Unwavering conviction and unshakeable faith were the two main characteristics among other positive attitudes of the founders who established and developed the Merebank Tamil School Society (MTSS).
Their tenacity in the face of setbacks and problems in the earlier years and their unrelenting determination to achieve their goal, ultimately led to success. Those pioneers who cherished only noble and unselfish ideals deserve great admiration. About seven years after the organisation was founded, the late ST Nadasen Odayar, a lover and patron of Tamil culture and a philanthropist, donated a plot of land in Lake Road. This was in 1943. The dream to build a Tamil School was realized on this land.