Asian Paints to support national project to promote Sri Lanka’s nature sites

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A state initiative to promote awareness and conservation of 50 significant nature sites in Sri Lanka has received funding support from Asian Paints, the India-headquartered multinational coatings company. Asian Paints Lanka Limited has confirmed exclusive sponsorship of the National Corporate Social Responsibility Management Project (NCSRMP) of the Ministry of Social Welfare, under which 50 hoardings are to be erected at 13 national parks, 22 waterfalls and 15 reservoirs. Each hoarding of 14 x 7 feet will provide valuable information to visitors to these sites, including historical and geographical data, and their significance from ecological and social standpoints. The three-year sponsorship by Asian Paints provides the funding for the production, installation and maintenance of these hoardings in 15 districts – Matara, Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa,  Puttalam, Gampaha, Matale, Kegalle, Badulla, Moneragala, Kalutara and Ampara, the company said. Commenting on this project, Asian Paints’ Director/General Manager in Sri Lanka Joseph L. Pulikottil said: “Asian Paints has been operating in Sri Lanka for 14 years and has, through its products, become deeply involved in the lives of a significant segment of the populace. We had no hesitation in agreeing to support this important project which will benefit Sri Lankans as well as foreign tourists who visit this beautiful country.” A memorandum of understanding under which Asian Paints will be designated the sole sponsor of this initiative, was signed by Pulikottil and National CSR Management Project Director General Prof. Tissa R. Herath.