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Promoting social responsibility with Ariya Milk

Views - 29 Saturday, 2 November 2019 00:10

Ariya Milk Products Ltd., is a dairy company set up by veteran media personality and entrepreneur Deshamanya Deshabandu Ariyasiri Vitanage and Deshabandu Deshamanya D.L. Weerasuriya, who has been a key player in the dairy and confectionary industry f

Swadeshi launches Khomba Baby Honda Purudu for kids of Sri Lanka

Views - 23 Saturday, 2 November 2019 00:02

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC Chairperson Amari Wijewardene, who was recently awarded the ‘Business Role Model of the Year 2019’ by WIM/IFC (World Bank) launched “Khomba Baby Honda Purudu” at the Helena Wijewardene Maha Vidyalaya, Kelaniy

Cashwagon donates computers to two rural schools in Kurunegala

Views - 16 Saturday, 2 November 2019 00:02

On 1 October, to honour Children’s Day, Cashwagon participated in the opening ceremony of new computer classrooms for two rural schools: Kumbukwewa Maha Vidyalaya and Hilogama Maha Vidyalaya. Cashwagon Sri Lanka helped to renovate the rooms and don

Dog walk and carnival

Views - 7 Saturday, 2 November 2019 00:01

On 20 October, Sri Lanka’s first communal Dog walk and carnival was conducted by the Rotaract Club of Colombo Central of Rotaract District 3220 at the Stanley Jansz ground in Colombo. This momento

HIP presents new wing to Tissapura Junior School

Views - 18 Saturday, 26 October 2019 01:18

The Tissapura Junior School situated in Andalla, Weerawila got a facelift with the Hambantota International Port officially handing over a new two-storey building and completely restoring outer buildings for the use of 300 students and a teaching sta

25th ward for 25 years: Fashion Bug commences CSR campaign with Matara Hospital

Views - 45 Saturday, 26 October 2019 01:17

Giving back to the society that drives their enterprise, Fashion Bug recently renovated Ward No. 25 at the District Hospital, Matara in commemoration of the fashion retail giant’s 25th anniversary.

Dell ‘Save the Waves’ cleans Kalutara Beach as third phase

Views - 35 Saturday, 26 October 2019 01:14

Dell Technologies successfully completed Dell ‘Save the Waves’ beach clean-up initiative at Kalutara beach with the participation of over 130 volunteers. Following a successful clean-up session in Trincomalee....

Nations Trust Bank’s 20th anniversary reforestation initiative

Views - 37 Saturday, 26 October 2019 01:12

Nations Trust Bank has partnered with the Sri Lanka Army to reforest eight acres of land in close proximity to the Wilpattu National Park. The initiative commenced on 18 October with a tree planting...

People’s Leasing & Finance donates digital X-Ray system to Castle Street Hospital for Women

Views - 34 Saturday, 26 October 2019 01:02

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, the leading non-bank finance sector company in Sri Lanka, affiliated to the People’s Bank, donated a Digital X-Ray system to the Castle Street Hospital for Women.

‘Manudam Viyamana’ from Sunlight to strengthen bonds of humanity

Views - 29 Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:20

‘Manudam Viyamana’ is a nationwide initiative to strengthen bonds among the diverse communities in the country, and is launched by Sunlight, one of Sri Lanka’s oldest and most loved brands. Manudam Viyamana will call Sri Lankans to symbolicall

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery inaugurates second ‘Pinthaliya’ in Dehiwala

Views - 15 Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:10

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery, a leading jeweller in Sri Lanka, ceremonially inaugurated its second Pinthaliya in Dehiwala recently. The Pinthaliya was set up with the consultation of the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council (DMMC) and is lo

Bank of Ceylon’s ‘Nana Jaya Scholarships 2018’ awards ceremony concludes successfully

Views - 21 Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:07

BOC’s ‘Nana Jaya Scholarships 2018’ concluded successfully, awarding scholarships worth Rs. 9.4 million among 237 deserving youth. This is considered as a gesture of empowering the future leaders of the country. The ceremony was held at the Ban

Past Pupils of Methodist College come together to refurbish school auditorium

Views - 34 Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:05

Methodist College, Colombo, is a school which has maintained an exemplary record and standard in the arts. Its school choir is one of the best in the country and has won several international awards in Vietnam, China, and more recently at the Asia-Pa

‘Little Minds Strong Values’: Addressing ethics and values through music therapy

Views - 34 Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:05

Atlas Axillia Co. has joined hands with the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan as the exclusive stationery sponsor for its ‘Little Minds Strong Values’ project. Spearheaded by famous composer, singer and Past President of the Rotary Club of Col

YMBA in aid of visually handicapped

Views - 10 Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:00

The distribution of 300 white canes among blind and visually impaired people will be one of the highlights of an event organised by the Colombo YMBA to mark the ‘White Cane Safety Week’. This will be held at Main Hall, YMBA Borella on Saturday, 1

DLB implements impactful CSR initiatives for the people

Views - 25 Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:00

Development Lotteries Board (DLB) is enhancing the positive impact of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on the country’s youth following higher education, undergraduates, underprivileged and the people with special needs as well as lottery sell

HNB Finance city branch successfully concludes blood donation camp

Views - 28 Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading financial services provider, HNB Finance successfully concluded the fourth consecutive annual blood donation camp at the Serpentine Housing Scheme in Borella. Hosted by the HNB Finance City Branch, the program is part of a larg

Lions Club district 306 A1 conducts essential community service projects in south coast

Views - 17 Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:00

Lions Club international’s district 306 A1 has conducted many community upliftment projects in the coastal towns of South. The latest projects were successfully concluded in Sellakataragama and Beruwala. “Lions Club International has identified

RS Steel Company’s Indian Hindu workers hosts ‘Wishwakarma Puja’

Views - 11 Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:00

RS Steel being the leading steel wire manufacturing company in Sri Lanka produces RS QST RB 500 steel wires. Hindu workers of an Indian origin employed at RS Steel Company recently organised a ‘Wishwakarma Puja’ to be held at the company premises

Bohra Community Head donates to National Cancer Institute’s Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

Views - 2642 Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:00

Dawoodi Bohra Community Head Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin offered a donation of Rs. 5 million to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Maharagama, towards infrastructure and capacity expansion of its Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU). “The donat

Ceylinco Life donates 80th classroom building to Siripura Primary School

Views - 22 Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:00

A primary school in the village of Siripura in the Polonnaruwa District will offer students commencing their first year of education in January 2020 a new smart classroom in a new building, thanks to the good corporate citizenship of Ceylinco Life. T

SLIC staff donate medical equipment to Lady Ridgeway Hospital on World Children’s Day

Views - 45 Saturday, 5 October 2019 00:10

Sri Lanka Insurance (SLIC) staff members join hands to contribute towards the effort to donate essential medical equipment to Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital, commemorating World Children’s Day. Lady Ridgeway Hosp

Kanrich Finance donates road sign boards to Sri Lanka Police, Mirihana

Views - 22 Saturday, 5 October 2019 00:08

Kanrich Finance (KFL) indulged in diverse social service activities, not confining it to mere financial activities. As a recent CSR initiative, KFL donated road sign boards to Mirihana Police Station. Kanrich Finance Ltd. GM (Marketing) Eranda Godage

APPÉ LANKA brings safe drinking water to over 4,000 children in Poonakary

Views - 16 Saturday, 5 October 2019 00:05

Transforming lives for the better in the north and east of Sri Lanka, the APPÉ LANKA project has gifted access to clean drinking water to over 4,000 school children. The project was initiated in April 2018 under the theme ‘Let Them Bloom - Give Th

Lanka IOC distributes school bags to needy children of G.T.M. Methodist School, Kollupitiya

Views - 37 Saturday, 5 October 2019 00:05

Lanka IOC PLC embarked on yet another CSR initiative to mark its 17th year of operation in Sri Lanka with the distribution of school bags to deserving students of G.T.M. Methodist School in Kollupitiya. As a responsible corporate citizen, LIOC believ

Maliban honours community-wide citizens under ‘Uththama Pranama’ CSR initiative

Views - 23 Saturday, 5 October 2019 00:04

Maliban, the pioneering biscuit manufacturing company in Sri Lanka, marked Poson Day celebrations and the dawn of the Kataragama Perahera festival season by facilitating the most deserving citizens, through its flagship CSR program ‘Uththama Pranam

Mobitel continues nationwide e-waste collection drive

Views - 12 Saturday, 5 October 2019 00:01

With a vision to create an e-waste-free country, Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s national mobile service provider, embarked on an island-wide e-waste collection program recently. Through this, Mobitel aims to collect e-waste by leveraging its much-famed Cash

SLIM joins hands with Dilmah’s MJF Foundation to empower less privileged youth

Views - 19 Saturday, 28 September 2019 00:10

The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) has collaborated with the Merrill J. Fernando (MJF) Charitable Foundation to provide tailor-made professional qualifications in sales for low-income youth in the country. The agreement was signed with the

Swadeshi sponsors Aloka Poojawa of temples for Esala festival season

Views - 24 Saturday, 28 September 2019 00:05

Aloka Pooja carried out under theme of ‘Swadeshi Khomba Aloka Puja Sathkaraya’ for historic Sabaragamuwa Maha Saman Devalaya and Udunuwara, Sri Lankathilaka Raja Maha Viharaya

Pathfinder Foundation joins in clean-up of Madu Ganga and Mangrove vegetation protection initiative

Views - 22 Saturday, 28 September 2019 00:00

The Pathfinder Foundation recently joined in efforts to clean up the Madu Ganga, which is a valuable biodiversity asset and a major tourist attraction in the Southern Province.  On the invitation of Balapitiya Pradeshiya Saba Chairman Saman De Silva

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