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Ten thousand benefit from 306C2 Lions Multi-Service Project

Over 10,000 people benefited from Lions International District 306C2 annual multiservice project held at Wilfred Senanayake Ground Homagama.

District Governor, 306C-2, Lion Nimal Bulathsinghala, Homagama PS Chairman, Ranga Abeysinghe and PDG Lion Lasantha Goonewardena making a donation at the severce project.

It was organised in collaboration with the Homagama Pradeshiya Sabha under the guidance of chief advisor Past District Governor, 306C2, Lion Lasantha Goonewardena. Project Chairman was Lion Sunil Gamage, Project Secretary, Lion Asela Karunawardena and Project Treasurer was Lion Ruwan Praboda Peiris.

District Governor 306C2, Lion Nimal Bulathsinghala was the chief guest while Homagama PS Chairman, Ranga Abeysinghe was the guest of honour.

Over 28 service activities were offered free to over 10,000 needy people during the two-day service project.

Highlights of the service activities were: donation of brand new spectacles to over 2,000 needy people after eye-testing, donation of dry rations to over 200 poor families, donation of exercise books to over 1,000 students, donation of plants to 1,000 people and donation of wheelchairs.

Project Chairperson, Lion Sunil Gamage donating dry rations.

DG Nimal Bulathsinghala donating school books. Others in the picture are PDG Lion Lasantha Goonewardena PDG Lion K.D.K. Wijenayake, President Pannipitiya Metro Lions Club, Lion Dharmabandu Wilorage.

Donation of cataract lenses by PDG Lion Lasantha Goonewardena, District Governor, 306C-2, Lion Nimal Bulathsinghala and Homagama PS Chairman, Ranga Abeysinghe.

A program for pregnant mothers too were conducted and over 200 parcels of nutrition food were donated. A health camp too was conducted and free medicines were given. Another special feature was an Art Competition held for schoolchildren and each participant was awarded a certificate, while the winners received valuable prizes.

A unique feature of the event was a Peace Marathon and Peace Cycle Race where the winners received cash prizes and other presentations.

A blood donation camp too was held and over 300 persons donated blood to the Blood Bank.

Leos of the district conducted a program to donete eyes and more than 500 people agreed to donate their eyes.

Welcome address was delivered by Project Chairperson, Lion Sunil Gamage, Deputy Cabinet Secretary.

In his keynote address PDG Lion Lasantha Goonewardena emphasised the purpose of the project. He highlighted that each day Lions are rendering services to the needy in different parts of the island in different ways.

Today we have gathered many Lions Clubs and Government bodies into one place and helped many people who are in dire need of different services.

He said that this program was initiated in the year 2006 when he was the District Governor and this program turned out to be a tremendous success ever since.

Many clubs in District 306C2 followed this service program by which thousands of needy people were benefitted. ‘A noteworthy feature was that multiservice projecs were conducted in Ampara and Batticaloa, under this program.

District Governor, 306C2, Lion Nimal Bulathsinghala paid a tribute to Project Chairman, the team of organizers and clubs in the district for their untiring efforts and contributions made to make the event a big success. Among those who were present was Western Provincial Councillors Gamini Thilakasiri and Manju Sri Arangala and Homagama PS Chairman, Ranga Abeysinghe. The multiservice project ended with a grand musical show sponsored by Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Lion Sunil Gamage and Project Treasurer, Lion Ruwan Praboda Peiris.







Inner Wheel Club of Colombo South

Workshop on draping sarees

Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Colombo South organised a demonstration and workshop on draping sarees in various styles. This show took place at St Pauls Milagiriya Church Hall last week.

President, Inner Wheel Club of Colombo South Nalayini Pathmanathan (right) welcome chief guest District Chairperson Inner Wheel District 322, Swarna Soysa.

The District Chairperson of the Inner Wheel District 322 Swarna Soysa was the Chief Guest at the workshop. The National Representative of the Inner Wheel District Mangales Pathmanathan and many other distinguished guests graced the occasion. The funds raised from the show will be used to educate young males and females from the Internally Displaced Camps in Vanni, on Screen Printing. This will enable them to secure jobs once they are settled in their respective hometowns.

Inner Wheel International is the largest women only organization dedicated to serve the poor and deprived and therefore striving to make a better future for them.

Popular beautician, Lesnie Mendis (left) demonstrates the method of draping a saree.

Inner Wheel Club of Colombo South was chartered in the year 2000 by a few very enthusiastic and vibrant women who had a passion to help the underprivileged and the needy from our society, said President, Inner Wheel Club of Colombo South Nalayini Pathmanathan.

Inner Wheel Club of Colombo South has helped many young females to proceed with their higher education, donated urgently needed items to tsunami victims conducted medical camps in remote areas, donated medical equipment to hospitals, provided meals and essential items to orphanages, to mention a few of their services, Nalayini said. The demonstration and workshop was conducted by Lesnie Mendis, a well known beautician with years of experience in bridal dressing.

Lesnie who hails from Moratuwa was attached to Mohan Lal Foundation where she gained invaluable experience in conducting workshops. She has conducted over 50 such workshops. All the young participants of these workshops have enjoyed and gained knowledge in the intricacies of draping sarees in traditional as well as fashionable manner.

The event also housed many stalls with sarees, clothes and food items.




Warm welcome for Rotary International President

Rotary International President 2006-2007, Bill Boyd arrived in Sri Lanka to participate as the Chief Guest at the 80th anniversary of Rotary in Sri Lanka.

He was accorded a warm welcome by Rotarians of Rotary District 3220. Here Rtn. Bill Boyd with President, Rotary Club of Nuwara Eliya Rtn. P. Rajathurai, Assistant Governor, Rtn. V. Athimoolam and Director, Membership Development, Rtn. G. Ganesekeran. Pic. Beverley Jansz




At the opening of the housing project at Sri Murugan Colony-2, in the Jaffna Peninsula are (from left) wife of District Governor, Lion Lady Wijesinghe, District Governor, 306B1, Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe, PID Lion Chuck Wijenathan and Vice District Governor, Lion S. Jeyawathsalan.

DG 306B1, Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe cuts the ribbon to open the housing projects at Sri Murugan Colony-1, in the Jaffna Peninsula. Cabinet Secretary, Lion Dr. Seba Jayamaha is also in the picture.

DG 306B-1, Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe cuts the ribbon to open the children’s park at Nayanaloka Gama Housing Scheme for 60 blind families.

Series of service projects by DG 306B-1 Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe

A series of service projects were conducted by District Governor, 306B1, Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe.

One of the major projects was the opening of the children’s park at Nayanaloka Gama Housing 60 blind families. Cabinet Secretary Lion Dr. Seba Jayamaha, President of the Delathura-Tudella Lions Club, Lion Ranitha Jayamaha, District Chairperson, Lion Jude Tissera, Zone Chairpersons, Lion Priyaneetha Perera, Lion Janaka Nugera and Lion Nishantha Adhikari.

District Governor, 306B1, Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe participated at 24 service projects including the handing over of houses to tsunami victims in Lion’s Regions 8, 9 and 10.

DG Lakshman Wijesinghe also participated at the ceremonial opening of the Tsunami Housing Projects at Sri Murugan Colony-1, Sri Murugan Colony-2, and Sanithiyan Colony in the Jaffna Peninsula, which are funded by the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF).

PDG Lion Chuck Wijenathan, Past District Governor, Lion S. Raghawan, Vice District Governor, Lion S. Jeyavathsalan, Cabinet Secretary, Lion Dr. Seba Jayamaha, Deputy Cabinet Secretary Lion Stephen Leonard and Deputy Cabinet Treasurer, Lion C. Sunthareswaran, also participated.

To foster unity among families of Lions, Lions District 306B-1 organised a sports day which turned out to be a fun filled day for over 350 Lions, Lion Ladies and children who took part in various games. Games such as tug-o-war bicycle races and relays for Lions and Lion Ladies were some of the fun filled items.

Cabinet Secretary Lion Dr. Seba Jayamaha, District Chairperson (Sports) Lion Dhammika de Zoysa, District Coordinator for special events, Lion Mevan Algama and District Coordinator for Sports and Recreation Lion S. Hariratna, Region Chairperson, Lion Shamendra Gunasekera and Zone Chairperson, Lion Dinesh Perera played a major role to make the sports day a big success.

The champion club of the sports day was Lions Club of Wattala North.






President, Lions Club of Mahalwarawa Lion Dr. Harsha Aluthge, District Chairperson, Lion Dammika Priyantha and Director Lion Christopher Kolambaarachchi, at the medical camp.

Heart clinic by Mahalwarawa Lions

A medical camp conducted by the Lions Club of Mahalwarawa was one of the highlights at the two-day annual multi-service project organised by Lions International District 306C2, and held at Homagama.

A special feature of the medical camp was the ‘Heart Clinic’ at which ECG reports of a large number of needy patients were taken and free treatment rendered. The kind gesture of the President, Lions Club of Mahalwarawa, Lion Dr. Harsha Aluthge to render free service to the patients, was highly appreciated.

The project was organised jointly by Lion Ranjith Fernando of the Lions Club of Homagama, and Lions Club of Mahalwarawa.




Lions 306B-1 distributes chicks

Lions Club International District 306B1 Region 4 organized a regional project to distribute 3000 chicks among needy families at the Ekamuthu Hall at Nayakakanda Hendala recently.

Here the chief guest District Governor 306B1 Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe MJF distributes the chicks.

Cabinet Secretary Lion Dr. Seba Jayamaha, Lion Surani Jayamaha Region Chairperson Lion Shamendra Gunasekera Project Chairperson, District Coordinator Lion Mevan Algama, District Coordinator Lion Susil Jayalath, First Lady Lion Dr. Anoma Wijesinghe, Zone Chairperson Lion Sulari Cabraal and President Lions Club of Mabole Shanali de Silva were also present.

Representatives from Lions Clubs of Wattala, Wattala City, Mabole, Wattala North and Wattala Alliance also participated.


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