NatWealth builds house for flood affected victim in Maha Oya

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NatWealth Group in collaboration with the ‘Lalith Athulathmudali Foundation’ funded the building of a house for a flood affected family in the Maha Oya area. In completing the project the company funded the entire cost of building the house. The staff members generously contributed and established electricity supply to the said house. In addition they also donated house hold items and stationary to the children of the family. The house keys were ceremoniously handed over to Amarapala’s family by Chief Executive Officer Gihan Jayatilleke. The relatives, friends, neighbours and staff members were present at this momentous occasion. The family was affected by floods and lost their house in 2012 and relocated to a temporary built shed, which was not suitable for a family with two children to live in. With the coordination of the Lalith Athulathmudali Foundation a project was started to help all who were affected by flood on a stage by stage basis. It was indeed a privilege for NatWealth to stretch a helping hand to a desperate family at this juncture. Natwealth Group consists of NatWealth Securities Ltd, the Central Bank appointed Primary Dealer in Government Securities and the National Wealth Corporation, an Asset Management Company and the guardian of the country’s foremost educational fund, the Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund. The Mahapola Trust Fund was established in 1981 ‘To create an educated society with the aim of alleviating poverty through providing scholarships to the underprivileged youth in the country to complete their higher education’ and true to its commitment NatWealth has completed several Corporate Social Responsibility projects, always keeping in mind the greater responsibility towards society. NatWealth Group connection towards the well-being of our community and environment runs through several years. Even the Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund that grows steadily under the management of NatWealth, is in line with Government expectations to increase their number of scholarships given to students every year. In the same way the Corporate Social Responsibility plays a major role in the company’s activities. Starting with the donation of artificial limbs to army soldiers, the company moved forward with building a pavilion to a needy school in Dehiovita, completing a sanitary project to the primary students in a school and donations of dry rations and water to the people who were affected by the drought last year, were some of the initiatives that the company funded. The company is endowed with compassionate employees who are willing to give their fullest support at every time in monetary and physical terms and engage in activities. With the guidance of Jayatilleke, the company plans to have many more Corporate Social Responsibility projects in 2015 that have been an integral part of the annual budgeting process. As they embark on this journey in supporting the under privileged community and making their lives more meaningful, NatWealth Group will serve the nation with a wider scope.