The Rotaract Club of the University of Colombo Faculty of Arts was chartered on the 26th of March 2010 and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colombo Uptown. In its charter year, the club was led by PDRR Rtn. Abdul Wahid Sathar with a passionate membership of twenty-four and twelve years on the club has continued to make great efforts in achieving its vision while upholding Rotaract values. It was no different this year, as Rtr. Anudi Karunaratne led a collective membership of 50 under her presidency in the club’s 12th year.
In the twelve years since its charter, the club has carried out a number of projects that have been successful in its execution as we have gained recognition at the District Rotaract Assembly along with Rotary and Rotaract District citations and recognition as one of the Best Reporting Clubs. Our members have also enthusiastically participated in projects organized by the parent club, Rotaract District 3220 and other clubs. Since its inception, during its short span of eleven years, the club can proudly claim that two District Rotaract Representatives were members and former presidents of our club: PDRR Rtn. Abdul Wahid Sathar, the charter President of the club was the DRR for the years 2013-14 and the 4th President of the club PDRR Rtn. Anuradha Senanayake was the DRR for the years 2017-18.
Over the years, the Rotaract Club of the University of Colombo Faculty of Arts has upheld a policy of inclusive participation and membership taking into account the diverse backgrounds of the student body of the Faculty of Arts, and this was further reinforced in 2021/22. This was also a motivation behind the slogan for this year, “Leading with Empathy and Spirit”. It reflects our vision of empathy and the mission that was led with spirit. As a community, we believe that our club should be a safe roof for anyone who seeks a place to fit in; to enjoy; to grow and learn. The slogan also helps to reinforce the main purpose behind the initiation of the Rotaract Club within the Arts Faculty of University of Colombo, as it provides opportunities for future graduates to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development.