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Commercial Bank wins 4 CSR and sustainability Awards from CMO Asia Council

Commercial Bank wins 4 CSR and sustainability Awards from CMO Asia Council

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon won four awards at the Sri Lanka Marketing, HR and CSR Leadership Awards presented in Colombo last week by the CMO Asia Council. Read more >
Commercial Bank launches needs-responsive disaster relief programme

Commercial Bank launches needs-responsive disaster relief programme

A comprehensive multi-level assistance programme designed to help families affected by the recent floods to recover from their ordeal has been launched by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon.  Read more >
Commercial Bank assists LRH and Eye Hospital projects

Commercial Bank assists LRH and Eye Hospital projects

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has supported the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital and the National Eye Hospital with timely assistance on two important projects launched by these institutions. Read more >
Commercial Bank unveils ambitious ‘Smart Schools’ initiative

Commercial Bank unveils ambitious ‘Smart Schools’ initiative

A ground-breaking new initiative to raise averages for pass levels in key subjects in the secondary schools curriculum has been launched by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon as part of the Bank’s extensive commitments to promote education. Read more >
Enhanced scholarships & laptops to 50 more undergrads from Commercial Bank

Enhanced scholarships & laptops to 50 more undergrads from Commercial Bank

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has reaffirmed its commitment to support the education of young Sri Lankans by conferring scholarships on 50 more undergraduates, and substantially increasing the value of these scholarships. Read more >
Commercial Bank donates laptops to undergrads with vision difficulties

Commercial Bank donates laptops to undergrads with vision difficulties

A project by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon to help undergraduates with vision impairment by providing them with specially-designed laptops and software has benefitted another 20 students from four universities. Read more >
Commercial Bank unveils new initiative to sharpen students’ math & analytical skills

Commercial Bank unveils new initiative to sharpen students’ math & analytical skills

A ground-breaking new initiative to stimulate and develop the mathematical and analytical skills of school children in Sri Lanka has been launched by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon as a project aligned with the Bank’s education-centric corporate social responsibility agenda. Read more >
Commercial Bank donates Computer Lab to Maradana Technical College

Commercial Bank donates Computer Lab to Maradana Technical College

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has donated a fully-equipped and furnished computer lab to the Maradana College of Technology, the oldest technical college in Sri Lanka. Read more >
Commercial Bank launches CSR initiative to raise student Math skills

Commercial Bank launches CSR initiative to raise student Math skills

A novel project to use online test papers to sharpen the mathematics skills of students preparing for their GCE Ordinary Level examinations was launched recently by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon in collaboration with Optimized IT, an IT solutions company specialising in conducting multiple choice question (MCQ) based examinations online. Read more >
Commercial Bank completes landscaping of National Hospital gardens

Commercial Bank completes landscaping of National Hospital gardens

A project by the Corporate Social Responsibility Trust of Commercial Bank to landscape one and a half acres of the gardens of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) Colombo has been completed. Read more >
Commercial Bank reaffirms its support for nature

Commercial Bank reaffirms its support for nature

The CSR Trust of the Commercial Bank has sponsored the publication of a book on the biodiversity and environment of Sri Lanka to encourage initiatives that increase awareness of these subjects and the importance of environment protection. Read more >
Commercial Bank supports disaster relief work in Nepal

Commercial Bank supports disaster relief work in Nepal

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has contributed towards an initiative of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce to raise funds for disaster relief work in Nepal by the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (APADM), a regional grouping of which the Chamber is a member. Read more >
Commercial Bank launches 'Sipnena' e-learning on Microsoft Cloud

Commercial Bank launches 'Sipnena' e-learning on Microsoft Cloud

A new educational website that will bring the universe of knowledge closer to Sri Lankan children has been launched by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon as a community initiative that builds on the Bank's on-going commitments on a national scale, in the spheres of IT literacy and online education. Read more >
Commercial Bank completes repairs to Sri Pada steps

Commercial Bank completes repairs to Sri Pada steps

The Commercial Bank has completed the repairs to two sections of the steps to the summit of Sri Pada under a project undertaken by the Bank’s CSR Trust for the benefit of pilgrims. Read more >
Commercial Bank to launch ‘Sipnena’ Educational Website

Commercial Bank to launch ‘Sipnena’ Educational Website

The CSR Trust of the Commercial Bank plans to launch a website named “Sipnena” with a view to provide useful educational web links and online education to the students who use the IT Labs donated by the Bank. Read more >
Commercial Bank ramps up its IT education initiatives

Commercial Bank ramps up its IT education initiatives

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has partnered with Cisco Networking Academy to offer a comprehensive ‘IT Essentials’ course for teachers and students free of charge, further enhancing the Bank’s online Education programme conducted as a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. Read more >
Commercial Bank presents 50 more scholarships & Laptops to undergraduates

Commercial Bank presents 50 more scholarships & Laptops to undergraduates

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has presented another 50 undergraduates from seven state universities with scholarships and laptops under the Bank’s CSR Trust’s ‘Sarasaviyata Nawa Saviyak’ community initiative. Read more >
Commercial Bank landscapes 1.5 acres of National Hospital gardens

Commercial Bank landscapes 1.5 acres of National Hospital gardens

The Corporate Social Responsibility Trust of Commercial Bank has partnered with the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo (NHSL) for a gardening and landscaping project covering an area of one and half acres of the hospital’s gardens. Read more >
Commercial Bank, adjudged Runner-Up at Best Corporate Citizen awards

Commercial Bank, adjudged Runner-Up at Best Corporate Citizen awards

The Commercial Bank’s status as one of Sri Lanka’s leading corporate citizens was emphatically reaffirmed this week when the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce presented the country’s largest private bank with the Runner-Up award at the 2014 Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards, along with seven more accolades. Read more >
Commercial Bank’s CSR Trust donates milestone 150th IT Lab

Commercial Bank’s CSR Trust donates milestone 150th IT Lab

The CSR Trust of Commercial Bank achieved a significant milestone under its nationally-scaled IT education programme, when it donated its 150th fully-equipped IT laboratory to a school in Galewela in the Matale district. Read more >
Double honours for Commercial Bank at Asia’s Best CSR Practices Awards

Double honours for Commercial Bank at Asia’s Best CSR Practices Awards

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has won double honours for its commitment to the community from the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Asia Council, which has presented Sri Lanka’s largest private bank with two prestigious international awards. Read more >
Commercial Bank donates 140th IT Lab to Nikaweratiya school

Commercial Bank donates 140th IT Lab to Nikaweratiya school

A school in Nikaweratiya in the Kurunegala District is the latest recipient of a fully-equipped IT Laboratory from the CSR Trust of Commercial Bank of Ceylon, under the Bank’s nationally-scaled IT education programme. Read more >
Commercial Bank funded eco friendly boat launched

Commercial Bank funded eco friendly boat launched

The dream of a Sri Lankan inventor was brought to fruition with the assistance of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon this week when Indresri Karunatilaka launched his eco friendly boat on the waters of the Beira Lake. Read more >
Commercial Bank wins international award for Social Empowerment

Commercial Bank wins international award for Social Empowerment

The Commercial Bank CSR Trust has won the prestigious Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award (AREA) in the sphere of ‘Social Empowerment’ at the 2014 awards held in New Delhi, bringing home yet another major international accolade. Read more >
Commercial Bank supports two more national initiatives in Education sector

Commercial Bank supports two more national initiatives in Education sector

The CSR Trust of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon has donated 134 multi-function laser printers with fax capability to schools that participated in the Mother Sri Lanka Trust’s ‘Project RUN’ in 2013, making yet another contribution to Sri Lanka’s education sector. Read more >
Commercial Bank bags overall Gold at JASTECA CSR Awards

Commercial Bank bags overall Gold at JASTECA CSR Awards

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon began 2014 on a winning note, taking Gold and Silver for its corporate social responsibility initiativesin Education and Healthcare respectively at the JASTECA CSR Awards presented by the Japan Sri Lanka Technical & Cultural Association. Read more >
Commercial Bank wins 4 at Best Corporate Citizen Awards

Commercial Bank wins 4 at Best Corporate Citizen Awards

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon won four awards including a ‘Top 10’ award at the 2013 Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards presented by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce to the country’s leading business entities. The Bank participated in the awards scheme for the first time in 2012 and won a single award that year. Read more >
Commercial Bank Extends English Teaching Project To 11 Kalutara Schools

Commercial Bank Extends English Teaching Project To 11 Kalutara Schools

The Commercial Bank has extended its ground-breaking community initiative to promote English literacy among school children to the Kalutara District, following the striking success of the pilot project in Ratnapura. Read more >
Computer labs donated to 115 schools and institutions by November 2013

Computer labs donated to 115 schools and institutions by November 2013

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has donated fully-equipped IT laboratories to 15 schools around Sri Lanka over the past six weeks stepping up the pace of its flagship social responsibility initiative to promote IT literacy on a national scale. Read more >
New CSR project – Village Rehabilitation – Begins With Rural Community In Kurunegala District

New CSR project – Village Rehabilitation – Begins With Rural Community In Kurunegala District

Presenting its landmark 100th IT Laboratory to the Mirihanegama Kanista Vidyalaya that serves the 247-family community of Mirihanegama, the Bank also assisted the villagers to establish a milk collection project with the help of dairy companies and presented a number of microfinance loans to residents. Read more >
President declares open Commercial Bank funded Kilinochchi Railway Station

President declares open Commercial Bank funded Kilinochchi Railway Station

The Kilinochchi Railway Station, rebuilt by the Corporate Social Responsibility Trust of Commercial Bank of Ceylon as a demonstration of the Bank’s commitment to the people of Sri Lanka, was ceremonially declared open by His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday 14th September 2013. Read more >
Commercial Bank Donates Its 96th IT Lab To Badulla Central College

Commercial Bank Donates Its 96th IT Lab To Badulla Central College

The Badulla Central College, at which 3000 students receive their primary and secondary education, is the latest school to receive a fully-equipped and furnished IT laboratory, a long felt need of the school, from the Commercial Bank of Ceylon. Read more >
Commercial Bank Funds Coral Replanting In Unique CSR Project

Commercial Bank Funds Coral Replanting In Unique CSR Project

A groundbreaking project to replant coral in the Hikkaduwa Marine National Park has been launched by the Department of Wildlife Conservation with funding from the Commercial Bank of Ceylon. Read more >
Commercial Bank donates Slit Lamp to National Eye Hospital

Commercial Bank donates Slit Lamp to National Eye Hospital

The CSR Trust of Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently donated a Slit Lamp to the National Eye Hospital as part of the Bank’s CSR initiatives in the sphere of Health. Read more >
Commercial Bank restores lamp posts at historic Dambulu Vihara

Commercial Bank restores lamp posts at historic Dambulu Vihara

The Commercial Bank has renovated 39 lamp posts lining the road to the historic Rangiri Dambulu Vihara at Dambulla, revisiting one of its community projects of 15 years ago. The Bank originally built the ornate lamp posts in 1998. Read more >
ComBank empowers 260 rural students under Its English education programme

ComBank empowers 260 rural students under Its English education programme

The presentation of certificates to the first batch of students that completed the inaugural course of an English language programme launched last year by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon as a community initiative, took place recently at the Kiriella Madya Maha Vidyalaya in Ratnapura. Read more >
Commercial Bank presents scholarships & laptops to 50 more undergraduates

Commercial Bank presents scholarships & laptops to 50 more undergraduates

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon awarded scholarships to 50 more undergraduates from seven universities, under the Bank’s CSR Trust’s ‘Sarasaviyata Nawa Saviyak’ community initiative, and has increased the value of each scholarship by 20%. Read more >
Commercial Bank donates its 75th IT Lab

Commercial Bank donates its 75th IT Lab

The D. S. Senanayake Central College, Uhumeeya, Kurunegala, a school with a history dating back to 1870, became the latest educational institution to benefit from the flagship CSR initiative of the Commercial Bank when it received the milestone 75th IT Lab donated by the Bank. Read more >
Commercial Bank’s support to education adjudged Best CSR project in Education & Training

Commercial Bank’s support to education adjudged Best CSR project in Education & Training

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon took top honours for the best CSR projects in the ‘Education & Training’ category at the 2012 Best Corporate Citizen Awards presented by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Read more >
Commercial Bank donates IT labs to schools

Commercial Bank donates IT labs to schools

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has donated 5 IT labs to selected schools as a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. Read more >
Indresri Karunatilaka wins inaugural ‘The Ray’ award powered by Commercial Bank

Indresri Karunatilaka wins inaugural ‘The Ray’ award powered by Commercial Bank

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has extended a grant of Rs 1 million to award-winning Sri Lankan inventor Indresri Karunatilaka, to commercialise his invention of a waveless boat that can traverse inland waters without disturbing riverbeds. Read more >
Telijjawila Central College receives 60th IT Lab donated by Commercial Bank

Telijjawila Central College receives 60th IT Lab donated by Commercial Bank

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has donated a fully-equipped and furnished computer laboratory to the Telijjawila Central School in the Matara District under the Bank’s national-scale community initiative to promote IT education. Read more >
Commercial Bank takes English to rural Sri Lanka

Commercial Bank takes English to rural Sri Lanka

Launches national scale English education programme, supplementing ongoing IT education project Read more >
Commercial Bank donates landmark 50th IT Lab to President’s College

Commercial Bank donates landmark 50th IT Lab to President’s College

More than 20,000 children island-wide receive access to IT education from the Bank’s CSR initiative Read more >
Commercial Bank donates an IT lab to Welikada prison

Commercial Bank donates an IT lab to Welikada prison

The latest beneficiaries of Commercial Bank’s flagship CSR initiative to enhance IT education in Sri Lanka are the inmates of the Welikada prison. Read more >
Commercial Bank donates computer-based Language Lab to security forces & police

Commercial Bank donates computer-based Language Lab to security forces & police

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has donated a computer-based language laboratory to the Joint Service Language Training Institute (JSLTI) of the Ministry of Defence, extending its community initiative on IT support to the armed forces and police. Read more >
Kataragama Kirivehera Museum Construction

Kataragama Kirivehera Museum Construction

Commercial Bank Corporate Social responsibility Trust pledged five million rupees to construct a museum at the precincts of the Kataragama Kirivehera for the benefit of thousands of devotees and tourists who visits this site every day. Read more >
Commercial Bank helps to promote IT education

Commercial Bank helps to promote IT education

Commercial Bank has chosen IT education as a key element of its CSR commitments, and considers it a duty and a privilege to support school children in developing their IT Skills. In keeping with this, Bank donated computers and related accessories to a number of schools. Read more >
Commercial Bank takes IT to Kataragama Children

Commercial Bank takes IT to Kataragama Children

Children at the Gothamigama Junior College in Kataragama now have the chance to enhance their IT skills thanks to a community development project carried out by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon alongside the opening of its milestone 200th Service Point in Kataragama. Read more >
COMBANK’s CSR Trust assists children and youth in Udawela

COMBANK’s CSR Trust assists children and youth in Udawela

Benchmark private sector bank upgrades village school and sets up two IT laboratories. Read more >
Commercial Bank donates laptops to Sri Dalada Maligawa

Commercial Bank donates laptops to Sri Dalada Maligawa

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently came forward to support the Sri Dalada Maligawa with a donation of laptops. The donation was made by the Bank to Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela, during the Esala Perahera. Read more >
Refurbished the Maternity ward of the Galewela Government Hospital

Refurbished the Maternity ward of the Galewela Government Hospital

Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the Commercial bank Galewela Branch, Commercial bank CSR Trust has refurbished the Maternity Ward of the Galewela Government Hospital. Read more >
Donation of computers to vocational training centre at Mallkam/Tellipallai

Donation of computers to vocational training centre at Mallkam/Tellipallai

The Bank donated 8 computers and the other necessary equipments to the Vocational training Center. Read more >
Commercial Bank & Mother Sri Lanka to promote IT education for rural children

Commercial Bank & Mother Sri Lanka to promote IT education for rural children

Children at the Kosgolla Maha Vidyalaya in Badulla district were the first beneficiaries of an IT skills development project launched by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon in partnership with the Mother Sri Lanka programme of the Presidential Secretariat... Read more >
COMBANK’s CSR Trust presents 25 more undergraduate scholarships

COMBANK’s CSR Trust presents 25 more undergraduate scholarships

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently presented 25 more scholarships to needy undergraduates under its programme to promote the creation of wealth by supporting the higher education of future generations... Read more >
Assisting the Ceylon school for the deaf and blind at Ratamalana

Assisting the Ceylon school for the deaf and blind at Ratamalana

Commercial Bank helped the Deaf & Blind School at Ratmalana to construct a proper drainage system to control the water logging that takes place in rainy weather… Read more >
Training programmes for Micro Financing entrepreneurs

Training programmes for Micro Financing entrepreneurs

Commercial Bank conducted training programmes for Micro Financing entrepreneurs in collaboration with the Agromart foundation... Read more >
Commercial Bank helps cancer patients

Commercial Bank helps cancer patients

With the belief that one man’s ‘story’ can help thousands, Commercial Bank teamed up with Mithuruwela Cancer Support Society to produce a documentary CD & DVD for cancer patients and caregivers. Read more >