In response to the request made by the Government of Sri Lanka to all foreign emergency response institutions, the ‘Bjoern Steiger Foundation’ recently donated a high tech water purification system machine with a capacity of purifying 5,000 litres of water per hour, to the victims of the Aranayaka landslide that left many homeless and with little or no access to clean drinking water.

Embark, Sri Lanka’s fashion brand and community animal welfare programme, has reported another busy year, ending 2015-16 – its ninth year – with medical care provided to 14,459 of the country’s homeless street dogs.

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon celebrated Poson with a traditional Poson ‘Pahan Gee’ recital by a choir comprising of staff.

The Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) have put forward a modified proposal on the wages of estate/plantation sector workers, which via a hybrid solution attempts to bridge the gap between the demands of the unions and the need for productivity improvement emphasised by the RPCs since the inception of the current round of wage negotiations.

Macktiles Lanka, Sri Lanka’s premier and award-winning tile manufacturing company recently concluded an eye camp and re-launch of its Macktiles Nanapahana Scholarship programme as part of its Corporate Social responsibility this past week.

Ada Derana has launched “Sri Lankan of the Year”, an award that seeks to honour and celebrate individuals and groups whose efforts and achievements have far reaching influence on the country, positively impacting the local community and helping to profile Sri Lanka among the international community.

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon celebrated World Environment Day on 5th June by engaging in the planting of Jak and Mango trees in the gardens of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL).

The Brandix Group’s continuing efforts to improve access to water in rural communities resulted in 367 water supply projects being completed in 2015-16, Sri Lanka’s largest apparel exporter reports.

Callous visitors defile the historic Sigiriya rock with 40 sack loads of rubbish each day, an alarming fact brought vividly alive by employees of ODEL who undertook to clean up the site to mark World Environment Day this year.

The Fibre Cement Products Manufacturers’ Association (FCPMA) distributed Chrysotile Roofing Sheets to victims affected by the gale force winds in Kolonnawa as part of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.

In an effort to recognize and socially include underprivileged orphans in the country, Vision Care, the leading provider of eye care and hearing solutions, recently sponsored a fun-filled avurudhu celebration with the participation of 126 children from two orphanages with the permission of the Department of Probation & Child Care Services (WP).