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  • Feeding of Hungry Street Animals

    Otara, together with the Animal Rights Protection Force provided a tasty meal to approximately 80 street dogs, cats and crows during a recent feeding program. It was a delicious meal of rice, pumpkin, gotukola, soya meat, yams and mung beans prepared by Otara herself and with the help of some

  • AIESEC Volunteers in Sri Lanka

    Three groups of AIESEC Volunteers from all parts of the world recently visited Sri Lanka to work with Embark over the course of three weeks. They were part of the Paw Prints Program that focused on the importance of creating a better world and living together in harmony with all

  • Otara Foundation launches Phase 1 of Project Anuradhapura

    The Otara Foundation, in collaboration with the Brigitte Bardot Foundation and TAPA Sri Lanka recently commenced a 20-day program in the historical city of Anuradhapura. The aim was to sterilize and vaccinate 1,000 street and owned dogs by closely working with communities to provide a better life for both people

  • Opening of the Donkey Clinic and Education Centre, Talaimanar, Mannar

    Otara was chief guest at opening ceremony of the Donkey Clinic and Education Center in Mannar. The initiative is the brainchild of Jeremy Liyanage of Bridge Lanka, whose vision is to help donkeys who are often seen suffering on the streets of Mannar. These animals are commonly treated for road

  • Tree Planting at Viharamahadevi Park

    Otara was recently part of a walk and tree planting event in collaboration with the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka. The program took place at Colombo’s iconic viharamahadevi park, a landmark known for its beautiful trees and local foliage. The tree planting took place in support of a greener,

  • Otara Foundation sponsors Runakanda Rain Forest Freshwater Fish Project

    In keeping with World Environment Day, the Otara Foundation recently sponsored a workshop on the incredible freshwater fish found in the Sinharaja Rainforest which was conducted by the Runakanda Rainforest Conservation Centre. It was a 3-day project on biodiversity, with a special focus on freshwater fish and reforestation.

  • Tree Planting at University of Colombo, Faculty of Law

    Otara was Chief Guest at a recent tree planting event organized by the University of Colombo, Faculty of Law. A website was launched, a beautiful mural done by the students was unveiled and many new tree saplings were planted. The activities were held to celebrate World Environment Day which will

  • Barbaric Avurudu Elephant Racing Under Fire

    Otara was recently featured in an article by the Sunday Observer which discussed the animal cruelty that took place during Sinhala and Tamil New Year, where captive elephants were used in an elephant race and other games like Tug of war. Speaking to the Sunday Observer Otara said, When the

  • Care for the Voiceless C4V Fundraiser

    Otara was Chief Guest at a Car Wash recently organized by Care for the Voiceless to raise funds for a Sterilization and Vaccination program in Anuradhapura. Among the celebrities who joined her in this noteworthy cause included; Actresses Dhamitha Abeyratne, Anuradha Nandasiri and Malkanthi Nandasiri. Otara’s first job was to

  • Carol Buckley of Elephant Aid visits Sri Lanka

    Carol Buckley from Elephant Aid International recently visited Sri Lanka to give her input on implementing a chain-free lifestyle with positive reinforcement for the elephants of the Dehiwala Zoo and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Carol met with the teams while they explained the daily routine and processes of over 70+ captive