Asela Iddawela awarded Global CSR Excellence Award

25 February 2016 12:53 pm - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A s e l a I d d a w e l a , Chairman of Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation was awarded with Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Award, at World CSR Congress held in Mumbai recently. Asela Iddawela, led Geocycle, Sri Lanka’s one and only hazardous waste disposal unit as a successful project. Creating a market for waste is a nightmare in year 2003, 13 years before, but the commitment, dedication and leadership of Iddawela made it a successful economically viable bus iness ent i ty which is self-sustaining. R e c o n s t r u c t i o n o f S i y a m b a l a g a h a w a t t e B r i d g e , di v e r t i n g K a i l a w a t t e c a n a l i n Galle to mitigate flood, scholarship programme for schoolchildren and livelihood projects are some of the steps taken to support local communities. F u r t h e r m o r e , u n d e r his guidance “Holcim Dahami Yatra” project was launched which supported r e - c o n s t r u c t i o n a n d renovation of 63 temples in Southern Province and 40 temples in North Western Province, and more than 100 temples in other areas of the country. It was said having understood the contribution Iddawela has made to the environment and to the local communities of Sri Lanka, that World CSR Congress has recognized him as a suitable candidate for the Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Award

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