In a momentous collaboration, Alliance Finance Company is proud to announce its partnership with the Catholic Youth Federation for a significant tree planting project in the Galle Region. This eco-conscious initiative aims to plant a remarkable 10,000 trees, with a vision to contribute to environmental sustainability, in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Cathedral, Galle.
This extraordinary program, organized by the Catholic Youth Federation, The Diocese of Galle, took place on the 12th of November 2023 at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Cathedral, Galle and a number of Churches under the Diocese of Galle. This project stands as a testament to the commitment of both Alliance Finance Company and the Catholic Youth Federation to environmental conservation and community engagement.
The 150th Anniversary of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Cathedral, Galle, is a historic milestone that holds immense significance for the community. It serves as a poignant reminder of the cathedral’s enduring presence and the strength of the community it has served for over a century.
In celebration of this milestone, the Catholic Youth Federation, The Diocese of Galle, has organized a series of events that emphasize the principles of unity, sustainability, and environmental stewardship by distributing plants among families of the local communities.
Alliance Finance Company has a long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability. Through initiatives such as tree planting, reduction of carbon emissions, and support for clean energy, the company actively promotes eco-conscious practices. The collaboration with the Catholic Youth Federation aligns with its purpose statement “Making the world a better place through sustainable finance”.
The 10,000 trees planted in the Galle Region are more than just a symbol of environmental commitment. They represent a legacy for future generations, a testament to the power of unity, and a living tribute to the 150th Anniversary of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Cathedral, Galle.
This tree planting project is a call to action, an invitation for the community to come together and make a positive impact on the environment. It is a celebration of faith, unity, and a sustainable future.
Alliance Finance Company is Sri Lanka’s oldest finance company with over 67 years of trust and stability, committed to sustainable and responsible financial services. The company South Asia’s first and Sri Lanka’s only certified sustainable finance institution. AFC’s product portfolio consists of leasing, gold loans, agriculture, dairy, and solar loans, savings accounts, fixed deposits and gold investment products. AFC boasts of islandwide presence with over 85 branches covering all districts of the country.’
Fr. Damian Alsakularatne, The Canon of the Queen of the Holy Rosary Cathedral, Galle, Fr. Lakshman Pieris, the Superior of the Jesuit Community, Fr. Pandiaraj Selvaraj and Rev. Sisters, took lead of the event. Officials of the Catholic Youth Federation too graced the event.
Gracing the event, from Alliance Finance Company, Mr. Michael Benedict – Director Recoveries, Mr. Aruna Rodrigo – Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Ajantha Kumara – Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Roshan Carrim – Asst. General Manager Recoveries, Mr. Suresh Motha – Asst. General Manager, Mr. Mangala Helambaarachchy – Asst. General Manager Operations, Mr. Nalin Kodagoda – Senior Manager, Regional Head, Mr. Gayantha Sanath Kumara – Senior Manager, Mr. Amal Somarathne – Manager Strategic Planning & Sustainability, Mr. Sanjeewa Chathuranga – Branch Manager AFC Galle, and several officials of AFC were present.