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SLT-MOBITEL invites public to take part in a special initiative this Vesak to help communities affected by Covid-19

Colombo, May 28, 2021 – Rooted in SLT-MOBITEL’s over a decade of history is the common purpose to support and strengthen communities. Especially during these unprecedented challenging times, helping those in need are vital. Marking an important season of Vesak this year, SLT-MOBITEL invites the general public…

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SLT-MOBITEL Illuminates Hearts with the Light of Dhamma for Vesak 2021

Colombo, May 26, 2021 – SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT, Telecommunications and Mobile Services Provider, launched a national effort to light up hearts affected by the pandemic, through the illumination of colourful Vesak lanterns and lights at the SLT head office. SLT Group Chairman, Rohan Fernando, symbolically lit the first Vesak…

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Seylan Bank Gifts Fully Equipped ICU to Colombo East Base Hospital

Further strengthening the national effort against COVID -19 Colombo, May, 2021 – Seylan Bank, the Bank with a Heart, gifted a fully equipped Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to the Colombo East Base Hospital in Mulleriyawa, on the 21st of May to support the national effort against…

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Statement by Ajith Nivard Cabraal, State Minister of Money & Capital Markets and State Enterprise Reforms

Since of late, there has been a massive mud-slinging effort against me and my family carried out in an organised manner by a group of persons. At present, that group is claiming that my son Chatura Cabraal is employed by the Company which is carrying out the…

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Driving the Local Agriculture Industry forward with Agri Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Sri Lanka boasts a rich agricultural history and a self-sufficient economy based on agriculture. For centuries, our ancestors depended on sustainable agriculture practices while agriculture remained one of the most important sectors of the economy. In a country where the majority fared well in…

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Prime Group invites Sri Lanka to spend a charitable, generous Vesak season this year

May 25, 2021: In a concerted attempt to reinforce the national COVID-19 response this Vesak Season, Sri Lanka’s leading real estate group, Prime Group recently made a timely donation of two Non-invasive Ventilators worth Rs. 2.6 Million to the newly established COVID-19 treatment ward at the District General…

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WindForce to develop Karadiyana Waste to Energy Power Plant

Signs share sale & purchase agreement to acquire 92.5% of Fairway Waste ManagementPlant will convert 500 MT of waste to energy daily to generate 10 MW of electricity to the National Grid 23rd May 2021, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s largest publicly listed power company WindForce Ltd….

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LEADS Responds to the Need Arising across Sri Lanka during Third Wave of COVID-19

25 May, 2021: According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, Sri Lanka reported its highest cases of persons infected with the COVID-19 virus on 19 May with 3,623 patients identified within the day. A total of 1,243 deaths have been reported as at 11 p.m. on…

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HUTCH Digital Vesak Dansala returns to bring unlimited Data, SMS and Voice offers on 26th, 27th & 28th May

Sharing the spirit of Vesak, HUTCH, Sri Lanka’s preferred choice for mobile broadband services, will be launching its Digital Vesak Dansala again from 26th to 28th May 2021 for the 7th consecutive year. Fostering generosity and kindness during this challenging period, HUTCH invites all its subscribers to…

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MAS Continues to Collaborate with Authorities to Safeguard Employees in Thulhiriya

Regarding recent reports surrounding the closure of one its facilities in Thulhiriya, MAS reiterates that the company is proactively working with the Government Health Authorities in a transparent and cooperative manner. The facility was closed by MAS based on PCR test results revealing 380 positive employees at the plant, while 1,505 employees tested negative in an aggressive testing programme initiated by the Company. These tests were carried out by a Government approved private hospital, and all results have been provided to the local authorities. The facility will only be reopened after consultation with the local health authorities and after the prescribed sanitization procedures are completed. All information and data requested by the Health Ministry as well as the Labour Ministry regarding the Thulhiriya facility and its health protocols have been handed over and the Company will cooperate fully with any further requests. Commenting on the situation at Thulhiriya, the company spokesperson stated: “We have seen recently during this third wave of COVID-19, that the number of employees testing positive increases directly in line with the absolute number of tests conducted at certain plants. After the recent developments at the Thulhiriya facility, MAS consulted with the Director General of Health Services to determine the recommended way forward in such situations as well as the level of testing that is to be carried out at our plants during the ongoing 3rd wave”. Care Centres were established by MAS during the early stages of the pandemic, and employees and…

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