ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 18
Kandy Times

Scouts return from Himalayan peak climb

Three scouts from the 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group were selected to represent Sri Lanka to climb the Himalayan mountain in Nepal. A yet un-named mountain in the range was named the Lord Baden Powell Peak to celebrate the 100th year of Scouting.

The scouts rallying around the National Flag before the handing over. Pic. by L.B.Senaratne

The Dharmaraja Scout Group was expected back in the island this week after completing the climb with several other scouts from around the world.

Scout Master Ajith Jayasekera had climbed the Himalayan mountain range over 15 times and has also led Dharmaraja Scouts on these expeditions.

Chief Commissioner H.S. Weerakoon handed over the National Flag to the leader of the three-member contingent headed by Scout Master Ajith Jaysekera before their departure. Two other President's Scouts, Nalaka Hapuheena and Chameera Chandrasena accompanied him.
Group Scout Master Sarath Mathararachchi, Deputy Scout Commissioner Siriath Sali, International Scout Commissioner Shantha Madurawe, representatives of the Old Rajans’ Scout Association and the parents were also present.

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