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By DAANA News on 12/24/2013 8:39 PM
DAANA awarded Rs 50,000/= to Dharmaraja Past Teachers Association (DPTA) as partial funding to launch their booklet project.

DAANA Vice President Malinda Thilakarathna handed over the donation to DPTA officials: Mr. Gamakumara (President), Mrs. Padmini Munasinghe (Secretary), Mr. Ananda Ratnaweera, Mr. Kamal Siriwardena, and Mr. Bandara Weerasekera, on 16-2013 while vacationing in Sri Lanka.

By DAANA News on 12/14/2013 9:44 AM
14 used, near-new, IBM Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops were shipped to the school last week. Kaushalya Siriwardena managed to get these laptops from his employer.

This is the 2nd computer donation to the school by DAANA. So far, we have sent totally 23 laptops to Dharmaraja college computer center.

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By DAANA News on 11/30/2013 9:52 AM
Yumal C. Kuruppu received the first ever Undergraduate Scholarship from DAANA. Yumal was a DAANA scholar in 2011 and 2012, obtained highest marks in Central Province and the island rank of 10 at GCE A/L in 2012.
By DAANA News on 10/15/2013 10:01 AM
Dr. Palitha Kohona joined with DAANA webinar entitled "United Nations and Sri Lanka" at DRCK from 11:30PM to 1:00AM midnight New York time on Oct 14-15, 2013. This created an opportunity for Dharmaraja students to engage in a lively discussion with Dr. Kohona. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation go to Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona for taking the precious time out of his busy schedule to talk to Dharmaraja students.

Kudos to member/director Buddhika Bandaranayake for inviting this most distinguished diplomat for DAANA webinar entitled "United Nations and Sri Lanka" at DRCK and creating an opportunity for Dharmaraja students to engage in a lively discussion with Dr. Kohona.

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By DAANA News on 7/22/2013 7:26 AM
Past 6 months has been a quite busy period for the DAANA Bank Account. We responded to few requests from the school and successfully completed the 2013 Scholarship Program. We also used DAANA infrastructure to raise funds for Rajans Rugby from global Rajans diaspora.   
Here is the summary of donations that went through the DAANA account since Jan 1, 2013 (Total of Rs 605,000/=):
  1. RISGO Scout Jamboree  : Rs. 120,000/=
  2. 2013 Scholarships : Rs. 210,000/=
  3. Rajans Rugby : Rs. 225,000/=
  4. Travel Assistantship to Bharatha Rankothge & Team (DRCK students) to attend Global Scholars Cup in Dubai: Rs 50,000/= 
By DAANA News on 7/18/2013 7:18 AM
2013-DAANA Scholarships were awarded at a simple ceremony on July 16th 2013. 17 DRCK students received annual scholarships of Rs 10,000/= each on academic merits, and 6 students received Rs 5000/= each for exceptional achievements in extracurricular activities, while 8 students received complimentary awards of Rs 1250/= each. The complete list of scholars and sponsors is given at the bottom of this email. The Scholarship program has become the flagship program for DAANA. 

Over the past 5 years, a total of 106 bright-needy students have been benefitted from DAANA academic scholarships, and 16 students have won for their extracurricular activities. We have so far disbursed nearly LKR 1.14 Million in total for DAANA Scholarships.

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By DAANA News on 6/20/2013 10:53 AM
3 Dharmaraja Students, Bharatha Rankothge (DAANA Scholar in 2011,2012 and 2013), Rahal Medawatte, and Janith Weerakkody participated at the Dubai Regional round of World Scholars Cup from 31st May to 1st June and were able to bring glory to school and motherland by winning the Third place at the overall completion after competing with 200 other teams from 12 different nationalities. Furthermore, Bharatha Rankothge was awarded the Best Scholar award from among 600 students. Altogether, they won 14 medals and 4 trophies, astounding the audience and the organizing committee and gaining special recognition as the best performance in the Scholar’s Cup history from a rookie team.

As an appreciation to this great achievement and to support global round participation, DAANA provided LKR 50,000/= as travel assistance to the winning team.
By DAANA News on 2/16/2013 11:45 AM
Rajans scouts are organizing the Rajans International Scouts Gathering Of (RISGO) centennial 2013 to mark the centennial of the 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scouts group. DAANA old scouts, Sanka Tennakoon, Kosala Samaraweera, Geeth Uyanwatte, Sajith Ellepola, Madura Rajapakse, Malinda Thilakarathna and Rajitha Siriwardana generously responded to the recent request from DRCK scouts. Together they raised Rs 120,000/= for the RISGO sponsorship.

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RISGO will be held from 18th to 22nd February 2013, at the DRCK Lake View Park International Scout Center. Over 3500 scouts from across the island and international scouts from more than 50 countries will be participating in the event
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