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'RANSAI 2008' at Lakeview Park, Kandy from Dec. 26

'RANSAI 2008', Rajans Ninety-fifth Scout Anniversary International, the scout leadership and adventure program, the first ever fully sponsored scouts' international adventure event in Sri Lanka will be held at the Lakeview Park International Scout Centre, Dharmaraja College, Kandy from December 26th to 30th.

RANSAI 2008 is being organised by the 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group, the second oldest scout group in Sri Lanka, formed in the year 1913 and the Old Rajans Scout Association, the first group to form an old scout association in Sri Lanka in 1978, as their 6th international event to mark the 95th anniversary of the Group and the 30th anniversary of the Association.

Prior to this, both, the Group and the Association have organised five international events - Dharmaraja Centenary JIM in 1987, DESAI Jamborette in 1994, Rajans Venture in 1997, Rajans Millennium Jamboree in 2000 and the Rajans JIM 2003 in 2003 on a grand scale to commemorate their long history.

The 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Group has a great history in the local and international scout arena with its first great achievement, 'The King's Flag' they won for three consecutive years in 1917, 1918 and 1919, for producing the highest number of Kings Scouts in the Commonwealth.

From the year 1993 upto 2006, they won the Island Merit Flag for being the Best Scout Group in Sri Lanka consecutively. 'Forward with Strength' is the theme of the 'RANSAI 2008' and two senior scouts from each scout and girl guides group in Sri Lanka as well as from each overseas country will be invited to participate in the program.

S. M. Keerthiratne, President of Sri Lanka Scout Association and the Principal of Dharmaraja College, will be the Chief of 'RANSAI 2008'.

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