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Coca- Cola ‘Gives Back Life’ to 4.5 tons of PET bottles in Katharagama

Views - 167 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:15

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. recently supported and sponsored the collection and clean-up of PET bottles following the large crowds gathered at the Kataragama Perahera Festival. It was an effective community-driven initiative with the partne


INSEE Cement promotes prevention of drugs and alcohol abuse through performing arts

Views - 376 Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:53

A community initiative benefitting school children INSEE Cement recently joined hands with National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) and Sri Lanka Police to conduct an effective drug awareness campaign that reached over 1,700 s


School children treated to tour of Emirates A380

Views - 358 Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:51

A group of school children were provided a rare opportunity to walk through the world’s largest passenger aircraft when Emirates operated a one-off flight with the iconic aircraft to the Bandaranaike International Airport on Monday, 14 Augus


Seylan Pahasara’s 130th library enables access to quality education at RKM Girls School, Kalmunai

Views - 394 Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:50

In line with its iconic CSR initiative to uplift and empower rural libraries under ‘Seylan Pahasara’, Seylan Bank successfully opened its 130th library in the Ampara District and was handed over to the students of RKM Girls School Kalm


SJMS Associates CSR Society donates water purification plant to Bogaswewa Vidyalaya, Vavuniya

Views - 387 Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:49

The CSR and Welfare Division of SJMS Associates, a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP, donated a water purification plant to Bogaswewa Vidyalaya of Bogaswewa in Vavuniya, bordering Anuradhapura District. Bogaswewa Vidyalaya is locat


‘Senehe Siyapatha’ to provide relief for flood and landslide victims in Eheliyagoda and Kotapola

Views - 398 Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:46

From left: Dialog Axiata Group Chief Corporate Officer Shayam Majeed, Dialog Axiata Group Chief Executive Supun Weerasinghe, Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa MP, Secretary to the Ministry of Disaster Management S.S


Abhimana Wings to transform lives of children in need

Views - 342 Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:42

Seeking to change the lives of children facing adversity, particularly those who live without parental care and love, for the better, forever, Abhimana Community Development Fund, Matale has embarked on yet another pioneering initiative, ‘Ab


Waters Edge initiates dengue prevention campaign

Views - 555 Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:15

As the dengue menace continues to spread across Sri Lanka overcrowding hospitals and claiming lives, many as a nation are coming together in a massive effort to eradicate the disease. Joining in this effort, Waters Edge recently launched an extens


Blood donation camp to commemorate People’s Bank 56th anniversary

Views - 575 Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:15

In commemoration of the 56th anniversary of People’s Bank, a blood donation camp was held recently at the People’s Bank Staff Training College in Colombo. The blood donation camp, organised by the People’s Bank Welfare Department


Ceylinco Life’s top policyholders treated to close-up viewing of Kandy Perahera

Views - 559 Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:13

A chance to view the Kandy Esala Perahera from one of the best vantage points in the city was accorded to policyholders of Ceylinco Life who belong to the company’s Premium Club and members of their families. A group of 100 people comprising


Seminars of Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series 2017 in Galle

Views - 570 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 - 563 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 - 578 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 - 575 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 - 749 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 - 661 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 - 717 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 - 656 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 - 682 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 - 698 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 - 865 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 - 696 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 - 727 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 - 668 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 - 688 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 - 864 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 - 906 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 - 670 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 - 652 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 - 657 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


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