11th Installation Ceremony of the Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business School

The 11th Installation Ceremony of the Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business School was held on 29th August 2020 at the CIDA auditorium under the theme, ‘Reach Beyond’. Rtr. Aamina Ismail, Rtr. Shehani Leo, Rtr. Visula Hareendra, Rtr. Enuri Edirisinghe and Rtr. Thirandi Dharmawardhana from RACUOCFMF were present to witness and rejoice the beginning of the novel quest of RACALBS.

RACUOCFMF at the Installation

To commence the Installation proceedings, the traditional oil lamp was brightened by the dignitaries and afterwards the house was called to order by the Sergeant at Arms, the attendees rose for the Conventional Rotaract Formalities; the National Anthem, Flag Salutation, Rotaract Invocation, Four Way Test and the Rotaract Song.

Next on the agenda was the welcome address delivered by the Project Co-Chairpersons Rtr. Mark Nesan and Rtr. Nethmi Lawanya which was then followed by the presentation of the Secretary’s Report for the year 2019/20 by the Outgoing Secretary / Incoming President Rtr. Thisura Ramanyake. It was revealed that during the past year the club has strengthened the membership of 21 new members and successfully initiated 89 remarkable projects (which marks the highest number of projects executed in the history of RACALBS!). Rtr. Thisura highlighted that the Club’s initiatives under the theme, ‘To Avail and To Thrive’ included projects such as Conquer Colombo, Cut the crape not the green, Sneha, Life, Whispers of a Mocking Bird and Jump Start  which added value not only to the club but also to their personal lives through the sentimental journey. 

Afterwards, the Outgoing President Rtr. Sathma Jayasinghe was invited to share a few words and she commenced her speech by taking a look back at when she first joined the Club and how impactful the magical journey had been. She contentedly stated that the unity of the club was reached through the wonderful memories, stories behind each project, late night calls, making fun of each other, sleepovers and many more joyous moments spent together. At the end of her address she humbly thanked the individuals who guided her throughout the journey and signed off as the President for the year 2019/20.

Following the presentation of tokens of appreciation, the most anticipated moment of the event arrived as Rtr. IPP Sathma Jayasinghe gracefully collared Rtr. Thisura Ramanayake as the President for the year 2020/21. Afterwards, Rtr. Thisura gladly introduced his Board of Directors for the year 2020/21.

The Executive Committee and Board of Directors for 2020/21 are as follows;

  • President - Rtr. Thisura Ramanayake
  • Immediate Past President - Sathma Jayasinghe
  • Vice President - Asel Gunarathne
  • Vice President - Rtr. Bipash Suriyage
  • Vice President - Hasitha Jayasuriya
  • Secretary - Suwithi Karunasekara
  • Treasurer - Rishad Mohiyade
  • Editor - Hiru Ihalakorala
  • Editor - Rtr. Kalani Siriwardena
  • Sergeant at Arms - Niflaz Nuhuman
  • Club Service Director - Rtr. Mark Nesan
  • Club Service Director - Rtr. Nethmi Lavanya
  • Community Service Director - Rtr. Gowthaman Jegatheesan
  • Community Service Director - Rtr. Priyan Jerome
  • International Service Director - Rtr. Lakshan Banneheke
  • International Service Director - Rtr. Theekshana Gunasekara
  • Professional Development Director - Rtr. Rukaiya Shahabdeen
  • Professional Development Director - Rtr. Sandithi Jagoda
  • Finance Director - Rtr. Shaheera Saifudeen
  • Public Relations and IT Directors - Rtr. Nihamathullaha Hameed, Rtr. Ruwin Ratnayake

Next the District Rotaract Representative Rtn. Rtr. PP Kasun Sigera, Chief Guest, President of the Rotary Club of Colombo Midtown, Rtn. Aswan Bangsajayah and few other dignitaries enlightened the gathering by sharing their words of wisdom and following the presentation of tokens of appreciation to the notables, the stage was open for felicitations. (Everyone was awed to witness the very first felicitation being delivered by President Thisura’s very own sister.)

District Rotaract Representative
Rtn. Rtr. Kasun Sigera 

The Ceremonial Proceedings came to a closure with the Vote of Thanks being delivered by the Secretary for the year 2020/21, Rtr. Suwithi Karunasekara which was then followed by refreshments and continued fellowship.

The Rotaract Club of University of Colombo, Faculty of Management and Finance (RACUOCFMF) would like to extend its warm wishes to Rtr. Thisura Ramanayake and his exceptional Board of Directors for yet another ‘thriving’ year ahead. As part of one family It’s a great pleasure to see you all “Reach Beyond” indeed.

Written By:

Rtr. Thirandi Dharmawardhana
(Member – 2020/21)

Rtr. Enuri Edirisinghe
(Member – 2020/21)

Edited By:

Rtr. Sahani Jayamaha
(Blog Team Member – 2020/21)

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