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Heritage Expediciones gives hope, changes lives of unfortunate children educationally

Views - 49 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

Heritage Expediciones recently conducted a new high-profile CSR program on 5 December 2018 at the Galvana Purana Rajamaha Viharaya in Mulleriyawa. This was at the request of W.K. Thusita, the Coordinating Secretary of the Tikiri Kumara Eksath Subasad

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery donates books to Army officers’ children at Panagoda

Views - 39 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery, pioneers in the jewellery trade in Sri Lanka, donated school books and instruments for over 100 children of officers based at the Panagoda Army Camp. Major General Sudaththa Ranasinghe of Engineering Services Regi

ComBank provides flood relief to affected families in the north

Views - 34 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has once again come forward to provide aid to 2,000 families affected by the recent floods in the Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi Districts. Household items including kerosene stoves and sets of kitchen utensils were distrib

DPL completes distribution of school supplies in Horowpathana

Views - 32 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:00

As part of its long-standing commitment to community development, Dipped Products PLC (DPL) under the Hayleys Group’s flagship CSR initiative ‘Puritas Sath Diyawara’, engaged in the distribution of essential school items to over 250 children at

SLT HCS commemorates 9th annual Sisu Diriya Scholarship and School Books Donation Program

Views - 39 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

Ensuring employees’ children have a successful future, SLT Human Capital Solutions Ltd. (HCS), commemorated for the ninth consecutive year, the annual Sisu Diriya Scholarship and School Books Donation Program recently. As the leading total HR Solut

Amãna Bank continues to support Kalubowila Hospital Children’s Ward

Views - 41 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

As part of its continued CSR focus towards children, Amãna Bank made another valuable contribution to the Children’s Ward (15B) of the Colombo South (Kalubowila) General Hospital by donating essential medical equipment for the day-to-day use of tr

Atlas Axillia partners Ridi Viharaya in community outreach for 16th year

Views - 50 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

Atlas Axillia recently concluded its annual community outreach initiative held in association with the historic Ridi Viharaya. Held for the 16th consecutive year, the initiative forms an integral part of the Company’s unique CSR initiative that rea

PickMe provides school supplies to school-aged children of driver partners

Views - 36 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

In a bid to reward exemplary driver partners and lend a helping hand to their school aged children, PickMe distributed valuable gift packs to children of 1,000 driver partners through the annual ‘Nena Pahana’ CSR event held for the second consecu

OZO and Amari hotels give hope to thousands of children through ‘Water for Life’

Views - 53 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

OZO hotels take pride in leading projects that provide access to clean drinking water and sanitation to rural communities in the countries they operate in under the flagship CSR program ‘Water for Life’. In Sri Lanka, ‘Water for Life’ is an

Bank of Ceylon’s staff donates to aid flood victims

Views - 35 Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:10

The staff of the Bank of Ceylon (BOC) raised voluntary donations to aid victims of the natural disaster that has occurred due to torrential rain in the Northern Peninsula. Standing alongside the rest of the Sri Lankans in this difficult time, BOC’s

‘Kelani Saviya’ top CSR program in Sri Lanka recognises 10th batch

Views - 75 Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:00

‘Kelani Saviya’ is the award winning CSR program of Kelani Cables PLC, Sri Lanka’s number one company in secure electrical and communication cables manufacturing sphere. The 10th batch of ‘Kelani Saviya’ was offered with certificates on com

Abans Group conducts 8th annual school supply donation

Views - 21 Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:00

The Abans Welfare Society recently held their 8th annual school supply CSR initiative, where over 1000 children of Abans Group employees received all their requirements for the new school year. The event, which was organised by Abans Warehousing Divi

‘Help to Learn’ educational project launched by Bairaha Farms

Views - 24 Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:00

Bairaha Farms PLC being the pioneer and leading poultry integrator engaged in chicken meat production for providing consumers with nutritious food, has recently launched a generous educational project namely ‘Help to Learn’ with a great intention

Siddhalepa initiates new garbage management measures and creates 2nd first aid camp at Sri Pada

Views - 24 Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:00

Siddhalepa has strengthened their environment protection drive at Sri Pada this season with a new garbage management initiative. To encourage pilgrims to differentiate and dispose of garbage in an organised manner, the company has placed 10 by 10 iro

‘Supem Kekulu’ brings smiles to the faces of children

Views - 93 Saturday, 29 December 2018 00:10

Friday morning, 21 December, was vibrant and alive with the sound of happy children, Christmas music and laughter. The Supem Kekulu Christmas program for less fortunate children, organised by Care Global Livelihood (Guarantee) Ltd. was the reason for

H&H Golding real estate partakes in Christmas spirit of giving

Views - 54 Saturday, 29 December 2018 00:00

H&H Golding, Sri Lanka’s foremost real estate agent, provided a charitable donation to the NGO, ‘Voice for the Voiceless Foundation’ in celebration of the holiday season for 2018, on 21 December. The Good Hope Project aims to provide dry ration

NDB donates supplies to Maharagama Apeksha Hospital

Views - 41 Saturday, 29 December 2018 00:00

NDB recently made a donation of medical necessities, nutritional supplements and surgical consumables to the Apeksha Hospital Maharagama as a part of the Bank’s Corporate Responsibility strategies. The donated items included post-operative salves

Embark Volunteer Awards 2018

Views - 56 Saturday, 29 December 2018 00:00

The Embark family gathered together on 17 December at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for the Embark Volunteer Awards, in commemoration of its International Volunteers’ Day. The purpose of the event was to r

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

Views - 31 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 - 71 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 - 36 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 - 42 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 - 57 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 - 45 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 - 39 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 - 70 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 - 60 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 - 55 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 - 42 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 - 36 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

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Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019

Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a fine warning to his readers. He has warned against going by ‘social proof’ or ‘majority view

Poson ponderings on positional power: ‘Authority vested’ vs. ‘authority wasted’

Monday, 17 June 2019

We witnessed a serene Poson Poya, in a far more improved security setting in Sri Lanka. Whilst the Sri Lankan life slowly returning to normal, political fronts do not appear to show the same. Has the political power become the people ‘pava’ (sin)

Emperors without clothes: Is Mother Lanka naked too?

Monday, 17 June 2019

The expression ‘The Emperor without clothes’ derives from the Hans Anderson tale that is based on Sufi wisdom. The Emperor in Anderson’s story was without doubt, the finest dressed man in the land and he loved wearing fine clothes and spent al

The confusion of the collision is becoming indescribable!

Monday, 17 June 2019

Strange are the things we are witnessing in the political scene. The fast-evaporating trust and confidence in politicians and the Government are seriously destroying the harmony of the nation. The Prime Minister of the country has admitted that the

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