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Hirdaramani Partners with Patagonia for Reforestation Project

Views - 12 Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:00

As part of its sustainable approach to business, Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer Hirdaramani Group partnered with US retailer, Patagonia, to plant 4,000 trees to aid the ‘Hiniduma Bio-Link Project’ in the south-west of Sri Lanka.


PLC Ambalangoda branch hosts ‘Senehasen Ithurum’: 10th in pre-school teacher training workshop serie

Views - 23 Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:00

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, the market leader in the non-bank finance sector in Sri Lanka conducted the 10th workshop of its CSR program ‘Senehasen Ithurum’ at Hikkaduwa Shini Reception Hall that was hosted by the PLC Ambalangoda branch.


Ceylinco Life donates classrooms to schools in Chilaw and Mutur

Views - 9 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

Students of two rural schools whose classrooms were in temporary shelters have been provided purpose-built classroom buildings under Ceylinco Life’s on-going community initiative that supports disadvantaged schools around Sri Lanka.


7,600 children receive gifts of stationery and school bags from Brandix

Views - 8 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

Over 7,600 children of associates of the Brandix family ushered in the new school year on a positive note, receiving gifts of stationery, a school bag each and other school essentials from Brandix, under the company’s employee welfare initiative


Hirdaramani partners with Patagonia for reforestation project

Views - 11 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

As part of its sustainable approach to business, Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer Hirdaramani Group partnered with US retailer Patagonia to plant 4,000 trees to aid the ‘Hiniduma Bio-Link Project’ in the south-west of Sri Lanka.


NDB holds all-night pirith ceremony

Views - 9 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

An all-night Pirith ceremony was held at the NDB Bank head office, under the patronage of NDB Director/ CEO Dimantha Seneviratne and senior members of the management and staff who graced the event.


HNBA steps up community based engagements

Views - 14 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00

Contemporary business practices in the 21st Century revolves around business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Every business venture strives to do ‘good’, especially within the communities which they operate in. Challenging the establi


Sirio in Badalgama offers financial assistance to restore 65 houses in the vicinity damaged due to t

Views - 16 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

Sirio Ltd, a leading export oriented apparel company in Badalgama, engaged in a massive CSR program where the company offered financial assistance to restore 65 houses of Sirio employees and people in the vicinity who suffered heavy losses due to the


MIT Cargo extends reassurance to inhabitants of Giribawa

Views - 12 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

‘Touching the lives of people through care and concern towards the wellbeing of the society at large’ is the pledge that has been made by MIT Cargo as the company’s foremost vision as a socially responsible corporate entity.


New school bags for year one students of Sri Dharmarama Maha Vidyalaya, Ratmalana from Hettigoda Gro

Views - 15 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

All year one students at Sri Dharmarama Maha Vidyalaya, Ratmalana, who began a new chapter in their young lives – the initial lap of the long journey of education – received new school bags with the compliments of Siddhalepa. As patrons of the sc


Premium International hosts Blood Donation Camp at LRH

Views - 15 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

Premium International Ltd. recently organised a Blood Donation Campaign at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH) for Children in Colombo. This was a voluntary blood donation drive organised by Premium in order to strengthen the national campaign which has


Ceylinco Life presents 168 new ‘Pranama’ scholarships to country’s brightest students

Views - 14 Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:20

The power of recognition to inspire and motivate further achievement was the central theme when Ceylinco Life presented scholarships to another 168 young Sri Lankans at the 17th edition of the life insurance leader’s ‘Pranama’ scholarships prog


AIA Vitality users support Little Hearts foundation

Views - 19 Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:00

AIA Vitality app users had chosen the ‘Charity’ option as their AIA Vitality reward and donated a sum of Rs. 200,000 in the month of November. Each user made a donation of Rs. 500 per reward towards the Critical Care Unit for children at the Lady


‘SisuDirimaga’ career guidance program by Fashion Bug provides a new platform for students

Views - 15 Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:00

One of country’s leading clothing retailers Fashion Bug, conducted and hosted an effective career guidance program under its progressive ‘SisuDirimaga’ CSR program at Zahira College – Hambantota.


Idea Group of Companies holds ‘Idea Abhiman’ musical extravaganza to entertain staff and stakeholde

Views - 22 Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:00

Idea Group Ltd. offered its staff and stakeholders the gift of surprise with the dawn of the New Year. The ‘Idea Abhiman’ musical extravaganza, organised by the Idea Group Ltd. was held on 6 January at the BMICH with the gracious presence of its


SLT celebrates its 160th anniversary by empowering 160 schools

Views - 8 Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom celebrated its 160th anniversary by conducting programs to share knowledge and technology with schools in rural areas, enhance their well-being, and protect the environment.


Watawala Plantations make donations to Maharagama Cancer Hospital

Views - 22 Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:00

Watawala Plantations PLC (WATA), a subsidiary of the diversified Sri Lankan conglomerate Sunshine Holdings PLC


My Friend empowers underprivileged students to stay in school

Views - 15 Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:00

As part of its annual CSR project, the charitable foundation My Friend distributed school packs to students from eight schools around the country.


25 Amana Takaful ‘Adhyapana’ policyholders rewarded for exceptional performance

Views - 15 Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:00

Amana Takaful’s (ATL) ‘Adhyapana’ policy was introduced with the intention of supporting the hard work and dedication of the students who are academically oriented


Gifts of books to children of Sadaharitha Plantation workers

Views - 15 Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:00

Sadaharitha Plantations ended 2017 by encouraging the children of employees working in the company’s


Swadeshi‘Little Princess’ encourages kids to improveliterary skills

Views - 13 Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:00

Swadeshi Little Princess recently empowered the maiden book launch of ‘Blossoms’ written by Ashirwadi Manamudali.


Praguna sponsors medical camp in Matale District

Views - 7 Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:00

Considering a request made by President Naresh Ratwatte on behalf of the Ex-Planters Association, Praguna Management Consultants Ltd


DFCC Bank in association with National Eye Bank conduct successful eye donation campaign

Views - 9 Saturday, 27 January 2018 00:00

DFCC Bank became the first bank in Sri Lanka to partner with the National Eye Bank (NEB) in conducting a successful Eye Donation Campaign, which resulted in 300 donors comprising of DFCC staff and the general public pledging their eyes to the cause o


Ceylinco Life marks 30th anniversary with donations to Sri Lanka Police

Views - 20 Saturday, 27 January 2018 00:00

Ceylinco Life recently made several donations to the Sri Lanka Police as a part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations. The Sri Lanka Police was selected as a beneficiary as it celebrated 151 years of service to the country and for having t


PickMe rewards top drivers’ children with school supplies for New Year

Views - 8 Saturday, 27 January 2018 00:00

In keeping with their commitment to ensure welfare and wellbeing of the company’s pool of drivers and their families, Sri Lanka’s fastest growing tech start-up PickMe recently handed over school supplies to children of their top-performing driver


IWW Steel donates school gear to workers’ children and school children to celebrate dawn of 2018

Views - 17 Saturday, 27 January 2018 00:00

IWW Steel Ltd., the leading steel bars manufacturing company in Sri Lanka that manufactures the best quality steel bar; RS QST celebrated the dawn of 2018in a meaningful manner with the company’s Chairman Dr. Sivalingam Ramesh at its factory premis


NDB’s Pancha Mama visits Katana Pre-school

Views - 7 Saturday, 27 January 2018 00:00

Every parent aspires to give their children the best in life – be it their education, values and morals or a plan for their future, to ensure their children are geared to succeed in life. The National Development Bank PLC thus introduced its minor


SLT Human Capital Solutions rewards employees’ children with scholarships and school books

Views - 8 Saturday, 27 January 2018 00:00

SLT Human Capital Solutions Ltd., a fully-owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC engaged in providing human resources services, commemorated its annual event to award scholarships and distribute school books to employees’ children recently


Seylan Bank celebrates Thai Pongal

Views - 14 Saturday, 20 January 2018 00:39

Seylan Bank, one of the nation’s leading private banks celebrated the festival of Thai Pongal at their head office recently. A special religious ceremony was held to invoke blessings on staff and to mark this special occasion. The corporate and exe


Allianz Lanka rewards Grade 5 scholarship exam toppers with Sisu Diriya scholarships

Views - 21 Saturday, 20 January 2018 00:31

Allianz Lanka awarded scholarships to students who had excelled in the Grade 5 scholarship examination under the Allianz Sisu Diriya Scholarship program for the third consecutive year. The program was originally initiated to commemorate Allianz SE’


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