The 18th Annual General Meeting and Annual Award Ceremony of Plantation
Human Development Trust (PHDT) was held on 25th March 2011, at the
Auditorium of Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI), Colombo. The Chief
Guest was H.E. Ashok K. Kantha, the High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka.
The Chief Guest, Chairman and the Board of Directors of PHDT were occupied
the head table. Approximately two hundred distinguish guests participated
including representatives from Government Ministries, RPCs, GOs, NGOs,
students who were selected to Universities and Award Winners.
According to the Agenda of the 18th Annual General Meeting, the Chairman’s
address and Report of the Board of Directors on the affairs of the company
were presented. Three Board Directors were re-elected and Auditors were
re-appointed for the next year. The Annual report of the PHDT, for the year
2010 which was published was made available for the members.
A Tele Documentary was telecasted on the achievements & the progress
of Trust activities, which included the development of housing, sanitation,
child care, health care, EWHCS, community mobilization, infrastructure,
Information Technology, etc., and students gaining entrance to Universities
from the Estate Sector.
The leader of evaluation team, Ms. Shirani Adhihetty, and a team member,
Ms. Nanditha Hettitantri, expressed their opinions on the performance
of PHDT Regional offices and its activities. The Best Estate Manager,
Mr. G. Ratnayake, described the immense services and benefits
gained from the PHDT, in his speech.
The Chairman, Mr. Harry Sandrasekera mentioned the present activities,
which are provided to the plantation workers by the PHDT, and the key
objectives of the PHDT, which helps the continuous enhancement of the quality
of their life.
An enlightening speech was made by the Chief guest, H.E. Ashok K. Kantha,
appreciating the PHDT, for the substantial assistances contributed towards the
welfare of plantation workers and the efforts taken for the continuous enhancement
of the quality of life of plantation community. In particular, he assured the support
of the government of India in education, Housing, Health care and transportation
for the estate sector.
At this occasion, about 60 winners from the Plantations were awarded medals and
gifts appreciating their valuable services for the estate sector. The Winner of the
PHDT inter Regional competition was Galle Region.