The Commercial Bank has funded the construction of an IT lab at the Paranagamawewa Vidyalaya, Welioya, in col- laboration with the Security Forces Headquarters Wanni. The contribution of the Bank includes financial support for the purchase of building ma- terials to construct a building for the lab, and donations of furniture, solar panels to power the school, and comput- ers. The engineering services and labor required for this operation were provided free of charge by the Sri Lanka Army. Funded under a corporate social responsibility initiative of the Bank that has already set up over 190 IT labs at schools and other institutions, the new building will aid the digital learning aspirations of students in this school located in the Mullaitivu District. This is the first IT Lab pro- vided by the Bank’s CSR unit, which is powered by renewable energy generated through solar panels. The initiative also offered students the rare op- portunity to learn solar tech- nology from the engineers of the Bank’s Premises Depart- ment who provided them hands-on experience in in- stalling solar panels on the roof of the new building.