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Leo Club of Wattala City becomes host to IDPsTo celebrate 1st quarter

It turned to be a unique feature when members of the Leo Club of Wattala City crossed the final frontier to go to places where no Leo has gone before.

Accompanied by Leo Advisor Lion Dr. Maithri Perera who always cared for the internally displaced, members of the Leo Club of Wattala City led by President, Mithraka Perera visited the IDPs in the camps of Vavuniya.

District Governor, 306B1, Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe with Leo Advisor Lion Dr. Maithri Perera and Leo Lawrence at Vavuniya IDP Camp.
Lion Dr. Maithri Perera, Leo Mithraka Perera, Lion Lady Sulari, Lochini and Leo Lawrence at the Home of Compassion.
Leo President, Mithraka Perera, Lion Dr. Maithri Perera, Leo Lawrence and Rev. Sister Arul Maria Principal Home of Compassion at the sight conservation project.
President, Leo Club of Wattala City, Leo Mithraka Perera, Leo Tyron, Lawrence and Sudihar at the Batticaloa Ozana Home.

This is one of the landmark projects of District Governor, 306B1 Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe’s program, Lion Dr. Maithri said.

The team of Leos, together with DG Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe, Leo Advisor, Lion Dr. Maithri Perera and Leo President, Mithraka Perera, donated six sewing machines, 600 sarees, 800 sarons, sanitary items, plastic utensils and 600 mats. The visit was planned to celebrate the club’s first quarter in office. Collection of funds for the these donations to the IDPs at Vavuniya was the hard work of President, Leo Mithraka Perera. Leo Roshini (Coordinator IDPs) Leo Manisha, Leo Hiran and Leo Nigel. It was a landmark project of the Leo Club of Wattala City whose members are below 18 years of age.

Leo Club of Wattala City was the brainchild of District Governor, 306B1. Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe and Cabinet Secretary Lion Dr. Seba Jayamaha. This new concept of ‘Quality Leoism’ was implemented through the guiding hand of Zone Chairperson, Lion Diresh Perera and Lion Lalith de Soysa, and natured with the tender hands of Leo Advisor, Lion Dr. Maithri Perera who toiled to bring out a fully blossomed quality Leo Club.

From its spectacular inauguration, the Leo Club of Wattala City was outstanding. This club was the first Leo Club to be installed in the fiscal year 2009/2010 on the eve of the installation of Lions Cabinet officers.

Its first project was a fundraiser at the annual sports day of the district. This brought in substantial revenue to lay its foundation on solid ground. Though tender in age Leo President.

Mithraka and his fellow Leos worked hand in hand with Lions to go to Batticaloa to carry out service projects. On August 28, Leos Mithraka, Tyron, Sudahir and Lawrence were in Batticaloa Osanam Home for children to distribute dry rations, medicine and clothes. On August 30, they conducted a cricket tournament for under 19 and 12.

Two trophies,six challenge cups and cash prizes were presented to the children of Thiruperumathura, four km from Batticaloa. Sight conservation and restoration at Navathakadu, 15 km from Batticaloa was the final destination to screen over 200 people and donate 200 celebrated spectacles.

Leo President, Mithraka and Lawrence who are Students of Colombo International School, organized a Multiple Service Project at the Home of Compassion on August 31 with Leo Loshini of Asian International School and Sudeera and Chinthaka of St. Joseph’s College.

Lectures on Diabetic awareness and screening was followed by a lecture on cancer awareness and prevention by Dr. Lion Maithri Perera. Screening for diabetes and sight screening by Lion Lady Dr. Sulari was a roaring success. This multi service project too was a roaring success. It was conducted by offering lunch to all inmates of the home. Thirteen inmates received calibrated spectacles on September 27.

Lions Competitions for Colombo District ‘Dahampasal’ students

Lions Club of Colombo Mid City and the Lasantha Goonewardena Foundation are jointly organizing the Essay/Debating/Oratorical and Poem Competition for “Dahampasal” students in Colombo District. The main objective of this project was to encourage students to go to the Sunday Schools and build up their life’s with the religious background. With many harmful things happening around the children it is utmost important to bring the children to the temple or other religious centers.

The theme of the competition is to “Make a Man to Build the Country”. In parallel to the competition there will be a program to recognize the Sunday School teachers who have completed the service of 10 years.

Age Limits:

1. Essay/Poem & Debating Competitions: Junior for Grade 08/09 and 10 students, Senior for Grade 11/12 and 13 students (All essays should be less than 1000 words), All poems should be in one A4 sheet. 2. Debating Competition: Senior for Grade 11/12 and 13 students, Make a man to build the country.

Rules and Regulations:

Essay and Poem Competitions:

1. A child can submit only one item from each category. 2. All submissions should be certified by the Class Teacher and the Principal of the Sunday School. 3. All essays and poems should be sole product of a student and it should not be submitted for any other local or foreign competition. 4. The essays and poems will not send back to the students. 5. Please write “Make a Man to Build the Country” in the top left hand corner of the envelop.

Oratorical and Debating Competition:

1. One Sunday School can send only one team for the debating competition and one student for the oratorical competition. 2. The dates of the competitions will be notified later.

Submission of essays and poems

All essays and poems should send to Chairman, Lasantha Goonewardena Foundation, 136/05, S. De S. Jayasinghe Mawatha, Nugegoda on or before November 15, 2009 as per the details given below:

1. Full Name of Student: 2. Name and Address of Sunday School: 3. Date of Birth: 4. Personal Address: 5. Telephone No.: 6. Signature of Class Teacher: 7. Principal’s Certification:

Professional panel of judges will select the winners.

Debating and oratorical competitions:

Please send the applications in the below given format to the “Chairman, Lasantha Goonewardena Foundation, 136/05, S. De S. Jayasinghe Mawatha, Nugegoda” on or before November 3, 2009.

The competition time table will notified later.

1. Name of the Sunday School: 2. Address and the T.P. of:

3. Name/Address/T.P. and Birthday of the Participants: 4. Name/Address and T.P. of the Principal: Awards:

For all competitions:

1st Place: Rs. 5000 cash prize/winner award/certificate & computer scholarship worth Rs. 5500, 2nd Place: Rs. 4000 cash prize/first runner-up award/certificate & computer scholarship worth Rs. 5500, 3rd Place: Rs. 3000 cash prize/second runner-up award/certificate & computer scholarship worth Rs. 5500, All other participants will receive a valuable certificate.

To recognize the Sunday School teachers who have served more than 10 years, please send the following details:

Name of the Sunday School:

Address and telephone number:, Name/personal address and T’phone No. of the teacher: Number of years in service:

Further details can be obtained from PDG Lion Lasantha Goonewardhana on 0777-727527.

TMC Wisdom 2009 Quiz

As speculated, it turned out to be another close battle for top honours at The Management Club’s (TMC) Wisdom 2009 - the ultimate quiz challenge - and it was a talented team of quizzers from Seylan Bank led by Brian Joseph that emerged victorious edging out Mahesha Weerasinghe’s team into the second slot aftertwo tie breaker rounds.

TMC Wisdom 2009 Overall winners. Seylan Bank receives the winning trophy from Senaka Abeyakoon, Chairman TMC, GFH. Dialog Telecom - receiving their trophy as Mercantile Sector winners.
Royal College ‘A’ team - winners of Educational Sector  ‘A’ team Runners-up Educational Sector

They were followed by three other teams formed by groups of individuals - led by Indika Jayasinghe, Rasitha Chandradasa and Lathike Niriella respectively. The Wisdom Quiz, held on Saturday 19th September at the Galle Face Hotel, was yet again conducted by Ruwan Senanayaka, a founder member and official Quiz Master of TMC, whose mission is to make Sri Lanka the most sought after venue for International Quizzes.

Dialog Telekom emerged the top team in the Mercantile sector while the schools category was won by Royal College “A” team, Seylan being the top among the Bank teams and Mahesha Weerasinha’s the best in teams formed by individuals.

The Royal “A” team bagged the top slot in the Schools and Educational Institutions category having competed with leading schools such as Ananda, Nalanda, Royal, St. Thomas, St. Joseph’s, D.S. Senanayake, Ave Maria, Richmond and Wycherley International as well as teams from the Colombo Medical Faculty and Achievers Business School.

It was noteworthy that schools from as far as Negombo and Galle were part of this year’s quiz and all participating teams from the Educational sector were presented with Book Vouchers worth Rs. 2,500 each with the compliments of Pan Asia Bank - a new feature, this time in the Wisdom Quiz.

Dialog Telekom had to overcome a tie with Amba Research to win the Mercantile Sector category having competed with teams from Aitken Spence, Interblocks, DHL, GlaxoSmithkline and Suntel in the first 5 rounds.

Seylan Bank team also won the category award for Banks and Financial Institutions beating teams from Commercial Bank, Kandy and Colombo, Pan Asia Bank and two teams from People’s Bank.

Completing the line up of 33 teams were 7 teams formed by groups of individuals and it was evident that they made the contest that much more competitive as four of these teams bagged the five top slots in the Quiz while Mahesha Weerasingha’s team emerged the best.

Every contestant was presented with a certificate of participation, a unique feature in TMC’s Wisdom series, and trophies and certificates of excellence were awarded to the top two teams and the 04 sector winners.

TMC’s Wisdom Quiz event is much looked forward to in the Quiz arena in Sri Lanka, and a TMC spokesperson indicates that the feedback from participants after the conclusion of wisdom 2009 confirms that it will remain so far many more years to come.

Colombo West Lions celebrate Children’s Day

Standing (second from right) is President Lions Club of Colombo West, Lion Ashroff Hussain with the little ones of Little Heart Nursery. Others in the picture are zone chairperson Lion Nalin Gunasekera and Principal of the Nursery, Fatima Annam.

The Lions Club of Colombo West Celebrated International Children’s Day at Little Heart Nursery, Barnes Place Colombo 7. It was organised by the President, Lions Club of Colombo West, Lion Ashraff Hussain.

The little ones were treated to breakfast and milk foods.

The club also donated text books to the nursery.






Lions Club of Mabole second charter celebrations

The second charter anniversary and District Governor’s official visit to the Lions Club of Mabole was held at Hotel Clarion, Kiribathgoda. District Governor, 306 B-1, Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe MJF was the chief guest.


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