Colombo YMBA’s annual Scholarship Awards ceremony
The Colombo YMBA’s annual Scholarship Awards ceremony will be held on December 9 at the Colombo YMBA Main Hall,Borella.
497 bright and deserving young minds – including 422 undergraduates from state universities and 75 A’L students – will be awarded scholarships amounting to Rs. 8.5 million.. The students are selected from the neighbouring schools of Colombo YMBA, namely: Ananda Balika Vidyalaya, Devi Balika Vidyalaya, GothamiBalika Vidyalaya, YashodaraBalika Vidyalaya, D.S. Senanayake College, Ratnavali Balika Vidyalaya, Susamayawardhana Vidyalaya, Ananda College and Nalanda College, as well as students from the Kataragama National School and Sella Kataragama Vidyalaya.
The Chief Guest at the ceremony will be Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala, and special guest of honour Irvin Weerackody, Chairman/ Managing Director, Ogilvy Group Sri Lanka.
Spearheading this year’s event are the President of the Colombo YMBA Deshabandu Tilak de Zoysa and the Association’s Trust Funds and Skills Development Committee headed by Anura Serasingha. The Colombo YMBA Scholarships Trust Fund Committee has individually interviewed each of the undergraduate scholarship candidates. The A”L students are recommended to the Colombo YMBA by their respective school principals.
Funds for the 2018 Scholarship Awards have been generated from various Trust Funds established by the Colombo YMBA, with primary funding coming from the late Dr. D. J. Attygalle Property Trust Fund, Irvin Weerackody Trust Fund, Matilda Hewavisenthi Trust Fund, Sir Baron Jayatilleke Trust Fund, Sir Cyril de Zoysa Trust Fund, L.R. Goonetilleke Trust Fund, Welcome Break UK Tsunami Trust Fund, Erick Amarasinghe Trust Fund, Dr. D. P. Athukorale Trust Fund, D. S. P. S. de Silva Trust Fund, D. D. M. Simon Silva Trust Fund, ShrimaJayasekara Tsunami Trust Fund, Solomon Abeyasekara Trust Fund and the A.L.D.A. Jayawardena Trust Fund.
Several other donors based in Sri Lanka and overseas – including members of the Board of Governors and Members of the Board of Management – have also made significant contributions.