Activities

A new Laptop, uniforms and shoes for Puswelkada School children

Having saved Massmulle Primary school in Kamburupitiya from imminent closure by donating it a new library, computer centre, books and shoes and uniforms for children every year, UKFG’s biggest donor Nicky Pharoah has extended her extra ordinary philanthropy to Pusewelkada Junior school in Galle. On 8th January 2013, on behalf of Nicky Pharoah, her husband Colin Newbold and their company, …

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NEW UNIFORMS and Shoes for children at Masmulle school

Every year Nicky Pharoah, her husband Colin Newbold and their Company  The Learning Curve ( Tunbridge Wells , UK) buy Children of their adopted school  Massmulle in Kamburupitiya Srilanka new uniforms &  shoes On 5th March 2013, on behalf of Nicky and Colin, UKFG Srilanka chairman Sirisena Gamage and Devsiri’s  cousin Ananda Hewavidana presented every children a pair of new …

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Donation of DVD , Video Camera and other equipment to Ullala School

Ullala Maha Vidyalaya is one of the leading schools in Kamburupitiya. This was founded by Dinum’s grandfather and the famous philanthropist in the area late Mr D C Hewavidana . Mr Wannige Aruna the new school principal has made a remarkable improvement to the school’s appearance and environment . Under his leadership the children’s discipline has reached the highest standard …

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UKFG donates stationery to Sapugoda and Gatare school children

In 2011, Neil Carson, the CE at Johnson Matthey donated  the beautiful Carson library to Sapugada Ratanapala school . At the same time Alan Hutchison donated a complete library with new books to the neighbouring school Gatare Junior. Dinum Hewavidana made  flying visits to the both schools on 4th Jan 2013 .  There were grand welcoming ceremonies at the schools …

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Dinum opens the Srilanka shaped pond donated by Deshan to Massmulle School

In 2012 Deshan Hewavidana sold UKFG T shirts to his fellow pupils at Norton Knatchbull Grammer School in Ashford and raised £900 . When Deshan went to Srilanka with his family in July 2012 he donated 15000 rupees each to a few schools supported by UKFG in Kamburupitiya Srilanka. Some schools have bough various equipment with the money and Massmulle …

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Donation of a laptop and Digital camera to Children at Howpe School Imaduwa, Galle

Little Dinum, his father Devsiri and UKFG Chairman Sirisena Gamage went to Devsiri’s old village school Howpe Maha Vidayalaya in Galle on 7th January 2013 bearing valuable gifts. The staff and children gave them a tremendous welcome and put up a cultural show where talented children in colourful costumes performed traditional dances and sang songs. Little Dinum Sang Sinhala and …

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Little Dinum’s New year (2013) Visit to Puswelkada School

Little Dinum accompanied his father Devsiri and Grand father Sirisena Gamage to Puswelhkada school in the new year. Not only he gave away books  to children but he also entertained them with his singing. At the end of the ceremony all the children and parents were delighted to receive ice cream from Dinum Please click the photos to enlarge

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Renovating Puswelkada school building and donating children books

In 1957, Devsiri’s father’s employer and closest friend, the famous Philanthropist in Galle, late B R Disanayake founded the Puswelkada junior school, Galle.  For four decades. Devsiri’s father had been the patron of the school who looked after the welfare of poor children there. Since his passing away the school was somewhat neglected by the authorities and building had become dilapidated Mr …

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Donation of Camera and books to Howpe School, Galle and funding the school children’s trip to Colombo

Deshan Hewavidana donated many books, camera and also   lent  a much needed multi media projector which he bought from his savings of pocket money to the children at school Howpe Maha Vidyalaya , Galle. This is the first school Deshan’s  father Devsiri, uncles Sarath and Kithsiri and aunt Chulani atetnded when they were very young. Devsiri and Ruvini Hewavidana also …

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Deshan Hewavidana buying gifts for more children

Devsiri and his two boys Deshan and Dinum took a group of 15 UK scholarship children, including medical students, to a big store named KOTUWE KADE(“Harrods of Galle”)  to buy anything and everything. Deshan gave every child £20 from the money he had raised  and asked them toi buy anything they wished. . It was joy to watch these children …

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