This page provide you a brief description of the work we have accomplish during the month of March 2020.
Mr. Leighton Jayasekara, major donor to the pavilion project, passed away on Thursday March 8th 2020. His passion inspired such a beautiful project for Minnesota Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation and he will be greatly missed.
We worked hard to meet the March 30th deadline, hoping to have Mr. Jayasekera present at the handing over ceremony. However due to health issues we are unfortunately not able to have him present as we hoped. His Spirit will always be with us as the project brought him great joy. One of the first concerns he inquired about after finding out about his declining health was the pavilion project. He loved the project and was looking forward to see the children using the pavilion
His positive attitude and impassioned vigor toward contributing and being a driving force in this Project has been admirable and MnSLFF is filled with gratitude and honor to work with such a gentleman. In his honor, we will complete the project as promised with assistance from his niece, Chandrika Rathnayake. Thank you again Mr. Leighton Jayasekara. We send so much love and many blessings in these potent times of change and deep grieving to his beloved wife Chryshanti and their family. May their sadness be lifted and may they be filled with the peace and honor that Mr. Leighton be known for. and deep grieving to his beloved wife Chryshanti and their family. May their sadness be lifted and may they be filled with the peace and honor that Mr. Leighton be known for.
Sri Lanka is effected by the Corona Virus (Covid 19) epidemic. The public is requested to refrain from gatherings, and movements during the declared holidays and curfew hours. We are experiencing delays in getting the workers and the materials delivered to the site as scheduled.
This blog will bring you a brief description of the work we have accomplish during the month of February 2020.
Asssembly Hall: Contractor is working diligently to complete the work to meet the deadline of the project. We expect them to finish the work by the end of March 2020.
Progress of work indicates we could complete the project by the end of March 2020. After going thru some procedural issues with the department of Education, he got his first payment. Completed work has been approved by the engineers of the department of Education, Children are looking forward for the new assembly hall.
Contractor has completed the beams and in the process of fixing the purlins for the roof.
Minnesota Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation appreciates all the donors and well wishes for this project. Specially Chandrika Ratnayake who spearhead the activities in USA to make sure Mr. Leighton Jayasekara’ s dream to provide a pavilion for the children come true. We also wish Mr. Leighton Jayasekara, the major donor for this project, will be able to join the staff and the students at the opening of the facility.