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Interact Club of S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia

Introduction

The Interact Club of S.Thomas’ College was begun in the turbulent times of 1983 under the dynamic Warden Late Mr.Neville De Alwis.From its inception the club has begun its role as a model Club within the School as well as the exemplary Interact Club within the District.

The Interact Club of S.Thomas’ College has produced many Interactors who still serve the Community and shine as true Thomians and gentleman within the society.The Club is noted for its prestige and tradition shown through 30 years of Interact at S.Thomas’ College.

The Club has also produced two DIR’s namely Rtn.Shaun Shiek and Rtn.Kumudu Warnakulasuriya. It has also produced a District Governor namely Rtn.Nalin Fernando.These gentlemen are still certainly bound to the Club as they all have grasped their roots from the Interact Club of S.Thomas’ College.

The Interact Club of S.Thomas’ College is also noted for a few projects which have been the hallmarks of the movement of Interact. The Club was responsible for the first Rural Area Development Project which was held in Kothmale. This was the start of many Clubs starting their own version of such projects which have served the community in various forms.

The annual finance project “Revolution of Sounds” have been carried out for years within the portals of Thomian Interact. On the 30th year,The Interact Club of S.Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia wishes nothing more but to carry forward what has been done in the past and to resurrect projects which have died out over the last few years. Whilst maintaining our values and traditions of the past we shall integrate the modern evolution of Interact just to be the exemplary Club we have been and are.

Executive Board 2016/2017

President – Int. Abhishek Rambukpotha
Vice President – Int. Rushith Karunarathne
Secretary – Int. Anouk Dunuwille
Treasurer – Int. Rehan Wijesekera

Board of Directors 2016/2017

Editor – Int. Shalan Perera
Community Service – Int. Ashwin Ellepola
– Int. Tharuka Jayaratnam
Club Service – Int. Rajinda Ratwatte
– Int. Nigel De Silva
International Understanding – Int. Devin Fernando
– Int. Aaron Fernando
Finance – Int. Rahal Vithanage
– Int. Dinil Gonawela
Public Relations – Int. Ravishke Tissera
– Int. Mahen Samarasekera
Sergeant At Arms – Int. Arshad Sufi Ismail
– Int. Upekha Munasinghe

History

Interact has existed in Sri Lanka since 1963. The first Club was founded at St. John’s College , Jaffna. When Mr W.M.N De Alwis took over as Warden in January 1983 he reviewed the various clubs and societies that were in existence in the College at that time. One club which he found to be inactive and almost defunct was the youth services association. He ordered the dissolution of that society and gave his blessings to a dynamic group of Thomians who inaugurated the Interact Club at STC in the second term, Hence the Interact Club of S.Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia was chartered on the 13th of July 1983 with the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Mount Lavinia.