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Lanka Nesiah Memorial Fund

Organized by: nagulan nesiah

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THE STORY:

Lanka Nesiah’s first job, at the age of 18, was teaching Social Science at St. Thomas’ College, Gurutalawa – a church-run Anglican school situated in the hill-country of Sri Lanka providing education to boys from grades 1-12. The school has facilities for both boarders and day-scholars, and also serves a vulnerable population of low-income plantation families with full scholarships.

Upon his death in August 2013, the Diocese of Colombo, on request of the Nesiah family, established the Lanka Nesiah Memorial Fund. Proceeds from the investment of the fund were to be designated towards need-based scholarship for prospective plantation youth at STC Gurutalawa. STC Guru currently serves 602 students of which 450 are boarders. The school has a capacity for another 75 boarders and 75 day-scholars. The demographics of the school are 58% Buddhist, 20% Muslim, 15% Christian and 7% Hindu. It costs US$ 340 (LKR 48,000) per boarder per term, and US$ 130 (LKR 18,000) per day-scholar per term. This scholarship amount includes fees, books, materials and sports but not uniform or pocket money.

Currently, the fund holds a capital fund US$ 10,426 (LKR 1,459,686.38). The interest from the initial target of US$ 10,000 (LKR 1.4m) is expected to provide one residential scholarship. Starting January 2015, we are pleased that one student is being sponsored through the fund.  Thank you for all those who have already donated to the Lanka Nesiah Memorial Fund (a full list is below)

As we continue to grow the fund, we intend to expand the reach of the fund to also support day-scholars in Gurutalawa but also include scholarships for marginalized young girls at Chundikulli Girls College in Jaffna, in the north of the country, where Lanka started his early education (when boys were admitted in the primary level). In order to provide three scholarships here, we need a total capital fund of US$21,000 (Rs. 2.94 million). Can you help us make that goal?

Direct payments to the Diocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka account is also possible.  Please contact Nagulan if this is preferred. 

$13,265

 

63% Raised of $21,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $769

  • Anonymous

    $78

  • Anonymous

    $192

  • Anonymous

    $82

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $332

  • Ariyaratnam, Shyamala

    $82

  • Anonymous

    $240

  • Anketell, Christine and Suren

    $196

  • Amarasingham, Mohini and Mano

    $81

  • Bandaranayake, Don Ranjit

    $155

  • Bach, Iverson and Saugbjerg

    $796

  • Arulpoornam, Pathmaseeli

    $19

  • Caffor, Falih

    $231

  • Arulanantham, Shanti and Pararasan

    $0

  • Edward, Tamari and Paul

    $85

  • Doel, Alan

    $79

  • Felix, Helen and Cornall

    $82

  • Chelvasekeram, C Family

    $653

  • Ellison, Audrey

    $328

  • Grogan, Gene and Jan

    $0

  • Fernando, Rohan

    $77

  • Forster, Imogen

    $639

  • Friend, A Close One

    $192

  • Fieldson, Rob

    $160

  • Jayaratne, Chandra

    $77

  • Gunesegaram, Wim

    $46

  • Maclachlan, Penelope

    $47

  • Friend, A

    $115

  • Joshua, Rita and Willie

    $92

  • Mcintyre, Nalini

    $92

  • Nalliah, Lukshmi and Nimal

    $92

  • Manoharan, Dilip and Nisha

    $0

  • Nirmalan, Sue and Ken

    $192

  • Navanayagam, Mathini

    $0

  • Nesiah, Anita and Devanesan

    $131

  • Nesiah, Aanya

    $385

  • Nuhumal, Sanjeevi Kumari

    $432

  • Nawal, Arjini Kumari

    $432

  • Rajendran, Murugiah

    $385

  • Pasquereau, Lilliane and Jean-Louis

    $72

  • Relative, Living in Singapore

    $781

  • Pasquereau, Arundhathi Benoit and Sangeetha Nesiah

    $387

  • Ranjithan, Abirami Family

    $267

  • Smith, Paddy

    $160

  • Rutnam, Kirupa and Nalan

    $81

  • Student, A Not So Good One from STC Guru in the 60s

    $308

  • Somasundaram, George

    $231

  • Whitaker, Tinny

    $164

  • Visvanathan, Sanjeev

    $164

  • Wood, Sarah

    $78

  • Wickremasinghe, Suriya

    $192

  • Vasee and Sonali

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Channa/Munyema/Ari

    $150

  • Lorna Velasco

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Lisa Honda

    $100

  • A Friend from Australia

    $300

  • Romesh Anketell

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Tabitha

     

  • Jaqui

     

  • Riya and Rhan Miller

    $100

  • Asohan Amarasingham

    $50

  • Nishadi

     

  • Suren and Christine Anketell

    $150

  • Elise and Oliver

     

  • Sharon Gil

    $100

  • Chou Nuon

     

  • Sangeetha Nesiah

    $195

  • Anonymous

    $161

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $161

10 months ago

Sangeetha Nesiah

Sangeetha Nesiah

DONATION: $195

2 years ago

Chou Nuon

Chou Nuon

2 years ago

Sharon Gil

Sharon Gil

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Elise and Oliver

Elise and Oliver

2 years ago

Suren and Christine Anketell

Suren and Christine Anketell

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Nishadi

Nishadi

Great act in memory of a great man. 2 years ago

Asohan Amarasingham

Asohan Amarasingham

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Riya and Rhan Miller

Riya and Rhan Miller

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jaqui

Jaqui

2 years ago

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