Activities

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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Donation of speakers and books to Akurugoda Ratanajothi Junior School

The final school that Devsiri’s family visited during the2012 holidays  was Akurugoda. This is where Sam Connelly donated a new school library in 2009.    from  Here, they were treated to a short lunch before seeing their final ceremony. There were two presenters, one who spoke Sinhala and one who spoke English, which helped to show the schools great understanding for …

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Donation Howpe School

After leaving  Puswelkada school , the family visited Howpe School. The school is close to Devsiri’s heart as it was the first school he ever attended. As always, they arrived to a great reception . After having some quick snacks with the school’s staff, they went straight to another talent show; the only difference was this school had two presenters …

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Donation of Musical instruments to Puswelkada Primary school

Devsiri and family made the hour long trip to Galle to visit two schools. The first of the two was Puswelkada Junior school . They arrived to a great reception, to which the schoolchildren exclaimed ‘Ayubowan’ (Welcome) It was a very lively and welcoming atmosphere to say the least. The school then commenced with their culture school, which was interesting …

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Donation of books and a sound system to Ratnapala School at Kamburupitiya

Devsiri and family travelled to Ratnapala School where Neil Carson , MD at Johnson Matthey donated a brand new library in 2011. They were shown around the school beforehand and saw the Neil Carson Library which had been built to improve the schoolchildren’s education. The school treated Devsiri and company to their own talent show, which paved the way for …

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Donation of musical equipment and books to Gatare school Kamburupitiya

The next day Devsiri and family went to Gatare School where Alan Hutchison donated a beautiful library in 2011.   They were well acquainted with the Head teacher children and proceeded to their school ceremony. There was more beautiful dancing, more entertainment by Deshan and Dinum, and even the head teacher used the drums and sang a song for us all. …

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Nicky Pharoah buying gifts for the children

Nicky Pharoah, the Managing Director of The Learning Curve at  Tunbridge Wells, not only saved Massmulle school by donating a library and computer centre, she also sponsors 10 children there. Before leaving UK, Deshan received  money from Nicky with the request that they should be spent on her 10 children for buying anything and everything they want. After visiting the first …

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Visit to Kahagala Junior school – Kamburupitiya

The second school Devsiri and his family visited on the same  day was Kahagala. It was the first time that the family had travelled to the school, and they were treated to a surprising yet fascinating guard of honour as they entered the school premises. After familiarising themselves with the school staff and children, they witnessed another school show. Here, …

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