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Corporate Social
Responsibility

We chartered new territories by identifying needs and providing just the right kind of service when required through our Corporate Social Responsibility Trust.

Commercial Bank CSR Trust was established in 2004, under a Deed of Trust, which clearly sets out the objectives, powers of the Trustees and eligibility criteria. The Bank transfers up to 1% of its post-tax profits annually as funding for identified projects. The bank contributed 763 Mn up to 2020.

Our commitment towards Sri Lanka

Banking is our business. Making it the most people oriented, technologically advanced organization, providing up to the minute products and services, with superlative financial management have enabled Commercial Bank, to be Sri Lanka’s leading bank year after year. And beyond financial responsibilities, Commercial Bank has chartered new territories by identifying needs and providing just the right kind of service when required. The Commercial Bank Social Responsibility Trust, founded for this purpose, has reached out to the core to uplift creatively, socially, culturally and ethically in an outstanding manner.

Our commitment for the planet

Extending beyond the borders of its financial domain, Commercial Bank is involved as a participating financial institution in the E Friends loan scheme. Partnered with the Japan bank for international corporation who supplied the funds, loans were granted at concessionary rates to motivate companies to be more environment conscious. Projects such as reducing emission, improving worker safety etc.... were financially assisted with easy pay loan schemes. The technical transfer assistance scheme also contributed in controlling emission in plants, water treatment, waste minimization etc....

CSR trustees

  • Chairman
  • Managing Director
  • Director
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Deputy General Manager Marketing

Allocation of CSR funds – sector wise

  • Education - 70% (Approximately)
  • Healthcare - 05% (Approximately)
  • Community - 20% (Approximately)
  • Other Projects - 05% (Approximately)

Main objectives as stated in the trust deed

  • To support further education in Sri Lanka
  • To assist in improving health services in Sri Lanka
  • To preserve and improve the environment
  • To support community and provide community services
  • To assist in preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka
  • To assist the government authorities to rehabilitate tanks and other sources of water supply
  • To undertake other charitable activities decided by the Trust

Main projects

  • Donated over 190 IT labs to deserving schools
  • Launched ‘Smart Schools’ initiative facilitating the smart teaching process and aligning with global trends at selected schools.
  • Launched ‘Sipnena’ online platform for distance learning
  • Launched “Math Labs” to stimulate the mathematical and analytical skills of school children
  • Provided Scholarships to over 350 undergraduates.
  • Provided critical care equipment and infrastructure facilities to over 65 government hospitals
  • Pioneered funding a successful research, on preventing and mitigating Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin (CKDu), by providing 5000 litre domestic rainwater harvesting tanks to 109 families in Ginnoruwa, Mahiyangana area.
  • Launched STEM education in government schools by establishing 50 coding clubs and trained more than 100 students as qualified hardware technicians by awarding Cisco IT Essentials certificates to them.
  • Introduced Vocational Training to government schools in collaboration with Vocational Training Authority and provided more than 100 jobs to early school leavers in the construction industry of Sri lanka.
  • A mangrove planting project was launched around Koggala lagoon to prevent the erosion of the land belonging to 21 islands located there in collaboration with the students and teachers in schools of Koggala.
  • Conservation of sea turtles ( an endangered species ) at Panama beach, was commenced partnering with Environmentalist Dhanushka Mahanama and more than 5000 creatures were released to deep sea by utilizing the natural methodology.
  • Launched a gardening project in the National Hospital by growing CO2 absorbent trees to mitigate the air pollution prevalent in the Townhall area.
  • Pioneered a research on blind snakes, enabling the renowned herpetologist Mendis Wickramasinghe to find 39 new Typhlops, a genus of burrowing snakes endemic to Srilanka.
  • When the country was hit by disastrous floods, the CSR Unit distributed essential items ( kitchen utensils, mattresses, mosquito nets etc) to more than 6000 families thereby enabling them to start their life afresh.
  • Launched several projects like restoration of the stairway of Sri pada and construction of a museum in Kiriwehera, Katharagama with a view to preserving our cultural heritage.
Welioya School receives IT Lab via ComBank and Sri Lanka Army initiative

Welioya School receives IT Lab via ComBank and Sri Lanka Army initiative

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has funded the construction of an IT lab at the Paranagamawewa Vidyalaya, Welioya, in collaboration with the Security Forces Headquarters Wanni. The contribution of the Bank includes financial support for the purchase of building materials to construct a building for the lab, and donations of furniture, solar panels to power the school, and computers. The engineering services and labour required for this operation were provided free of charge by the Sri Lanka Army.  Read more >
ComBank staff donates life-saving equipment to Teldeniya Base Hospital

ComBank staff donates life-saving equipment to Teldeniya Base Hospital

The District Base Hospital Teldeniya, currently a designated COVID-19 Treatment Centre, received essential medical equipment from a collection of a day’s salary spearheaded by the Association of Commercial Bank Executives (ACBE) to support worthy causes related to the pandemic.  Read more >
ComBank support to STEMup project helps set up Coding Clubs in 50 schools

ComBank support to STEMup project helps set up Coding Clubs in 50 schools

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has announced that Coding Clubs have been set up in 50 schools under a project supported by the Bank to set up 100 such clubs to advance computer programming knowledge among school children.  Read more >
ComBank supports marine turtle conservation programme in Panama

ComBank supports marine turtle conservation programme in Panama

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has pledged support to a marine turtle conservation project in Panama on the east coast of Sri Lanka, to enable the expansion of the scope of the project from the Kumana village to Panakala Lagoon.  Read more >
ComBank provides water & sanitation facilities to Sri Nagarukkarama Temple

ComBank provides water & sanitation facilities to Sri Nagarukkarama Temple

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently provided the 135-year old Sri Nagarukkarama Temple in Kotikawatte, Angoda with water and sanitation facilities. Following a request from the custodian of the temple, the Bank constructed a 50-foot water tank storage tower with the capacity to hold 20,000 litres of water and accommodate four washrooms. Read more >
ComBank weighs in with support to battle against COVID-19

ComBank weighs in with support to battle against COVID-19

The CSR Trust of Commercial Bank of Ceylon has made a series of donations of essential equipment to hospitals to support doctors and healthcare personnel battling to treat victims and prevent the spread of the pandemic.  Read more >
ComBank to establish smart STEM classes in 100 schools as centenary year project

ComBank to establish smart STEM classes in 100 schools as centenary year project

Smart classrooms that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are to be established in 100 schools across Sri Lanka in 2020, with the backing of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon to commemorate the centenary of the country’s benchmark private bank.  Read more >
ComBank donates life-saving equipment to Children’s Heart Centre of LRH

ComBank donates life-saving equipment to Children’s Heart Centre of LRH

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently donated an Activated Clotting Time (ACT) machine and 20 syringe pumps to the Children’s Heart Centre of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital in Colombo to be used in three Cardiac Theatres and two Intensive Care Units.  Read more >
ComBank donates laptops to visually-impaired undergraduates

ComBank donates laptops to visually-impaired undergraduates

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently donated 21 laptop computers to visually-handicapped university students, in response to a request by the ‘Centre for Sight’ of the Kandy Teaching Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology,the institution that handles ophthalmic disorders and helps visually handicapped students to gain admissions to universities in Sri Lanka. Read more >
ComBank makes exceptional impression at Best Corporate Citizen awards

ComBank makes exceptional impression at Best Corporate Citizen awards

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon’s commitment to People, the Planet and Profit – the three pillars of sustainability – saw Sri Lanka’s benchmark private bank win seven awards including the award for second place overall at the 2019 Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards presented by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.  Read more >
ComBank embarks on mangrove restoration in Koggala

ComBank embarks on mangrove restoration in Koggala

A belt of 2,000 mangrove plants and 750 mangrove associates is to be planted around a little island in the Koggala Lake, along with 500 terrestrial plants on the island, as part of Commercial Bank of Ceylon’s support to the ‘Koggala Mangrove Restoration and Conservation Project’ of Wildlife and Ocean Resource Conservation (WORC) of Sri Lanka.  Read more >
ComBank supports mangrove planting and beach clean-up in Mannar

ComBank supports mangrove planting and beach clean-up in Mannar

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently provided financial assistance to plant 1,000 mangrove trees along the Mannar coastal belt and to clean-up the beach area. Following the support provided by the Bank to the Department of Public Administration of the Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, this CSR project titled ‘Green & Clean Mannar’ was carried-out with the help of the Sri Lanka Navy, which will continue to maintain the area.  Read more >
Commercial Bank supports District Hospital Passara

Commercial Bank supports District Hospital Passara

The latest effort by the Commercial Bank CSR Trust carried out through the Bank’s Passara Branch, saw the installation of a complete water treatment plant at the Passara District Hospital, which had previously been receiving water polluted with agro chemicals and waste matter.  Read more >
ComBank wins double at 2019 Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards

ComBank wins double at 2019 Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon won two awards for ‘Brand Excellence in Banking’ and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices’at the 2019 Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards presented recently by the World Human Resource Development (HRD) Congress. Read more >
ComBank donates CRRT machine to National Hospital’s Nephrology Unit

ComBank donates CRRT machine to National Hospital’s Nephrology Unit

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently donated a Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (CRRT)machine to the Nephrology Unit of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) in one of the Bank’s most recent CSR projects. Read more >
ComBank engages 40 schools in World Environment Day tree planting

ComBank engages 40 schools in World Environment Day tree planting

Children from 40 schools were united in a country-wide campaign launched by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon on World Environment Day 2019 to engage the younger generation in tree planting. Read more >
ComBank donates 181st IT Lab to School of Artillery in Minneriya

ComBank donates 181st IT Lab to School of Artillery in Minneriya

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has set up a fully-equipped and furnished IT lab at the School of Artillery of the Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) Regiment at Minneriya, the 181st such IT Lab donated under a flagship Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to raise national computer literacy levels. Read more >
ComBank supports training of volunteers to teach maths in schools

ComBank supports training of volunteers to teach maths in schools

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently provided financial assistance to the Sasnaka Sansada Foundation to conduct a ‘Training of Teachers’ (ToT) programme that was launched at the request of the Ministry of Education to address a shortage of teachers for the Mathematics subject. Read more >
ComBank’s project for computer coding in schools off to a great start

ComBank’s project for computer coding in schools off to a great start

A project to teach school children computer programming has had an encouraging start, with students of a rural school demonstrating their skills by developing innovative and useful applications in just three months, the project’s promoter, the Commercial Bank of Ceylon reports. Read more >
ComBank donates 180th IT Lab to School of Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police

ComBank donates 180th IT Lab to School of Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police

A fully equipped and furnished IT lab is now a valuable facility at the Training School of the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) in Giritale, thanks to the Commercial Bank of Ceylon. Read more >
ComBank donates 19 math labs in 2018

ComBank donates 19 math labs in 2018

More than 2000 students were helped to improve their mathematics skills in 2018 through an initiative of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon which installed 19 Math Labs and funded more than 15 Math Camps in schools around the country during the year. Read more >
ComBank embarks on water supply project for famous forest monastery

ComBank embarks on water supply project for famous forest monastery

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has built a 15,000-litre water storage and supply project to eliminate the water shortages affecting the forest monastery of Nimalawa Aranya, referred to as the ‘Holy Land of Ruhuna.’ Read more >
ComBank helps build Lanka’s 1st vocational training centre for Autistic youth

ComBank helps build Lanka’s 1st vocational training centre for Autistic youth

The construction of Sri Lanka’s first model vocational training centre for children and youth with Autism was recently completed with financial support from the CSR Unit of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon and the Lions Club District 306-C-1. Read more >
ComBank provides flood relief to affected families in the North

ComBank provides flood relief to affected families in the North

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has once again come forward to provide aid to 2,000 families affected by the recent floods in the Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts. Read more >
ComBank partners with SLT Campus and Cisco to offer IT hardware course in select schools

ComBank partners with SLT Campus and Cisco to offer IT hardware course in select schools

Students in grades eight to ten in selected schools can now benefit from a comprehensive 150-hour IT hardware course funded by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon and implemented in collaboration with SLT Campus (Pvt) Ltd. and  Cisco Networking Academy. Read more >
COMBANK CSR Trust officials visit Ginnoruwa to review progress of project to combat CKDu

COMBANK CSR Trust officials visit Ginnoruwa to review progress of project to combat CKDu

Officials of the CSR Trust of Commercial Bank of Ceylon, led by the Bank’s Chairman Mr Dharma Dheerasinghe recently visited Ginnoruwa in Girandurukotte to review the progress of an initiative supported by the Bank to combat the spread of Chronic Kidney Disease of an unknown origin (CKDu) in the area.  Read more >
COMBANK wins 5 awards at Sri Lanka CSR Awards and Golden Globe Tigers Awards

COMBANK wins 5 awards at Sri Lanka CSR Awards and Golden Globe Tigers Awards

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon, recently won five awards, four from the World CSR Congress at the Sri Lanka CSR Awards 2018, and one from CMO Asia at the Golden Globe Tigers Awards 2018, at the same event. Read more >
COMBANK promotes Sri Lanka’s biodiversity with project to search for more types of blind snake

COMBANK promotes Sri Lanka’s biodiversity with project to search for more types of blind snake

Eight of the known types of fossorial blind snakes of the Typhlopidae family are endemic to Sri Lanka, and the Commercial Bank of Ceylon is funding a new scientific project to identify and classify more types in this species to add to the country’s biodiversity pool and promote conservation. Read more >
Commercial Bank completes 20 math camps to develop knowledge of students

Commercial Bank completes 20 math camps to develop knowledge of students

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently conducted Math Camps at three schools and donated Math Labs to four more school sunder the Bank’s Sustainable Math Lab Development project. This has brought the total number of Maths Camps conducted by the bank during a two year period to 20, benefitting approximately 1,000 students. Read more >
Commercial Bank adopts Vocational Training as another flagship CSR project

Commercial Bank adopts Vocational Training as another flagship CSR project

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has announced the adoption of vocational training for school leavers as the next community cause it will champion on a national scale, in a logical progression of its commitments to computer literacy and online education. Read more >
Commercial Bank to fund Sri Lanka’s first traditional puppetry museum

Commercial Bank to fund Sri Lanka’s first traditional puppetry museum

Ambalangoda’s rich but partly-forgotten tradition of puppetry is to be revived and developed with the establishment of Sri Lanka’s first puppetry museum with funding support from the Commercial Bank of Ceylon. Read more >
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 >