Monday, November 26, 2012

RISGO 2013's First Contingent Leaders Meeting

The first contingent leaders meeting successfully held at Sri D. B. Jayathilake Hall at Dharmaraja College on 25th November 2012. The event held under the patronage of RISGO chief and the Principal of Dharmaraja College Mr. S.M. Keerthirathna, while key officials of RISGO also participated. Contingent Leaders from all around the Sri Lanka took part in the meeting where first set of instructions were given and brief about the RISGO Program.
The meeting was a highly successful as most of the scout districts were represented and the active participation to the meeting. ACC, Deputy Principal and co-President of RISGO Mr. Sarath Matharaarchchi presented the whole idea of RISGO and facts important for contingent leaders and participants.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Media Conference of RISGO Centennial 2013

The 2nd Media Conference of RISGO Centennial 2013 was succesfully held at Dharmaraja College OBU Head Quaters on 20th November 2012 (Today) with Participation of Eminent Journalists from various Media Institutes. 

Principle of Dharmaraja College/ RISGO Chief - Mr.S.M.Keerthirathna, Deputy Principle of Dharmaraja College/ Asst.Chief Commissioner - SLSA /Co-Chairman of RISGO Organizing Committee Mr. S.K.P.Matharaarachchi, President of OLD Rajans Scout Association Mr. Suminda Vithanaarachchi, Co- Coordinators of RISGO Organizing Committee Dr. Jagath Herath and Mr.Saminda Basnayaka addressed in the Press Conference and emphasized the importance of the event in order to Development of Sri Lankan Scouting and Enhancing the Image of Country through such a jamboree. 

Special Thanks Goes to Mr.Premalal Wijesingha and Mr.Bandula Mudannayaka for Organizing this Successful Press Conference with a view to Propagate RISGO Centennial 2013.

Monday, November 19, 2012

34th Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Old Rajans Scout Association successfully held on 17th November 2012 at Royal Mall, Kandy.

Old Scout Mr. Lalith Heengama, former Secretary to the Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Food and Chairman of Environment Resources PLC graced the event as the Chief Guest while Mr. S.M.Keerthirathna, the Principal of the Dharmaraja College, Mr. A. P. Gunarathna and former Scouter at 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout group Mr. D.G.A. Perera also were present as Guests of Honor. Mr. Bandara Weeresekara, former Group Scout Leader and Mr. Sarath Matharaarachchi, Deputy Principal of Dharmaraja College and Asst. Chief Scout Commissioner were also present at the event.

During the AGM, new office bearers for the year 2012/13 were elected. Specialty of the day was that almost all the elected office bearers were same individuals who were in the office last year as well. The meeting was proceeded with the member's get together and dinner. The annual report of the year 2011/12 was presented by the Secratary of the ORSA 2011/12 Mr. Chaminda Somathilaka. The ORSA felicitated Mr. Kithsiri Kulasooriya, Mr. Anura Siri Kumara, Mr. Madura Matharaarachchi and Mr.Leelanada Weerasinghe for their service to the association previously while they were at the office.

Speaking at the event chief guest Mr.Heengama, reminded his days at Dharmaraja and his participation at the World Jamboree in 1957 held in UK. He also gifted Rs.500000.00 to RISGO 2013 fund. Mr.A.P.Gunarathna, Mr.Bandara Weerasekar, Mr.S.M. Keerthiratna also addressed the gathering and expressed the importance to RISGO 2013 and extended their support to the Event. Mr. D.G.A. Perera, who is probably the oldest living scouter at 1st Kandy Scout group pointed out the importance of scouting for modern day childhood and expressed his gratitude to organizers of the event.

Elected office bearers are as follows,

·         Patrons
1.       The Principal, Dharmaraja College
2.       Group Scout Leader, 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group
3.       Chief Scout Commissioner
4.       District Scout Commissioner, Kandy Scout District
5.       Mr. A. P. Gunarathna
6.       Mr. Bandara Weerasekara
7.       Mr. Shantha Madurawa
8.       Mr. Sarath Matharaarachchi
9.       Mr. Sarath Kumarasinghe
·         President:Mr. Suminda Vithanaarachchi
·         Secretary:Mr. Chaminda Somathilaka
·         Treasure:Mr. Saliya Dahanayake
·         Vice Presidents                 :
1.       Mr. Saminda Basnayake
2.       Mr. Kithsiri Kulasooriya
3.       Dr. Jagath Herath
4.       Mr. Arosha Gunasinghe
5.       Mr. Eranda Rajapaksha
6.       Mr. Namal  Palliyaguruge
7.       Mr. Gayan Gunawardena
·         Asst. Secretary:Mr. Asela Wickramasinghe
·         Coordinating Secretary:Mr. Isuru Wanasinghe
·         Auditor: Mr. U.L. Weerasinghe
·         Committee

1.       Asitha Edirisuriya
2.       Sadara Thennakoon
3.       S. S. Gunawardena
4.       Dudly Amarasinghe
5.       Tissa Jayathilake
6.       Aruna Gunasinghe
7.       Rohan Wijerathna
8.       Samantha Dharmadasa
9.       Daya Edward
10.   Jaliya Pagoda
11.   Gihan Kolamunna
12.   Chaminda Wariyagoda
13.   Dharshana Samararathna
14.   Suranga Liyanage
15.   Chinthaka Samarasinghe
16.   Rohitha Uduwela
17.   Malitha Fernando
18.   Shanaka Bogaswatta
19.   Kasun Rambukwella
20.   Buddhi Weerakkody
21.   Raveen Karunarathna
22.   Lasitha Nawarathna
23.   Pamitha Bandara
24.   D. C. Yapa
25.   Ivo Jayasundara
26.   Amila Withanaarachchi
27.   Samith Thalakiriyawa
28.   Dilan Rathnayake
29.    Thilina Ruberu
30.   Prabath Amarawardena
31.   P. B.C.Panawala 
32.   Waruna Ekanayake

Monday, November 12, 2012

Its wasn't a rosy path, 34 years of hard work

Today we at Old Rajans Scout Association marks 34 years of teamwork (12th November 2012).

As many of our members and well wishers know, it wasn't a rosy path that we did ride all these years to being a one team that works towards a common goals of,
  • helping 1st Kandy Scout Group to enhance quality of scouting,
  • enhance and maintain the Lake View Park International Scout Centre and 
  • bringing all the Old Scout together to a common forum.

We were the first in Sri Lanka to form a such team and today we are proud to be the first and continues. Any of the work we did we tried to be the best among others. We succeeded on many occasions, but there were times we weren't.

We started 33rd year with the loss of our first Treasure, Mr. V.K. Angammana and ended the year with loss of our first President Mr. Saliya Rajakaruna. Yes, these were great losses to us. We will not be able to fill these losses ever, but  we are prepared ("Be prepared" as BP wanted us to be) to take on any challenge.

In 34 years of history, for us the next year will be the most challenging year as we are gathering to celebrate 100 years of scouting excellence at 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group.

We feel we are now better equipped with all the armory to conquer any challenges that will come our way.

Today we thank all our members and well wishes who were being with us in our good times as well as bad times. We all together formulate a such a powerful team that will serve scouting community not only at Dharamaraja but also all around the globe.

We invite all others who want to join us to work towards our common goals, come and team up with us to provide the service that community needs.

Bravo !!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

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Sunday, November 04, 2012

RISGO Officials met with Mr. D.G.A. Perera to Invite him to RISGO 2013

RISGO 2013 officials met with Mr. D.G.A. Perera who was in Dharmaraja from 1939 to 1965 as a student and then as a teacher whom the students that time loved most. RISGO Officials invited Mr. Perera to be present at the RISGO 2013 in next February when 1st Kandy Group celebrated its 100 years of scouting.

He is probably the oldest living scouter (Scout Leader) to serve the 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout group. He severed the group as a scout leader during  Group Scout Leader Mr. B.A.S. Wimalachandra ( who was the GSL during 1936  to 1967). Mr. Perera provided with very important information about how the scouting have being during his days at the group and before.

We wish him good health and long life.