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111th annual feast of National Shrine of Our Lady of Matara concludes

Views - 18 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:10

A large number of devotees attended the 111th annual feast of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Matara which concluded last Sunday. Most Rev. Dr. Noel Emmanuel the Bishop of Trincomalee was the Chief Cele

Y’s Menettes Ladies Club of Bandarawela wins prestigious award for 2017-18

Views - 8 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:00

The Y’s Menettes Ladies Club of Bandarawela emerged winners at the recently concluded 43rd Regional Convention of Y’s Men International Club. The Y’s Menettes Ladies Club was awarded for its commitment to a number of community service projects

AIA Insurance helps Anuradhapura community with medical screening and health checks

Views - 16 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:00

AIA Insurance took their promise of helping people live healthier, longer, better lives to Anuradhapura recently. The world’s second largest life insurer partnered Asiri Surgical Hospital in conducting a Health C

Union Manushyathwaya continues to encourage Sri Lankan communities towards living a healthy life

Views - 17 Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:10

‘Union Manushyathwaya – Danuwath, Suwapath, Yahapath Hetak’ – CSR brand of Union Assurance continuously elaborates its mission on enriching the life changing partnerships by creating healthy and happy communities around the country. All these

People’s Leasing Wariyapola ‘Diri Diviya’ CSR to enhance capabilities of customers and SME sector

Views - 17 Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:10

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 Wariyapola held the seventh edition of the ‘Diri Diviya’ CSR at Wariyap

Ulagalla celebrates 8 years in operation by building house for deserving employee

Views - 16 Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:10

Ulagalla by Uga Escapes, a landmark property of UGA Escapes Management Ltd. celebrated eight years of successful operations recently. Located in the village of Thirippane, Anuradhapura, Ulagalla is an eco-resort which offers luxury in the midst of a

Tomahawk bicycles reward year 5 scholarship winners

Views - 21 Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:10

Tomahawk bicycles have always been there to celebrate your family’s joys and achievements. In fact Tomahawk bicycles take great pride in the success of their loyal customers, as they help you make any special occasion even more memorable. This Sept

3rd phase of Kanrich Finance drinking water project initiated in Batticaloa

Views - 13 Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:10

One of Sri Lanka’s fastest growing finance companies, Kanrich Finance Ltd. has launched a unique Corporate Social Responsibility program to provide drinking water facilities to a rural school in Batticaloa. Under the guidance of Chief Executive Off

Combank CSR Trust officials visit Ginnoruwa to review progress of project to combat CKDu

Views - 15 Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

Officials of the CSR Trust of Commercial Bank of Ceylon, led by the Bank’s Chairman Dharma Dheerasinghe recently visited Ginnoruwa in Girandurukotte to review the progress of an initiative supported by the Bank to combat the spread of Chronic Kidne

People’s Bank offers main sponsorship for Kandy Esela Perahera

Views - 15 Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

People’s Bank has come forward as the main sponsor for the historical Kandy Esala Perahera. The sponsorship cheque of People’s Bank was handed over to Pradeep Nilanga Dela, Diyawadane Nilame of Sri Dalada Maligawa by Mahinda Premanath, Deputy Gen

GSK Suwa Sahana assists thousands of devotees in Mihinthale and Katharagama

Views - 15 Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

Popular GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) brands Panadol and Iodex recently hosted the highly praiseworthy Suwa Sahana initiative in Mihinthale and Katharagama.

Brandix Model Village inspires local communities by providing access to clean water

Views - 23 Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

Nearly 50,000 people in 16 towns across Sri Lanka received better access to water and sanitation facilities at public

Ford donates $ 10,000 to World Vision Lanka as part of Conservation and Environmental Grants program

Views - 19 Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

World Vision Lanka will use the grant to provide year-round access to clean potable water for residents in underserved Uchchamunai islands, Kalpitiya

John Keells supports CKD prevention in Horowpathana and Galenbindunuwewa

Views - 21 Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:10

John Keells Foundation supported the CKD Prevention Project of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) by funding two Reverse Osmosis Filtration systems in the Horowpathana and Galenb

Rotary Club of Colombo West supports 50 cataract operations

Views - 19 Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:10

For the eighth consecutive year, The Rotary Club of Colombo West (RCCW) sponsored 50 cataract operations of the impoverished and elderly at a cost of Rs. 500,000 to be performed at the Eye Clinic of Help Age Hospital at 14 Sinsaba Road, Wellawatta. T

Teejay helps create urban garden at Hanwella school under ‘Mihikathata Adaren’ project

Views - 21 Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:10

An urban garden that will provide nourishment while nurturing the environment is taking shape at a school in Hanwella with support from Teejay Lanka PLC under the company’s flagship environmental project ‘Mihikathata Adaren’ (To Earth with Love

Value creation through employee volunteerism: 2-day e-waste program

Views - 13 Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:10

With a view to making ‘Responsible Behaviour’ an integral part of the Bank, NDB commenced the ‘Employee Volunteerism’ CSR initiative in 2009. As a responsible corporate citizen, NDB believes that ‘community involvement’ goes beyond core b

Swadeshi Khomba illuminates Devundara Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya for 10th consecutive yea

Views - 23 Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:10

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the pioneer herbal-personal care products manufacturer once again illuminated the Devundara Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya. The ‘Aloka Pooja’ was carried out under the theme, ‘Swadeshi Khomba Aloka Puja

Dart Global Group Reforestation Project 2018

Views - 32 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Dart Global Logistics marked its 35th milestone on their operations in Sri Lanka by embarking on a unique reforestation project. The project covered an undergrown 4.5-acre extent connecting to the main jungle belt

Siddhalepa provides more facilities to pilgrims at Kataragama

Views - 22 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Siddhalepa increased its presence with enhanced CSR activities at the recently concluded Kataragama Festival, facilitating good hygiene for the throngs of devotees who visit the holy shrine in July every year.

Amãna Bank extends care towards 14-year-old thalassemia patient

Views - 11 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Amãna Bank’s CSR focuses attention on children, especially in the areas of education and health. Amãna Bank recently stepped forward to help a 14-year-old Thalassemia Major patient Hasini Imasha Rajapaksha, who is the only child of retired Sri La

Riu Sri Lanka indulges in socially responsible agendas

Views - 13 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Riu Sri Lanka, the country’s largest all-inclusive resort with a stunning 501 rooms, recently held a tree planting and beach cleaning program as part of its social and community responsible activities. The resort is ambitious and confident to activ

Coca-Cola’s ‘Give Back Life’ clean-up drive at Kataragma nets 4,000 kg of PET bottles

Views - 21 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. (CCBSL) partnered with Eco-Spindles Ltd. and the Kataragama Committee in a PET plastic bottle clean-up and recycling program during the Kataragama Festival of July 201

Seylan Bank supports rural schools with ‘Sipsal Pubuduwa Program’

Views - 19 Saturday, 11 August 2018 02:15

The well-being of children has always been one of the core interests of Seylan Bank and in their continuous effort to uphold the betterment of school children, Seylan Bank accepted an invitation from ‘Manusath Derana’ to join the ‘Sipsal Pubudu

LB ‘Sisu Shakthi’ O/L seminar series 2018 successfully conducted for 6th consecutive year

Views - 72 Saturday, 11 August 2018 02:14

LB Finance conducted the ‘Sisu Shakthi’ O/L examination seminar series with an overwhelming success facilitating more than 1,100 students. A total of 10 seminar series were held in Mahiyangana and Viyaluwa educational zones.

Durdans Hospital serves community in Eravur, Batticaloa; conducts free cardiac-related health camp

Views - 34 Saturday, 11 August 2018 02:12

Durdans Heart Centre is regionally renowned for performing complex heart surgeries with superior outcomes. Each year the centre performs an overwhelming number of routine heart procedures and surgeries as well as ground-breaking ones.

Cashwagon embarks on first CSR project

Views - 49 Saturday, 11 August 2018 02:07

Cashwagon which provides digital financial services (www.cashwagon.lk) has continuously worked to simplify the complex and often long financial processes in Sri Lanka to keep in line with similar advancements in other South Asian countries.

‘Senehe Siyapatha’ initiative provides homes to landslide affected victims of Kotapola

Views - 25 Saturday, 4 August 2018 00:10

The continuation of the ‘Seneha Siyapatha’ initiative saw the completion of eight houses in Kotapola, Matara district, through generous donations from Dialog subscribers, tripled in value through a donation by Dialog Axiata

Sri Lanka Telecom, Super Platinum Sponsor for Batticaloa Emergency and Accident Project

Views - 15 Saturday, 4 August 2018 00:10

The newly built Emergency and Trauma Unit at the Teaching Hospital Batticaloa was declared open recently by the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne. Sri Lanka Telecom PLC is the Super Platinum Sponsor of this p

AIA Insurance celebrates 25 years of saving lives during Poson

Views - 23 Saturday, 4 August 2018 00:10

AIA Insurance recently conducted the Poson Safety Program for the 25th consecutive year, making it one of the longest standing CSR initiatives in the country. Held across three days during Poson, in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Mihintale,

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