Activities

Current activities of the Colombo University Faculty of Science Alumni Association of North America (CUFSAA).

CUFSAA General Fund is to accept donations for funding activities of CUFSAA in general.

A. Donate by Mail: B. Donate by Paypal online:
Please send your donation checks payable to CUFSAA with your contact information and email address. Please indicate that your donation is for CUFSAA General Fund on the memo line of the check.

The postal address to send the donations are:

Colombo University Faculty of Science Alumni Association
c/o Dr. Saliya De Silva
393 Valley Road
River Edge NJ 07661
USA.

If you prefer to Donate online through a secure Paypal connection. Please use the following button.




We have received notification of U of C science students affected by recent floods/landslides from the Dean of UofC and we are awaiting more details of their immediate needs to offer assistance. Arising out of this we have established the “Science Faculty Emergency Fund,” to support the urgent needs of science faculty students and staff affected by the recent floods. This fund, however will not be limited to help only those affected by recent floods, but will be a general fund to be used to support emergency needs of faculty staff, and students in the future as well, in coordination with the Dean of the Science Faculty of the University of Colombo.

A. Donate by Mail: B. Donate by Paypal online:
Please send your donation checks payable to CUFSAA with your contact information and email address. Please indicate that your donation is for Science Faculty Emergency Fund on the memo line of the check.

The postal address to send the donations are:

Colombo University Faculty of Science Alumni Association
c/o Dr. Saliya De Silva
393 Valley Road
River Edge NJ 07661
USA.

If you prefer to Donate online through a secure Paypal connection. Please use the following button.




Over the last few years, a few chemistry graduates from the Faculty of Science, University of Toledo shipped a large number of text books to the Chemistry Department. In addition to supplementing the catalogue of the Science Faculty Library, the Chemistry Department has now established its own library with the books we sent. That was the effort of a few individuals. Collectively, we can make a bigger impact and extend this program to help other departments as well.

How about carrying a book for the department of your choice when you go to Sri Lanka next? We hope to receive a list of books required by the different departments form the Faculty of Science soon and we will make it available to you. If you are willing to help, please email us at info@cufsaa.org for further information.

In addition to carrying a book (or more if you wish to) when you visit Sri Lanka, we also plan to collect books and ship them to Sri Lanka. Those of us who work in academia have access to many textbooks that are disposed of on a regular basis and they all can be collected and shipped. If you have books that you would like to donate, please ship them to Dr. Saliya de Silva at 393 Valley Road, River Edge, NJ 07661. Alternatively, you can bring them with you when you come to the CUFSAA-NA reunion in New Jersey in September. We will make arrangements to ship them from there.
Thank you for your support for your ALMA MATER!

If you plan to visit Sri Lanka in the near future and would like to take a book with you to donate to the faculty of science, please let us know. We will have a list of books required by the faculty to choose from. Alternatively, if you have books that you would like to donate, please ship them to:

Dr. Saliya de Silva
393 Valley Road
River Edge, NJ 07661

or you may bring them with you when you come to the CUFSAA-NA reunion in New Jersey in September and we will arrange shipping to Sri Lanka from there.

You can present your research and scientific work to an enthusiastic audience at the Science Faculty of Sri Lanka.
Let us know when you travel with an abstract, we can arrange it for you. Contact us via info@cufsaa.org.

We would like to list activities of note performed by CUFSAA members towards the general goal of supporting the Science Faculty of the University of Colombo. If you know of any note worthy activity/event, please send it to us.

Be a North American Mentor to a new UofC Graduate – CUFSAA has created a mentor list of our alumni who live in different cities in North America so that, if a new UoC graduate arriving for graduates studies or for a job is looking for a friendly face in the city or the state, we can, with your permission, get this young person in contact with you. If you are willing to help out the next generation of UoC alumni in North America, please send your name, location, and contact information to us at info@cufsaa.org.

Within a couple of weeks since its inception the CUFSAA mentor program now has almost 50 mentor!

The CUFSAA mentors simply do this: Suppose a new Sci Fac graduate arrives in the United States or Canada pursuing higher studies or employment. CUFSAA will get the student in contact with a willing CUFSAA mentor in the area/state and the mentor can try and help the student settle down by helping ease some of the “blues” encountered in those early difficult months. There is no major commitment at all. A little bit of advice, a warm smile, a home made meal from a Sci Fac alumni might go a long away towards giving a young student a great start in North America.

We want more mentors so that we can provide a truly phenomenal service to our Sci Fac graduates. Please volunteer by contacting info@cufsaa.org with your name, email, institution (optional), city and state (We will not release contact info without your permission). Remember those early days when you first came here?

Please give back the help that someone would have given you when you first came to this land, so far away from our land of birth.

Thank you!