The Sri Lanka Unites Organization was first founded 10 years ago, with Mr. Jayantha Dhanapala at the helm, influencing people to move along and learn from the mistakes we made in the past, and not attempt to re-live them.
The Sri Lanka Unites Movement has strived to unite the youth of Sri Lanka, who hail from different ethnicities or religions, teaching them to look past the tiny differences people cling on to; which has sparked so many wars and atrocities around the world, by capitalizing on the window of opportunity provided to us by the conclusion of the civil war which haunted the people of this serene island for more than three decades.
Future Leaders’ Conference Season 8
The 8th season of the Future Leaders’ Conference which is the flagship event organized by the Sri lanka Unites Movement was held from the 19th to the 23rd of August 2016 at the Y.Gro Campsite, Madampe.
Four students took part in this event representing the Sri Lanka Unites Chapter of Trinity College.
- S. Yohaan
- A. Nawas
- J. Wijesinghe
- A. Malik Zaheer
Two students from Trinity were chosen to be mentors to lead the specific teams at the Future Leaders Conference.
- Shihan Maharoof – Team Kandy
- Denver Wedamuttu – Team Ampara
The core motive of the event was to provide the future leaders from different parts of Sri Lanka the exposure to affiliate with their fellow brothers and sisters who belong to different regions, schools, cultures and communities of the island, through various activities which reveals the true identity of our nation and that develops and unleashes the leader within every single Sri Lankan. The event was a successful one which enabled the students who took part in the conference to transform as future leaders and to live with co-existence despite the so called divisive boundaries that we belong to.
- A member of the Sri Lanka Unites Chapter of Trinity College, Master Shihan Maharoof was chosen to be the Mentor of Team Kandy at the Conference and successfully mentored his team to win the Runners Up title from amongst 24 other teams.
Sri Lanka Unites Chapter of Trinity College Kandy at the Future Leaders’ Conference season 8
Master Shihan Maharoof – Mentor Team Kandy (Runners Up at FLC 8)
Stride To Ride
“Stride to Ride” is a joint project organized by the Sri Lanka Unites Chapters of Trinity College, Kandy and Ladies’ College, Colombo. The main objective of this project was to raise funds in order to donate bicycles to the students of the Reconciliation Centers, maintained by the Sri Lanka Unites Organization, whose main obstacle to receiving education is the distance the students are compelled to walk daily in order to get to the Centers.
The project was executed in two phases; Phase One: the fundraiser, dubbed as “Stride to Ride”, and Phase Two: the donation of the bicycles to the students of the Reconciliation Centers.
“Stride to Ride” was held on the 17th of December, 2016 at the Thurstan College Rugby Grounds. It consisted of a charity run, with 300-400 participants, and a fair, through which the Sri Lanka Unites Chapters were able to raise sufficient funds to proceed with Phase Two of the project.
The committee members are as follows:
Chairperson : Master Shihan Maharoof
Secretary : Master Bilaal Marikar
Treasurer : Master Sasmitha R. Waidyatilleke
Vice-Chairperson : Master Yohaan Sivaneshan
Board of Directors:
Master Sandeepthya Bandara
Master Abdullah Nawas
Master Abeysinghe K. R.
Master Fernando Y. E.
Master Gajaprasanth R.
Master Lachitha Kulatunga
Master Rajapakse V. G. M.
Master Sangeeth Kesavan
Master Tharika Liyanage
Master Shannon Thrimavithana
Master Nivin Illangaratne
- The Sri Lanka Unites Chapter of Trinity College, Kandy has been nominated for the “Most Promising Sri Lanka Unites Chapter of the Year” at the Awarding Ceremony which will be taking place connected to the SLU 10th Anniversary Celebrations on the 28th of January 2017, for their outstanding service ever since the initiation of the organization.
- The Sri Lanka Unites Chapter of Trinity College, Kandy and the Sri Lanka Unites Chapter of Ladies’ College Colombo have been awarded the “Best Students’ Project of the Year”. (Stride to Ride’16)
Starting of the run
Stride to Ride Committee
During the fair
The Committee Photograph
Seated (Right to Left) – Mr.Shane de Silva(SLU Adbisor), Mas. Y.Sivaneshan(Vice President), Mas. B. Marikar(Secretay), Mr. Andrew Fowler-watt(Principal), Mas. Shihan Maharoof(President), Mas. S.R. Waidyatilake(Treasurer), Mrs. E.C.W. Jayawardane(Staff Advisor).