Monday, May 24, 2010

Relief in Pamunugama during the weekend!

Let's make Wesak Lanterns!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

RC of Colombo Mid Town walks away being the overall champion!

‘Createract’ - The festival celebrating creative talent, organized by the Rotaract Club of Colombo, for the 15th successive year, brought together Interactors and Rotaractors, giving them the opportunity to highlight their talent to prominent personalities in the related industry with limitless opportunities.

With participation exceeding 250, from 9 Interact Clubs and 11 Rotaract Clubs, Createract 2010 held on the 10th of April at the Sasakawa Hall, Colombo, was a tremendous success. This was made possible with exclusive partnership with Keels Food Products PLC.

With celebrated personalities Suraj Mapa, Nadeeka Perera, Miranthi Dole, Alefiya Akbarllay & Umara Singhawansa as the judges, the overall champion for 2010 was the Rotaract Club of Colombo Midtown.

The winners for the other competitions were: The Interact District Committee for Just-a-Minute, The Rotaract Club of Colombo Midtown for Create-an-act, The Rotaract Club of Centennial United for Create-an-answer, The Rotaract Club of Centennial United for Create-a-Look, The Interact District Committee for Create-a-Sketch, The Interact Club of Zahira College for Creative-Writing, The Rotaract Club of Colombo Midtown for Create-an-Ad, The Rotaract Club of Colombo Midtown for Create-anything, The Rotaract Club of Colombo Midtown for create-a-dance and Create-a-song.

Last year’s (2009) overall championship was also won by The Rotaract Club of Colombo Midtown and the previous year (2008) was won by The Interact Club of Asian International School.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday, April 08, 2010

createract 2010

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Guest Speaker on the 6th April @ 6.30pm @ Royal College

Kushil Gunasekera
Founder/ Trustee - Foundation of Goodness
Manager - Muttiah Muralidaran, Sri Lankan Cricketer
(Holds the world record for the highest international tests & ODI wickets)


  • Established the Foundation of Goodness, a Sri Lankan NGO, in 1999.
  • Outstanding professional record, e.g. no. 1 market leader for Nissan vehicle sales in Sri Lanka and the attainment of no.1 supplier of Rice & Sugar under his able leadership.
  • Tournament Secretary for inaugural under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka (2000).
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) acknowledged his man and event management as “outstanding. . . surpassing all expectations. . . and a showcase to the world”.
  • Secretary of the Governing Body for Cricket in Sri Lanka & Chairman of the Sri Lanka
  • Cricket Board Tour Organising Committee for several years.
  • Manager, for almost a decade, of World-Record holding cricketer Muttiah Muralidaran.
  • President of a scholarship fund for 500 children of diseased soldiers.
  • Donated the remains of his home to be used as a Relief Coordinating Secretariat- which later evolved into the MCC Centre of Excellence and associated Sports Academy.
  • Established partnerships with internationally acclaimed philanthropic bodies and
  • individuals, e.g. USAID, AusAID, KPMG, MCC and Steve Waugh.
  • Coordinating a well-established and rewarding international volunteer program
  • maximising the participation of all ages, interests and levels of commitment.
  • Facilitating the construction of over 1,000 homes for Tsunami affected families including 4 housing complexes containing essential modern amenities.
  • Masterminding the utilisation of the USAid grant for the reconstruction and upgrading of several remote schools across Southern Province, Sri Lanka.
  • The inspiration and realisation of numerous entrepreneurial ventures such as a Diving School, Brush Factory, Women’s Enterprise and International Sports Academy.
  • Mentoring of the visionary Children's Goodness Club initiative.
  • Arranging the sponsorship for 1000 poverty struck children, mediated through Rotary in support of the “Sevana Sarana, Foster Parents Programme”- an initiative of former President HE. R. Premadasa.
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Sunday, April 04, 2010

the festival celebrating creative talent

‘Createract’ - The festival celebrating creative talent, organized by the Rotaract Club of Colombo, for the 15th successive year, brings together Interactors and Rotaractors, giving them the opportunity to highlight their talent to prominent personalities in the related industry. Last year, ‘Createract’ recorded the highest participation so far, with over 300 participants in total.

This festival hosting various events ranging from Create-an- answer; an-ad; an-act; a-sketch; a-song; a-tale; a-story; a-dance and many more, gives a choice of opportunities for interactors and Rotaractors to showcase their talents. With celebrated personalities as judges, some of the recent being Bathiya and Santhush, Ashanthi, Indu Dharmasena, Mohammed Adamally, Shohan Chandiram and Natasha, the opportunities for our youth are limitless.

‘Createract 2010’ will be held on the 10th of April at the Sasakawa Hall in Colombo. This year Keels Food Products PLC, has come forward as the exclusive sponsor for the event.

Chartered in 1969, the Rotaract Club of Colombo is the first Rotaract Club to be established in Sri Lanka and has a history of appreciated community service and professional development spanning 40 years. Operating within the family of the international Rotary movement, the Rotaract club of Colombo is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colombo.

Rotaract is a movement found worldwide for young men and women aged between 18 to 30 years who believe they can make a difference by serving their communities. Rotaract clubs are usually community or university-based and sponsored by a local Rotary club, making them true ‘partners in service’ and key members of the Rotary family. The Rotaract movement encompasses all facets of life with 4 main avenues of service; namely, Community Service, Professional Development, International Understanding and Club Service.

Through the Rotaract program, young adults not only augment their knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, but also address the physical and social needs of their communities while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service. As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 8,000 Rotaract clubs in 163 countries and geographic areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Holi Hai

Friday, March 19, 2010

Guest Speaker on the 9th March @ 6.30pm @ Royal College

Rtn. PP. Chandima Gunawardena, currently is a Senior Executive Group Director of Carson Cumberbatch Plc., and represents in the group boards in its Indonesian Palm Oil Plantation interests, Brewery, Property development, Capitol market Investment and Hotel companies in Sri Lanka. He has over 38 yrs experience in diverse business activities nationally and internationally.

For many years he was a member of the management committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and is a founder/sitting member of the management council of the Sri Lankan Institute of Directors and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – UK.

He is married to Shahnaz, with two children Sehr – currently reading law at University of Bristol UK and Mehr – a student at Colombo International School. He is also a self taught Agronomist and a proprietary coconut planter, Forester and environmental conservationist.

He is also a founder Director of FARO – Foundation for Advancement of Rural Opportunities – a non profit organization dedicated to uplift rural opportunities in Sri Lanka in an IT /web based BPO sector.

Sportsman from young age and continues to be a dedicated Yachtman sailing regularly at Bolgoda Lake and has taken part in many international regattas across the world. He is currently the President of the Yachting Association of Sri Lanka – the National body for Sailing.

A Rotarian for over 30 years and was the President of Rotary Club of Colombo in the year 2000/2001. More importantly, he was a Past President of the Rotarct Club of Colombo.

Chandima will speak on "Divide and Rule - A historical perspective" & "Why Leaders Fail"

Sunday, March 14, 2010

celebrate rotaract - celebrate colours