LJFS commemorated their 57th AGM

“The Lanka Japan Friendship Society (LJFS) commemorated their 57th AGM at the Sasakawa Cultural Centre Auditorium on 10th June 2016 at 6pm with His Excellency Kenichi Suganuma, Ambassador for Japan & Patron LJFS, as the Chief Guest.
The days program commenced with the Business Session with the President, LJFS warmly welcoming the members present. The minutes of the last AGM were then confirmed and the Annual Report and Audited Statement of Accounts were duly adopted. Tudor V. Perera & Co, Chartered Accountants were then appointed as Auditors For the ensuing year.

The Patron & Vice Patrons were duly appointed and the President and office bearers/EXCO members were elected;
Patron: His Excellency Kenichi Suganama
Vice Patrons: Mr. Daya Weththasinghe
Mrs. Lalitha Rajapaksa
Mr. Deepal S. Gunaratne
Mr. Shungo Yoshioka
President: Mr. Sumana D. Liyanage
Vice Presidents: Mr. Rajah Sinnathuray
Dr. Vijaya Corea
Mr. Merrick Gooneratne Mr. Upali S. Jayasekera Hony Gen. Secretary: Mr. Chandra Jayatilleka
Hony Treasurer: Mr. Rukshan Perera
Hony Asst Secretary: Mr. Lal C. Wewala
Hony Asst Treasurer: Mr. M.D. (Tony) Saldin

Executive committee:
Mr. A. Anandagoda, Mr. Lal de Alwis, Dr. PHP de Silva, Mr. Mahendra de Vaz, Mr. W.I. Gunawardene, Dr.Gaminda Haegoda, JP, Mrs. Janneth Ismail, Mr. M.M. Kanaka, Mrs. Gertrude Nanayakkara, Mr. Harindra Rodrigo, Mr. Shelly Thenuwara, Mr. Gerard Victoria, Mr. Clarence (Bobby) Welikala, JP, Mr. Manoranjan Wijebahu, Mrs. Sunitha Wijepala .

The Ceremonial Sessions commenced with the arrival of the Chief Guest His Excellency Kenichi Suganama and Madame Akiko Suganuma, lighting of the ceremonial oil lamp, and playing of the National anthems of Sri Lanka and Japan. A group photograph of the new EXCO was also taken.
A brief ceremony followed when the society presented a Desktop computer And Japanese books to the Embassy of Japan, to upgrade the “Japanese Corner” at the Colombo Public Library. After the usual speeches by the President,LJFS, The Patron and the General Secretary, the ceremonial sessions were terminated For fellowship, networking and a Sri Lankan buffet dinner. ”