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Fionnuala Woods’ Report on Horizon Lanka

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Horizon Lanka Academy

Mahavilachchiya, Northern Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: white sandy beaches, exotic fruit, elephants, the Tamil Tigers, the tsunami, a tropical paradise but one that remains an essentially a Third World country with many challenges to face – this was the mixed bag of impressions, events and stereotypes that I had of this intriguing country before my visit in the summer of 2006. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Lovely Indian girl, Miss. Alisha Bhagat, visited Horizon Lanka, Mahavilachchiya

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Radhika Nilupulee Rajapaksha radhika@horizonlanka.org

On 2nd of January, 2007 I went to Anuradhapura Railway Station to collect a girl called Alisha. When I went to the railway station saw a girl in a Punjabi dress. Then we introduced each other and came to Horizon Lanka first. Later, I came to my place with Alisha for lunch and she stayed 4 nights in my house. Read the rest of this entry »

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Looking back five years to Horizon Lanka – Sarath Kumara, Sydney, Australia

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In April 2002, I stumbled upon a web site with the URL horizon77.org. (now this has been changed to www.horizonlanka.org) This website made a great impression on every one who visited it. Gradually word spread around friends and many came forward to help in numerous ways without any hesitation.

I think that it is time to share their success story with all of you to give a clear picture on where is Horizon is today. Read the rest of this entry »

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My Experiences in IIT, India – Chamila Priyadarshani

Miss Chamila Priyadarshani and Mr Nirosh Manjula Ranathunga visited IIT, South India in March, 2006. ICT Agency of Sri Lanka sponsored the tour under Model eVillage Project. Below is Chamila’s tour report. (Updated: October 19, 2006) See photos at http://www.horizonlanka.org/news/india_tour/index.htm

Chamila Priyadarshani chamila@horizonlanka.org

I got a chance to participate for ICT training in South Indian University of IIT Madras as representatives of Horizon Lanka Foundation with Mr. Nirosh Ranathunga, under the ICTA sponsored Model eVillage project. The tour was sponsored by ICTA of Sri Lanka; Mrs. Shyamani Fernando and Mr. Karunarathna from Kurunegala also participated with us.

It was my first tour abroad. It was wonderful opportunity for me. We began the journey on 4.00 am from Katunayaka International Airport by Air Sahara flight, after we arrived in Chennai Airport early morning. We stayed in Tharamani Guest House. That day we got a break and in the evening, we visited Chennai town. Next day, we attended the training. At University, Professor Junjuala, and Dr. Anjali Negam welcomed us. Read the rest of this entry »

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