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November 03, 2017

7th Annual General Meeting Of Old Sokians in UK
On Saturday, 21st October 2017, Old Sokians - United Kingdom 7 th AGM was held at Newcastle United Golf Club, Newcastle upon Tyne. Old Sokians - United Kingdom is a registered charity organisation of the past pupils of Ambalngoda Dharmasoka College, Sri Lanka and presently living in the United Kingdom and European Union.

AGM was organised by Executive Committee of OS-UK as a family reunion Entertainment event with authentic Sri Lankan Dinner on Nelum Kole and Peduru Sajje with live Sri Lankan music by Shiran Waduge's Rhythm Brothers.

It was mainly aimed to electing new office bearers for the 2017-2019 office term, project achievements, brief lessons learned activities and future projects plans for the betterment of Ambalangoda Dharmasoka College.

AGM was started with College Song together with 2 minutes silent dedicated for late teachers and Past Students those who were not amongst us on the day. Proceedings started by outgoing President of the OS -UK Dr. Ruwan Fernando by welcoming all members and their families for attending the AGM and thanked for their attendance to make this fantastic evening a success.

Subsequently, Secretary of the OS -UK Dhammika Siripala presented the 2016/2017 office term activities in detail including Achieving charitable status, Technology update, FOC and projects completed. Among his remarks, communication mechanism with the school on initiation, ongoing and closing of projects delivery was the key highlight.

Vajira Dommanige, Vice President of the OS-UK has recently visited the school and evaluated the projects completed. He briefed the positive feedback received from the School Principal. Going further they have proposed other requirements of the school and students which OS-UK would have to consider.

Treasurer of the OS-UK, Neomal Jinappriya presented the 2016/2017 financial report for the office term. Key focus of the AGM was the election of new office bearers for 2017-2019 terms. Jayamini De Silva elected as the President, Chandrika Worrall elected as the General Secretary, Vajira Dommanige elected as the Treasurer, and there being no other nominations. Nomination of the Executive Committee was made in consultation with the members who were present.

There were other activities organised such as raffle draws, Entertainment for Kids and live SriLankan music performed by some talented artists of Old Sokians. Everyone thanked Jayamini and her family for the dedication and commitment to make the evening wonderful.
It was indeed a well-attended fabulous family reunion diligently organised by Executive Committee of OS- UK at the best.

Executive Committee OS - UK (2017)
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