Monday, December 25, 2006

Annual Year End Camp fire.

The annual year end camp fire organized by the 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout group was held on 24th December 2006. Many Scout Leaders, Old Scouts, ASLs and Parents were in attendance for the camp fire.


Old Scouts’ , ALS’s & Scout Leaders’ Get together.

This was organized by the ORSA to discuss the 7 year plan of scout development in 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group starting from year 2007.

The 7 year plan which was presented in the 28th Annual General Meeting in November was re-presented in a comprehensive manner by the treasurer Mr. Suminda Vithanarachchi, and the feed back from the Scout Leaders and ALSs was very optimistic about the proposals and it was agreed to go ahead with the plan proposed.

(A detailed description of the proposed 7 year plan will be posted to the blog shortly)

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Mr. Sumida Vithanarachchi doing the presentation

Monday, December 18, 2006

Annual Camp Fire & December Events of Dharmaraja Scouts

Future Events
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Annual Camp Fire
Sunday Dec 24, 2006

The annual year end camp fire will be held at Camp fire Circle of BP Hill, Lake View Park.

Further on the same day a fellowship will be held for the Scout Leaders, Assistant Scout Leaders and the Cub Scout Leaders of Dharmaraja Scouts.

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Past Events
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First Aid Course
Dec 8,9,10

28 Scouts from 1st kandy Dharmaraja Scout group participated for a First Aid Course conducted by the St Johns Ambulance Brigade.
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Health Programme
Tuesday December 12

14 Scouts from Dharmaraja participated for a Health Programme conducted by the Kandy General Hospital.
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Membership Badge Awarding Ceremony
Sunday December 17

Awarding Membership Badges To Troop No 5 @ Lake View
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Rovers on Adventure Hike
Monday December 11 –to Sunday December 17, 2006

Four rovers namely Visura Munasinghe, Thilina Jayawardene, Chanaka Bandara, Rajitha Navarathne have completed an Adventure hike statring from Sri Pada(Adams Peak) and via Sapthya Kanya mountain range(Seven maidens) to Hanthana mountain range.


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By courtesy of Namal Palliyaguruge Assistant Scout Leader, - 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group & Vice President for Scout Development at Old Rajans Scout Association.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Funeral Notice - Father Mr Prabhath Amarawardana

Our committee member Mr Prabhath Amarawardana's father has expired.Funeral proceedings at16th Saturday at Mahayyawa cemetrey.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

BP Hill Project

30th November 2006 was very special day for the 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group since the special guests Mr Abdualla Rasheed (The Director , Asia Pacific Scouts Association) and Mr Eric Wu (The President of Asia Pacific Scouts Association) named the Lake View Park International Scout Centre at Dharmaraja College Kandy as the BP Hill, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of scouting which falls in year 2007.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

1st Executive Committee Meeting of ORSA (Year 2006/2007)

The first Executive committee meeting of the new committee of ORSA was held
on Saturday the 9th of December 2006, at Lakeview park international scout
center at 5.00 pm. This meeting was preceded by a Chanting of Seth Perith at
4.00pm.

The attendance for the meeting was very impressive and almost all the
committee members were present.

The main issue discussed during the meeting was the Annual Program of the
ORSA for year 2006/2007

The finalized annual program is as follows.

2006/December

23rd AND 24th - ASL Training Program

24th - ASL, Scout Leader Get-together

24th - Annual Year End Campfire


2007/January

7th - Annual Dana

13th AND 14th - 2 Day trip to Minnerya


2007/February

BP Day Celebration. It was decided to commence the conservation activities of Lakeview park international scout centre on this day.


2007/March

The fund raising program

There was a proposal to conduct a film festival as the fund raising program for this year. (This is still pending for approval)


2007/April

Annual Awurudu Pola and Awurudu Ulela


2007/May

Vesak Dansala


2007/June

A Tree Plantation Project at Lakeview park international scout centre


2007/July

A social service project (Not yet finalized)


2007/August

Annual Cricket Match


2007/September

One-day trip


2007/October

Parents Day completions

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Photos


Dimuthu Ratnadiwakara reporting from Lakeview park international scout center on behalf of the Hon. Secretary.



Saturday, November 25, 2006

Funeral Notice - Brother Mr Mahesh Ruberu

Dear Friends,

Our former preseident and long member Mr Mahesh Ruberu's elder brother has expired.

Funeral proceedings at 3.oopm on 25th Saturday at Dodanwela family cemetrey.

By: Suminda Vithnaarachchi - The Treasurer ORSA

Monday, November 13, 2006

28th Annual General Meeting of Old Rajans Scout Association

28th Annual General Meeting of Old Rajans Scout Association was held on 12th
November 2006 at Nugawela Mansion Hotel Aladeniya.


Our member, old scout Mr. N.B. Weerakoon was the chief guest for the event. The college principal Mr. S.M Keerthirathna, the former Group Scout Leader Mr. Bandara Weerasekara were also present for the occasion.

According to the agenda, first the welcome speech was delivered by the former president Mr. Kithsiri Kulasooriya. Then the former secratary Mr Aloka Perara presented the minutes of the last annual general meeting and it was followed by the presentation of the activities performed during the last year together with a slideshow of photographs of activities.

Then the financial statements presented by the former treasurer Mr. Sumidna Vithanarachchi were approved by the members.


The next important activity that took place at the AGM was the launch of a Foreign Activity Fund which is a concept of our Member Mr. Namal Palliyaguruge. The objective of this fund is to give the financial assistance to the college scouts who will be participating to the international scout events and to encourage them.

An audio visual presentation was also prepared by Namal Palliyaguruge. All the members and non-members can contribute to this fund.

For more details visit www.dim.orgfree.com/faf The initial target is to accumulate a fund of LKR 250,000/=.


Then it was the time to appoint the new committee. The following is the new committee that was appointed by the members present for the 28th annual general meeting.


President : Mr. Aloka Perera

Secretary : Mr. Jagath Herath

Treasurer : Mr. Suminda Vithanarachchi


After the speeches of new President and the Secretary the AGM was concluded.


Then it was the time for lunch and fun. The kids and young members also enjoyed a swim in the swimming pool before lunch.

Photos:


The Old Rajans Scouts Association (ORSA) AGM 2006- 12Nov 2006

The ORSA AGM was held at Mansion Nugawela, Kandy yesterday 12th November 2006, very successfully.

New Appointments

Hony President – Mr Aloka Perera
Hony Secretary – Mr Jagath Herath
Hony Treasurer – Mr Suminda Vithanaarachchi

Key Points

A new fund was launched to help the Dharmaraja scouts to attend International Jamborees.

More news will follow soon…

Source : Mr Suminda Vithanarachchi- Treasurer

Old Rajans Scout Association, Lake View Park International Scout Center, Dharmaraja College, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Dharmaraja Scouts On Challenge

Two Dharmaraja Scout teams will participate for the Dehigama Challenge Trophy hike competition organized by the Kingswood College Scout Group and The University Of Peradeniya Hike Competition organized by the explorers Club of University of Peradeniya today 5th Novermeber 2006.

ORSA wishes good luck for both teams.

Source: Namal Palliyaguruge ASL 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scouts and Executive Committee Member of ORSA

Mr Sarath Matharaarachchi- Group Scout Leader To Undergo A Training In China

Mr Sarath Matharaarachci the group scout leader of the 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scouts, Dharmaraja College, Kandy, Sri Lanka will attend a scout training conducted by the Scout Association of China.

He is going to complete a Wood Badge training course for Rover Scouts and on completion will be the only Wood Badge holder for Rover Scouts in Sri Lanka.

Source : Namal Palliyaguruge ASL 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group and an Executive Committee Member of ORSA

Mr Shantha Madurawe appointed as the National Training Scout Commissioner, Sri Lanka Scouts Association

Mr Shantha Madurawe a patron of Old Rajans Scout Association of Dharmaraja Scouts, Dharmaraja College, Kandy has been appointed as the National Training Commissioner by the Sri Lanka Scouts Association.

The Old Rajans Scout Association wishes him best of luck in his new office.

The Annual Parents Day

1st KandyDharmaraja Scout Group, Dharmaraja College, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Annual Scouts, Parents and Old Scouts Day

November 30th Thursday,4.00pm, Dharmaraja Auditorium, Dharmaraja College, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

The annual scouts day has been postponed to November 30th.

The Chief Guest will be Mr Soma Weerakoon The Chief Scout Commissioner of Sri Lanka Scouts Association.

Special Guests will be Mr Abdhulla Rasheed, The Director , Asia Pacific Scouts Association and Mr Eric Wu The President of Asia Pacific Scouts Association.


Source: Namal Palliyagrurge- ASL 1st Kandy Scouts and Executive Committee Member of Old Rajans Scout Association

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Annual Inter Troop Competitions - Points Table - 24th and 25th October 2006

1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group, Dharmaraja College, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Points table from the Annual Inter Troop Competitions held on 24th and 25th October, 2006 at Lake View Park International Scout Centre, Dharmaraja College, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Junior Section

1st Place – Troop No 6 – 84Points

2nd Place – Troop No 1 – 81 Points


Senior Section

1st place – Troop No 4 – 84 Points

2nd Place – Troop No 10 – 76 Points

3rd Place – Troop no 02 – 45 points

Source – Namal Pallyaguruge – ASL 1st Kandy Dharmara Scouts Group and ORSA Member
1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group, Dharmaraja College, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Thursday, October 26, 2006

A Message To Old Scouts From Mr Saminda Basnayake - UAE

26th October 2006

OLD SCOUTS ANNUAL TRIP, AGM, AND PARENTS DAY

First of all let me thank on behalf of my family for organizing a farewell for us.
I wish to thank the President , Secretary, Treasure and all the officials of Old Scout Association and members and families. My sincere thanks to Aruna ,Arosha and their families too.

I wish all success in Parents day activities and all the events .

My good wishes are always with my brothers of Old Scouts.

Have a nice and enjoyable trip.

Saminda Basnayake

Monday, October 23, 2006

Annual Inter Troop Competitions, 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group

24th & 25th October 2006 - Lake View Park International Scout Centre, Dharmaraja College, Kandy, Sri Lanka

The Annual Inter Troop Competitions of the 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group, Dharmaraja College, Kandy Sri Lanka scheduled as follows.

Days and Venues

VenueLake View Park International Scout Centre, Dharmaraja College, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

  • Day 1 – 24th Octber 2006 – General Competitions
  • Day 2- 25th October 2006 – Camp Sites, Pioneering, Community Development Projects

All are welcome for the venues

Source – Namal Palliyaguruge – ASL 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group, Member ORSA

Sunday, October 22, 2006

The ORSA Trip Postponed.

The ORSA trip which was scheduled for 28th and 29th of October 2006 has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances, the new dates will be announced in due course.

The AGM will be held on 12th November 2006 at Mansion Nugawela as scheduled.

Source: Suminda Vithanaararchchi- The Treasurer- ORSA

ORSA - The Old Rajans Scout Association is the alumni of 1 st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group, Dharmaraja College, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Monday, October 16, 2006

Future Plans

Annual Trip or ORSA
The annual trip of ORSA will be going on 28th and 29th October to Minneriya

Parents and old scouts day of Old Rajans Scout Association
The annual parents and old scouts day will be held on 04th November 2006 at the Dharmaraja
College Auditorium

Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of ORSA is scheduled to be held on 12th November 2006 at Nugawela Mension.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Dharmaraja Scout Communication Unit Commences Operations

9.08 am, Thursday 5th October 2006, Dharmaraja College

A project launched by the Old Rajans Scout Association – The Scout Communication unit will commence operations on 5th October at the Dharmaraja College premises at the Lake View Park International Scout Center.

The facility will offer stationery items, Telephone calls etc to the college community.


Location : Museum and Office Complex- Lake View Park International Scout center
(Just above the shrine Room)

Time/Date : 9.08Am, Thursday 5th October 2006

Facilities Offered-
• Stationery Items
• Telephone Facilities
• Fax
• Computer Typesetting
• Photo Coping
• Scouting Badges and other tools

Chief Guest/s- The President and The Secretary Of The Old Boys Union
Vice President – Yasas Chandrasekera
The Principal Of Dharmaraja College



We invite you all to be a part of the event.

News forwarded by Mr Suminda Vithanaarachci- Treasurer Old Rajans Scout Association

Thursday, September 21, 2006

DARAMARAJA COLLEGE OLD BOYS' UNION UNITED KINGDOM ANNUAL DINNER DANCE 2006.

DARAMARAJA COLLEGE OLD BOYS' UNION UNITED KINGDOM ANNUAL DINNER DANCE 2006.

DATE : 28th October 2006,

VENUE : C & L Country club, Rayners Lane, Northolt, Middlesex

FROM 7p.m. till midnight ,

CONTACT : Upul Ekanayake for tickets and more details on 07751671460 or email upul.ek@btopenworld.com

Old Rajans living in the UK or visiting UK during this period are kindly invited to attend.


The web link is:

http://www.dharmaraja.org/index.php3

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Deadlock is broken. Rajans are back in Everest. The world's highest mountain.


To mark the 100th year annuasary of world scouting, the world scout organization organizes a ceromony to name one of the peak mountains located in Himalaya range in the name or "Loard Baden Powel".The height of this mountain is 5825m from the sea level.This ceromony will be held in Kathmandu, on 14th September. Members representing all the world will be present for this occasion.


Sri Lanka Contingent which participates this occasion is an all-Rajan contingent including the Leader.This contingent leaves the island on 20th September.


A small ceromony was held in the Lake view park international scout centre to hand over the country flag and the school flag to the contingent members on 6th September. The cheif scout commisioner of Sri Lanka Scout Association was also present for this ceromony.

Pictures:

Scouts with the Leader...

Thursday, August 24, 2006

ORSA web site.

All the members are requested to visit the following link and update their personnal profile. Then the members can login to the orsa website using theire NIC number as the username and '123' as the initial password.

http://dim.orgfree.com/addmem.htm

Members are advised to change their passwords in their first login. After registering you members can chat with the other members.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Old Rajans Scout Association - New Website

The new website of Old Rajans Scout Association is now available at

http://www.orsa.ueuo.com temporaly.

Note: The site is still under construction and not 100% functioning.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Bidding Fare Well To Mr Ruwan Abeysekara

Members of the old rajans scouts association got together on 16th July 2006 to the lakeview park international scout centre to bid fare well for Mr. Ruwan Abeysekara who is leaving the island to Australia for his higher studies. He has been an active member in the association since he left the school has contributed a lot in the activities of ORSA.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Sramadana in Lakeview park international Scout Centre


A sramadana campaign was held on 16th July 2006 at Lake view park international scout centre to clean and reconstruct some of the places. This was organized and participated by the members of the old rajans scouts association. A tree planting program was conducted together with the sramadana campaign.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Opening of Communication Centre ……

O.R.S.A has decided to open a Communication Centre in the Lake View Park International Scout Centre on Friday 21st July 2006, as a fund raising project of O.R.S.A. This Communication Centre will provide Photo copy, Printing, Telephone Services and Stationeries at a concessionary price to the College students.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

The Ex Co Meeting and Bidding Fare Well To Mr Saminda Basnayake

1st July 2006 – Circuit Bunglaow, Agricuituiral Department , Gannoruwa

The seventh Exco meeting of the ORSA held at Circuit Bungalow , Agricultural Department at Gannrouwa, Kandy on Sunday 1st July 2006.

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(Pic : Saminda Basnayake speaking)

(pic : Slide show of the meeting -If you see a box with no picture above you do not have flashplayer 8 on your pc.You can download flashplayer for free from www.adobe.com )

The meeting was a special occasion since the members bid fare well to Mr Saminda Basnayake – Former President who is moving to Dubai with his family for some time. However he highlighted that he will give his fullest corporation to the association even though he is not here.

Further Mr Dilip Wijesingha introduced the Master Plan he has drawn for the Lake View Park, highlighting the possible threats to the park and parts which needed immediate attention.

The following events were diarised for July 2006.

Sunday 16th July 2006 – Sharmadana at Lake View Park – Dharmaraja College for tree plantation project

Sunday 30th July 2006 – Day Trip of The ORSA


The meeting was followed up with a grand fellowship dinner hosted by Mr Arosha Gunasinghe and Aruna Gunasinghe.

The Lake View Park Development and Dharmaraja Scout Centenary Celebrations Meeting

1st July 2006, Lake View Park International –Dharmaraja College Kandy

The ORSA officials met with The Principal Of Dharmaraja College, The Group Scout Leader of Dharmaraja Scouts today at the Lake View to discuss the plan leading to the centenary celebrations on year 2013 and the development of the Lake View Park International Scout Centre.

During this preliminary meeting following plans were drawn, which were to be discussed in detail later.

95th Anniversary Celebrations on 2008- A leadership and adventure course aimed at the best scouts in Sri Lanka

100th Anniversary celebrations 2013 - To hold a mega event with participation from all the countries in the world.

To build up a fund of Rs 1 Mn aiming the 100th anniversary celebrations.

To plan the Lake View Park and identify different stages to be completed annually, aiming the 100th anniversary to improve the Park to International Standards.

Also the funding for Lake View Park development was also discussed.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Informal Get together

Informal Get-together to Congratulate Mr.Saminda Basnayaka Who will be going Abroad.Commitee meeting Will also held on Saturday 1st July 2006 in "Gannoruwa" Agricultural Circuit banglo.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Annual Alms Giving organised by the Old Rajans Scout Association

Annual Alms Giving organised by the Old Rajans Scout Association to Maha Sanga was held in Asgiriya Maha Viharaya on 29th Thursday June 2006. This Holy Event celebrates the Founders day of Dharmaraja College.

At the "Bhuddha Puja".......



Monday, June 26, 2006

Annual Alms Giving to Maha Sanga

Annual Alms Giving organised by the Old Rajans Scout Association to Maha Sanga will be held in Asgiriya Maha Viharaya on 29th Thursday June 2006.This Holy Event celebrates the Founders day of Dharmaraja College.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

The 6th Executive Committee and Welcoming Achievers

The 6th executive Committee and Welcoming Achievers
7.00pm, 10th June 2006 at Pallekelle Scout Centre
Welcoming Achiveres
The 6th committee meeting was held as a special event with welcoming the ORSA members who have been selected for high posts in the Sri Lanka Scouts Association.
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The guests were received according to the Sri Lankan traditional customs and were congratulated by all the members.

Welcome Address
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Mr Bandara Weerasekera – former Group Scout Leader welcomed the guests with memorizing past events associated with the guests and was a very interesting speech.

Achievers
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Mr Shantha Madurawa- International Commissioner- Sri Lanka Scouts Association
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Mr Sarath Matharaarachchi – Head Quarters Commissioner – Sri Lanka Scouts Association
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Mr Sarath Kumarasinghe – Head Quarters Commissioner – Sri Lanka Scouts Association
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Mr Lalaith Kulathunge – The President, Executive Committee – Kandy district Scout Association

Key Issues discussed at the meeting
Completion construction of Wimalachndra Cabin at Lake View Park
The site plan for the Lake View Park
Dharmaraja Founders day Dhana on 29th June 2006
Scout Fiesta provisionally planned for July - August
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Conclusion and Dinner
After the meeting a dinner was hosted by Mr Anurasiri Kumara with his family at the same premises.
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ORSA wishes to thank Mr and Mrs Anurasiri Kumara for hosting a grand dinner.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Old Rajans Scout Association (ORSA) Strikes Again by 57 runs

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The Annual Friendly Cricket Match - ORSA vs Dharmaraja Scouts
Sunday 4th June 2006 at Pallekelle Scout Grounds
Zorpia The two Teams
(Pic: The ORSA Team and The Scouts Team with participants)

Old Rajans Scout Association Cricket team beat The Dharmaraja Scouts cricket team for the second consecutive year by massive 57 runs at the annual encounter.

Mr Sadara Thennakoon Chief Guest
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The annual event took place at Paleklle Scout grounds with the participation of Mr Sadara Tennkkon Former Dharmaraja Cricketer and the Secretary of the Dharmaraja Old Boys Union as the Chief Guest.

Expert Comments
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The match was commented by Samitha Gajawerra a veteran commentator and a former cricketer of Dharmaraja College.

Match For the Little Ones
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This year a special five over match was played between the children of the Old Rajans Scout members before commencing the main match.
Pic- The Crowsd Watching

Main Match Score Card
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ORSA Team 157 in allotted twenty overs.

Dharmaraja Scout Team 100 all out in 14 overs.

Awards Presentation
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Best All Rounder Heenkenda
Best All rounder – Heenkenda – ORSA Team
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Best Batsman- Sameera- Dharmaraja Scouts Team
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Best Bowler – Tharanga Silva- ORSA team (with a hatrick)
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Man Of The Match – Aloka Prera –ORSA team
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Champions – ORSA Team
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The President ORSA accepting the Champions Throphy
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The Scouts Team

A Special Lunch
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After the match a special lunch was hosted by Pujitha of ORSA at the Pallekelle Temple premises.

A Memorable Event
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The organizers specially Namal and Saliya of ORSA have done a wonderful job to hold a brilliant and a memorable match. Cheers for the organizing committee.


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By Ruwan Abeysekera
Member ORSA
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