January 2nd, 2023, was a remarkable beginning as employees stepped into the office premises, greeted by an enchanting display of tradition and camaraderie. The first day at work was not merely a return to routine; it was a celebration of unity and cultural heritage. As an organization, we arranged a vibrant Kevili Table adorned with an array of traditional foods and a symbolic boiling milk pot, symbolizing prosperity and abundance for the year ahead.
The office premises were transformed into a lively and colorful setting, showcasing the best of our traditional cuisine. The Kevili Table featured a delectable assortment of traditional foods, including mouth-watering delicacies such as kiribath, kokis, kevum, and asmi. The aroma of these delicacies wafted through the air, stirring memories of home and family, and adding a sense of comfort and belonging to the workplace.
At the heart of the celebration stood a boiling milk pot, a symbol of prosperity and auspiciousness. All employees gathered around the pot, eagerly watching as it reached its boiling point, signifying the commencement of a fruitful and successful year.
The first day at work in 2023 was a testament to the importance of tradition, unity, and cultural pride within our organization. The Kevili Table with its tantalizing array of traditional foods and the symbolic boiling milk pot brought employees closer, fostering a sense of belonging and shared purpose. As we embarked on this new year, we embraced our cultural heritage, recognizing that it is the foundation upon which our collective success and growth are built.
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.