The flagship brand of the Orel Corporation, Orange Electric won the highest number of Golds at the National Excellence Awards 2014 held at the Hilton Colombo last week with Ms Robyn Mudie, Australian High Commissioner in attendance as Chief Guest.

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka takes on Habitat Youth BUILD, a youth-led campaign to tackle the global challenge of substandard housing, for the first time this year.

For the second consecutive year, Harpic the FMCG Household Care Brand of the year as per SLIM Nielson Peoples Awards provided comprehensive mobile toilet facilities to millions of Sri Lankan pilgrims on different occasions and educated thousands of rural households on proper toilet cleaning and hygiene practices.

Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) are now making concerted efforts to protect the environment and preserve biodiversity in RPC-managed estates, while several pioneering plantation companies have gone as far as to integrate biodiversity management to their business operations.

History is being made by Industrial Asphalts (Ceylon) PLC by introducing for the first time in Sri Lanka the full range of color to anti-corrosive paints.

Holcim (Lanka) Ltd (HLL), as the only green cement manufacturer in Sri Lanka, has sustained its commitment to the conservation of the environment as part of its operational policy throughout its longstanding tenure in the local market.

Sunshine Holdings subsidiary wins 15 awards for economic, social & environmental progress in 2014.

The Sri Lanka Engineering Professionals’ Association (SLEPA) recently held a forum titled ‘The Doers Perspective of the Talkers Hot Topic: Infrastructure Development,’ at the Cinnamon Lakeside hotel in Colombo.

The Department of Census and Statistics launched their publication ‘Key Findings of Census of Population and Housing’ at a seminar held in Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand Hotel.

United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) launched ‘The State of the World’s Population 2014’ at an event held in Hilton Residences, Colombo.

The Centre for Sustainability (CFS)of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ) together with one of their programme sponsors from the commercial sector, Piramal Glass Ceylon Plc launched a campaign to streamline the waste glass collection mechanism in the university.