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Default Lanka Nesiah Memorial

From: Malathi Nesiah <lmnesiah@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM
Subject: Lanka Nesiah Memorial

Dear Family and Friends,

When Lanka passed away, too soon, last August, we wanted to celebrate his remarkable life in a permanent way. Among the many emails we received, were emails from people who remembered Lanka as kind teacher in his first employment in 1960, awaiting University entrance, at S. Thomas’ Gurutalawa.

S. Thomas’ Gurutalawa is a boys school situated in the south-eastern edge of the hill country in Sri Lanka. It has a lower and upper school. Currently there are 602 students on the roll of which 450 are boarders. The school has capacity for another 75 boarders and 75 day-scholars. The demographics of the school are 58% Buddhist, 20% Muslim, 15% Christian and 7% Hindu. It costs Sri Lankan Rupees 40,000 per boarder per term and SLRs 5,000 per day-scholar per term. This figure includes fees, books, materials and sports but not uniform, clothes or pocket money.

We have set up a fund, administered by the Incorporated Trustees of the Church of Ceylon. An investment of SLRs 1,200,000 will provide one boarder scholarship that we would like to give a student from a remote area. It is our wish that we will also be able to provide for two day-scholars from the local area.

We are touched by the many generous contributions towards our quest. However, we are short of our target to provide for the first student and are therefore now writing to you if you would like to be part of this project. If you would, could we please ask you send a cheque made out to the account payee (details below) and post it to Nagulan Nesiah (address below) or Sangeetha Nesiah (address below) or by bank transfer (details below).

Name of Account : The Incorporated Trustees of the Church of Ceylon

Account No : 01-6063268-01

Name of Bank : Standard Chartered Bank

Branch : Wellawatte

Swift Code : SCBLLKLX (Col)

We would appreciate your pledges by July so that we can proceed with the application process to be able to commence the scholarship at the beginning of the school year in January 2015.

Thank you so much you support and please be assured that we are moving on and learning to cherish the lovely memories we all have.

Yours sincerely,

Malathi Nesiah
℅ Nagulan: 19 Milagiriya Avenue, Colombo 00400, Sri Lanka
℅ Sangeetha: 53 Elmbank Way, London W7 3DF, United Kingdom
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