SOS Recognized by Janabhimani Honorary Awards 2019

The Janabhimani Awards is an annual ceremony organized by the All Ceylon Media Organization in association with Multi-Publishers to recognize individuals and organizations that has made significant contributions to Sri Lanka in various ways. This year around, the ceremony was held on 29th of November 2019 at the BMICH memorial hall in Colombo 7 with the Commander of the Sri Lankan Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as Chief Guest. The ceremony was also attended by distinguished individuals from diverse backgrounds such as entrepreneurs, medical experts, social activists, academics, artists, media veterans, musicians, and those who are rendering invaluable services to the country's growth, reconciliation, and prosperity.

For the year 2019, SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka was independently nominated and invited by the committee of organizers themselves to be endowed the award for the ‘Best Social Service’ that is being rendered to Sri Lanka. National Director, Divakar Rathnadurai, Deputy National Director, Kirthi Hettiarachchi, and Asst. Director for Fund Development and Communication, Gayantha Dalpadado attended the ceremony from SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka.

The accolade was received by Divakar Rathnadurai with much gratitude and enthusiasm as he considers this an achievement and recognition for SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka as one family. He had this to say, about the award:

“I am happy that SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka was given this award in recognition of our unrelenting commitment towards children without parental care in our country from the year 1981. It is the hard work of all the board members and staff at SOS Children’s Villages, Sri Lanka that made it possible for us to win this award. I also take this opportunity to thank our international SOS staff for all the support, advice, and goodwill extended towards us. We, as one SOS Family in Sri Lanka, look forward to continue working closely with SOS Children’s Villages International into the future, in order to keep doing what we do best, that is to provide a ‘Loving Home for Every Child.’”