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  • Volunteer Awards Ceremony

    The second annual Embark/Otara Foundation Volunteer Awards was held at the Lighthouse Auditorium and Lawns on the 16th of December 2019. The Volunteer Awards Ceremony celebrated the achievements of the Embark and Otara Foundation Volunteers who have played a pivotal role in the success of many activities, dedicating their time

  • Otara Foundation co-sponsors the Tree Boot Campaign

    The Otara Foundation co-sponsored the Tree Boot Fundraiser Campaign organized by the students of SLIIT Business Faculty in partnership with Reforest SL in September . The objective of the campaign focused on raising awareness among Sri Lankan citizens about the consequences of deforestation and the importance of reforestation. The project

  • Carol Buckley Visits Sri Lanka

    Carol Buckley,  founder of Elephant Aid International and co-founder of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, visited Sri Lanka on invitation by the Otara Foundation and the Sri Lanka finance ministry to assist in making the captive elephants of Sri Lanka live chain free.  She visited the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and

  • 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