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Coca-Cola and Perera & Sons pledge to ‘Give Back Life’ for PET plastic packaging

Views - 24 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

Sustaining the momentum of its ‘Give Back Life’ PET plastic recycling campaign from the recently launched Colombo-Katunayake Expressway project in partnership with the Road Development Authority, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd., has joined han

Amãna Bank uplifts Paediatric Ward of Kandy General Hospital

Views - 19 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

In line with its overall CSR focus towards initiatives that support children, primarily paying attention to their health, education and general well-being amongst other key needs, Amãna Bank recently contributed towards the betterment of the Paediat

Vintage meets heritage

Views - 15 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

The Vintage Car Owners Club (VCOC) jointly teamed up with Mount Lavinia Hotel to commemorate the International Day for Older Persons on Sunday 30 September. Extending her caring hand of hospitality, the hotel was the chief sponsor of the event. One-

NDB assists in uplifting education standards for children in rural areas

Views - 10 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

With a view to making “responsible behaviour” an integral part of the Bank, NDB continued its Employee Volunteerism project, where staff from diverse departments united to uplift the education standards for children in a remote area in Kegalle. B

John Keells Foundation’s tree planting project adds and sustains 3,000 trees over 5 years

Views - 12 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

A tree planting project which was initiated by John Keells Foundation (JKF) in collaboration with Tea Smallholder Factories PLC (TSF) and Carbon Consulting Company Ltd. (CCC) in 2013 has succeeded in growing and sustaining 3,000 trees within a five-y

MELBN launches project to build houses for masons without shelter

Views - 21 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

MELBN Metal Ltd. has launched a humanitarian project to build 500 houses island-wide for the needy masons without proper shelter. The first house constru

Pan Asia Bank staff members spruce up Horana Base Hospital

Views - 16 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

One of Sri Lanka’s most innovative and fastest growing bank, Pan Asia Bank, recently initiated a country-wide CSR initiative aimed at improving hospital facilities in needy areas. As a part of the endeavour staff members of Pan Asia Bank recently c

Munchee launches ‘Tikiri Thurupath’ to mark Children’s Day

Views - 14 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

Munchee, the flagship brand of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd. (CBL), recently launched its impactful tree-planting project, ‘Tikiri Thurupath,’ to commemorate Children’s Day 2018 in a truly unique and different way. Resulting in over 5

Little Sri Lankans treated to fun and games by ComBank and ITN at Weli Oya

Views - 15 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

Hundreds of little Sri Lankans were treated to fun and games when Commercial Bank of Ceylon once again partnered with ITN to celebrate World’s Children’s Day at a mega event at the Mahaweli Ground in Weli Oya in the Northern Province recently. Ne

Bairaha successfully completes CSR initiative at Wathupitiwala Base Hospital

Views - 15 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

Bairaha Farms PLC, Sri Lanka’s pioneer and leading chicken processors, recently embarked upon and completed its CSR initiative to renovate Surgical Ward No. 15 at the Wathupitiwala Base Hospital, and officially handed over the completed ward. The i

CBL Foods donates classroom building to Ranala Adarsha Kanishta Vidyalaya

Views - 14 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

CBL Group Chairman R.S. Wickramasingha unveiling the plaque to open a  classroom building donated by CBL Foods International, fully owned subsidiary of CBL to the Ranala Adarsha Kanishta Vidyalaya at a cost of Rs. 5.5 million while C.N.M. Mohottala

RDA, Coca-Cola, Eco-Spindles ‘Give Back Life’ PET recycling project at Colombo-Katunayake Expressway

Views - 18 Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:10

Demonstrating its commitment to ‘Give Back Life’ to PET plastic bottles, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. along with the Road Development Authority (RDA) and Eco-Spindles Ltd. (part of BPPL Group) recently launched an initiative to place collec

Fashion Bug conducts motivational program for school students in Narammala, Kurunegala District

Views - 55 Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:10

Spearheading not only the fashion segment but also its corporate social responsibilities, Fashion Bug, leading fashion retailer recently conducted three motivational programs in Narammala, Kurunega

CIC/Chemanex employees dedicate time and effort for beach clean-up

Views - 13 Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:10

CIC Holdings PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates with diversified business ventures, recently conducted a beach clean-up campaign at Dehiwala. The campaign was organised by the Industrial Sol

Australian philanthropist sponsors water purification for 100 villages with ABC Trade & Investments

Views - 88 Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:10

We often hear of benefactors doing great things and yielding results that combined organisations have not had the ability to do. However, it’s uncommon to find such benefactors who prefer to remain in the sidelines of media attention and continue t

Threads of Time: 100 wheelchairs donated for Cerebral Palsy

Views - 33 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

Threads of Time, a fashion extravaganza that saw the best of Eastern and Western couture on the ramp via a spectacular fashion show, staged by Anita Dorai, presenter and Kavita Thulasidas, designer an

Coca-Cola drives PET bottle recycling through ‘Give Back Life’ collection bins at city events

Views - 20 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

Sustaining its momentum in driving the recycling habit amongst the general public, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. (CCBSL) recently placed its customised ‘Give Back Life’ PET plastic bottle collection bins at the Colombo Book Fair, held from 2

Tokyo Cement joins Trinco coastal clean-up campaign by MEPA

Views - 19 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

Staff of Tokyo Cement Factory in Trincomalee took part in a coastal clean-up program organised by the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) on 18 September. The main program, part of the National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation We

Fundraiser to renovate and refurbish YWCA Hostel

Views - 11 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

The YWCA of Sri Lanka staged ‘Charitha Atak’ recently at the Bishop’s College Auditorium in aid of the renovation and refurbishment of the Hostel. Opened for students in 1956 in a house named ‘Rotunda’ in Kollupitiya, today, the hostel is a

Embark and Lyceum get together for a brighter future for children and animals

Views - 21 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

A happy day it was indeed when 31 homeless street dogs found their forever homes in the loving arms of the kind children and adults who visited Embar’’s‘‘Adopt A Dog Da’’ at Lyceum International School, Nu

Swadeshi Khomba illuminates Rideegama, Ridee Viharaya for 6th consecutive year

Views - 22 Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:10

Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, the pioneer herbal-personal care products manufacturer, once again illuminated the Rideegama, Ridee Viharaya temple situated in the Kurunegala district. The ‘Aloka Pooja’ was carried out under the theme, ‘Swadeshi

Union Manushyathwaya continues to raise awareness on diabetes across the country

Views - 40 Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:00

‘Union Manushyathwaya – Danuwath, Suwapath, Yahapath Hetak’ – CSR Brand of Union Assurance continuously makes necessary advancements to its mission in adding value to the communities across the country by building awareness and educating the

NDB conducts clean-up project of Negombo Lagoon

Views - 19 Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:00

With a view to making ‘Responsible Behaviour’ an integral part of the Bank, NDB commenced an environmental clean-up project in front of Mohandiram Ground – Negombo. Accordingly, the program was conducted by NDB e

Cinnamon Wild Yala hands over ETU Unit at Kirinda Peripheral Hospital

Views - 25 Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Wild Yala together with John Keells Foundation (JKF) initiated and funded an Emergency Treatment Unit (ETU) at the Kirinda Peripheral Hospital in collaboration with District health authorities in a str

‘Manudiya Saviya’: Social business model at work to provide safe drinking water

Views - 17 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:10

Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown aetiology (CKDu) has crippled the communities across the country to become a national issue. Nowhere has its impact been felt by the communities as it has in the North Central Province, where the disease was first id

AVANI Bentota Resort engages in socially responsible activities

Views - 15 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:10

AVANI Bentota Resort, owned by Serendib Leisure Management Ltd. – leisure arm of Hemas Holdings PLC, recently concluded a beach cleaning program as part of their ongoing CSR project by removing scat

Coca-Cola partners MEPA to ‘Give Back Life’ to marine environment on Int’l Coastal Clean-up Day

Views - 17 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:10

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. (CCBSL) partnered with the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) to collect PET bottles for recycling, at the National Program of the International Coastal

SDB bank sponsors bio gas unit at Kataragama Sri Abhinawarama Temple

Views - 20 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:10

Founded to support entrepreneurship at grass root levels, SDB bank recently carried out yet another exemplary sustainable energy initiative at the Sri Abhinawarama temple in Kataragama. The ba

Viridu to help fight sexual harassment in public transport

Views - 44 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:10

In Sri Lanka, over three million people use public transport every day. Many destinations in the country are connected only via public transportation. Being the most economically viable option, buses and trains are the main source of transport for wo

Japanese Cultural Exhibition 2018 this weekend

Views - 12 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:10

A Japanese Cultural Exhibition will be held at the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Colombo 3, on 15 and 16 September. The Exhibition is organised by the Embassy of Japan in coll

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