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CEAT conducts milestone 200th Schools Road Safety Program in Sri Lanka

Views - 19 Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:00

Top tyre brand CEAT drove past another milestone in Sri Lanka recently as it completed its 200th Road Safety Program at Dharmasena Atigala Ladies College, Piliyandala, taking the number of students benefitted by the program to date past 100,000. The

CLC commits to sustainable future by implementing island-wide school tree-planting program

Views - 46 Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:00

Recognising the timely need for corporates to start giving back to the environment around us, Commercial Leasing & Finance PLC (CLC) has made a timely initiative under the title ‘CLC Green – To earn sustainable profit’. As a member of the LOLC

Union Manushyathwaya dedicates efforts towards fostering healthier communities

Views - 26 Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:00

‘Union Manushyathwaya – Danuwath, Suwapath, YahapathHetak’ – CSR brand of Union Assurance continuously dedicates its efforts to raise awareness and educate the people around the island providing them with required guidan

JKH’s ‘Plasticcycle’ initiative expands to schools in Gampaha District

Views - 37 Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:10

The newest addition to John Keells Group’s Plasticcycle initiative is the placement of Plasticcycle bins at 10 prominent schools in the Gampaha District. This project commenced in February, under the patronage of the Ministry of Mahaweli Developmen

Rotary Club opens Early Learning School in Habarana

Views - 96 Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:00

The Early Learning School in Habarana, a joint project with the Rotary Club of Colombo West and the Hamamatsu Rotary Club of Japan, opened on 22 February. The school is based in a small town in Habarana where communities are marginalised within the N

Swadeshi Khomba illuminates ‘Keragala Raja Maha Viharaya’ for 5th consecutive year

Views - 34 Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:00

Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, the market leader in Sri Lanka for herbal personal care products, has sponsored the ‘Aloka Poojawa’ of the historic Keragala Raja Maha Viharaya recently under the theme, ‘Swadeshi Khomba Aloka Puja Sathkaraya’,

Kekulu Art 2019 touches the core of preschool children

Views - 33 Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:00

Siddalepa Ayurveda’s annual art competition, the Kekulu Art Competition touched the very core of existence of tiny tots when they were given the task of depicting their family with their pencil sketches and pastel colours. In a burst of expression

Union Manushyathwaya dedicates efforts towards fostering healthier communities

Views - 15 Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:00

‘Union Manushyathwaya – Danuwath, Suwapath, Yahapath Hetak’ – CSR brand of Union Assurance continuously dedicates its efforts to raise awareness and educate the people around the island providing them with required guidance and education on p

Mobitel gifts 40,000 free spectacles to improve vision

Views - 26 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:10

Committed to enhancing the quality of lives for customers islandwide, Mobitel regularly engages in unique CSR projects that have a positive impact on its customer base. In its most powerful CSR initiative yet, Mobitel has gifted 40,000 spectacles to

NDB Employee Volunteerism improves infrastructure in Mahiyanganaya School

Views - 26 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:10

Education is vital for rural transformation, and economic and ecological progress of communities. However, many schools in rural areas face some of the biggest challenges and are deficient even in basic requirements such as toilets and libraries, due

‘HarpicSuwa Jana Meheyuma’ to drive positive social change through proper sanitation in 2019

Views - 25 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:00

Leading hygiene brand and household name, Harpic, last week announced their plans for 2019 under the ‘HarpicSuwa Jana Meheyuma: Mission Wellbeing’ initiative, aiming to drive a new nationwide social movement to improve sanitation and public wellb

‘Education without Boundaries’: Bairaha’s second educational CSR project for 2019 in Puttalam school

Views - 25 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:00

Bairaha Farms PLC, the pioneer poultry integrator in the island recently launched their second grand educational CSR project for the year 2019, titled ‘Education without Boundaries’ in the Konthathive Maha Vidyalaya in the Puttalam District, in t

Swadeshi CSR helping the community

Views - 23 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:00

Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, the pioneer herbal-personal care products manufacturer, donates water tanks for communities all over Sri Lanka and books regarding good values to schools. This CSR project continues under ‘Swadeshi Khomba Herbal Soap

Renovation of the Thammannawa water reservoir

Views - 27 Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:10

Coca-Cola and We Effect leads an innovative initiative for war-affected and marginalised women and men farmers in a rural village of Thammannawa, Anuradhapura. Women will be trained to become entrepreneurs and to play an active role in ensuring more

WISTA along the coast – CSR with a purpose

Views - 22 Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:00

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Sri Lanka organised its first ever coastal clean-up initiative on 26 January from Dehiwala to Mount Lavinia spanning over 2 km of coastal line. This event signified the importance WISTA

Fashion Bug pledges to better academic training island-wide

Views - 27 Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:00

Leading mass market clothing retailer Fashion Bug conducted yet another successful teacher training program, titled the ‘Guru Bumikavata Perawadanak’, in Maharagama, at the Teachers’ College, with the aim to further enhance the educational prow

ComBank embarks on water supply project for famous forest monastery

Views - 20 Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has built a 15,000-litre water storage and supply project to eliminate the water shortages affecting the forest monastery of Nimalawa Aranya, referred to as the ‘Holy Land of Ruhuna’. This CSR project was commenced b

Hambantota Port to rebuild Tissapura Junior School

Views - 50 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:10

The foundation stone ceremony for the reconstruction of the Tissapura Junior School, in Andalla Weerawila in the Hambantota District, was held recently at the school premises. Participating in the laying of the foundation were Tissapura Junior School

ComBank donates 19 math labs in 2018

Views - 34 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:00

More than 2,000 students were helped to improve their mathematics skills in 2018 through an initiative of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon which installed 19 math labs and funded more than 15 math camps in schools around the country during the year. Th

Four-day first aid and medical camp at Sripadaya

Views - 32 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:00

A four-day first aid and medical camp, organised by the Colombo Central Unit of The St. John Ambulance Association and Brigade in Sri Lanka was held at Gangulathenne, Sripada from 2 to 4 February. The event ran parallel to National Day. Nurses of th

Pan Asia Bank donates furniture to consultation rooms in Kurunegala

Views - 44 Monday, 4 February 2019 00:00

Marking yet another important milestone in Pan Asia Bank’s island wide CSR initiative to improve facilities at identified hospitals, Pan Asia Bank’s Kurunegala branch recently conducted a CSR event at the General Hospital of Wellawa, Kurunegala b

RS Steel celebrates 2019 by donating schooling gear to children

Views - 29 Monday, 4 February 2019 00:00

RS Steel, a leading steel rods manufacturing company in Sri Lanka, celebrated the dawn of the New Year with its Chairman Dr. Ramesh Shivalingam at its factory premises in Uswetakeyyawa. The significance of the celebration was school children of RS St

Harpic Mission Wellbeing supports public sanitation and good hygiene in Sri Pada

Views - 40 Monday, 4 February 2019 00:00

Making strides in a mission to achieve public wellbeing through proper sanitation, ‘HarpicSuwa Jana Meheyuma’ (Mission Wellbeing) recently completed renovating the public toilet facility at Sri Pada and handed it over to authorities for public us

Brandix continues commitment to inspire education through ‘Ran Daru Thilina’ initiative

Views - 43 Monday, 4 February 2019 00:00

Brandix, in a continued commitment to inspire the education of its associates’ children, conducted the ‘Randaru Thilina’ program across the Group for the fourth consecutive year, providing over 6,500 children with school bags and stationery ite

New school bags for Sri Dharmarama Maha Vidyalaya, Ratmalana year 1 students from Hettigoda Group

Views - 65 Monday, 4 February 2019 00:00

Year one students who entered the 140 year old Sri Dharmarama Vidyalaya, Ratmalana, one of the oldest schools in Sri Lanka – received new school bags with the compliments of the Hettigoda Group. As patrons of the school in their neighbourhood, the

NDB improves infrastructure of Aanaipanthi Hindu Ladies College and Government Tamil Maha Vidyalayam

Views - 37 Monday, 4 February 2019 00:00

Play is the key to physical, mental, intellectual and social well-being of children. Thus, a school playground and playtime are vitally important to children for their fun and relaxation as well as for their good health and well-being. Aanaipanthi Hi

Seylan Bank supports SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka

Views - 32 Saturday, 2 February 2019 00:10

As part of extending its value to a wider community, Seylan Bank launched its seasonal campaign, which focused on spreading the Christmas joy to all Sri Lankans, in December 2018. Through this promotion, Seylan Bank donated a share on behalf of its c

‘Friendly Help’ from Naturub for the flood-affected north

Views - 32 Saturday, 2 February 2019 00:00

Recognising the need of the hour as the Northern Province was heavily affected by floods, Naturub Group of Companies, a leading manufacturer and exporter of apparel accessories and trims in South Asia, recently launched a successful CSR project as

SLT celebrates Thai Pongal with families in Vavuniya

Views - 30 Saturday, 2 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), organised a special Thai Pongal celebration recently at the Teplikulm Community Centre, in Vellikulum Village, Vavuniya. This event was successfully concluded with the participation of religious leaders, Vavuniya Police, scho

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery brings joy to Mankulam during Thai Pongal

Views - 24 Saturday, 2 February 2019 00:00

Recognising the need of the hour and maintaining cultural values, Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery, one of the pioneers in the jewellery industry in Sri Lanka, recently launched yet another CSR project by donating dry rations and essentials to floo

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A case for reviewing plantation management

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Last week, I elaborated on ‘Going Beyond Agronomic Research for Plantation Reform’ with the aim of beginning a conversation on the importance of non-agronomic research to understand the many problematic areas that plague the plantation sector, in

How are we doing in e-government?

Thursday, 23 May 2019

It is customary to assess some aspect of the performance of a country using a composite index such as the Ease of Doing Business Index or the Network Readiness Index. For government services, there is the e-Government Development Index (EGDI), issued

National introspection in the aftermath

Thursday, 23 May 2019

“The immediate task for the Government is to guaranty the safety and security of all innocent Muslims and prevent a recurrence of 1983 … One cannot eradicate one evil with another” – Anatomy of an Islamist Infamy (III), CT, 9 May. In this, th

Dhammika Perera an anti-establishment candidate

Thursday, 23 May 2019

During the holy Vesak weekend the phones were buzzing all over Sri Lanka over a story that appeared on a web page. The story said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had met with business tycoon Dhammika Perera whose business empire contribute

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