DAANA scholarship program is the single largest educational project DAANA undertook in its inaugural year. The goal is to help bright but needy students of Dharmaraja College, Kandy. We were able to award 27 scholarships for the academic year 2010 thanks to the generosity of many Sri Lankans in North America. The sponsors include 6 non-Rajan Sri Lankans who appreciated our charitable work. We thank all the sponsors, DRCK teachers Mrs. Tamara Marapana, Mr. Upula Ratnakela, Mr. SUB Ekanayake, and member Dr. Chulani Jayantha Pethiyagoda for their help in coordinating the program. Dr. Suren Lewke Bandara, a DAANA member from Texas was instrumental in reaching out to fellow Sri Lankans in Houston area and screening the applications. 2009 BOD member Sanka Tennakoon initiated and lead this effort for DAANA.
DAANA Scholarships 2009 - A Success Story
(Awarding ceremony was held on Friday the 12th, March 2010)
Seated L-R: Mr. Upula Rathnakela (teacher), Mr. SUB Ekanayake (Head, Science Section), Dr. Jayantha Pethiyagoda (DAANA member), Mr. SM Keerthiratne (Principal), Yasas Chandrasekera (HonSec. mother OBU), Mrs. Tamara Marapane (teacher)