On 26 December 2004, Indonesia was hit by a 9.2 magnitude earthquake which also triggered the South East Asian tsunami causing devastation in its wake. That day, over 230,000 people lost their lives. For some, life changed in an instant. In Sri Lanka, there are very...
It was a great pleasure for all the Trustees, members of the management, staff and well wishers to get together to attend the first Fundraising dinner in Sri lanka. It gave the opportunity for the Founder of SHARE Foundation Mrs. Celine Samarasinhe to give an update...
The Philip King Charitable Trust (U.K.) has joined hands with the SHARE Foundation to help save the lives of patients in the Renal Dialysis Unit at Anuradhapura General Hospital. On the 2nd of February 2010, we held the official launch of our programme in the North...
A large gathering attended the celebrations to mark the 10th Anniversary of SHARE Foundation at St. Lucia's Cathedral in Kotahena. The Community Nursing Service was a pioneer project in Sri Lanka. As the first of this kind, the service was introduced in November 1999...
Community Nursing Service
We give holistic care to the poor, elderly, terminally ill and the physically and mentally disabled in the low-income groups. We support and assist individuals with all of their needs. We are committed to ensuring each individual’s right to dignity and respect.
The SHARE Foundation was registered as a UK Charity on 8th July 2002 and is registered charity number 1092836. The SHARE Foundation in Sri Lanka has been an approved Charity since 25th August 2006. The ultimate objective is to expand the service to similar areas in the country and also to other third world countries as and when adequate funding and resources are available.
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Mrs Celine Samarasinhe
Celine Samarasinhe is a District Nursing Sister, a Sri Lankan by birth and currently residing in London, United Kingdom.
Having had over 35 years of experience with the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, she strongly believed it was the right time to initiate a Community Nursing Service for the underprivileged in Sri Lanka.
In addition to her qualifications in nursing, Celine is a certified counsellor and a qualified beautician. It is her vision to use her knowledge and experience to help those who are not as fortunate in her homeland and other third world countries.
Celine hopes to fulfil her mission through the generosity of those who support her in this challenging and rewarding task that she has chosen to undertake.
SHARE is blessed with many volunteers in U.K. as well as in Sri Lanka. The team consists of the Trustees, the Members of the Board in all three Projects in Sri Lanka, the volunteer Medical Officers who visit patients in their homes as well as in the Clinics and the Clergy in various religions who support and are involved in providing religious activities and counselling to the vulnerable. We also have volunteers who help with the day-to-day activities, the running of the projects and also with our fundraising activities.
The nursing care is delivered to each project by a qualified and committed multidisciplinary team consisting of nursing sisters, staff nurses, social workers, physiotherapists and care assistants.
Our priority has been to create a great place to work for our employees at each of the four projects. The structured and effective management of staff/volunteers has been fundamental to the success of SHARE in achieving its aims and overall positive mission.
The projects are monitored by SHARE Foundation Project Manager, Mr. Jerard Karunanithi who co-ordinates with the Project Director, Mrs. Celine Samarasinhe.
The Trustees (U.K.)
The Trustees (Sri Lanka)
Hon. Justice P. R. P. Perera (Retired Judge of the Supreme Court)
Dr. Sridharana Udayakumar (Consultant for Hatton National Bank, specialist clinical Psychologist)
Bentley Barsenbach (Managing Director, Brandt Air Services)
Celine Samarasinhe S.R.N (London) N.D.N (London)
Sharnila Henry – CA( Sri Lanka) ACMA (U.K.)
Partner in the Assurance & Advisory practice of SJMS Associates, an independent correspondant firm to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Marisa Fernando (BA).
(Magna Cum Laude) Sociology and MA(Econ) Development Studies
Jacintha Patrick FCA
Partner-SJMS Associates, Charted Accountants