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  • 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

  • Speech at the Board of Investment at the “Reach the Peak” Program

    Otara Gunewardene was invited to speak at the Board Of Investment’s “Reach the Peak” program held at the Board’s Auditorium. The program is intended to inspire and encourage the BOI staff to reach aspirations they might have. The speech focused on branding, marketing and entrepreneurship where Otara shared stories of

  • Otara Foundation Environment Day Nature Photography Winners Date: 24th July

    The Otara Foundation held a Nature Photography Contest to celebrate World Environment Day 2019.  Congratulations to Amanda Athuraliya, Jegajeevan Muthulingam, Kalana Karunathilake, Prathiba Amugoda, Veena Fernando, Dr. Kalana Pradeep, Sameera Madushanka, Shenal Ganegoda, and Woshitha Abeysekara. The Otara Foundation thanks the contestants for their participation and their great passion and love for Sri Lanka’s natural heritage.

  • Help Create Change: Video Competition

    In commemoration of World Environment Day 2019, which happens on the 5th of June, the Otara Foundation will be offering conscious citizens the chance to help make a powerful video that will create a positive change. Aspiring film-makers can send in their entries under the thought-provoking theme “Towards a plastic-free

  • The Sri Lanka Tamil Women’s Union Women’s Day Award

    Otara was honored with an award in recognition of her outstanding excellence and dedication and kindness to all animals by the Sri Lanka Tamil Women’s Union recently. The colorful event was held in commemoration of International Women’s Day 2019.“Thank you and most of all thank you for recognizing the animals.

  • Chitra Lane School IT Exhibition

    Otara recently visited the new IT Department at the Chitra Lane School for the Special Needs Child. An exhibition was held to showcase the different and unique IT skills of over 250 children using computers and tabs. Around 1,000 children currently receive guidance, therapy and training through the school’s IT