On the 12 th of October 2019, LB Finance celebrated the phenomenal and diverse talents of the Sri Lankan youth when they held the grand finale of an art competition for school children. LB Finance strongly believes in the value our children create in the world and wish to bring to the fore their voices on matters of great importance.
For LB Finance, corporate social responsibility is a way of life. It is part of what makes us who we are. And we believe in giving all our children an equal space, irrespective of where they come from, to contribute to saving our planet. As the inheritors of this planet, they are most impacted by what happens today. So we believe they must have a say as well as an active part in how they want the world to be. It does not matter if they become involved through debate, song, dance or art. They can use the method they are most skilled in, to get involved in saving the earth. Even if it may not have an impact today, their collective engagement and input will have the desired impact in the years to come. Also, we wish to help develop our future generation by getting them more involved in social issues so that they become better citizens. This is our overarching vision through our Future First CSR initiative, and we are proud to support the future of Sri Lanka through the impact we are having on our children.
We believe in nurturing and motivating our future generation. Thus, this year, we held an art competition for all school students from around the country to celebrate the different talents of our children, and we received over 3000 arts. The art competition was a part of LB Finance’s anniversary celebrations, and was held at the Mihikatha Medura at the BMICH, Colombo. The theme for the year was “Mihikatha Surakimu” or “save the planet”. This falls in line with our overall CSR goal of conserving nature.
We selected 40 applications to proceed to the grand finale. They consisted of 20 from the age group of 5-9 years, 10 from the age group of 10-14 years, and 10 from the age group of 15-18 years. The winners of the categories are as follows: 1st place in the age category of 5-9 years was awarded to R.M. Chathrika Methmin Rathnayaka, 2nd place in the same category was awarded to K.A.D.Yehansa Sithlini And 3rd place was awarded to K.I. Senudi Chithulima Kariyawasam. In the age category of 10- 14 years, 1st place was awarded to Chathuka Anujaya Karunathilaka, 2nd place was awarded to M.R Swetha Hirushi Bandara and 3rd place was awarded to W. Sasindu Sathsara Fernando. In the final category,Maleesha Piyumal Kumarasinghe, won the 1st place, S.H. W Tumeshi Umega Dilsha won the 2nd place and Thilinika Devindi Ranasinghe won the 3rd place. In addition to the gifts to the winners, the schools of the winners too received donations.