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Our Staff

Permanent Staff

Wiraj de Mel joined us on 05 October 2020 as our Manager - Administration. Having retired from the private sector where he held senior positions in management mainly in the automobile industry, Wiraj brings years of administrative experience and a mature outlook to CandleAid. He has been a church warden at Holy Emmanuel Church, Moratuwa for over ten years.

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Krishani joined CandleAid in January 2020. Her long years of expertise in the field of accounting and finance is a valuable asset to CandleAid as she takes the responsibility for all accounting and finance work of the organization.

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Mavis joined CandleAid in August 2012 having retired from Carey College, after a long service period. With her friendly and ever helpful disposition she handles staff matters as well as the General Projects of CandleAid.

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Veena joined CandleAid on 01.01.2021. She has been appointed as Head of Health wef 01.04.2021. She has wide expertise in child welfare and in the field of humanitarian work. Being multi-lingual, she facilitates CandleAid’s communication effectively with beneficiaries of Tamil origin.

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Cheryll joined CandleAid Lanka in September 2018. Having served in the finance and education sectors, she joined CandleAid to contribute towards the work we do for the less fortunate .

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Malkanthi (also known as Ganga) joined CandleAid in December 2003 to help in the Education Programme. Her intelligent grasp of the work and interest in accounts soon moved her into the Accounts Department. Today she is the Assistant Accountant, a very knowledgeable and well informed asset to the Finance Manager.

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Pumala who joined CandleAid in May 2019 as an Accounts Assistant has been redesignated in March 2021 as Administrative Assistant of CandleAid. Pumala’s strength is her ability to multitask with ease and her willingness to discharge any duty given to her with confidence and enthusiasm.

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Chamila joined CandleAid in October 2005 as an Assistant in the Food Programme. She has subsequently worked in other programmes within CandleAid and has gained a good working knowledge of all its programmes. Apart from her work in the Education Programme, she is the Co-ordinator for the Library Project and the Swim for Safety Programme.

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Shalini joined CandleAid in October 2012 soon after completing her secondary education. She is dedicated to helping the poor and is currently the project assistant for the Food Programme.

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Reshadi joined in September 2014. She is an intelligent young girl who has picked up the work relating to the Cancer Patients’ Sponsorship programme very quickly.

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Sanushi joined CandleAid officially in April 2018. She is dedicated to helping the poor and is currently the Project Assistant for the Education Programme.

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 Voluntary  Staff

Yasmin having retired from Commercial Bank as its Regional Manager, volunteered her services to CandleAid. She is now working as CandleAid’s Head of Food. The wealth of experience she has brought along with an exuberant personality enriches the administration of CandleAid.

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Having served CandleAid diligently for 16 years, and having handled projects in many different areas, Sunil retired as the Head of Health on 31.03.2021. He now serves CandleAid as a volunteer and overlooks the administration of the Sigiri Trust Fund, as he has valuable hands-on experience in this regard.

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