Activities

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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Galle Scholarship Party 2012

The final UKFG event the Hewavidana Family held was the Galle Party. Here, a massive function was held for all UKFG scholarship children located in Galle, the region which was most impacted by the Asian Tsunami in 2004. It was held at the famous historical Buddhist Temple Wijayanada Pirivena with venerable Buddhist Monks involved to make sure everything ran smoothly. …

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Annual Dana Ceremony to commemorate past members of Hewavidana and Gamage generation

Every Year Devsiri’s  family starts their  charity work in Southern Srilanka by inviting all their  relatives and UKFG’s sponsored children to participate in  an annual Alms-giving (Dana Ceremony ) to commemorate Devsiri’s  late father and philanthropist Mr D C Hewavidana, late mother Kusuma and all the deceased family members of Hewavidana and Gamage Generation. Late Mr D C Hewavidana was …

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The Annual Dinner Party and Get Together for Matara UKFG children

Devsiri and his family held a massive function for all of the UKFG scholarship children based in Matara. The event was held at UKFG Srilanka’s  chairman Mr Gamage’s residence at Yatiyana , Matara , and over 200 people enjoyed the great evfent. The party started with the scholarship children coming into Mr Gamage’s house and being served traditional Sri Lankan …

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