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2013 DAANA Scholarship Award Ceremony

2013-DAANA Scholarships were awarded at a simple ceremony on July 16th 2013. 17 DRCK students received annual scholarships of Rs 10,000/= each on academic merits, and 6 students received Rs 5000/= each for exceptional achievements in extracurricular activities, while 8 students received complimentary awards of Rs 1250/= each. The complete list of scholars and sponsors is given at the bottom of this email. The Scholarship program has become the flagship program for DAANA.

Over the past 5 years, a total of 106 bright-needy students have been benefitted from DAANA academic scholarships, and 16 students have won for their extracurricular activities. We have so far disbursed nearly LKR 1.14 Million in total for DAANA Scholarships.
More information about DAANA Scholarships Program - Click here
Rajans beat Royal to win All Island Mind Probe 2013 Quiz
Dharmaraja College General Knowledge Quiz Team won the Mind Probe 2013 competition. The event was held at the Kularathna Hall, Ananda College Colombo on July 10 with participation of teams from leading schools in the Island.
The Dharmaraja Team defeated Royal College in the final round.

Team Members:
Captain - Pasan Janith Kumara (Grade 12E Bio)
Amila Manchnayake (Grade 10)
Malith Suraweera (Grade 9)
Anupama Bandara (Grade 9)

Congratulations Young Rajans - Keep up the hard work !
Members Corner

Wedding bells rang for Prasanga Hemachandra(Class of 2003), a member residing in Idaho. His lucky bride is Amanda Christine Gomez.

Congratulations Amanda & Prasanga for Your New Life Together !

DAANA Member, Sawan Wanigasundara will be deployed in Afghanistan soon. Sawan is attached to the Maryland National Guard and currently doing his final preparations at Fort Hood, Texas.

We wait for your safe return, and look forward to meet you at the next year Washington-DC Inter-School Rugby Tournament.
DAANA member Thusitha Atampawala's father passed away last week and funeral was on 12th Monday at
Mawanella, Hemmathagama. May he attain Nibbana.
Annual Prize Giving - One Remarkable Student

The Prize Giving 2012 was held on Friday the 12th, July 2013 under the distinguished patronage of Honorable Bandula Gunawardhane, Minister of Education. 351 students were awarded prizes on the occasion.

Yumal Chathuranga Kuruppu received the Best All Rounder award for the academic year 2012.

His list of achievements are:
  1. member of the College Senior Choir, Eastern Music Group, has won awards for Instrumental and Vocal Competitions. He also has a Sangeeth Vidyapathi degree from Bhath Kande, Lucknow
  2. has won a merit award at Science Olympiad.
  3. awards for short story, poetry, English announcing and singing.
  4. all round player of Kandy Cricket Academy,
  5. has won championships in Badminton, Chess, Cricket and Tennis at School level.
  6. has won a Golden Star award as a Cub Scout,
  7. did G.C.E(A/L) in 2012 in Biological Science stream, obtained 3 distinctions (A)
  8. and ranked all-Island 10th to enter the Faculty of Medicine.
  9. won Karunaratne “Dhammapada” Prize donated by Muhandiram K.D. Karunaratne Fund
  10. won a Special Cash Donation of Rs.100,000/= by the School Development Society, and a special cash award, donated by Galpoththewela Development fund.
  11. the winner of Deshyamanya Dr.M.H.G Siriwardana memorial Gold Medal donated by Mrs. Doris de Siriwardane and the Teachers' Welfare Society Prize for the Best All Rounder.
Yumal is also a DAANA scholar, he is the student appeared in the YouTube clip on the DAANA website. He has also submitted few poems to the DAANA wallpaper.
Rajans Community News - The Director General of Agriculture is a Rajan

Dr. Rohana Wijekoonassumed duties as the Director General of Agriculture who was earlier the Asst. Director of Information and Communication.
He attended Dharmaraja, and then graduated from the University of Peradeniya. Later, he obtained his Ph.D. in Digital Media Design from the University of Western Sydney Nepean, Australia.
Dr. Wijekoon is also a proud Old Rajan Scout actively participating activities organized by Old Rajans Scout Association.
Congratulations Rohana on the new job - We are proud of you !

For your leisure reading few interesting articles for those who have not seen ....

  1. They built the castle brick by brick - very good review by Aubrey Kuruppu, the Sunday Times
    July 7, 2013
  2. Vimal Perera is proposing an alternative "Cheap Piece of Metal" for old friends. The time is ripe to go back to the good old friendlies ,
    the Sunday Times
    June 30, 2013"Biased reporting can make a missile out of an empty water bottle" - Abraham Lincoln
  3. Shantha A de Silva (an old rajan) replies "Don't cry Vimal, Singer Trophy is ours, you can keep your friendly little metal piece."
    Should a sport be reserved only for a few good friends?
    the Sunday Times
    , July 7, 2013

"The problem with internet quotes is that the authenticity can not be verified." - Mahatma Gandhi

Num Name of Student Comments Sponsor Schol. Name
Grade 12 ($100) (A/L)
A091 Pamod Heshan Liyanagedara 2014 Excellent academic record, soccer, hockey Sanka Tennakoon
A092 Dinuka Hettiarachchi 2014 Good academic record, music Dr. Ashoka Polpitiya
Kasun Sanjaya Thalgaskotuwa Good academic record, essays, athletics, rugby, soccer, baseball Hemaka Mendis
A094 Bharatha Madusanka Rankothge 2014 Excellent academic record, math competitions Dr. Sarith Mahanama In Memory of Mr. Nissanka Mahanama (former teacher)
A095 Samitha Dilushan Chandrasena 2014 Good academic record Kaushalya Siriwardena Kamal Siriwardena scholarship (former teacher)
A096 Prasanna Madusanka Liyanage 2014 Good academic record, junior prefect, athletics Dr. Nishantha Bandara
A097 Gamini Bandara Dissanayake 2014 Excellent academic record, literature Dr. Thushara Diyabalanage
Jayanaka Helanjith Ranaraja Excellent academic record, literature, chess Ranil Banneyake P.B. Elangasinha** Rate Mahathmaya Memorial Prize
A099 Tharindu Piumantha Premarathna 2014 Excellent academic record, music literature Buddhika Bandaranayake In memory of Mr. AW Bandaranayake
Grade 10 ($100) (O/L)
Kalana Sandatharaka Lokuliyanage Excellent academic record, oratory, junior prefect, rugby, athletics Bandula Ranasinghe
Ravindu Nishaditha Manawasinghe Excellent academic record, oratory, junior prefect, rugby, table tennis Hiran De Silva
A102 Achintha Rupanayake 2013 Good academic record, athletics, cricket Dr. Sanath R. Wijerathna In memory of Gamini Wijerathna
Sathruwan Virajitha Laksisi Excellent academic record, drama, athletics, cricket, rugby Dr.Keerthi De Silva
A104 Dinith Supun Bandara 2013 Good academic record Dr. Keerthi De Silva
A105 Viraj Hapuvita 2013 Excellent academic record, junior prefect, athletics, rugby Dr. Keerthi De Silva
A106 Ravindu Indunil Senevirathna 2013 Good academic record, hockey, rugby, soccer Dr. Keerthi De Silva
A107 Gayan Nadeesha Marasinghe 2013 Excelent academic record, scouting, music, chess Dr. Keerthi De Silva
Sports ($50) Class
S011 Thilina E. Wijesinghe 13 Rugby Dantha Chanakya
S012 Rochana Hettiarchchi 13 Rugby Dr. Sanjeewa Gamagedera In Memory of Mr. B.H. Dole (a Math teacher, Assistant Principal, Cricket M.I, at DRCK)
S013 Buwaneka Udangamuwa 13 Rugby Dr. Sanjeewa Gamagedera
S014 A.D. Ekanayake 11 Hockey Rajitha Siriwardena
S015 AHGRI Rajapaksha 11 Cricket Rajitha Siriwardena
S016 AKAAM Rupanayake 10 Athletics Dr. Dimuthu Jayawickrama
Grade 9 ($10)
Malith Lakshitha Perera Dr. Nishantha Bandara
Tharindu LB Rathnayake Dr. Nishantha Bandara
Pituwala Liyanage Menusha Hasaranga Dr. Nishantha Bandara
Thiraj Shanika Dr. Nishantha Bandara
Kalana Madushanka Wickramarachchi Dr. Nishantha Bandara
Lahiru Bimantha Rathnaweera Dr. Nishantha Bandara
Chanaka Kavinda Amarakoon Dr. Nishantha Bandara
Pasindu Madushan Handagama Dr. Nishantha Bandara
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