Nanda Wanninayaka

We are a non-profit supplementary education institute that teaches English, Information and Communication Technology, science, mathematics, fine arts and sports to the children of Mahawilachchiya, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. We also train the children in presentation skills, public speaking and personal development. Furthermore, we implemented ICT infrastructure in the village. We were instrumental in getting 2G and 3G mobile phone technology to Mahawilachchiya in 2006 and 2009 respectively. We covered half of the village with a Wi-Fi mesh internet network in 2006 and again covered the whole village with an extended Wi-Fi mesh internet network in 2009.  We are currently in the process of convincing a leading ISP in Sri Lanka to provide 4G home broadband to Mahawilachchiya.

We are registered as a Guarantee Limited Company (Horizon Lanka Foundation Guarantee Limited.) We were registered in February 02, 2005 as a Limited Liability Company and then it was automatically converted to a Guarantee Limited Company on September 15, 2009 according to the new laws that were enacted in 2007 by the Registrar of Companies. We did not want to register our organization as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) at its inception as there was a negative sentiment for some NGOs that were active during the time of the civil war in Sri Lanka. Now that the war is over, we are in the process of registering the organization as an NGO.