Caltex shoulders the country's economic growth through National Water Preservation Project
Photo caption: Mr. Kishu Gomes, MD/CEO, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC addressing the gathering at the press conference. Also in photo are Mr. Edwin Ariyadasa, Advisor to the Mihindu Cultural Foundation (on left) and Kalasoori Sathischandra Edirisinghe (on right) Chairman, Mihindu Cultural Foundation.
20th May 2011 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: Jointly presented by Chevron, the marketer of Caltex branded lubricants in Sri Lanka, and Kalasoori Sathischandra Edirisinghe’s Mihindu Cultural Foundation, ‘Water & Life’ is the first ever, dedicated awareness building campaign designed to educate all citizens on the importance of preserving Sri Lanka's National hydro – cultural heritage.
Water is critical not only to life, but also to the economic growth of a nation and its environmental outcomes. Thus, this exhibition series was birthed to highlight the critical issue of depleting water resources and inadequate preservation systems for this vital natural resource.
Further, the exhibition series was used as a platform to create ‘environmentally-conscious’ advocates amongst the school children, thereby taking a critical step forward with our present generation towards strengthening Sri Lanka’s future prosperity and sustainable growth as a nation.
Under the 1st phase of the campaign, exhibitions were conducted in Anuradhapura, Hingurakgoda, Weeraketiya, Embilipitiya, Kebithigollewa, Galgamuwa, Kurunegala, Polonnaruwa, Hambantota and Colombo.
The next phase of the campaign will be launched in the North & East, with emphasis given to communities who make a livelihood and depend on agriculture and fisheries as a source of income. The exhibition series will be conducted in Puttalum, Nikaweratiya, Dambulla, Batticaloa, Trinco, Monaragala, Ampara, Mahiyangana, Vavuniya, Mannar, Kilinochchi and Jaffna.
|24th – 25th May||Puttalum|
|27th – 28th May||Mannar|
|30th – 31st May||Nikaweratiya|
|27th – 28th June||Dambulla|
|30th June – 1st July||Trinco|
|3rd – 5th July||Mahiyangana|
|17th – 19th July||Monaragala|
|21st – 22nd July||Batticaloa|
|24th – 26th July||Ampara|
|16th – 18th Oct||Vavuniya|
|20th – 21st Oct||Killinochchi|
|23rd – 25th Oct||Jaffna|
Parallel to the exhibition series, a highly informative and educational book for school children was also launched in tri-lingual. The book contains a wealth of information regarding Sri Lanka’s vast historic and contemporary aquatic innovations. During the campaign, the book will be donated to over two thousand school libraries island-wide.
Chevron has always had an unstinted passion towards community development. For several years, Chevron has partnered in numerous rural & community development initiatives, practiced as a concerted strategy to uplift, support and promote a better tomorrow for all its valuable stakeholders.