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DateLine Sunday, 6 April 2008

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Shantha Madurawe elected President

Shantha Madurawe has been elected as the President of the Old Boys’ Union of Dharmaraja College, Kandy at the Annual General Meeting was held at the college auditorium last Sunday.

Prior to his election as President he was the Secretary and the Vice President of the Union.

Madurawe who has been recognised as the best scout produced so far at the 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group, which was formed 95 years ago in 1913, is presently the National Training Commissioner of Sri Lanka Scout Association.

Madurawe who joined the World Scout Movement at Dharmaraja College, Kandy in 1967 as a cub scout, was selected as a ‘President Scout’ in 1975, the highest award a scout could obtain from the world scouting body, and in the same year Dharmaraja College recognised him as the ‘Best Scout’ for which he won an award.

Madurawe is one of the founder members of the Old Rajans Scout Association which is Sri Lanka’s first old scouts’ association which was formed in 1978. From 1992 to 2002 he served as Scout Headquarters Commissioner and in 2002 he was appointed District Scout Commissioner of the Kandy District.

He served as Assistant Chief Commissioner (Development) from 2004 to 2006 and International Scout Commissioner in Sri Lanka for 2006-2007. He has travelled to over twenty five countries to attend scout gatherings and training programmes during this period.


Darshani attends Dubai confab

Ms. Darshani Samanthika Premaratne, a fourth year medical student of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura represented the University and the country at the International Student Conference, Women As Global Leaders (WAGL), 2008 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E. recently.

During the confab, she was appointed as one of the members of the International Student Committee - (ISC) of the Conference which comprised of 18 members from U.A.E., Italy, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Canada, the U.K., and the U.S.A.


Dr. Murugananthan to be feted

Dr. M. K. Murugananthan, a prolific writer, Tamil scholar and a medical practitioner who turned 60 years to be felicitated by the literary circle at a function to be held at the Women’s Educational Research Centre, Dharmarama, Road, Wellawatte, olombo 6 today, April 6 at 4.30 p.m., presided over by Prof. S. Sivayogan.

Dr. Murugananthan who hails from Viyaparimoolai, in Point Pedro, received his education at Point Pedro Hartley College and entered the Medical Faculty of Colombo and passed out and practised at Badulla and Manthikai Base Hospital, Point Pedro, before going in for private practice. Dr. Murugananthan is an author of 11 books on medicine in Tamil language and literature.

(Maniccs)


Dr. Kapila Jayaratne off to UK on fellowship

Dr. Kapila Jayaratne, Senior Registrar in Community Medicine of the Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition, has been awarded the prestigious Donald Court Visiting Fellowship by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), United Kingdom.

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