Monthly Archives: April 2017

Shangri-La Garage Sale

Posted on by Jackie

Hambantota garage sale (1)The Shangri-La Hotel in Hambantota held its first garage sale in early April to raise funds for a joint library development programme with SRI.

The hotel, which opened in 2016, has very committed CSR principles and funds from the garage sale are being directed towards its Embrace projects, which target children’s health or education programmes.

A total of Rs31,630 was raised over a two-day period from the sale of lost and found items, plus donations from hotel staff.

The intention is to hold a sale once every quarter and build up a fund to renovate and re-stock libraries across the educational district around Hambantota.

The hotel also has an 2% employment target for people with disabilities and SRI was extremely pleased when two of our former deaf students from Debarawewa President’s Primary College  - Nipuna and Owinda – were given jobs there late last year.

This was a wonderful opening for both of them given the lack of job opportunities in the area, particularly for differently-abled people.