President Ranjith Gunathilake went on national television to talk about the club’s project to address oral cancer with the support of TRF, the Rotary Clubs of Alnwick and Honolulu Sunset and Project Sri Lanka (UK).

September 24th 2016


The Club launched its 75th anniversary celebrations by planting a Rotary Friendship Tree in the Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens.  A project was also held at the Provincial Secretariat under the aegis of the Chief Minister of the Central Province and the Governor of Rotary District 3220.  School bags were distributed to seventy five poor school children, limbs and wheel chairs were gifted to the physically disabled and hearing aids were given to the hearing impaired.


PDG Suri Rajan became the District's 1st Arch Klumph Society Member



Club Member Rtn. Gowri Rajan became the first woman in the District and in Zone 4 to become a District Governor.


The multi-year signature project the Gift of Hearing was launched with the support of a private donor from Denmark



Rtn. B. D. R. Suri Rajan became the 2nd club member to hold the office of District Governor.


We elected our 1st female President and the Club became a 100 per cent PHF and EREY Club.



The Grant a Smile project was launched with support from overseas Rotary Clubs to provide for 700 tsunami orphans.  The project now continues as a scholarship fund for needy students from grade school to university and has doctors to its credit.


We participated in the District’s School Re-awakening project in the wake of the 2006 Boxing Day tsunami building a school in Potuvil in the Eastern Province.



The Club was awarded Candle 65 in Rotary’s World Candle Series for its hearing care project financed by a 3 H Grant of US $ 192,000 and carried out in partnership with Rotary Clubs in Sweden.


Club member Rtn. Dr. V. Vijayakumaran was the first club member to serve as District Governor.



A 3-H Grant of USD 100,000 from Rotary International financed one of the Club’s oldest signature projects “Micro Loans for Small Business Development”. We partnered with the Rotary Club of Singapore on this project.


The Centre for Handicapped was set up with the support of NORAD, The Rotary Foundation, the Rotary Club of Enkonping (Sweden) and the Rotary Club of Kandy.

13th July  1974


An orchid created in memory of Rotary Founder Paul Harris (Dendrobium memorial Paul Harris) by club member Rtn. Eric Garth was unveiled at the installation of President G. H. B. Ekanayake


The banner of the Rotary Club of Kandy was designed by the Club’s Secretary Rtn. Siri Patinayake.  It incorporates the Octagon of the Temple of the Tooth and a drummer with the drum (Anda Bera) traditionally used to announce royal edicts.

February 24th 1942


The Charter ceremony was held under the patronage of District Governor Sri Chittapalam Gardiner

September 24th 1941

The Club received its Charter from Rotary International.

Early 1941


A first gathering of interested citizens of the World Heritage City of Kandy met to consider the possibility of starting the 4th Rotary Club in Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon) under the leadership of E. T. Dawson, the Government Agent in Kandy at that time.

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