Imesha Wasala

Full Name: Wasala Mudiyanselaga Karandagolla Gedara Imesha Kumari Wasala

Home Address: Goradiyagolla Pora, Mahapathana, Harasbedda

Date of Birth: July 19, 1994

School or Educational Institute: Batagolla Pussadewa Central College, Walapane

Grade or Academic Level: Grade 9

Educational Achievements and Extra Curricular Activities: Grade 5 scholarship exam (2004) – 103 marks. Won awards in volleyball, elle, and dancing competitions. Participate in track and field events. Active member of the school environmental association.

Family Details and Income:
Father: W.M.K.G. Karunaratne Wasala. A farmer.
Mother: H.K.G. Somawathie Hapuhinna. Unemployed.
Siblings: One brother and one sister. Brother is 6 years younger and sister is 2 years younger. Both are schooling.

Student's Bank Account: People’s Bank, Nildandahinne

Scholarship Commenced on: February 2007

Donor(s): Erandi Lelwala, Reston, VA

Monthly Scholarship Amount: Rs.750 from January 2008
Rs.500 from January 2007

Pahansila Administrative Account: National Savings Bank, Panadura

Project Supervisor:
Vineetha Jayasinghe (Staff, Batagolla Pussadewa Central College, Walapane),
213, Dodandeniya,

Phone: (94) 81 231 5012

Reports and Documents Received: Letter from the scholarship recipient
Letter from the parent
Letter from school authority
Copies of the bank statements
Letter from project supervisor

Remarks from the Committee (current period): Class report was not submitted as term exams were not completed by mid-year. These reports will be sent with year-end progress reports. The family lost their home due to 2007 January landslide. Recently they have received a 3 bedroom home from the government. The new home is 7 miles away from the school and the student has to spend about Rs.23 per day for bus fare. Since the government buses are not regular, she has to use private bus services on some days. From January 2008 the monthly scholarship payment was increased to Rs.750. From 2008, committee decided to make scholarship payments quarterly. Strongly recommend to continue the scholarship in 2009 and increase the monthly scholarship to Rs.1000.

Previous Remarks:
2007 July - December: 5th in the class at most recent term examination with an average of 64.09. Has won awards in Volleyball, Elle, and dancing competitions. Active member of the school environmental association. December 2007 payment was not made - need to rectify this error. The donor agreed to increase the scholarship amount to Rs.750 per month from January 2008. The student participated at the meeting held in Kandy for Pahansila recipients with her mother.

2007 January - June: Progress reports submission is not satisfactory. However there was a lapse in payments from April-June. These payments were made on June 28th as reflected in the bank book copy. Recommend to continue the scholarship if she sent all progress reports by the end of the year.