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Specific Aims

 After consultation with the staff and students of the University of Jaffna, a fund had been established for the memory of Professor S. Kandiah of the University of Jaffna. The primary purpose of this fund is to provide financial support for students/staff at the University of Jaffna to conduct research related to the local community. The fund will provide scholarships in the form of stipends, similar to the research assistantships given to the graduate students in the U.S/ Canadian universities.
The amount of stipend to the student will be equal to the salary of an Assistant lecturer at the University of Jaffna.

 This fund has been set up in a way that the principal will be invested in the United States, and only the revenues generated will be used to provide the financial support. This mechanism ensures continued funding for a long period of time in the future.

 The present situation in the North-East and the consequent pain and sorrow the people are undergoing are beyond description. Under these circumstances providing money to the university for research may seem not appropriate. There may be urgent needs to be addressed in the North-East. However, in view of a long-term perspective, we believe that we have to look beyond the present situation and into the future, and build a stronger foundation for research at the university that will eventually be beneficial to the society. We beleive that the present situation in Jaffna will improve in the future, and this fund will be a valuable asset to the University and the community, at that time.


 To see the contributions of Professor S. Kandiah to the University and the community, please follow this link

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