LOLC Micro Credit Rewards Young Scholars - 23 Dec 2013

 

LOLC Micro Credit Ltd (LOMC) reiterating its commitment to uplift the educational standards of children of Sri Lanka, held its annual “Isuru Diriya Sisu Upahara Scholarship Award Program” at the Bishop’s College Auditorium in Colombo yesterday (19th December 2013).
This year’s event was held for the 4th consecutive year, at which LOMC awarded scholarships and gifts to over 550 students from diverse communities across the country. Out of this, 200 students who obtained top results were felicitated at the official ceremony held in Colombo.
Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to His Excellency the President participated as Chief Guest along with Dr. P. N Weerasinghe, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ; Mr. H. B. D. Karunaratne, Additional Director, Department of Supervision of Non-Bank Financial Institutions, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ; Mrs. Rohini Nanayakkara, Chairperson, LOLC Group ; Mr. Ishara Nanayakkara, Deputy Chairman, LOLC Group and Chairman, LOLC Micro Credit Ltd ; Mr. Kapila Jayawardena, Group Managing Director/CEO, LOLC Group ; Mrs. Kalsha Amarasinghe, Executive Director, LOLC Group and Mr. Ravi Tissera, Director/CEO, LOLC Micro Credit Ltd.
Out of the children who scored high marks, Miss Malisha Parindi from Elpitiya obtained 190, Master Kaveesha Eshan Kumarasinghe from Balangoda obtained 189 and Miss Thabirasa Thenuka from Vavuniya scored 189 bringing great pride to their families and communities.
Commenting, Mr. Ravi Tissera, Director/CEO of LOLC Micro Credit said, “Isuru Diriya Sisu Upahara is a sustainable CSR program of LOLC Micro Credit. In this endeavor, our vision is to provide opportunities for children from grass root communities to further their education. We recognize and reward exceptional achievements of Grade 5 scholars, from communities in which we operate, who excel at the annual Grade 5 National Scholarship Examination. When we commenced this program in 2010, our main objective was to felicitate and provide support to children of our group loan customers.”
Also, speaking, Mr. Kapila Jayawardena, Group Managing Director/CEO of LOLC said, “Education is one of the most powerful ways of improving and enhancing the lives of many. It provides immeasurable opportunities for these children to aspire for a better future and we provide them and their families the required support and encouragement to do just that.”
LOLC Micro Credit Ltd is the leading microfinance provider in Sri Lanka. The Company which commenced operations in 2009 is dedicated towards uplifting the micro segment of the country. Its unique business model comprises of a triple bottom line approach backed by the financial strength and technical support of bilateral and multilateral funding agencies.

LOLC Micro Credit Ltd (LOMC) reiterating its commitment to uplift the educational standards of children of Sri Lanka, held its annual “Isuru Diriya Sisu Upahara Scholarship Award Program” at the Bishop’s College Auditorium in Colombo yesterday (19th December 2013).

This year’s event was held for the 4th consecutive year, at which LOMC awarded scholarships and gifts to over 550 students from diverse communities across the country. Out of this, 200 students who obtained top results were felicitated at the official ceremony held in Colombo.

Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to His Excellency the President participated as Chief Guest along with Dr. P. N Weerasinghe, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ; Mr. H. B. D. Karunaratne, Additional Director, Department of Supervision of Non-Bank Financial Institutions, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ; Mrs. Rohini Nanayakkara, Chairperson, LOLC Group ; Mr. Ishara Nanayakkara, Deputy Chairman, LOLC Group and Chairman, LOLC Micro Credit Ltd ; Mr. Kapila Jayawardena, Group Managing Director/CEO, LOLC Group ; Mrs. Kalsha Amarasinghe, Executive Director, LOLC Group and Mr. Ravi Tissera, Director/CEO, LOLC Micro Credit Ltd.

Out of the children who scored high marks, Miss Malisha Parindi from Elpitiya obtained 190, Master Kaveesha Eshan Kumarasinghe from Balangoda obtained 189 and Miss Thabirasa Thenuka from Vavuniya scored 189 bringing great pride to their families and communities.

Commenting, Mr. Ravi Tissera, Director/CEO of LOLC Micro Credit said, “Isuru Diriya Sisu Upahara is a sustainable CSR program of LOLC Micro Credit. In this endeavor, our vision is to provide opportunities for children from grass root communities to further their education. We recognize and reward exceptional achievements of Grade 5 scholars, from communities in which we operate, who excel at the annual Grade 5 National Scholarship Examination. When we commenced this program in 2010, our main objective was to felicitate and provide support to children of our group loan customers.”

Also, speaking, Mr. Kapila Jayawardena, Group Managing Director/CEO of LOLC said, “Education is one of the most powerful ways of improving and enhancing the lives of many. It provides immeasurable opportunities for these children to aspire for a better future and we provide them and their families the required support and encouragement to do just that.”

LOLC Micro Credit Ltd is the leading microfinance provider in Sri Lanka. The Company which commenced operations in 2009 is dedicated towards uplifting the micro segment of the country. Its unique business model comprises of a triple bottom line approach backed by the financial strength and technical support of bilateral and multilateral funding agencies.

 




Malisha Parindi from Elpitiya receiving her scholarship and gift from Mr. Lalith Weeratunga Secretary to His Excellency the President, Also, in the picture are: from L-R; Mr. H. B. D. Karunaratne, Additional Director, Department of Supervision of Non-Bank Financial Institutions, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ; Mr. Kapila Jayawardena, Group Managing Director/CEO, LOLC Group ; Dr. P. N Weerasinghe, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ; Mrs. Rohini Nanayakkara, Chairperson, LOLC Group and Mr. Ishara Nanayakkara, Deputy Chairman, LOLC Group and Chairman, LOLC Micro Credit Ltd.


Kaveesha Eshan Kumarasinghe from Balangoda receiving his scholarship and gift from Mr. Lalith Weeratunga Secretary to His Excellency the President. Also, in the picture are: from L-R Mr. Kapila Jayawardena, Group Managing Director/CEO, LOLC Group and Mrs. Rohini Nanayakkara, Chairperson, LOLC Group.


Thabirasa Thenuka from Vavuniya receiving her scholarship and gift from Mr. Lalith Weeratunga Secretary to His Excellency the President. Also, in the picture are: from L-R Mr. Mr. Kapila Jayawardena, Group Managing Director/CEO, LOLC Group ; Dr. P. N Weerasinghe, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Mrs. Rohini Nanayakkara, Chairperson, LOLC Group.


Honoured Chief Guest and Guests of Honour: From L-R; Mr. H. B. D. Karunaratne, Additional Director, Department of Supervision of Non-Bank Financial Institutions, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ; Mr. Kapila Jayawardena, Group Managing Director/CEO, LOLC Group ; Dr. P. N Weerasinghe, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ; Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to His Excellency the President ; Mrs. Rohini Nanayakkara, Chairperson, LOLC Group ; Mr. Ishara Nanayakkara, Deputy Chairman, LOLC Group and Chairman, LOLC Micro Credit Ltd ; Mrs. Kalsha Amarasinghe, Executive Director, LOLC Group and Mr. Ravi Tissera, Director/CEO, LOLC Micro Credit Ltd.
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