professionals on Rotary exchange
Each year, Rotary International Foundation provides approximately
4 million US Dollars for the exchange of young professionals between
Rotary nations to promote world peace and understanding through
Sri Lanka has
participated in the Group Study Exchange (GSE) programme for over
20 years by sending groups of young professionals led by a senior
Rotarian to many parts of the world.
year Rotary International has paired Sri Lanka with the United Kingdom
for the purpose of the GSE programme. Last year, a team of four
young professionals went to Yorkshire for five weeks.
This year the
Rotary International District of Sri Lanka has selected four young
professionals to represent Sri Lanka in Essex, U.K. They are Fayaz
Hudah, Marketing Manager at eCorp Solutions, Shanaka Cooray, Attorney-at-Law,
working in Mr. J. Romesh De Silva, PC’s, chambers, Chandani
Jayatilleke - Business Editor at Ceylon Daily News and Ishanie Mendis
- Business Development Executive at Linea Clothing (Pvt.) Ltd.
were made from a pool of over 100 applications received by different
Rotary Clubs throughout Sri Lanka in response to advertisements
placed by Rotary International in the national media. The selection
committee consisted of the Rotary District Governor, the Rotary
District Chairman - GSE and other Rotary officials as required by
stay in the UK, the group will participate in a number of vocational
visits and cultural tours while taking part in several Rotary events.
They will also make a presentation at the Rotary District Conference.
Abeysinghe who is a Director of Swedish Trading Company has been
selected as team leader.