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Sunlight Manudam Viyamana Programme

Sunlight; strengthening community bonds

It’s not just clothes that need care. Sunlight also believes in helping strengthen the fabric of our society – because when our bonds are strong, our country will be stronger. Find out how we’re making a positive impact!

135 years as a national household icon that cares

For 135 years, Sunlight has been a national household icon, known for caring that goes beyond fabric care. That’s because strengthening the bonds between our vibrant and multi-ethnic society is at the heart of everything we do. Irrespective of race or religion, our mission is simple: to celebrate the diversity of our communities, to help unite all Sri Lankans as one.

Sunlight “Manudam Viyamana”

Phase 1

Following the devastating Easter attacks of 2019, our goal to strengthen the fabric of our diverse community became more important than ever. While donating to medical facilities and livelihood development programmes, we worked with religious organisations and families of victims to spread a symbolic message of hope “open hearts – open homes” across the nation. This powerful pledge – which encourages trust, compassion, and care for one another – was amplified by influencers, celebrities and our Manudam Viyamana ‘care anthem’. As a result, over 1.2 million Sri Lankans pledged to open their hearts and homes, strengthening our bonds as a country.

Phase 2

With COVID-19 and the economic crisis impacting the economic wellbeing of SMEs in Sri Lanka, Sunlight came together with the Small Enterprises Development Division (SEDD) and Singer Fashion academy, to uplift the economic stability of SMEs, through our Manudam Viyamana initiative. We have donated LKR 5 million towards this cause and supported 25,000+ SME garment businesses by offering free online skill building programmes.

Unilever cheque handover to empower SMEs in Sri Lanka
From left to right: Gayan Rupasinghe - Category Head – Fabric Care, Unilever Sri Lanka; Sudheera Jayarathna - Director, Small Enterprise Development Division; Anuradha Wijekoon – Former Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports; Hon. Namal Rajapaksha – Former Minister of Youth and Sports & State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development; Hajar Alafifi - Chairperson & Managing Director of Unilever Sri Lanka; Sharmila Bandara - Marketing Director - Homecare, Foods & Refreshments and Water, Unilever Sri Lanka; Channa Tennakoon - Head of Media & Activation, Unilever Sri Lanka; Munazza Rafeek - Category Head of Household Cleaners & Water, Unilever Sri Lanka; and Kanchana Smenai Perera - Assistant Manager, Singer Fashion Academy; take part in the handing over of the cheque worth Rs. 5 million as a stepping stone in the right direction towards empowering SMEs in Sri Lanka

Committed to strengthening the fabric of our society

Our country’s strength relies on the unity of all our people. Sunlight, together with the support of all Sri Lankans, commits to strengthening the bonds of our community through ongoing, everyday actions, leading to a brighter future for all.

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