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A dynamic FTZ Toastmaster member Anura Perera, currently Area Director Division ‘H’ Area 4, is forming a new club, the Kandana & Ja-Ela Toastmasters Club.
President Elect Perera said that 2014-2015 had been a very successful year for the club. It was placed second in DCP points in district 82 and achieved the Golden Gavel plus award and 88 other awards. Furthermore, the district had awarded him an award for the services to the Toastmasters fraternity in Sri Lanka.
Those who are working in the corporate sector or school-leavers who wish to enhance themselves by developing public speaking and leadership skills are welcome to join this new club.