Mini Project Mania

18th of May, 2021

Mini project Mania is an annual competition organized to enhance the imaginative capacities of individuals or, as the caption goes, “to sparkle creative minds”. Here the newbies of RACOUP are provided with an opportunity to present their project ideas in which top 10 individuals with the best ideas will be provided with an opportunity to execute them.

Some of the most notable ideas from past years’ competition winners magnified into massive projects are Captures, Fat to Fit and BITL (First Aid Awareness Project).

Usually, the fledglings of any club are very quiet and less interactive, more socially awkward, and less prone to come forth and share their ideas. Hence, this is a project that is mainly targeted towards the fledglings of RACOUP for them to get rid of their social anxiety, become more sociable, and allow their wings of creativity to soar.

The questionnaire included questions on various aspects concerning the execution of their ideas, such as the financial aspect, number of phases, background of the concept, objectives, duration, number of attendees etc.

After tediously long hours of interviews and presentations and a substantial amount of conversations among the panelists, the best 3 ideas were selected out of the top 10. They were selected by the panelists mainly based on the amount of research that had gone into presenting their concepts in a comprehensive manner, innovativeness of the idea and the possibility of executing the project in the near future; accordingly, 2 online projects and 1 hybrid project were selected.

The top 3 finalists and a small description of their corresponding project ideas are as follows

  • Nimasha Ranathunga Conduction of a series of webinars on dreaming

  • Shakthi Senarathne Conduction of a series of webinars on vaccination and related topics

  • Kusal Bandara – Conduction of a series of webinars to help choose the appropriate pathway for students who have finished their A/Ls

This project allowed the newbies to make new friends among their batches & faculties. And also, this allowed them to broaden their knowledge on various aspects of life and develop their soft skills such as communication, organizational skills.

Due to the current Covid -19 pandemic plaguing our communities, our everyday lifestyle has become severely sedentary and monotonous due to long periods of quarantine and lockdowns. Therefore, organizing competitions such as these will help our members to lift their minds off the routinely stressful, constantly lingering thoughts of boredom, financial burden, academic burden, and whatnot and allow themselves to be excited and look forward to the near future.

Accordingly, an approximate sum of 130 responses submitted via google forms were narrowed down to about 30 ideas, with each categorized under a specific concept. Subsequently, the Executive Committee members of RACOUP further narrowed down the top 30 ideas, selecting the top 10 finalists by voting.

On the 16th May, a series of in-person discussions were held via Zoom, followed by a Q&A session to select the best 3 out of the top 10 finalist. Nonetheless, all top 10 finalists will be provided an opportunity to magnify their ‘mini’ ideas into massive projects in the near future.

Each of the finalists was given a specific time slot in which they were able to present their ideas and answer the various questions thrown at them by the judge board.


17th of November, 2020

Better than any other way, Rotaract is the perfect way to meet new people, start new friendships and make new memories. That is why our Club Service Directors and Membership Team constantly arrange new projects in innovative ways to build this friendship among everyone. While everyone was depressed at home without being able to meet with their friends, IN-QUIZ-ITION ’20 provided a great platform for everyone to connect.

When you look at it, you could say it was yet another virtual quiz competition, but when you explore it more deeply only you will realize that this was a one-of-a-kind, extremely well-prepared event that not only provided a fun time but also provided a lot of knowledge about a particular subject that we all were very interested at some point when we were young but ended up forgetting because of our examinations and busy schedules. The theme for The Ancient Egyptian Culture. But the competition did not only test our participants’ knowledge on this subject, but it also tested their knowledge on IQ, General Knowledge, History, Geography, Sports, Entertainment and Science & Nature.

"In-QUIZ-ITION" was accomplished under 3 main steps, namely:

1. Considering their creativity regarding video/collage/presentation representing their teams

2. Brainstorming puzzle related to Egyptian history

3. Quiz competition along with IQ and General knowledge MCQ and short answer question session.

At the beginning it was planned to be a 5-team competition with a small number of participants. But with the promotion of the project, we were able to attract a large number of participants. The most interesting part about this project was, this was not an individual competition but a teamwork. Our main objective was to enhance the knowledge, interest, commitment, and teamwork of the competitors of this program. This was an open contest for our University students without considering their divisions according to their faculties and years.

This project reduced the gap between the past and present members in an unexpected way and we were also able recruit a large number of new Rotaractors to the club. Participants were able to get to know new friends from the other faculties and work with them as a team with one goal to win. Nevertheless, they were able to brush up their knowledge as well with our brainstorming sessions of the competition.

Finally, the heartfelt comments of the competitors proved that “IN-QUIZ-ition” was a great project and the organizing committee’s attempt was a success.

Rotaract Digital අවුරුදු

04th of April, 2021

'Rotaract Digital අවුරුදු' is the second virtual 'Awurudu' celebration organized by the Rotaract Club of the University of Peradeniya. It allowed us to be full of joy and enthusiasm after a long stressful period in life. Even though we had to celebrate 'Awurudu' on a virtual platform this year, it gave many exciting and unforgettable memories to everyone who participated. Moreover, it was happy to see our fellow Rotaractors from other universities joining us to enjoy the event.

For the first time in the 'Awurudu' celebration history of RACUOP we brought the 'අවුරුදු ප්‍රහේලිකාව' and 'අවුරුදු සින්දු තේරවිල්ල ' events to boost the engagement of participants. Thus, we celebrated a marvellous 'Rotaract Digital අවුරුදු' 2021 celebration using the Zoom platform.

This project served the objective of increasing and strengthening the membership of the club. Also, the fellowship aspect of the project helped to strengthen bonds between new and existing members, helping the club retain an active membership during difficult times.

As usual, we paid more attention to our traditional games and made some changes in the themes of some games to give a new experience to the participants since it was a virtual event. For example, everybody might be familiar with 'අලියාට ඇස තැබීම', but have you ever thought of replacing the Elephant with a Giraffe. It was more interesting than we expected. Moreover, regardless of always being dependent on the tradition, we made small changes in a few more games, such as replaced the Papaya with a Watermelon and asked the participants to guess the number of seeds in it. හොඳම හිනාව , හොඳම ඇඩීම ,නැණවත් අවුරුදු කුමරා සහ කුමරිය,විකට ඇදුම් ,අවුරුදු කුමරා සහ කුමාරි are some of the other games which increased the excitement of the event even more. Also, we conducted the 'tug of war' game on Facebook. As අවුරුදු කුමරා සහ කුමරිය event is a mandatory event at any 'Awurudu' function, online 'Awurudu Kumara' and 'Avurudu Kumariya' were selected based on an online voting system.

Our destination was Awissawella and a nice, cozy villa surrounded by mountains and a beautiful forest was chosen for the stay. Everyone had an amazing time playing cricket, badminton, and volleyball and a great a deal of time was spent in the pool on both days just chilling. Also, everyone had a load of fun playing card games and UNO and not to forget, sharing all those ghost stories. Had a bbq party in the evening and everyone stayed till it was passed mid night singing, talking about the Rotaract journey and reminiscing good old times. A moment that we cannot forget about this night is Rtr. Imesh’s word of wisdom to everyone and how he taught everyone to listen to their inner voice. We are forever grateful to him for all that he shared with us. Rtr. Deelaka presented everyone with an interesting problem about T-shirts. Apparently, there's a whole new side to T-shirts that we haven't even thought of yet and finding the proper T-shirt is an extremely difficult task.

A fellowship to Remember

28th January, 2021

After being confined to stay at our homes for many months, the Executive Committee finally got the opportunity to meet each other for real and just like any other rowdy bunch of friends, we ended up going on a small fellowship trip. Considering the pandemic situation, we did not travel very far for safety reasons and kept the interactions with the public to a minimum.

Thanks to Rtr. Tharana, Sawan and Lavindu’s undiminishing enthusiasm, we even managed to go on a hike to the Yakahatuwa gala mountain on the second day. Rtr. Nipuni met with an unfortunate accident while on the hike and got few broken toes but other than that, all went well. Just like that, the fellowship trip ended with a lot of memories to remember for a lifetime. We can all try that this trip boosted everyone to work better in Rotaract and release all the stress that has being building inside for months due to staying indoors.

15th Installation Ceremony

31st of October, 2020

The 15th Installation Ceremony of the Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya was held on the 31st of October, 2020 with great success. Although we were not able to hold the event physically due to the adverse conditions prevailing in the country at the time, we were able to conduct the necessary proceeding successfully via online platforms. This was the very first virtual Installation Ceremony conducted by the club and despite all challenges, we still managed to carry out the ceremony with all the formalities in the virtual presence of our Club members, past members, fellow Rotaractors and all the invited guests and officially pass the legacy to the incoming President Rtr. Ravindu Seneviratne and his Board of Directors for the year 2020/2021.

The event was graced by the President of the Rotary Club of Kandy, Rtn. Paul Harris Fellow Dr. Asoka Amunugama as our chief guest and the District Rotaract Representative, Rtn. Rtr. Kasun Sigera. We also has the pleasure of seeing many fellow Rotaractors from other Rotaract Clubs and receive their heartfelt felicitations. Read more...

15th Installation Ceremony on youtube

President's Message:

First of all, I would like to sincerely thank you all for your confidence in me to hold the presidency. I would like to thank everyone who has helped me with this journey. It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t done alone.

The Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya is an organization with a proud past and an exciting future. As I refer to its past, I wish to acknowledge the achievement of our outgoing president, Rtr. Lahiru Dissanayake. Lahiru aiya, we have benefitted so much from your term as the president. Your leadership of the club was steady and you had a clear vision.

I hereby take this opportunity to pronounce the objective and the ambitious plan of the club for the next Rotaract Year at the University of Peradeniya.

“Be the Exception” is our theme for the year, and we intend to stand out by being a solution-oriented club that continues to build on its strengths while taking on new directions. Our theme embodies the drive with which we engage in Rotaract and the desire that leads us in our small attempts to make the world a better place. We aim to travel an extra mile in raising our club while we carry out many worthwhile projects that we undertake for the benefit of our community.

I would also make this an opportunity to remember everybody that is to share with our Rotaract journey and those who have already done so much in paving our way so far.

Thank You.

Viva la Rotaract!


The first-ever Awards Ceremony of RACUOP

01st of August, 2020

GRANDEEZA ’20 is a virtual Awards Ceremony organized by the Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya in appreciation of its members for their immense support, dedication, interest and commitment rendered to the club in various projects and occasions. Grandeeza ’20 being the first ever Awards Ceremony in the 15-year history of the Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya, is not just a long-awaited dream come true, but also a remarkable milestone.The guest speaker for the event was DRR Rtr. PP Kavindra Kasun Sigera.

In a period of a global pandemic, this event needed careful planning of even the most trivial aspect of the Awarding Ceremony. Having selected a committee of 16 dynamic individuals, the whole program was divided into smaller tasks and the responsibilities were shared among committee members. While all of this happened via Zoom meetings, Whatsapp groups and other online platforms, the ultimate notion of the organizing committee was however to gather at one place when bringing forth Grandeeza ’20 - The first ever Awards Ceremony in the history of the Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya alive.



The First Ever Awards Ceremony of Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya.

The Club has engaged in many SDG related projects in the past year, helping the society in any way we can. Non of it would have been possible if it weren't for the tremendous help given to us by our Club Members. This is organized to appreciate the hard work of all of our Club Members.


31st of May, 2020

Project NOSTALGIA was successfully held on 31st May 2020 as an online session via the Zoom application. This was organized in line with the celebration of 50 years of Rotaract in Sri Lanka and the main aim was to bring back the memories of our club, creating an interactive platform with several past presidents and past executive committee members with the present Rotaractors.

The Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya has been active for 15 consecutive years and this was taken into account as a day to celebrate the successful journey of the club. The history of our club, starting from the chartering procedure and the steps followed, memories, visions, and difficulties faced by the past Rotaractors were discussed while giving insight as to what made the club to reach heights from the very beginning. The vision of ‘Back to the Roots’ established its significance throughout the project as it was successful in bringing back the memories and creating a bridge to connect the past, present, and future of the club.

The project was held under four phases. First- past presidents’ meetup, second- ‘My Rotaract Story’ campaign, third- recap video, and fourth- ‘Back to the Roots’ live discussion with past and present Rotaractors. Read more...

Rotaract Ape Awurudu

15th of April, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has put a halt to all the new year celebrations and beauty of the new year seasons. In the previous years, month April was always adorned with festivity filled with new hopes, renewal of relationships, mouth-watering sweets, games, and events. How could we ever forget the bliss the new year brought to us? Members of the Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya and past Rotaractors got together on 15th April to celebrate this special event via an online platform. The initiative project ‘Rotaract Ape Awurudu’ was held with the presence of many past and current Rotaractors and ended up in a high note with several games and fun events. Read more...

Aloha 2020 Hawaiian Party

31st of January, 2020

Aloha 2020 – The Hawaiian Party was successfully held on the 31st of January 2019 at the Beacon-Resolute, Rajagiriya from 6.00 p.m onwards and it was an interesting joint initiative of the Rotaract Clubs of Cluster 04, belonging to Rotaract District 3220.

Since the cluster project was based on Club Service, the initial step was to ensure we have maximum involvement of our members. Meetings were held subsequently to make this a successful initiative. On conclusion, it was collectively decided to have an evening of music, food and dancing. To add value, we also included a few games. We named the project ALOHA and kept to the Hawaiian theme. This was to signify the Rotary Convention that was to take place in Hawaii. Plans were made to charge a minimum entrance fee to assure the maximum engagement of Rotaractors and to also encourage more institute-based clubs to participate. After the plan was drawn steps were taken to secure a date, venue and to start on the PR.

All activities such as games planned during the project were focused on inter-club bonding instead of within the club bonds. The Aloha king and queen is once such example. The concept of having a party as the cluster project was also aimed at more engagement within the clubs. This was proved as the attendance of the members of the cluster clubs exceeded 100 participants.

Kurinchi Pongal

15th of January, 2020

Celebrating the beautiful Sri Lankan culture, Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya organized “Kurinchi Pongal” to mark Thaipongal day, the day of gratitude on 15th January 2020. The event itself was coloured by Rotaractors as well as Rotarians from Kandy Rotary Club, despite their religion, bringing out the beauty of harmony. After the Pooja at the Hindu Kovil, the event took place at the University ground with lots of fun activities and games adding wonderful memories for the Rotaract diary.

Hanthana Handawa'19

28th of December, 2019

Rotaract is all about bonding. Hanthana Handawa is one of the most awaited events of Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya. It was held on 28th December 2019 at the Animal Science mini theatre of Faculty of Agriculture.

oldest members to the newest member of the Rotaract family of University of Peradeniya gets a chance to get to refresh the bonds and make new friends. The event was successfully held with the songs, laughter, delicious food and loads of memories to last a lifetime.

14th Installation Ceremony

27th of October, 2019

The 14th Installation Ceremony was held on 27th October 2019 with great success. At the Appadurai Auditorium, Faculty of Agriculture.

Commencement of the ceremony was marked by lighting the traditional oil lamp by the dignitaries and invitees. Honourable Chief Guest- Professor Upul B. Dissanayake, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Peradeniya, Guest of Honour-Rtn PHF K. Wigneswaran, President of the Rotary Club of Kandy, Rtn PHF Avanthi Karunaratne- Youth Service Chair, Rtn. IPP Ranjith Gunathilake- Zonal Coordinator, Rtn PHF PP John Baskaran, Senior Treasurer of the club Dr B.M.K. Pemasiri, Rotarians, Rotaractors and interactors and all the distinguished guests graced the occasion. Read more...


Induction Ceremony

25th of August, 2019

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”

- Prof. Albus Dumbledore.

Induction Ceremony of the new members of the Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya, ‘Alohomora 2019’ took place on 25th August 2019 at the Drawing Room-1 of Faculty of Engineering. Many new members representing almost all the faculties joined for this and the event consisted of interactive sessions, creative teamwork and fun-filled items to enhance the fellowship among the new members and current members. Rtr. Nadeeshani Ekanayake, the Professional Development Coordinator of Rotaract District 3220, joined this event as a resource person. Rtr. PP Pasan Kavikeshava, Former Secretary Rtr. Chamodha Athukorala and Rtr. IPP Tharindu Pinnaduwage also joined for the event.