Chandrani Kusum

Economics, Business Studies and Accountancy
University of Colombo

Chandrani Kusum is 20 years old and lives in Wellawaya in Monaragala. Her younger sister is a Plan sponsored child and is currently in school.

Dilrukshi Thilakarathne

Economics, Business Studies and Accountancy
University of Colombo

Dilrukshi Thilakarathne is from Dombagahawela in the Monaragala district. She is 21 years old and has 3 younger sisters who are all in school. Dilrukshi’s village is situated in a remote rural area which has limited resources and facilities. She tries to find the time to help and encourage her three sisters to study hard and get good grades so they too can go to university. Through her own experience she knows that they need to obtain excellent grades, due to intense competition for university places in Sri Lanka.

Kumudini Bandara

Law
University of Colombo

Kumudini Bandara is 21 years old and is from Udukumbura in the district of Monaragala. She did her secondary education at Mahanama College in Monaragala. Kumudini’s parents are farmers. She has 3 younger sisters who are currently in school. One of her sisters was a Plan sponsored child.

Madushanka Wijerathne

Political Science
Peradeniya University

Madushanka Wijerathne comes from Buththala in the District of Monaragela. He is 21 years old. His father died when he was very young. His younger sister is a Plan sponsored child and currently in school.

H. M. Priyadharshani

Political Science
University of Jayewardenepura

H. M. Priyadharshani is from Galtemmandiya in the Monaragala District. Her father died when she was young. Her mother is a farmer whose meager income is insufficient to look after Priyadarshini and her 3 younger siblings. Her brother is a Plan sponsored child.

S. Rajeev

Drama and Theatre
Eastern University

S. Rajeev belongs to a tea plantation community. His father died when he was very young. Even though there was very little money and he could have contributed to the family by working, his mother encouraged him to continue his education.

S. Safnas

Management, Accounting, Business Accounting and Micro Economics
University of Peradeniya

S. Safnas is 21 years old and lives in Wattegama in Kandy. Her father died a few years ago and Safnas and her mother lived alone, with very little money.

Sanjeewa Disanayake

Medicine
University of Kelaniya

Sanjeewa Disanayake is from Madulla in the District of Monaragala. He studied at Elpitiya School. His younger sister is a Plan sponsored child.

Shanika Amali

Economics, Business Studies and Accountancy
University of Sri Jayawardenapura

Shanika Amali is 21 years old and lives in Wellawaya in the district of Monaragala. Shanika has 2 brothers who are in school. Her younger brother is a Plan sponsored child.

Upeksha Herath

Social Science
Jayewardenepura University

Upeksha Herath is from Doluwa in the District of Kandy. She is 22 years old and has two sisters and a brother who are all in school.


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