Supported by the European Union (EU), the World Environment Day 2015 was marked by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, through a series of awareness raising and community participation activities in Batticaloa, Mannar and Vavuniya districts.

Sri Lanka’s leading provider of sustainability consulting services –The Carbon Consulting Company, marked the World Environment Day 2015 by launching a new paradigm in the corporate sustainability.

The CSR Trust of the Commercial Bank has sponsored the publication of a book on the biodiversity and environment of Sri Lanka to encourage initiatives that increase awareness of these subjects and the importance of environment protection.

Continuing its efforts to build Sri Lanka's micro business sector, lotteries innovator Mahapola Lotto has launched a new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative aimed at trishaw drivers.

The European Union, one of the largest providers of development assistance to Sri Lanka, held a media conference in Colombo to present its EUR 60 million cooperation programme, titled European Union Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP).

The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel, for the first time introduced a new and unique service through its mobile money platform, mCash to facilitate donations from well-wishers to the country’s sacred temples via a mobile phone.

Sri Lanka’s Leading sustainability consulting firm The Carbon Consulting Company (CCC) announced today that it is strengthening it’s strategic expertise with an international partnership with leading global sustainability non-profit, Forum for the Future.

Reducing the carbon footprint in organizations and companies will have long-lasting environmental and economic benefits not only to individual organizations but to the nation at large, one of country’s pioneering carbon reduction consultancy firms – Somaratna Consultants announced on Tuesday (May 26, 2015).

A longtime sponsor of Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations (Avurudu Uthsawaya) across Sri Lanka, fan-favourite Elephant House took its involvement in these celebrations to a whole new level in 2015, supporting 35 national, regional and rural events, in conjunction with Shaa FM, Sirasa TV, ITN and Rythm FM.

In another Sri Lankan first, Shree FM recently offered up a unique treat, creating the first-ever Siv Maha Dansala, four mini alms giving stalls rolled into one large one, for visitors at the festive Colombo Port Shree FM Vesak Kalapaya (Vesak Zone), located at the never-before-witnessed venue of the Colombo Port.

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services and logistics company, announced that Sri Lankan school boy Under 14 rugby player Harsha Samarasinghe received an opportunity of a lifetime to deliver a match ball at a Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC 2015) game.