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NDB holds company ifthar

Views - 17 Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:00

NDB Shareek Islamic Banking along with the Bank’s Staff Recreational Club (NDBSRC) recently held a company ifthar ahead of Ramadan, followed by evening prayers. The ifthar was attended by NDB Director/CEO Dimantha Seneviratne and senior members of

Air Force conducts medical clinic at Victoria Home

Views - 21 Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) conducted a medical clinic for the inmates of the Victoria Home at Rajagiriya on Tuesday (29 May).

Children benefit from Army initiative

Views - 7 Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:00

As a part of their commitment to work for the welfare of the society, the tri forces routinely conduct special programs to reach out to the communities that are mostly in the lower ends of the society. Many of these programs are aimed to uplift the l

Emirates Airline Foundation recognised for global humanitarian efforts

Views - 17 Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:00

The Emirates Airline Foundation has been recognised by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) for its outstanding humanitarian and outreach projects and work that span the globe.UAE Vice President, Prime Minister a

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery initiates beach cleaning campaign to celebrate 40th anniversary

Views - 24 Saturday, 2 June 2018 00:00

Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery, a pioneer in the gem and jewellery trade in Sri Lanka, celebrated its 40th anniversary through a series of social service events. As part of those events they held a beach clean-up campaign along Marine Drive from

A.S. Jayawardena: The public policy management role model of our time

Views - 99 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:01

The demise of A.S. Jayawardena, former Governor Central Bank and Secretary to the Treasury will no doubt leave a notable

Economic policy wisdom of A.S. Jayawardena – Lessons to learn

Views - 24 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Economic policy actions implemented by the Central Bank under the stewardship of A.S. Jayawardena in the interest

Tribute to Sunil Karunanayake

Views - 49 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

The evergreen, erstwhile crusader for Thurstan is no more. He was an Accountant by profession, a fellow member of the Institute

Fashion Bug conducts teacher training program in Matara

Views - 25 Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:00

Leading fashion retailer Fashion Bug conducted a successful teacher training program in Matara recently to enhance their knowledge in building a brighter future for school children. This program was hosted by Professor Sarath Wijesuriya where the te

AB Securitas rewards student for success at O/L’s

Views - 21 Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:00

Kasuni Hansana Seneviratne, a student attending Rathnavali Balika Vidyalaya Gampaha, was recently rewarded by AB Securitas Ltd. (ABS) for achieving the island 1st rank at the G.C.E. O/L’s 2018. The management of AB Securitas presented her with a ca

Amãna Takaful distributes balanced meals to public on World Health Day

Views - 41 Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:00

Spearheading the Takaful insurance concept in Sri Lanka, Amãna Takaful PLC encourages its stakeholders to adopt healthy habits for a fulfilling and healthy life. On the occasion of World Health Day, Amana Takaful took up the mantle as a responsible

Etihad Airways hosts orphans for special aircraft experience

Views - 58 Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:00

136 children from orphanages and children’s homes across the country enjoyed a special day on board an Etihad Airways plane watching movies, playing games and being catered with nutritious meals. The Etihad Airways initiative was a joint collabora

People’s Leasing Vavuniya branch conducts ‘Diri Diviya’CSR to enhance capabilities of SME sector

Views - 74 Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:00

The number one non-bank finance company in Sri Lanka, People’s Leasing & Finance PLC in a bid to enhance proficiency levels of entrepreneurs and business community based in Vavuniya held the sixth program of the ‘Diri Diviya’ CSR. The event tha

Gift of water for Yatiella Kanishta Vidyalaya

Views - 23 Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:29

Water is a basic human need; over three million people do not have access to safe water in Sri Lanka. This is a problem that affects over three million people with half of them being children (National Wate

Port City funds dansala in Kepungoda

Views - 46 Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:00

A two-day rice and curry dansala was held in the Negombo area, on Vesak day and the following day by the Port City Colombo-funded Fishermen’s Livelihood Support Society Ltd. (FLSSL), in collaboration with the Kepun

NDB commemorates Earth Day with Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka

Views - 17 Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:00

NDB partnered with the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka to implement a sustainability awareness program for schools islandwide. This project under the theme ‘Leaders for Sustainability’ aims to nurt

SLIM brings ‘Smiles’ to Sanhinda Children’s Home

Views - 32 Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:00

Seeking to bring joy and a sense of care to children who live without parental care and love, SLIM organised the annual CSR project at Sanhinda Children’s Home, Padukka, recently. The project, which was named ‘Smiles’ was organised for the seco

DFCC’s Samata English Program continues to enrich lives of youth

Views - 13 Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:00

Fulfilling its commitment to impart essential life skills and knowledge amongst the public, DFCC Bank is proud to continue its impactful CSR project, ‘Samata English’, which delivered impressive results during its inaugural ye

Swadeshi Khomba illuminates ‘Keragala Raja Maha Viharaya’ for 4th consecutive year

Views - 32 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:52

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’ a

Dr. Saman Weerasinghe Foundation illuminates Aloka Pooja at Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya

Views - 13 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

Dr. Saman Weerasinghe Foundation illuminated the Aloka Pooja at sacred Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya to mark Vesak, the thrice blessed day which fell on 29 April of this year with Venerable Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangaharakitha Thero.

Sri Ramco Roofing donates roofing sheets to Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment in Pudukuduirippu

Views - 46 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

Sri Ramco Lanka Ltd., the leading ISO accredited roofing solutions provider in Sri Lanka, recently donated a stock of roofing sheets to the 14th battalion of Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment. Sri Ramco Roofing handed over the relevant donation to Acting

Cinnamon Legends celebrates Vesak

Views - 22 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Legends Ltd., which is the pioneering and leading company in exporting value added cinnamon products in Sri Lanka, organised a Vesak Dansal to mark the Vesak festival on 28 May.

Seylan Bank conducts Ice Cream Dansal for 6th consecutive year

Views - 21 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

In commemoration of the Vesak season, Seylan Bank organised an ice cream dansala, at Seylan Towers recently. Seylan Bank Director and CEO Kapila Ariyaratne, senior management, and staff members participated at this event. The bank distributed 23,000

Vesak lantern competition and exhibition by Siddhalepa staff

Views - 14 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

Siddhalepa staff came out in their full strength, with sheer creativity and innovation to display some novel and beautiful lanterns this Vesak. Lanterns turned out for the inter department annual competition were displayed at the Siddhalepa Hospital

Nawaloka Hospital lights up for annual Vesak 2018 celebrations

Views - 23 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

Devotional chanting and songs popularly known as Bakthi Gee, a sumptuous vegetarian Dansala and lights decked up the entire building of Nawaloka Hospital as Chief Guest, Nawaloka Hospitals Chairman, Dr Jayantha Dharmadasa together with the directors

‘Inside Access’ shares knowledge this Vesak season

Views - 20 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:57

Inside Access spreads knowledge during this Vesak season with the introduction of the Inside Access Information Dansela at Access Tower 2, Union Place. Held on 29 April, the Information Dansela was extended an additional day, due to its positive rece

‘Today a Reader – Tomorrow a Leader’ by Just In Time Group

Views - 23 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

Just In Time Group (JIT), the leading ICT Systems and Solutions Provider, commemorated their 20 years in business by launching its 20 Reading Corners Project – ‘Today a Reader – Tomorrow a Leader’, under its CSR initiative.

Serendib Flour Mills marks Vesak with generous Banis Dansals

Views - 17 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

Joining in the community spirit of the Vesak festival, Serendib Flour Mills (SFML) held a Banis Dansala near the Narahenpita Police Hospital for the local community for the third consecutive year. The Banis Dansala was organised in

Union Bank celebrates Vesak with Bodu Bathi Gee Saraniya

Views - 43 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

In celebration of Vesak, Union Bank held Bodu Bathi Gee Saraniya 2018 at the bank’s head office premises recently. Union Bank Director and Chief Executive Officer Indrajit Wickramasinghe was present at the event

Ladybird Teacher Training Program with Expographic Books

Views - 60 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:00

Ladybird recently held a teacher training session in Colombo. Organised in association with Expographic Books, and attended by nearly 80 primary school teachers and local book distributors, the program introduced its popular reading series Ladybird R

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In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit

Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi

The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation

Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc

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