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Nations Trust WNPS public lecture features Dr. Jane Goodall

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Nations Trust Bank continues to build on its partnership with the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) jointly presenting the “Nations Trust WNPS Public Lecture” featuring Dr. Jane Goodall, the legendary scientist, conservationist and humanitarian, on the 17th of June at 7 p.m. Sri Lankan time, via Zoom and FB live.

Dr. Goodall was named a UN Messenger of Peace in 2002, honouring her for a remarkable career that demonstrated her dedication to what is best in mankind. Through detailed observations of chimpanzee behavior in Gombe National Park in Tanzania in the ‘60s, Dr. Goodall revolutionized what it means to be human and challenged conventional theories of the time. Her lecture will focus on “Empowering young people to make the world a better place by caring for the world they inhabit and living sustainable lifestyles. You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make”.

Commenting on the Bank’s passion for nature Theja Silva, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Nations Trust Bank said, “Nations Trust Bank is happy to support the work done by the WNPS to create awareness on conservation. Dr. Goodall is a legend in the field and it is great to be associated with her to bring the message of environmental consciousness to the public. Falling in line with the Bank’s overall purpose of empowering the next generation, this lecture targeted at the younger audience will contribute towards educating and encouraging the younger generation in Sri Lanka to take steps such as living a more sustainable lifestyle to protect our  wildlife and nature.”

With ‘environment’ being one of the main pillars of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), Nations Trust Bank is actively involved in protecting nature and environmental conservation. The Bank’s longstanding partnership with WNPS has helped address many environmental issues such as promoting quality research and knowledge dissemination by sponsoring WNPS’s publications including the biannual magazines ‘LORIS’, ‘Warana/Varanam’, and the quarterly newsletter ‘The Jungle Telegraph’, in addition to the organization’s monthly lecture series.

Nations Trust Bank and the WNPS invites all those interested in attending the lecture to register online at https://forms.gle/8esbeh7SXbKdGuAK6 and to join the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall at 7 pm on the 17th of June 2021 via Zoom and FB Live.

 

 

 



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Sri Lanka Tourism introduces e-learning platform for all SLTDA registered tourist guides.

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As an initiative to uplift the reviving tourism industry in the country, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in collaboration with Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM) have introduced the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform to all registered guides to enhance their knowledge and skills.

The launch of the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform took place this week under the patronage of Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga, Secretary of the Ministry S. Hettiarachchi and Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando.

“Tourist guides play an important role in our tourism sector as they spend a lot of time with visitors from arrival to departure. It is important that our guides stay updated on their professional/technical knowledge and I hope this e-learning platform by Sri Lanka Tourism will help them enhance their knowledge and skills” Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando shared while the Minister congratulated all the officials who were involved in bringing this initiative to reality.

Knowledge improvement, obtaining expertise knowledge from veterans, develop active participation with guests, improve the link between Tourism institutions & guides are some key objectives of this e-learning platform.

If you are a registered guide with SLTDA, you can now sign up on https://sltda.gov.lk/e-learning/login and avail of the online courses.

A certificate of completion will be given at the end of the course from SLTDA and SLITHM.

 

 

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Impact of Climate Change on marine and fresh water resources and combating water pollution

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Trilateral virtual dialogue among Pathfinder Foundation, Russian International Affairs Council and Asian Confluence

The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) has initiated a trilateral dialogue involving Sri Lanka, India and the Russian Federation to discuss issues of contemporary relevance. The first trilateral dialogue will be held to day 4:30 PM SLST on the “Impact of Climate Change on Marine and Fresh Water Resources and Combating Water Pollution: Best Practices from Russia, Sri Lanka and India”.

For this dialogue, Pathfinder Foundation will be partnering with Russian International Affairs Council and Asian Confluence.

The distinguished panellists for the webinar are, Ambassador GlebIvashentsov, Vice President, Russian International Affairs Council, Ambassador (Retd.) Bernard Goonetilleke, Chairman Pathfinder Foundation, Ambassador. IFS(Retd.) Rajiv Kumar Bhatia, Member Governing Council, The Asian Confluence and Distinguished Fellow, Gateway House,Dr. Anastasia Likhacheva, Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher Schoolof Economics, Dr. B. V. R. Punyawardena, Chairman, National Steering Committee on Climate Change Adaptation, Governmentof Sri Lanka, Dr. Fraddry D’Souza, Area ConvenerandFellow, The Coastal Ecology & Marine Resources Centre, TERI Goa,India , Dr. Konstantin Zgurovsky, Senior Advisor, Marine Programme, WWF Russia, Mr. Sarath Premalal, Retired Director General of Meteorology of Sri Lanka and Prof. Vinay Kumar Dadhwal, Director, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Professor Indira Gandhi Chair, National Institute of Advanced Studies, India

Those who are interested in participating may kindly register at the following link; https://bit.ly/3AZbYAN Program details are available at https://bit.ly/3zdUkY3 . The event will also be live streamed on the PF Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pathfinderfoundation/

 

 

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Doc990 and MyDoctor partner SLVA to extend accessible veterinary services islandwide

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Sri Lanka’s premier digital health solutions service providers, Doc990 and MyDoctor are now enabling customers to access online veterinary services island-wide in partnership with the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association.

The national professional body serving and representing the interests of the veterinary profession in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association (SLVA), is dedicated to providing continued excellence within the profession of animal medicine and the provision of outstanding care for all animals while also actively creating public awareness of the contribution of veterinarians island-wide.

This collaborative effort with Doc990 and MyDoctor will bring pet owners, owners of farm animals and good Samaritans the ability to access remote video consultations with leading, specialist veterinarians of their choosing, without the hassle of physically entering hospital waiting rooms, transporting animals etc. This timely, contactless service will not only be convenient but also a relief to pet owners and caretakers in the backdrop of travel restrictions as a result of the ongoing global pandemic.

Customers can engage in video consultations with their chosen vet by downloading the Doc990 mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple Store. Through its widening network of hospitals and medical services, Doc990 strives to make health care accessible and convenient for all Sri Lankans.

 

 

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