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Advantis Engineering continues to aid Lady Ridgeway Hospital with innovative space solutions

Views - 26 Saturday, 22 December 2018 00:10

Advantis Engineering, a subsidiary of Hayleys Advantis Ltd., recently completed the design, construction and furnishing of a lobby area for patients awaiting heart surgery at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH). The team at Advantis Enginee


PLC ‘Senehasen Ithurum’ pre-school teacher training programs at Katugasthota, Bandarawela, Moratuwa

Views - 40 Saturday, 22 December 2018 00:00

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, the market leader in the non-bank finance sector in Sri Lanka conducted its CSR program ‘Senehasen Ithurum’ at three locations at a stretch at Katugasthota, Bandarawela and Moratuwa. Senehasen Ithurum CSR progra


Coca-Cola ‘Gives Back Life’ to 400kg of PET plastic bottles during Sri Lanka-England cricket series

Views - 30 Saturday, 22 December 2018 00:00

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. recently completed yet another successful ‘Give Back Life’ campaign in partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Eco Spindles Ltd., during the Sri Lanka-England cricket series which was held from 10 October t


Environmental conservation through NDB Employee Volunteerism initiative

Views - 33 Saturday, 22 December 2018 00:00

Trees are a crucial factor to our existence. They are the lungs of the planet, breathing in carbon dioxide and breathing out oxygen. Trees also have many environmental, economic and social benefits. Identifying the importance of trees, over 60 volunt


HSBC Group GM meets local community beneficiaries supported by HSBC

Views - 46 Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00

HSBC has been working with Schools Relief Initiative (SRI) since 2009 to equip young people in rural areas with basic skills to make them employable. During his recent visit to Sri Lanka, Stuart Tait, Group General Manager and Regional Head of Commer


Pan Asia Bank island wide CSR initiative extends to Embilipitiya to help patients at local hospitals

Views - 35 Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00

As a part of the mega CSR initiative launched by Pan Asia Bank to upgrade the facilities of selected government hospitals around the island, the Embilipitiya branch of Pan Asia Bank went on to renovate Chandrikawewa Regional Hospital’s Ward No: 1.


Eton Health Care and Lions Club of Maharagama Central donate spectacles

Views - 35 Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00

In commemoration of World Elders Day spectacles were donated by Eton Health Care Managing Director Deshamanya Lion Ranjith Kulatunga at the premises.  The Chief Guest was District Governor of Lion District 306 C2 Deshamanya Nimal Ranawaka. This act


Coca-Cola ‘Gives Back Life’ to 400kg of PET plastic bottles during Sri Lanka-England cricket series

Views - 46 Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. recently completed yet another successful ‘Give Back Life’ campaign in partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Eco Spindles Ltd., during the Sri Lanka-England cricket series which was held from 10 October t


Ceylinco Life donates new classroom buildings to 4 schools in one week

Views - 47 Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00

Ceylinco Life helped move students from temporary shelters to purpose-built classrooms when it donated buildings to four rural schools in four districts in a single week at the end of November, stepping up the pace of one of the Company’s principal


Fairfirst Insurance reaches out to 1,000 schools through community project

Views - 42 Saturday, 8 December 2018 00:10

With 2018 coming to a close Fairfirst has touched a new milestone of reaching out to over 1,000 schools and connecting with over 50,000 students as part of their community agenda. For years Fairfirst Insurance have taken a prime standpoint in educati


ATG Group promotes multi-religious harmony in the workplace

Views - 38 Saturday, 8 December 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leader in high-tech industrial glove manufacturing ATG Group of companies recently successfully completed the second instalment of their multi-religious dialogue to promote ethnic harmony at ATG Occupational Ltd. in Katunayaka. Followin


Swadeshi Khomba illuminates Udunuwara, Sri Lankathilaka Raja Maha Viharaya

Views - 32 Saturday, 8 December 2018 00:00

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the pioneer herbal-personal care products manufacturer illuminated the Udunuwara, Sri Lankathilaka Raja Maha Viharaya in the Kandy district. The ‘Aloka Pooja’ was carried out under the theme, ‘Swadeshi Khomba A


Let’s save the splendour of Adam’s Peak on this pilgrimage

Views - 35 Saturday, 8 December 2018 00:00

Although Adam’s Peak is the third highest mountain in the central mountain range, when we consider its economic, social, environmental and cultural impact on Sri Lanka, we can consider indubitably, that it is the most important mountain in our coun


Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation provides Rs. 40 m flood relief to 9 locations across Sri Lanka

Views - 44 Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:10

Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation distributed aid to the value of Rs. 40 million in flood affected areas of Sri Lanka on Wednesday (28 November). The foundation provided flood aid including dry rations, water, tin sheets, children’s uniforms and books dis


John Keells Foundation conducts campaign for Int’l Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Views - 56 Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:00

John Keells Foundation conducted a public transport campaign recently to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, for the third successive year. This year’s campaign is targeting bus commuters within the C


Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery shows commitment to environment with beach cleaning campaign

Views - 41 Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:00

As part of its commitment towards the environment, Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery, a pioneer in the gem and jewellery trade in Sri Lanka, held a beach clean-up campaign recently along Marine Drive from Wellawatta to Dehiwala. This was incidentall


New bags, new books, new lessons

Views - 45 Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:00

The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Bank (MUFG) conducted its annual CSR initiative, earlier this month, utilising the platform built by the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) Sri Lanka. The initiative saw a group of 50 children fro


‘Yalu Daskam’ by HNB Finance inspires young minds through arts and crafts

Views - 42 Saturday, 24 November 2018 00:10

Reaching another milestone in their journey to inspire young minds to create, Sri Lanka’s leading financial services provider, HNB Finance held two more arts and crafts programs for school children in Chilaw and Kantale. Yalu Daskam is an ongoing


Fashion Bug conducts motivation and career guidance programs for students in Southern Province

Views - 43 Saturday, 24 November 2018 00:00

Fashion Bug, Sri Lanka’s pioneer fashion retailer is an industry leader known for its exceptional corporate social responsibility programs. A brand that is constantly looking to engage with purpose driven efforts, Fashion Bug recently conducted fiv


Pelwatte Dairy donates milk powder for underprivileged children in Badulla

Views - 53 Saturday, 24 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s 100% local dairy manufacturer, Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd. (PDIL), has for years been instrumental in driving Sri Lanka towards being self-sufficient in milk. A part of the company’s approach has also been to uplift the lives of th


Crysbro’s ‘Sisu Diriya’ program steps in to upgrade and establish libraries in rural schools

Views - 36 Saturday, 24 November 2018 00:00

Crysbro, a leader in the poultry industry, initiated a series of programs centred on the ‘Sisu Diriya’ concept to encourage school children in 15 locations islandwide (within close proximity to Crysbro business centres) to sharpen their critical


Pan Asia Bank comes forward to improve facilities at 2 healthcare institutes in Kurunegala

Views - 38 Saturday, 24 November 2018 00:00

Completing yet another project under the Pan Asia Ban’’s island-wide CSR initiative for 2018 to improve facilities at identified hospitals, the North Western regional branch of the bank conducted two CSR projects in the


Fairfirst Insurance continues to invest in their community agenda

Views - 50 Thursday, 22 November 2018 00:00

For years, Fairfirst Insurance have taken a prime standpoint in educating and building awareness among school children and the general public on the importance of road rules & regulations. This project has continued to be exercised in partnership wit


MUFG Bank donates stationery to schoolchildren in Dodangoda, Kalutara

Views - 196 Thursday, 22 November 2018 00:00

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s (MUFG) banking entity, MUFG Bank, Colombo Representative Office presented brand new stationery items, including bags and shoes, to schoolchildren from low income families in Dodangoda. The presentation ceremony was


Students of University of Colombo build aesthetic classrooms for school in Waduraba

Views - 50 Thursday, 22 November 2018 00:00

A music room isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you hear of a school with deprived needs. It’s rather overlooked as it’s not considered a part of ‘education’. However aesthetic education is pivotal for the upbringing of a well-ba


DFCC Bank felicitates Samata English CSR program graduates

Views - 47 Thursday, 22 November 2018 00:00

Strengthening its strategic CSR pillar of Education, DFCC Bank recently organised a graduation ceremony for its second batch of students who participated in its English education CSR program, ‘Samata English’. Held at the DFCC Bank Auditorium, th


Union Manushyathwaya continues to foster communities across Sri Lanka

Views - 39 Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:10

‘Union Manushyathwaya – Danuwath, Suwapath, Yahapath Hetak’ – CSR brand of Union Assurance continuously dedicates its efforts to raise awareness and educate the people around the island providing them with required guidance and education on p


NDB assists in uplifting education standards for children in rural areas

Views - 38 Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00

With a view to making ‘Responsible Behaviour’ an integral part of the Bank, a team from NDB including staff from diverse departments conducted a workshop to uplift the education standards for children in a remote area in Kegalle. Welhella Kanisht


Coca-Cola, LAUGFS Petroleum initiate ‘Give Back Life’ PET plastic collection and recycling project

Views - 33 Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00

Further expanding the scope of its ‘Give Back Life’ PET plastic collection and recycling campaign, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd., with its recycling partner Eco Spindles joined hands with LAUGFS Petroleum, to place ‘Give Back Life’ PET


Pan Asia Bank conducts another CSR project at Digana Rehabilitation Centre

Views - 31 Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00

As part of a recently initiated countrywide CSR initiative aimed at improving hospital facilities in needy areas, staff members of Pan Asia Bank Central region came forward yet again to improve facilities at the Digana Rehabilitation Centre, which tr


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Playing with history

Friday, 22 March 2019

First of all, I was delighted to note a counter criticism ‘A reply to Victor Ivan’s ‘What went wrong with Sri Lanka?’ published in the Financial Times on 11 March in response to my article which appeared in the same newspaper on 22 February.


Sathyodaya for salvation

Friday, 22 March 2019

Professor Ven. Walpola Rahula (1907-1997), a Buddhist rationalist and free-thinker of international repute, was a unique intellectual, teacher and writer who never minced his words when speaking truth to power, a rare quality fast disappearing in a w


Ceylon Tea or Sri Lanka Tourism the stronger category brand?

Thursday, 21 March 2019

The Central Bank officially reported last week that Sri Lanka exports have grown to $ 11.9 billion, recording a growth of 4.7%, which means that the country has not performed up to expectation in 2018. The export volume index has grown by 0.5% in 201


Lip service to AML requirements: Are Sri Lankan designated institutions skating on thin ice?

Thursday, 21 March 2019

The recent announcement by the European Union (EU) blacklisting 20 odd jurisdictions for their failure to adhere to anti money laundering requirements (AML) comes as no surprise as all these jurisdictions have been forewarned by the EU, Financial Act


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