CSR

CF joins hand with A-PAD Sri Lanka in a campaign to Combat Excessive Heat

Sri Lanka faced its worst heat since April this year with sun directly above the island contributing to the increased temperature day and night. With the declining water levels in reservoirs generating hydro power, the country underwent few power cuts. Warm weather experienced unlike in previous years brought concerns over its effect on young children and elderly


A-PAD team designed visuals portraying preventive measures to mitigate the impact of extreme weather conditions in collaboration with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Ministry of Health.


In seeking partnership the initiative was later supported by conglomerates such as MAS intimates, Brandix and Central Finance. With the initial handover made to Director General of Disaster Management center an extensive campaign is underway by A-PAD Colombo and district teams to take the message to a wider audience in creating resilient communities. Laminated posters (“17”* “22”) and leaflets (size A4) are promoted in three languages across the island



Envisioning a greater tomorrow for flourishing young minds

Unique talents and skills that reside within young minds have the potential to evolve into greatness tomorrow. If given the necessary thrust and support, they have the potential to fly high and wrap the world in wonder. Central Finance ‘Sisu Athwela Scholarship Programme’ is a worthy endeavour that aims to unearth the talents that reside within underprivileged children in the country. As a responsible Corporate Entity, Central Finance seeks to extend its caring arm to the deserving young individuals who have the potential to become the stars of tomorrow.

Central Finance envisions a greater future for promising young children who are burdened with financial difficulties. It is to achieve this noble mission that Central Finance launched the ‘Sisu Athwela Scholarship Programme’.

‘Sisu Athwela Scholarship Programme’ supports the students up to their tertiary education and grants them the financial strength that they need to propel forward towards a greater future. Grade 5 scholarship examination is taken as a benchmark and young individuals who surpass the barrier with flying colours are given prominence during the selection phase. Exceptional students who are recommended by their respective class teacher and principal are also taken into consideration. Performance of the young individual and income level of the family are taken as primary criterion when short-listing the candidates for the programme.

Before granting the scholarship, the CSR representatives from Central Finance will visit the schools and families to ensure that deserving individuals are shortlisted for the scholarship programme. The students are selected strictly from rural areas and underprivileged schools. As a responsible organisation that values gender equality, Central Finance also seeks to offer equal number of opportunities to young students from both genders.

The organisation seeks to forge a strong relationship with the child and his/her family which enables the Company to monitor the progress made by the student. The students are given starter packs at the beginning of each year. Continuous financial support is extended to the students throughout the year in the form of two monthly stipends. The guardian of the student is given one stipend whilst the other is deposited to a minor’s savings account maintained at Central Finance.

As an organisation that is committed to fulfil its corporate responsibility, Central Finance strongly holds the view that programmes of this nature will contribute to empower the youth of tomorrow and help them realise their true potential.

STUDENTS SELECTED FOR CF SISU ATHWELA 2016

Name of applicant School
R.W.JANIDU NETHSARA RAJAPAKSHA W/GR/MATIYAGANE MAHA VIDYALAYA
P.M.GAYANI SHIHARA KULI/SHRI SUMANGALA VIDYALAYA
A.M.SASUN RAMESH KULI/THAWALLA DHAMMALOKA MAHA VIDYALAYA
NIPUNA SAMPATH JAYAKODY C.W.W.KANNANGARA MAHA VIDYALAYA, GOKARELLA
R.N.WATHSALA RAJAPAKSHA KUBUKGATE MADYA MAHA VIDYALAYA
W.U.PAMUDI KAVISHA MADUWANTHI NIKAWERATIYA/SRI PARAKRAMA NATIONAL SCHOOL - KOBEYGANE
J.K.S.SEWMI JAYASINGHE NIKAWERATIYA/SRI PARAKRAMA NATIONAL SCHOOL - KOBEYGANE
V.V.SAUMYA WIJEWARDENA THAMBUTTEGAMA PRIMARY SCHOOL
M.E.D.SASANKA SANDEEPANA ANGAMUWA YAYA 6 MAHA VIDYALAYA
A.DILEEPA NIRMAL NG/DALUKOTUWA ST. ANNE'S P.SCHOOL
S.PAVINDI PEDRO PULLAI NG/DALUKOTUWA ST. ANNE'S P.SCHOOL
R.VINUSHI SAVINDRA NG/DALUKOTUWA ST. ANNE'S P.SCHOOL
J.M.H.NETHUMINI JAYASINGHE WP/KL/WELAPURA MAHA VIDYALAYA
H.W.D.DASUNIKA INDRAJITH WP/GM/VIDYALOKA MAHA VIDYALAYA
W.H.S.HESHAN PATHIRANA SRI PANGUNATISSA PRIMARY SCHOOL
H.K.JAYANI NIMASHI WARAKAPOLA BUDDHIST VIDYALAYA
M.NETHMI SHIROMI WARAKAPOLA BUDDHIST VIDYALAYA
I.D.A.L.HERATH BD/KUTTIYAGOLLA MAHA VIDYALAYA
A.P.HIMAYANGA BD/KUTTIYAGOLLA MAHA VIDYALAYA
H.M.K.GIMHANI HERATH BD/GAMUNU MAHA VIDYALAYA
M.J.M.K.NETHUM MARASINGHE BD/EGODAWELA MAHA VIDYALAYA
B.G.THARAKA UDAYANGANI BELIHUL-OYA DHAMMARATHANA MAHA VIDYALAYA
R.W.ANURADHA ERANDATHI B/DULGOLLA ASHOKA VIDYALAYA
JILASHINI SIVAPRAGASAM PEDRO TAMIL VIDYALAYA
H.T.RASHMINA DE SILVA R/EMBILIPITIYA/GURUARAGAMA VIDYALAYA
S.H.NIPUN KAVISHKA H/SINI MODERA K.V. NAKULUGAMUWA
J.A.THAMINDU SEHARA H/SINI MODERA K.V. NAKULUGAMUWA
H.ZIYADH AHAMED H/IQRA PRIMARY SCHOOL
USMAN DULAPANDAN H/IQRA PRIMARY SCHOOL
A.A.SUDEESHA FONSEKA MO/ROYAL COLLEGE
N.A.NERUN THISANKA MO/ROYAL COLLEGE
M.A.SADAMINI NADIGAMVILA PRIMARY SCHOOL
E.A.DANUSHKA SEWWANDI SIGIRIYA CENTRAL COLLEGE
H.A.K.CHAMATHKA SARANSI HATHAMUNA PRIMARY SCHOOL
S.G.S.S.AMAYA BANDARA MINNERIYA PRIMARY SCHOOL
K.RAJIKKUMAR NALLUR KASIPPILLAI SCHOOL
A.C.N.AJINTHAN ST.BENEDICT'S R.C.SCHOOL
K.H.GIHAN NETHMINA AGBOPURA PRIMARY SCHOOL
G.P.G.PAVANI SANSALA KALAHAGALA PRIMARY SCHOOL
P.M.K.P.RAJINI BANDARA ALUTHWEWA MAHA VIDYALAYA
S.PIRASANNA PUTHUKKULAM JUNIOR SCHOOLS
S.THENUJAN PUTHUKKULAM JUNIOR SCHOOLS
U.G.SHEHAN IDUWARA WILPITA MAHA VIDYALAYA
B.M.W.A.SITHUM SATHSARA SIRI DHAMMA VIDYALAYA
S.JANITH CHANDRA KUMAR RAJAWELLA PRIMARY SCHOOL
G.G.LOCHANA KAVISHAN RAJAWELLA PRIMARY SCHOOL
K.R.L.HIRUSHAN BANDARA HABBUNKADUWA PRIMARY SCHOOL
H.SANDEEP LIYANAWADUGE UDAMAKADAWARA PRIMARY SCHOOL
A.G.S.KAVINDA BANDARA MALIYADDA PRIMARY SCHOOL
M.T.CHATHUMINI CHIRANGA VIJAYABA PRIMARY SCHOOL
S.M.I.UMANDA SAMARAKOON KALUAGGALA PRIMARY SCHOOL
J.A.D.DINUKA JAYAKODY MALIYADEWA COLLEGE
K.PUVIRAJ KALAIMAGAL SCHOOL
S.KUMAR LOJINI THANDIYADY VIGNESWARA VIDYALAYA
P.THARANI THIRUKKOVIL METHODIST MISSION TAMIL MIXED SCHOOL
J.ASVINI THIRUPPATHY G.T.M.SCHOOL
R.M.K.DINETH BANDARA MARASSANA PRIMARY SCHOOL
U.J.KAVINDU GAYANTHA SUMANAJOTHI MAHA VIDYALAYA
W.M.I.KANISHKA JAYARATNE J.M.KUMARADASA MAHA VIDYALAYA