About Us · Renaissance Sri Lanka

OUR LOVE FOR SRI LANKA UNITES US

Renaissance Sri Lanka is an international non-profit organization run by Sri Lankans and Sri Lanka lovers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is your organization’s mission?

We have a 3D approach to bring forth a sustainable Sri Lanka at the macro level by implementing social, environmental, and economic projects in the villages of Sri Lanka at the micro level.

These community ecosystems, built in villages across Sri Lanka, will shift Sri Lanka from an import based economy to a self sustaining economy by creating agro ecological farms and setting up small businesses for the production of essential goods and services.

For more details on our community-based ecosystems projects, click here.

Why should I donate to Renaissance Sri Lanka?

We are not affiliated with any political party, ideology, or religion. We serve people regardless of their communities or beliefs. For us, Sri Lanka is one, and we embrace its beautiful diversity.

We work with deep expertise and with a multitude of our trusted local partners, the majority of whom have been on the ground for decades.

We are the only one-stop trustworthy platform that brings together all individuals who genuinely care about Sri Lanka, both at home and abroad, to contribute to and be a part of the sustainable development of Sri Lanka through harmonious efforts in the social, environmental, and economic domains.

With us, your impact is not limited to a dimension but into all 3 paradigms of economic, environmental, and social upliftment.

Where does the money go when I donate to your organization?

95% of all individual donations are used to directly fund humanitarian projects. We understand how important a donation is to an individual and how it is a heartfelt gift to directly help those in need.

Like any organization, we have structural costs (administration, site development, marketing, fundraising, etc.). These costs are mainly supported by founder funding or donations from foundations and philanthropists.

By relying on volunteers for as much help as they can provide, we are able to keep these fixed costs to a minimal level.

In addition, we favor outsourcing to Sri Lanka whenever the resources or services are available.

Who runs the organization?

Along with the two visionary founders who guide the organization in line with its mission and objectives, we are proud to have a strong and dedicated team of individuals at the core who share the same vision.

  • Ms. Ashinsa Bopearachchi Cavalié

A Sri Lankan living in France is the Chairperson and Executive Director. She is an experienced program manager in the IT field and has broad experience in the non-profit sector and has been in the field for over ten years. She currently works for Renaissance Sri Lanka as a volunteer. Ashinsa holds an Executive MBA, a Master’s degree in Computer Science, and a Master’s degree in Applied Physics. She is very excited about implementing effective solutions for the future of Sri Lanka that will make the country a role model and inspire other countries to find a global remedy to the world’s greatest challenges.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashcav/

  • Mr. Neville Weerasinghe

A Sri Lankan living in Sri Lanka, is the global coordinator of the humanitarian work in Sri Lanka. He is a Sinhala language journalist and has worked for many newspapers. He has over twenty years of experience in coordinating large humanitarian projects in Sri Lanka. He has been involved in island-wide peacebuilding initiatives for Sri Lanka during the war period (1983-2009). Neville knows Sri Lanka’s pulse, and he also knows which humanitarian projects work well to build a new social model for Sri Lanka.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neville-uditha-weerasinghe-5b45a2111/

The team of Renaissance Sri Lanka is composed of roughly 45 volunteers, a few freelancers, and a couple of outsourced staff in Sri Lanka, of which we have included some below:

  • Ms. Alicia Emergui-du-Bac

She is the Finance and Administration team coordinator. She is French and lives in France, and works for Renaissance Sri Lanka as a volunteer. She is an experienced project manager in the IT field. She supports whole-heartedly the efforts of Renaissance Sri Lanka, and as a feminist, she is especially keen on the projects to empower women.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia-emergui-du-bac/

  • Ms. Karine Sadaka

She is a project manager for the humanitarian programs team. She is French and lives in France, and works for Renaissance Sri Lanka as a volunteer. Karine is an environmental engineer and has over 17 years of experience managing projects for in the private sector and non-profits. She is passionate about the circular economy and sustainable initiatives.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karine-sadaka/

  • Ms. Hashini Nomesha

The director’s assistant. She is a Sri Lankan living in Sri Lanka. She is a multi-talented person, experienced in administration, donor service, marketing, human resources, online event management, and video editing. Hashini is driven each and every day to make a difference in Sri Lanka’s long-term viability.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nomesha-hashini-6759a6212/

  • Mr. Luke Butler

The UX/UI Designer. He is English, lives in Great Britain, and works as a volunteer. He is a talented UX/UI designer and is currently revamping Renaissance Sri Lanka’s website and donor space.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-butler-6b7442178/

  • Maria Cavatore

The Incharge of grant management. She is French and works for Renaissance Sri Lanka as a volunteer. Maria has more than 15 years of experience in the development sector, working mainly on decentralization frameworks, local governance and service delivery (education, health and water). From project design to evaluation, Maria has been supporting different governance, social accountability and advocacy initiatives worldwide.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-cavatore-80628242/

  • Mr. Joe Maalouf

He works as an IT director. He is Lebanese and lives in France and works as a volunteer. He is an IT Director with over 40 years of experience in the field. He masters all the levels of Information System Management, and the secrets behind successful outsourcing.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joemaalouf/

  • Ms. Catherine Le Balle

She works as the Global HR team coordinator. She is French and works for Renaissance Sri Lanka as a volunteer. She has over forty years of experience as an HR manager. Her vision of human resources is that it is primarily about helping individuals reach their full potential and lead a happy professional life. She leads a team composed mainly of women and is very happy to contribute to Sri Lanka’s future

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-le-balle-bba5962b/

How can I partner with the organization?

We would be honored to have a chance to be associated with you!

To get started, just drop us a hi or hello at hello@renasl.org with your contact information and the details of the partnership you wish to set up with us.
You can also book a slot directly here should you wish to discuss via an online appointment.

How can I get involved in the organization’s mission?

We are as excited as you are to work towards our next BIG impact. Please feel free to browse the open volunteer positions and careers here. If you think you fit a position, please send us an email with your CV/resume and cover letter to hello[at]renasl[dot]org. Stay in touch with what’s happening by connecting with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

How can I donate and be a part of the sustainable revolution?

You can help us by making a one time donation or keep helping us with a recurring donation option. Visit donate page.

Is my payment secure?

The banking information necessary to the treatment of your payment is completely secured. They are not stored on our computer systems. Thanks to the SSL encryption of your banking data, you are assured of the reliability of your transactions on the Internet. To be sure: the space is secure as soon as the URL of Renaissance Sri Lanka begins with https.

In accordance with the European Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), new rules have been put in place to strengthen the security of online payments. You may now be asked to confirm your donation online according to the methods defined by your bank: SMS, mobile application, website.

Our donor service is at your disposal to answer all your questions. Do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail: donations@renasl.org.

What currencies do you accept?

We currently have the following currencies on our portal which are EUR, LKR, GBP, USD, AUD. However, don’t be concerned if you can’t find your local currency; the payment platform will instantly adjust the sum to your local currency. The approximate exchange rates can be checked here: https://www.oanda.com/currency-converter/

What is your tax ID number?

Renaissance Sri Lanka is a non-profit registered in France under the law 1901.

Its identification number is W783011582.

Please visit the official registration to view further details using this link.

Where can I find your financial documents?

We have a dedicated page where we regularly publish our financial statements : https://www.renasl.org/about-us/reports-and-financials/

Should you require any further details, please do not hesitate to send us an email at hello@renasl.org

How do I make a wire transfer to Renaissance Sri Lanka?

Making a wire transfer is easier than it looks. Please feel free to browse the complete details here.

Who do I contact if I have a question or have a query in regards to my donation?

Please book a slot here for an online appointment or send us an email to donations@renasl.org

How can I volunteer at Renaissance Sri Lanka?

We are proud to hear about this as our volunteers are at the heart of our organization. Please check the open volunteer positions here.

If you think you fit a position, please send us an email with your CV and cover letter to hello@renasl.org.