People’s Leasing and Finance drives its Corporate Social Responsibilities under three focus areas as Education Upliftment, Environment Conservation and Empowerment of Local Communities. As an Environmental Conservation responsibility initiative, People’s Leasing contributed to the installation of waste segregation bins in Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya based on a need identified in collaboration with Central Cultural Fund and Department of Archeology under the guidance of Chief Incumbent of Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya.
The project was initiated in accordance with a concept by Shamindra Marcelline, CEO/GM of People’s Leasing Company. The main objective of this initiative is to streamline the waste management process and assisting in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The installed waste bins were handed over to Kanda Ketiya Aththadassi, Thero Solosmasthana Bhaarakara, by Susil Priyantha, Assistant Regional Manager, People’s Leasing and Finance in order to hand over to the general public. Hishan Welmilla, Manager – Marketing, Communication and Sustainability of People’s Leasing, Nalaka Suresh – Branch Manager, Chammika Jayamantha – Second officer of People’s Leasing Polonnaruwa Branch, Thissa Bandara – Chief Supervisor, Central Cultural Fund, Polonnaruwa, Malinda Nishan – Regional Officer-Department of Archeology, and Chudath Balachandra – Public Health Inspector in Polonnaruwa area were also presented at this event.
Solid Waste Segregation is an important part of the waste management chain and it facilitates easy ways to reduce, re-use and recycle as well as proper management of the solid waste. Through the development of this 3R methodology, it provides a beneficial effect on the conservation of the environment and to the well-being of human beings.