Little Tanuri- Big Dreams, Unknown Future

Zachary Grenzowski – The Canadian Volunteer at Horizon Lanka Foundation.


Meet Tanuri Thiseka Dissanayaka. When she was just 3 months old she was diagnosed with thalassemia major, a potentially life-threatening illness. Thalassemia major causes large numbers of red blood cells to be destroyed, leading to liver and heart problems. Due to her condition, each month Tanuri must undergo a complete blood transfusion. In addition, every night she must endure a painful injection in her stomach as part of her treatment. These measures only stave off advancement of the disease and offer no long term solution.


Her father has dedicated his life to protecting Sri Lanka by serving in the Sri Lankan Special Task Force. From 1995 until 2013 (17 ½) he courageously risked his life fighting against the separatist terrorists to protect innocent civilians and the country he loves. He is now retired and unfortunately he is still fighting, only now it is to keep his daughter alive. Sadly, he is running out of resources to continue the fight and the situation is looking bleaker by the day.


Tanuri is an intelligent girl and realizes the direction her future could go if the condition goes untreated. When asked where she plans to attend middle school she replied, “I don’t know because I don’t know what will happen to me.” Tanuri is courageous and despite her difficult situation continues to smile and remain positive.


Fortunately, there is a solution. Tanuri has a two year old sister that is perfect match for a bone marrow transplant. With your support, she can afford the life saving operation and live out her dream of becoming a doctor. Why does she want to be a doctor? Tannuri is aware of her condition and she wants to improve the lives of those living with Thalassemia. Won’t you help this bright young girl live out her dream?

P.S. From Nanda Wanninayaka

I have never asked funding for my personal needs. But now I have to. This little girl, Tanuri is my cousin brother’s daughter. She needs a bone marrow transplant surgery to save her life from thalassemia. With your generous donations, we have been able to raise 3,500,000 LKR (23,690 USD) out of 4,200,000 LKR (28,428 USD) needed for the surgery. Her surgery is scheduled to be done on July 02, 2016, exactly a month away from today. We need to raise another 700,000 LKR (4,738 USD) to pay for the private hospital as this surgery is not done in any government hospitals in Sri Lanka. Please help save little Tanuri.

  1. You can donate through her crowdfunding campaign page with your credit card by visiting
  2. You can also contribute through direct cash or check deposits using the banking info mentioned below.


Any donations made are greatly appreciated by Tanuri and her family.

Father – M. Chandana Samarasingha  Dissanayaka : Mobile :- 0094-718006141 Home 0094-253858554


Mother – Nilmini Charika Illangasingha Mobile: – 009471-8442943 Home 0094-253858554

Patient: Tanuri Thiseka Dissanayaka, Ambagahawewa, Nochchiyagama, Anuradapura, Sri Lanka

Bank Account Name: M. C. S. Dissanayaka (Father) 

Bank Account Number: 1021 5496 7095

Bank: Sampath Bank

Swift Code – BSAMLKLX

Bank Code – 7278

Branch: Anuradhapura Super Branch

Branch Manager: Mr. H M R D Gunawardane (Ravindra)
Fax: +94 25 2235 028

Phone: 0094 25 2235 026/7, 0094 25 2235 059

Address: No.268, Maithripala Senanayake Mawatha, Anuradhapura.






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