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NDB holds Bakthi Gee in celebration of Poson

Views - 551 Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

  NDB organised a performance of Bakthi Gee in commemoration of Poson. The Bakthi Geeetha recital was by NDB staff members at its Nawam Mawatha premises. The music was directed and composed by renowned musician Visharada Thar


TISSL launches flood relief initiatives

Views - 863 Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

  TISSL is the Association of the Premier International Schools in Sri Lanka. Since 1987, the Heads of the Pioneer International Schools in Sri Lanka functioned as an association which was informally called the ‘Associa


Indian company donates heavy duty dewatering pumps

Views - 535 Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

  Kirloskar Brothers Ltd., one of the pioneering water pumps manufacturing company of India, handed over two state-of-the-art portable heavy duty dewatering pumps to Minister of National Disaster Anura Priyadarshana Yapa at


Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes hosts latest community service initiatives

Views - 516 Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

    Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes, recently hosted two noteworthy socially responsible initiatives in Kuchchaveli and Pigeon Island marine nation park; both areas in dire need of assistance. The luxury beach resort located


Poson Bhakthi Geetha 2017

Views - 547 Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

  SDB bank head office staff organised the Poson Bhakthi Geetha event on 8 June at the SDB bank head office. SDB bank’s chairperson,  corporate management, staff and general public were present at  this ev


Ceylinco Life takes doctors and medicines to 1,000 flood victims

Views - 340 Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

  1,000 people affected by the recent floods in the Southern Province have been provided with free medical consultations and medicines at medical camps organised by Ceylinco Life. Using the expertise and facilities accumula


Elephant Masconite donates roofing sheets to Thebuwana School, Kalutara

Views - 346 Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

  Mascons Ltd., producers of Elephant Masconite Chrysotile Roofing Sheets, recently donated a stock of roofing sheets for the laboratory of Thebuwana Kanishta Vidyalaya in Kalutara. Mascons handed over the roofing material t


KOICA volunteers at flood-affected Mapalagama Central College in Galle

Views - 318 Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

  The staff and volunteers of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Sri Lanka Office volunteered at Mapalagama Central College in Nagoda, Galle District, in cooperation with the Nagoda Divisional Secretariat and


6 lives saved thanks to AIA’s Poson safety program

Views - 337 Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

  Six lives were saved this year, thanks to AIA’s Poson Safety Program. Now in its 24th consecutive year, the program aims at protecting the lives of the throngs of pilgrims travelling to Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and


A helping hand to a flood affected village

Views - 525 Saturday, 1 July 2017 00:00

  By Dr. Kasun Kamaladasa Our journey started early morning after a week of planning, gathering resources and organising our event remotely. Doctors from the MyDoctor panel volunteered stepping forward in this hour of need.


Coca-Cola reinvigorates pilgrims on Poson pilgrimage

Views - 521 Saturday, 1 July 2017 00:00

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. continued its proud tradition of refreshing pilgrims on their annual Poson Poya pilgrimage to the ancient capital of Anuradhapura. Coca-Cola set up kiosks, this year too, to serve several thousand pilgrims with a


Germany supports Red Cross in post-flood relief work

Views - 365 Saturday, 1 July 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka has recently experienced the worst floods in 14 years, which affected more than 595,557 people and left 213 people dead, while nearly 79 people are still missing. Although the water has subsided by now, returning to normalcy is still a c


Abhimana rolls out mobile libraries in Monaragala

Views - 373 Saturday, 1 July 2017 00:00

  For all those interested in reading books but who have very little access to books and have to walk several kilometres to access a library, ‘mobile libraries’ are an easy way out. With this in mind, Abhimana De


People’s Bank organises ‘Ifthar’

Views - 362 Saturday, 1 July 2017 00:00

  Commemorating the holy month of Ramazan, People’s Bank hosted an Ifthar program for its loyal Muslim customers at Galadari Hotel recently. The event was attended by Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hash


20th seminar of Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series 2017 at Jaffna

Views - 355 Saturday, 1 July 2017 00:00

  SDB bank has organised an island wide Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series for Grade 5 students. This will be carried out as a CSR project and a few of the seminars will be from Tamil medium too. The 20th seminar of the serie


Rahula College Old Boys tackle waste disposal problem with ‘Lassana Rahula Project’

Views - 350 Saturday, 1 July 2017 00:00

  Whenever we open a newspaper or watch television, it’s always the problem of waste disposal that we read and see. Get on to the road, everywhere there is waste dumped. The people walk with their noses closed scolding


Coca-Cola partners Sri Lanka Red Cross for emergency and long-term flood relief operations in Gampah

Views - 288 Friday, 30 June 2017 00:00

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. joined hands with the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society – Gampaha Branch, to carry out intensive emergency disaster relief and rehabilitation activities following the severe floods which occurred in May 2017.&nbs


Give2lanka launches housing for poor project with IT corporates

Views - 402 Friday, 30 June 2017 00:00

Give2Lanka, a not-for-profit organisation that connects donors with impactful poverty alleviation projects, takes a groundbreaking step of an inclusive program of building houses for the poorest families with the direct participation of corporates


gudppl connects Citibank and Cheshire Home

Views - 286 Friday, 30 June 2017 00:00

gudppl is proud to have reached a milestone in the corporate sector by securing the first CSR project for Citibank Sri Lanka.   Citi celebrated its 12th Annual Global Community Day on 10 June, maintaining their commitment to sustainability


UAE’s retail giant donates $ 100,000 for flood relief in Sri Lanka

Views - 264 Friday, 30 June 2017 00:00

The Lulu Group International of the United Arab Emirates has donated AED 368,000 (approximately $ 100,000) for recent floods and landslides victims in Sri Lanka. Lulu Group Chairman Yusuf Ali, M.A. handed over the cheque to the Ambassador of Sri


Abans Service successfully completes CSR campaign in flood-affected areas

Views - 273 Friday, 30 June 2017 00:00

Starting from 6 June, Abans Service performed an extensive CSR initiative that offered free services to communities residing in areas which had incurred adverse conditions due to the past torrential floods and mudslides. Having provided humanitari


NDB Shilpa supports Grade 5 Scholarship students

Views - 454 Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:23

  The year 5 scholarship exam is perceived as a landmark hurdle by students and parents alike. Since the examination opens doors for students to enter esteemed national schools; it has become one of the most competitive exami


SLIM engages in worthy CSR project of blood and organ donation

Views - 438 Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:23

  Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) held a community driven CSR project, blood and human organs donation campaign for the second time recently at SLIM Business School in Colombo.  Through this campaign SLIM encou


‘Seylan Pahasara’ opens 127th library

Views - 450 Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:22

  ‘Seylan Pahasara’ 127th library was successfully developed and handed over to the students of Methodist High School in Moratumulla. Over 600 students and teachers at the school will benefit out of this facility


4rever installs 30 shower cubicles for pilgrims of Sri Padaya with shampoo range

Views - 443 Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:21

Sri Lanka’s premium home grown beauty care brand 4rever came forward this season with a CSR program that benefited thousands of pilgrims who ascend Sri Padaya. The project enabled pilgrims to refresh themselves on their way to the summit of


Bhutanese medics help flood victims

Views - 422 Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:21

A team of medics from Bhutan recently supported Sri Lankan doctors at a medical camp for flood victims in the Kalutara District.


Dhana Saviya distributes plants among schoolchildren

Views - 429 Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:20

  A distribution of plants among schoolchildren was organised recently by the Primary Industries Ministry’s ‘Dhana Saviya’ program under the auspices of Minister Daya Gamage at Marassana National School in H


Vision Care successfully conducts eye testing events of Nethralokana Sathkara

Views - 427 Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:19

Having successfully concluded the application process during early May, the eye testing programs of Vision Care’s ‘Nethralokana Sathkara’ took place in Galle, Kandy, Anuradhapura, Jaffna and Kurunegala recently. The even


US Navy joins Sri Lanka Marines for post-flood HADR support mission

Views - 446 Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:19

  Over 100 US Navy personnel who had arrived onboard USS Lake Erie joined hands with Sri Lanka Navy Marines, for post Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief support efforts in Colombo, Galle and Matara districts on Monda


Matara Chamber of Commerce, Traders Association and SMSC help flood affected

Views - 271 Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

The Matara District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Matara Traders Association and the Southern Motor Sports Club joined together to provide dry rations, drinking water and clothing to over 500 families who had been affected by the recent fl


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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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