Dharmaraja College Old Boy Union-United Kingdom
Dharmaraja OBU UK wishes to announce that Mr. Upul Ekanayake, Prseident of Dharmaraja OBU - United Kingodm, has been elected as the Treasurer of the Festival of Cricket (FOC) at its annual general meeting held recently. This is the first time an Old Rajan has been elected to a top post in the FOC...
With a membership of 28 Sri Lankan Old Boys Associations operating in the UK, the FOC is one of the premier Sri Lankan community organisation in the United Kingdom . Its annual cricket festival is the biggest multi-ethnic festival that promotes harmony and community spirit amongst Sri Lankans. The annual summer cricket festival attracts thousands of Sri Lankans and their friends in the UK and from abroad. The FOC celebrated its silver jubilee last summer in a grand style with a magnificent display of cricketing talents together with fun filled events for the delight of a gathering of over 5000 Sri Lankans and their friends. All proceeds of the FOC are distributed amongst the participating schools to support their activities. It has also donated to charitable projects such as Cancer Institute of Sri Lanka and Cancer Research – UK.
Since its inception, our OBU has played a leading role in FOC, not only by taking part in the annual cricket tournament but also in organising the event. Our past presidents and Ex-co members have served on various boards and committees of the FOC. Upul has also served on its Ex-Co.and led a a number of sub-committees over the past few years. For many years, Mr. Sapumal Wattearachchi too was involved in FOC as a committee member where he actively contributed to various FOC activities.
All members of OBU UK and their families and friends congratulate Upul on his new role and wish him all the very best while assuring the continuous support to keep Dharmaraja flag flying high. Thank you very much for your support to Dharmaraja OBU – UK.
Dr. Lalith Welamedage
Joint Secretary on behalf of the OBU UK Executive Committe.