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Seylan Bank steps in to help SOS children's villages amid international donor fatigue, govt's' ‘insensible’ funding



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Seylan Bank PLC yesterday stepped in to help empower the lives of parentless children at SOS childern's villages by donating Rs. one million and providing six competent young women with internship opportunities with the Bank, pledging that the initiative would continue.

The event held at the SOS village in Piliyandala was notable at as it took place at a time when international donors have been showing signs of fatigue after donating for the purpose for decades and they don't still see enough support coming from the government or the public at large to provide alternative care for these vulnerable Sri Lankan children.

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Facebook to promote digital literacy, online safety in Sri Lanka

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Facebook’s efforts to tackle misinformation, promote online safety in Sri Lanka and boost digital literacy skills were among several topics debated at a fireside chat on Saturday, held as a part of the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019.


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Legacy Healthcare Group presents 106 awards for four service categories

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Legacy Healthcare group of companies established in 2004, recently held its service awards ceremony to recognise personnel who have served for 3, 5, 8 and 10 years. A total of 106 awards were received by the recipients at the event...

Browns supports market development in Jaffna with platinum sponsorship of JITF 2019

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In a clear indication of the vast potential of the northern market, Brown & Company PLC (Browns) has come on board as platinum sponsor for the 10th annual Jaffna International Trade Fair. The multi-faceted event, aptly named "The Gateway to th...

Selyn recognised as ‘best practice’ for employer supported child care

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Selyn, Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade guaranteed handloom company, has been recognized by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as one of 15 organizations to offer employer-supported childcare in the country. Selyn currently employees over 1,0...

Vegemite returns as most iconic Australian brand 2018

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Vegemite returnes as the Most Iconic Australian Brand 2018 according to the 19th Reader’s Digest annual list of Most Trusted Brands. The results come from the independently conducted Trusted Brands Survey by Catalyst- a search and social marketin...

HNB, LOLC and NDB lead activity levels on stock trading floor

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Sri Lanka’s rupee closed slightly weaker yesterday snapping two straight sessions of gains, due to dollar demand from banks and importers. Due to volatility, the stock market did not perform well while foreign investor sentiment had dampened.Stoc...

Your journey to ‘I Do’ with Cinnamon City weddings

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Cinnamon City Weddings, your journey to ‘I Do’, will be a never-before-seen wedding event presented by two of Cinnamon’s city hotels – Cinnamon Grand and Cinnamon Lakeside – that will showcase everything you would want ...

Success story of a marketing oriented entrepreneur

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In the present Sri Lankan context more emphasis is on startup businesses due to the fact that the SME sector can help people thrive while enhancing the GDP of the country.


Although there is a breed of potential entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka, s...

Chithral Somapala introduces brand new inspirational music video

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A brand new music video by popular musician, Chithral Somapala was launched on the 16th of January at the Colombo City Center. Titled ‘Sinha Lokaye Sinhaya’, this is the seventh music video by Chithral Somapala. The music video is a follow ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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