Roshan Perera, the 56th President of Rotary Club Colombo West, was awarded the ‘Best President’ award in Colombo recently, at the Gala Rotary Awards Night with over 400 guests at Galadari Ballroom.
They also won the ‘Best Club’ in the large category and ‘Best Treasurer’ award which went to Rotarian Past President Harin Fernando. The event was held to recognize the humanitarian work done by 72 clubs in Sri Lanka and Maldives.
The 400 guests who joined the award ceremony experienced unique perspectives on the work and achievements of the awardee president and club. The awards are meant to encourage Rotary to continue on its path to serve as an encouragement for the younger generation of Rotarian entrepreneurs.
Roshan Perera at the event stated, “The Rotary Club of Colombo West is the largest club in Rotary District 3220, pioneering many and important projects for the community at large ranging from providing hydro electricity, providing shelter, eye clinics, de-mining, donation of wheel chairs, computer literacy and solar lighting.”
He added, “I wish to thank my friends and fellow Rotarians who rallied around me and persuaded me to take up the various social service projects. Our club has the potential to be a great social venue and we have had some our most enjoyable social nights here at Rotary Club of Colombo West with over 40 humanitarian projects completed this year.”