Sunday, December 29, 2013

Year Planing for 2014 and ORSA Hunting Night 2013

Senior scouts of 1st Kandy Dharmaraja scout group together with the Group Scout Leader met with former Group Scout Leader and Asst. Chief Commissioner of Scouting Mr. Sarath Matharaarachchi and officials of Old Rajans Scout Association to plan the first of the next century of Dharmaraja Scouting at the Lake View Park International Scout Centre on 29th December.

The meeting was followed by a get-together "Hunting Night".  May of active ORSA members were present at the out door happened to be the last of  events to held in year 2013.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Blessings to Scouts Sitting for G.C.E. (O/L) 2013 and 1st Exco Meeting

A "Bodhi Pooja" and Pirith Chanting session organized by Old Rajans Scout Association held at Asgiri Maha Piriwen Vihara to bless scouts of  1st Kandy Dharmaraja Group who are sitting for the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level Examination in the month (December 2013).

Scouts who are preparing for exam together with their parents, Assistant Scout Leaders Dilan Rathnayake, Lasitha Nawarathna, members of ORSA were also present at the event.

The event was organized by Vice President od ORSA Mr. Asitha Edirisooriya.

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

35th Annual General Meeting of Old Rajans Scouts Association

Kandy, November 24, 2013:  The 35th Annual General Meeting of Old Rajans Scout Association (ORSA) was held on November 23rd at the Hotel Sussie, Kandy. ORSA member Dr. Usiri Weerasinghe, Faculty member of The Research Institute of Business at Aichi-Gakuin University, Nagoya graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.  

Founders of ORSA former Principal of Dharmaraja College Mr. A.P Gunarathna and former group scout leader Mr. Bandara Weerasekara,  Mr. S. Keerthirathna, The Principal of Dharmaraja College, Hon. Eric Weerawardena (Member of Parliament)  were also present at the event as Guests of Honor.

With the Annual General Meeting, Old Rajans Scout Association (ORSA) celebrated 35 years which also coincide with centenary year of 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group. ORSA is the first old scout association in the island which is formed in 1978, has been serving  since its inception to the Dharmaraja College scout group and the scouting in Kandy district.

At the AGM, the ORSA reviewed the most successful year of 35 year old history and appreciated the hard work of its membership on driving the centenary celebration of 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout group with arguably the most successful international scout event in the Sri Lanka Scout history.

Office Bearers for 2013/14

· The Principal, Dharamaraja College, Kandy
· Group Scout Leader, 1st Kandy Scout Group
· Chief Commissioner, Sri Lanka Scouts Association
· Kandy District Scout Commissioner
· Mr. A.P. Gunarathna
· Mr. Bandara Weerasekara
· Mr. Sarath Mathararachchi
· Mr. Shantha Madurawa
· Mr. Sarath Kumarasinghe
· Hon. Eric Weerawardena (MP)

PRESIDENT: Eranda Rajapaksha
SECRETARY: Asela Wickramasinghe
TREASURER: Gayan Gunawardena  

VICE PRESIDENTS: Suminda Withanaarachchi, Dr. Jagath Herath, Arosha Gunasinghe, Chaminda Somathilaka, Saliya Dahanayake, Isuru Wanasinghe, Asitha Edirisooriya

ASSISTANT SECRETARY: Raveen Karunarathna


AUDITOR: Jaliya Pagoda

To access Annual Report : ORSA Annual Report 2013
To access Annual Report Slides : Slides Video
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Annual General Meeting of Old Rajans Scout Association 2013

Date and Time :  23rd November 2013 at 7.00 PM
Venue : Hotel Suisse
Tickets : 1500/=
For Further Information:  Suminda Withanaarachchi - 0777 - 84 15 42

Friday, October 25, 2013

"It (RISGO) was truly a life-changing experience" - Kate Broekman

Kate Broekman, a Lone Venturer from NSW who attended the Rajans International Scout Gathering of Centennial Jamboree in Sri Lanka was a guest speaker
On Saturday evening we were hosted to dinner by the High Commissioner for Sri Lanka, His Excellency Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, RSP, VSV, USP. Kate Broekman, a Lone Venturer from NSW, who was a youth member with the Australian Contingent to the Rajans International Scout Gathering of Centennial Jamboree in Sri Lanka earlier this year, was the guest speaker. Kate spoke very enthusiastically about her experiences at the Jamboree "It was such a wonderful opportunity, I feel so honoured to have been selected to receive this trip of a lifetime, 'Towards Youth Leadership'. It was truly a life-changing experience; I loved every second of it! Although language or culture may have been different, I found that we all had something universal and something in common…Scouting, which made us all the same, with a common bond, something that went beyond the spoken word! "

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Scouts Parents and Old Scouts Day Competition 2013

Scouts Parents and Old Scouts Day Competition 2013 will be held on 25th, 26th and 27th at Lake View Park International Scout Centre.

This time Old Rajans Scout Association is actively working with the COH to organize the competitions more meaningful way by including changes to completions to suit modern day.

Also ORSA providing necessary financial/logistical support to conduct the competition while scouts are camping at the Lake View, similar to how it used to happen sometime back.

ORSA and COH 2013 (Centenary COH)  invites those who can support the program by means of participating as Judges, providing finances or any goods etc.  

Please contact ORSA Vice Presidents – Namal Palliyaguruge (0777233361/0718124865)  or Eranda Rajapaksha(0714112098) for more information.

Happy Hunting !!!