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ComBank engages with female staff countrywide at Women’s Day event
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon’s initiatives to celebrate International Women’s Day 2024, also encompassed the Bank’s own female staff across the country with a special knowledge sharing session titled "Counting HER in, and Investing in HER."

Organized by the Bank’s Women Banking Unit and the Staff Development Center (SDC) of the Bank, the event was intended to promote inclusivity, enhance potential, and foster growth among female staff members, the Bank said.

The event, in hybrid format with in-person and virtual attendance, comprised of a session at the Bank’s auditorium, with virtual access via MS TEAMS, ensuring participation from all parts of the island.

Speaking at the event, Commercial Bank Managing Director/CEO Mr Sanath Manatunge emphasised the Bank's dedication to ensuring equal opportunities for all staff members, regardless of gender, and reiterated the Bank's commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where all employees can thrive and succeed. Stressing the importance of recognising and investing in the potential of female staff members and acknowledging their contributions to the Bank's success, Mr Manatunge said the Bank was already concentrating on female staff development and empowerment, and this programme was intended to motivate them further.

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Teejay supports project which creates a 9-km forest corridor on the banks of Maskeli Oya
Leading textile manufacturer Teejay Lanka PLC has pledged funding support towards part of the reforestation of a nine-kilometer section of the banks of the Maskeli Oya, a major upstream tributary of one of Sri Lanka’s most important rivers, the Kelani.

Connecting to the foothills of the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, the initiative is supported as part of the Company’s sustainability roadmap and will enhance water quality, reduce human animal conflict, and contribute to combating climate change as well.

The project, on land in the Maskeliya Upcot valley that is to be released for the purpose by the Hayleys Group’s Horana Plantations PLC, is being executed and managed by Preserving Land and Nature (Guarantee) Limited (PLANT), a company established by the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka’s largest and most active conservation entity.

A Memorandum of Understanding entered into by Teejay and PLANT (www.plantsl.org) envisages the regeneration of forest cover on 30 to 50 feet wide continuous strips of land on the opposing banks of the waterway.

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Samsung Sri Lanka secures People’s Brand of the Year Youth Award at SLIM Kantar People’s Awards 2024
Samsung Sri Lanka, a leader in global mobile and consumer electronics, is pleased to announce its success at the SLIM Kantar People's Awards 2024. By earning the esteemed title of SLIM Kantar People’s Brand of the Year Youth Award, Samsung Sri Lanka reaffirms its commitment to industry excellence and innovation in serving its customers, particularly the younger segment of the local market. Notably, this marks Samsung’s fifth win since 2018.

The prestigious SLIM Kantar People’s Awards ceremony, held at the Monarch Imperial Grand Ballroom on March 19, 2024, was a gathering of industry luminaries, marketing experts, and leading brands. This distinguished event celebrated excellence in brand building and consumer engagement, highlighting brands that have successfully resonated with consumers across diverse demographics.