John Keells Foundation concludes another successful English Day

John Keells English Day 2014 was held on 25th August 2014 at Bishops College Auditorium with the participation of 162 students from 10 branches performing items of drama or poetry after selection by Gateway out of 20 locations in which the John Keells English Language Scholarship Programme was conducted in 2013/14. The event was graced by Chief Guest, Mrs. Indrani Sugathadasa – Chairperson, Sri Lanka Insurance Board; Mr. Susantha Ratnayake – Chairman, JKH and members of the GEC. The event was supported by 42 volunteers from the John Keells Group.
English scholars from 10 Districts flocked to Bishop’s College Auditorium, Colombo for morning rehearsals
John Keells volunteers were in attendance throughout the day.
Chief Guest, Mrs. Indrani Sugathadasa, Chairperson, Sri Lanka Insurance Board, being welcomed by Chairman JKH, Mr. Susantha Ratnayake and JKF’s Nadija Tambiah and Carmeline Jayasuriya2nd Left to right: Mrs. Harsha Alles, Carmeline Jayasuriya, Dr. Harsha Alles, Nadija Tambiah, Dilani Alagaratnam, Chief Guest – Mrs. Indrani Sugathadasa, Chairman Susantha Ratnayake and Dirk Pereira
The Welcome address by Nadija Tambiah, Head of CSR, JKHAddress by Director, Gateway Group, Dr. Harsha Alles
Chief Guest, Mrs. Indrani Sugathadasa addressing the audienceMC for the evening and Project Champion for English, Kumudu Munasinghe
Students sharing their impressions of the English Language Scholarship Programme of 2013/14
“Cinderella” – Matale Branch“King of Cats” – Colombo Branch
“Stopping by the Woods” – Mullaitivu Branch“Emperor’s New Clothes” Jaffna Branch
“I learnt my lesson” – Trincomalee Branch“I know why the caged bird sings” – Ratnapura Branch
“Tom Thumb” – Vavuniya Branch“We have to do a test at school” – Galle Branch
“The Fisherman” – Ampara Branch“Plead Mercy” – Negombo Branch
The Panel of Judges intently watching a performanceMohamed Adamaly made remarks on behalf of the Panel of Judges
L-R Sashi Mendis, Aroshi Jayasinghe and Mohamed Adamaly 
Students from The School for the Deaf, Ratmalana entertained the Audience and were awarded certificates for their performance
Prize distribution
Galle Branch – Winner (Poetry Category) Presented by Dr. Harsha AllesNegombo Branch – Runner Up (Poetry Category) Presented by Ms. Dilani Alagaratnam
Trincomalee Branch – Winner (Drama Category) Presented by Chairman Susantha RatnayakeColombo Branch – Runner Up (Drama Category) Presented by Mr. Romesh David
Best Performer – Character of `Oscar’ (Ampara Branch)
Scholarship students from Colombo Branch gave the vote of thanks on behalf of all scholarsCarmeline Jayasuriya (JKF’s Head of Operations, CSR) proposed the Vote of Thanks on behalf of John Keells

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