A small government school in Kilinochchi has received a building to house a library for its students and teachers through the generosity of Ceylinco Life and the Sri Lanka Army.
The life insurance leader and the Army’s 57 Division collaborated to construct the building for the KN/ Kanagambikaikulam G. T. M. School which accommodates 372 students in Grades one to 11.
This is the 66th classroom building funded by Ceylinco Life for a rural school in Sri Lanka, and the second donated by the company this year. Three more classroom buildings are under construction at beneficiary schools for completion in 2017 under this programme commenced by Ceylinco Life in 2004.
The 57 Division based in Kilinochchi donated the labour and supervised the construction of the library building with funds provided by Ceylinco Life.
The ceremony to hand over the completed building was graced by Brigadier Anura Sudasinghe, Divisional Commander of the 57 Division as Chief Guest. Officers of the 57 Division as well as the Zonal Director of Education Mr K Muruguvel also attended the event.
Commencing with a classroom built for the Tissa Primary School in Lunugamvehera, Ceylinco Life’s schools infrastructure project has traversed the length and breadth of Sri Lanka, assisting schools in diverse locations such as Jaffna, Mannar, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Sittandy, Mollipatana Ayithyamalai, Embilipitiya, Nivitigala, Beligala, Avissawella, Deniyaya, Kamburupitiya, Bandarawela, Haputale, Rambukkana, Kandy, Pilimatalawa, Madulkele, Rikillagaskada, Rajawella, Matale, Galgamuwa, Padaviya, Boraluwewa, Anuradhapura, Moneragala, Anamaduwa and Matugama.
Ceylinco Life defines its Corporate Social Responsibility as ‘The continuing commitment of the company to create a sustainable business environment even in the remotest areas of the country through meaningful interventions in areas such as healthcare and education for needy people, while providing protection and financial security of the highest quality.”
Besides contributing to the development of infrastructure in needy schools, the company also funds and coordinates a series of free medical camps across the country each year under its ‘Waidya Hamuwa’ (meet the doctor) programme, and donates essential equipment and infrastructure to hospitals.
Ceylinco Life commenced operations in January 1988 and has been the market leader in Sri Lanka’s life insurance industry since 2004. The company has close to a million lives covered by active policies and is acknowledged as the benchmark for innovation in the local insurance industry for its work in product research and development, customer service, professional development and corporate social responsibility.