Kwita Izina Gorilla Baby Naming Ceremony

Otara Gunewardene was recently invited by the Rwandan Government as an honorary guest to name a baby gorilla at the national Kwita Izina naming ceremony. Kwita Izina is a traditional naming ceremony in which new born baby Gorillas are named by conservation, business, sports, fashion and show biz icons from

Otara & Embark in Japan

3rd August 2019 Otara recently formed a partnership with an innovative and talented team to explore more opportunities in expanding the Embark brand in Japan. This was followed by an Embark pop-up stall at the Sri Lanka Festival, Tokyo which aimed to spread the message of Sri Lanka’s Street Dogs.

Visit to the Attidiya Wildlife Rescue Centre

31 st May Otara recently paid a visit to the Attidiya Wildlife Centre which is managed by the Wildlife Department of Sri Lanka. The sanctuary is home to injured and rescued animals who are receiving much-needed treatment. Many of these animals are wounded or sick due to cruelty, habitat loss,

Interview with Ada Derana Biz 24

7 th July 10, 2019 Otara was recently interviewed by Ada Derana Biz 24. The discussion explored the context of local business development in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings, along with a brief discussion on the importance of environmental conservation. Click here to see more;

Wilpattu Reforestation project

Otara Gunewardene met with Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake and joined the Sri Lanka Army to support the Wilpattu Reforestation Program. She discussed the progress of the Wilpattu Reforestation program with Major Kumudu Perera and Colonel Ravi Herath, after which she planted a kumbuk tree in support of the project.

Speech at the Board of Investment at the “Reach the Peak” Program

Otara Gunewardene was invited to speak at the Board Of Investment’s “Reach the Peak” program held at the Board’s Auditorium. The program is intended to inspire and encourage the BOI staff to reach aspirations they might have. The speech focused on branding, marketing and entrepreneurship where Otara shared stories of

Wilpattu Reforestation Program

Thousands of acres of forest have been cut down in Wilpattu and the surrounding areas over the last few years. This has resulted in acres and acres of dry, barren land. With this in mind, the Otara Foundation recently partnered with the Sri Lanka Army in an initiative to reforest

Planning Playbook by SNIPEXX

Otara was recently part of a panel discussion on “Planning in Crisis” and speaking on how to survive and thrive in tough times. A considerable part of the business brainstorming session centered on how leaders managed their industries during Sri Lanka’s 30-year-old war and the invaluable lessons learned from it. 

Visit to Mihindu Seth Medura

Otara recently had the honor of meeting the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the safety of our nation. She spent the day talking to them and listening to their stories of courage and survival. The visit included entertaining dance and song acts by the soldiers, as well as the

Let’s Go Plastic Free

In commemoration of World Environment Day 2019, Otara was invited to participate in the international campaign “One Plastic Free Day” which highlights the impact of single-use plastics. Otara was featured in an article advocating the need for a change in lifestyle to reduce the use of single use plastic. Click