Prominent Sri Lankan business establishment HTR Group continued its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) efforts in 2024 by donating nutritional and other essential items to pregnant mothers. The ceremony was recently held at the Avissawella Municipal Hall on 06th January 2024, where 250 expectant mothers from the area received these much-needed items.
The event was graced by HTR Group Chairman H.T.R. Priyantha, Deputy Inspector General Roshan Rajapaksa, who is in charge of Kegalle District, Senior Superintendent of Police Rathnayake Weerasinghe, Assistant Superintendent of Police K.S.K Jayawardena, Counseling Psychologist Bhagya Abeysinghe and other dignitaries. School books and stationaries were also handed over to 500 children from four schools in Avissawella.
H.T.R. Priyantha was recognized in 2021 for donating his hotel (Anoma Hotel) in Hanwella to the Government as a quarantine centre. This significant effort made him the first businessman in the world to offer a business property for such a worthy cause during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. The donation helped HTR Group to bag the coveted ‘CSR Project of the Year’ Award at the Business Excellence Awards 2021 and the Best Social Services Company Award at the South Asian Business Excellence Awards 2021 organized by SAPS.