2022 Events: S. Thomas' College, Bandarawela
Installation Ceremony 2022: Leo Club of S. Thomas’ College Bandarawela
The Leo Club of S. Thomas’ College, Bandarawela which holds the unique distinction of being the first ever Leo Club to start at school level in the island in 1979, held its Annual Installation Ceremony in a grand scale, under the patronage of the Lions Club of Bandarawela at the Keble Memorial Hall with the participation of many distinguished guests on Saturday the 26th of February 2022.
The District Governor of the Lions Clubs International, Lion Roshan Kanchana Yapa. MJF/JP/MBA. graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while the Headmaster of the college, Rev. Christopher Balraj joined as the Guest of Honour of the event. The 2nd Vice Governor, Lion Ismath Hameed PMJF, District Chairman for Leos Past District Governor, Lion Dr. Lasantha Goonawardena, District Chairman for Leos and Membership Development, Leo Lion Binuja Amaranayake along with the President of the Leo Club of Royal College, Colombo, Leo Yoshel Marasinghe were among the other dignitaries who attended the ceremony.
The Following were the elected office-bearers for the ensuing years.
President – Leo Kavindu Bopitiya 1st Vice President- Chathuma Swarnalingam 2nd Vice President- Shane Mapadeniya Secretary- Heshal Dissanayake Treasure- Bimsara Bandara
The Leo Advisor- Lion Ruwan Basnayake
Staff Advisor – Mr. J.C. Narangoda
Seated from Left to Right; Former Regional Chairperson Of District 306 C2 Lion- Kanchana Bopitiya, The President of the Lions club of Bandarawela- Lion R.M Pemarathne , Leo Advisor-Lion Ruwan Basnayake, District Chairman for Leos , Past District Governor Lion Dr Lasantha Goonawardene , Chief Guest , District Governor District 306 C Lion Roshan Kanchana Yapa MJF / JP / MBA.The President of the Leo Club of S. Thomas’ College -Leo Kavindu Bopitiya, 2nd Vice District Governor - Lion Ismath Hamid PMJF,Headmaster, Rev.Christopher Balraj, Zone Chairperson of District 306 C- Lion Nilanga Kularathne , District Chairman for Leos and Leo Lions Membership Development- Leo Lion Binuja Amaranayake, The president of the Leo Club of Royal College - Leo Yoshell Marasinghe , Lion V Suriyakumar
Standing; Staff Advisor Mr. J.C.Narangoda, Ms Rashmi Samarakoon and the newly inducted Ofice-bearers.