Life insurance leader Ceylinco Life has come to the aid of the Haldummulla Vidyalaya in the Haputale Division of the Badulla District bybuilding a classroom block for students of Grade 4.
The 600 square-foot classroom building donated to the school recently is the 64thsuch classroom building donated by the company to a rural school in Sri Lanka.
Haldummulla Vidyalaya, which is administered by the Zonal Education Office Bandarawela, has a student population of 269 in Grades 1 to 11, and a teaching staff of 27. The school had four single storied buildings before Ceylinco Life’s donation of a fifth building.
The construction and donation of the classroom building was done under Ceylinco Life’s long term community initiative to support education in under-served towns and villages across Sri Lanka. The company said the construction of another classroom building for St. Mary’s College in Trincomaleehas been completed this year and the construction of two more classrooms for schools in Kilinochchi and Mannar is due to commence in September 2015.
Commencing with a classroom built for the Tissa Primary School in Lunugamvehera in 2004, Ceylinco Life’s schools infrastructure project has traversed the length and breadth of Sri Lanka, assisting schools in diverse locations such as Jaffna, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Batticaloa,Sittandy, Mollipatana Ayithyamalai,Embilipitiya, Nivitigala, Beligala, Avissawella, Deniyaya, Kamburupitiya, Bandarawela, Haputale, Nuwara Eliya, Rambukkana, Kandy, Pilimatalawa, Madulkele, Rikillagaskada, Rajawella, Matale, Galgamuwa, Padaviya, Boraluwewa,Anuradhapura, Moneragala, Anamaduwa, Matugama and Dodamgaslanda.
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.”
Independently rated one of Sri Lanka’s most valuable brands, Ceylinco Life has maintained its leadership of the country’s long term insurance sector from 2004 onwards. The company operates the largest branch network among local life insurance companies, and has won multiple international and local awards for its commitment to the community and success in brand equity building.