What is Rotaract?

The name: Originally a combination of Rotary & Interact, Rotaract stands for "Rotary in Action".Initially launched as a Rotary youth programme, more than 9000 Rotaract Clubs are now present all over the world.

Brief about Rotaract Club of Colombo & History

The Rotaract Club of Colombo is the oldest Rotaract Entity in Sri Lanka. Established in 1969, RCC has been constantly organising projects and empowering members to bring change to their communities.
We are a Rotary club-sponsored organisation of young adults ages 18 to 30, whose purpose is to provide opportunities for them to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

Our goals are:

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.


Projects

Past

  • 4th of July Celebrations
  • Letter Earthlings project in celebration of International Friendship Day
  • 47th Installation Ceremony of RCC
  • RCC 47th Birthday

Upcoming

  • Lanka Food Bank
  • Fly for a Cause
  • Movie Night
  • Charity Bus
  • Christmas with a Difference
  • RCC Theme Party
  • Creataract
  • Escape to Paradise (ETP)
  • Factory Visit
  • Workshop on Wildlife in Sri Lanka
  • Project Serve with RC of Uptown & RCC
  • Go-Karting
  • Workshop on Effective Communication
  • Donate the Gift of Food
  • Club Trip

Board Members

          Inaya Bongso

President
 

      Devin Goonewardena

Vice President
 

Rukaiya Abdulhussein

Secretary

Amir Abdulhussein

Treasurer

Jumana Amiruddeen

International Understanding

   Dushan Kumarasinghe

Club Service

          Abid Salie

Community Service

         Raakhee Dhansingani

Professional Development

    Minal Cabraal

Editor

    Hiranya Fernando

IT / PR

    Niranjan Karunanandham

IT / PR

    Shiraz Akbarally

Immediate Past President

Past presidents of the Rotaract Club of Colombo

1969 - Ruzly Hussain

1970 - Ruzly Hussain

1971 - Sepala Amarasuriya

1972 - Imthiyaz Azeez

1973 - Chandima Gunawardana

1974 - Yusuf Nanji

1975 - Ransirinie A Ranatunganee

1976 - Raju Barr-Kumarakulasinghe

1977 - Raju Barr-Kumarakulasinghe

1978 - Rohan Victoria

1979 - Fazal Ghafoor

1980 - Sathes Balasubramanium

1981 - J Ramchandran

1982 - Firdousy Mohideen

1983 - Nafisa Amiruddeen

1984 - Shaheen Cader

1985 - Adrain Corea

1986 - Nisreen Jaffarjee

1987 - Dilantha Seneviratne

1988 - Gulam Fazleabbas

1989 - Siraj Cader

1990 - Shiraz Dawoodbhoy

1991 - Mohideen Cader

1992 - Munira GulamHussain

1993 - Masood Saifudeen

1994 - Haroon Cader

1995 - Jumana Zakiuddeen

1996 - Thilal Nanayakkara

1997 - Harindra Ranaweera

1998 - Hikam Hussain

1999 - Farzana Khan

2000 - Rasheeda Gulamali

2001 - Thaha Mustansir

2002 - Murtaza Noordeen

2003 - Husna Rafeek

2004 - Baseer Macan Markar

2005 - Naqeeb Hussain

2006 - Alefiya Akbarally

2007 - Mufaddal Lukmanjee

2008 - Shameema Akbarally

2009 - Nooranie Muthaliph

2010 - Sabeeha Akbarally

2011 - Yogitha Karunanandham

2012 - Hussain Akbarally

2013 - Shanaka Welivita

2014 - Alefiya Ameerali

2015 - Shiraz Akbarally