Tuesday 17th March, 2009
R oya l triumph
otaquest 2009”, an all-island Interact effective projects in community service, inter-
“R Club quiz competition, organised by
the Rotaract Club of Colombo, was
held early this month at the HNB Towers audito-
national understanding and professional devel-
opment throughout its existence of 40 years,
with Amana Takaful being its sponsor for com-
rium. munity based projects for two consecutive
“Rotaquest” is the first such initiative by the years.
club and had registration from over 10 Interact Currently the Club boasts a strength of over
clubs. The quiz was formulated and conducted 40 members, comprising students, academics,
by professional quiz masters, Jehan and Navin, professionals and entrepreneurs, between the
who are the pioneers of pub quizzes in Sri ages of 18 to 30.
Lanka. The Club meets every first and
The quiz rounds tested the participants third Tuesday of every month at
knowledge of Rotary, current affairs, sports, 6.30 p.m. at the Royal College
science, generaI knowledge and entertainment. Skills Centre.
The Club hopes to make this an annual event. For more information please
The challenge trophy for this year was won visit www.rotaractclubofcolom-
by the Interact Club of Royal College, with the bo.org
Interact Club of The Study coming in a close
The Rotaract Club of Colombo is the pioneer
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Rotaract Club in Sri Lanka and comes under the o doubt, the sari momentarily came to
guardianship of the Rotary Club of Colombo. is a very special mind when I got a
It has been synonymous with innovative and outfit and can be glimpse of these fab
worn for practically four shalwars which
any occasion. I’m highlighting for
First studies...then music Unfortunately, not all
women, especially the
younger ones, feel
you this week.
Arn’t they gorgeous?
Imagine you being
e, in Sri Lanka, remember him Thotho has joined Male’s first inter- comfortable wearing seen in one of them!
back at school soon, said his dad.
as Thotho, the child prodigy national school, Billabong High While recuperating at home, them. You can be doubly
drummer from the Maldives. International School. Thotho spends his time reading, I wouldn’t know the sure that all eyes will
Although still a kid, he’s approaching He’s in Grade 5 and has already made and has got a whole lot of books, all exact reason, but vari- be focused on you.
the age where studies take priority over lots of new friends. Of course, his popu- for himself. ous excuses are trot- Get your tailor, your
everything else. larity could he attributed to the fact that Thotho, who will be 11 years old ted out. dressmaker, or your
he is quite famous in Male for his drum- on June 3rd enjoyed the Chinese Okay, if you are not fashion designer to
ming prowess. New Year holidays in Malaysia. going to be seen in a turn them out for you.
While school takes up most of his And in a chit-chat with “Scene sari at the next big Be different and
time (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Thotho hasn’t Around”, he said he plans to have a occasion, why not go make your presence
neglected his practice sessions on the birthday bash this year. for a trendy shalwar! felt at the next big
drums. “I want to celebrate my birthday Rickey Nelson’s “I event you plan to
After completing his homework, his with all my friends. I want to invite Got My Eyes On You” attend.
drums get a beating! And he now exer- them all for an evening of fun and
cises his vocal chords as well. entertainment.”
However, for the past three weeks,
Thotho has found himself in an unenvi-
ous position. He twisted his leg at
school and is still in plaster. He now has
LOVE at first sight
to move about on crutches. But with
exams around the corner, he will be
he’s multi-talented. But what our event that changed Punsara’s CIMA (Charted Institute of
brought her into the limelight life. Management Accountant) and is
in a big way is her flawless She found herself inundated with now working for MAS Active (Pvt)
Thotho (above and right) complexion - skin beauty, as some offers to appear in commercials. Ltd.
would say. And some of the big ones where she Our photographs show that mem-
And that’s precisely what won made her appearance included the orable day in the lives of Punsara
Punsara the title of Chavi Kalyani - Sunsilk ad, Voodo and Damro. and Dilshan Siriwardana.
Sri Lanka’s first ever Miss Beautiful Her lifelong partner also showed
Skin pageant. up after the contest and it
The contest was organised by was ‘love at first sight’ for
Nature’s Secret and sponsored by both, said Punsara.
‘The Island’ and ‘Sunday Island’. He’s said to have gone
However, her first try at a beauty ga-ga over her flawless
contest saw her take the runner-up skin and exceptional looks.
spot in the Capri Queen beauty pag- Punsara and Dilshan
eant. Siriwardana (from
But it was the Chavi Kalyani glam- Unilevers) had their wed-
ding at the Cinnamon
Grand, while the Earls
Regency, in Kandy, was the
venue for their homecom-
Punsara studied at
Musaeus College, Colombo
7. She played badminton
and also was the school
As a hobby, she did
dancing, and that included
! T ene
Kandyan dancing and
She recently completed
Sc her Business
(special) degree at the
Photograph by: Saman