Every year, World Water Day, which falls on March 22nd attempts to create awareness and inspire action in trying to tackle the prevailing water crisis. According to the World Health Organization, 2017 saw over 663 million people living without a safe supply of drinking water close to home. Sri Lanka in particular is no stranger…

Earth Hour, WWF’s landmark movement, is set to once again unite millions of people around the world to show their commitment to the planet. As our one shared home faces the dual challenge of climate change and plummeting biodiversity, the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment aims to mobilize individuals, businesses and governments to…

As part of its sustainable approach to business, Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer Hirdaramani Group partnered with US retailer, Patagonia, to plant 4,000 trees to aid the ‘Hiniduma Bio-Link Project’ in the south-west of Sri Lanka. Led by the Carbon Consulting Company, Hirdaramani Group and Patagonia have pledged to match 2,000 trees each in a Corporate…

The students of the Colombo School of Arts and Sciences (CSAS) recently organized a fundraiser in the form of a street food festival titled ‘Food Fest’ which was held at Green Path, Colombo. The main purpose behind the street food festival was to better the lives of less privileged differently-abled children. Having collected close to…

A good salary is no longer the key criteria for job seekers. They are seeking out brands that not only pay fairly, but also have common values and a reputation of putting employees first. Job seekers are increasingly focusing onthe company's reputation and astrong employer brand has become the ultimate recruitment tool. “Top ten places…

Premier wellness brand VLCC recently introduced the revolutionary, scientific weight loss and weight management treatment based on DNA and Nutrigenomics at its two centers in Colombo 7 and Nugegoda. The treatment which uses the patient’s own unique DNA make-up has been proven to be one of the most effective methods in use across the world…

Climbing Mount Everest is an accomplishment that bestows a rare distinction - not only on the climber, but also the country he hails from. The legendary mountain lures climbers of various nationalities to explore it and affords some of the most testing physical challenges on this earth. Eager to make his country proud, a brave…

DFCC Bank embarked on far-reaching tree planting sustainability measures during the current year which have been commended by Reforest Sri Lanka, with whom the Bank collaborated to plant endemic and native species of trees. A non-profit society committed to protect and extend the forest cover in Sri Lanka, Reforest Sri Lanka has specifically mentioned the…

The Singing Christmas Tree at Mount Lavinia Hotel will come alive this year from the 15th to 22nd December, adding to the line-up of events at the colonial heritage hotel. Featuring a host of angelic voices of choirs from several leading schools in Colombo, the Singing Christmas Tree has become an iconic event at MLH,…