The Ratmalana Hindu College Hostel for boys was established in 1999and the Shakth iIllam, a home for girls was established in 2002. Children affected by the civil strife, tsunami, floods and poverty amongst other causes from all over Sri Lanka totaling 129 as at 31 March 2015 and 147as at 31 March 2104 in number enjoy a homely environment at these homes. These homes aim to promote a family environment, for example through celebration of the children’s birthdays. The children at these homes also benefit from essential educational and sports facilities together with other recreational facilities including library, computer laboratory and indoor and outdoor play areas. Children are encouraged to attend seminars and are provided with extra coaching and additional top-up classes closer to their public exams as necessary. They also participate in competitions to instill and enhance their leadership skills. During the reporting period, the homes continued to celebrate a number of extraordinary successes particularly in relation to achieving educational excellence despite the children’s challenges. Such achievements are a great credit to the individuals concerned, all supporting staff and caretakers and the Trust’s donor base.