‘KelaniSaviya’ Alumni Association marks first anniversary

The ‘KelaniSaviya’ Alumni Association marked its first anniversary by undertaking a noteworthy corporate social responsibility (CSR) projectrecently, to upgrade the electrical wiring systems of several wards at the Wathupitiwala Base Hospital, the third largest hospital in Gampaha District.

The ‘KelaniSaviya’ Alumni Association is part of Sri Lanka’s number one brand in secure electrical and communication cables, Kelani Cables PLC’s award winning CSR program ‘KelaniSaviya’ which enhances the skills of self-employed electrical technicians to professionals while also engages in grooming school leavers to be skilled electricians.

The project ensured that the electrical wiring system of Wards WD 10,13 and 15 of the 110-year old WathupitiwalaBase Hospital, were replaced with the necessary upgraded electrical appliances. The project was successfully carried out under the guidance of Mahinda Saranapala, Director/CEO and Dr. Anil Munasinghe General Manager, Marketing, Kelani Cables PLC.

Supporting the program were 25 members of the ‘KelaniSaviya’ Alumni Association who contributed their time and skills free, in addition to nine (09) Grade 12 students ofZahira College, Maradana,who also participated in the event to gain on the job training of electrical wiring and installation. Supervising the students wasNeil Ilukkumbura, Vice President, Alumni Association and School Sectional Head.

Set up in 2007, in collaboration with the Engineering Faculty, Peradeniya University, ‘KelaniSaviya’ is the soleone-year electrical technicians training program in Sri Lanka that presents participants with a valuable University certificate on completion of the program. To-date over 500 students have participated in ‘KelaniSaviya’ program and most of them are now employed as skilled electricians, locally and overseas.

President, KelaniSaviya Alumni Association, G.D. K.Samaranayake including Committee Members Mohamad Zakie, Nandana Udawata, Nishantha Premakumar, H. Jayasekara. Representing Kelani Cables were senior officials GM Marketing Dr. Anil Munasinghe, Marketing Manager Channa Jayasighe, Field Sales Manager Dharshana Gamlath, and KelaniSaviya Program Coordinator Jayantha Wijesinghe.

Kelani Cables PLC is one of the first companies in Sri Lanka that is signatory to National Green Reporting System. Owing to its health and safety oriented culture and environmental stewardship, Kelani Cables PLC has been certified globally recognised ‘Responsible Care’ charter.

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