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  DAANA Scholarship Award Ceremony - 2016                                                          

Dear Member,

First of all, we would like to wish all our members and supporters and their families a Happy New Year. We are thrilled to announce that we were able to raise the needed funds for the DAANA Scholarship Program by the end of 2016.

The DAANA Scholarship award ceremony was recently held at Dharmaraja College with the participation of the principal, teachers, students and their parents. This year, we donated fifty two annual scholarships worth of Rs. 13,000 each based on academic merit. In addition, five undergraduate scholarships worth of Rs. 22,000 each were awarded to five medical students. Former presidents of DAANA, Dr. Ashoka Polpitiya and Dr. Sandun Kuruppu represented DAANA at the award ceremony.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all the donors and everyone who supported and encouraged us to achieve this goal. Without your generosity, we will not be able to make a difference in young Rajans’ lives. This year, contributions from Dr. Keerthi De Silva and Dr. Priyantha Herath strengthened our fund-raising efforts. We would also like to admire the contributions from full-time graduate students. Thank you!

We are grateful to Dr. Shyaminda Basnayake and other old Rajans in Sri Lanka and Mrs. Thamara Marapana for organizing and coordinating the award ceremony at the school. Last but not the least, we would like to thank the principal and the staff of the Dharmaraja College for their participation.

Please see the 2016 Final Scholarship table here.

Once again, we appreciate the contributions of all the donors who helped young Rajans to “reach greater heights” this year.

Over the past 8 years, a total of 250 bright-needy students have been benefitted from DAANA academic scholarships, and another 21 students have won scholarships for their extracurricular activities. We have so far disbursed nearly LKR 3.5 million in total for DAANA Scholarships.  





Date : 05th-January-2017

Dharmaraja Alumni Association of North America

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