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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2611

Japanese Lions Help Rural School in Sri Lanka

Colombo, 08 September, (Asiantribune.com):

The Ryugasaki Kikyo Lions Club of Japan recently teamed up with the Lions Club of Biyagama North to help uplift the standard of the Kimbulgoda Maha Vidyalaya at Wathurugama in the Gampaha district.

The project led by Lion Shiranee Rajapaksa and her team at the Lion’s Club of Biyagama North saw the Japanese Lions donate school uniforms, footwear and schoolbooks to sixty students. These included personal donations by Lion Kiyoshi Takano and Mr. Hidetsugu Urashima together with school books and water bottles donated by the Lions Club of Kelaniya Metro.

The simple ceremony at the Kimbulgoda Maha Vidyalaya was attended by parents, school authorities and several distinguished members of Lions Clubs including the Japanese visitors. The religious rites were conducted by the Venerable Hantane Dhamma Gawesi.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was District Governor of District 306B2 Lion S.K. Raveendran. Among others present were the Immediate Past District Governor Lion Ranjith Premalal, Assistant Cabinet Treasurer Lion Kaushal Rajapaksa, Chairman of Region 6 Lion Nimal Karunathilake, Zone Chairman Lion Kasun Perera and Charter Chairman of the Lions Club of Biyagama North Lion Laksiri Paranamanna. The Presidents of the Lions Clubs of Biyagama North, Lion Shiranee and of Kelaniya Metro, Lion Athukorale were also present with members of both clubs. Janajeewana and Nadeeka, the two Sri Lankans who coordinated this project from Japan, were also present.

To raise funds for their ongoing service projects the Lions Club of Biyagama North will be staging the hilarious stage comedy, “Horu Hondai” by Ananda Athukorala, starring Rodney Warnakula, Suranga Satharasinghe, Damayantha Perera, Indika Jayasinghe, Shiromi Fernando, Anusha Dissanayake and Ravi Maduranga on September 12, 2015 at the Tower Hall Theatre in Colombo. Tickets are available at http://www.ticketslk.com/events/view/horu_hondai_12_sep_1530.

- Asian Tribune -
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The Ryugasaki Kikyo Lions Club of Japan recently teamed up with the Lions Club of Biyagama North to help uplift the standard of the Kimbulgoda Maha Vidyalaya at Wathurugama in the Gampaha district.
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