The European Union (EU) together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently inaugurated a Youth Leadership Development Programme (YLDP) in the Vavuniya, Batticaloa and Mannar districts, where over 250 youth will commence a three-month long course conducted by the University of Jaffna (UoJ).

The Commercial Bank’s on-going initiative to promote entrepreneurship development across the country by empowering micro, small and medium enterprises with the knowledge they need to grow, was recently extended to Hingurakgoda, the largest division in the Polonnaruwa District.

Presenting to the nation as a gesture of gratitude, S-lon this year marked Vesak by adding value to their App for Pirith and Gatha.

Samaposha, the leading cereal brand of Plenty Foods (Pvt) Ltd., a subsidiary of Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL), organized “Samaposha Vasantha Udanaya” for the 8th consecutive year in Thalawa Mudunegama on the 19th April 2015.

When the Gallagés welcomed a new companion in to the family home at Mattegoda recently, their compassion had helped Embark reach another milestone of no little significance.

In keeping with its continuous commitment of a ‘Varna Pooja’ to places of religious worship in Sri Lanka, Lankem Paints Ltd, manufacturers and marketers of Robbialac Paints, recently donated a large consignment of paints and wood coatings for use at the Gangaramaya Temple and Seemamalakaya in Colombo in time for the National Vesak Festival 2015.

Bulgari is supporting Save the Children’s humanitarian response with €500,000.

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has contributed towards an initiative of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce to raise funds for disaster relief work in Nepal by the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (APADM), a regional grouping of which the Chamber is a member.

The Commercial Bank hosted a workshop on productivity improvement in medium and large scale coconut estatesin the Kurunegala District with the participation of more than 75 people in Kurunegala.

Responding to a national need for proper garbage disposal, the lack of which has been linked with many critical issues including high dengue prevalence, Softlogic Finance PLC has embarked on a major effort which would eventually improve the cleanliness of a 100km roadside extent and mobilize public support for waste segregation and recycling.

The Commercial Bank has completed the repairs to two sections of the steps to the summit of Sri Pada under a project undertaken by the Bank’s CSR Trust for the benefit of pilgrims.

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