Arpico Local Manufacturing and Distribution sector recently embarked on an ongoing initiative to distribute essential learning material to schools in rural areas.

The demand for the closure of the Dehiwela Zoo has gained fresh impetus with more than 15,000 people so far endorsing a call to give the animals a life they deserve, ending long years of suffering in small, filthy enclosures.

Thoroughbred horses race all over the world. Like professional athletes they travel across the globe to compete.

Singer Sri Lanka, the country’s leading consumer durable retailer, donated three CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy) machines worth over Rs. 7.5 million under the Singer “Thirst for Life” health and wellness sustainability project, making the total number of machines donated to six units, in helping those affected by CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease).

In a bid to improve the standard of occupational health and safely in Sri Lanka, The Fibre Cement Products Manufacturers Association (FCPMA) donated a ‘SPIROMETER’, also known as a lung function testapparatus to the Faculty of Medicine at a function held at the University of Ruhuna recently.

Schools are known to accumulate tons of waste.

Children with special needs at a school in Mannar now have a classroom for themselves, thanks to the generosity of Ceylinco Life.

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.