Mr. Gihan Amil Abeysundara assumed duties as the new District Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Scout Association, Colombo District Branch auspiciously on 1st February 2020. Mr. Abeysundara has served the Colombo District Branch as an Assistant District Commissioner and more recently as Deputy District Commissioner. He was nominated to the new position by the President, Chairman of the Executive Committee and outgoing District Commissioner of Colombo District , Mr. Suren Wickramathilake. The nomination was made to Major General Milinda Peiris, Chief Commissioner of Sri Lanka Scout Association who appointed Mr. Abeysundara.
An active old boy of D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo 7, Mr. Abeysundara furthered his studies at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore, South Bank University, London and at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK where he qualified as a Civil Engineer.
Mr. Abeysundara joined the Scout Movement in 1992 as a Junior Scout and was among of the first five President Scouts ever produced by his Alma Mater. He was the Scout Leader of D. S. Senanayake College for many years until he was invited to serve the movement at District level. He is also the first wood badge holder from his school.
Mr. Abeysundara has participated and led many contingents of Scouts and Leaders for Scout Jamborees both at national and international level. He has also attended several Asia Pacific Regional and World Conferences held in Bangladesh, Korea, Philippines, Slovenia and Azerbaijan.
Mr. Abeysundara is currently the Managing Director of Amil Industries, Chief Engineer of Amil Builders and Director of Amil Trading. He is married to Heshini and are blessed with three children.