Sunshine Foundation for Good Positively Impacts Lives of Children with their Education

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Colombo, 04 March 2024: Sunshine Foundation for Good (SFG), the dedicated corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Sunshine Holdings PLC, recently completed the successful distribution of stationary gift vouchers, impacting the lives of more than 500 deserving children across five schools in Ratmalana, Kelaniya, and Kadawatha areas. The selected schools are strategically located in the areas where several business operations of the Group have presence. This impactful initiative was graced by the leadership members from Sunshine Holdings, Sunshine Consumer Lanka, Healthguard Pharmacies, and Lina Manufacturing.

 

Sunshine Foundation for Good conducted this timely initiative for the second consecutive time with the aim of supporting and inspiring future generations of Sri Lanka. While reiterating its commitment to bringing good things to the lives of Sri Lankans, the donation saw SFG proactively tackling the pressing requirement of deserving children in the selected areas for essential learning tools. The donation also ensured that these school children are well prepared for the upcoming academic year.

 

Vish Govindasamy, Deputy Chairman of Sunshine Holdings, stated, “Through Sunshine Foundation for Good, our overarching goal is to contribute to the nation’s progress across vital sectors such as healthcare and education. Education is the cornerstone of a thriving society, and this initiative closely aligns with our passion for nation-building. Every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, and it is paramount that we remain committed to nurturing the next generation of responsible citizens in this nation.”

 

Managed and coordinated by the Corporate Communications and CSR Division of Sunshine Holdings, the distribution programs were conducted in the schools of the beneficiaries, namely Kristhudeva V. (Ratmalana), Yashodara P.V. (Kelaniya), Dalupitiya P.V. (Kelaniya), Kadawatha B.P.V. and Dippitigoda R.C.P.V. (Kelaniya).

 

Shantha Bandara – Chief Executive Officer of Sunshine Healthcare; Anuruddha Aluwihare – Chief Executive Officer of Sunshine Consumer Lanka; Farman Nizar – Chief Operating Officer of Healthguard Pharmacies, and members of the management of Lina Manufacturing and Sunshine Tea, were present at these events. This collective effort is a testament to the organization’s deep-rooted commitment to uplift their communities.

 

“In selecting these schools, we conducted a thorough screening process, to ensure the strategic proximity of the business operational units to the schools,” stated Lalanthi Rajapakse, Manager – Corporate Communications, Sunshine Holdings PLC. “We firmly believe that fostering education is a powerful method for positive change in the society and remain committed to addressing the unique needs of the communities we interact with.

 

Through this concerted effort, Sunshine Holdings takes a pivotal step in bridging the educational opportunities and resources gap among school children from deserving socio-economic backgrounds, ensuring a more equitable and promising future for students within their neighbouring communities.

 

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About Sunshine Holdings PLC

 

Sunshine Holdings PLC is a publicly listed conglomerate contributing to ‘nation-building’ by creating value in vital sectors of the Sri Lankan economy – mainly in the healthcare and consumer sectors, with strategic investments in agribusiness.

 

Established over 56 years ago in 1967, the Group is now home to leading Sri Lankan brands such as Zesta Tea, Watawala Tea, Ran Kahata, Daintee, Milady, Healthguard Pharmacy and Lina Manufacturing, with nearly 2,000 employees and revenue of LKR 51 billion. The business units comprise of Sunshine Healthcare Lanka, Sunshine Consumer Lanka, and Watawala Plantations PLC, which are leaders in their respective sectors and most of them certified as a “Great Place to Work” in 2023.

 

We believe that the purpose of our existence is to “Bring good things to life” and that means, we will make available to all Sri Lankans, quality medicines and consumer products at affordable prices therefore ensuring a better quality of life for all. Our growth has been defined by our commitment to conduct our business ethically and staying true to our values.

 

 

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