23rd June 2005, Virtusa is a leading IT solutions company in Sri Lanka. Virtusans recently reaffirmed their commitment to rebuilding the lives of those affected by the Asian tsunami by donating over Rs.1 million to Sarvodaya, to be utilized for a livelihood development program.
Dr.A.T.Ariyaratne (President, Sarvodaya) receiving the cheque from
Mr.Keith Modder (Managing Director, Virtusa). Mr.Madu Ratnayake (General Manager) & Mr.Dinesh Amarasekara (Delivery Manager) from Virtusa & Mr.Saman Algoda (Finance Director Sarvodaya) also attended the handover ceremony.
Virtusans globally contributed to the Virtusa Relief Fund (VRF), which was set up in December 2004 to assist tsunami victims. While part of the funds was used towards immediate relief, the rest is currently being directed towards concrete projects aimed at restoring livelihoods and rebuilding programs. One such program, the livelihood development program for the ornamental fish industry, was initiated by the Postgraduate Institute of Management and aims to re-establish the livelihoods of three small scale fish export businesses in Madihe, Matara. A total of Rs.1, 150,000/- donated by Virtusans to Sarvodaya will be channeled to this project, and Sarvodaya will conduct the post implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure the sustainability and continuity of the project.