Nawaloka Hospitals helps bring down 42 stranded housemaids
Nawaloka Hospitals, together with the Ministry of Social Services and
Social Welfare, commemorated Women's Day at a ceremony at Kaladuwa
Nawaloka Hospitals who have spearheaded a number of CSR activities in
the recent past, celebrated Women's Day with a series of events which
honoured and celebrated Sri Lankan women and their achievements.
Nawaloka Hospitals offered a cash donation to the Sri Lanka
Employment Bureau to bring down 42 housemaids who were stranded in
Kuwait, in addition to a special award to young artist Prasanna
Rajapakshe for creating a new theme on Patriotism.
Several other Corporates too were involved in this program including
Janashakthi Insurance who gave insurance covers to the value of Rs
250,000 to five extraordinary female personalities for their services to
the country and NSB who made available five fixed deposits to the same
individuals to the value of Rs 10,000 each.
Keells Super, Galadari Hotels, Sterling Flowers, Sierra Constructions
and Janet Balasooriya Cosmetics were the Corporates who made valuable
contributions to make this event a success.
The five personalities who qualified for the "Uthum Liya" award were
Mrs Sapthala Deepakanthi Ranasinghe, Mrs Wickramanayaka Pathirannehelage
Padmamala, Mrs Swarna Agnes Sirilin Wendalan and Mrs J.A. Malkanthi
Dammika and Mrs Nadeeka Jeewanthi Samarakoon.
Ms Sarala Kariyawasam, internationally acclaimed child artiste
received a honorary award and a cash donation of Rs. 50,000 from Mrs.
Srini Dharmadasa, wife of Film Corporation chairman Jayantha Dharmadasa,
while Dr Soma Edirisinghe received an honorary award for National
Service for her service to the poor of this country from H.K. Dharmadasa.
Renowned jeweller Mrs Mallika Hemachandra made available 20 awards
for a school dancing troupe who hail from a remote village off
Ruwanwella, while Director Nawaloka Hospitals Mrs Srini Dharmadasa
presented 20 awards for Dance students.