Monthly Roundup- February

Rotasia 2016 – Ayubowan Sri Lanka was held between the 5th and 8th of February 2016. This is a major milestone for the Rotaract District 3220 as this is the first ever Rotasia to be held in Sri Lanka. The main purpose of Rotasia is to create a platform for Rotaractors around the world to come together. Thus Rotasia 2016 saw the participation of delegates from various countries. The first day of the conference was the Opening Ceremony while the second day was organized as a Business Day and followed by a Cultural Event. 

Conquer Colombo 2016
Conquer Colombo was a scavenger hunt organized by the Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business School in partnership with the Rotaract District 3220. This year’s Conquer Colombo was organized as a part of Rotasia 2016 and thus saw the participation of various international delegates along with many local teams, making it the biggest scavenger hunt to be held in Sri Lanka. Three teams representing our club participated in Conquer Colombo 2016 and one such team, Team FMF, comprising of President Rtr. Praveen Fernando, Rtr. Mirangi Lanka Prasada, Rtr. Gehanya Gamage and Rtr. Madhumali Kodikara, emerged champions of Conquer Colombo and won return tickets to Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. Read more
 Conquer Colombo 2016 Winners – Team FMF (Source:


Bake Sale
A bake sale was organized by our club on the second day of Rotasia which was held on the 6th of February 2016 from 8.30 a.m. onwards at Trace Expert City Maradana. The stall consisted of homemade cupcakes, drinks such as black current, passion, fruit, ice coffee, souvenirs such as Sri Lankan pins, key tags Homemade cards, Rotasia mugs and badges. This project was chaired by Rtr. Devmini Weerasuriya and Rtr. Gayaka Karunarathne. It should also be mentioned that the Project was commended by the Rotaract District 3220 as it was the only stall that was run by a Rotaract Club at the Trace Expert City.

Future For Us
“Future for us 2.0” took a up a new challenge this time, five schools were chose and a specific project in terms of school’s improvement was to be implemented utilizing the skills and support of club members. The first project was done at Al Hamza vidyala in Colombo-15, where we reorganized the primary section of the school in order to make it a pleasant, interesting and fun environment for the students. 

The second project was done at Al Iqbal Maha Vidyalaya in Colombo-2, where we transformed the school into an environmentally friendly atmosphere. Firstly we cleaned the school premises and then planted trees all around the premises, with the help of the newly formed environment society. The responsibility for maintenance was given to the environment club and we instructed them on how to look after the plants along with providing the necessary materials and equipment. The remaining projects will be carried out this month in 3 other schools. This project is chaired by Co-Community Service Director Rtr. Aqeela Najeeb and Rtr. Peshala Samaratunga.

Club Party
The annual Birthday party of the club was held on the 12th of February at President Rtr. Praveen Fernando’s residence in Kirulapone. It was one of the most memorable nights for all the members. The night brought together not only the members of the club but also the past members, which provided an opportunity for the current members to meet and interact with the past club members of RC UOC FMF. The project was chaired by our Club Service Director Rtr. Mirangi Lanka Prasada. Read more

Secret Valentine
The secret Valentine was a project organized to celebrate the Valentine’s Day and was chaired by Rtr. Ranithri Samarawickrama. The members were asked to pick another member’s name and purchase a gift to him or her anonymously. The gifts were distributed on the day of the club party which added more colour to the party.

The Blog
The club blog continued its recording breaking stride and was able to reach major milestones during the month. We published our 75th blog post and in commemorating that we launched a new column titled ‘Center Stage’ which is a fun interview with Rotaractors. The first such interview featured the DRR himself Rtr. PHF. Sathiyeandra Tharmakulerajasingham. 

Further the blog post on Rotasia 2016 written by President-elect Rtr. Hiruni Perera reached 500 views and is now the highest viewed post on the blog. The total blog views currently stands at 9,900 and is expected to hit the 10,000 milestone in a few days. In commemorating that major milestone we will be launching another column titled ‘Journey Through Rotaract’. 

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