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




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