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  • 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

  • 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,