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Dharmaraja Alumni Association of North America (DAANA) was formed to involve itself in projects that will improve educational, social, and cultural activities and infrastructure at Dharmaraja College, Kandy (DRCK), Sri Lanka, and promote networking and camaraderie of alumni of DRCK, in North America. DAANA will also involve in projects that will advance learning, scholarship and other academic activities in Sri Lanka in general.


Our Alma mater

Dharmaraja College, Kandy, Sri Lanka (est. 1887)

Located on a hilltop overlooking Kandy Lake, Dharmaraja CollegeKandy is one of Sri Lanka's oldest and premier national schools. A Boys' School with around 150 Teaching Staff and around 4000 students (who go by the name of 'Rajans'), Dharmaraja College has been a leading educational establishment in Sri Lanka and has produced the country with many renown figures in disciplines ranging from science, politics, arts to sports. The prolific list of Dharmaraja's Old Boys include the likes of E.A. GunasingheWilliam GopallawaT.B. Kehelgamuwa and many others.

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DAANA Updates
DAANA's contribution to Dharmaraja Past Teachers Association.
DAANA awarded Rs. 50,000 to Dharmaraja college Past Teachers Association (DPTA) as partial funding to launch their booklet project. (Dec 24th 2013)

14 Laptops to School Computer Center
14 used, near-new, IBM Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops were shipped to the school last week. This is the 2nd computer donation to the school by DAANA. So far, we have sent totally 23 laptops to Dharmaraja college computer center. (Dec 14th 2013)
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First ever undergraduate Scholarship from DAANA
Yumal C. Kuruppu received the first ever Undergraduate Scholarship from DAANA. Yumal was a DAANA scholar in 2011 and 2012, obtained highest marks in Central Province and the island rank of 10 at GCE A/L in 2012 (Nov 30th 2013)

Dr Palitha T.B. Kohona - Guest Speaker in DAANA Webinar

Dr. Palitha Kohona joined with DAANA webinar entitled "United Nations and Sri Lanka" at DRCK from 11:30PM to 1:00AM midnight New York time on Oct 14-15, 2013. This created an opportunity for Dharmaraja students to engage in a lively discussion with Dr. Kohona. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation go to Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona for taking the precious time out of his busy schedule to talk to Dharmaraja students  (Oct 15ht 2013)
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DAANA YouTube Channel
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2013 DAANA Scholarships
This year's Scholarships were awarded at a simple ceremony in DRCK on July 16th 2013. 17 students received annual scholarships on academic merits, and 6 students received for exceptional achievements in extra curricular activities. 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. (Aug 23rd 2013)
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DAANA's contribution to DRCK World Scholar's Cup Team
Three Dharmaraja Students, Bharatha Rankothge (DAANA Scholar in 2011,2012 and 2013), Rahal Medawatte, and Janith Weerakkody participated at the Dubai Regional round of World Scholars Cup from 31st May to 1st June and were able to bring glory to school and motherland by winning the Third place at the overall completion after competing with 200 other teams from 12 different nationalities.
As an appreciation to this great achievement and to support global round participation, DAANA provided LKR 50,000/= as travel assistance to the winning team. (June 20th 2013)

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is a voluntarily led organization incorporated in the State of Maryland since February 2009 and has Tax Exempt Status in the US as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Dharmaraja Alumni Association of North America.
7909 James Avenue
Ellicott City
MD 21043

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Alumni in North America - current members list (219 registered members)
DAANA in DRCK Archives

Board of Directors - 2015
Sandun Kuruppu (President)
Pathum Panapitiya (Secretary)
Krishanth Ediriweera (Treasurer)
Gayan Ekanayake (Vice President)
Amila Perera (Vice Secretary)
Chandika Jayawardane (Vice Treasurer)
Dinuka Karunaratne (Activities Director)
Hemantha Rathnayake (Media Director)

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200+ Old Rajans in North America own it!
DAANA would be stronger, if everybody participates.

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  7909 James Avenue
Ellicott City
MD 21043 - USA