Monday, December 24, 2012

Raffle Draw to Select Countries for Operations RISGO Sponsorship Program

 A raffle draw was held to select countries to which the sponsorships will be awarded to participate in Operations RISGO program during the Rajans International Scout Gathering of Centennial 2013. 

The draw was held on 12th December 2012 at Sri Lanka Scout Headquarters with the participation of Chief Scout Commissioner Prof. Nimal De Silva, Deputy Chief Commissioner Mr. Shiraz Salih, National Training Commissioner Mr. M.E.S.Jayasinghe , Asst. Chief Commissioner and RISGO Co-President Mr. Sarath Mathararachchi  and RISGO organizing committee meeting. 

Selected countries have being already notified about the sponsorship and have given the chance to response of acceptance before 5th of January 2013.
The Operations RISGO sponsorship program includes a fully paid Jamboree fee and Air ticket for a one scout from a selected country. 

Bodhi Poja and Seth Pirith Ceremony to Bless Scouts Sitting for G.C.E. O/L

ORSA organized a Bodhi Poja and Seth Pirith Ceremony at Asgiri Piriwen Vihara on 9th December 2012 together with its members and well-wishers.

The main causes were to bless Scouts sitting for G.C.E. (O/L) and to bless former ORSA President Saminda Basnayake.

Former President of ORSA, Mr. Asitha Edirisooriya led to the team to organize a successful event with a participation of Scouts, Scouts’ Parents, Old Scouts and Old Boys of Dharmaraja College together with their families. ORSA also extended their wishes to scouts who are sitting for the exam.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Dharmaraja Old Boys Group '91 Group' Helping Renovation of Lake View Park Campfire Circle

Old Boys group the '91 group' gifted Rs. 150000.00 to renovation of Campfire circle at the Lake View Park International Scout Centre.

The renovation of Lake View Park's Campfire circle started last year targeting to complete by the Feb 2013 before the RISGO Centennial 2013. The campfire circle at Lake View, which is considered to be one of the most pictures campfire circles in the Sri Lanka, will be renovated to be able to host bigger audience.

Probably the most active old boys batch group at Dharamaraja, the 91 Group join in hands with the most active old boys association to complete this project.

President of the '91 Group' Mr.Ajith Kotuwage together with group members presented to the cheque to Mr. Sarath Mathaarachchi, Deputy Principal of Dharmaraja College. 

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Hon. Namal Rajapaksha(MP), Join in Hands with RISGO Organizing Committee

Co-Chairman of RISGO Organizing committee, Mr. Sarath Matharaarachchi and group of organizing committee members had a hugely successful meeting with Hon. Namal Rajapaksha (MP), Hon. Eric Weerawardena (MP), and  Dr. Chula Senarath(Directror, "Tharunyata Hetak") at Temple Trees on Thursday 6th December 2012.

Chairman of "Tharunyata Hetak"(the leading youth moment in Sri Lanka), Hon. Namal Rajapaksha (MP) extended his fullest support to RISGO and provided guidance to the RISGO to make the event a national event.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

RISGO Officials Met with Chief Scout of Sri Lanka

Today(3rd December 2012) Officials of RISGO Centennial 2013 met the Chief Scout, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse, President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and presented the first Jamboree Scarf and the Badge.
The meeting was held at the Raja Medura (official President's House in Kandy) on 3rd December 2012, with the participation of RISGO chief S.M. Keerthirathna, Co-President Mr. Sarath Matharaarachchi and all the top officials of RISGO and 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout group members.
During the meeting, RISGO officials explained the background of Dharmaraja Scouting and the concept behind the event RISGO. Also RISGO officials invited His Excellency President to be the chief guest at the event. 
The chief scout, His Excellency President expressed his well wishes and express fullest support to the event.
On Swarnawahini Live @ 8 News. (2012/12/03)
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