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In Sri Lanka, Alliance Finance Company PLC took the lead with their unique Thuru Mithuru program on 5th June 2018 – World Environment Day, when AFC teams spread across 25 Districts in 991 Schools with 371,000 Children to plant 176,518 Trees that would absorb 3,843 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide per Anum. It was a Pledge Across Generations across the nation in a fervent salute to Mother Nature!

In Colombo, one such school that hosted the AFC Thuru Mithuru Program was the Kotahena Madya Maha Vidyalaya, situated slap bang in the industrial district, known for its hardware trade. Headed by the School Principal, Mohan Weerasinghe, more than 100 students from the senior & junior forms took part in a mass Tree Planting exercise within the school compound, assisted by a band of enthusiastic teachers and a dedicated AFC team led by the Deputy Chairman & Managing Director, Romani De Silva himself. Joining the mass of school children busy planting, he was heard to remark, “our company is extremely satisfied by the spontaneous enthusiasm shown by the entire school in this volunteer effort. Right now, our teams across the island are doing the same in many other locations. I could not ask for more”.

AFC thus fulfilled a Pledge made in 2013 to offset the carbon footprint of their motor vehicle leasing customers. Alliance Finance Company PLC is Sri Lanka’s pioneering triple bottom line financial institution that promotes the creed, People, Planet, Profit. Having served for over four generations for 60 years, AFC is now promoting the concept of sustainability across our younger generations by the simultaneous planting of over 150,000 trees in schools across the island. By this initiative, AFC envisages sustaining a Life of Green in our Motherland in the years to come.

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