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Colombo Coffee Company donates school supplies to children of coffee farmers

Views - 40 Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:00

In a time gone by in Ceylon, it was coffee that was a booming plantation before disease struck, wiping out thousands of acres of coffee that adorned the hills of the country. Although tea overtook significantly making Sri Lanka the best producer of t

The Kingsbury gives gift of knowledge to Pamunugama Child Development Centre

Views - 30 Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:00

The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, the premier five-star hotel in the leisure sector of Hayleys PLC recently provided the gift of knowledge to over 40 children in the Pamunugama Child Development Centre. The children were present during the Christmas tree

ESOFT and GDITVS join hands to transform lives through education

Views - 36 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:00

ESOFT Metro Campus in collaboration with the Gamini Dissanayake Institute of Technology & Vocational Studies (GDITVS) launched this initiative to enhance the IT and English skills of youth in the Nuwara Eliya District. It was based on their shared vi

NDB officially hands over Ariviyal Nagar Railway Station to Sri Lanka Railways

Views - 60 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:00

NDB presented the newly constructed Ariviyal Nagar Railway Station to Sri Lanka Railways in a ceremony held at the station premises on Thursday. The Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) launched a flagship project in 2009, to rebuild the country through re

Lyceum Kurunegala’s GSL Team successfully organises ‘Kidney: Prize for Life Walk’

Views - 51 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:00

The public consumption of plastic has continued to rise over the years, which amounts to about 20,000 plastic bottles being bought every second. With the intention of making a difference, the Global Social Leaders of Lyceum International School, Kuru

ComBank donates 180th IT Lab to School of Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police

Views - 35 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:00

A fully equipped and furnished IT lab is now a valuable facility at the Training School of the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) in Giritale, thanks to the Commercial Bank of Ceylon. This is the 180th IT lab donated by the Bank under its fl

BOC Ran Kekulu Awards successfully concludes offering 2000 Scholarships for Grade 5 high-flyers

Views - 24 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:00

Two thousand high-flyers of 2018 Grade 5 scholarship examination were felicitated by the Bank of Ceylon’s “Ran Kekulu Scholarships 2018” at ceremonies conducted islandwide. The main ceremony concluded with glamour at the BMICH Colombo, and nin

Chraft presents Pastor Gersson Edinbaro in Sri Lanka

Views - 69 Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:10

The Christian Arts Foundation (Chraft) presents the most anticipated event this year, ‘Revival Breakthrough 2019 with Pastor Gersson Edinbaro’. The meeting will be held on 17 March at the Viharamahadevi Open Air Theatre from 7. 00 p.m. onwards an

CEAT conducts milestone 200th Schools Road Safety Program in Sri Lanka

Views - 32 Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:00

Top tyre brand CEAT drove past another milestone in Sri Lanka recently as it completed its 200th Road Safety Program at Dharmasena Atigala Ladies College, Piliyandala, taking the number of students benefitted by the program to date past 100,000. The

CLC commits to sustainable future by implementing island-wide school tree-planting program

Views - 63 Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:00

Recognising the timely need for corporates to start giving back to the environment around us, Commercial Leasing & Finance PLC (CLC) has made a timely initiative under the title ‘CLC Green – To earn sustainable profit’. As a member of the LOLC

Union Manushyathwaya dedicates efforts towards fostering healthier communities

Views - 34 Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:00

‘Union Manushyathwaya – Danuwath, Suwapath, YahapathHetak’ – CSR brand of Union Assurance continuously dedicates its efforts to raise awareness and educate the people around the island providing them with required guidan

JKH’s ‘Plasticcycle’ initiative expands to schools in Gampaha District

Views - 55 Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:10

The newest addition to John Keells Group’s Plasticcycle initiative is the placement of Plasticcycle bins at 10 prominent schools in the Gampaha District. This project commenced in February, under the patronage of the Ministry of Mahaweli Developmen

Rotary Club opens Early Learning School in Habarana

Views - 113 Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:00

The Early Learning School in Habarana, a joint project with the Rotary Club of Colombo West and the Hamamatsu Rotary Club of Japan, opened on 22 February. The school is based in a small town in Habarana where communities are marginalised within the N

Swadeshi Khomba illuminates ‘Keragala Raja Maha Viharaya’ for 5th consecutive year

Views - 42 Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:00

Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, the market leader in Sri Lanka for herbal personal care products, has sponsored the ‘Aloka Poojawa’ of the historic Keragala Raja Maha Viharaya recently under the theme, ‘Swadeshi Khomba Aloka Puja Sathkaraya’,

Kekulu Art 2019 touches the core of preschool children

Views - 56 Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:00

Siddalepa Ayurveda’s annual art competition, the Kekulu Art Competition touched the very core of existence of tiny tots when they were given the task of depicting their family with their pencil sketches and pastel colours. In a burst of expression

Union Manushyathwaya dedicates efforts towards fostering healthier communities

Views - 18 Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:00

‘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

Mobitel gifts 40,000 free spectacles to improve vision

Views - 28 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:10

Committed to enhancing the quality of lives for customers islandwide, Mobitel regularly engages in unique CSR projects that have a positive impact on its customer base. In its most powerful CSR initiative yet, Mobitel has gifted 40,000 spectacles to

NDB Employee Volunteerism improves infrastructure in Mahiyanganaya School

Views - 29 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:10

Education is vital for rural transformation, and economic and ecological progress of communities. However, many schools in rural areas face some of the biggest challenges and are deficient even in basic requirements such as toilets and libraries, due

‘HarpicSuwa Jana Meheyuma’ to drive positive social change through proper sanitation in 2019

Views - 31 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:00

Leading hygiene brand and household name, Harpic, last week announced their plans for 2019 under the ‘HarpicSuwa Jana Meheyuma: Mission Wellbeing’ initiative, aiming to drive a new nationwide social movement to improve sanitation and public wellb

‘Education without Boundaries’: Bairaha’s second educational CSR project for 2019 in Puttalam school

Views - 29 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:00

Bairaha Farms PLC, the pioneer poultry integrator in the island recently launched their second grand educational CSR project for the year 2019, titled ‘Education without Boundaries’ in the Konthathive Maha Vidyalaya in the Puttalam District, in t

Swadeshi CSR helping the community

Views - 37 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:00

Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, the pioneer herbal-personal care products manufacturer, donates water tanks for communities all over Sri Lanka and books regarding good values to schools. This CSR project continues under ‘Swadeshi Khomba Herbal Soap

Renovation of the Thammannawa water reservoir

Views - 36 Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:10

Coca-Cola and We Effect leads an innovative initiative for war-affected and marginalised women and men farmers in a rural village of Thammannawa, Anuradhapura. Women will be trained to become entrepreneurs and to play an active role in ensuring more

WISTA along the coast – CSR with a purpose

Views - 30 Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:00

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Sri Lanka organised its first ever coastal clean-up initiative on 26 January from Dehiwala to Mount Lavinia spanning over 2 km of coastal line. This event signified the importance WISTA

Fashion Bug pledges to better academic training island-wide

Views - 29 Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:00

Leading mass market clothing retailer Fashion Bug conducted yet another successful teacher training program, titled the ‘Guru Bumikavata Perawadanak’, in Maharagama, at the Teachers’ College, with the aim to further enhance the educational prow

ComBank embarks on water supply project for famous forest monastery

Views - 22 Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has built a 15,000-litre water storage and supply project to eliminate the water shortages affecting the forest monastery of Nimalawa Aranya, referred to as the ‘Holy Land of Ruhuna’. This CSR project was commenced b

Hambantota Port to rebuild Tissapura Junior School

Views - 71 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:10

The foundation stone ceremony for the reconstruction of the Tissapura Junior School, in Andalla Weerawila in the Hambantota District, was held recently at the school premises. Participating in the laying of the foundation were Tissapura Junior School

ComBank donates 19 math labs in 2018

Views - 36 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:00

More than 2,000 students were helped to improve their mathematics skills in 2018 through an initiative of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon which installed 19 math labs and funded more than 15 math camps in schools around the country during the year. Th

Four-day first aid and medical camp at Sripadaya

Views - 40 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:00

A four-day first aid and medical camp, organised by the Colombo Central Unit of The St. John Ambulance Association and Brigade in Sri Lanka was held at Gangulathenne, Sripada from 2 to 4 February. The event ran parallel to National Day. Nurses of th

Pan Asia Bank donates furniture to consultation rooms in Kurunegala

Views - 58 Monday, 4 February 2019 00:00

Marking yet another important milestone in Pan Asia Bank’s island wide CSR initiative to improve facilities at identified hospitals, Pan Asia Bank’s Kurunegala branch recently conducted a CSR event at the General Hospital of Wellawa, Kurunegala b

RS Steel celebrates 2019 by donating schooling gear to children

Views - 30 Monday, 4 February 2019 00:00

RS Steel, a leading steel rods manufacturing company in Sri Lanka, celebrated the dawn of the New Year with its Chairman Dr. Ramesh Shivalingam at its factory premises in Uswetakeyyawa. The significance of the celebration was school children of RS St

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Friday, 23 August 2019

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The presidency and the dilemma of the Presidential Election

Friday, 23 August 2019

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Enough power in the presidency for the right person

Friday, 23 August 2019

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