Our Team in Batticaloa

Ocean Stars Lanka (OSL) is a registered NGO in based in Batticaloa, Eastern Sri Lanka. The charity runs educational and community projects in areas affected by the 2004 Tsunami and 26-year Sri Lankan civil war. Ocean Stars Lanka's is funded by its sister organisation Ocean Stars Trust UK.

Ocean Stars Lanka now have their own website oceanstarslanka.lk.

G. Chithradevi Office Manager

G. Chithradevi
Office Manager

Chithra joined OSL in January 2016. Her responsibility is to look after the office and provide administrative support to other OSL staff. She really likes to discuss with sponsor children, preschool children and pre-school teachers. OSL has to fulfil the basic need to poor families. She usually goes to church with her family in free time. Her dream is to grow OSL bigger than it is now.

P. Shalini Finance Manager

P. Shalini
Finance and Project Manager

Shalini joined in January 2019. Her responsibility is to do the financial activity. She is very happy to work with pre-school children and teachers. OSL has to fulfil the basic need to sponsor children's families. Her free time activities are social works and family trips. Her dream is to spread OSL everywhere in Sri Lanka.

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Dishanthini
Preschool Manager and Sponsorship Supervisor

Dishanthini joined Ocean Stars Lanka in January 2020. As Preschool Manager, Dishanthini is responsible for the welfare of our preschool communities. She visits our 16 preschools in the Batticaloa and Amparai districts once a month and to monitor attendance, classroom environment and records any needs the preschool may have in the way of resources. As Sponsorship manager Dishanthini keeps in regular contact with our sponsor families and checks their record books. In her spare time, she likes gardening. Dishanthini would like to see more preschools coming under Ocean Stars Lanka.

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Jegani
Sponsorship Manager & Preschool Assistant

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K Tharanika
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Tharanika joined Ocean Stars Lanka in January 2020. She spent the end of 2019 November and December shadowing our ME Officer Zeddy Kebitt who left her post in 2019 December. Tharanika is responsible for managing data collection, input and analysis processes for all the 21 Ocean Stars preschools. She also helps with running the sewing machine loan scheme at our women's empowerment project in Hope House, Ampalanthurai. She enjoys working with the Ocean Stars Lanka Team and making a difference to the communities that we work with. Tharanika enjoys spending time with her family. Her dream is for Ocean Stars Lanka to become the number one INGO in Batticaloa.

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Vijayakumar Marina Dilukshi

Hi, I'm Vijayakumar Marina Dilukshi. I joined the Ocean Stars Lanka Team in April 2021. My responsibly is managing data collection, input and analysis processes for each preschool involved in the Ocean Stars Child Development program. I really like to work with preschools and Hope House projects empowering and upskilling rural women through sewing and computer classes. My dream is for OSL to become a well-known NGO in Sri Lanka. I am very proud and happy to be part of OSL team and transforming lives of children and families in rural Sri Lanka.