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Our Legacy
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Mrs. Sonia Kottegoda
Mrs. Sonia Kottegoda
CONCEPT
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Mrs. Anoma Fonseka
Mrs. Anoma Fonseka
FOUNDER

The concept of Senehasa was born in year 2005, when a number of Army personnel expressed the need for an institution to look into the needs of their children born with special needs. Mrs. Sonia Kottegoda, who was the President of the Army Seva Vanitha Branch in years 2003-2005, having visited a similar establishment in India (Asha School established by the Army Wives Welfare Association) endeavored to prepare the groundwork to start a school for children of the Tri Forces as well as a school for children with special needs for Army families in Sri Lanka.

The concept and groundwork of Senehasa was carried forward by the subsequent President of the Army Seva Vanitha Branch, Mrs. Anoma Fonseka when she took over office in year 2006. The pilot project for Senehasa was established at the Panagoda Army Cantonment on the 31st of August 2006, by Mrs. Fonseka with just four children with special needs.

Based on the pilot establishment in Panagoda, Senehasa was later renamed to Senehasa Education Resource Research and Information Centre (SERRIC) and the foundation was laid for a three story building in Narahenpita on the 8th of January 2008. The occasion was graced by the then First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Mrs. Kusum Wickremanayake, Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa and Mrs. Anoma Fonseka.

SERRIC was opened for the first group of children with special needs on the 5th of March 2012, by Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, who was the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army during that time. SERRIC was born as a result of a much needed requirement for the children of Army Personnel and later the doors of the school were opened to all military personnel as well as Police, and Civil Defense Force.

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Past Chairpersons

Mrs. Anoma Fonseka
Mrs. Anoma Fonseka

Past Directors

Brig. KGHSK Amber RWP RSP USP
Brig. KGHSK Amber RWP RSP USP
Brig. LF Kasthuriarachchi KSV
Brig. LF Kasthuriarachchi KSV
Lt Col HAES Prasanna Kumara
Lt Col HAES Prasanna Kumara
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