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ComBank helps build Sri Lanka’s 1st vocational training centre for autistic youth

Views - 37 Saturday, 26 January 2019 00:10

The construction of Sri Lanka’s first model vocational training centre for children and youth with autism was recently completed with financial support from the CSR Unit of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon and the Lions Club District 306-C-1. This Dev


Crysbro concludes SisuDiriya program for 2018

Views - 20 Saturday, 26 January 2019 00:00

A leader in the poultry industry, Crysbro once again concluded the SisuDiriya initiative with a gala event held at the Crysbro Head Office in Gampola recently with the participation of all its employees and their families. Initiated in 2012, the even


Anderson Flats Children’s Park reopened with NDB

Views - 31 Saturday, 26 January 2019 00:00

The Anderson Flats Housing Scheme is home to around 800 families with over 1,000 children. During an employee volunteerism project conducted by the Shared Services Team of the National Development Bank PLC, it was observed that the Scheme’s Playgro


MBSL donates computers and equipment to Kahahena, Boralugoda Maha Vidyalaya

Views - 35 Saturday, 26 January 2019 00:00

Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC (MBSL), a fully-owned subsidiary of the Bank of Ceylon, donated a stock of computers and equipment to Kahahena, Boralugoda Maha Vidyalaya recently. As a leading financial institution in Sri Lanka, this was yet


Pan Asia Bank Kalubowila to upgrade facilities at Blood Bank of Colombo South Hospital

Views - 31 Saturday, 26 January 2019 00:00

Pan Asia Bank Kalubowila Branch recently completed a CSR program to improve facilities at the Blood Bank of Colombo South (Kalubowila) Teaching Hospital. Under this initiative, Pan Asia Bank donated sofa seats for the use of blood donors which was a


CSE and HelpAge Sri Lanka organise health camp in Padukka

Views - 36 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:10

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in collaboration with HelpAge Sri Lanka recently organised a Medical and Eye Camp for senior citizens residing in and around Padukka. The initiative was held at Sri Punyaloka Viharaya, Watareka and attracted over 150


Heritage Expediciones gives hope, changes lives of unfortunate children educationally

Views - 44 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

Heritage Expediciones recently conducted a new high-profile CSR program on 5 December 2018 at the Galvana Purana Rajamaha Viharaya in Mulleriyawa. This was at the request of W.K. Thusita, the Coordinating Secretary of the Tikiri Kumara Eksath Subasad


Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery donates books to Army officers’ children at Panagoda

Views - 37 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery, pioneers in the jewellery trade in Sri Lanka, donated school books and instruments for over 100 children of officers based at the Panagoda Army Camp. Major General Sudaththa Ranasinghe of Engineering Services Regi


ComBank provides flood relief to affected families in the north

Views - 32 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has once again come forward to provide aid to 2,000 families affected by the recent floods in the Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi Districts. Household items including kerosene stoves and sets of kitchen utensils were distrib


DPL completes distribution of school supplies in Horowpathana

Views - 30 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

As part of its long-standing commitment to community development, Dipped Products PLC (DPL) under the Hayleys Group’s flagship CSR initiative ‘Puritas Sath Diyawara’, engaged in the distribution of essential school items to over 250 children at


SLT HCS commemorates 9th annual Sisu Diriya Scholarship and School Books Donation Program

Views - 37 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

Ensuring employees’ children have a successful future, SLT Human Capital Solutions Ltd. (HCS), commemorated for the ninth consecutive year, the annual Sisu Diriya Scholarship and School Books Donation Program recently. As the leading total HR Solut


Amãna Bank continues to support Kalubowila Hospital Children’s Ward

Views - 39 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

As part of its continued CSR focus towards children, Amãna Bank made another valuable contribution to the Children’s Ward (15B) of the Colombo South (Kalubowila) General Hospital by donating essential medical equipment for the day-to-day use of tr


Atlas Axillia partners Ridi Viharaya in community outreach for 16th year

Views - 44 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

Atlas Axillia recently concluded its annual community outreach initiative held in association with the historic Ridi Viharaya. Held for the 16th consecutive year, the initiative forms an integral part of the Company’s unique CSR initiative that rea


PickMe provides school supplies to school-aged children of driver partners

Views - 35 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

In a bid to reward exemplary driver partners and lend a helping hand to their school aged children, PickMe distributed valuable gift packs to children of 1,000 driver partners through the annual ‘Nena Pahana’ CSR event held for the second consecu


OZO and Amari hotels give hope to thousands of children through ‘Water for Life’

Views - 52 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

OZO hotels take pride in leading projects that provide access to clean drinking water and sanitation to rural communities in the countries they operate in under the flagship CSR program ‘Water for Life’. In Sri Lanka, ‘Water for Life’ is an


Bank of Ceylon’s staff donates to aid flood victims

Views - 33 Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:10

The staff of the Bank of Ceylon (BOC) raised voluntary donations to aid victims of the natural disaster that has occurred due to torrential rain in the Northern Peninsula. Standing alongside the rest of the Sri Lankans in this difficult time, BOC’s


‘Kelani Saviya’ top CSR program in Sri Lanka recognises 10th batch

Views - 68 Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:00

‘Kelani Saviya’ is the award winning CSR program of Kelani Cables PLC, Sri Lanka’s number one company in secure electrical and communication cables manufacturing sphere. The 10th batch of ‘Kelani Saviya’ was offered with certificates on com


Abans Group conducts 8th annual school supply donation

Views - 19 Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:00

The Abans Welfare Society recently held their 8th annual school supply CSR initiative, where over 1000 children of Abans Group employees received all their requirements for the new school year. The event, which was organised by Abans Warehousing Divi


‘Help to Learn’ educational project launched by Bairaha Farms

Views - 23 Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:00

Bairaha Farms PLC being the pioneer and leading poultry integrator engaged in chicken meat production for providing consumers with nutritious food, has recently launched a generous educational project namely ‘Help to Learn’ with a great intention


Siddhalepa initiates new garbage management measures and creates 2nd first aid camp at Sri Pada

Views - 22 Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:00

Siddhalepa has strengthened their environment protection drive at Sri Pada this season with a new garbage management initiative. To encourage pilgrims to differentiate and dispose of garbage in an organised manner, the company has placed 10 by 10 iro


‘Supem Kekulu’ brings smiles to the faces of children

Views - 91 Saturday, 29 December 2018 00:10

Friday morning, 21 December, was vibrant and alive with the sound of happy children, Christmas music and laughter. The Supem Kekulu Christmas program for less fortunate children, organised by Care Global Livelihood (Guarantee) Ltd. was the reason for


H&H Golding real estate partakes in Christmas spirit of giving

Views - 52 Saturday, 29 December 2018 00:00

H&H Golding, Sri Lanka’s foremost real estate agent, provided a charitable donation to the NGO, ‘Voice for the Voiceless Foundation’ in celebration of the holiday season for 2018, on 21 December. The Good Hope Project aims to provide dry ration


NDB donates supplies to Maharagama Apeksha Hospital

Views - 39 Saturday, 29 December 2018 00:00

NDB recently made a donation of medical necessities, nutritional supplements and surgical consumables to the Apeksha Hospital Maharagama as a part of the Bank’s Corporate Responsibility strategies. The donated items included post-operative salves


Embark Volunteer Awards 2018

Views - 54 Saturday, 29 December 2018 00:00

The Embark family gathered together on 17 December at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for the Embark Volunteer Awards, in commemoration of its International Volunteers’ Day. The purpose of the event was to r


Advantis Engineering continues to aid Lady Ridgeway Hospital with innovative space solutions

Views - 29 Saturday, 22 December 2018 00:10

Advantis Engineering, a subsidiary of Hayleys Advantis Ltd., recently completed the design, construction and furnishing of a lobby area for patients awaiting heart surgery at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH). The team at Advantis Enginee


PLC ‘Senehasen Ithurum’ pre-school teacher training programs at Katugasthota, Bandarawela, Moratuwa

Views - 67 Saturday, 22 December 2018 00:00

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, the market leader in the non-bank finance sector in Sri Lanka conducted its CSR program ‘Senehasen Ithurum’ at three locations at a stretch at Katugasthota, Bandarawela and Moratuwa. Senehasen Ithurum CSR progra


Coca-Cola ‘Gives Back Life’ to 400kg of PET plastic bottles during Sri Lanka-England cricket series

Views - 33 Saturday, 22 December 2018 00:00

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. recently completed yet another successful ‘Give Back Life’ campaign in partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Eco Spindles Ltd., during the Sri Lanka-England cricket series which was held from 10 October t


Environmental conservation through NDB Employee Volunteerism initiative

Views - 37 Saturday, 22 December 2018 00:00

Trees are a crucial factor to our existence. They are the lungs of the planet, breathing in carbon dioxide and breathing out oxygen. Trees also have many environmental, economic and social benefits. Identifying the importance of trees, over 60 volunt


HSBC Group GM meets local community beneficiaries supported by HSBC

Views - 55 Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00

HSBC has been working with Schools Relief Initiative (SRI) since 2009 to equip young people in rural areas with basic skills to make them employable. During his recent visit to Sri Lanka, Stuart Tait, Group General Manager and Regional Head of Commer


Pan Asia Bank island wide CSR initiative extends to Embilipitiya to help patients at local hospitals

Views - 42 Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00

As a part of the mega CSR initiative launched by Pan Asia Bank to upgrade the facilities of selected government hospitals around the island, the Embilipitiya branch of Pan Asia Bank went on to renovate Chandrikawewa Regional Hospital’s Ward No: 1.


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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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