The spirit of togetherness and cultural vibrancy was brought to life at the Barn House Studio in Panadura on April 22nd as we organized the much-anticipated Sana Ekka Avurudu event. Dedicated to celebrating the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, this fun-filled occasion united employees from various backgrounds in a festive atmosphere filled with traditional games, joyful interactions, and a deep sense of cultural pride.
For the Avurudu event, we are proud to mention that this has been a continuous tradition for the past 3-4 years, showcasing our commitment to celebrating the Sinhala and Tamil New Year with our employees. It has become a cherished annual event that brings joy, unity, and cultural appreciation to our organization.
The event was a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, as employees enthusiastically participated in a wide array of traditional Avurudu games. From the exhilarating Kana Mutti Bindeema to the competitive Kamba Adeema, everyone reveled in the spirit of friendly competition, laughter, and team spirit.
Sana Ekka Avurudu was an unforgettable celebration of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, symbolizing the beauty and essence of our rich cultural heritage. It was a day filled with laughter, joy, and a deep appreciation for our traditions. The event not only provided a break from the daily routine but also served as a reminder of the importance of embracing and preserving our cultural identity.
As we reflect on the success of Sana Ekka Avurudu, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the employees who participated wholeheartedly, making the event a success. It is through such initiatives that we continue to nurture a sense of pride and belonging within our diverse workforce, celebrating our shared cultural tapestry.
In 2017, we selected T/Kan/Peramaduwa Vidyalaya, which is a school found in Agbopura, Kanthale. The children and teachers were in a rural area and this school lacked proper infrastructure. After hearing we decided to support the school by constructing one building to hold classrooms and a proper washroom for the boys. The project estimated an amount of LKR 2,000,000 that the CSR committee raised through fundraising activities and donations.
The primary aim of this CSR program was to provide students at Dammala Primary School with access to modern technology and equip them with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. The CSR program was implemented in several stages, each designed to ensure that the school received the necessary resources and support to achieve its goals. The school shelters 97 students and 5 hardworking teachers who try their best to educate these children who are coming from families with considerably lower income. We delivered a complete classroom which can be used as a Smart classroom or a computer lab with 5 Desktop computers and a laptop.
Kahatagahagollawa Vidyalaya is a small school in Kabithigollawa with only 180 students studying in grades from 1 to 11. The school and the village had been largely affected by CKD and many of them lived too far to seek medical attention. After research, we did in that area, we found that access to clean drinking water could solve the problem to some extent. Considering that, we at Sana Commerce Sri Lanka committed to investing in fixing a water purifying filter for the school.
With the support from our global employees across Netherlands and Ukraine, Sana Commerce Sri Lanka chose Weragala Vidyalaya located in Habarana to help under the CSR Project in 2018. This school currently has 55 students enrolled. However, this school was one that lacked the basic facilities to provide a conducive learning environment for these students
Sana Commerce Sri Lanka marking its fifth-year anniversary, successfully built three classroom buildings and an IT and science laboratory for the Maha Andarawewa Junior School in Nawagattegama, as well as renovated other infrastructure to provide a learning-conducive environment. We also conducted a knowledge transfer session among the students on the basics of using computers, providing scholarships to the best-performing students, and then went on to plant around 100 plants at the school.