Home / CSR / Events/ HIP supports ‘Suriduni Kataragama 2019’

HIP supports ‘Suriduni Kataragama 2019’


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00


 The HIP team with the Private Secretary to the BasnayakeNilame of the Kataragama Temple.
 

 Capt. Ravi Jayawickrama handing over sponsorship cheque to the Private Secretary to the Basnayake Nilame of the Kataragama Temple. 
 

‘Surinduni Kataragama 2019,’ the grand multicultural festival that attracts people from all over the country, was held from 3to 17July, bringing together people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds to celebrate one of Sri Lanka’s most looked forward to events.

Launched last year, ‘Surinduni Kataragama’ is a festival held parallel to the Kataragama Perahera, which draws thousands of devotees and pilgrims irrespective of their religious backgrounds.   Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and Muslims and even tourists come to pay their respects at the famous Kataragama shrine and it is this cultural diversity that’s showcased at the event.

“This year, the Hambantota International Port was invited as a sponsor and considering the ethnic harmony the event depicts, our management was happy to participate,” said HIPGGeneral Manager HR General Manager JeevanPremasara. 

He added that as a socially responsible organisation, HIP decided to join hands with the organising committee to make the event an even bigger success than last year, especially since it not only promotes intercultural peace and harmony but also helps to uplift the area’s economy.    

Premasarasaid that this year, HIP supported the event only financially, but has bigger plans for next year, as the management has decided to include it in their annual CSR calendar.  “Our employees were very excited about this very colourful project so we decided to support it every year.  Next year we plan to be more involved and take on responsibilities like supplying food and water for ‘padayatra’ pilgrims who walk all the way from Jaffna to join the event, and also help with clearing debris such as polythene from the festival grounds.”


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Economic growth through fragmentation and global value chain

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The global value chain will continue to enhance economic growth, create better job opportunities and shrink poverty in developing countries. As far back as the 1990s, through international trade, global value chain benefits were experienced by poorer


Sri Lankan housewife in trouble again?

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

After almost six quarters of negative growth, starting from Quarter 1 2016, Sri Lanka saw overall general trading conditions recovering to register +4.1% GDP growth in Q1-2019 and +3.7% in Q2-2019 which was a welcome sign to a typical Sri Lanka hous


Their investigations and our investigations

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

There must be very few subjects in this country more investigated than the alleged wrongdoings in relation to Government issued bonds. Beginning with the so-called Pilipino committee (appointed by persons whose very conduct was germane to the inquir


Education and vocational training: lessons learnt from Singapore

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

In the 1960s, Lee Kuan Yew, the eminent leader and founding father of Singapore, once said that he wants to build Singapore as Sri Lanka. But what has happened today? Sri Lanka is lagging behind Singapore in many aspects. Singapore has no natural res


Columnists More