Roshan Perera appointed 56th President of Rotary Club of Colombo West | Daily News

Roshan Perera appointed 56th President of Rotary Club of Colombo West


The Rotary Club of Colombo West recently held its 56th installation event in Colombo. The Chapter is the largest in Rotary District 3220, pioneering many important projects for the community in general ranging from provision of Hydro Electricity, Shelter, Eye Clinics, De-mining, Donation of Wheel Chairs, Computer Training and Solar Lighting.

Entrepreneur Roshan Perera was elected President with a distinguished Board of Directors to ably support him. The new President together with the new Board Directors called to serve Rotary Club of Colombo West each fulfills a unique and important role. The Club President will set goals for the club, support and create values for members and lead all meetings, while being actively involved in all club initiatives.

“Our club is extremely fortunate to have the dedication of our visionary officers for 2016 - 2017. They are highly accomplished leaders in our industry who not only help our club tremendously, but represent Rotary nationally and internationally with great pride,” said Roshan Perera, the newly installed President who will be the youngest to serve the Rotary Club of Colombo West, he is also recognized as the youngest Major Donor in District 3220.

Roshan Perera is a Sri Lankan entrepreneur, business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He was the CEO of Dainichi Creations (Pvt) Ltd in 1996 which he geared to make it into Asia's largest ceramic figurine manufacturing company. He eventually owned the company employing over 5000 staff. The company was the flagship supplier to multinationals like Disney, Hallmark and Walmart.

At 22, he was considered the youngest Sri Lankan billionaire entrepreneur to run organizations with over 10 billion Sri Lankan rupees turnover. By 2001, his business empire was diversified into ceramics, packaging, freight-forwarding, clothing and fashion, nightclubs and entertainment, media and investments.

His flagship company Platinum Holdings is considered to have investments of over $200 million diversified in countries from Australia to India. 


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