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Teejay helps create urban garden at Hanwella school under ‘Mihikathata Adaren’ project

Views - 17 Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:10

An urban garden that will provide nourishment while nurturing the environment is taking shape at a school in Hanwella with support from Teejay Lanka PLC under the company’s flagship environmental project ‘Mihikathata Adaren’ (To Earth with Love

Value creation through employee volunteerism: 2-day e-waste program

Views - 11 Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:10

With a view to making ‘Responsible Behaviour’ an integral part of the Bank, NDB commenced the ‘Employee Volunteerism’ CSR initiative in 2009. As a responsible corporate citizen, NDB believes that ‘community involvement’ goes beyond core b

Swadeshi Khomba illuminates Devundara Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya for 10th consecutive yea

Views - 19 Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:10

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the pioneer herbal-personal care products manufacturer once again illuminated the Devundara Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya. The ‘Aloka Pooja’ was carried out under the theme, ‘Swadeshi Khomba Aloka Puja

Dart Global Group Reforestation Project 2018

Views - 26 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Dart Global Logistics marked its 35th milestone on their operations in Sri Lanka by embarking on a unique reforestation project. The project covered an undergrown 4.5-acre extent connecting to the main jungle belt

Siddhalepa provides more facilities to pilgrims at Kataragama

Views - 16 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Siddhalepa increased its presence with enhanced CSR activities at the recently concluded Kataragama Festival, facilitating good hygiene for the throngs of devotees who visit the holy shrine in July every year.

Amãna Bank extends care towards 14-year-old thalassemia patient

Views - 9 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Amãna Bank’s CSR focuses attention on children, especially in the areas of education and health. Amãna Bank recently stepped forward to help a 14-year-old Thalassemia Major patient Hasini Imasha Rajapaksha, who is the only child of retired Sri La

Riu Sri Lanka indulges in socially responsible agendas

Views - 11 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Riu Sri Lanka, the country’s largest all-inclusive resort with a stunning 501 rooms, recently held a tree planting and beach cleaning program as part of its social and community responsible activities. The resort is ambitious and confident to activ

Coca-Cola’s ‘Give Back Life’ clean-up drive at Kataragma nets 4,000 kg of PET bottles

Views - 17 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. (CCBSL) partnered with Eco-Spindles Ltd. and the Kataragama Committee in a PET plastic bottle clean-up and recycling program during the Kataragama Festival of July 201

Seylan Bank supports rural schools with ‘Sipsal Pubuduwa Program’

Views - 16 Saturday, 11 August 2018 02:15

The well-being of children has always been one of the core interests of Seylan Bank and in their continuous effort to uphold the betterment of school children, Seylan Bank accepted an invitation from ‘Manusath Derana’ to join the ‘Sipsal Pubudu

LB ‘Sisu Shakthi’ O/L seminar series 2018 successfully conducted for 6th consecutive year

Views - 40 Saturday, 11 August 2018 02:14

LB Finance conducted the ‘Sisu Shakthi’ O/L examination seminar series with an overwhelming success facilitating more than 1,100 students. A total of 10 seminar series were held in Mahiyangana and Viyaluwa educational zones.

Durdans Hospital serves community in Eravur, Batticaloa; conducts free cardiac-related health camp

Views - 22 Saturday, 11 August 2018 02:12

Durdans Heart Centre is regionally renowned for performing complex heart surgeries with superior outcomes. Each year the centre performs an overwhelming number of routine heart procedures and surgeries as well as ground-breaking ones.

Cashwagon embarks on first CSR project

Views - 37 Saturday, 11 August 2018 02:07

Cashwagon which provides digital financial services (www.cashwagon.lk) has continuously worked to simplify the complex and often long financial processes in Sri Lanka to keep in line with similar advancements in other South Asian countries.

‘Senehe Siyapatha’ initiative provides homes to landslide affected victims of Kotapola

Views - 18 Saturday, 4 August 2018 00:10

The continuation of the ‘Seneha Siyapatha’ initiative saw the completion of eight houses in Kotapola, Matara district, through generous donations from Dialog subscribers, tripled in value through a donation by Dialog Axiata

Sri Lanka Telecom, Super Platinum Sponsor for Batticaloa Emergency and Accident Project

Views - 11 Saturday, 4 August 2018 00:10

The newly built Emergency and Trauma Unit at the Teaching Hospital Batticaloa was declared open recently by the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne. Sri Lanka Telecom PLC is the Super Platinum Sponsor of this p

AIA Insurance celebrates 25 years of saving lives during Poson

Views - 19 Saturday, 4 August 2018 00:10

AIA Insurance recently conducted the Poson Safety Program for the 25th consecutive year, making it one of the longest standing CSR initiatives in the country. Held across three days during Poson, in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Mihintale,

Combank’s senior management reviews progress at ‘Smart School’ in Moronthuduwa

Views - 13 Saturday, 4 August 2018 00:10

The Dhammananda Vidyalaya, Moronthuduwa, selected as a ‘Showcase school’ under the Smart Schools initiative, was visited recently by the senior management of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon, one of the principal corporate partners of the initiative

One Galle Face supports ‘No Kunu’ campaign

Views - 19 Saturday, 4 August 2018 00:10

The One Galle Face together with the ‘No Kunu’ campaign team recently participated in cleaning the surrounding areas of the Beira Lake. The campaign was initiated by retired engineer and activist for sustainable solutions, Sumi Moonesinghe in col

16th seminar of Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series 2018 at Kanthale

Views - 10 Saturday, 4 August 2018 00:01

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 16th

Munchee steers 5-day environmental drive to curb polythene use in Kataragama

Views - 40 Friday, 27 July 2018 00:00

Munchee, Sri Lanka’s number one FMCG Brand, recently commenced a five-day environmental drive in Kataragama

NDB lends a hand to clean up Beira under ‘No Kunu’ campaign

Views - 22 Friday, 27 July 2018 00:00

A clean-up campaign titled ‘No Kunu’ launched to clean up the banks of Colombo’s Beira Lake took place with the assistance

Sampath Bank makes lifesaving donation to National Hospital

Views - 15 Friday, 27 July 2018 00:00

Reaffirming its commitment to give back to society, Sampath Bank recently donated a critically needed ventilator to the National

Hemas joins No Kunu campaign

Views - 17 Friday, 27 July 2018 00:00

Employees of Hemas along with Hemas Holdings PLC Group CEO Steven Enderby and Hemas Holdings PLC Group Director

Rotary Club of Colombo West joins No-Kunu campaign

Views - 124 Friday, 27 July 2018 00:00

The Rotary Club of Colombo West along – with its sponsored Moratuwa University Rotaract Club and D.S. Senanayake

BOC joins ‘HelpAge’ Sri Lanka to conduct medical and eye camp for senior citizens in Getamanna

Views - 19 Friday, 27 July 2018 00:00

As a part of paying tribute to seniors in the country, the Bank of Ceylon joined with ‘HelpAge’ Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan

JKH supports construction of Accident and Emergency Treatment Unit at Batticaloa Teaching Hospital

Views - 23 Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10

The John Keells Group (JKH) partnered with the Foundation Supporting a National Trauma Service in Sri Lanka’s ‘Project BEAP’ (Batticaloa Teaching Hospital Emergency and Accident Project) and the Ministry of Health of

Heritage Expediciones celebrates 15 years with CSR

Views - 64 Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:10

Heritage Expediciones Ltd. completed 15 years on 1 July 2018.This is indeed a milestone in their journey of being one of the best Destination Management Companies in Sri Lanka. During this period they have embarked on many CSR projects but this is ve

Swadeshi illuminates Kiri Vehera and Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya, Kataragama for 17th year

Views - 32 Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:00

The 2018 Esala festivals of the Kataragama Kiri Vehera and the Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devalaya, two important places of worship in Sri Lanka, are being illuminated by The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the pioneer herb

Tamil medium Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series 2018 at Vavuniya

Views - 44 Saturday, 21 July 2018 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. The Tamil medium seminar was held on 30 June at Sri Kanthaswamy Temple Hall, Vavuniya.

LEADS brings smiles to young children through the gift of water

Views - 48 Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:00

LEADS, a child-focused community development organisation, passionate and dedicated on reaching the most vulnerable in Sri Lanka, recently donated a well to Eeriminna Kanishta Vidyalaya located in the Mawathaga

Cleantech conducts beach clean-up campaign on World Environment Day

Views - 15 Saturday, 21 July 2018 00:00

Cleantech, the environmental management arm of the Abans Group, recently collaborated with the Institute of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka (IEPSL) to conduct an extensive beach clean-up campaign in honou

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Country paying for Sirisena’s childlike behaviour

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