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Union Assurance, Sri Lanka’s leading Life Insurer, has recently donated musical instruments to Gairanagama Vidyalaya in recognition and support of the outstanding efforts of Ms. Buddhima Abeysinghe, the school’s drama teacher. Ms. Abeysinghe’s dedication to expanding the curriculum by introducing drama has not only broadened the horizons of the students but has also showcased their incredible potential.

Upon her appointment to the school in 2016, Ms. Abeysinghe identified the limited choice of aesthetic subjects in the curriculum and, undeterred by challenges, went above and beyond to introduce drama to the students. Her relentless efforts, along with the support of her team, have resulted in numerous accolades for the young talent of Gairanagama Vidyalaya. The achievements include notable awards such as Best Script, Best Drama, Best Actor, and Best Actress in various regional and district competitions.

Recognizing the remarkable achievements of these students and the passion exhibited by Ms. Abeysinghe, Union Assurance has stepped forward to donate a variety of musical instruments that would support the subject. This donation aims to provide the necessary resources that the students require to nurture their talents and enhance their performances.

Ms. Abeysinghe expressed her gratitude, stating, “It was evident that our students had many talents, and I only wanted to be a positive force that helped to showcase them. My heartfelt thanks to Union Assurance for identifying a desperate need and coming forward as a responsible corporate citizen to help these students by donating this musical instruments. I believe this will go a long way in enabling them to perform even better in the future and bring glory to the school.”

Mahen Gunarathna, the Chief Marketing Officer of Union Assurance, shared his thoughts, saying, “At Union Assurance, our purpose is to support Sri Lankan progress against all odds, and we are thrilled to have discovered Ms. Abeysinghe’s story, which is an inspiration to us all. Despite the difficulties, she made drama and arts a reality for the children. Great teachers like her leave an indelible impact on their students and future generations to reach their full potential.”

The Company is proud to be a part of this initiative and remain committed to supporting endeavors that contribute to the overall development and well-being of all communities. Union Assurance firmly believes in the transformative power of education, and we look forward to witnessing the continued success and growth of the students at Gairanagama Vidyalaya.

Union Assurance is a subsidiary of the John Keells Group, one of Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerates. The Company has completed over three decades of success with a Market Capitalisation of Rs. 18.0 Bn, and a Life Fund of Rs. 60.4 Bn as of end June 2023. Set to protect the lives and enriching the well-being of all Sri Lankans, Union Assurance offers Life Insurance solutions that cover health, investment, protection, retirement and education needs of Sri Lankans. With an island-wide branch network and an over 4,000-strong workforce, Union Assurance continues to invest in people, products, and processes with a customer-centric focus to be responsive to emerging changes in the Life Insurance industry.