Round Table and Ladies Circle Sri Lanka raise over Rs. 10 m globally for Easter Sunday attack victims

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Michelle Mahesan receiving the cheque on behalf of Zion Church Batticaloa from Round Table Sri Lanka Community Service Convenor Tr. Randhike Cooray 

Round Table which is networked across the world with over 35,000 members is a non-political, non-sectarian association open to young men between the ages of 18 and 40 from any profession or trade, together with Ladies Circle Sri Lanka has raised over Rs. 10 million globally towards the Easter Sunday attacks victims.

The objects of the Round Table are the encouragement of high ethical standards in commercial life, the promotion of fellowship amongst young professional and business men, and to ‘empower each individual to make a positive impact at home, work and in his community’.  

Speaking at the recent AGM, National President for the year 2019/20 Tharindu Ameresekere emphasised his commitment to take the values and benefits of tabling to all parts of the country and to transform Round Table into a more meaningful contributor to the society. His theme for the year ‘Go Beyond’ further explains the importance of unity through diversity.

With a member and prospect base of over 125 in Sri Lanka, the Tablers took on the challenging role of hosting of the ‘World Meeting’ for the year 2018/19 which saw over 600 Tablers from over 34 countries attending and experiencing Sri Lanka for a period of over five days. 

The event today has given a fair edge to further boost tourism in Sri Lanka. Round Table has raised millions of dollars through the years. With the involvement of the entire tabling community getting together to support Sri Lanka during the tsunami, they were also able to raise over 2.2 million euros which was donated towards building schools as part of their community service. Round Table together with Ladies Circle, 41ers Club and Tangents Club form the Side by Side associations consortia.   

The phrase ‘adopt, adapt, improve’ is the slogan of Round Table Sri Lanka while Ladies Circle Sri Lanka follows ‘Friendship and Service’. Membership is based only on invitation.