhi Poojawa at the Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya. The religious ceremony was held to invoke blessings towards the st


INSEE Cement launches road safety awareness program in Katunayake FTZ

Views - 810 Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier cement manufacturer, INSEE Cement – the brand behind the country’s leading retail cement products INSEE Sanstha and INSEE Mahaweli Marine, has joined hands with the Board of Investment (BOI) and the Sri Lanka


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