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  • Kwita Izina Gorilla Baby Naming Ceremony

    Otara Gunewardene was recently invited by the Rwandan Government as an honorary guest to name a baby gorilla at the national Kwita Izina naming ceremony. Kwita Izina is a traditional naming ceremony in which new born baby Gorillas are named by conservation, business, sports, fashion and show biz icons from

  • Wilpattu Reforestation project

    Otara Gunewardene met with Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake and joined the Sri Lanka Army to support the Wilpattu Reforestation Program. She discussed the progress of the Wilpattu Reforestation program with Major Kumudu Perera and Colonel Ravi Herath, after which she planted a kumbuk tree in support of the project.

  • Otara Foundation’s Nature Photography Competition

    The Otara Foundation recently conducted a Nature Photography Competition on social media in commemoration of World Environment Day. The competition was intended to create awareness and appreciation on the beauty and natural heritage of our beautiful Sri Lanka and the importance of preserving the flora and fauna endemic to our

  • Otara’s visit to Muthurajawela

    Otara visited the incredibly beautiful Muthurajawela wetlands and the Negombo lagoon, home to many distinctive species of flora and fauna, with Rain forest protectors SL. She observed the many species of birds, animal and wildlife that thrive in these wetlands and met with officers from the Department of Wildlife who

  • Let’s Go Plastic Free

    In commemoration of World Environment Day 2019, an international campaign to highlight the impact of single-use plastics was launched. This initiative is the brainchild of A Plastic Planet – a non-profit social impact movement. People were asked to take a photo of the one thing they want to go plastic-free

  • Chitra Lane School World Environment Day Exhibition

    Otara was chief guest recently at a World Environment Day Exhibition by the Chitra Lane School for the Special Child. Each student participated in their own unique way; from the youngest to the oldest student. All of the beautiful artwork on display was crafted using upcycled material in keeping with

  • Puppy petting session at MerlionKids International Preschool

    Embark recently conducted an educational program on kindness and compassion at the Merlionkids International Preschool in Nugegoda. The program involved a puppy petting session where teachers and students interacted with the puppies and were given the opportunity to feed and pet them. The session also focused on creating awareness of

  • Daxon, the animal whisperer, visits Embark

    Allan Dixon, most commonly known as @Daxon on Instagram, the animal whisperer and social media influencer, recently visited the Embark clinic with his team to spend time with Embark’s rescue dogs. He is known for his extraordinary animal photography and unique selfies with animals. He collaborates with tourism agencies and

  • CNVR Program at the Colombo Port and Harbor Date: 24th July

    The Otara Foundation together with Embark and in partnership with the Colombo Port carried out an Education and 5 Day Catch-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release Program for the dogs in the area. The initiative was successfully concluded with a total of 278 Vaccinations and 245 Sterilizations being carried out. The Foundation hopes this program

  • Interview with Ada Derana Biz 24 Date: 7th July 10, 2019

    The Otara Foundation together with Embark and in partnership with the Colombo Port carried out an Education and 5 Day Catch-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release Program for the dogs in the area. The initiative was successfully concluded with a total of 278 Vaccinations and 245 Sterilizations being carried out. The Foundation hopes this program