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About Oru Paanai

Oru Paanai - pot"Oru Panaai" is a well known Tamil expression and means one pot in English. It reminds us of our humble origins and our communal responsibility.

Oru Panaai (UK) was established in 2008 as a voluntary humanitarian response to appeals made by heads of rural schools in the Jaffna peninsula of Sri Lanka. They reported to us the poverty and starvation of the poor children who attended their schools.
 
There are now three branches of activity administered from the UK:

1) Oru Paanai - Feeding (lead: Dr. Dan Muthuveloe)
Oru Panaai seeks to alleviate hunger in school children in Jaffna in the first instance. At present we are helping 311 schools to feed 33,000 children.

2) Oru Paanai - Education

3) Oru Paanai - Kaithady, helping children who are hard of hearing (lead: Dr. Ranjit Thambyrajah)
 
Oru Paanai Trust (Sri Lanka) was established in 2011 enabling Oru Paanai to provide an official local charitable base in Sri Lanka.

With your help we can spread the work of Oru Panaai to cover more schools in Jaffna peninsula and beyond.


Oru Paanai UK - management and organisation

Trustees
Dr Dan Muthuveloe, Dr. K. Nandhabalan, Dr. Lawrence Ratnam, Dr. N Rajakumar and Dr. Leela Muthuveloe.
Management Committee
Dr. N. Sriskandarajah, Dr. S. Kathirgamanathan, Dr. Nirmala Subanandan, Dr. Vidya Thavamokankanthi, Dr. Abirami Subanandan, Mrs Indu Smith, Dr K. Balasubramaniam, Mrs Sakuntala Balasubramaniam
Co-opted members
Dr.P.Subanandan, Tom Tharmaratnam, Mahiban Balachandran, Professor R Swaminathan, Sam Jeyapalan
Officers
Chairman: Dr. K.Nandhabalan
Joint Secretaries: Dr. S. V. Devendra and Dr. D.Muthuveloe
Treasurer: Dr. N.Rajakumar

Oru Paanai Trust - Sri Lanka - management and organisation

Trustees
Mr S. Skandakumar, Dr Dan Muthuveloe
Management Committee
Wiranthi Musafer, Nirmali Mendis, Vas Nallathamby
Officers
Chaiman: Mr S. Skandakumar
Director Operations: Dr. Dan Muthuveloe
Secretary: Dr. Nimalsiri Mendis
Treasurer: Dr. Sandy Musafer

Oru Paanai
Official address: 58 Hungerford Road, Stourbridge DY8 3 AB
Telephone enquiries: 01384-395165
Email: secretary@orupaanai.org.uk or please use the form on the Contact us page.

Oru Paanai is a UK registered charity. Charity Commission number: 1136376
Oru Paanai Trust - Sri Lanka. Incorporated as a charitable trust by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice: 11 June 2011

Oru Paanai - feeding hungry children in Sri Lanka
Charity no: 1136376

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