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Editors Note – Rotaract: A Fight worthExplore Rotaract @ 3220 at a                                         Fightingglance ...
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Installation Ceremonies of Rotaract District 3220                                                                         ...
Installation Ceremonies of Rotaract District 3220                                                                         ...
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  2. 2. Editors Note – Rotaract: A Fight worthExplore Rotaract @ 3220 at a Fightingglance Humanity is the quality of being humane andTribute to the IPDRR 3–4 benevolence. It is about developing the ability to understand the feelings of others while standingRead all about the Rotaract journey up for each other in times of need. Rotaractof our very own IPDRR District 3220 is one national platform thatSubramanium Sudhakaran. explores this humanity through networks ofNothing Better than Rotaract 6 likeminded young individuals. Rotaract in Sri Lanka has brought people ofRtr. IPP Hazeem Osman explains different religions, cultures, ethnicities andhow RYLA added value to his nationalities together to celebrate the meaningRotaract experience. of diversity. It has taught the youth how toKnow Your District Committee 7-10 respect each other irrespective of the countless dissimilarity. This is one important lesson we asGet to know four of your favourite Rotaractors learn by being part of such a diverseDistrict Committee members, up and movement even though it goes unnoticed.close as we reveal interesting detailsabout them. In a generation where technology and materialism has overpowered humanity, theCongratulations! 11 determination portrayed by Rotaractors in transforming the negatives in society is indeedJoin us to congratulate the best admirable. We have already fought so manyPresident of the month and best fights, but a lot more remains. We should notRotaractor of the Month for July and give up on our dream of making the world aAugust. better place as all of us together can definitely make a change!Installations 17 – 24 This bulletin provides a glimpse at the effortsRotaract clubs all over the country Rotaractors have put in during the first quarterkick starts Rotaract year 2012/2013 of the year 2012/2013. I would like to thankwith colourful installation DRR Rtr. PP. Dilhan Jayatilleke and the Districtceremonies. Committee for assisting me in numerous ways. IUnleash 32 - 33 also appreciate the support given by all the clubs in the District.Rtr. Bhagya Wettasinghe sets a Please enjoy reading Explore Rotaract @ 3220!challenge to everyone with herarticle “Dare to Dream and Succeed”. Rtr. Thilini Alahakoon Editor – Rotaract District 3220 Please send in your comments and suggestions to thiliniha@gmail.com. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. 2|P ag e
  3. 3. Message from the District Rotaract Representative – 2012 / 2013 I t is my Therefore, please spend some time sincere reading this. Rotaract To do the job, I found the best in privilege to business: Rtr. Thilini Alahakoon as pen down District Editor. I have worked with two these few Editors in my life at the helm of the words for movement. Let me say that she is far the very ahead than the District Interact Editor I First Official had when I was the District Interact District Bulletin of Rotaract District Representative – 2003 / 2004. 3220. I thought of moving away fromExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 Especially, the amount of work as the conventional way of issuing a Rotaract District Editor is more than Monthly Bulletin to a Quarterly Bulletin what is required in Interact level. HATS simply because we will have more to OFF to Rtr. Thilini for her patient, read. When we see a Bulletin every methodical and creative work. At the month, as a reader I know for a fact that same time, the District Director for Rotaractors may not find the interest to Public Relations Rtr. Ransimali go through it since they are already Warnapura needs to be commended aware of what has happened during the here as well. She is someone who is month completed. When it comes to a very silent, but; makes sure that work is quarterly issue, we may have already done on time. Two of them together, I forgotten what has happened two am sure that I will be able to achieve my months back. Therefore, this will be a expectations in terms of Public better option in keeping people Relations for the District during this informed on the record. year. It is commendable to see the response My message to all you Rotaractors is to given to the District by all the clubs keep up the good work and at the same when it comes to sending articles to be time, let the entire District be aware of published. It is great that Rotaractors what you do. That will give you more have realized the fact that we need more satisfaction when you hear good Marketing towards our movement. This comments about the work that you have Bulletin is just a little step towards that done. As a Rotaractor, I thoroughly huge feat. After this, you will get three enjoyed reading the First Issue of more issues covering the three “Explore Rotaract @ 3220”. I am sure remaining quarters. Make sure that you that it will be the same for you as well. read all the Bulletins since as much as you like other Rotaractors to read about “Let’s Unite to Make Dreams Real” your work, understand that they also Rtr. PP. Dilhan S. Jayatilleke prefer the community to know about (District Rotaract Representative) their good work. We are here to make Rotary International District 3220 – the world a better place to live in. Sri Lanka 3|P ag e
  4. 4. Tribute to a Great Leader – IPDRR B orn to the family of Mr. and also the first Mrs. M. P. Subramaniam, on Sri Lankan 10th January 1983, he was a Rotaractor vibrant and outstanding character from to be the days of his childhood. Being an crowned by Interactor of the Interact Club of St. this title. Sylvester’s College, Kandy from 2001- In the 2003, he perused a life of serving theExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 capacity of community at a young age. This being the humanitarian journey did not end from President of Interact, as he joined the Rotaract Club the Rotaract of Wellawatte in 2006. His vision as a Club of Rotaractor was special yet superior as Wellawatte he urged to “set the bar high in terms of in 2008/2009, he brought recognition quality, scope and an impact of all to his club be receiving the Rotaract Rotaract work and to help all the District Citation 2009/2010, Rotary Rotaract Clubs to further their horizons International Citation 2008/2009, the while creating a platform of progress”. award for the Most Supportive Club of This vision enabled Rtr. Subramaniam the District and the Presidential Sudakaran to make his mark as one of Appreciation Award from most clubs in the most exceptional Rotaractors of the Rotaract. He was also the District Club Rotaract history. Service Director for 2009/2010 and the His actions were powerful than his Assistant District Rotaract words as he was recognized locally and Representative for 2010/2011. internationally for his immense effort However, above all these triumphs his and devotion for Rotaract. One of his greatest achievement was being an most noteworthy achievements is the exceptional leader in the capacity of accomplishment of being Mr. Rotasia in District Rotaract Representative (DRR) Rotasia 2010 (Rotasia is the South Asian for Rotaract District 3220 in 2011 / Regional Rotaract Conference held 2012. annually) in Aurangabad, India. He was 4|P ag e
  5. 5. Tribute to a Great Leader – IPDRR As the DRR for Rotaract District 3220, dancer during Interact. He still keeps his Rtr. Subramaniam Sudakaran succeeded sportsmanship alive by being part of the in instilling discipline within the Dialog Hockey Team. He has a strong movement. This action is expected to interest in swimming, travelling and is a bring order and structure to Rotaract to nature lover. ensure its transparency and continuity Rtr. Subramaniam Sudakaran has been in the future. With the theme of “Live the voice behind the success of Rotaract Your Passion Live Rotaract”, he madeExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 during the past year and the pride of several accomplishments to improve the Rotaract Sri Lanka who brought much strength of Rotaract as a youth recognition to Rotaract District 3220 movement in Sri Lanka. As a result, he under his guidance. He is an exceptional focused on consolidation rather than young leader, leading Rotaractors expansion where the quality and through local and international events innovativeness of projects were and achievements becoming one of the improved under his leadership to most acknowledged Rotaractors in the disburse benefits to the entire global arena. He is also commended to community. be a great mentor to newcomers always Rotaractors have always praised Rtr. willing to lend a helping hand to Subramaniam Sudakaran for not letting members. His innovativeness, passion his professional obligations overshadow and drive to make a difference in the Sri his personal life. He always prioritized Lankan community have made him a and balanced every minor detail and role model to the Sri Lankan youth. enjoys his life to the fullest. Rtr. Subramaniam Sudakaran is currently His enduring contribution in leading Sri employed in Dialog Axiata PLC and is an Lanka’s largest youth movement is all-rounder who has excelled in sports much respected by Rotarians, and aesthetics apart from being an Rotaractors and Interactors alike. His excellent presenter and spokesperson. belief in serving the community with He was a member of the Hockey team passion will undoubtedly be and boxing team of St. Sylvester’s remembered and appreciated by College, and was a talented Hip-Hop Rotaractors in years to come. 5|P ag e
  6. 6. Being a Rotaractor For me Rotaract means a chance to do great projects that help people at different levels be it a huge fundraiser to help those suffering with cancer or a blood donation to Rotaract is THE place to help one man in his hour of need learn! - Rtr. IPP Malik Ishan Hannan - Rtr. Ifras Kamil Rotaract Club of Colombo Uptown President, Rotaract Club of Colombo MidtownExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 Rotaract is more than a club or a group of guys and girls...its a movement; a collective of young people really passionate about what they do.....and what we do is try to make the world a better place, Rotaract is a chance to free my one small thing at a soul from the daily routine... time. - Rtr. Nirmani Jayaweera - Rtr. Pradeep De Alwis Rotaract Club of University of President, Rotaract Colombo, Faculty of Arts Club of University of Peradeniya "Challenging" - "Friendship" - "Opportunities" - Rtr. Umanga Settinayake President, Rotaract Club of Cinnamon Gardens 6|P ag e
  7. 7. Nothing Better than Rotaract Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) As many of you must be aware, RYLA is professional development achieved coming up this year during the last through this event can never be weekend of October. Hosted by the replaced nor gained anywhere else. Rotary club of Uptown, this will be one Rtr. Hazeem says his most memorable of the most exciting events on most of experience with regard to RYLA was the Rotaractors’ calendars. This year’s “Skitting”, where participants got the RYLA will be held at the MAS Training opportunity to put a timely topic toExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 Centre in Thulhiriya. Participants will be drama. This and many other segments given an opportunity to take part in a of the 3-Day RYLA programme will forum to discuss leadership skills and surely be one of the most brilliant learn them by practice. experiences any Rotaractor will receive. Among many who participated in RYLA So do not miss this opportunity to is Rtr. IPP. Hazeem Osman of Rotaract participate in this year’s RYLA to be Club of Colombo Fort, who is also the held from the 26th to 29th of October! Zone I Representative and Club Services Director for the Rotaract District 3220. He has been an Interactor for 5 years and a Rotaractor for 2 years of his life, and has participated in RYLA organized in 2009. Rtr. Hazeem says that the experience and contacts from Interact pulled him to becoming a Rotaractor; in his own word, “Thats the beauty of it, adding more value to the youth network we build upon and reading the definitions of Written by; professional development and humanity Rtr. Ransimalie Warnapura from two different ends.” In his Director – Public Relations experience, RYLA brings together the Rotaract District 3220 Rotary community together in a way like no other. The fun activities and the 7|P ag e
  8. 8. Know Your District Committee District Rotaract Representative (DRR) – Rtr. PP. Dilhan Jayatilleke Dilhan is the mastermind behind the scenes of Rotaract and the most wanted Rotaractor for this year. He is someone who has a clear vision and the greatest perseverance an individual can ever have. He joined Rotaract in year 2004 and is currently a member of the Rotaract Club of Fort. Having completed his doctorate and being involved in the family business of exporting rubber, he has become extremely successful at a very young age. If you are to According to you, what can we as a recomme District do to strengthen and improveExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 nd the movement? Rotaract The main component that Rotaract as a to a movement is lacking is proper public friend, relations. I believe that promoting our what will efforts will take the movement to an you tell improved position through better them? exposure and attraction of funds. I believe that networking is vital for the youth to Name one thing about yourself that survive and progress in life. Therefore, most people do not know. I enjoy doing the main benefit I think that Rotaract adventurous and risky things! would provide a prospective member is the opportunity to network. What quality of people do you hate the most and why? I hate people who do What was the most memorable injustice and people who betray others. moment in Rotaract for you? The most memorable moment for me What is success for you? was when I was installed as the DRR for Success for me is making the maximum Rotaract year 2012/2013 on the 30 th number of people cry the day I die, June 2012. because that is an implication of how well I have lived and how deeply I will What is the most difficult thing about be missed when I am gone. being a Rotaractor? In my capacity, I think it’s dealing with problems Favourite quote concerning different Rotaractors and 1) Faith, enthusiasm and determination Rotarians. I have experienced instances (Interact theme for year 2003/04, where people try to pull others down when Rtr. Dilhan was the DIR) and criticize them even though Rotaract 2) Let’s unite to make dreams real! is principally about helping each other. (Theme of Rotaract District 3220 for However, this is part of the system and I year 2012/13) have learnt to deal with it. 8|P ag e
  9. 9. Know Your District Committee District Rotaract Representative Elect (DRRE) – Rtr. PP. Abdul Wahid Abdul is one of the most popular Rotaractors in the movement (essentially judging by the applause he gets whenever he speaks at any Rotaract event!) He is also a calm and focused individual who is capable of taking the Rotaract movement in Sri Lanka to great heights. His Rotaract history started in 2009 with the charter of the Rotaract Club of University of Colombo, Arts Faculty and he is currently a member of the Rotaract Club of Cinnamon Gardens. If you are to According to you, what can we as a recommend District do to strengthen and improveExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 Rotaract to the movement? a friend, As District officials, I think we should what will facilitate and direct Rotaract in Sri you tell Lanka for better unison and explore them? causes that need attention to develop I would tell our community and country. them to come and Name one thing about yourself that experience most people do not know. Rotaract simply because you only get One thing that most people do not know the big picture with experience. about me is that I love to cook... What was the most memorable What quality of people do you hate the moment in Rotaract for you? most and why? The most memorable moment for me in I hate hypocrites. I think you need to be Rotaract would be my trip to Kandy, true to yourself first to live a happy life. Anuradhapura and Jaffna last year. Why? Simply because of trust! Travelling to Jaffna for the first time and that too alone was simply amazing. What is the best compliment you have Organizing the first World Down ever received? I think the best Syndrome Day Celebrations was also compliments would be anything in the memorable, while the Rotasia trip was lines of “congratulations” from my another. Tell you the truth Rotaract has parents knowing how hard it is to come been full of memorable moments! by! What is the most difficult thing about What is success for you? Success for me being a Rotaractor? is doing what I enjoy and completing it. The most difficult thing about being a Rotaractor would be attendance. Favourite quote: “Love all, trust a few Sometimes it’s a bit hard to make it to and do wrong to none” by Mahathma all. Ghandi 9|P ag e
  10. 10. Know Your District Committee District Secretary – Rtr. Nadisha Colombage If I were to introduce Nadisha, I would say she is someone who is always on the run attending to things that no one can keep up with! Nevertheless, she is one of few Rotaractors who has achieved a lot within a short time span. She is also one of the most considerate, supportive and strong-willed individuals. Nadisha is currently employed at Brandix Lanka Limited, an undergraduate of University of Colombo – Faculty of Management and Finance and a member of the Rotaract Club of Cinnamon Gardens. If you are to I think we need to continue to monitor recommend the performance of clubs to ensure theyExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 Rotaract to a are going in the right direction while friend, what will advising them on areas of improvement you tell them? to get the best out of them. Rotaract is the BEST platform to Name one thing about yourself that develop an most people do not know. individual’s Actually, most people don’t know much leadership skills about me anyway! and for networking. What quality of people do you hate the most and why? What was the most memorable I am not fond of people who have moment in Rotaract for you? different personalities. Such people The instances we overcame different cannot be trusted because you will obstacles during the World Down never know when they will change and Syndrome Day Celebrations in 2011 and to whom they will change. 2012 are all memorable moments for me because I knew that all those What is the best compliment you have moments would account for something ever received? great in the end! Any compliment I have received from my parents are definitely the best What is the most difficult thing about because I know for sure that they are being a Rotaractor? genuine. Balancing time between Rotaract and other commitments... What is success for you? Living my dream! According to you, what can we as a District do to strengthen and improve Favourite quote the movement? “Life is always to live and not to regret.” 10 | P a g e
  11. 11. Know Your District Committee District Treasurer and Director of Finance – Rtr. Indeewarie Aryawansa Most of you would know her as Indi, a dynamic and cheerful character in the Rotaract District Committee for 2012/2013. She is currently sitting for her MSc at Heriot Watt University while working at PAC Asia Services as a Student Counsellor. Having joined Rotaract Club of Colombo North in the year 2010, this year she has progressed to the position of Secretary of the Club. If you are to What is the most difficult thing about recommend being a Rotaractor? Rotaract to a Not knowing whether I should go homeExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 friend, what after work or head to Dutch House with will you tell a crazy bunch of Rotaractors! them? I would tell Name one thing about yourself that them that this most people do not know. is the ideal If I say it, they will get to know it! So, I place for them might as well keep it to myself ;) to build themselves What quality of people do you hate the while helping others and making good most and why? friends. There is no such thing. People behave the way they want to. So, one cannot What was the most memorable complain about another when no one is moment in Rotaract for you? perfect. Putting up with the craziness of the members of my club and the district What is the best compliment you have while experiencing the unconditional ever received? love they have for me. (Even though Can’t remember the last time I ever they bug me all the time) received one. (Note to Indi: I just gave you a compliment in your introduction! According to you, what can we as a You are definitely one of the most District do to strengthen and improve cheerful people I know) the movement? As District Officials, I think all of us What is success for you? should work towards achieving the Doing what I want the way I want! common goals of Rotaract while making sure that others around us are equipped Favourite quote with the right knowledge and tools to do “A life spent making mistakes is not only so. I also believe we always should be more honourable, but more useful than there for our fellow Rotaractors as and a life spent doing nothing” (George when they need us ensuring that they Bernard Shaw) are guided in the right direction. 11 | P a g e
  12. 12. Congratulations! President of the Month – July President of the Month – AugustExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 Rtr. Dr. M. Milton Mathushan Rtr. D. M. Rasika Kalum Rotaract Club of Batticaloa, Faculty Rotaract Club of Nuwara Eliya of Health-Care Sciences, Eastern University, Sri Lanka Rotaractor of the Month – July Rotaractor of the Month – August Rtr. Arqam Azhar Rtr. Madhavi M. Andradi Rotaract Club of Millennium City University of Colombo, Faculty of Arts 12 | P a g e
  13. 13. District Events Completed in the First Quarter PETS & SETS Training Workshop 2012/2013 P residents Elect Training aspects, which defines the roles, Seminar and Secretaries Elect responsibilities of officials and the Training Seminar (PETS & potential outcomes generated, but both SETS) is a unique training programme track and aesthetic sides of the next set designed for the members of Rotary of leaders in New Generations. family worldwide. Rotaract 2012 / Evening programmes, which wereExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 2013, PETS & SETS training took place targeted at the creative and inventive in Southern Province, Unawatuna, Sri aspects, were filled with pure Lanka on the 26th & 27th May 2012 at entertainment and laughter. It was a Cormaran Beach Hotel. The event was a wonderful platform for participants to result of the enduring effort of Rotaract display their aesthetic talents on Clubs of Colombo Fort & Kandy on stage. From the organizers side, the behalf of the District Rotaract programme was designed to increase Organisation of Sri Lanka. the unity among the Rotaract PETS & SETS witnessed a participation hierarchy. of more than 80 individuals who are to Overall, this year’s PETS & SETS of be ranked at the top in the hierarchy of Rotaract District 3220 was a super all Rotaract Clubs. This programme shoot and an immense success. was not limited to logistical 13 | P a g e
  14. 14. District Events Completed in the First Quarter 22nd Rotaract District Assembly – Inspire the Rotaractor in You W ith the enthusiastic participation of over 300 Rotaractors the 22nd Rotaract District Assembly for RI District 3220 – Sri Lanka was held on the 30th of June 2012, at the Taj Samudra, Colombo. This District eventExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 was a joint effort by the Rotaract Clubs of Colombo Fort and University of Colombo – Faculty of Arts. The District Rotaract Committee At the event, District Rotaract Chairman for 2011/2012 & 2012/2013, Representative for 2011/2012 Rtr. PP. Rtn. PHF. Yohan Kumarapperuma in his Subramaniam Sudhakaran delivered a address, challenged all Rotaractors to heartfelt address to the gathering before come together and make a difference. concluding his term of office and The Guest of Honor Rtn. PHF. Dayani recognized the past District Committee Panagoda - District New Generations of 2011/2012 for their invaluable Chairperson for 2011/2012 and the dedication and hard work for the past Chief Guest, Rtn. PHF. Gehan Rotaract year. Siribaddane - District Governor The Awards Ceremony recognised many 2011/2012, both spoke with high praise Rotaractors and their clubs for their for DRR Rtr. PP. Subramaniam efforts in bringing a change in the Sri Sudhakaran for the discipline inculcated Lankan community. by him and his committee in the Rotaract District 3220. One of the most significant awards was the Rotaract Paragon Awards, an The second session witnessed the initiative by DRR. Rtr. PP. Subramaniam gracious presence of many more Sudhakaran, to recognise top five Rotarians. The Guest of Honor for the Rotaractors of District 3220, who the event’s second session was Rtn. PHF. others can consider as role models in Janaki Anandasundarem and the Chief the movement. Guest was Rtn.PHF. Darshan John. 14 | P a g e
  15. 15. District Events Completed in the First Quarter The most awaited segment of the event, highlight of the days’ events DRR. Rtr. the Installation of the District Rotaract PP. Dr. Dilhan Jayatilleke installed the Representative for 2012/2013 Rtr. PP. new District Committee laying the Dr. Dilhan Jayatilleke was conducted by foundation for a successful year of his predecessor IP. DRR. Rtr. PP. service. Subramaniam Sudhakaran. As the lastExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 15 | P a g e
  16. 16. District Events Completed in the First Quarter District Ifthar T he very first project organized onwards. Considering the turn out and under the religious and the how splendidly the event went off, it cultural affairs avenue of the can be considered as a remarkable district was a tremendous success with success on behalf of the organizers. the participation of nearly 200 These religious and cultural events Rotaractors. The Rotaract Clubs of show the true spirit of Rotaractors, as Colombo Mid Town & Colombo the Ifthar had drawn in a crowd ofExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 Millennium City jointly hosted the people of all religious backgrounds, District Ifthar. showing that the phrase from the The event was held in Mount Lavinia on Rotaract Song “no matter creed or the 1st of August 2012 from 6.30 p.m. culture” is truly, words put into action. 16 | P a g e
  17. 17. District Events Completed in the First Quarter Rotaract Career Guidance Seminar 2012 As a responsible youth movement in Sri participants about three international Lanka, Rotaract District 3220 has educational institutes Monash incorporated the “Rotaract Career University Malaysia, Swinburne Guidance Seminar 2012” to its calendar University Malaysia and Curtin of events to create a young generation University Malaysia. All these who are not only skilled but are universities committed to providing a employable globally. With this intention culturally diverse, safe and proficientExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 in mind, the District successfully campus experience for international completed the Rotaract Career Guidance students. Seminar on the 18th of September 2012, at Royal Skills Center – Colombo 07 with the participation of many keen Interactors and Rotaractors. The event was a joint effort by the Rotaract Clubs of Fort, Colombo North and Informatics The second session Institute of Technology with the Interact comprised of Club of Royal College. presentations by local educational The main purpose of the Rotaract institutes, which Career Guidance Seminar was for included Rotaract to serve as a facilitator in Asian Pacific Institut creating contacts between potential e of Information Technology (APIIT), Sri students and institutions / universities Lankan Institute of Information that offer educational and professional Technology (SLIIT), Aspirations qualifications. Education and Aspirations International Academy. Thus, the The seminar was conducted in two Rotaract Career Guidance Seminar was sessions a winner in providing assistance to the where the youth to build successful careers to first ensure a bright future not only for them session but also for the whole nation. educated 17 | P a g e
  18. 18. Installation Ceremonies of Rotaract District 3220 Rotaract Club of Colombo Mid City The 23rd Installation Ceremony of the Rotaract Club of Colombo Mid City was held with much grandeur on the 13th July 2012 at the 80 Club Colombo. This event markedExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 a special milestone for the Rotaract movement as Rtr. Shehantha Dias revived the Rotaract Club of Colombo Mid City with plans for a fruitful and dynamic year of service. The District New Generations Committee Chairperson Rtn. Jaanaki Anandasuntheram and DRCC Rtn. PHF. Yohan Kumarapperuma graced the occasion while the presence of many more Rotarians from the parent club, Rotary Club of Colombo Mid City was witnessed. The special guest and keynote speaker Mr. Jose Ravano the Country Head of Save the Children - Sri Lanka added a lot of colour and depth to the event though his address. Rotaract Club of Panadura The 4th Installation ceremony of the Rotaract Club of Panadura was successfully concluded on the 21st July 2012 at Saffron Beach Hotel, Wadduwa, to install Rtr. Ruwanthi Illeperuma as its new president. The outgoing president of the club is Rtr. IPP. Bhagya Rathnayake who was an outstanding leader guiding the club to great heights over the past year. The chief guest of the event was Rtn. PP. Aravinda Perera, Managing Director of Sampath Bank and past president of the Rotary Club of Panadura. The highlight of the installation ceremony was its distinct theme “Spring” to emphasize environmental protection together with the launch of the project “HARITHA”. The club has already 18 | P a g e
  19. 19. Installation Ceremonies of Rotaract District 3220 completed the first phase of the project by giving away vegetable plants as tokens to encourage participants to engage in horticulture with an aim of remedying climate change and global warming. Rotaract Club of Faculty of Science University of Colombo The 10th Installation Ceremony of the Rotaract Club of Faculty of Science, University of Colombo was grandly held on 22nd of July with the theme "SoaringExplore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 to the sky" at Sri Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi Mandiraya, Colombo 03. The chief guest of the event was the Vice Chancellor of University of Colombo Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama while the guest of honour was Rtn. Trihan Perera president of the parent Club, Rotary club of Colombo Downtown. The event inaugurated Rtr. Sudham Dewaraja as the President of the upcoming year while appreciating the Immediate Past President Rtr. Amal Vithanage for his exceptional service in bringing tremendous success to the club during his year of service. Rotaract Club of Batticaloa, Faculty of Health-Care Sciences, Eastern University The Revival Installation Ceremony of President Rtr.Milton Mathushan and his board of directors for Rotaract Year 2012/2013 was held on 28th of July 2012. The event witnessed the presence of Rtn. PP. Dr. K. E. Karunakaran (Dean, Faculty of Health Care Sciences, Eastern University, Sri Lanka) as the chief guest, Guest of Honour Rtn. PHF. M.Ganeshrajah (President 2012/2013, Rotary Club of Batticaloa), DRR Rtr. PP. Dr. Dilhan S. Jayatilleke, Rotarians of Rotary Club of 19 | P a g e
  20. 20. Installation Ceremonies of Rotaract District 3220 Batticaloa and fellow Rotaractors representing many Rotaract Clubs in Sri Lanka. The outstanding audience of more than 75 participants was undoubtedly a motivation for the newly revived club. Rtr. Milton Mathushan, the president of the club said; “I do believe that by working together and continuing to build upon our success, we can strengthen the future of our organization. I do believe that through the unity in our commitment to ethical standards and a higher level of services, we are leading Rotaract to another century of service”.Explore Rotaract @ 3220: The Official Bulletin of Rotaract District 3220 Rotaract Club of American National College (ANC) The 7th Installation Ceremony of the Rotaract Club of ANC was held on the 3rd of August 2012. The occasion took place in the ANC auditorium where over 90 guests witnessed the induction of Rtr. Nirmal Fernando as the President of the club and his board of directors for the year 2012/2013. After a year of dedicated service as a member, Rtr. Nirmal Fernando was officially given the responsibilities by the outgoing president Rtr. Chirath Manchanayake. Rtn. PHF. Sebastian Karunakaran (President of the Rotary Club of Colombo West) graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, while Dr. Upali Mampitiya (Chief Academic officer-Academic head of US Degree completion) was the Guest of Honor for the event. Rtr. Chirath Manchanayake, together with his board and the members was able to do an outstanding job in his year, with the club being awarded 17 awards in the District Assembly held on the 31st of June 2012. The club has set off to do many projects in the upcoming year, beholding the true Rotaract spirit, serving the community as well as each other through ‘Reaching the Unreachable‘. 20 | P a g e

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