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Nawaloka Hospitals offers free medicine and services for flood victims in Ratnapura District

Views - 7 Saturday, 7 July 2018 03:06

Prioritising its responsibilities of assisting communities during difficult times, Sri Lanka’s premier private healthcare service provider Nawaloka Hospitals organised a special CSR initiative on 12 June, to provide free medicine and medical servic

Pan Asia Bank holds Bhakthi Gee in commemoration of Poson Poya

Views - 11 Saturday, 7 July 2018 03:05

Pan Asia Bank conducted a ‘Poson Bathi Gee Saraniya’ this year as the bank marks the Poson Poya staying true to its real spirit of embracing the values that are near and dear to our country.

12th seminar of Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series 2018 at Ruwanwella

Views - 9 Saturday, 7 July 2018 02:57

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.

Today a reader – tomorrow a leader

Views - 23 Saturday, 30 June 2018 03:28

Conceptualising ideas into reality is something that Just In Time Group (JIT) has been known for over the past two decades. In recognising 20 years of ICT supremacy JIT took the initiative in encouraging a habit that’s rarely practiced in this day

Brandix honoured as Sri Lanka’s largest corporate blood donor for 8th successive year

Views - 14 Saturday, 30 June 2018 03:27

The Brandix Group has been recognised as the largest corporate blood donor in Sri Lanka for the eighth consecutive year, following the selfless contribution of over 4,000 pints of blood from inspired employees to the National Blood Transfusion Servic

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery installs drinking water dispenser for public to mark 40th year

Views - 17 Saturday, 30 June 2018 03:23

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery, a pioneer in the gem and jewellery trade in Sri Lanka, celebrated its 40th anniversary in grand style recently. The company which began its journey in 1978 has been in the forefront over the last 40 years....

Habitat for Humanity builds brighter future with families in ‘Homes not Houses’ project funded by EU

Views - 25 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:23

For the 25 years that she is married, Ushathevi never had a permanent house. “My husband and I came from poor families but ours was a love marriage.” They used to live wherever they could find work as daily wage labourers. After being displaced b

ACL Cables organises blood donation program for 8th time

Views - 16 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00

The eighth edition of the blood donation program organised annually by ACL Cables, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 cable manufacturer with a proud history of 58 years, was successfully held recently. This social service program is held every year to mark the bir

Coca-Cola partners Sri Lanka Red Cross to deliver flood relief operations for Biyagama community

Views - 14 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. joined hands with the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society – Gampaha Branch, to conduct a community flood relief operation across areas of Yabaraluwa, Mabima, Bollagala, Thelwatta, Pattiwila and Ambaraluwa within Biyagama,

NDB donates medical necessities to Maharagama Apeksha Hospital

Views - 28 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00

NDB recently made a donation of medical necessities and nutritional supplements to the Apeksha Hospital Maharagama as a part of the bank’s Corporate Responsibility strategies. The items donated were identified by the doctors and hospital staff of

‘Photocause’ project honoured for engagement in cancer awareness

Views - 20 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00

The ‘Photocause.lk’ cancer engagement project founded by two students in 2011 was awarded the ‘White Swan’ gold medal for Student Civilian Bravery Social Activity, at the National Civilian Bravery Awards ceremony held at the BMICH on 14 June.

CTC donates relief items to flood victims

Views - 22 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:41

Responding to the recent flood disaster, Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) and its employees promptly took action to donate relief items to those affected. “As a company that has been a part of Sri Lanka for over a century and stood by the country

Unilever marks 15 years of empowering rural women entrepreneurs through ‘Project Saubhagya’

Views - 16 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

Lauding the entrepreneurial spirit of the members of its unique Saubhagya Channel, Unilever Sri Lanka recognised the top 100 performers of Project Saubhagya at its annual Diriya Pranama Awards held at the Galle Face Hotel, recently. Women’s Bureau

CMA organises ‘Mega Blood Donation Camp’

Views - 24 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

A ‘Mega Blood Donation Camp’ was organised by The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) in association with Sri Lanka Police Bambalapitiya on 17 May, for the third occasion at the ‘Sri Vajirarama Viharasthanaya, Bamba

People’s Leasing Negombo branch celebrates 15th anniversary coupled with CSR program

Views - 19 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

People’s Leasing & Finance (PLC) Negombo branch celebrated its 15th anniversary recently at the branch premises, with the participation of PLC’s Senior Management, Negombo Branch Manager Nalin de Silva, and many stakeholders including custom

GlaxoSmithKline aids Sri Pada pilgrims for ninth consecutive year

Views - 16 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK),through its brands Panadol and Iodex, offered relief to thousands of Sri Pada pilgrims under its Suwa Sahana initiative. In line with the brand promise of not letting pain get in the w

Citi celebrates 2018 Global Community Day in Sri Lanka

Views - 57 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

Citi on 9 June celebrated its annual Global Community Day. In the days leading up to and including Global Community Day, tens of thousands of Citi colleagues, alumni, clients, family and friends in more than 450 cities across 90 countries and territo

Unwavering gratitude for timeless heroes

Views - 16 Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:10

Some heroes deserve to be shown appreciation more than once, and it is an absolute honour to thank those who sacrificed everything in their lives to ensure a bright future for us. And so, Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka Ltd., currently the sole franchisee for

Successful beach - cleaning program by SLIA

Views - 17 Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:05

An awareness program to mark Env

NDB celebrates World Environment Day

Views - 22 Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:00

NDB celebrated ‘World Environment Day’ with a series of environmental education programs in schools under its Corporate Social Responsibility banner. These programs implemented in partnership with the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sr

CMC cash for 120 mosques

Views - 12 Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:00

The Colombo Municipal Council distributed cash donations to 120 mosques in Colombo City under the program of providing financial assistance to religious places held at Town Hall Colombo recently. Here Governor of the Western Province Hemakumara Nanay

10th of Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series-2018 at Gampaha

Views - 22 Saturday, 9 June 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 10th seminar of the seri

Creativities and potentials

Views - 21 Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:00

This is a celebration of the uncelebrated, which took place on the evening of 5 May. Such an outpouring of creativities and potentials, so easily taken for granted, cannot be allowed to go uncommented.

Sri Lanka participates in World Environment Day 2018 in New York

Views - 50 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka participated in the World Environment Day 2018, organised by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP),

World Environment Day 2018 celebrations at the Taj

Views - 30 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Ever since its conception in 1974, World Environment Day has had a special theme relating to the pressing environmental

Anantaya Resorts launches project to minimise one-time plastic products

Views - 39 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Coinciding with the World Environmental Day, Anantaya Resorts & Spas of LAUGFS Leisure launched a special initiative

HNB marks World Environment Day with ‘Green Pledge’

Views - 19 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

HNB marked the United Nation’s World Environment Day by recommitting to the HNB Green Pledge – a promise by every HNB

Hemas embarks on reforestation program in Dankotuwa to commemorate World Environment Day

Views - 59 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Hemas Group partnered with the Divisional Secretary in Dankotuwa and the community to increase the forest cover of Sri Lanka

Vesak celebrated in European Parliament for first time

Views - 14 Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:33

For the first time in the European Parliament in Brussels, Vesak as a day of international observance was marked with a special ceremony on Thursday (24 May). The special Vesak ceremony

BMICH staff present ‘Bakthi Gee’

Views - 17 Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:00

The staff members of the iconic BMICH came together to present an evening of ‘Bakthi Gee’ on Vesak Poya day for the second consecutive year.The performance was held at the entrance to the BMICH premises where the ‘Bakthi Gee’ singing was enjo

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Accessibility at buildings and places – Indispensable need to enjoy civil rights

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

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Depreciation of the rupee and Sri Lanka’s dilemma

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

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Laurels of ‘Living Together’: Refreshing reflections

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

It was a memorable evening with a mega gathering for a meaningfully different reason. It was not just another book launch with ego-boosting speeches about the author. It was also not an event where a popular politician coming late and preaching about

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