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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 - 39 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 - 32 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

Cathay Pacific Airways works with Kala Musu Kadella

Views - 29 Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00

Cathay Pacific Airways Colombo team spent an evening interacting with children at the Kala Musu Kadella, a home for children in Kalutara, 40 km from Colombo. It is a home for children who are victims of abuse, abandoned by families or dropped out of

Ebony Holdings empowers local communities through CSR

Views - 50 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:10

Ebony Holdings, a leader in men’s fashion apparel in Sri Lanka, has successfully completed several social responsibility projects addressing numerous pressing social issues prevailing in the country. This series of CSR initiatives focused on commun

NDB employee volunteerism improves infrastructure of Bulugahatenna Maha Vidyalaya

Views - 31 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

Education is vital for rural transformation, and economic and ecological progress of communities. However, many schools in rural areas cannot function properly due to poor infrastructure. School infrastructure includes classrooms as well as sanitatio

BMICH commemorates its founders with blood donation campaign

Views - 24 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

The BMICH, Sri Lanka’s most recognisable and iconic landmark, recently organised a blood donation campaign in commemoration and honour of its founders, late Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, late Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike and of form

People’s Leasing Maharagama conducts special medical clinic and multi-faceted mobile service

Views - 24 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC is one of the leading non-bank finance companies in Sri Lanka that has secured the market leadership for many years. PLC Maharagama branch in association with Maharagama police station recently sponsored a special med

NOLIMIT creates delightful memories on Children’s Day 2018 together with National Zoo

Views - 19 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading fashion retail chain, NOLIMIT celebrated Children’s Day in partnership with the National Zoological Garden. The annual event was held for the sixth year, and was a part of NOLIMIT’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) init

Gal-Oya Plantations successfully completes first ‘Mau Piya Wandana’ program

Views - 41 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:10

Gal-Oya Plantations Limited (GOPL) recently organised a special initiative, under its Corporate Social Responsibility program, named ‘Mau Piya Wandana’. It was aimed at strengthening the bond between parents and their children through spiritual c

Iluka Lanka Resources powers leadership among children in Wanathawilluwa

Views - 96 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:00

Seven groups of children attending six schools in the Wanathawilluwa Division, Puttalam, were treated to a rare opportunity to attend a three-day leadership workshop, where they learned to look at community issues creatively, and develop a well-thoug

Deen Brothers Imports undertakes yet another project to serve the community

Views - 32 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:00

Deen Brothers Imports Ltd., Matara and Najeeb Deen Foundation recently undertook a community service project to build a fully equipped library and computer laboratory for the Al Huda Secondary School in Hora

Seylan Bank felicitates high-flying Grade Five Scholarship Tikiri account holders

Views - 18 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:00

Seylan Tikiri, the most sought-after minor savings account in Sri Lanka, felicitated Tikiri account holders who had excelled in the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination with a cash prize of Rs. 100,000. H.A. Senuji Akithma Hettiarachchi from Reggie Ranatu

ComBank sponsors math support program for four Mullaitivu schools

Views - 26 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:00

Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently sponsored a math support program, benefitting 130 students in four schools in the Mullaitivu area, in collaboration with the Sasnaka Sansada Foundation whichconducted the program. Aligned with the Bank’s educatio

Coca-Cola and Perera & Sons pledge to ‘Give Back Life’ for PET plastic packaging

Views - 36 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

Sustaining the momentum of its ‘Give Back Life’ PET plastic recycling campaign from the recently launched Colombo-Katunayake Expressway project in partnership with the Road Development Authority, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd., has joined han

Amãna Bank uplifts Paediatric Ward of Kandy General Hospital

Views - 23 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

In line with its overall CSR focus towards initiatives that support children, primarily paying attention to their health, education and general well-being amongst other key needs, Amãna Bank recently contributed towards the betterment of the Paediat

Vintage meets heritage

Views - 20 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

The Vintage Car Owners Club (VCOC) jointly teamed up with Mount Lavinia Hotel to commemorate the International Day for Older Persons on Sunday 30 September. Extending her caring hand of hospitality, the hotel was the chief sponsor of the event. One-

NDB assists in uplifting education standards for children in rural areas

Views - 14 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

With a view to making “responsible behaviour” an integral part of the Bank, NDB continued its Employee Volunteerism project, where staff from diverse departments united to uplift the education standards for children in a remote area in Kegalle. B

John Keells Foundation’s tree planting project adds and sustains 3,000 trees over 5 years

Views - 18 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

A tree planting project which was initiated by John Keells Foundation (JKF) in collaboration with Tea Smallholder Factories PLC (TSF) and Carbon Consulting Company Ltd. (CCC) in 2013 has succeeded in growing and sustaining 3,000 trees within a five-y

MELBN launches project to build houses for masons without shelter

Views - 31 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

MELBN Metal Ltd. has launched a humanitarian project to build 500 houses island-wide for the needy masons without proper shelter. The first house constru

Pan Asia Bank staff members spruce up Horana Base Hospital

Views - 20 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

One of Sri Lanka’s most innovative and fastest growing bank, Pan Asia Bank, recently initiated a country-wide CSR initiative aimed at improving hospital facilities in needy areas. As a part of the endeavour staff members of Pan Asia Bank recently c

Munchee launches ‘Tikiri Thurupath’ to mark Children’s Day

Views - 20 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

Munchee, the flagship brand of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd. (CBL), recently launched its impactful tree-planting project, ‘Tikiri Thurupath,’ to commemorate Children’s Day 2018 in a truly unique and different way. Resulting in over 5

Little Sri Lankans treated to fun and games by ComBank and ITN at Weli Oya

Views - 18 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

Hundreds of little Sri Lankans were treated to fun and games when Commercial Bank of Ceylon once again partnered with ITN to celebrate World’s Children’s Day at a mega event at the Mahaweli Ground in Weli Oya in the Northern Province recently. Ne

Bairaha successfully completes CSR initiative at Wathupitiwala Base Hospital

Views - 26 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

Bairaha Farms PLC, Sri Lanka’s pioneer and leading chicken processors, recently embarked upon and completed its CSR initiative to renovate Surgical Ward No. 15 at the Wathupitiwala Base Hospital, and officially handed over the completed ward. The i

CBL Foods donates classroom building to Ranala Adarsha Kanishta Vidyalaya

Views - 25 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

CBL Group Chairman R.S. Wickramasingha unveiling the plaque to open a  classroom building donated by CBL Foods International, fully owned subsidiary of CBL to the Ranala Adarsha Kanishta Vidyalaya at a cost of Rs. 5.5 million while C.N.M. Mohottala

RDA, Coca-Cola, Eco-Spindles ‘Give Back Life’ PET recycling project at Colombo-Katunayake Expressway

Views - 32 Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:10

Demonstrating its commitment to ‘Give Back Life’ to PET plastic bottles, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. along with the Road Development Authority (RDA) and Eco-Spindles Ltd. (part of BPPL Group) recently launched an initiative to place collec

Fashion Bug conducts motivational program for school students in Narammala, Kurunegala District

Views - 65 Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:10

Spearheading not only the fashion segment but also its corporate social responsibilities, Fashion Bug, leading fashion retailer recently conducted three motivational programs in Narammala, Kurunega

CIC/Chemanex employees dedicate time and effort for beach clean-up

Views - 17 Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:10

CIC Holdings PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates with diversified business ventures, recently conducted a beach clean-up campaign at Dehiwala. The campaign was organised by the Industrial Sol

Australian philanthropist sponsors water purification for 100 villages with ABC Trade & Investments

Views - 95 Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:10

We often hear of benefactors doing great things and yielding results that combined organisations have not had the ability to do. However, it’s uncommon to find such benefactors who prefer to remain in the sidelines of media attention and continue t

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M.N. Nambiar: Birth centenary of Tamil cinema’s greatest screen villain

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Thursday 7 March this year was the birth centenary of Indian film actor Manjeri Narayanan Nambiar known to the world at large as M.N. Nambiar. The great Thespian who made a name for himself by acting in negative roles was hailed by many as the greate

An innocent utopian dream

Saturday, 23 March 2019

In an article published in the Daily FT on 19 February 2015, I predicted the trajectory of the ‘Yahapalana’ Government. In that piece of conjecture captioned ‘Maithri’s Mandate and Ranil’s Royalist Regency’ I said that Sri Lanka was witne

Historic betrayal of SLMC and ACMC

Saturday, 23 March 2019

It appears, according to a news report that the leaders of SLMC, ACMC and DPF during a meeting with President Sirisena to discuss constitutional reforms have “reneged on their promise to back the ongoing efforts to abolish the executive presidency

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.

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