University of Kelaniya
Lakmini Ariyasena is from the Monaragala district. She passed the Advanced Level examination and entered the University of Kelaniya in 2006. There she followed a 4 year Management degree. While studying for her degree, Lakmini also registered to do a Charted Accountancy course.
After her graduation, Lakmini found temporary employment as an Assistant Accountant in a local NGO. She worked there for one year and gained valuable experience in her chosen field of Accountancy. She applied for a position in Plan Sri Lanka and in 2012 was selected to work in the South East program unit in Monaragala as an Assistant Accountant.
Update: Lakmini is very happy and proud to work in Plan Sri Lanka. She greatly appreciates the financial support she received from the scholarship program. She has met Mr. Hein Kolk several times and has personally conveyed her gratitude to both Plan and the Hein Kolk Scholarship Program. She is also very happy to be back in her home town of Monaragala as it enables her to look after her mother and sister.