PAST DISTRICT CHAIRMEN
She embarked on a project to give sight to the poor and 125 sets of lenses for cataract patients were donated to Matale Base Hospital and Vijaya Kumaratunge Hospital, Seeduwa. The Kosgoda Community Centre for Tsunami victims was officially opened during this year. She was elected the National Representative of Sri Lanka in 2008/09 and was elected the IIW Board Director in 2011/12.
She rebuilt the Community Centre in Batticoloa that was washed away by the Tsunami with the funds received from France. 19 boxes of valuable books on IT and English were distributed to 19 girl’s schools in keeping with the IIW – UNICEF project “Educate a girl child”. IWC Colombo Mid City was formed during this year and there was a 7% membership growth for the year. She was elected National Representative for Sri Lanka in 2009/10.
She embarked on a tree planting campaign in Kelaniya, Kosgoda and Kurunegala. The IW Tsunami house recipients were given dry rations and coconut seedlings to plant in their compounds and a sewing machine to a poor woman to be self employed. A wheel chair was given to a disabled woman. 25 spectacle frames were donated at an eye camp in Kurunegala. 3 water filters were donated to the Kurunegala Hospital. Essential equipment was donated to the Pediatric Unit ICU of the Cancer Hospital in Maharagama. She was elected the National Representative of Sri Lanka in 2010/11 and was elected the IIW Board Director in 2013/14.
She donated funds to the clubs to carry out their own projects in favor of girl children. World IW Day was marked by a project at the Welikada prison for the female inmates. They were taught to make bags to be sold to shops and earn an income. Four Hospital trolleys were presented to the Prison Hospital.30 members attended the first South Asia Rally held in Cochin, India. Some members attended the 14th IIW Convention held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. She was elected the National Representative of Sri Lanka in 2011/12 and was elected the IIW Board Director in 2014/15.
Her major project was to rehabilitate 19 widows and her children. Each club was given Rs. 15,000.00 to find self employment for the widow and education for the children. IWC Kandy Heritage was formed and received the Charter. As it was the 25th anniversary of the district, 75 members received 25 year service badges at the District Conference. 25 IW Members and husbands from District 330 Malaysia were hosted and 25 IW members from District 340, Pakistan met our members the same day. 30 members attended the Triennial Conference in Varnasi, India. She was elected the NR of Sri Lanka in 2012/13 and was elected IIW Board Director in 2016/17.
60 girls from 3 provinces (Central, North Central and Southern) were identified and were given educational Kits consisting of educational materials and other necessary school supplies to continue their studies. A cash contribution of Rs. 25,000.00 and a donation of T shirts and caps were handed over to Sri Lak Saviya Foundation to help 55 flood victim children of Rajagiriya. A sum of Rs. 30,000.00 was handed over to Rotary District 3220 towards the requirements of flood victims in Batticoloa. A donation of T shirts, jackets and caps were sent to the East through the IWCs of Batticoloa and Trincomalie. She was elected the National Representative of Sri Lanka in 2013/14.
Young rape victims were assisted to rebuild their lives with the project “Hope for Tomorrow” and was funded by IWC Kandy. With 3 Districts of India and a club funded an automatic chappati machine for a school for visually impaired girls. Educational items were donated to needy children identified by 3 IWCs and English books were given to school libraries through 3 IWCs. An eye camp screened 675 people for spectacles and cataract operations. 19 members attended the IIW Convention in Istanbul. The IWC of Battaramulla was formed and received the Charter certificate. She was elected the NR for Sri Lanka in 2014/15 and was elected the IIW Board Director in 2018/19.
She formed the IWCs of Colombo Nawa Udana and Kotte Nawa Udana during her year under new generation clubs and they received the Charter Certificates the same year. There was a growth of 73 members during the year. A child abuse awareness program was launched and it was carried out through the 22 clubs of the District. An extension of this program was carried out on International Women’s Day for 250 mothers. Relief for the flood victims was given utilizing Rs. 50,000.00 from the district fund. 42 delegates attended the Triennial Conference in Hyderabad, India. She was elected the National Representative for Sri Lanka in 2015/16.
During her year with the theme “We for Women” Rs. 5000.00 was given to outstation clubs for projects for the betterment of women. The IWCs of Jaffna and Colombo Lake city were formed and the Charter Certificates presented the same year. The District Rally was held in the Peradeniya Gardens and members travelled to Kandy by train. 24 members participated in the 3rd South Asia rally “Women Power Unlimited” held in Mumbai.
During her year a project on child abuse “Educate to Protect” was done and children in 19 schools together with their parents were given lectures on what abuse is and how to safeguard themselves by lecturers from NCPA and the Police. 10,000 students and 2776 parents attended the lecturers across the island. Chronic Kidney Disease Unidentified (CKDU) patients and their families were advised on dealing with affected patients. Water storage tanks were donated to some areas. Dry rations and clothes donated to landslide victims. A cash donation of Rs. 50,000.00 sent to Nepal for the earth quake affected victims. 11 members attended the IIW Convention in Copenhagen.