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SALIYA RAJAKARUNA DEDICATED HIS LIFE FOR SCOUTING AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING
Mr. Saliya Rajakaruna, fondly known as Raja among his friends; the former Scouts Field Commissioner, Queen's Scout, and Woodman; was an exceptional human being who dedicated most of his life to promote scouting in Sri Lanka, and to improve the social well being of those around him. Raja was like a parent to his younger siblings when they were growing up and to hundreds of Children at SOS Childrens' Village at Piliyandala during his tenure there, as the Director from 1983-2000.

Raja was born in Kandy on August 24th 1940 and passed away on September 16th 2012 leaving behind his wife, Violet and son, Naradha.
Raja had his entire education at Dharmaraja College Kandy. As a student Raja was an all-rounder. He played Cricket, soccer, hockey, and volley-ball for his College. He also represented the Senior English Literary Union of the College in 1960 and in 1961 he was the Vice President of the Senior Sinhalese Literary Union. In sporting activities Raja was well known as a cricketer, playing for the Dharmaraja first XI team during 1958-1960. He also played for the Central Province Cricket Team in 1960. As younger school boys, we still recall Raja
 
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