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In collaboration with the Lions club of Moratuwa and Mahanuwara club, 400 jak plants were handed over to YM Ranjith Dayarathne of Mahanuwara club to be distributed among the Lewella villagers in the Kandy area by RSD/for Green Activities/IPCP Young Moratuwa club Jayanthi Rodrigo. RD Milroy joined in handing over the plants. The cost of the plants - Rs. 40,000..
         
 
Y's Men's Club of Colombo in collaboration with the National Council of YMCAs distributed dry Food Ration packs to 31 deserving families in Colombo and in Kilinochchi, north of Sri Lanka, to a total value of Rs 45000.00 (from Sept. 5 to Sept. 7 2021). .
         
 
Kurunegala club donated an ICU bed to the  CORONA special ward of Kurunegala Teaching Hospital on 11th September 2021.
         
 
Kurunegala club members offered snacks and fruits to 123 patients taking treatment at the Kurunegala hospital Cancer Wards nos 48, 49, 50, on 27th July. Cost was Rs. 52000/-.
     
 
           
 
Club of Mahanuwara donated an ICU  bed 
The Ys Mens Club of Mahanuwara donated an ICU  bed to the Corona Unit of Kandy National Hospital on May 21. 
               
 
Club of Dehiwela helped the deserving people of Dehiwela area
 The Ys Mens Club of Dehiwela helped the deserving people of Dehiwela area community with various dry rations in the month of April.  
               
 
 Y's Men's Club of Young Moratuwa visited the Rozella bungalow
Members of Y's Men's Club of Young Moratuwa visited the Rozella bungalow in Rozella from 25th to 27th April to be distributed among estate workers families. please select and insert in the WEB.
         
 
Kurunegala Club forms IBC with Dubai
The signing of the International Brother Club  relationship between Y's Men's Clubs of Kurunegala and Dubai took place via zoom on  March 26, 2021 at 7.30pm Sri Lanka time  as a virtual ceremony. The screenshot shows the signing by ISD IBC Keiko Tonegawa. Members of Kurunegala and Dubai clubs were present on this important occasion.  Both clubs shall now be united behind the common goal of Y's Men International.
             
 
Colombo Ys Men assist CFP Preethipura Home
Members of Ys Mens Club of Colombo have extended assistance to the CFS Preethipura Home, Wattala on Sunday March 7 where about 70 mentally and physically differently abled residents live. The dry rations valued at Rs 20000 were jointly contributed by the Club President YM Milroy Manuel and Club Member PRD YM Sarojini Nagendra. For delivery and handover of Sunday March 7, President Milroy was joined by his family members and the Club Secretary RSD YM Joseph Thavaraja. All the dry rations were received by the Matron / In Charge of CFS Preethipura Home, Wattala.
       
 
Young Moratuwa helps the deserving with durables
In another community service effort,the Young Moratuwa Club distributed 10 bags consisting of  consumer durables to the deserving families in Moratuwa area. The distribution service took place in early February 2021. Officials and members of the Club took part in the event.
         
 
Newly born Moratuwa Y's Youth set an example of service

The Y's Youth of Y's Men's Club of Moratuwa unveiled their first and second projects during the 2020 Christmas season. They packed six valuable hampers filled with essential items to families around Moratuwa and additionally sponsored the book lists of 3 girls who attend Princes of Wales College, Moratuwa. 

In 2021 the Youths of Moratuwa Y's Men conducted a small English seminar on 13th February at the YMCA Moratuwa for the benefit of Ordinary Level students of 2020 who could not afford English tution.This seminar of about 2.1/2 hours was conducted by Ms. Vindya Silva (English language and English Literature teacher at S. Thomas' College Mount Lavinia).  A total of 17 students from Sri Sunandopananda Maha Vidyalaya, St. Michael, Koralawella and OLV attended the  seminar where 2 mock papers and 1 O/L past paper were discussed. They were also served a snack at the end of the proceedings..

"We are very grateful to the Y’s Men’s Club of Moratuwa for the support given to us by obtaining permission from the health authorities and for arranging the the use of the Moratuwa YMCA Hall freeof charge" remarks President of Y's Youth President Ms Pahani Fernando.

     
 
             
 
Dehiwela Club helps COVID affected in Trincomalee
In July 2020 members of Ys Mens Club of Dehiwela travelled to Trincomalee for a Special Charity Project. Twenty persons who were faced with hardship due to lack of employment due to COVID19 benefitted from Dehiwela Club's efforts. Among the assistance given were nutrients, dry rations, rice and groceries..
     
 
Kurunegala Club supports GCE O/L student's vision  
Y's Lady Srimathie of Ys Mens Club of Kurunegala began a project to support a 16 year old lady who was preparing to sit for 2020 GCE ( OL) exams. Y's Lady Srimathie began the project in October 2020. The student lady was provided with bottles of eye drops without which she could not see, thus possibly dashing her examination hopes. The eye drops,to the value of Rs 4050.00 alleviated the situation helping her to continue her studies.  
           
 
The Menettes of Y’s Men’s Club of Moratuwa were not physically able to meet since September 2020 but somehow successfully organized themselves to gift Dry Ration Hampers to deserving families for the 2020 Christmas. Beating the COVID limitations, they collected Hampers to the value of US $ 77 and handed them equally to three deserving families thereby bringing smiles -and joy of Christmas- to these deserving families. On December 22, they conducted an evening tea meeting (under COVID protocols) to celebrate the Christmas season (the recipient families were unable to be present at the meeting due to the prevailing COVID regulations). The 5pm-7.30 pm event consisted of short inspirational messages from the YM Club President Ramani Perera and Menette Delanie De Mel and had carol singing. Thereafter they took steps to hand over the Christmas Hampers to the doorsteps of deserving families. They also discussed their plan of action for 2021 and discussed how to perform activities while overcoming COVID restraints. Since September 2020, the Moratuwa’s Menettes have been quietly supplying dry ration assistance to these three families to a total value of US$ 215.
     
 
             
 
100 mee trees to farmers from young moratuwa
The Ys Mens Club of Moratuwa distributed 100 Mee Trees (Mousey Mi -scientifically called Madhuca Longifolia-Sapotaceae) Plants to farmers in Kalutara area on 4th February 2021
           
 
Young moratuwa's ym sunil perera to the golden book
YM Sunil Perera of Ys Mens Club of Young Moratuwa who assisted the Club to raise funds through Sing Alongs and other activities for two consecutive years, was felicitated by the Club by nominating him to the Ys Men's Golden Book. Photo shows Mnt. Madubala handing over the Digital Copy of the Living Tribute in the Golden Book to YM Sunil Perera in November 2020 in Canada.
               
 
Young moratuwa club gifts us$ 4500 valued land plot to a deserving family
The Y's Men's Club of Young Moratuwa gifted of a valuable plot of Land of 6 Perches' extent to a deserving family in the first week of October 2020. This is one of the community service activities of high value, performed in the Sri Lankan region todate. Located at Gonapola, Horana, the land's Deed Value is at SL Rs.600,000.00 -though the actual market value of the land is estimated at SL Rs.900,000.00 (more than US $ 4500). Photo shows Club Secretary PRD RSD CS YM Prasantha De Silva handing over the deed document to the recipient family.   
               
 
Kurunegala club contributes rs 48000 of activity for 20202 international children's day
The Ys Mens Club of Kurunegala organised a project to celebrate the INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY on 3rd October 2020 at Sri Lanka National Thalassemia Center at Teaching Hospital, Kurunegala.
Members of the Club handed over some medical equipment which were out of stock and hard to find at that time and also gave mid morning tea, thereafter entertaining the children with music. PRD Felician personally sponsored medical equipments to the value of Rs. 37,800. The morning mid tea and one the man music band (cost Rs. 10,200.00) were collectively sponsored by all other members. Total spent of the project was Rs. 48000.
     
 
       
Y's Men's Club of Young Moratuwa

A project by Young Moratuwa on 28th September provided dinner to 60 mentally retarded children at Camilla School Mattegoda attended by Jayanthi, PRD Prasantha, Sharmalee and youth Dulari.

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Y's Men's Club of Young Moratuwa

The Club at the Convention 2020 - view all images
 

Y's Men's Club of Young Moratuwa

Y's Men's Club of Young Moratuwa as one of their Community Service Project donated A Thermometer and more than 300 Face Masks to children of St. Anthony's Balika Maha Vidayala, Kadalana, Moratuwa on 3rd September 2020. Few club members including Club President YLJayanthi Rodrigo attended this function. The Club also built a washbasin with several Water Taps for the benefit of school children. Club President officially hands over to the School authorities.
         
 

Y's Men's Club of Young Moratuwa

Donating Rs. 3000/ worth of dry rations to Ms. Gerlin Perera to eradicate hunger
               
 

Y’s Mens Club of Kurunegala

The Club organised a project to celebrate the INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY on 3rd October 2020 at the only National Thalassaemia Center in Sri Lanka located at Teaching Hospital, Kurunegala.
Medical equipments were handed over (out of stock at the time) and gave mid-morning refreshments and entertained the children with music. PRD Felician personally sponsored medical equipment to the value exceeding Rs. 37000.00. All other members collectively sponsored morning mid tea and a one man band at a cost exceeding Rs. 10,200.00.

     
 
Young Moratuwa Club Distributed  Food Parcels

“Young Moratuwa Club Distributed  Food Parcels to 33 mothers of the children of Blessings Centre, after the locked down for Covid 19 on 13th June 2020” but below “Then RD Godfrey Francis   announced his Regional Team for the year 2019/20.  After the presentation of Regional Awards, the Convention was concluded with a Prayer” in the page.

 
Young Moratuwa Club Distributed  Food Parcels to 33 mothers of the children of Blessings Centre, after the locked down for Covid 19 on 13th June 2020
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Distribution of Shoes, Umbrellas etc for Children & Dry Rations (food items) for Parents  - view all images
Distribution of 33 Food Parcels  to the Mothers  of  Blessings Centre Children - view all images
 
Distribution of Consumer Durables by Young Moratuwa at Blessings Child Care Centre on 13th June 2020 for information and necessary action please
         
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE BY MORATUWA CLUBDURING COVID 19 LOCK DOWN BUT NOT KNOCKED DOWN
The Secretary, past president and treasurer of Y's Men's Club of Moratuwa handed over 300 Face Masks to the Medical Officer of Health Dr. Anuradha at his office Rawatawatte area as a part of their community service program during the Covid 19 Lock down period on the 7th of May 2020. 
               
 
Young Moratuwa club handh of March.ed over spectacles to deserving two ladies of Lunawa in the month of March 2020.
           
 
Kurunegala club donated dry rations worth Rs. 12,000/  to Lourdes Girls' home in February 2020.
           
 
Y's Ladies Margethe & Elisabeth Halvorsen from our Brother Club Arendal Norway visited the Surasa Home for the differently abled girls in Moratuwa on Friday 21 February 2020, where the Moratuwa Club has been assisting for around 35 years.They inspected the area to build extra attached toilets to assist the inmates who find it difficult to use the toilets which are presently outside the dormitory area.
The pictures show Margethe & Elizabeth with club President Ramani,Menette Delanie and Secretary PRD Veraan who took them around.
         
 
Y's Men's Club of Young Moratuwa distributing Provisions, Umbrellas and Gift Vouchers to inmates of Bethany Home on 15th December by the Club President and some members where 10 Street Children are being looked after.
     
 
Y's Men's club of Young Moratuwa donating ELECTRIC COCONUT SCRAPER and a BLENDER to the Sarvodhaya orphanage where children under 5 years are being taken care of, on 23rd December 2019. This is an annual project done by Young Moratuwa club.
             
 
YM Club Moratuwa conducted an evening of carols with the inmates of the Methodist Women's Elders Home on 16 December 2019. They were served with dinner afterwards. Incidentally the new wing of the Home had been constructed by the Moratuwa Club years back as shown in pic of the plaque.
     
 
Kurunegala Club distributed 17 kinds of Dry Rations to 15 poor families on 12th December 2019 marking their annual Christmas Project.
     
 
Y’s Youth club of Mount Lavinia taking part at the 10,000 tree plantings campaign in Urumiwella Estate, Bulathkohupitiya, organised by Anglican Churches Diocese of Kurunegala. Their contribution was 500 plants. (September 2019)
       
 
On the 2nd November 2019 the Club President Wendy Mathiasz and her office bearers of the Bandarawela Y's Mnts Club with a few family members handed over dry rations and nourishments to the Rev Sister in charge at Carmalite Convent Bandarawela to mark All Souls Day.
       
 
Young Moratuwa club distributed Food Stuff for 45 children under 5 years at Mother Theresa;s Home, Rawatawatta Moratuwa. Club President handed over the stuff on behalf of the members.
       
 
Young Moratuwa Club donated 450 Exercise Books of 120 pages and 90 drawing Books to the value of Rs 24,300/-at the Deaf School Art and Dance Competition 2019 held on the 21st September 2019 at Piliyandala Madya Maha Vidyalaya with the participation of Regional Director PRD Godfrey Francis as the Chief Guest.   
           
 
Y's Menettes Club of Bandarawela donated dry rations such as Rice, Soya, Dhal, Sugar, Flour, Milk powder, Nestomalt, Viva,
and toiletries such as Soap, tooth brushes and toothpaste to the 15 Elders at The Hali Ella Elders home
run by Roman Catholic Nuns on 10. 08.2019.
           
 
Members of the Y's Youth club of Mount lavinia donated books to 2 schools in Thirapane and Labunoruwa in Anuradhapura District.
Picture takenon 14th of August when sorting out books and handing over books to Rishane Rajapakse who will be taking the books to The schools with his parents on the 1st of September.
         
 
A group photo of Y's Youth Club at Mt. Lavinia beach -  ready for beach cleaning on 11/08/2019.
               
 
Kurunegala Club donated a computer and 500 Monitor excerise books  to Edandawala Vidyalaya. Total Cost was Rs. 155,000/= in July 2019
       
 
Members of Kurunegala club offered breakfast to 300 cancer patients who turned over to Clinic on 27th Monday at Cancer unit of Kurunegala Hospital . 
         
 
The Y's Men's club of Dehiwela donated rations and clothes to the Christian church at Ghandinagar Trincomalee on 30th March 2019 to the poor parishioners in Ghandinagar .
       
 
Kurunegala club donated  Commercial String Hopper Maker, Commercial Gas Cooker, Gas Cylinder with attachments,  Utensils Steamer , 50 kgs of rice flower ,Large Bekary Table , 200  string Hopper trays  (thattu) to family of 2 children whose father is dead and withoout any income
           
 
The Y's Menettes' club of Bandarawela did another Lenten project 2019 at Deiyanwala Montessori Badulla on 4th April where they gave the children and staff short eats and Milo drinks and donated a sink for the pantry of the Montessori.
           
 
Y's Menettes Bandarawela club provided lunch to 15 elders at Dew Sarana Elders' home on 12th April as a Lenten Project.
       
 
Kurunegala Club offered  breakfast to 97 Dasa Sil Observers (those meditating for 12 hours on Full Moon Day) at Sadaham Samadi Niketanaya,  Aluth Malkaduwawa,  Kurunegala on 20th March 2019
           
 
Young Moratuwa Club's handing over of a donation of Rs.30,000/-  on 19th March 2019 to  Rev. Fr. Roshan Fernando - Parish Priest  of St.Carlo Borromeo's Church, Willorawatte, Moratuwa to be utilized for the re-construction of the church building
               
 
Y's Men's club of Kurunegala donated roof tiles to new community centre of Senior Citizens Society at MAKULWEWA at the cost of 120,000/= in February 2019.
           
 
Y's Men's Club of Dehiwela did a special project at Dollosbage Tea Estate to mark the Hindu Light festival,Thai Pongal which was celebrated on 15 January 2019..
Donated 30 brand new imported Track Suits to these estate children for sports at their schools and Chocolates for 30 children.
       
 
Kurunegala club donated 15 bags of dry rations to 15 poor families In Hiripitiya area each bag worth Rs. 5000/= as on going project during Christmas  time in December 2018
       
 
Elizabeth and Margerette  of Norway donated Rs.120,000/- through Young Moratuwa club to the Blessings Child Care Centre for a Christmas Party which was held on 21st December.  Members attended the function and distributed shoes and toys to the children and distributed dry rations to their parents.  Also distributed soft toys to the children which was a gift from a well wisher.
A used sewing machine to teach the single mothers to learn sewing for self employment was also gifted.
       
 
               
 
Elizabeth and Margerethe of Norway donated Rs.150,000/- through Young Moratuwa club to a fisher family in Egoda Uyana to re-build their dilapidated house.  The balance amounting to Rs.250,000/- was funded by Regional Secretary/YL Suranganie of Young Moratuwa club, her sister  and nephew.  The total cost of the project - Rs.400,000/-.
               
 
22 boxes of nearly new clothes  of ladies, gents and children's and some shoes to the value of Rs.25,000/- were  donated to  'SALT' organisation,  which is a social service organisation  on  29th December  2018, to be distributed among the flood victims of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.  
             
 
Margarthe Halvosen, of Norway, her father PRD Egil Odd and Mother Alice of Arendal Club visited Blessings Child Care Centre, Moratuwa on 5th November to ascertain the progress the Centre has made with the donations they have channelled through Young Moratuwa club.  They also  donated story books and distributed sweets for the children.
       
 
Young Moratuwa Club donated a  Radio/CD Player  to the Sarvodhaya Chilren's on 23rd December 2018. Dinner was also provided to the children.
               
 
The Y's Men's Club of Moratuwa had an evening with Carols at the Methodist Elders Home in Moratumulla on 6th December 2018.
This was followed with gifts to them and dinner.
the YM Moratuwa club had donated an entire wing of the Home way back in 1984.
       
 
       
 
Christmas treat to Elders Home, 490/6 Havelock Road, Colombo 5 by Y's Men's Club of Dehiwela was held on Sunday, 25th of November 2018. Starting with a bible reading and prayer session 30 Elders were treated with a sumptuous lunch with dessert. Members sang Christmas carols along with the elders. An equal effort of Y's Men and Y's Menettes of the Dehiwela club
       
 
         
 
A special tea party with snacks followed and hymns and songs were sung organized by the Y's Menettes Club of Dehiwela at the Salvation Army Elders Home at Station Road Dehiwela on 22nd September 2018.
       
 
               
 
PRD Egil Odd Halvorsen, his Menette and daughter Margurite of Arendhal Y's Men's club were entertained to tea by the Y's Men's Club Moratuwa on 4th November 2018 during their visit to the Mentally Retarded Girls Home Moratuwa (Now called SURASA).  The inmates were also given chocolates by the Moratuwa Club.
       
 
       
 
Colombo club handed over these (size 4), 20 Chevrolet One World Play Project Futbols to Y’s Men’s club of Moratuwa to be distributed to Moratuwa area’s deserving sports associations specially with  youngsters yearning to be nation’s future sportsmen.
A joint Community Service Project of Colombo and Moratuwa Y’s Men’s clubs.
             
 
DISTRIBUTION OF ENGLISH STORY BOOKS AND 520 MATH FLASH CARDS TO WAYAMBA SHILPALOKA VIYALAYA . A JOINT PROJECT BY COLOMBO+KURUNEGALA CLUBS.
       
 
       
 
             
 
The Members of the Y's Men's Club Moratuwa together with Elisabeth Halvorsen and her friend from Arendhal Y's men's Club Norway(Their brother club), visited the Home for the differently able girls at Katukurunda Moratuwa where they have been associated with for the past 35 years handed over gifts and money amounting to Rs 39,000/- consisting of clothing materials etc specially for the oncoming 50th anniversary of the Home.
       
 
Elizabeth and Margarethe of Arendal Y's Men's  Club donated equipment for Pre-school, Electric organ and 30 consumer durable packs through Y’s Men Club of Young Moratuwa to the value of Rs.100,000/- to Blessings Child Centre, Indibedda, Moratuwa on 22nd July.
         
 

Elizabeth and Margerethe of Arendal Y's Men's  Club through Y’s Men Club of Young Moratuwa donated Rs.70,000/- to  Dinesh of Matugama to finish the balance work of his half built house. Handed over the cheque on 26th July 2018.

             
 

Kurunegala club distributed 7 varieties of vegetable seeds with bag of carbonic fertiliser among 15 farmers to cultivate their paddy fields on 7th July 2017.

           
 
ON 29TH MAY 2018, A ​VAN FULL OF DRY RATIONS WERE DONATED BY THE DEHIWELA CLUB TOWARDS VICTIMS OF THE FLOODS IN THE CHILAW AREA AS AN IMMEDIATE ​FLOOD DISASTER RELIEF.
           
 
KURUNEGALA CLUB ORGANIZED BREAKFAST TO WARD NOS. 48, 49 AND 50 OF "AYU BO WEWA" CANCER UNIT AT GENERAL HOSPITAL KURUNEGALA ON 11 APRIL 2018.
       
 
Marking the Sinhala andTAMILNew Year​ ​on 17 April 2018, the Y's Menettes Club of Bandarawela treated 14 Elders and 4 staff of the Elders' Home at Hali Ella, with a special New Year lunch. They also donated a gift pack to each elderly person.
       
 
           
 
Y's Men Club of Young Moratuwa donated 7 folding mattresses and 7 pillows to deserving poor people of our community on 11th March 2018.
               
 
Y's Men's Club of Dehiwela conducted another special Lenten charity project at Deraniyagala Estate on 17th March 2018 and donated Clothes, School Books ,Stationary, Reading Glasses and eatables to 30 estate workers and children of the estate workers.
       
 
               
 
LENTEN CHARITY PROJECT DONE BY THE Y's MENETTES CLUB OF BANDARAWELA at the DEV SUWA SEVANA Elders home Hali Ella near Bandarawela. The 14 elders and 4 staff of this Elders'home at Hali Ella were donated bed sheets, linen and toiletries like soap, toothpaste and tooth brushes valued at Rs 30,000/-on the 26th March 2018.
       
 
           
 
Y's Men Club of Young Moratuwa built and donated a Recreation Room for the inmates of the David Jayasundera Home for Elders - Panadura.
               
 
The Y's Men's Club of Dehiwela distributed warm clothing Hoodies, Shorts, Tee shirts and Reading glasses to 20 Estate Tea Pluckers and their families at a tea Estate off Nawalapitiya and 09 persons at the "Boys Town Nawalapitiya" in the upcountry of Sri Lanka to mark LENT 2018.
       
 
Young Moratuwa club Christmas donations to the children at the Blessing care Children's home. December 2017
       
 
           
 
YOUNG MORATUWA CLUB'S CHRISTMAS PROJECTS FOR Bethany home for Street Children,Sarvodaya Home for the abandoned Children and Blessing home for children of (single parents"-2017 DECEMBER
       
 
       
 
               
 
Y's Men's Club Moratuwa had an evening with the Elders of the Methodist Women's Home in Moratumulla Moratuwa on Wednesday 6th December 2017 with carols and dinner. All the elders,Matron & staff were presented with gift packs of toiletries.
         
 
Y's Men's Club of Dehiwela at Yasa Elder's Home Nugegoda in September 2017 where clothes were donated to the 20 elders including their staff.
       
                 
               
 
YM STEFAN OF THE DEHIWELA CLUB GIVES 2 NEEDY CHILDREN WHO LOST THEIR MOTHER AN UNFORGETTABLE CHRISTMAS 2017
       
 
               
 
Tree Planting Project by Kurunegala Club at Wegolla Primary School 0n 7th December 2017
       
 
       
 
Young Moratuwa club donated a Height & Weight Scale for the Ayurvedic Hospital in Lunawa, Moratuwa
             
 
Annual Day Of Sunshine on 1st December 2017 for the Differently abled inmates of the Katukurunda Home Moratuwa at the Hotel Randiya, Katukurunda Moratuwa​
       
                 
               
 
Annual treat to Lourdes Home Children 2017
       
 
             
 
Young Moratuwa Club donated coconut rafters to repair a needy person’s roof of her house.
             
 
Kurunegala club members taking part in 'Green Activites' by planting trees
           
 
On 27th of August 2017 Y's  Menettes  of Bandarawela gave a sumptuous breakfast and tea rations separately to all the elders and staff at Bandarawela Ascension Home for Elders. The Elders also received English and Sinhalese books for reading
         
 
Kurunegala club president donating a go-cart to a needy person August 2017.
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KURUNEGALA CLUB DONATED PANADOL, SOAP, TOOTHPASTE, TOOTH BRUSHES BOTTLES OF WATER TO fLOOD VICTIMS
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Misses Elizabeth and Magarath Halvorsen visited Moratuwa Club project at the Mentally Retarded Girls Home in Katukurunda  Moratuwa. A joint contribution from their Brother club Aars in Denmark, on this occasion they presented the Home with 2 brand new electric sewing machines which they them selves purchased from Singer Sri Lanka and sewing cloth materials to stitch pillow cases and other garments by the  inmates themselves to  the value over Rs 60,000/- (3rd April 2017)

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Elizabeth and Margartthe of  Y's Men Club of Norway visited Young Moratuwa members at their monthly meeting, visited  Bethany Home, YMCA Moratuwa and  Blessings Child Care Centre – Indibedda, Moratuwa. (April 2017)

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Kurunegala Club donated crutches to a person who met with an accident.

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Lenten Project by Dehiwela Club to the Salvation Army Children’s Home Dehiwela-March 2017
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Dehiwela club donates plastic chairs to RC Church in Hingurakgoda near Minneriya as a Lenten Period Project-March 2017
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Y's Men Club of Young Moratuwa on 5th March 2017 donated Rs.30,000/- to Regional Treasurer to subsidize the cost of members’ registration fees for the 2017 Regional Convention.
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Y’s Men’s Club of Young Moratuwa donated 500 exercise books to the Parish Priest of St.Mary's Church, Seeduwa
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Young Moratuwa Club donated 7 frocks and 11 suits to the children of the Sarvodaya Orphanage and treated them with dinner on 23rd December 2016.
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Young Moratuwa club held a Christmas Party at the Blessings Child Care Centre, Indibedda, Moratuwa on 17th December. Donated socks, shoes and toys to the children.
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Held a Bargain Sale on 3rd December to support the poorest of the poor to buy clothes and miscellaneous items at a very nominal rate. Proceeds used to help the poor in the community.
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Young Moratuwa club held a Christmas Party at the Bethany Home Orphanage on 18th December. Donated 12 school bags and dry rations. Santa gave away the gifts to the children.
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Young Moratuwa club taking part in the December 2016 Moratuwa YMCA carol service.
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Young Moratuwa club members attended the Inaugural Meeting of the proposed Menettes Club of Bandarawela along with DGE and Vice President of the Dehiwala Club on 1st December 2016.

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23 Members of Y's Men Club of Young Moratuwa and 12 Members of Y's Men Club of Moratuwa held a Joint Meeting on 25th November 2016 at the YMCA Moratuwa
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Y’s Men’s Club Moratuwa  donated 143 Clothes Boxes and 5 Water Filters 
together with toiletries to the “HALF WAY HOME” HIMBUTANA MULLERIYAWA which is aligned to the hospital for Mental Health on Saturday 22nd October 2016  to assist the Women’s section consisting 143 inmates.
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Awareness on eradication of Dengue- Project by Y's men”s Club of Negombo held on the 16th and 17th August 2016
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Eye camp by Negombo Y's Men's club jointly held with Lions Club at Sinhakuliya in August 2016
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Dehiwela Y's Men's club in action at Dolosbage off Nawalapitiya when estate Tamil people were displaced  due to the Land slides threat off Nawalapitiya at Dolosbage ;which is about 3000 Feet above Sea level. Donation of 25 hampers containing dry rations Milo, Milk Powder, Nestomalt , Rice, Dhal ,Salmon, Flour ,Sugar, Soaps ,Toothpaste, washing soap and clothes  to persons who were affected.
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Kurunegala club donated Canulas worth Rs. 18,500/- to the Thalassaemia ward at the Gen. Hospital Kurunegala on 31.05.2016
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Kurunegala club donating rice , dhal, Sugar, Milk powder, spices, Tea , and 50 bottle of water, (parcels)for 200 displaced families in Aranayaka.
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Moratuwa Club singing carols with the Moratumulla Elders' Home inmates
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Moratuwa Club - "Annual day of Sunshine held on the 6th of December for the inmates of the Katukurunda HMRG at the Hotel Randiya"
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Dehiwela Club supplies water supply, electric water pumps, Pipe lines done, showers and taps all fixed in the The Vandaramulai Village Batticoloa on 24th and 25th Oct 2015. They also provided a meal and some books after the project.

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Young Moratuwa club donated 4 benches and repaired swings to the Mentally retarded home in Katukurunda.
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Kurunegala Club donating a walker to retired sisters home METH SEVANA in Wennappuwa July 2015
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Kurunegala Club held a MEDICAL /  DENTAL AND EYE CAMP ON 21ST MARCH 2015 AT KATUKENDA ESTATE FOR THE VILLAGES OF MAKULPOTHA, HUNUPOLA AND DEBATAWALA. TOTAL NUMBER ATTENDEES- 412 .  8  Doctors,12 nurses  and 2 pharmacists attended to the patients

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Installation of the new Office bearers (2015/16) of the Young Moratuwa Club

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2015/16 - Young Moratuwa Club donates a wheel chair
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Donation of English books to 25 families in and around Diyatalawa on 12th July 2015 at the church in Bandarawela.
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Y's Men's and Menetes​'​ Clubs of Dehiwela combine and do a
Community Service project at the Elders home in Kotte - June 2015.
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Mnt Jeyam Kandiah of the Dehiwela Mnts club, provides cooked meals for the elders at the Madapatha Elders Home Piliyandala in May 2015

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Dehiwala Club takes its Tamil New Year Community Service Project to Eravur! 20 deserving children get a cooked meal and 20 parcels of dry rations!
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Dehiwela club members members donated English books to 16 children from Badulla and Bandarawela. Venue: Roman catholic church UVA.
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Dehiwala club members donates gifts of clothes, caps ballons and bags to the children at The Supum NIVASA Children's Home Maharagama
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Dehiwela Club donates clothes to Elders during LENT (2015) at Yasa Elders Home Boralesgamuwa
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Colombo Club Treasurer handing over Rs. 10,000/= towards the snack for  grade 10 & 11 students of Kumara Udhayam School in Kirulapona, Colombo, and students having a protein snack after school prior to their extra classes
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Roll back malaria and assistance to drought victims in NP Project of Dehiwela club
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DONATION OF A SUM OF RS. 10,000/- TO A NEEDY PERSON BY YOUNG MORATUWA CLUB
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Dehiwela club donates Linen to the sick room of the Blind school Ratmalana
Rations to Yasa elders home Boralesgamuwa,
lunch parcels from KFC ​to under priviledged boys at Maharagama children's home​
a wheel chair donated to Yasa Elders Home Boralesgamuwa;
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Negombo Club - Project for Christmas - Donation of Dry Rations to deserving families on 24.12.2013
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Kurunegala club-Donation of dry rations and clothes to Mahamukalanyaya Elders' Home
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Project of Wellawatte Club- Distribution of 185 pairs of school shoes
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A pair of crutches to an inmate of Kurunegala hospital and a walker to an inmate of Mother Theresa's home Wellawa - Kurunegala Club
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3 of the sponsored Children at the annual Christmas party of Lankadhara Infants/Girls Home - organized by Wellawatte Club
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Entrance gate and fence built by Kurunegala Club at Primary School in the village Siyabalangamuwa.
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Donating crutches and a walker to 9 disabled persons by PRD Lakshman Perera of Kurunegala Club
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Donation of baby gifts to under privileged expectant mothers in Bellanwila area to mark the 83rd club anniversary of Colombo Club - 3rd December 2013
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Christmas donations from Young Moratuwa Club
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Donation of a wheel chair to a disabled lady at Morontuduwa, Wadduwa   Christmas party held at Bethany Home - Moratuwa   Gifts of clothes, vouchers to buy school bags and shoes        
 
Demonstration to the mothers in Dabare Mawatha area. - How to prepare soya milk in their homes.- Colombo Club Project
         
 
 
Educating the advanced level students at GrandpassBalikaVidyalayahow to prepare soya milk. This was the first attempt in that area. –Colombo Club Project-
       
 
               
 
 
 
Donation of bed linen and towels to the inmates of David jayasundare Home for Elders Walane, Panadura - Young Moratuwa Club
           
 
 
A day with the differently abled youth at Thanamalwila -Negombo Club Project
         
 
 
Distribution of Dry Rations on 24 December 2012 at Negombo YMCA - By Negombo Y's Men's Club
       
 
             
 
 
Moragolla Village Development Project
         
 
 
Facilities provided for St. Helen'sGirls' Home in Batticoloa by the Sri Lanka Regional Board
   
       
   
         
44th Regional Convention – Sri Lanka Region held at Grand Oriental Hotel,
Colombo 1 on 22nd June 2019


The Inaugural ceremony of the 44th  Regional Convention commenced by Welcoming the Chief Guest Asia Area Secretary Y’s Woman Keiko Tonegawa and her husband Taro Tonegawa, by Regional Director’s wife Mrs. Mystica Seresinhe and Y’s youth Dulari Peiris by handing a bouquet of flowers and  pinning of  flowers respectively. This was  followed by lighting of floating candles by  RD Ranaraja Seresinhe,  Chief Guest, Asia Area Secretary Y’s woman Keiko Tonegwa and her husband ,   RDE Godfrey Francis, IPRD Prasantha De Silva, RS Suranganie Francis, RT V. Rajendran, PAP Rita Hettiarachi, Young ICM S.T. Thoumiyan , DG South Western, Joe Daniel,  
DG Central Eastern Ranjith Dayarathne and all the Club Presidents of Sri Lanka Region. 

The lighting of candles was followed by the  Flag Ceremony, where the club flags were carried by the respective club representatives to the call of MC and displayed throughout the Convention.  Outstanding feature was while the National flag was carried by IPRD, the Japanese flag was carried by Mr. Tonegawa. Thereafter the National Anthem  of Sri Lanka was sung which is traditional to this ceremony followed by the National Anthem of Japan.  This was followed by the Y’s Men’s Pledge and Prayer, with a moments silence observed for those of other faiths, followed by 2 minute's silence observed for deceased members and victims & the families of Easter Sunday terrorist attack. The Bible reading was done by RS Suranganie Francis followed by the traditional presentation of the Bible by RS to Regional Director Ranaraja Seresinhe.

YL Suranganie Francis of Young Moratuwa  Club was re-appointed as Convention Scribe,  while YM Milroy Manuel  of  Colombo club was appointed as the Y’s Guy.

RD Ranaraja, extended a warm welcome to all who gathered  for the 44th  Convention and said he is proud to be able to host it after the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka, on Easter Sunday on April 21st.    He said he was in two minds whether  Area Secretary could participate at this Convention due to the travel ban in their country due to the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka.  He specially, thanked  the  Area Secretary, Y’s woman Keiko Tonegawa and her husband Taro for attending the Convention in spite of the travel ban and showing their solidarity in Y’s Men International with Sri Lanka at this time. Then  he thanked all those who contributed for the success of the Convention. Finally he addressed the members and said, you chose to be a part of this organization because of our mutual passion for services to Community in worldwide. Your  passion helped us to come together and the energy we create allow us to achieve our goals, thus making the community a better place with our valued and cherished friendships, formed on a strong and common ground which makes them last for many years to come. He concluded with the Bible quote from Proverbs 3:5-6.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
                                  In all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight”

PAP Rita Hettiarachchi introduced the Chief Guest, Area Secretary Y’s woman Keiko Tonegawa and her husband Taro Tonegawa from Japan.  She said Area Secretary is a retired Educational Administrator and is academically and professionally qualified with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and a M.A. in English Education.
She has been a Director of Foreign languages & International Education of Saitama City for 15 yrs. & a Director of International Affairs Division of Saitama City to plan & implement measures to address the internationalization of the City administration for 13 yrs.  Currently an Asst. Language Teacher Coordinator to recruit, train and supervise 140 native English teachers in elementary & junior high schools in Saitama. Also serves as Town Coordinator of Saitama City, as the city is the venue for soccer and basketball games during  2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

She had joined the Y’s men Organization in 1998 as a Charter member of Y’s Men Club of Kawagoe.  She had been the Club President for 2002-2004 and 2008-2010,  District Governor of Kanto Tobu District of Japan East Region.  She held the position of RSD for BF/EF/TOF and ASF in  2014 and became RD in 2016 in Japan East Region. Presently, she is the Area Secretary of  Asia Pacific Area.
Y’s woman Keiko is a member of the YMCA Saitama City since 1973 and is a Board member since 1994. She has been appointed as Board member of the NCYMCA of Japan in 2019.

Chief Guest, Area Secretary Y’s woman Keiko Tonegawa then addressed the gathering and said,it is a pleasure and honor to be here at the Regional Convention with her husband Taro. She said AP Tanaka is very busy with preparations for Area Convention in July in Sendai, Japan  and therefore unable to come and his message is already published in  the workbook.  She said  on behalf of AP she  bring greetings and best wishes from Asia Pacific Area.   She also said that she respect and admire  the  courage of RD and his team for  having  the Convention, overcoming the  devastating situation in the country.  She said although the Sri Lanka Region has few members it does not matter as you have the strength and ability  to stand out in the area.
She said Y’s Men Organization  will be celebrating 100 yrs. in 2022  and the Area is very much involved with this event trying to meet the challenges set out for it and hope Sri Lanka Region too will be a part of it.
She also said that Y’s youth Pahani was a  good ambassador for  Sri Lanka in Japan West Region when she visited Japan recently  on a STEP Programme. Also you have a young ICM amidst you, so the presence of Sri Lanka Region is quite noticeable in  the International with his contributions at IC meetings.
She also said she is here to promote Asia Area Convention  in July in Sendai Japan and encourage members to participate at the Area Convention as there is still time to register.   Finally she said she will be continuing for a 2nd term as Area Secretary and look forward to working closely with Sri Lanka Region.                                                                              
Master of Ceremonies, YM Oswald Perera   introduced the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ruminda Herath  Gunaratne. He said Dr. Gunaratne  obtained his M.Sc. at University of London and MRCP in U.K.   Dr. Gunaratne has specialized in Neurology and presently he is attached to the Neurology unit at Colombo South Teaching Hospital at Kalubowila and mainly concentrate on the area of “Dementia” of elderly people.
In his Keynote address  Dr. Ruminda Herath Gunaratne   first thanked members of Y’s Men International for inviting him to speak at the 44th Annual Convention.  He made a Presentation on “Dementia”. This was a topic which took an interest in the members as most of them were senior citizens and  the discussions following the presentation was how to recognize the symptoms early and how it could be prevented.
   
Unlike previous years,  there was four  presentations by Y’s youth Jason Daniel of his IYC visit in 2019,  the STEP/YEEP  Student, Ms. Pahani Fernando who visited Japan West, and BF Delegate visits by YL Srimathi De Saram to Denmark in June 2017 and YL Suranganie Francis to South Korea in Sept. 2018. 
On conclusion of Business Session I,  RD Ranaraja announced the names of RDE and DGEs for Y’s year 2019/20.  RDE – YM V. Rajendran, DGE/SW- YM Milroy Manuel  and  DGE/CE - YM Ranjith Dayaratne.

Thereafter, the Incoming RD Godfrey Francis addressed the participants. Firstly he thanked God for giving him the opportunity to lead this Region for a second time and also for helping him to recover in  time for the Convention after a serious accident.  He said he joined the Y’s Men Club of Young Moratuwa in 1993, introduced by PRD Darrel Perera and served in the Club under various positions to date. He was the District Governor-South Western in 2001 and been a RSD and served in the Regional Board since 1996. He was nominated as RDE in 2016/17 .  He introduced his theme “ Come let’s pull together” and invited all to join, to move forward setting aside all differences and develop the organization where you would be proud to be a member, thereby attracting members to achieve the goal in keeping with Challenge 2022.  Concluding his address he quoted Bible Verse from Isaiah 43:18-19.     

         “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past, See, I am doing a new thing!
           Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams
           in the wasteland”

RD Ranaraja Seresinhe  in  his Valedictory address said that he is satisfied with the outcome of the results of Y’s year 2018/19 with peaceful Board meetings and excellent time management. All the Regional calendar activities were carried out.  Happy to mention that National General Secretary of YMCA attended a few Board meetings which was a noticeable change.  He said his primary objective was to increase the membership. Major issues being the  aging membership and Rupee depreciation on international currencies for payment  of International dues.
He first thanked his own club Y’s Men club of Young Moratuwa for their monitory contribution and for the member participation at every Y’s event.  The club members attended as a team in numbers for other club activities to motivate them and said it is the Y’s Men spirit. 

Thereafter, he thanked  each and every club in the region, specially mentioning the good work carried out by each club during his term. Special mention was made of YM V. Ariyaratnam  of Wellawatte club and applauded him for increasing the members to 15 from 03 as promised, before his year end.  Also, special mention was made of YL Sugi Thevabalasingham, who was instrumental in Chartering  the new club of West Colombo. Then he thanked all the Board members individually  for their services and support, for their encouraging words which enabled him to complete the Y’s Year successfully.  Finally, he thanked the members for their participation, and specially thanked his wife Mystica for supporting him in his Y’s work throughout the year.

Then RD Godfrey Francis   announced his Regional Team for the year 2019/20.  After the presentation of Regional Awards, the Convention was concluded with a Prayer







Current Club Ongoing Projects
NAME OF CLUB PROJECT 1 PROJECT 2 PROJECT 3 PROJECT 4 PROJECT 5
Colombo Soup Kitchen for 75 children and elderly Educational sponsorship given to 09 children through various organizations Meals for 55 childrenatBadowita centre duringtheirstudy time in the afternoon 3 daysamonth. Monthly Financial assistance to VocationalTraining Centre of Matara YMCA -
Dehiwela Home for Mentally retarded children, Maharagama

St. Joseph’s Elders’ Home, Madapatha
Elders’ Home, Kotte

Clarendon Home, Mt. Lavinia

Blind School Ratmalana Freedom Home, Colombo
Wellawatte Lankadhara Girls/infants Home Wellawatte Methodist Elders’ Home Weelawatte Brohier Men’s Home Social Action League Wellawatte

Seeduwa Blind Colony

Kotte Contributions monthly to Bethlehem Crèche Visit to Madiwela Elders Home   - -
Kurunegala Season tickets given monthly to children of Lourdes Girls Home 05 students receive tuition fees from Norway Sri Lanka Bursary Fund Tuition fees for 1 student contribution from club members Sewing classes conducted for 7 girls -
Moratuwa Donation of 50kg bag of rice to Suhada Home by Menettes - - - -
Nuwara Eliya - - - - -
Young Moratuwa Daily breakfast sponsored for under privileged at Convent of Our Lady of Victories Monthly financial help for A/Level student - - -
Negombo Foster Parent Schemefor poor girl - - - -
Mahanuwara

 

Support for single parent families in poor village Providing 43 inmates of the Geli Oya Home a meal once a month �This month's meal was given on the 30th of August 2012. The total cost for this was Rs.6,600 Once in every three months a medical clinic to assess the inmate's general health is being carried out at Geli Oya Home. Two doctors from the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital headed by DG C/E Dr. Shavindra Dias examine the inmates. Approximately Rs.1, 500.00 is spent on medicine for the inmates. - -
Y Service Club of Cinnamon Gardens Home for incurables Belihuloya St. Mary�s Sunday School Foster Children�s care - -

NEWS ARCHIVE


Area President Rita Hettiarachchi concludes an extremely fruitful & noteworthy year in office as at 30th June 2009 as Area President 2008/09 - Asia Area ! !

Rita Hettiarachchi

She still serves the Area as the Area Executive Officer in AP Troika! ! During her period in office , affairs in the Region were conducted in an extremely efficient & exemplary manner . The culmination of events of her tenure was the very successful Asia Area Convention 2009 & the Youth Conference 2009 which was hosted by Sri Lanka Region & held in Colombo from 31st July; 2009 to 2nd August 2009. She played a major role along with the Host Convention Committee in organising same & its grand success , encountering many obstacles in organising same . Congratulations & Well done AP Rita and wish you aspire to greater heights in Y's dom for its betterment in the years ahead.
IPRD Nihal Peiris



 
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