Campaign Organisers




 

Trevor Thevarajah

This campaign was initiated by two expatriate Sri Lankans who have been friends for many years, Don ‘Lucky’ Perera and Trevor Thevarajah.

It is with regret that we have to tell of the sad occasion of the passing away of Trevor Thevarajah, in early August 2012. Trevor worked for many years on this appeal, and it is the wish of family, friends and fellow Lions, is that this work will continue.

The Campaign continues and will be run by some of Trevor Thevarajah’s children and relatives – carrying on with the original aims and spirit of the campaign. Please use the link to the website contact form below to get in touch. We will be reviewing how we run the campaign and this website – please give us your feedback so we can improve to meet the campaigns goal to help out in Sri Lanka.

Trevor said “There comes a time in your life when you realise that theTrevor Thevarajah Gods have been good to you and that there is a need to express your gratitude in a tangible way.”

“We, who no longer have to endure the difficulties as these children do, we, who are reasonably comfortable and living away from such troubles and in relative prosperity, have to do what we can to help them with their basic needs of food, water, shelter and importantly education and employment. What better way to do this than to help those individuals and organisations who have dedicated themselves to help, especially the vulnerable and helpless Orphans.”

“Some wise man said that we are in this world to realise our potential and in so doing leave it better place, better than how we found it.”

“Most of us are blessed with good health, a reasonable standard of living and probably are living in countries with the freedom to do as we please within the realms of the laws of the land. Our children grow up being fed well, are given the opportunity of a good education. They are also lovingly looked after and protected.”

“Do we ever stop to consider what magic brought this about? Why are our children lucky to live in a country without conflict and violence, of good health, having three square meals a day, with an opportunity for a good education and employment and there are other children who are orphans, living in the midst of violence, misery and poverty?”

“In this world we will never know the answer to any of these questions. In any case the answer does not matter. If it is our duty to leave this world a better place than when we found it, then we need to help those who are unfortunate to be in need, without questioning, without knowing the answer. Somehow we all know this is the right thing to do. This is an opportunity to put our thought into deed”

LUCKY PERERA

We must make a difference

Lucky Perera adds “We are two friends who believe “It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness” Don Lucky Pereraand as such we have embarked on this project with the hope that with your help we can make a difference, however small that may be.”

 

 

 

Unfortunately in 2007, Lucky Perera passed away and his wish was for this initiative to be continued.

In 2007 another of Trevor’s friends, Michael Jackson, also from Sri Lanka has joined the campaign. Michael Jackson is a retired logistics consultant who now creates and manages internet marketing websites from his  home in the Surrey Hills aimed particularly at helping  new marketers.

“As one who has lived in Sri Lanka for many years, he has empathy with the people of the Island and is keen to do his part – albeit a small one – to unite the different race and religious groups against the real enemies –  disease, hunger,  poverty, ignorance, intolerance.  He adds “War, is a trillion-dollar business and if only a fraction of the national war budgets is diverted to peaceful purposes many problems can be resolved”.

He applauds the founders of this Sri Lanka Appeal  for helping to make life more tolerable for those children affected by the Island’s internecine war.

Michael Jackson can be contacted at tenjacks[at]btopenworld.com

The Campaign continues and will be run by some of Trevor Thevarajah’s children and relatives – carrying on with the original aims and spirit of the campaign. Please use the link to the website contact form below to get in touch. We will be reviewing how we run the campaign and this website – please give us your feedback so we can improve to meet the campaigns goal to help out in Sri Lanka.