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Essay contest winners

The awards ceremony of the 19th annual all island essay competition conducted by Lions Clubs International - District 306 A 2 was held at the Dharmavijaya Foundation Auditorium, Colombo recently.

This programme is organized to coincide with International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. District Governor Lion Chandra Katuwawela MJF accompanied by Lion Lady Indi were the chief guests.

The winners of the Sinhala medium competition: KP Bimali Madeesha Keerthisingha of Viskha Vidyalaya, Hashani Erandi Wickremasinghe of Payagala Bandaranayake Maha Vidyalaya and S A Geethika Darshani of Dodangoda Maha Vidyalaya and Arjuna Prabath Perera of Sumangala Boysí School, Panadura, Pavithra Hansaki Hemamali Dharmarathne of Kalutara Balika National School and KM Roshani Nadeesha Bandara of Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala.

Tamil medium competition winners: Ravinantha Shivaniyaa of Kathiresan Hindu Ladies College, Nawalapitiya. P Akshai of St Johnís College, Jaffna and Puvija Paramarajah of Kokuvil College, Kokuvil, and Senkathirchelvan Seyon of Jaffna Hindu College, Geethanchaly Singarasa of Vavuniya Tamil Madhya Maha Vidyalaya, Fathima Shamla Mohamed Zarook of Muslim Balika Maha Vidyalaya, Kalutara.

English medium competition winners: M Sajeevan of St Patrickís College, Jaffna, Chandramohan Atchuthan of St Johnís College, Jaffna and Uthayachanthiran Uthayarubini of Murakkottanchenai RKM Vidyalaya, and Damunugallage Minoli Lakshika Rajapaksa of Asoka College, Horana.


Conferred Masters Degree in European Law

Saranga Dissanayake was conferred a Masters Degree in European Law by the Stockholm University having finished first in the order of merit. She obtained an A grade for her Master Thesis Comparison of US Antitrust Law and EU Competition Law on the Refusal to Supply/License or Deal in Intellectual Property Rights thereby qualifying to read for her PhD.

She was adjudged winner of the Best Oral Argument in a competition to select the most succinctly argued presentation on a commercial law perspective. The subject of debate was The Infringement of the Movement of Goods and Services and Human Rights.

Dissanayake read for her LLB (Law) in 2007 at the University of Leicester in UK and graduated with a Second Class, Honors Degree. She received her primary and tertiary education at Musaeus College, Colombo 7. Prior to doing her Masters Degree, she completed an internship as a Law Researcher at Tiruchelvam Associates. She is the daughter of Keerthi Dissanayake, CEO Senok Aviation Private Limited and granddaughter of late Advocate K.W.E. Perera.


Office Bearers - 2011/2012

Old Nalandiansí Sports Club

Patron: H.M.W. Ranjith Jayasundara, Principal, Nalanda College; Vice Patron: H. Wijesiri, H.P.W. Perera, Bandula Warnapura, Hema Wijeratne, Rear Admiral (Rtd) Justin Jayasuriya, Sunil Wickrematunge, Pali Wiejratne, Eastman Narangoda, Daya Abeyeskara, Mahinda Athulathmudali.

Immediate Past President: Asoka Wijetilleke; President: Royle Senaratne; Senior Vice President: Sisira Mendis; Vice Presidents: Dalton Wakwella, Palitha Seneviratne, Priyantha Dasanayake, L.A. Perera, P.S. De Saram, Ranjith De Mel, Jayantha Seneviratne, K.A.D. Rupasena, Gamini Karunathilake, Ranjith Boteju.

Hony General Secretary: Salinda Rodrigo; Hony Asst. Secretary: Arjuna Weerasinghe; Hony Treasurer: Harendra Perera; Hony. Asst. Treasurer: Rangika Rodrigo; Hony Auditor: P. Ratnapala; Hony Social Secretary: F. Moraes; Hony Asst Social Secretary: Nirthaj Seelanatha.

Council Members: P. Chandrapala, K.J. Sarath Chandrakumara, Madawa Samarasinghe, Nandana Wackumbura, Leslie Narangoda, Daya De Costa, Victor Suriyabandara, Harshana Dassanayake, Sidath Waidyasekera, Dalton Periyapperuma, Kasun Withanarachchi, Achala De Silva, Roshan Senaratne, Shantha Wijeratne, Lakshman S. Perera, L.D. Shelton De Silva, Charith De Alwis, Hiran Ukwatta, Asanka Nanayakkara, K.J.A.R. Chamupathi, Nuwan L. Kapuge, A.K.T. Perera.

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Mulatiyana Eksath Sahanadara Samithiya

President: J.D. Piyadasa, JP
Vice President: J.D. Sirisena, J.D. Ruwan Priyankara
Secretary: J.D. Gunaratne
Joint Secretaries: J.A. Piyasiri, J.A.D. Maheepala
Treasurer: J.D. Charlin
Assistant Treasurer: Nandasena Jayalath
Apparatus Treasurer: Ratna Jayalath
Auditor: Wimalasena Jayalath
Committee Members: Kalyanee Thrimanna, Thusharika Senaratne, M. Nandanie, J.D. Chandra Padmini,
N.L.D. Ratnapala
Patrons: Ommie Hewage, Nenawathie Thrimannahetti

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Lanka Japan Friendship Society

Patron: Ambassador of Japan His Excellency Kunio Takahashi
Vice Patrons: Frederick Medis, Daya Weththasinghe, Lalitha Rajapaksha
President: Kosala Wickramanayake
Vice Presidents: Deepal S. Guneratne, Clarence Welikala, Dr. (Mrs) Soma Edirisinghe, Joe Aloysius
General Secretary: Upali S. Jayasekera
Asst. Secretary: Prasad S. Guneratne
Treasurer: Prem Gunewardena
Asst. Treasurer: Premasiri Kongahage
Ex-co-members: Raja Sinnathurai, Mahendra De Vaz, W.I. Gunawardena, Kumara
Semage, Sunitha Wijepala, Dr. Sujeewa Suriyarachchi, Harendra Rodrigo, Dr. V.U. Ratnayake, M. Hassnali, Shelly Thenuwara, Manorajan Wijebahu, Dr. Vijaya Corea, Gertrude Nanayakkara, Jenneth Ismail, M.M. Kanaka.

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Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development

President: Brig. (Dr) H. Lakshman David
Vice Presidents: Dr. Travis Perera, Primal de Silva
Immediate Past President: Nalin Jayasuriya
Secretary: S B W de Silva
Treasurer: Bernard Silva
Asst. Secretary: Adrian Joseph
Asst. Treasurer: Ajith Seneviratna
Council Members: Chandra Fernando, E Narangoda, M. Gunaratna, Nalaka Gunawardena, S Amirthalingam, A Iddamalgoda, Ajith Colonne, Charles Samarasekara.

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Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society

President: P. Irangani Silva
General Secretary: Kalyanawathi
Wickramasinghe (JP)
Treasurer: D.C. Trishan
Public Relations Officer:
D.C. Ranasinghe (JP)
Medical Director: M.H.S. Cassim
Vice President: Prof. G. Ariyapala Perera
Vice President: Captain
Mr. A.H. Amarapala
Vice President: U.K. Kumarakeerthi (JP)
Assistant Secretary: T. Chandra Perera
Assistant Secretary: W.B. Premadasa
Executive Committee: W.O. Hemaka De Mel, I.P.K. Kulasiri, N.A. Ariyalatha, W. Udaya Wickramasinghe, Chandrika Shyamali Wickramasinghe, G.A. Sirisena, Anura Shantha Kumara Rajakaruna, H.M.S.A. Bandara, K.P. Kariyawasam Gamage, D. Malkanthi Peiris, Wimala Rajanetti, Sunil Amarasiri Gunawardena, Subashini Kumudumala Arambage, C.W. Walallawita, Waruna Wickramasinghe.

 

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