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Dialog Foundation’s ‘Rally to Care’ initiative awards long-term schols to 66 children in Batticaloa


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From left: Dilshan Communication’s Sisira Kumara, Chesmi Consolidated Operation Director Suraj Ranasinghe, Dulan Enterprises Indika Waduge, Sarvodaya Executive Director Chaminda Rajakaruna, Dialog Axiata Group Chief Executive Supun Weerasinghe, Batticaloa District Secretary M. Uthayakumar, Dialog Axiata Group Chief Marketing Officer Amali Nanayakkara, Zion Church Representative Michelle Mahesan and Dialog Axiata Brand and Media Senior General Manager Harsha Samaranayake

 

From left: Sarvodaya Executive Director Chaminda Rajakaruna, Batticaloa District Secretary M. Uthayakumar, Dialog Axiata Group Chief Executive Supun Weerasinghe and Dialog Axiata Group Chief Marketing Officer Amali Nanayakkara


 

The ‘Rally to Care’ initiative by the Dialog Foundation launched its scholarship program supporting the long-term education of 66 children affected by the tragic incidents of Easter Sunday in Batticaloa.

The Rally to Care initiative, established with the generous support of Dialog customers, individual donors (overseas and local), business partners and enterprises, awarded scholarships to 66 children on 13 December at Amaya Beach Resort and Spa, Pasikudah, in the presence of Government Agent and Batticaloa District Secretary M. Uthayakumar, Dialog Axiata PLC Group Chief Executive Supun Weerasinghe, Dialog Axiata Group Chief Marketing Officer Amali Nanayakkara, Sarvodaya Excutive Director Chaminda Rajakaruna, Zion Church Representative Michelle Mahesan and other partners, with the hope of championing the affected children through education and ensuring that they have a bright future ahead of them.

The scholarships provided through the initiative will continue to be available to the children until they reach the age of 19. The funds will be credited upfront once every four months with 60% of the funds being credited to the student’s account and 40% to the guardian’s account.

Similar to this initiative, another scholarship program ‘Shilpa Diriya’, was launched in partnership with the Archdiocese of Colombo, on 1 December at Shangri La Hotel Colombo, awarding long-term scholarships for 185 affected children in Katuwapitiya and 102 children affected in Kochchikade, totalling 287 children.

Accordingly, the Rally to Care Initiative has granted 353 scholarships to children affected by the Easter Sunday incidents and will ensure they get financial support to complete their school education. 

Having provided immediate term out-patient support for victims of physical disability and trauma, the initiative continues its mission of providing long-term educational support for the affected children and psychosocial rehabilitation for the affected families, together with its partners World Vision Lanka, Sarvodaya, My Doctor, Vision Care and the Ratmalana Audiology Centre. 

Visit http://dialogfoundation.org/rallytocare for more information and further updates on this initiative.


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