3/18/2010 3:18 PM
Third get together of DAANA Washington DC chapter held at Upali Basnayake’s residence in Virginia on March 6th, established few important milestones for DAANA. The members of Washington DC chapter unanimously decided to take a step forward and form a formal OBU for Washington DC area taking advantage of the enormous freedom and autonomy offered to the chapters by DAANA constitution.
Evolution of DC Chapter to a formal OBU, from a loosely bound chapter was accomplished by the election of a board of office bearers. Sole objective of this move was to further enhance and streamline the operation of the local building blocks of DAANA to achieve its global objective more efficiently. Following members were unanimously elected to this board for the year 2010.
(L-R): Sisira Athauda (Treasurer), Bandula Ranasingh (President), Shanta Karunaratne (Director Entertainment), Chanaka Rajaguru (Secretary), Hemantha Bandara (Director Fund Raising), Dharmadasa Hettiarachchi (Vice President)
L-R: Chanaka Rajaguru, Sarith Mahanama, Shanta Karunaratne, Rohan Mudannayake, Thushara Diyabalanage, Samappriya Wanigasundara, Dharmadasa Hettiarachchi, Sisira Athauda, Rakitha Beminiwatte, Kamal Dorabawila, Rajiv Ranasinghe, Lalith Perera (Visiting from Ohio), Kaushalya Siriwardena, Pushpa Basnayake
Seated Front Row (L-R): Bandula Ranasinghe, Ranjith Kahatapitiya, Ambassador Tissa Wijeratne, Hemantha Bandara, Upali Basnayake