The newly appointed Deputy Chief Scout Commissioner Mr. M.F. S. Muheed officially assumed duties on Saturday 5th March 2022 at 9 30 a.m. at the National Scout Headquarters in the presence of a large and distinguished gathering.

Mr. Muheed who was educated at Zahira College has been a scout and Scout Leader of 28th Colombo Open Scout Group and then proceeded to become a Scout Master at Zahira College 11th Colombo Scout Group
Thereafter he was appointed as District Scout Leader and Asst. District Commissioner of Colombo District.
In 1992 he was appointed as a Headquarters Commissioner and in 2001 appointed as Asst. Chief Commissioner. In 2011 he was appointed as Special Commissioner and held the position till he assumed duties with his new appointment.

He has qualified as a Wood-badge Scout Leader.

He has also been awarded the Silver Lion the highest award for services to the scout Movement in Sri Lanka by by HE the Chief Scout of Sri Lanka in 2009 apart from several other awards he has received earlier.

He has also been awarded the Good Services Award in 2007 and the Asia Pacific Region Chairman’s Award in 2022 by the Asia Pacific Region of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement.

He has also served as a member of Programme, Sub Committee, Public Relations Sub Committee and Scouting Profile Sub Committee of the Asia Pacific Region.

He has represented Sri Lanka as the Contingent Leader at the All India Jamboree in 1982 and Asia Pacific Regional and Malaysian National Jamboree in 1997.

He has a vast experience by attending APR workshops and conferences in Singapore. Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Nepal, Saudi Arabia and Maldives.

Mr. Janaprith Fernando. in his address said that he has selected the most suitable and deserving person to be recommended for the appointment as Deputy Chief Commissioner by HE Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President and Chief Scout of Sri Lanka.
He further detailed out the activities being carried out to reach the membership growth as per the strategic plan and requested the cooperation of everyone.

Mr. Muheed renewed the Scout Promise along with everyone present and the Chief Commissioner Mr Janaprith Fernando presented the warrant of appointment.

A video presentation of the DCC was presented by the National Scout Media unit.
Mr. Muheed in his address thanked the Chief Commissioner for selecting him as his Deputy and detailed his scout career and undertook to carry out his duties with the experience he has gained over the several years as a Commissioner and take scouting to greater heights along with the Chief Commissioner.
He requested the support of everyone to carry out his duties successfully and thanked everyone for gracing the occasion.

Mr. Pratheepan District Commissioner of Batticaloa, Prof. Nimal de Silva former Chief Commissioner, Mr. Sharon Rajamani Chairman of Colombo Scout Gang, Mr. Srinath Gooneratne former President of Sri Lanka Scout Association and Miss Aaisha Zuhair representing the Family expressed their felicitations.

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