about us - Wolvendaal Foundation

The Wolvendaal Foundation has been established in 2005 by the Dutch Reformed Church of Sri Lanka. Its main aim is the furthering of harmonious relations between all races and religions on the island and the promotion of the unique position of the Church as the oldest Protestant Church in Ceylon. According to the Statutes of the Foundation the principal objectives are:

1.
The renovation and maintenance of the Wolvendaal church in Colombo, its annexed buildings structures and facilities, entrance roads and gardens and the development of attractive and effective services for the members of and the visitors to the church.

2.
The renovation and maintenance of other historic churches and buildings under the management of the Dutch Reformed Church in Sri Lanka (Wolvendaal church, Colombo; Groote Kerk, Galle fort; Matara church; the church at Kalpitya as well as the Cayman’s Gate Bell tower).

3.
The conservation and preservation of the ancient documents, books, and publications in the possession of the Wolvendaal Consistory and other Consistories of the Dutch Reformed Church.

4.
The mobilisation of public interest in the unique historical and cultural value of the Wolvendaal church and other historic churches, buildings and structures under the management of the Dutch Reformed Church in Sri Lanka.

5.
The establishment and development of reciprocal relations with fraternal organizations in Sri Lanka and abroad and to work in collaboration, co-operation or in association with such organizations 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


Signing of Statutes Wolvendaal Foundation
January 29, 2005

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS OF FEB 2010
Chairman

Chairman

Rev. G. Stanley Nelson is the Vice President of the Dutch Reformed Church of Sri Lanka at present. Rev Nelson is the former pastor of the Wolvendaal Church, currently serving at the Dehiwela Church.

Director, Vice Chairman

Director, Vice Chairman

Mrs Deloraine Brohier, writer and former President of the Dutch Burgher Union, Colombo. She is considered the Grand Old Dame’ of the Dutch Burgher Community in Sri Lanka and has been nominated Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in 2002

Director, Honorary Treasurer

Director, Honorary Treasurer

Mahinda Hettiarachchi – Deputy Inspector General of Police. 
Mr Hettiarachchi is a member of the Police Commission
At present he serves as the warden of Wolvendaal Church.

Director, Honorary Secretary

Director, Honorary Secretary

Christiaan van Krimpen LL.M., International Legal Counsel, Former member of the Dutch Senate. Past Nautical Director of the Port of Rotterdam and former Director Institutional and Operations at Scott Wilson Ltd, Sri Lanka.

Director

Director

Albert van den Belt, Ph.D.,
Mr Van den Belt is a historian who is specialised in the pre-sence and functioning of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in Ceylon during the
17th and 18th centuries.

Director

Director

Rudolf J. Boekel lives and works already over 20 years in Sri Lanka and manages
a plantation. Mr Boekel is President of the Sri Lanka Numismatic Society.

Director

Director

Kevin Crosby Gray is Vice President Resources and Development of the HSBC Electronic Data Processing Lanka (Pvt) Limited.

Director

Director

Rev. Charles Norton Jansz is the current President of the Dutch Reformed Church. Rev. Jansz is a Member of the Executive Committee of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches.

Director

Director

Mervyn Rebeira is the building manager of the Dutch Reformed Church, responsible for the renovation and maintenance of church property.

Technical Adviser

Technical Adviser

Ashley DeVos, Architect