Sri Lanka CanadaScholarship Foundation
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SLCSF Awarded 130 Scholarships thisYear
Welcome our new President! Amendments to the SLCSF Constitution Fundraising Event Memorial Scholarship Awards Grade 12 Scholarship Awards for 2012 Scholarship Sponsors for this year
(2012/13) and 2011/12 Messages from Scholarship Recipients
to Sponsors Letters from some of our Scholarship
Recipients Audited Financial Statements Special Donations How You Can Help The Board of Directors Application for Sponsorship
SLCSF Awarded 130 Scholarshipsthis Year
We have awarded 130 newscholarships this year. While we havereceived over 800 applications, due tolimited numbers of sponsors, only 130students were selected.
We thank all our sponsors for theirdonations to fund these scholarships!
Welcome our new President!
Please join us in welcoming Dr. LalSamarasekera as our new President!
Lal has been the Vice chair of Save theChildren Saskatoon and a volunteerwith the Saskatchewan LungAssociation for several years. He hasbeen living in Saskatoon for over 20years and is currently a Geotechnicalengineer. We thank Lal for willinglyaccepting this leading role in theSLCSF!
Our outgoing President, Mr. LakshmanPerera and our Canadian ProjectsCoordinator, Mr. Pradeep Perera, hadstepped down from their positions dueto other commitments. They havecommitted to support us in all ourfuture activities. We thank them fortheir services over the past years!
Do you know
100% of your donations are nowused in funding scholarships and godirectly to the scholarshiprecipients!
This is possible because there is nopaid staff in the SLCSF and, thesmall overheads we have are nowtotally covered from the netproceeds from a fund raising event.
Amendments to the SLCSFConstitution
Recently, the Board of Directors hadmade amendments to the SLCSFConstitution to clearly define who themembers of SLCSF are and theirrights. With this amendment, thesponsors of scholarships willautomatically become members of theSLCSF for the period of theirsponsorship, provided they are in goodstanding and have paid sponsorshipdues on time (i.e., there are nooverdue payments).
The members will have the followingrights and privileges:
Right to stand for election toany position in the SLCSFExecutive
Right to vote at the AGM inelecting SLCSF Executives
Right to attend any boardmeeting, by giving advancenotice
Right to examine SLCSFfinancial statements and otherdocuments, by providingadvance notice
Receiving the annual newsletter
We usually have the Annual Generalmeeting in May/June time frame. Priorto the AGM, all members will receiveemail notifications about the AGM andthe nominations for electing boardmembers for the upcoming year.
SLCSF had its second major fundraising event in February this year,preparing and selling rice packets. Thisevent was again spearheaded by Mr.Gamini and Mrs. Sumana Wijeratne(Surrey, BC), who spent several daysin planning the event, purchasing allrequired items, preparing food and
distributing them. The net income wasover $3,000!
Our special thanks go to Gamini andSumana for volunteering their effortand time in this major fund raisingevent and making it happen! We thankall the other volunteers who helped invarious ways in making this event agreat success.
Memorial Scholarship Awards
Sponsoring a Memorial scholarship isan excellent way to ensure that thename of a deceased family member oranyone close to your heart continuesto live on, while paving the path for anacademically gifted student to becomesuccessful in life!
The sponsorship commitment and theselection criteria for these scholarshipsare the same as our regularscholarships.
This year we have awarded 19memorial scholarships. Thescholarships and their sponsors are:
Mr. Piyasena Dematagolla MemorialScholarshipAwarded by:Ms. Ruvini Dematagolla, Vancouver, BC,in loving memory of her father.
Mrs. Kusuma Goonetilleke MemorialScholarshipAwarded by:Mrs. Manel Perera, Calgary, BC, in lovingmemory of her mother.
Mr. H. M. S. B. Madawala MemorialScholarshipAwarded by:Mr. Gihan Madawala, Port Coquitlam, BC, inloving memory of his father.
Ms. Muriel Peiris Memorial ScholarshipAwarded by:Mr. U. D. Niroshan and Ms. Ruwanie Perera,Richmond, BC, in loving memory of Niroshansmother.
There is a wonderful mythical lawof nature that the three things wecrave most in life - happiness,freedom, and peace of mind - arealways attained by giving them tosomeone else.
Payton Conway March
Dr. Samarawickrama Somasiri MemorialScholarshipAwarded by:Dr. Aruna Somasiri, Vancouver, BC, in lovingmemory of his father.
Mr. & Mrs. T. B. Weerasekera MemorialScholarshipAwarded by:Mr. Rohana Weerasekara, Whitehorse, YT, inloving memory of his parents.
Master Nuwan Wijayasinghe MemorialScholarships (6)Awarded by:Dr. Mahendra and Mrs. Chandrani Wijayasinghe,Edmonton, AB, in loving memory of their son.
Mr. Albert Kathriarachchi MemorialScholarships (3)Awarded by:Mr. Gayan Abeysundara, Coquitlam, BC, in lovingmemory of his grand father.
Mr. S. W. Abeysundara MemorialScholarships (3)Awarded by:Dr. Bandula Abeysundara, Coquitlam, BC, inloving memory of his father.
Note: The recipients of thesescholarships are included in the list ofNew Grade 12 Scholarship Awards for2012.
We thank all our memorial scholarshipsponsors for their donations. Your actof generosity will keep the names ofyour beloved relatives and friendsalive for ever in the minds of thechildren benefited by thesescholarships.
Grade 12 Scholarship Awards for2012
This year we have selected 130scholarship recipients, based on theirG.C.E. O/L results, income per familymember and considering other specialcircumstances (such as deceasedparents).
We congratulate the scholarshiprecipients for their academicachievements and wish them all thesuccess in their future studies!
Miss. D. M. S. Prashadika Srimali, Padavi-ParakramapuraMiss. H. B. V. M. Harshini Amarasinghe,RambukkanaMiss. M. R. Fathima Nadha, UluvitikeMiss. N. A. A. Sandeepani Neththasingha,VeyangodaMr. R. A. H. Sampath Ranawaka, MailapitiyaMr. R. L. Madusanka De Silvam, DunagahaMr. R. M. C. Laksan Gunarathna, NarammalaMiss. A. D. M. Sewwandi Kumari, MorawakaMiss. A. G. Srimali Madhurangani, HambantotaMr. S. Randunu Dikkumbura, BandaragamaMiss. K. M. H. Nisansala Kularatne,KongahawelaMiss. N. K. M. Sammani Kahatapitiya, RatnapuraMiss. M. A. Wathmila Gunaratne, DenipitiyaMr. H. M. A. Srimal Herath Mudali, KalawanaMr. S. B. Y. M. P. P. Y. Bandara Siwarathna,NikadalupothaMr. G. L. N. P. Kumara Silva, RatnapuraMiss. W. M. T. Priyadarshini Wijesundera,KinigamaMiss. D. M. P. Nisansala Dissanayakem,BamunakotuwaMiss. Y. M. M. Sumudu Nimasha, Rajanganaya -Yaya 15Miss. S. Sanofar Jahan, Pottuvil-02Miss. V. S. Imasha Madushani, TissamaharamaMiss. K. G. Hashini Prasadini, PoddalaMiss. G. B. Hiroshima Wijesinghe, RatgamaMr. A. G. Rashan Bhanuka, Imaduwa.Miss. R. Nishani Ratnayake, BandarawelaMiss. W. A. Imasha Lakmali, DeiyandaraMiss. H. M. D. Nuwanthika Herath, MarassanaMiss. P. Subodhini Sudusinghe, DevinuwaraMiss. K. G. Kashmi Wathsala, HakmanaMiss. R. Dhanani Ratnayake, BandarawelaMr. A. A. D. Priyaraj Sandakelum, HunumullaMr. B. G. Akila Madushan, BeliaththaMr. H. S. M. I. Sandaruwan Kosala, BadullaMiss. J. M. N. Dhanushka Jayasundera,Bandarawela
Miss. W. I. Udayangani Silva, WaskaduwaMiss. D. M. T. Apsara Dissanayake,MapakadawewaMiss. A. N. Harshika Kalpatharu, AmparaMr. M. K. V. Dasun Lakshitha, NetolpitiyaMiss. W. Vithanage Shani, DodanduwaMiss. G. T. Shayamali Gunaratne, HelamadaMr. R. M. M. Randeera Ratnayake, KoswaththaMr. A. G. C. Pramudh Lakshan, AmbalantotaMr. H. Shan Madhukalpa, GandaraMiss. R. A. S. M. Aravindi Hami, BangadeniyaMr. K. J. Ashoka Rajapakse, WalasmullaMiss. G. L. Hansika Ratnayake, GodakawelaMr. K. K. R. Lakmal Nandasiri, GataheththaMr. G. S. Ashir Dilshan, BeliattaMiss. K. Thisarani W. Kulathnga, NakulugamuwaMr. R. Dilshan Jayatileke, PolgasowitaMiss. S. Yashoda Wickramatunga, MataraMiss. B. D. S. Madushika Sumanasekera,UragasmanhandiyaMr. K. G. R. K. T. Gananath Premaratne,RatnapuraMiss. V. P. Ishani Bhagya, BeliattaMr. H. Pasindu Udayanga, KarandeniyaMiss. A. D. Thakshila Dilrukshi, UdukindaMiss. H. Vayomi Lakshika, KarandeniyaMiss. D. M. H. Pramodya Vidyaratne, KatupothaMiss. Uditha J. Mirando, KochchikadeMiss. G. B. Hasina Nishanandi, KottegodaMiss. K. G. Madushika Dilhari, PoddalaMiss. U. R. M. Padmakanthi Tilakeratne,MakuldeniyaMr. K. G. P. Madushanka Wijeratne, KimbissaMr. N. Prasad Wickremasinghe, WellawayaMr. G. Shanaka Madushan, GodakawelaMr. K. C. Isuru Sandaruwan, WalasmullaMiss. R. D. A. Hansini Ranawake, IdduruwaMr. A. Deshan Jayawicrema, NochchiyagamaMiss. E. M. A. Madushani Ekanayake, MataleMr. K. D. N. Thilina Maduwantha, KandegederaMr. L. Viraj Soosa, KochchikadeMiss. W. A. Savithri Amali, MiddeniyaMr. P. Tharanga Ekanayake, BeliattaMiss. D. D. Dulanjali Hansamali, DewimnuwaraMiss. R. Piyumi Jayaweera, KamburupitiyaMiss. N. S. Buddhika Hewavitharana, UaragahaMiss. H. W. K. Nisansala Kumari, PallebeddaMr. K. A. Ashan Lakshitha, MalwanaMiss. I. H. Thakshila Rasangani, PapiliyagodaMr. G. H. Yasiru Nimesh, AhangamaMr. W. N. G. G. Dihan Isharaka, WalasmullaMiss. W. M. J. Kumari Wasala, KalagamwaththaMr. D. L. A. Reshan Pubudu, GalleMr. G. Nishan Induranga, MataraMiss. J. T. Chathurika Sandamali, DeniyayaMiss. B. M. Kaushalya Preethimali, GodakawelaMiss. I. Upakalpana Mirando, KochchikadeMr. T. G. S. Sankalpana Kumara, KithulgalaMiss. K. V. Kamali Chathurangani, ThalagaspeMr. U. T. G. Dharmasri Wickremasinghe,KadugannawaMiss. N. Apsara Ranatunge, KarandeniyaMiss. G. Malka Sewwandi, Dehiwatht