About

Who We Are

The Rotaract Club of Colombo is the first and oldest Rotaract Club in Sri Lanka. Established in 1969, the Rotaract Club of Colombo, with the guidance of the Rotary Club of Colombo, aims to develop effective leaders and promote responsible citizenship. We are a group of young professionals, ages 18 to 30, committed to personal, professional and community development. In the many years since it was chartered, the RCC has emerged as a premier service organization in Colombo.

Rotaract fosters leadership and responsibility and promotes international understanding and peace. Meetings are usually held bi-monthly. We welcome you to explore our website and contact us if you are interested to join us at our meetings, events and various opportunities!

Our Goals:

  1. To develop professional and leadership skills
  2. To emphasise respect for the rights of others, and to promote ethical standards and the dignity of all useful occupations
  3. To provide opportunities for young people to address the needs and concerns of the community and our world
  4. To provide opportunities for working in cooperation with sponsor Rotary clubs
  5. To motivate young people for eventual membership in Rotary.

Board Members

PRESIDENT

Name                         : Rtr. Amir Abdulhussein

Age                             : 27

Area of Expertise      : Travel

Quote to Live By        : “In the end, everything works out. If it hasn’t worked out yet, it is not the
end.”

Name                           : Rtr. Inaya Bongso

Age                               : 26

Area of Expertise        : Interior Design

Quote to Live By         : “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud”

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Abid Salie

VICE PRESIDENT

Name                           : Rtr. Abid Salie

Age                               : 27

Area of Expertise        : Small Time Businessman

Quote to Live By         : “Follow your heart, but take your brain with you”

 

Name                           : Rtr. Amie Peiris

Age                               : 24

Area of Expertise        : Human Resources

Quote to Live By         : “Whoever Love much, Performs much and can Accomplish much and what is done in Love, is done well.”

Amie Peiris

SECRETARY

TREASURER

Name                           : Rtr. Ruki Abdulhussein

Age                               : 28

Area of Expertise        : Architecture

Quote to Live By         : “If you can DREAM it, you can DO it.”

 

Name                           : Rtr. Murad Jayah

Age                               : Young at Heart

Area of Expertise        : Music and Engineering

Quote to Live By         : “Life is unfair, get used to it.”

Murad Jayah

DIRECTOR – CLUB SERVICE

Chedliya Ishak

DIRECTOR – COMMUNITY SERVICE

Name                           : Rtr. Chedliya Ishak

Age                               : 28

Area of Expertise        : Genetics, Stem Cell Research

Quote to Live By         : “Million saw the apple fall but Newton asked why? The important thing is to never stop questioning.”

Name                           : Rtr. Rishan De Silva

Age                               : 27

Quote to Live By         : “Anything that is the ‘something’ of the ‘something’ isn’t really the ‘anything’ of ‘anything’.”

Rishan de Silva

DIRECTOR – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Amaar Adamaly

DIRECTOR – INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

Name                           : Rtr. Amaar Adamaly

Age                               : 23

Area of Expertise        : Public Relations

Quote to Live By         : “Never take life seriously, you’ll never get out of it alive.”

Name                           : Rtr. Thisuri Lokubarana

Age                               : 22

Area of Expertise        : Public Relations

Quote to Live By         : “Do not be torn between passion and convention. May passion win. Every single time.”

Thisuri Lokubarana

DIRECTOR – PUBLIC RELATIONS

Zayeem-Anfaaz

CO-DIRECTOR – IT

Name                           : Rtr. Zayeem Ziyadh

Age                               : 28

Area of Expertise        : Network Engineering

Quote to Live By         : “Never ever give up.”

Name                           : Rtr. Sulaiman Marikar Bawa

Age                               : 23

Area of Expertise        : HR, Hiking, Cycling, Gaming

Quote to Live By         : “Be Thankful, Live by the Sunnah.”

Sulaiman Marikar Bawa

CO-DIRECTOR – IT

Raakhee Dhansingani

EDITOR

Name                           : Rtr. Raakhee Dhansingani

Age                               : 24

Area of Expertise        : Special Needs Education

Quote to Live By         : “Be kind, whenever possible. It is always possible.”