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History

History

Inner Wheel was introduced to Sri Lanka in 1965 by Mrs. Gerty Billimore and Mrs Jerry Nilgiri when the Inner Wheel Club of Colombo was formed. The pioneer club received its Charter on 1st February 1966 at a ceremony held at Hotel Taprobane. Amongst the speakers at the event were Mr. Jabi A Cader, Mayor of Colombo and Rtn D.B. Ellepola, President of Rotary Club of Colombo

We initially belonged to District 320 and 321 which included Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In 1985, Sri Lanka bifurcated and thus District 322 was formed With Mrs. Nirmalie Gunatilleke as the first leader of our District. As at today we have 20 Clubs with a membership of 466.

Since the year 1987/88,08 Sri Lankan members have been International Inner Wheel Representatives and Board Members and 05 Sri Lankan members have been elected as International Inner Wheel Board Directors. Mrs. Nirmalie Gunatilleke of Colombo West was one of the first recipients of the Margaret Golding Award bestowed by International Inner Wheel for highly commendable personal services and was followed by Late Mrs. Annie Samaranayake of Ja-Ela/Kandana, Mrs. Kumari Kulatunge of Inner Wheel Club of Kandy, and Mrs. Mala Weerasekera of Inner Wheel Club of Colombo West.

Charter Club of Inner Wheel District 322
Charter Club of Inner Wheel District 322

Down the Memory Lane

1985/86

Mrs. A. W. Browne

Theme: Communicate

Mrs. Nirmalie Gunatilleke

Theme: Communicate

1986/87

Mrs. Minna Kapoor

Theme: Cooperate

Mrs. Annie Samaranayake

Theme: Cooperate

1987/88

Mrs. D. Bailey

Theme: Have Patience

Mrs. Indrani Atukorale

Theme: Have Patience

1988/89

Mrs. A. Dowson

Theme: Protect children they are the future

Mrs. Nadine Mediwake

Theme: Protect children they are the future

1989/90

Dr. B. Taylor

Theme: Put your heart into it

Mrs. Gwendoline Tissera

Theme: Put your heart into it

1990/91

Mrs. M. Spenning

Theme: Give our world a future

Mrs. Yvette De Silva

Theme: Give our world a future

1991/92

Mrs. M, Mcknight

Theme: Take time

Mrs. Pearl Masilamani

Theme: Take time

1992/93

Mrs. G.R. Bowman

Theme: Understanding

Mrs. Lilian Pereira

Theme: Understanding

1993/94

Mrs. Anita Aggrawal

Theme: Expand and serve better

Mrs. Goolbai Gunasekera

Theme: Expand and serve better

1994/95

Mrs. B. Bennett

Theme: Widen your horizons

Mrs. Chandrani Gunawardena

Theme: Widen your horizons

1995/96

Mrs. I. Dubbledam De Klerk

Theme: Open your heart and your home

Mrs. Thangam Fenandopulle

Theme: Open your heart and your home

1996/97

Mrs. Beth Mcneil

Theme: Look beyond yourself, be involved

Mrs. Gladys Perera

Theme: Look beyond yourself, be involved

1997/98

Mrs. E. Jones

Theme: Together we are stronger

Mrs. Lalani Alwis

Theme: Together we are stronger

1998/99

Mrs. L. Richardson

Theme: Make our world a better place

Mrs. Kusum Samarasinghe

Theme: Make our world a better place

1999/2000

Mrs. L. Pettigrew

Theme: Reach out, keep hope alive, turn living into giving

Mrs. Renuka Amalean

Theme: Reach out, keep hope alive, turn living into giving

2000/01

Mrs. V. Bolton

Theme: Strangers are friends we have not met

Mrs. Mohini Gunasekera

Theme: Strangers are friends we have not met

2001/02

Mrs. C. Buchanan

Theme: Enthusiasm

Mrs. Rohini Tudawe

Theme: Enthusiasm

2002/03

Mrs. S. Svenson

Theme: Care for the future

Dr. Carmel Fernandopulle

Theme: Care for the future

2003/04

Mrs. E. Harsant

Theme: Make friendship positive

 Mrs. Diana Rahaman

Theme: Make friendship positive

2004/05

Mrs. M. Hanekamp Van De Kamp

Theme: Work together and give hope

Mrs. Kanthi Fernandopulle

Theme: Work together and give hope

2005/06

Mrs. Ena Fandal

Theme: Support gives strength

Mrs. Vinitha Gunaratne

Theme: Support gives strength

2006/07

Mrs. Janet Day

Theme: Show that you care through friendship and service

Mrs. Mangales Pathmanathane

Theme: Show that you care through friendship and service

2007/08

Mrs. K. Ramakrishna

Theme: Communicate our vision

Mrs. Priyanthi Perera

Theme: Communicate our vision

2008/09

Mrs. Suzanne Neilson

Theme: Realise your visions, make a difference

Mrs. Indira Kandasamy

Theme: Realise your visions, make a difference

2009/10

Mrs. Ann Fryer

Theme: HELP bring HOPE

Mrs. Swarna Soysa

Theme: HELP bring HOPE

2010/11

Dr. Mrs. Palevi Shah

Theme: Commit with conviction, compassion and consistency

Mrs. Mala Edirisinghe

Theme: Commit with conviction, compassion and consistency

2011/12

Mrs. Catherine Referbert

Theme: Think ahead- aim high

Mrs. Roshani Peiris

Theme: Think ahead- aim high

2012/13

Mrs. Carole Young

Theme: Be a friend

Mrs. Joan Jayamanne

Theme: Be a friend

2013/14

 Mrs. Gabriella Adami

Theme: We, for women

Mrs. Vanathy Ravindran

Theme: We, for women

2014/15

Mrs. Abha Gupta

Theme: Light the path

Mrs. Shantha Jayalath

Theme: Light the path

2015/16

Mrs. Charlotte De Vos

Theme: Unique and united

Mrs. Radha Sunderampillai

Theme: Unique and united

2016/17

Mrs. Oluyemisi Alatise

Theme: Touch a heart

Mrs. Viji Ketheeshwaran

Theme: Touch a heart

2017/18

Dr. Mrs. Kapila Gupta

Theme: Leave a lasting legacy

Mrs. Viji Ketheeshwaran

Theme: Leave a lasting legacy

2018/19

Mrs. Christine Kerby

Theme: Empower and evolve

Mrs. Nirmalie Gunatilleke

Theme: Empower and evolve