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.