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    Feeding of Hungry Street Animals

    Otara, together with the Animal Rights Protection Force provided a tasty meal to approximately 80 street dogs, cats and crows during a recent feeding program. It was a delicious meal of rice, pumpkin, gotukola, soya meat, yams and mung beans prepared by Otara herself and with the help of some compassionate people from the ARPF!

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    AIESEC Volunteers in Sri Lanka

    Three groups of AIESEC Volunteers from all parts of the world recently visited Sri Lanka to work with Embark over the course of three weeks. They were part of the Paw Prints Program that focused on the importance of creating a better world and living together in harmony with all lives. The AIESEC Volunteers closely […]

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    Chitra Lane School World Environment Day Exhibition

    Otara was chief guest recently at a World Environment Day Exhibition by the Chitra Lane School for the Special Child. Each student participated in their own unique way; from the youngest to the oldest student. All of the beautiful artwork on display was crafted using upcycled material in keeping with the World Environment Day theme. […]

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    Otara Foundation launches Phase 1 of Project Anuradhapura

    The Otara Foundation, in collaboration with the Brigitte Bardot Foundation and TAPA Sri Lanka recently commenced a 20-day program in the historical city of Anuradhapura. The aim was to sterilize and vaccinate 1,000 street and owned dogs by closely working with communities to provide a better life for both people and animals in Sri Lanka. […]

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    Opening of the Donkey Clinic and Education Centre, Talaimanar, Mannar

    Otara was chief guest at opening ceremony of the Donkey Clinic and Education Center in Mannar. The initiative is the brainchild of Jeremy Liyanage of Bridge Lanka, whose vision is to help donkeys who are often seen suffering on the streets of Mannar. These animals are commonly treated for road traffic accidents and other forms […]

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    Tree Planting at Viharamahadevi Park

    Otara was recently part of a walk and tree planting event in collaboration with the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka. The program took place at Colombo’s iconic Viharamahadevi Park, a landmark known for its beautiful trees and local foliage. The tree planting took place in support of a greener, healthier tomorrow for all living […]

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    Otara Foundation sponsors Runakanda Rain Forest Freshwater Fish Project

    In keeping with World Environment Day, the Otara Foundation recently sponsored a workshop on the incredible freshwater fish found in the Sinharaja Rainforest which was conducted by the Runakanda Rainforest Conservation Centre. It was a 3-day project on biodiversity, with a special focus on freshwater fish and reforestation.

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    Tree Planting at University of Colombo, Law Faculty

    Otara was Chief Guest at a recent tree planting event organized by the University of Colombo’s Faculty of Law. A website was launched, a beautiful mural done by the students was unveiled and many new tree saplings were planted. The activities were held to celebrate World Environment Day which will be commemorated on the 5th […]

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    Barbaric Avurudu ‘Elephant Racing’ Under Fire

    Otara was recently featured in an article by the “Sunday Observer” which discussed the animal cruelty that took place during Sinhala and Tamil New Year, where captive elephants were used in an elephant race and other games like Tug of war. Speaking to the “Sunday Observer” Otara said, “When the government has taken one good […]

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    Care for the Voiceless – C4V Fundraiser

    Otara was Chief Guest at a Car Wash recently organized by Care for the Voiceless to raise funds for a Sterilization and Vaccination program in Anuradhapura. Among the celebrities who joined her in this noteworthy cause included; Actresses Dhamitha Abeyratne, Anuradha Nandasiri and Malkanthi Nandasiri. Otara’s first job was to wash the bike of a […]

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