People’s Leasing joins hands with Beddagana Wetland Park as a Partner in Conservation

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People’s Leasing and Finance PLC join hands with the Management of Beddagana Wetland Park has installed Awareness Boards on Environment and Biodiversity based on a need identification. Through this Environmental Initiative, People’s Leasing and Finance PLC collaborated with the Beddagana Wetland Park as a Partner in Conservation with the primary objective of assisting in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and educating locals and foreign visitors about the Biodiversity and Ecosystems.

The Entrance Awareness Boards in Beddagana Wetland Park were exposed by Ms. Chandana Kalupahana, Director – Environment and Land Scape Division of Urban Development Authority in the presence of Mr. Shamindra Marcelline, Chief Executive Officer/General Manager, People’s Leasing and Finance PLC, and Mr.Laksanda Gunawardene, Deputy General Manager (Operations), People’s Leasing and Finance PLC.

The Boards were unveiled for public display by Ms. Chandana Kalupahana, Director – Environment and Land Scape Division in Urban Development Authority in the presence of Mr. Shamindra Marcelline, Chief Executive Officer/General Manager, People’s Leasing and Finance PLC and Mr.Laksanda Gunawardene, Deputy General Manager (Operations), People’s Leasing and Finance PLC on 10th March 2022. In line with this occasion, tree planting was held to symbolize this event.

Mr. Hishan Welmilla, Manager – Marketing, Communication and Sustainability of People’s Leasing and Finance PLC and Ms. Narmada Dangampola, Park Manager of Beddagana Wetland Park and representatives from Urban Development Authority, People’s Leasing and Finance PLC and Beddagana Wetland Park were present at this event.

Beddagana Wetland Park is a key flood detention area and a nature park with scenic beauty. It has a high biodiversity value as the park is located within the declared Kotte Bird Sanctuary. The Park is managed by the Environment and Land Scape Division of the Urban Development Authority. The Wetland Park is a home to many birds, other animals and insects such as butterflies, dragonflies and mammals out of which some are endemic to Sri Lanka. Further, there is also a wide variety of plants and trees to be found at the Beddagana Wetland Park.

People’s Leasing and Finance PLC, which marked its 25th anniversary in 2021, has been carrying out several eco-friendly projects. People’s Leasing and Finance PLC continued its commitment to restore 1 hectare degraded fern land adjacent to the Kanneliya Forest Reserve, Opatha in partnership with Biodiversity Sri Lanka, engaging with 10 corporates under the guidance of the Department of Forest since 2018.

People’s Leasing and Finance PLC is a leading Non-Bank Financial Institution in Sri Lanka and a subsidiary of People’s Bank, one of the largest state-owned banks in the country. Commencing operations in 1996 as a specialized leasing company, People’s Leasing was listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange in 2011. People’s Leasing and Finance PLC has grown to become a diversified non-banking financial powerhouse with six subsidiaries in areas including overseas operations in Bangladesh.


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