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No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it

Rotaract Alumni Mora is one of the clubs that has brought glory to not just our country and Rotaract District 3220, but to Rotaract movement as a whole and their 10th Installation Ceremony was held on the 20th of August at the Royal Skills Center, Colombo. As our country is currently going through a tough time, not everyone had the privilege to be physically present in the event.  Yet, they were allowed to be virtually present via online platforms and join the ceremony as they officially took over the responsibility to begin a new chapter in their Rotaract journey.

The ceremony officially commenced with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp after which Rtr. Iroshan Vidanage called the house to order once the dignitaries took their respective seats at the head table. This was followed by the conventional formalities; Rotaract pledge, Invocation, Four-Way test, flag salutation, and Rotaract Song.

Then the gathering was warmly welcomed by the co-chairperson of the installation ceremony, Rtr. Manul Thenuka with a mesmerizing speech.

His speech was followed by the Secretary’s report for RI year 2021/22 that was read out by the outgoing secretary Rtr. Sithmi Lawanga who was also recognized as one of the “Most Outstanding Secretaries” at the 32nd Rotaract District Assembly Awards added significant value to our club. It was revealed that 38 projects had been executed throughout the past year while making sure that the boundaries were re-defined, significant milestones were reached and the legacy was continued in all its glory with a 120+  membership base. A video capturing the essence of their 10 years of service was made to witness during the event reminiscing about their pride and legacy making journey so far.

The Outgoing President, Rtr.Kavinda Senarathne was then given an introduction by Rtr. Hasitha Prashan from whom we learned that his impactful journey of Rotaract started with Rotaract Mora which was admired by many. Rtr. Kavinda Senarathne did his speech followed by his introduction where he took everyone’s attention throughout his speech.

In Rtr. Kavinda’s address to the gathering as the President of Rotaract Alumni Mora for one last time, he mentioned that the club’s journey in the past year was not a roller-coaster ride like how many people claimed it to be since his Board of Directors and Executive Committee Members were true leaders who always ensured that everything happened smoothly even with the situations like Covid 19 and lockdown period. After extending his gratitude to everyone who made the club’s journey of excellence a reality, he concluded the speech in a remarkable manner and he was awarded with a token of appreciation and a special memento for his utmost dedication as the past President in the club.

Later, a mindblowing introduction was given by  Rtr. Charith Rajitha about the incoming President, Rtr. Ayesh Weerasinghe which made the highlight of the event and Rtr.Charith went on to shed light on Rtr.Ayesh’s qualities and “extraordinary skills”’ which helped him come a long way as a Rotaractor. This interesting introduction ended with an astounding introductory video of him.

The most anticipated moment of the day for Rotaract Alumni Mora, Rtr. Ayesh Weerasinghe was then officially collared as the 10th President of the Rotaract Club of Alumni of University of Moratuwa by the outgoing president Rtr. Kavinda Senarathne, where he was cheered on by the significant crowd that was present to witness the event. During his address at the gathering as the president of the club for the first time, Rtr. Ayesh mentioned that it felt surreal to be standing where he was at that point in time as the newly inducted President of Rotaract Alumni Mora and made sure he thanked all the parties who were there with him through thick and thin in his journey in Rotaract. 

After the speech, an introduction to the Board of Directors for 2022/23 was given with the Board Directors gathering in front of the audience to acknowledge their newly assigned positions.

Immediate Past PresidentRtr. Kavinda Senarathne
PresidentRtr. Ayesh Weerasinghe
SecretaryRtr.Lakshani Pathirage
Vice President – AdministrationRtr. Rahal Hettiarachchi
Vice President – Community Service & Environmental ServiceRtr.Sachitha Bandara
Vice President – Professional DevelopmentRtr.Ravikula Silva
Vice President – Club ServiceRtr. Malitha Gunawardhana
Vice President – International Service and UnderstandingRtr. Vinu Maddumage
TreasurerRtr. Shashika Udayanga
Co-Director – Community ServiceRtr.Sasindu Tennakoon
Co-Director – Community ServiceRtr.Gihara Wickramathunga
Co-Director – Environmental ServiceRtr.Deshan Chathuranga
Co-Director – Environmental ServiceRtr.Madurangi Guruge
Co-Director – Professional DevelopmentRtr.Akhila Seneviratne
Co-Director – Professional DevelopmentRtr.Dinithi Amarasinghe
Co-Director – Club ServiceRtr.Manul Thenuka
Co-Director – Club ServiceRtr. Nikith Fernando
Co-Director – International Service and UnderstandingRtr.Dewni Senevirathne
Co-Director – International Service and UnderstandingRtr.Dilina Kosgoda
Senior Director- Public RelationsRtr.Kavindu Nadeeshana
Co-Director – Public RelationsRtr.Tharusha Kelaniyage
Co-Director – Public RelationsRtr.Hasitha Nilupul
Co-EditorRtr.Jayami Alwis
Co-EditorRtr. Samadhi Gunawardane
Co-EditorRtr. Abirame Ganeshamoorthy
Director – Finance and partnershipRtr. Dilushi Rathnayake
Director – Membership DevelopmentRtr.Tharindu Priyankara
Co-Director – Information TechnologyRtr.Reshaka Weerasinghe
Co-Director – Information TechnologyRtr.Supuna Warusawithana
Director – SportsRtr.Madura Cooray
Director – Special ProjectsRtr.Prarthana Gamage
Assistant SecretaryRtr.Moksha Thisarani
Sergeant-at-armsRtr.Hiran Rajasuriya
The Board of Directors and Executive Committee for 2022/23

Afterwards, District Rotaract Representative for Rotaract year 2022/23, Rtn. Rtr. PP. Ahamed Hussain addressed the gathering which was a highlight in the event. During his speech, he stated that Rotaract Alumni Mora was more than just a club name and more of a brand and thus urged the club to share its beautiful experience with everyone else to learn from it.

During the latter half of the event Rtr. Jayami Alwis entertained the audience with familiar tunes through her solo performance and it was followed by the Chief Guest – Rtn. Kapila Mohotti by sharing a few words with the gathering. Following this, the Guest of Honor, Assistant District Rotaract Chair – Rtn. Shewantha Rodrigo shared his thoughts with the audience on many aspects related to the movement.

Later the distribution of tokens of appreciation to the dignitaries who graced the occasion was done by the club president Rtr. Ayesh Weerasinghe and the 10th Installation Ceremony of Rotaract Alumni Mora was terminated for fellowship and refreshments after the stage was being opened for felicitations, followed by the Vote of Thanks being delivered by the Secretary for 2022/23 – Rtr. Lakshani Pathirage. The event concluded successfully making it a new beginning to the club to continue their elegant work with their newly inducted Board of Directors.

Article written by,
Rtr.Nikith Fernando

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