The quality of life in a dozen towns and villages across Sri Lanka is looking up after the Brandix Group accelerated its ‘model village’ programme in 2016 to help communities around its factories with their water supply and sanitation needs.

Singer Sri Lanka PLC, the country’s leading brand of household and electrical appliances in its latest contribution towards the eradication of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKDu), donated a water purification plant to the rural village of Ulukkulama in the Anuradhapura District.

In the face of devastating crop losses in excess of an estimated Rs. 15 billion in 2016, the Planters Association of Ceylon (PA) released a statement pleading with the Government to immediately provide a rational, and effective solution to the management of chemical weeding in the estate sector in a commercially viable manner.

The national dream of establishing a center dedicated for children with disabilities becamea little closer to reality on World Disability Day as the foundation for‘AYATI- a centre of excellence for children with disabilities’, was laid ceremonially at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kelaniya.

A well equipped Army, suitable for this country is created under the defence minister, President Mr. Maithreepala Sirisena.

IPM Sri Lanka – the Nation’s leader in human resources management – signed up as the Strategic Partner with National Youth Development Bureau (NYDB) for the “ITN Rekiyabishekaya 2016” for the 2nd consecutive year recently.

In light of the many challenges faced in the South Asian region in regards to migrant workers, the European Union Delegation to Nepal hosted a regional seminar on "Making Labour Migration Easy and Safe in South Asia" in Kathmandu, on December 2, with the support of DAI Europe and Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS).

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) conducted a successful planned live disaster recovery testing exercise at 11:30 a.m. and recovered successfully at the Disaster Recovery site at 12:30 p.m. on 25th November 2016, where all trading activities and Central Depository Services (CDS) operations were switched over to the remote site during trading hours within the Recovery Time Objective (RTO).

Tokyo Cement ‘Divi Shakthi’ training workshops on business management, conducted together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has successfully trained over 200 Sub-dealers and Distributors marking a significant milestone in empowering its Dealer Network.

HNB Grameen Finance Ltd., recently extended it support to Kudawewa Vidyalaya in Dimbulagala, Polonnaruwa, in connection with Universal Children’s Day.

The Kollupitiya, Sri Lanka chapter of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) recently hosted a public and private sector-organised Diversity and Inclusion Career Day, wherein over 50 job interviews were carried out, which were mainly for persons with disabilities.

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