Otara named Earth Hour Sri Lanka Ambassador

Otara Gunewardene, founder and CEO of Odel, has been announced as the newest Brand Ambassador for Earth Hour Sri Lanka.

From Sir Richard Branson to Miranda Kerr to Leona Lewis, celebrity ambassadors have always been a big part of Earth Hour's campaign to get people involved. This year, the organizers at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) partnered with a movie release, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" to inspire fans of the super hero to participate. Gunewardene joins current Earth Hour Sri Lanka ambassadors for four years, Bathiya & Santhush along with these global ambassadors around the world to support the world's largest mass participation event that has become the iconic symbol of people's commitment to protect the planet.

As an ambassador, Gunewardene calls upon all individuals, businesses and local communities to participate in Earth Hour's monumental lights off event on Saturday, March 29 at 8:30PM. Speaking of her support Otara Gunewardene, Founder and CEO, Odel stated: "I am honoured to join international personalities such as Sachin Tendulkar and Jessica Alba by becoming an ambassador for Earth Hour Sri Lanka. Earth Hour is a global call to action; giving a voice to concerns on climate change and the need for everyone to do something positive about it.

So join me and millions across the world when we switch off for an hour on the 29th of March."

Hilton Colombo Joins Earth Hour 2014 Movement

Hilton Colombo plans to mark Earth Hour 2014 from 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 29, 2014 as people and organizations around the world turn off their lights in support of action on global climate change. Hilton Colombo and many of the more than 3,900 hotels that are part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands are expected to take part in the event that will mobilize more than one billion people worldwide.

“We are committed to energy conservation and we are encouraging our guests and neighbors to join us as we turn off our lights in support of this global effort,” said Manesh Fernando General Manager of Hilton Colombo..

Earth Hour will be celebrated at Hilton Colombo through a variety of activities including:

Celebrating Earth Hour at Harpo’s cafes & Restaurants – March 29th 8 30 pm

In celebration of int’l Earth hour The Bayleaf, Commons Coffee House, Park Street Mews, Curve Tapas /Bar, Harpo’s Pizza and Colombo Fort café will all join the program to make a difference in the global celebration of our commitment to protect the one thing that unites us all – the planet.

All lights will be switched off at each restaurant from 8 30 pm – 9 30 pm. The Commons will offer a candle lit dinner with Sri Lankan specials between 8.30pm -9.30pm which will include 1egg and 3 plain hoppers , chicken, beef ,fish or veggie curry, seeni sambol or katta sambol and a chocolate chip bread pudding with chocolate sauce for only Rs.550/++

LAUGFS Eco Sri partners Earth Hour to protect the planet

LAUGFS Eco Sri, the vehicle emission testing arm of LAUGFS Holdings, has partnered the global Earth Hour movement to contribute towards the protection and preservation of the planet for future generations.

In order to mark the lead up to Earth Hour LAUGFS Eco Sri has been carrying out a promotional campaign from 24th to 29th March at its Emission Testing Centres across the country. All vehicle users who make a pledge and ensure that their vehicles are environmentally friendly by having an emission test carried out at one of the Centres will stand a chance to win exciting prizes.

The comes onboard to celebrate Earth Hour 2013, along with its team and passionate fan base are delighted to join hands with the celebrations of Earth Hour 2013.

- has already started to talk about the event via the site as we have dedicated a special page for 'Earth Hour 2013'. (for more information visit -

- has allocated the most prominent Platinum banner on our homepage to display a EH 2013 banner. Once clicked on the banner, you will be redirected to ThePapare's EH 2013 page. This page will feature activities / articles that are planned and put into action by other organizations and corporates.

BNS is urging all their fans to go beyond the hour!

Alliance Finance is going Beyond the Hour

Alliance Finance Co PLC proudly pledges to Earth Hour- the largest collective global effort to help minimize the environmental crisis.

About Alliance Finance Co PLC

Alliance Finance Co PLC (AFC) is the 3rd oldest Finance Company in Sri Lanka established in 1956. We have built our brand with 57 years of trust and integrity with innovative financial services. We offer Fixed Deposits, Savings, Leasing, Hire Purchase, Gold Loans, Ezy Drive car hire, Import Finance, Real Estate, General Trading and many other financial instruments that have captured the trust and loyalty of a customer base across four generations.

At the National Business Excellence Awards 2012, AFC won the Gold award in the Non- Banking Finance Services Category for its continued excellence, dedication and commitment and the Silver award for Excellence in performance management practices.

Commitments to Environment thus far

Alliance Finance’s commitment to environment sustainability goes beyond engaging in activities that manage consumption of energy and other non-renewable resources. The company’s environmental sustainability sphere also encompasses the very nature of Alliance Finance’s product offering to contribute to the well-being of the planet. The Alliance Finance Company always looks forward to deliver to customer demands whilst supporting the protection of environment.


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