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45th Piyawara pre-school opens in Mannar

Views - 17 Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:17

Piyawara touches the lives of the children in Thalladi, an underserved community in the Mannar District with the construction of its 45th pre-school and adds another Piyawara pre-school to the national network


Atlas Axillia partners with Ridi Viharaya Outreach

Views - 18 Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:00

In an endeavour that has warmed the hearts of the community and reached across rural villages of Sri Lanka, Atlas Axillia has been partnering the village outreach initiatives of the Ridi Viharaya, under the aegis of the Mahanayake of the Malwatte Cha


11th seminar of Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series 2018 at Kaduwela

Views - 32 Saturday, 14 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 and a few of the seminars will be from Tamil medium too. The 11th sem


Perera & Sons with Ceylon Chamber provide desks and chairs to school in Pemaduwa

Views - 24 Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:00

Perera & Sons (P&S), from its humble beginnings have come a long way in becoming one of Sri Lanka’s most widespread F&B business chains. P&S has generously contributed towards many CSR activities in various forms throughout the years. In March, P&


Clogard marks spirituality of Poson with symbolism of pure thoughts and words

Views - 18 Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:00

Supporting over a million devotees who had gathered at Mihintale to commemorate Poson Poya, Clogard, the flagship toothpaste brand of Hemas Manufacturing, conducted a host of activities helping those present, infused in a pure mouth, pure words and a


Jetwing Vil Uyana celebrates World Environment Day

Views - 15 Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:00

To celebrate World Environment Day Jetwing Vil Uyana organised a competition for Kimbissa Junior School, Digampathaha Junior School and Udawelayayagama Junior High School. The competition was ba


Ceylon Chamber helps construct 3 houses for flood affected families in Bulathsinhala DS Division

Views - 15 Saturday, 7 July 2018 03:10

The southwestern monsoons in Sri Lanka resulted in severe flooding and landslides throughout the country in 2016, as well as in 2017. According to the Disaster Management Centre, a total of 717,622 people belonging to 184,265 families....


Siddhalepa creates herbal garden in Ananda College to mark World Environment Day

Views - 13 Saturday, 7 July 2018 03:09

A herbal garden took root in the premises of Ananda College Colombo 10, to mark World Environment Day on 5 June.


ATG Group donates home to longstanding employee

Views - 21 Saturday, 7 July 2018 03:08

Sri Lanka’s leading glove manufacturer ATG Group recently donated a home to employee H.P.D. Chandralatha from Katupotha, Pallama, who has been with the organisation for 21 years.


Nawaloka Hospitals offers free medicine and services for flood victims in Ratnapura District

Views - 12 Saturday, 7 July 2018 03:06

Prioritising its responsibilities of assisting communities during difficult times, Sri Lanka’s premier private healthcare service provider Nawaloka Hospitals organised a special CSR initiative on 12 June, to provide free medicine and medical servic


Pan Asia Bank holds Bhakthi Gee in commemoration of Poson Poya

Views - 16 Saturday, 7 July 2018 03:05

Pan Asia Bank conducted a ‘Poson Bathi Gee Saraniya’ this year as the bank marks the Poson Poya staying true to its real spirit of embracing the values that are near and dear to our country.


12th seminar of Lakdaru Scholarship Seminar Series 2018 at Ruwanwella

Views - 15 Saturday, 7 July 2018 02:57

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 few of the seminars will be from Tamil medium too.


Today a reader – tomorrow a leader

Views - 29 Saturday, 30 June 2018 03:28

Conceptualising ideas into reality is something that Just In Time Group (JIT) has been known for over the past two decades. In recognising 20 years of ICT supremacy JIT took the initiative in encouraging a habit that’s rarely practiced in this day


Brandix honoured as Sri Lanka’s largest corporate blood donor for 8th successive year

Views - 15 Saturday, 30 June 2018 03:27

The Brandix Group has been recognised as the largest corporate blood donor in Sri Lanka for the eighth consecutive year, following the selfless contribution of over 4,000 pints of blood from inspired employees to the National Blood Transfusion Servic


Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery installs drinking water dispenser for public to mark 40th year

Views - 26 Saturday, 30 June 2018 03:23

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery, a pioneer in the gem and jewellery trade in Sri Lanka, celebrated its 40th anniversary in grand style recently. The company which began its journey in 1978 has been in the forefront over the last 40 years....


Habitat for Humanity builds brighter future with families in ‘Homes not Houses’ project funded by EU

Views - 29 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:23

For the 25 years that she is married, Ushathevi never had a permanent house. “My husband and I came from poor families but ours was a love marriage.” They used to live wherever they could find work as daily wage labourers. After being displaced b


ACL Cables organises blood donation program for 8th time

Views - 20 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00

The eighth edition of the blood donation program organised annually by ACL Cables, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 cable manufacturer with a proud history of 58 years, was successfully held recently. This social service program is held every year to mark the bir


Coca-Cola partners Sri Lanka Red Cross to deliver flood relief operations for Biyagama community

Views - 20 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. joined hands with the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society – Gampaha Branch, to conduct a community flood relief operation across areas of Yabaraluwa, Mabima, Bollagala, Thelwatta, Pattiwila and Ambaraluwa within Biyagama,


NDB donates medical necessities to Maharagama Apeksha Hospital

Views - 39 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00

NDB recently made a donation of medical necessities and nutritional supplements to the Apeksha Hospital Maharagama as a part of the bank’s Corporate Responsibility strategies. The items donated were identified by the doctors and hospital staff of


‘Photocause’ project honoured for engagement in cancer awareness

Views - 24 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00

The ‘Photocause.lk’ cancer engagement project founded by two students in 2011 was awarded the ‘White Swan’ gold medal for Student Civilian Bravery Social Activity, at the National Civilian Bravery Awards ceremony held at the BMICH on 14 June.


CTC donates relief items to flood victims

Views - 25 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:41

Responding to the recent flood disaster, Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) and its employees promptly took action to donate relief items to those affected. “As a company that has been a part of Sri Lanka for over a century and stood by the country


Unilever marks 15 years of empowering rural women entrepreneurs through ‘Project Saubhagya’

Views - 22 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

Lauding the entrepreneurial spirit of the members of its unique Saubhagya Channel, Unilever Sri Lanka recognised the top 100 performers of Project Saubhagya at its annual Diriya Pranama Awards held at the Galle Face Hotel, recently. Women’s Bureau


CMA organises ‘Mega Blood Donation Camp’

Views - 29 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

A ‘Mega Blood Donation Camp’ was organised by The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) in association with Sri Lanka Police Bambalapitiya on 17 May, for the third occasion at the ‘Sri Vajirarama Viharasthanaya, Bamba


People’s Leasing Negombo branch celebrates 15th anniversary coupled with CSR program

Views - 27 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

People’s Leasing & Finance (PLC) Negombo branch celebrated its 15th anniversary recently at the branch premises, with the participation of PLC’s Senior Management, Negombo Branch Manager Nalin de Silva, and many stakeholders including custom


GlaxoSmithKline aids Sri Pada pilgrims for ninth consecutive year

Views - 25 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK),through its brands Panadol and Iodex, offered relief to thousands of Sri Pada pilgrims under its Suwa Sahana initiative. In line with the brand promise of not letting pain get in the w


Citi celebrates 2018 Global Community Day in Sri Lanka

Views - 64 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

Citi on 9 June celebrated its annual Global Community Day. In the days leading up to and including Global Community Day, tens of thousands of Citi colleagues, alumni, clients, family and friends in more than 450 cities across 90 countries and territo


Unwavering gratitude for timeless heroes

Views - 19 Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:10

Some heroes deserve to be shown appreciation more than once, and it is an absolute honour to thank those who sacrificed everything in their lives to ensure a bright future for us. And so, Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka Ltd., currently the sole franchisee for


Successful beach - cleaning program by SLIA

Views - 20 Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:05

An awareness program to mark Env


NDB celebrates World Environment Day

Views - 25 Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:00

NDB celebrated ‘World Environment Day’ with a series of environmental education programs in schools under its Corporate Social Responsibility banner. These programs implemented in partnership with the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sr


CMC cash for 120 mosques

Views - 19 Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:00

The Colombo Municipal Council distributed cash donations to 120 mosques in Colombo City under the program of providing financial assistance to religious places held at Town Hall Colombo recently. Here Governor of the Western Province Hemakumara Nanay


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