Strengthening Sri Lanka’s Future: Sri Lanka Foundation’s meeting with US Embassy in Sri Lanka

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In a recent commitment to further the Sri Lanka Foundation’s service to Sri Lanka, the Senior Operations Director of the Sri Lanka Foundation, Achala Weerasinghe, met with the Deputy Chief Officer of Mission, Sonnek Angeles, at the US Embassy in Sri Lanka on Thursday, 21 December 2023. The agenda revolved around the ongoing initiatives of the Sri Lanka Foundation, particularly highlighting recent endeavors within the country. Noteworthy discussion was extended to the Foundation’s significant aid, including urgent medicines and medical supplies, donated to multiple hospitals throughout Sri Lanka, emphasizing the longstanding friendship between the people of Sri Lanka and the USA, characterized by mutual assistance in healthcare development within the country. The Sri Lanka Foundation has generously donated urgent medical supplies to divisional hospitals in Marassana, Pallegama, Galaha, and Deltota in the Kandy District, marking a significant contribution to healthcare provisions. The meeting highlighted the invaluable support the Sri Lanka
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SLF Int, USA DONATED TO V2U COMMUNITY FOR THE FIFTH PROJECT IN DEHIATHTHAKANDIYA TO EMPOWER SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER!! 

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Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA, donated to the V2U Organization founded in Canada to support the fifth Project in Dehiaththakandiya, to prepare land for raising crops to cultivate a field which Ulhitiye Homalokha Thero spearheaded in five different areas in the Ampara District.  The main objective of the V2U Community Organization is to educate Sri Lankans on food cultivation to create self-generating employment opportunities in agriculture and other related fields. Agriculture is essential to the Sri Lankan economy, engaging one-third of the working population. However, most farm households need more knowledge of production methods and face a financial struggle to access land for cultivation. These obstacles constrain their ability to compete in the market and increase their incomes. In response to these challenges, Sri Lanka Foundation International and V2U Community Organization are partnering on the Supporting Opportunities in Livelihoods Development projects, which train farm households in the country’s eastern regions
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85th ANNUAL SESSION OF THE SRI LANKA SHISHYOPAKARA SAMITHIYA

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The 85th annual session of the Sri Lanka Shishyopakara Samithiya was held on 11th December 2022 at the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress Center, Colombo 07, with Dr. Walter Jayasinghe M.D. accompanied by Mrs. Aeshea Jayasinghe in attendance as Chief Guest. Sri Lanka Shishyopakara Samithiya was founded by a group of prominent Buddhist Monks and a group of philanthropists from Galle, the capital city of Southern Sri Lanka, in 1936 with the principal objective of helping students with financial difficulties who enter universities for their higher education. Over the past 85 years in service, Sri Lanka Shishyopakara Samithiya has given away over 3,500 scholarships to deserving students to complete their university education with the funds it raised purely through contributions of their members and other well-wishers. Learning about this excellent social service by Sri Lanka Shishyopakara Samithiya, Dr. Walter Jayasinghe, M.D., came forward to assist the organization with a substantial financial
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SLF Int’l USA DONATED TO V2U COMMUNITY FOR THE THIRD PROJECT IN MONARAGALA TO EMPOWER SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER!!

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Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA, donated to the V2U Organization founded in Canada to support the third project in Monaragala, to prepare land for raising crops to cultivate a field which Medagama Chandaloka Thero spearheaded in three different locations. The main objective of the V2U Community Organization is to educate Sri Lankans on food cultivation to create self-generating employment opportunities in agriculture and other related fields. Food insecurity in Sri Lanka will likely worsen amid poor agricultural production, price spikes, and ongoing economic crisis. An estimated 6.3 million people in Sri Lanka face moderate to severe acute food insecurity. Their situation is expected to worsen if adequate life-saving assistance and livelihood support are not provided. To avert a further deterioration of food security conditions and to support the restoration of agricultural production, the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA, Dr. Walter Jayasinghe’s vision for this project is a
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SLF Int, USA DONATED TO V2U COMMUNITY FOR A SECOND PROJECT IN MAHIYANGANAYA TO EMPOWER SELF EMPLOYMENT AND FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER!!

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Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA, donated to the V2U Organization founded in Canada to support the second project in Mahiyanganaya, to prepare land for raising crops to cultivate a field which Keenathumulle Chuulawansa Thero spearheaded in five different locations. Agriculture is an important part of the Sri Lankan economy, engaging one-third of the working population. However, most farm households have limited knowledge of production methods and also face a financial struggle to access land for cultivation. These obstacles constrain their ability to compete in the market and increase their incomes. In response to these challenges, Sri Lanka Foundation International and V2U Community Organization are partnering on the Supporting Opportunities in Livelihoods Development projects, which trains farm households in the eastern regions of the country on improved agricultural practices. 

 The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA, Dr Walter Jayasinghe’s vision for this Project is a multi-faceted initiative to rebuild
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Fundraiser Event Coming Up Hosted by Holy Family Convent Alumni Association of California to Raise Funds for Lady Ridgeway Hospital in Sri Lanka

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Holy Family Convent Alumni Association of California Presents A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF GIVING BACK, LOVE HOPE IN TRUE FAMILIAN SPIRIT. PROCEEDS TO GO TO THE LADY RIDGEWAY HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN, COLOMBO, SRI LANKA!!!! DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, 2022 TIME:6.30pm to 11.30pm MUSIC BY DJ JOHNNY DINNER, DANCING AND RAFFLE DRAW WITH EXCITING PRIZES!!!! ADDRESS: 880 ROSALIND RD, SAN MARINO, CA 91108 TICKETS: $80 Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children is the largest free of charge Pediatric Hospital in Sri Lanka. It serves as the national referral center for pediatric care for Sri Lanka. Once deemed to be the largest Children’s Hospital in South Asia, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH) is working with a vision of becoming the best health care center for children in South Asia by 2025. Currently the hospital has six general paediatric Medical and five general paediatric Surgical units. It
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SLF Int, USA Graced the opening of A Urgently Needed Brand New Water Filtering Unit installation at the Aruna Singithi Pre School in Polonnaruwa to Supply Clean Water!

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Lack of quality drinking water is a major issue in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. Especially Chronic Kidney Disease affected areas such as Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Padaviya, Galgamuwa and other surrounding areas in the North Central Province. Although the government & several institutions are supplying Reverse Osmosis Water Filter systems to rural communities, filter maintenance is not done regularly, and continuous maintenance of RO system is also a burden to most of the rural villages, schools, temples.Therefore supply, installation & regularly maintaining of RO systems is a great social service & help to these rural communities. This is the best solution for these areas. President/CEO, Dr Dishan Jayasinha and his wife Zuigly Jayasinha of the Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA who are residents of USA traveled all the way to Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka to grace the occasion of the opening of a Brand New Reverse Osmosis Water Filteration Unit system
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SLF Int, USA Supports V2U Community Organization Partnership Formed Between USA & Canada established A Project to Empower Self Employment and Fight Against Hunger!!

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The V2U Community nonprofit organization was established in November 2021, in Toronto, Canada by Thiwi Gama and by Sanjeewa Pushpa Kumara in USA. The vision of the organization is to rebuild Sri Lanka with “no boundaries or bias” while empowering Sri Lankans in the fight against hunger by promoting the cultivation of privately owned land for food production. The main objective of V2U Community Organization is to educate Sri Lankans on food cultivation with the ultimate goal of creating self generating employment opportunities in agriculture and other related fields. Dr. Walter Jayasinghe, Chairman of the Board of SLF INT, USA, extends his full support to this project while commending V2U Community Organization for their initiative. V2U Community Organization members along with other entities continue to encourage communities to support one another in the preparation of land for cultivation. This project is in full progress in the areas of Wauniya, Mahhiyangana,
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SLF Int, USA Donated Most Urgently Needed Rabies Vaccine Vials to NHSL and the Hospitals in the Kandy District

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On August 23rd, 2022 Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA donated most urgently needed Purified Vero Cell Rabies Vaccine Vials that was ordered from Kerala, India to the National Health Hospital in Colombo. Professor Ishan De Zoysa, Consultant Surgeon of NHSL accepted the Rabies Vaccine Vials with much appreciation to distribute to the surrounding hospitals in Colombo. On August 26th, 2022 the Kandy National Health Hospital and Teaching Hospital in Peradeniya received the Rabies Vaccine Vals to be distributed to the surrounding hospitals in the Kandy District. SLF extends a special thank you to Venerable Udawatta Wimalabudhi thero at the International Buddhist Center for handling the distribution to the different hospitals in Kandy. SLF also would like to convey a special thank you to the ITN TV Network Creative Director, Sandaruwan Jayawickrama for his support to do a special coverage of the project that was broadcasted in the Sunday Headline News
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SLF Int, USA Donates Life Saving Medicines for the Children at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Pediatrics Hospital in Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

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On July 20th, 2022 Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA donated urgently requested life saving Medicines for the children at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Pediatrics Hospital in Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. This is the eighth project completed by SLF and we continue to receive many more requests from hospitals across Sri Lanka for Urgent Medical Consumables and Medicines. Dr Aruna Herath, the Consultant Pediatrics Chest Specialist of the Pediatrics Hospital sent the Ambulance to pick up the Medicines from the owner of the J-Tech Medical Company’s location in Colombo. SLF extend their deepest gratitude to our ongoing loyal donors that made a difference to this life saving situation. For more information contact: Shirani Stanislaus:213-304-7500 or shirani@srilankafoundation.org Keshini Wijegoonaratna: 213-400-7705 or keshini@srilankafoundation.org
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