We at the University of Moratuwa, entrusted with the task of promotion and execution of research and innovation, have decided to reach out to our alumni (both graduate and research alumni) and well-wishers to extend their support. This is an appeal to support the establishment of the University of Moratuwa Research Endowment Fund. The University is also passing through a critical phase due to the prevailing economic conditions in the country. Capital funds in developing research infrastructure too is not available as all procurements have come to a standstill. Our immediate need is ensuring research continues and research students are supported.