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‘Gimhanaye Abhimanaya’ By Sri Lankan Youth in Canada for a worthy Course

Ridhma Cultural Troupe which is recognized and admired for its captivating dance performances presented at “Ru Sanda Rae Concert”  featuring Rookantha & Chandraleka, Sri Lanka Day Celebrations, Royal Bank Cultural Day Celebrations, Your University Multi Cultural Festival and the University of Toronto Fund Raising Dance Competition is proudly presenting “Gimhanaye Abhimanaya – Glory of Summer” Concert at Don Bosco Auditorium on September 10, 2001 at 6.30 P.M.

This concert has been organized to raise funds to support Sanhinda Children’s Home in Sri Lanka. We invite all our readers who live in Canada to be part of this worthy course. Following is open invitation from the members of the “Ridhma Cultural Troupe.

Dear Fathers and Mothers,

As Sri Lankan youth living in Canada, we are pleased that we have been able to continue promoting our cultural values while being away from our homeland. We have not forgotten our motherland nor our brothers and sisters we have left behind. Hence, we are working together to give as much back as we can to our country.It was two years ago that we staged the dance recital: “HIMA ARANIN LAKDERANATA” and raised $14 000.00 CAD, all of which was used for the resurrection of war devastated schools in Sri Lanka. We thank all of you who gave us your support and encouragement without which we would never have been so successful. You can see how the raised funds were used to rebuild schools in Sri Lanka Here.

After seeing how the funds we raised helped so many children back home, we felt inspired to continue helping the children of our country. Accordingly, this year, we are presenting yet another fundraising concert: ‘Gimhanaye Abhimanaya- Glory of Summer’, a cultural pageant of great dance rhythms and beautifully blended harmonies.

This concert is dedicated towards supporting the Sanhinda Children’s Home in Sri Lanka, which is devoted to providing street children with food, shelter, clothing and education; protecting street children from sexual abuse, harassment and crime; and sending street children back into the society as valuable citizens.

It is with the fervent hope of helping the street children of our country that we are holding this fundraising event. However, we cannot achieve this goal on our own. We kindly ask for your participation in this event as it is with your confidence and support that we will succeed in helping children who are less fortunate to grow into educated and well-mannered individuals. For more information of our concert, please watch this beautifully made promotional video clip – HERE .

In conclusion we quote below the wise words of Martin Luther King Jr.
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

Please help us to help those in need by attending our concert.

Thanking you sincerely,
Lakmini Pinnaduwage
Sajini Jayasinghe
Udaaraa Ilangaratne
Vidharshi Ilangaratrne
Thisuri Eagalle
Nethmi Kulatilake
Kosala Abeygunawardene




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