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Author: DAANA News Created: 2/19/2011 5:38 PM
By DAANA News on 2/3/2011 5:39 PM
We launched the DAANA scholarship program in 2009 to help bright but needy students of Dharmaraja College, Kandy and were able to award 27 scholarships thanks to the generosity of many Sri Lankans in North America. You can find a brief account of the 2010 program here.

Due to the overwhelming response and support we received from you during the inaugural round concluded in 2010, we are looking forward to continuing this program in 2011 with a great confidence. We are in the process of screening more than 80 applications we received this year.

We thought it would be worthwhile to invite you to continue to contribute for this worthy cause. If you are interested, you can sponsor a student by your own or few of you can join to offer a scholarship.
Each scholarship based on academic merit is $100 for the whole year (Rs. 1000 per month). Also we will be awarding 5 scholarships worth of $50 each (Rs. 5000 per year) based on extra-curricular activities.

Please take advantage of this request if you are seeking an opportunity to help a needy Sri Lankan student. Visit our website for more details and if you are interested, please contact DAANA Board of Directors, a DAANA member, or reply to

--Scholarship Committee--
By DAANA News on 1/20/2011 2:31 PM

The first DAANA scholarship winner, Chinthaka Thilina Bowatte (class of 2010), got flying colours at the A/L exam - Chemistry A, Physics A, Math B and District Rank 26

CONGRATULATIONS Chinthaka ! We are proud of you, you lived up to your parents expectations and teachers high billing, Well Done ! Keep up good work, enjoy Pera Efac life, and lets hope our paths will cross soon here in North America.

By DAANA News on 1/16/2011 5:49 PM
The Board of Directors for DAANA for 2011 had their first BOD meeting on 16th January 2011 and unanimously selected the following officers:

President: Ashoka Polpitiya
Vice President 1: Sheranga Jayasinghe
Vice President 2: Sanka Tennakoon
Secretery 1: Madhura Rajapakshe
Secretery 2: Udayana Ranatunga
Tresurer: Kaushalya Siriwardena
Activities Directors: Indrajith Rajapaksa, Asanka Samaraweera

As the new BOD, we are committed to making DAANA stronger than ever and help Dharmaraja grow. We are thankful to all DAANA members for entrusting us for this task and look forward for their help and wisdom during 2011. We are specially grateful to previous BODs for their relentless efforts that brought us this far. We will continue the great programs they put forward such as the scholarships for deserving young Rajans, educational outreach activities like the Webinars, workshops and Walllpaper, the book drive, and other fund raising efforts.

We are eager to get your ideas and suggestions. Please send them to

Rajans for Ever!

-- BOD 2011 --
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