Enterprise Technology Solutions Provider launches CSR arm in lieu of the company’s completion of 25th year milestone
MillenniumIT ESP, Sri Lanka’s leading Enterprise Solutions Provider, launched its very own CSR arm ‘MillionPaths Foundation’, as a Guarantee Company, to officially carry out volunteering work and focus on making the world a better place for both humanity and mother nature.
Goodwill and the nature of giving is not new to MillenniumIT ESP, a company of over 25 years’ standing, with a culture of supporting social causes and leading CSR programs. The formation of the Foundation has been an initiative to commemorate the company’s journey thus far as one of the first local IT companies in Sri Lanka to achieve a silver jubilee anniversary.
Having being launched recently, the MillionPaths Foundation is the vehicle that formalizes the company’s CSR initiatives. It adopts a more structured and focused approach in implementing charity projects. In addition, the Foundation intends to provide a platform for MillenniumIT ESP to conduct these volunteering activities on a larger scale and in more impactful ways, by collaborating with their principals and customers.
As a company that provides customized technology solutions to organizations across multiple industries, enabling them to reach their digitization goals and business strategies, MillenniumIT ESP’s vision for forming the Foundation arose from realizing that there are multiple ways, probably a ‘million’ different ‘paths’, an entity could take to create a positive impact in society and help multitudes of people who are deprived of basic needs, thereby deriving the Foundation name itself.
Focusing on the pillar of education as an overall theme for the formation of the MillionPaths Foundation, its vision is to “Embrace the pinnacle of knowledge for an empowered and enriched tomorrow”. With this in mind, the Foundation will be focusing on four main objectives: To provide technology solutions and use digitization for the betterment of the society; To empower the future generation with education; To protect the environment; and To contribute towards poverty alleviation.
Moreover, the MillionPaths Foundation aligns its objectives with the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) laid down by the United Nations to “promote prosperity while protecting the planet”, including: No Poverty (SDG 1), Quality Education (SDG 4), Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9), Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10), Climate Action (SDG 13), and Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17).
Commenting on the establishment of the Foundation, Shevan Goonetilleke, Director/Chief Executive Officer at MillenniumIT ESP stated, “We are elated to establish the MillionPaths Foundation to drive our CSR and sustainable initiatives to the next level. As an organization, we are indeed passionately driven to support and uplift society through various initiatives. While focusing on the most critical needs, we will continue to support such ventures on a continuous basis in a prudent and sustainable manner.”
Driven by the company’s employees, who form the nucleus for the numerous CSR initiatives carried out by MillenniumIT ESP since its inception in 1996, the Foundation Team has already completed 3 successful projects in the short span of 2 months since their formal operations: providing sports equipment to the Peramaduwa Vidyalaya in Kantale, Trincomalee; renovating the Udadompe Vidyala in Badulla; and equipping the IT Lab of the Kalundawa Saranankara Maha Vidyalaya in Kurunegala. Further information on these worthy causes as well as the Foundation itself can be found on the Foundation’s new website at
Mahindra Ideal Finance One of Sri Lanka’s Great Places to Work
Mahindra Ideal Finance is not only one of Sri Lanka’s leading finance companies, but also one of Sri Lanka’s top employers of choice, attested to by the Company being certified as a Great Place to Work for 3 consecutive years, most recently in 2021.The Company has also been recognized amongst the Best 10 companies in the banking, financial services and insurance sector in 2021 by the Great Place to Work® Sri Lanka. As a result, Mahindra Ideal Finance has attracted a diverse group of individuals at the top of their game to be a part of the Company’s various teams. Having embarked on a landmark islandwide network expansion strategy, Mahindra Ideal Finance is also creating new opportunities for aspiring Sri Lankan professionals looking to build solid careers in financial services.
Duminda Weerasekara – Chief Executive Officer said, “As we are growing our presence around the country through the expansion of our branch network, we are looking for driven and passionate people to reinforce our teams. As we have been a dedicated, caring and trustworthy employer since our inception, Mahindra Ideal Finance is the ideal platform for dynamic young professionals looking to launch or grow their careers.”Great Place to Work®, headquartered in the USA, is the global authority on high-trust, high performance workplace cultures. Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.
Daraz Cares introduces ‘Buy one Give One’ initiative – To support families in vulnerable communities
The unfolding economic crisis in the country has presented Sri Lankans with unprecedented challenges, including scarcity of essentials, escalating living expenses and deteriorating living standards. The impacts of the crisis are graver and more ominous for those in vulnerable communities, where families struggle to make ends meet amidst mounting financial difficulties.As part of its commitment to give back to the community, Daraz Cares has come forward with a social initiative that pledges support for families in vulnerable communities. The initiative themed ‘Buy One, Give One’ will support Sri Lankan families faced with financial challenges with a pack of selected daily essentials. The selected items for the ‘Buy One, Give One’ initiative are, a 1kg pack of CIC Sudu Suduru Rice,a 500g of Orient Mysoore Dhal, a 300g pack of Maggi Coconut Milk Powder, 500g of Orient White Sugar, and 500 g packs of Sunlight Lemon and Rose Detergent Powder, which are all available for purchase via Daraz Mart.
The initiative will be implemented in a manner that, each time an individual purchase any desired quantity of one of the nominated items on the Daraz app, Daraz will donate an equal quantity of the same product to a family in vulnerable communities.Daraz invites everyone to purchase a preferred quantity of the selected items via www.daraz.lk/dmart/ and become a part of the ‘Buy One, Give One’ social initiative.
DIMO partners with Allianz to provide innovative insurance scheme to its TATA customers
DIMO together with Allianz recently introduced a state-of-the-art motor insurance & claim settlement scheme designed exclusively for DIMO’s TATA customers.The partnership is focused on assisting the customers to reduce costs incurred during conducting accident repairs through exemption of the owner’s payable portion for TATA vehicles within 5 years of date of manufacture. This innovative facility also offers all TATA customers of DIMO special insurance premium rates at the time of renewal of insurance. DIMO’s TATA customers will enjoy the utmost convenience and zero hassle as both DIMO and Allianz will coordinate all tasks from towing the vehicle to the nearest DIMO-TATA workshop, quick and efficient estimation & approval process, repairing of the vehicle according to exact manufacturer’s specifications, settlement of repair bills to handing over of the vehicle to the customer in original condition.
Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman & Managing Director of DIMO, said, “This partnership will further assist us in offering an enhanced service for our valued customers. As a company, DIMO has always stood for fuelling the dreams and aspirations of the communities we serve in, and it is a pleasure to be able to offer an innovative insurance scheme at a time like this, in collaboration with Allianz.
Gany Subramaniam, CEO of Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd, said “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with DIMO to offer a customer-centric product, ensuring a vehicle is repaired and restored with minimum hassle.”
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