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Who We Are

OrphanCare was launched in 2019 by Amãna Bank and is established as an independent trust, where OrphanCare aims to address a very important yet mostly unattended need of orphan children; which is securing the fate of orphans once they reach the age of 18 and are compelled to leave institutional care. The OrphanCare initiative addresses Goal Number 10 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – "Reduced Inequalities", contributing towards enabling growth and enriching the lives of orphaned young adults through financial inclusivity, saving them from a second abandonment. OrphanCare was ceremoniously launched by Her Excellency President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga along with CEO of Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (subsidiary of Islamic Development Bank) Hon. Ayman Sejiny, Minister of Women and Child Care Hon. Chandrani Bandara and Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Hon. Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy.

Trustees

People with a track record of passionate social service working within a strong governance framework.

  • Ruzly Hussain

    Ruzly Hussain

    Chairman of the Trust
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  • Mohamed Jazri Magdon Ismail

    Mohamed Jazri Magdon Ismail

    Treasurer of the Trust
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  • Miss Primrose Shireen Watson

    Miss Primrose Shireen Watson

    Secretary to the Trust
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  • Osman Kassim

    Osman Kassim

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  • K. R. Ravindran

    K. R. Ravindran

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  • Tyeab Akbarally

    Tyeab Akbarally

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  • Sharad Amalean

    Sharad Amalean

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  • Harsha Amarasekera, PC

    Harsha Amarasekera, PC

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  • Deshabandu Tilak De Zoysa

    Deshabandu Tilak De Zoysa

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  • Mohamed Azmeer

    Mohamed Azmeer

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OrphanCare Management Team

  • Azad Zaheed

    Azad Zaheed

    Head of OrphanCare

  • Marshad Barry

    Marshad Barry

    Manager – OrphanCare

  • Siddeeque Akbar

    Siddeeque Akbar

    Vice President – Retail Banking & Marketing, Amana Bank

  • Azim Rali

    Azim Rali

    Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications, Amana Bank

Trust Governance

The Trustees are committed to the sound governance of the Trust, and have instituted a framework to ensure the highest standards of integrity and transparency. The framework includes the following stipulations:

Trust Governance
  • All decisions of the Trust are made independently by the Trustees.
  • The management and control of the Trust and funds are vested with the Trustees, including the basis for the distribution of funds.
  • Trustees will take every necessary measure to ensure that distributions are equal and fair, without any prejudice, favour or discrimination, among all eligible orphans.
  • The Trustees will be ultimately responsible to the Settlors, the Board of Directors of Amãna Bank.
  • All accounts will be annually audited; Amãna Bank has presently retained the services of Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants for this very purpose.
  • In addition to the internal governance framework, the Trust will also adhere to the general rules of the Trust Ordinance.
  • In all decision-making, the Trustees will be guided by Amãna Bank’s core values.

Trust Structure

  • SETTLORS

    (Board of Directors of Amãna Bank)
  • TRUSTEES

    A minimum of 7 and a maximum of 11 trustees, inclusive of the CEO of Amãna Bank in an Ex-Officio capacity.
  • OrphanCare Management Team

Awards and Accolades

The trustees are committed to the sound governance of the Trust, and have instituted a framework to ensure the highest standard of integrity and transparency. The framework includes the following stipulations:

  • IRBA Awards Muscat, OmanĀ 

    IRBA Awards Muscat, Oman 

    Social Responsible Bank of the Year in lieu of OrphanCare
  • SLIBFI Awards, Sri Lanka

    SLIBFI Awards, Sri Lanka

    Gold Award for Social Upliftment Project
  • IFFSA Awards, South Asia

    IFFSA Awards, South Asia

    Gold Award for CSR Project
  • Global Banking & Finance Review

    Global Banking & Finance Review

    Best CSR Bank in Sri Lanka in lieu of OrphanCare