The 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) took place on September 9, 2023. The meeting was presided over by Mr. M. M. Aheeyar, the Chairperson of the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum (2022/2023), and attended by LRWHF members and staff. The AGM provided an opportunity for the LRWHF to update its members on the progress made over the past year.
Mr. M. M. Aheeyar, the Chairperson of the Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum, commenced the proceedings with a warm welcome to all attendees. Dr Tanuja Ariyananda Chief Executive Officer of LRWHF presented the Annual Report. Her presentation shed light on LRWHF’s successes from the previous year, including significant milestones such as the 2nd International Conference of SARNET, Technical Training Programs for SARNET members, and productive engagements with the private sector. Dr. Ariyananda delved into the core of LRWHF’s activities, elaborating on its objectives: promotion, research and development, training, networking, and the exchange of valuable information.
At the conclusion of her presentation, LRWHF members expressed their appreciation for the achievements of the LRWHF team, led by Dr. Tanuja Ariyananda
Mr. Rajith Kakillaarchchi, the Finance Manager of the LRWHF , presented the audited financial statements on behalf of the Treasurer for the year ending March 31, 2023. All AGM attendees received hardcopies of the both annual reports and LRWHF Financial Statements for FY 2022/23.
Election of the LRWHF Board of Directors:
All LRWHF members present at the AGM unanimously agreed and appointed the following members to serve as the Board of Directors for the 2023/2024 period:
Board of Directors 2023/2024:
Honorary Chairperson – Eng Deva Hapugoda
Honorary Vice Chairperson – Prof. (Ms.) Aruni Weerasinghe
Honorary Secretary – Mr. P. R. Attygalle
Honorary Assistant Secretary – Mr. Rajindra de Silva Ariyabandu
Honorary Treasurer – Dr. C. S. Weeraratna
Honorary Assistant Treasurer – Mr. Emanual Gunaratnam
Honorary Non-Post Director – Mr. M. M. M. Aheeyar
In his address to the forum members, the newly appointed Chairperson, Eng Deva Hapugoda, expressed his gratitude for their confidence in him. He pledged to continue working with the same dedication and commitment to elevate the LRWHF to new heights and continue the valuable work of the past 26 years.
The AGM served as a forum for LRWHF members to identify and propose new avenues for expanding the practice of rainwater harvesting in the country.
As LRWHF embarks on another year filled with dedication and innovation, extends its gratitude for the members and partners for their unwavering support. LRWHF is ready to make an even greater impact in the years that lie ahead.