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
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
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.
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,
Patrons: Ommie Hewage, Nenawathie Thrimannahetti
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,
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.
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
Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society
President: P. Irangani Silva
General Secretary: Kalyanawathi
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,