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Tokyo Cement, MEPA attract like-minded volunteers for Trinco beaches cleanup

Views - 22 Saturday, 30 September 2017 00:00

Tokyo Cement Company, together with the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) Trincomalee District office, recently concluded a highly successful beach cleanup program in Trincomalee.

Team MLH gives back to community on World Tourism Day

Views - 12 Saturday, 30 September 2017 00:00

Mount Lavinia Hotel (MLH) celebrated World Tourism Day 2017 by taking initiatives to uplift and give back to the community while contributing towards the enhancement of the tourism and hospitality industry. Identifying certain reports circulating due

DSL Enterprises pledges to support ‘Little Hearts’

Views - 13 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:51

19 September saw leading distribution network, DSL Enterprises Ltd., announce their participation in the Little Hearts project, which aims to build a Cardiac and Critical Care Complex at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital. Every year over 3,000 children are

SriLankan Airlines and Foundation of Goodness join hands to uplift rural communities

Views - 19 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:00

In keeping with its theme of child empowerment and improving quality of life in rural communities, the eighth Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centre was declared open in Oddusuddan in the Mullaitivu District on 1 September, a joint project of SriLankan

YMCA Moratuwa conducts blood donation campaign and free medical clinic

Views - 21 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:00

The YMCA Moratuwa successfully conducted its annual blood donation campaign and a free medical clinic for the fifth year in succession at its premises on 16 September. The medical clinic offered free consultation, free drugs, free testing of ears, ey

Islamic New Year celebration

Views - 12 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:00

The Borella Ahadiyyah School has organised Islamic New Year (Muharram) celebration which will be held on 24 September at 9 a.m. at the MICH Paha Villa, Dematagoda Road Colombo. It will be held under the patronage of Principal of the College Shibly Ha

23rd AGM of Zahira College G 80 tomorrow

Views - 5 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:00

The 23rd Annual General Meeting of the Zahira College Group of 80 Old Boys will be held on 24 September at 7 p.m. at the Hotel Movenpick, Colombo 3.

Berendina distributes drought relief for 2,000 families

Views - 6 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:00

Berendina Group recently distributed 2,000 dry ration packs to 2,000 families affected by drought in the Anuradhapura region.

Lions of Colombo conduct mega Multi Service Health Camp

Views - 6 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:00

The Lions Club of Colombo successfully conducted a Multi Service Health Camp to benefit the villagers living in the Kelaniya area. The camp was held at the Sri Gnanawimalaramaya, Kelaniya with the blessings of the Chief Monk and support of the Dayaka

Keells Super customers donate Rs. 2.5 m towards ‘Little Hearts’ Project

Views - 12 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:01

Keells Super announced the completion of a fundraising campaign for the Little Hearts Project, with the donation of Rs. 2.5 million towards the treatment of children diagnosedwith Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) and critical illnesses.

Watawala Plantations’ drive to improve estate sector housing gathers momentum

Views - 17 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:00

Watawala Plantations PLC (WATA), a subsidiary of the diversified Sri Lankan conglomerate Sunshine Holdings PLC announced the commencement of an extensive housing program in the Dickoya District that – once

‘Seylan Pahasara’ 131st library opens

Views - 21 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:00

‘Seylan Pahasara’ 131st library was successfully equipped and handed over to the students of Pannala National School in Kurunegala District. Over 3,000 students and teachers at the school will benefit out of this facility which

Mercantile Investments constructs permanent wildlife enclosure at Wilpattu National Park

Views - 141 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:00

Mercantile Investments took the initiative of constructing a permanent wildlife enclosure at the Wilpattu National Park to rehabilitate injured wild animals and release them to their natural habitat subsequently.

CRYSBRO ‘Praja Aruna’ provides shelter and renovation assistance to employees

Views - 15 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:00

CRYSBRO Group well-known for quality, freshness and innovation in breeding and processing of chicken in Sri Lanka successfully held once again its annual ‘Praja Aruna’ CSR program for the period 2016-17 recently.

Wattala Akbar Town UNH International School annual prize giving ceremony

Views - 101 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:00

Wattala Akbar Town UNH International School annual prize giving ceremony was held at Colombo -10 Tower Hall recently, under the patronage of Principal Lalith Wijayasri, while Western Provincial Council’s SLMC Member Shafi Raheem participated as chi

The Salvation Army launches Annual Appeal

Views - 49 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

The Salvation Army has launched its Annual Appeal to raise funds that will help resource its residential and community services across the country based on the key platform, ‘You can create a better tomorrow’.

Huawei join hands with Just in Time Group for CSR in Deniyaya

Views - 25 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) company joined hands once again with Just In Time Group (JIT) a Sri Lankan owned ICT Systems Integration Company to initiate a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity in

Commercial Bank to fund Sri Lanka’s first puppetry museum

Views - 26 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

Ambalangoda’s rich but partly-forgotten tradition of puppetry is to be revived and developed with the establishment of Sri Lanka’s first puppetry museum with funding support from the Commercial Bank of Ceylon.

10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day: Let loved ones know you care

Views - 26 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

Her best friend ended her life one day and Sarani* couldn’t believe it. “I told everyone that it must be an accident, I was lying to myself too… she never said anything, she wasn’t that type of person. I felt guilty too. How could I have not

Vision Care’s Nethralokana Sathkara distributes 25,000 pairs of spectacles

Views - 41 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

Nethralokana Sathkara, the project conducted as part of commemorating 25 years of Vision Care, the country’s leading eye care services provider, was successfully concluded in Colombo on 24 July.

LOLC Insurance unveils island-wide tree planting campaign

Views - 54 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

With a new green target, the Insurance arm of the LOLC Group, LOLC Insurance recently launched an island-wide tree planting campaign to inculcate the good habit of tree planting amongst the general public.

Ex-Sampath Bankers Club successfully completes two more CSR projects

Views - 35 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

The Ex-Sampath Bankers Club successfully completed its first CSR project when it set up a Children’s Library at a school which lacked many facilities as the children were all from very poor families in the area, Duwegoda Primary School which is loc

Members of NDB Toastmasters Club contribute to balanced mindset of school students

Views - 37 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

NDB Toastmasters club is committed in building tomorrow’s leaders by providing the opportunity for the staff members to develop their public speaking ability while bringing out their leadership skills. In keeping with this commitment, NDB Toastmast

Pelwatte Dairy powers Ananda’s 130th anniversary celebrations

Views - 30 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

It was a celebration of 130 years of educating boy’s for Ananda College Colombo and Sri Lanka’s 100% local dairy manufacturer Pelwatte Dairy was there to support the walk and fun fair that was held at Green Path, Colombo.

Swadeshi Khomba illuminates Devundara Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya for 9th consecutive year

Views - 139 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:21

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the pioneer herbal-personal care products manufacturer once again illuminated the Devundara Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya. The ‘Aloka Pooja’ was carried out under the theme, ‘Swadeshi Kho

Amãna Takaful partners Municipal Council of Matara and Sri Lanka Police to eradicate dengue

Views - 147 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:19

With the number of patients diagnosed with dengue on the rise, the mosquito borne disease was threatening to devour the nation as an epidemic and with red alerts being issued in many cities and suburbs in Sri Lanka. The authorities, government age

First floor of Sanghawasa offered to Sangha by Deen Brothers Importers

Views - 150 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:17

With the pioneering aim to increase accommodation facilities for the Sangha who pursue their education at Kotuwegoda Sri Jayasumanarama Viharaya, Matara, Deen Brothers Ltd. Managing Director Deshamanya Najeeb Deen completed the first floor of the

NDB Thirunalveli Branch organises dansal for Nallur Festival goers

Views - 134 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:15

NDB staff joined hands to provide refreshments for the attendees of the Nallur Chariot Festival. The Nallur Festival held annually in August is considered the longest festival in the island. The festival is held at the Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil wh

Academy for Administrative Professionals oneness

Views - 147 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:15

Academy for Administrative Professionals, with a view of strengthening the cross cultural bonds amongst her fraternity, inaugurated a unique religious activity which will be a regular annual feature of the AAP calendar. A Sil program in this conne

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

Views - 174 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

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