The Rotary movement is the first international service organisation, founded n 1905 in Chicago USA and connects 1.2 million Rotarians across 210 countries. With a 99% reduction in polio cases worldwide since 1985, Rotary has made tremendous progress in eliminating Polio from the world being the second biggest human disease in history after smallpox.
In 1988 Rotary spearheaded the creation of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with its partners the WHO , UNICEF and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Rotary Foundation spent over US$ 700 million to purchase oral polio vaccine for this project.
Rotarians serve the community by implementing educational and humanitarian projects Rotary International is the only service organisation in the world to be declared a permanent Seat in the UN for its role in promoting peace and goodwill among nations.
The first Rotary Club in Sri Lanka was formed in Colombo in 1929. Currently there are 61 Rotary Clubs in Sri Lanka, with nearly 1,600 Rotarians..
Sri Lanka became the first country in South Asia to become Polio Free with a funding of US$ 2,5 MILLION from the Rotary network. Rotary Sri Lanka also takes pride in rebuilding 23 Tsunami affected Government schools in Sri Lanka at a cost over Rs 1 billion.
11th August – RC Mahiyanganaya
12th August – RC Aluvihara, RC Seethawakapura
Congratulations to President Adhil and team.
Well done Best Class President.
What Sri Lanka require are not just projects executed by donor agencies and voluntary organizations but how each of these Projects get connected to the mainstream economy of Sri Lanka commented the 1st Lady Govenor of Rotary Sri Lanka & Maldives Gowri Rajan at the Installation ceremony of new president PHF Rtn Jayampathi Mawilmada at Rotary Regency at Taj Samudra Hotel.Read more...
Printcare CEO K.R. Ravindran has taken over as Rotary International President from July 1 and will be based in Chicago for the next two years. In the light of these developments, Krishnamoorthi Rajabather Ravindran, son of Mr. Ravindran was appointed Alternate Director to the CEO, a stock exchange filing stated.Read more...
Sri Lanka’s 1st lady Govenor of rotary and top business personality from kandy district Gowri Rajan was awarded by the Professional women in Management - Most inspiration woman 2014 award by Hon Minister Basil Rajapakse the minister for economic development at the crystal room Taj Samudra amidst a distinctive business sector gathering.Read more...
The first woman Governor of the Rotary in Sri Lanka and Maldives Gowri Rajan who was conferred the ‘Inspiring Leadership’ award at the Professional Women in Management Awards – 2014 acknowledged that the appointment of K.R. Ravindran as the International President of Rotary International would add value to building brand Sri Lanka and help build the country image globally.Read more...
The values of Rotary were introduced to Gowri Rajan at an early age by her father T.R.R. Rajan, who was the 51st President of the Rotary Club of Kandy. In 1997 she joined the Rotaract Club of Kandy (the youth arm of Rotary) and subsequently formed the Rotaract Club of Katugastota in 1998 and became its Charter President.Read more...
Rotary Club is now looking at three key projects undertaken by various clubs this year and the main project is the Human Heart Valve Tissue Bank worth of US$ 300,000, which will set up at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH), its District Governor Sri Lankan and Maldives Gowri Rajan told the Daily News Business.Read more...
In Rotary our strength lies in our members and our diversity. Calling on this unique quality, District 3220 has launched an initiative to foster peaceful, mutually respectful communities towards a united Sri Lanka. Several events will be held focusing on the culture and practices of the great religions in the country so as to foster better understanding between people of the different communities....Read More ›
A very informative and a colourful President Elect Training Seminar was the held from 7,8,9 Feb 2014 at Blue Water, Wadduwa. The event was graced by 6 International speakers including RI Director Nominee Jennifer Jones and spouse Dr Nick. The relaxed atmosphere of a beach resort provided a welcome counterpoint to the intensity of a seminar crammed with information and advice on how to light ...Read More ›
Rotary Sri Lanka and the Maldives turns a new leaf with flare - Historic Installation of the First Lady Governor for Rotary Sri Lanka was held on Saturday 10, at the Rotary District Assembly, held at Blue Waters, Wadduwa, marks the conclusion of yet another successful Rotary calendar year under the leadership of District Governor Imran Hassen and the beginning of a robust year with the installatio...Read More ›
US$ 500,000 worth of brand new hearing aids will be distributed to the needy through the 62 Rotary Clubs spread across the country. US$ 100,000 worth Audiometers to be donated to National Hospitals in the country together with the Rotary Club of Kandy....Read More ›
In Sri Lanka for every 1,000 newborn babies, 6-8 are born with a heart defect. It is estimated that approximately 2,500 to 3,000 children are born with heart diseases. Currently, more than 90 per cent of children with congenital and acquired heart diseases in Sri Lanka are treated at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH) for Children. LRH, established in 1895, is currently the largest children’s hosp...Read More ›