The 23rd Annual General Meeting of Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) was held on 5th September 2020 at Rain Center Pelawatte, Battaramulla. Honorary Board of Directors, members, and staff members of LRWHF participated in the meeting. The meeting was organized under the health and safety guidelines for enhancing protection of staff and invitees and preventing spread of COVID 19.
Dr Tanuja Ariyananda , Chief Executive Director of LRWHF presented the Annual Progress Report and progress of activities during the period ending 31st August 2020. Mr Rajith Kakillarachchi Accountant presented the financial statement of LRWHF on behalf of the treasurer Dr C.S Weerarathne. ‘’Varsha’’ trilingual newsletter was launched at the meeting and distributed among the participants.
The members adapted the annual report of Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum for the review period together with the Audit report and minutes of the 22rd Annual General Meeting. The council of the management / board of Directors were elected for the year 2020-2021 by members as Mr Rajindra Ariyabandu re- elected as the honorary chairman .Mr Emanual Gunathilaka elected as the honorary non post director. The office bearers of the forum for year 2020- 2021 as follows
Hony. Chairperson – Mr Rajindra Ariyabandu
Hony. Vice Chairperson – Eng N.U.K Ranathunga
Hony. Secretary -Mr M.M.M Aheeyar
Hony. Assistant Secretary – Mr Deva Hapugoda
Hony. Treasurer – Dr C.S Weeraratna
Hony. Assistant Treasurer – Archt U.A.B Kaushalya
Hony. Non-Post Director – Mr Emanual Gunathilaka
Successes, strengths, problems and constraints of previous years were discussed . Furthermore, new strategies, initiatives and focus areas on promoting rain water harvesting ,such as involving students and researchers from universities , promote institutional RWH systems and use of social media to promote RWH were brought up at the AGM.