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.

Sigiriya, the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka and its environs have become the latest example of responsible management of community canines, following the completion of the third phase of the Sigiriya Animal Protection Project by Embark.

The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel declared open the WiFi zone of the Kaduruwela-Colombo main bus stand in Polonnaruwa which is another initiative in line with the ongoing Government programme of providing free WiFi to key public locations in the country.

The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel declared open the newly refurbished, state-of-the-art computer lab at Royal College in Polonnaruwa, which is another Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by the operator.

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon supported the ‘Avurudu’ celebrations of ‘Ranaviru Sevana,’ the rehabilitation centre in Ragama for disabled war heroes, for the sixth consecutive year in 2015, enabling disabled soldiers to enjoy a day of fun activities by engaging in traditional games.

Supported by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently launched a fisheries and livelihood development project with the introduction of sea bass cage culture activity in the Batticaloa Lagoon.

Fashion Bug, one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail clothing stores with over 16 outlets island-wide, makes yet another initiative in its series of continuous CSR activities with recently having donated clothing for students of Bodhiraja School, Moratuwa.

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently extended its support to sea weed cultivators in the North West of Sri Lanka, as part of the Bank’s ongoing initiative to empower small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and micro entrepreneurs with the technical knowledge and financial literacy required to develop their businesses.