Monday, December 27, 2010

Warm Welcome brothers!

3 of our well known colleagues who are resides in overseas came to Sri Lanka these days.

There are planned to visit Lake View Park Scout Center today (27/12/2010) evening, @ around 5.00pm.

Any guess who are they?

Here you go…..

Saluka Gallella – From Australia

Susiri Weerasinghe – From Japan

Pujitha Kapukotuwa – From Dubai (U.A.E)

Warm Welcome brothers!

(Source: Suminda Withanarachchi)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sri Lankan Representation at 18th Australian Rover Moot

B.S.B Karunathilaka,a Rover scout from 1st Kandy Dharmaraja scout Group and member of old Rajans scouts association will be heading to Adelaide, Australia to participate at the 18th Australian National Rover Moot under the invitation of the Australian Scout Association commencing from the 26th December 2010 to 12th January 2011.

He will be participating the event as the only Sri Lankan representative.

He has won the Presidents Scout award in 2003 and the B.P award in 2006, becoming the only B.P Award winner in Sri Lanka in year 2006.

He was also the team leader of the Himalayan expedition team 2007 which reached Mount Everest base camp (5360 m) and the summit of mount kalapathar (5545m) of the Himalayan range in Nepal.

Congratulations and Wishing him all the Very Best of Luck!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

1st Kandy scouts' Centennial kick-off

'RISGO Centennial 2013' the centenary celebrations of the 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group of Dharmaraja College, Kandy which was formed in the 1913 with the guidance of late Mr. J. H. de Saram, the first native Sinhalese Chief Scout Commissioner of Ceylon, after the birth of the Boy Scout Movement in 1907 in the Brownsea Island, England, will kick-off at the Scout Parents' Day on December 17th at the Dharmaraja auditorium at 3.00 p.m.

To mark the centenary celebrations of the 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group which won the award for `Best Scout Group in Sri Lanka' in 2009 and for many consecutive years, organised the International Scout Jamboree `RISGO Centennial 2013', with the island's first old scout union, Old Rajans Scout Association in grand style

Media Coordinators:

Mr.Ananda Melpitiya - 0718146331

Chaminda Wariyagoda - 0773831798

Suminda Vithanaarachchi - 0777841542

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Scouts Parents and Old Scout Day 2010

Date: 17th December 2010

Time: 3.00 pm onwards

Venue: The College Auditorium

1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group cordially invites to the above occasion to be held under the distinguished Patronage of Prof Rohan Wijekoon, Ast. Director – Department of Agriculture, who is also an Old Rajan Scout.

(Source: Suminda Withanarachchi)

Monday, November 29, 2010

First committee meeting of the new committee of ORSA

The first committee meeting of the new committee of ORSA will be held on coming Saturday 4th of December 2010 from 6.30 pm onwards @ O.B.U Headquarters, Buwelikada.

Meeting going to proceed with a Special religious activities which going to held @ Sri Dalada Maligawa Premises @ around 5.30pm.

If you have any suggestions / Ideas/Comments,that you like to share with the new committee, ORSA likes to welcome all.

(Source: Suminda Withanarachchi)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Need your support on Construction of the Pathways to the Den Cabin

Construction of the Pathways to the Den Cabin started on 12th September 2010 and now its a ongoing process.

The full length of the pathway is 300fts and estimated cost is Rs800,000/=.

ORSA kindly expect your support on this.

Attached is a converted presentation about the construction process, how it’s going and current situation on it.

Presentation is done by our colleague Suranga Liyanage.

Please contact Jagath Herath on 071-4426070 or Namal on 0777-233361 for more details.

We expect your maximum contribution on this.

(Source: Namal Palliyaguruge)

Monday, November 15, 2010

32nd Annual General Meeting of Old Rajans Scout Association

The 32nd Annual General Meeting of Old Rajans Scouts Association held at Casamara Hotel in Kandy on 14th Nov 2010.

The Chief Guest for the day was Mr. Ananda Melpitiya, the Secretary of the Sri Lanka Socut Association.

The event was very important one for the ORSA, which is marking towards to 100 years of scouting at Dharamaraja College in two years time. To enlighten the gathering, Former Principal Mr. A. P. Gunarathna, Former Group Scout Leader Mr. Bandara Weerasekara, Former Group Scout Leader Mr. Saliya Rajakaruna, Present Principal Mr. S. M. Keerthirathna, Kandy District Scouts Commissioner Mr. Sarath Matharaarachchi and the present Group Scout Leader M. Wijesiriwardena were also among the distinguished gathering.

The event became a very successful with most members actively involving with the discussion by sharing their thoughts and willingness to be a part of the team to host all important celebration in Year 2013.

One of the key segment of the event was the Awards of Appreciation to four of Pioneering members of the association who have been exceptional members.
Namely : Mr. Saliya Rajakaruna, Mr. Saminda Basnayake, Mr. U. L. Weerasinghe and Mr. Lalith Kulathung.

The most exciting segment of the day was Launch of Official website of the RISGO 2013 Jamboree. With that the 2013 event is publicly acknowledge. Chief Guest of the event Mr. Ananda Melpitiya declared the availability of the official web site of RISGO 2013. Visit : or

Following are the newly elected officials for the year 2010/11.

Hon. President : Dr. Jagath Herath

Hon. Secretary : Mr Suminda Withanaarachchi

Hon. Treasurer : Mr. Namal Palliyaguruge

Vice Presidents:
Mr Saminda Basnayake
Mr Saliya Dahanayake
Mr Asitha Edirisooriya
Mr Lalith Kulathunga
Mr Kithsiri Kulasooriya

Asst. Secretary:
Mr Chaminda Somathilake

Mr Jaliya Pagoda

For more pics :

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ORSA AGM Scheduled on 14th November

Old Rajans Scout Association - Annual General Meeting for year 2010 Scheduled as follows.

Date : Sunday 14th November 2010

Venue: Hotel Casamara, Kandy

Time: From 9.30am onwards

Chief Guest will be Mr. Ananda Melpitiya, Secretary of the Sri Lanka Scout Association,

ORSA invite all former scouts of Dharmaraja for this special event.

For more details and invitations, please contact Suranga Liyanage on 0724816257.

Source: Suminda Withanarachchi

Friday, October 15, 2010

ORSA Colombo brotherhood going to meet on 25th Monday

A Meeting of the Old Rajans Scout Association, Colombo Brotherhood scheduled for coming Monday – 25th October .

Details are as follows.

Date : Monday 25th October 2010

Time: 7.00pm onwards

Venue: Colombo District Scout Headquarters, Colombo 02.

For more information ,please contact;

Ananda Melpitiya on 0718146331 or Suminda Withanarachchi on 0777841542

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Annual One Day Trip 2010

The Annual One day trip has been one of the major events of the ORSA's calendar for last few years. This years event happened on last Saturday(18th Sep 2010). The event is organized annually by the ORSA to give all the members and their families a fun full but valuable ....and of cause very memorable time.

This year it is a rear chance to visit under construction "Upper Kothmale" Power plant site. The journey began from Kandy Scout Headquarters and about 30 members took part in the event with their loved once(altogether 50 participants).

On our way to Kothmale, it was full of singing and snacks. Once we reach their it was full of information.... technicalities, tunnels, water streams, geography, maps....also presentation and the explanations.....

Full credit goes to the main organizer of the event, our own A. I .B. Agalawatta for organizing the event and doing it in great style (also to his parents).

Then on our way back Agalawatta malli was very generously explained us historical locations around the Kotmale area.

The lunch was organized at the "Kothmale Holiday Resort", but all members enjoyed the "Rugby on the Pool" more than the Food.

Once again the highlight of the day was the unity of all our members and sportiveness.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Begin Construction of the Pathways to the Den Cabin

Construction of the Pathways to the Den Cabin going to start on coming Sunday along with the Shramadana campaign.

ORSA expect all of your support, so please participate on this event if you are free on this Sunday.

Date: Sunday 12th September 2010.

Venue: Lake View Park Scout Center

Time: 9.00 am onwards

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

ORSA – Annual One Day Trip


Saturday 18th September 2010

Main Place going to visit:

Upper Kothmale Site

Starting Time and Place:

6.00am from Scout Headquarters Bogambara


Kothmale Holiday Resort


Only Rs 1000 per head

If you are willing to participate, please contact organizers with your NIC No.

Jagath 0714426070 /Suranga 0724816257 /Namal 0777233361

Thursday, August 12, 2010

ORSA SMS News Alerts

As you know, when we have a news, we are updating our newsblog and send a mail to our mail group.

You may be aware that while ago , we started to sent a news as SMS message to the mobile numbers that we have as ORSA members.

We got a good feedback on that.

Special thanks should goes to our colleague Chamila Hatharaliyadda whos doing this job.

If anyone not receiving ORSA SMS news alerts, please contact Chamila on 0777331209 or Suminda on 0777841542

(Source: Suminda Withanarachchi )

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

NSH Approved...

National Scout Headquarters has approved the project proposal of our centenary celebration programme.

Special thanks should goes to our colegues Ananda Melpitiya and Gayan Gunawardene who coperate with others to get the work done.

Well Done Rajans!

Source: Suminda WIthanarachchi

Monday, August 02, 2010

Annual Cricket Tournament - De Serom Trophy – 2010

The Annual Cricket match between Old Rajans Scouts and the Present Rajans Scouts going to held on coming weekend along with the other groups matches.

Date: Sunday 8th August 2010

Time : From 9.00am onwards

Venue: Scout Training Centre Grounds Gamudawa, Pallekele

Note that venue has changed from Agriculture Grounds Peradeniya to Scout Training Centre Grounds Gamudawa, Pallekele.

For more details , contact organizers : Amila WIthanarachchi on 0773163344 / Aloka Perera on 0773 770557

Keep your calendar reserved for a fun filled day.........

Source: Suminda Withanarachchi

Graphic Work : Mayura Jayasinghe

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Next RISGO Centennial committee Meeting on Coming Sunday

Next committee meeting on Centenary celebration planned to held on coming Sunday.

Details are as follows.

Date: Sunday 25th July 2010

Time: From 2.30am onwards

Place: Den Cabin, Lakeview Park International Scout Centre, Kandy

(Source: Suminda Withanarachchi)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Main Organizing Body - RISGO Centennial 2013

Time Frame:

18 February 2013 To 23 February 2013


Lake view Park International Scout Centre”

Patrons :

  • Chief Scout: Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksha (The President)
  • Minister of Education.
  • Secretary of Education Ministry
  • Minister Of Tourism
  • Minister Of Foreign Affairs
  • Governor of central Province
  • Chief Minister of central Provincial council.
  • Chief Commissioner.
  • Girl Gide Commissioner.
  • International Commissioner.
  • District Commissioner.
  • Past Principals
  • Past Group Scout Leaders

Searing Committee:

Programme Chief :

Mr S.M. Keerthirathna(The Principle)

Deputy Programme Chief :

Mr S.K.B Weerakoon (The Deputy Principle)

Mr B.M.Basnayake

Mr Jagath Karunarathne

Mr Manjula Wijesiriwardane

Joint President:

Mr. Shantha.M. Madurawe / Mr. Sarath.K.P Mathararachi

Joint Secretary:

Mr. Suminda.D. Vithanarachi / Mr. Eranda P Rajapacsha.

Vice President:

Dr. Jagath Herath / Mr. Sarath Kumarasinghe.

Assistant Secretary:

Mr Suranga. P. Liyanege.

Treasure :

Mr Jaliya Pagoda.

Other Members Of Searing Committee:

  • Mr. Lalith Kulatunga
  • Mr. Kithsiri Kukasuriya.
  • Mr. Ananda Malpitiya
  • Mr. Asitha Edirisuriya.
  • Mr. S.S.Gunawardhana.
  • Mr. Sadara Thennakon.
  • Mr. Aloka Perera
  • Mr. Aruna Gunasinghe.
  • Mr. Iwor Jayasundara.
  • Mr. Prabath Amarawardhana.
  • Mr. Arosha Gunasinhe.
  • Mr Chaminda Somathilaka.
  • Mr. Saliya P. Dahanayaka
  • Mr. Namal Palliyaguruge.
  • Mr. Gayan H Gunawardhane
(Source : Suminda Withanarachchi)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Presenting the Official Logo for RISGO……

Official Logo

Official Letter Head

If you have any concerns, please contact Asela Wickramasinghe on 0752560080 or Suminda Withanarachchi on 0777841542

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Next RISGO Centennial committee Meeting on Coming Sunday

Next committee meeting on Centenary celebration planned to held on coming Sunday.

Details are as follows.

Date: Sunday 27th June 2010

Time: From 9.30am onwards

Place: Den Cabin, Lakeview Park International Scout Centre, Kandy

(Source: Suminda Withanarachchi)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Annual Alms Giving in honour of Founder's Day.

The Annual Alms Giving to the Maha Sanga, in honour of the Founder's Days will be held on Monday, the 21st of June at the Asgiriya Pirivena for 100 monks.

The event is organized by the Old Rajans Scout Association.

Date : 21st June, 2010
Venue: Asgiriya Privena

We would appreciate your support for this endeavor.

If you would like to contribute, please contact Namal on

(Source: Suminda Vithanaarachchi)

Mahesh Wanigasooriya

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Next committee meeting on 12th June 2010

Hi All,

Next comitee meeting planned to held on coming Saturday 12th June 2010 from 5.00 pm onwards @ Scout HeadQuarters.

Please contact Suranga on 072-4816257 for any further details.

(Source: Suminda Withanarachchi)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Finalized Name and Theme for the Centenary Celebration


RISGO Centennial



“Towards Global Leadership”

Suminda WIthanarachchi)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Name and Theme for the BIG Event - Rrrrrrr ... Aaaaa .....

Based on the last meeting, Centenary celebration organizing committee is come up with a Name and Theme for the 100 year celebration programme




“Towards Global Leadership”

If you have any suggestions /ideas on them , please contact Gayan Gunawardene (0714179877) / Suminda Withanarachchi (0777841542).

Please send your suggestions before this Friday 21st March, Since organizing committee need to finalize them on next meeting.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Next meeting on Centenary celebration on coming Sunday

Hi All,

Next meeting on Centenary celebration planned to held on coming Sunday.
Details are as follows.

Date n Time: Sunday 16th May 2010 from 2.00pm onwards
Place: OBU Headquarters, Buwelikada, Kandy

(Source: Suminda Withanarachchi)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sinhala New Year Festival 2010 - සිංහල අලුත් අවුරුදු උත්සවය 2010

Sinhala New Year Festival 2010 organized by Old Rajans Scouts Association will be held on 18th April 2010 at Dunumadalawa starting from auspicious time 8.32. All Old Scouts and their families welcome.

මේ ආරාධනය සියලුම ආදී බාලදක්ෂ සාමජික මහතුන් හටයි.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Six member team from Boy Scouts of America visited the Lake View Park International Scout Centre on 22nd March 2010.

Kandy District Scouts Commissioner Mr. Sarath Mataraarachchi, Group Scout Leader Mr. Manjual Wijesiriwardana , ORSA's President Dr. Jagath Herath and the Executive Committee were present at the occasion to welcome them.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

CUB Day for Dharmaraja Cub Scouts

ORSA going to organize a CUB Day for Dharmaraja Cub Scouts for the first time. According to the organizers, around 500 cub scouts will be participate for the event.

Event going to held in this Saturday, 20th March 2010 @ Lake View Park International Scout Centre, from 8.00am onwards. Morning scheduled for the activities and evening there going to be ceremony to grant our honors for teachers who served for dharmaraja cub scoting.

Chief Guest will be Mrs Neeta Allepola, well known former “Akela Naika” of Dharmaraja Scout history.

(Source: Namal Palliyaguruge )

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Need YOUR suggestions on Name, Theme and Logo for Century Celebration

Name, Theme and LOGO

We need to come up with the Name, Theme and Logo for our Century Celebration programme.

So ORSA like to have suggestions from you

This is a great opportunity to come up with your creative ideas and make your name memorable in this big event.

ORSA create a special committee with following members for this.

- Kithsiri Kulasooriya
- Gayan Gunawardene
- Asela Wickramasinghe

We need to finalize this before 20th March.

So please send all your suggestions early as possible;
to above members or
contact Suminda Withanarachchi on 077841542

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Briefing Old scouts on Centenary Celebration

ORSA scheduled a meeting to brief the old scouts on our Centenary Celebration programme.

Details are as follows:

Date: Sunday 7th March 2010
Time: 10.00am
Venue: OBU Headquarters, Buwelikada, Kandy

ORSA planning to have 100 organizing committees in order to success the coming great event.
So even though it’s difficult to come to the meeting, If you think and if you like to join on this,
please contact Suminda Withanarachchi on 07777-841542

Monday, February 22, 2010

Me Aurudu Kale

ORSA going to organize the Ranwala Foundation’s ‘Me Aurudu Kale’ musical programme as a fund-racing project on this year.

Monday, February 08, 2010

1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group - 100th Anniversary Celebration - Initial Discussion Meeting

ORSA going to schedule a meeting to have a initial discussion on our 100th Annivesary celebration programme.
Details are as follows.

Date : Sunday 14th February 2010
Time: 10.00am onwards
Venue: OBU Headquarters

ORSA specially invite all to participate in this event, share ur thoughts and get to gather to make this coming event a success.

For more information, please contact Suminda Withanarachchi on;

Monday, January 11, 2010

Photos from weekend events...

Here with attached some of the photos taken from the events held on last weekend.

On Saturday evening, re-constructed Den Cabin was opened by our Old Scout Mr Susiri Weerasinghe.

Then Pirith Chanting was held at the new Den Cabin. It was followed by the Dhana, which was held on Sunday.

Photos From :
Gayan Gunawardane

Friday, January 08, 2010

ORSA Begins the new year with …..

As per the tradition of the Rajans Scouts and the ORSA the Annual Dhana and Prith has been planned to be held on this week end.

Prith – Saturday - 9th January 2010 - Evening from 5.00 pm onwards at Lake View Park International Scouts Centre

Dhana – Sunday – 10th January 2010 at same venue

On Saturday there will be another special event.
At 4.00pm, the re-constructed "Den Cabin" will be open by our Old Scout Mr Susiri Weerasinghe.

ORSA welcome all to participate on these events.

Source: Namal Palliyaguruge