Message from the Board

Hospital Services Support Foundation is a result of initiatives taken by Sri Lankans in the bay area to consolidate their efforts to uplift the quality of healthcare received by the underprivileged in Sri Lanka. Our extensive approach is to create a sustaining platform within California to allow locals and business organizations to help underdeveloped hospitals in Sri Lanka improve the quality of patient care. We invite all locals and institutions to use our Foundation as a resource to organize your own project. You can utilize our tax-exemption capability to conduct fundraisers and choose within our extended network of needy hospitals and donation schemes to ensure that your donations reach the disadvantaged. Our transactions and projects are conducted in a very transparent manner from the beginning to the end to ensure that your contributions are directly received by individuals with the most need.

Our members are volunteers who have freely dedicated their own time and effort to this purpose. Thank you for your donations, enthusiasm, and interest in this worthy cause!

Yours Sincerely,
Board of Directors
Hospital Services Support Foundation

Prabhath Silva

President

Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Prabhath came to the United States in 2003 as a civil engineer. As a graduate from the University of Moratuwa, and a postgraduate from the San Jose State University, Prabhath Currently works as a Plan Check Engineer for the City of Walnut Creek CA, Prabhath’s extensive passion for the uprising of the medical infrastructure in Sri Lanka as dedicated him to take the initiative to become one of the founding members of the HSSF.

Manjula G Wickramaratne​

Vice President

Manjula was born & raised in Sri Lanka. An Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering graduate of the University of Moratuwa, she came to the US in 1987 to pursue a MS in Computer Science from the University of Houston, Texas. Few years after graduation she moved to the Bay Area in 1992 and has since worked in a number of software companies. Currently, she is a Senior Software Engineer at Workday. She has always been interested in helping others, supporting under-privileged students in rural Sri Lanka. She feels this work with HSSF as a way of giving back to the country that raised her and at the same time uplifting the lives of those less fortunate.

Sunil S. Nethisinghe

Executive Director

Sunil Nethisinghe was born in Sri Lanka and graduated with Honors from the University of Surrey, England in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His career started as an R&D engineer in Philips UK and was expatriated to Japan by Corporate Philips in the Netherlands in 1983. Based in Tokyo he was responsible for promoting the Compact Disc (CD) in the Asia Pacific Region supporting Philips and Sony efforts to make it the world standard. Later he became the General Manager of the Key Modules division in Philips Japan. Since moving to Silicon Valley in 1993 he was the Director of NXP Semiconductors, retired in 2007, and is the founder and CEO of Tri-Cluster Consulting Inc. He now dedicates his time to community service activities and teaching Mindfulness Meditation courses. Since 2006, he has been an active member of the Cupertino Rotary Club and became a board member in 2018. He serves in many leading roles to support the Dharmapala Institute for Meditation and Research and is a long time board member.

Nautika De Alwis

Secretary

Nautika was born in Sri Lanka and lived briefly in Nigeria. Nautika and his family ventured to the United States in 1989. Nautika attended the Academy of Arts in San Francisco, to pursue his interest in Film & Acting. He then transferred his knowledge into Drama & Theatre Arts. He later felt compelled to help the youth of his community. Which prompted a shift to Early Childhood Education. Currently,  Nautika owns and operates two Montessori programs. Nautika deeply believes in furthering the HSSF initiative. As the foundation aims to assist individuals who are in dire need. Of both services and essential medical equipment.

Shashikala U. Kaluarachchi Liyanage

Treasurer

Shashikala was born in Sri Lanka and graduated from the University of Kelaniya with a Bachelor of Commerce (Special) Degree. She has also completed an intermediate certification as a Chartered Accountant at the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sri Lanka. She has worked at the State Mortgage Investment Bank and DHL Global Forwarding in Sri Lanka before moving to the United States in 2013. Currently, she is an Accounting and Administrative Assistant at Anthony Santos CPA’s, San Ramon.

Dr. Hiran K. Tennakoon

Director

Hiran was born in Sri Lanka and moved to the United States as a teenager with his family in 1990. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle. He has worked at the University of Texas, Dallas, and several companies as an R&D Engineer. Hiran specializes in Electronic Design Automation and Optimization for semiconductor chip manufacturing and has published several papers on the subject. He is currently employed as a Staff Engineer at Northrop Grumman.

Yasoja Seneviratne

Salesforce System Administrator

Yasoja was also born and raised in Sri Lanka.  She moved to the United States to attend college. She holds a bachelors and masters degrees in computer science.  She worked as a software engineer at Salesforce in San Francisco for nearly a decade. Yasoja is now a freelance Salesforce Consultant and volunteers her time as the Salesforce System Administrator for HSSF.

Advisory Board

Thilina Ranasinghe

Senajith Rekawa

Gayan Pothuhera

Mahin Gunasekera