International

Chairman

Mr. V. Kailasapillai
Retired Deputy Chairman John Keells Group of Companies, Past Chairman Colombo Stock Exchange, Past Vice President Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

+94 11 2575566
 + 94 11 257 5472
chairman@manithaneyam.org

Secretary

Mr. Kandiah Neelakandan
Attorney-at-Law, Partner of the Law Firm Murugesu & Neelakandan

 + 94 11 237 1100 / + 94 11 258 0807
 + 94 11 237 1111
 neela@mnlaw.lk

Other Trustees

Mr. S. Dhanabala
Director, Globetrotter (Pvt) Ltd

Mr. D. Eassuwaren
Managing Director, Easuwaran Group of Companies and Hon. Consul for Mauritius

Mrs. A. Kailasapillai 
Social Worker

Miss Mala Sabaratnam 
Deputy Chairperson, Ceylinco Consultancy & Allied Services (Pvt) Ltd

Mr. M. Thavayogarajah 
Proprietor, V. Manickam & Bro

Mr. Nihal Perera 
Director, ACS Technologies (Pvt) Ltd

Mr. V. Kandasamy 
Retired Deputy Auditor General

Miss. Anushya Coomaraswamy 
Retired Group Finance Director John Keells Group of Companies

Mr. Rajah Senathirajah 
Senior Partner Julius Creasy

Mr. A. A. M. Illiya
Attorney-at-Law

Mr. Saravanan Neelakandan 
Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn), Attorney-at-Law, Partner of the Law Firm of Murugesu & Neelakandan

Mr. Thamotharampillai Sanakan (ACMA CGMA) 
Chief Operating Officer, LOLC Securities Ltd.

Chairman

Mr. T. Sangaralingem

Other Trustees

Mr. R. Velauthan
Mr. V. Gopal Sangarapillai
Mr. R. Hariharan
Mr. S. Sathananthan
Mr. V. N Narendran
Mr. S. Balasingam
Mr. K. S. Sreecumaar
Mr. N Shanmugathas
Mr. G Jothinath
Mr. Dushy Selvaratnam
Mr. Ratnam Uthayananthan Bsc (Hons)
Mr. T.R.S. Mithiran
Mr. V. Kailasapillai (Chartered Accountant)

President

Mr. Ponnudurai Gunarajasingham

Secretary

Mr. Suresh Sivasithamparam

Treasurer

Mr. Kailas Aravinthan

Directors

Mr. Anandan Navanandan
Mr. Thiru Satchi
Dr. Kugan Kandasamy
Mr. Raj Bharathan
Mr. Mano Shan
Mr. Viswanathar Kailasapillai

Chairman

Mr. V. Kailasapillai

Other Trustees

Mr. M. Thayanithy
Dr. Kumbesan Sandrasegaran
Dr. J. Jeyamohan
Mrs. Sarmini Storer
Mr. Umapalan Kanagasabai
Mr. S. Sivakumar
Mr. G. Upendran
Mr. T. Gangatharan

MNT Canada was established in July 2008 in order to support the growing demand for such services and financial assistance.
President

Mr. Nagendran Balakrishnan

Secretary

Ms. Kalyani Nathan

Treasurer

Mr. Sinnadurai Selvaretnem

Other Trustees

Christeen Seevaratnam(Dushy)
Dr C.P. Giri
Rudy Ruthran

Canada Team

President’s message

The Manitha Neyam Trust was established with the vision of igniting a universal passion and love for humanity that will steer future generations towards a world of peace, opportunity and happiness.

It is a universal fact that all are not equal in life. In the words of a great man, man is born free but everywhere he is in chain. Some are differently able, mentally challenged, below the poverty line, children without parents and families without bread winners. These unfortunate conditions were either caused or aggravated by the war in Sri Lanka

When you analyze the current disparities among the people, you will come to conclusion that the so-called disparities are not due to any fault of the individual concerned. We at Manitha Neyam Trust truly feel that it is the duty of all of us to extend our hands to uplift and transform the lives of those who are less fortunate. It is also important for us to take more leadership roles in helping our people in Sri Lanka, given the fact that Canada has the largest population of Tamils outside of Sri Lanka.

Since its inception, the organization has completed a number of projects such as operating a preschool, supporting the Centre for Disability Rehabilitation, the Nuffield School for the Deaf and Blind, conducting eye camps to help those in need, managing homes for the mentally challenged, helping children without parents, assisting elders home and livelihood projects, and many more ore in the pipeline. Looking back on these, I am very proud of our organization and its achievements over the years lam truly fortunate to be part of this great organization.

It is only with our generous donors and supporters like you that we are able to fulfill our vision. We sincerely thank all our donors and supporters for their contributions to date and we are more than confident you will continue your generosity and support our efforts in transforming the lives of our people in Sri Lanka.

Nagendran Balakrishnan