External Affairs Ministry Seva Vanitha Unit lends helping hand to
The External Affairs Ministry Seva Vanitha Unit presented cheques to
the value of Rs. 4.5 million each to two deserving charities.
External Affairs Ministry Seva Vanitha
Unit president Savithri Peiris handing over a donation of
SLR. 4.5 million to S.O.S Children’s Village Sri Lanka
National Director Ananda Karunarathne. External Affairs
Ministry Seva Vanitha Unit vice president Krishanthi Perera,
Treasurer Shani Calyaneratne, S.O.S Village Sri Lanka
president Sandya Weerasinghe and committee member Mrs. Dilum
Amunugama were also present.
The S.O.S village project Jaffna, whose main aim is to provide
shelter to 120 children who have lost parental care in the aftermath of
the ethnic conflict is one recipient while the other is the Colours of
Courage Trust better knows as Trail.
The latter is a project initiated to bring relief to the cancer
affected patients, especially children in Jaffna,while carrying the
message of Peace and Reconciliation to the North and the East.
These two charities were chosen by the Unit since it was considered
most appropriate to give priority to this region.
These funds have been collected by the Missions and Seva Vanitha Sub
Units abroad by holding fund raises.
The recipients were carefully identified according to criteria given
by the Missions.
Last year, the Seva Vanitha Unit donated Rs.122,755 being part of a
donation received from the Sri Lanka Mission in Oman, to the Seva
Vanitha Unit, Ministry of Defence, for the Ranaviru Welfare Fund and
This was utilized to complete half built houses of three wounded
soldiers in Polgasowita, Mahiyangana and Hasalaka.
These houses were completed and handed over to the recipients in
September 2011 and May 2012 by External Affairs Ministry president
Savithri Peiris and vice president Krishanthi Perera.
The Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence was represented by
its president Aiyoma Rajapaksa.