New Century District Governor
The adventurous young Camillus stepped out from St. Anthony’s College Wattala, and chose banking as his career and had his first stint at Hatton National Bank. He then became an international banker by joining the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank in Dubai. Although he earned well his greater yearning was to return to Mother Lanka and become his own master. He returned and launched his own property business under the name of Lands Solutions Pvt. Limited.
District Governor Camillus Fernando had his initiation as a member of Lions Club of Hendala in the year 2004, and from there he made steady progress up the ladder of Lionism from position to position as President, Zone Chairperson and Region Chairperson and then as District Governor.
He proved his mettle as a Leader and effective organizer by serving very successfully as the Chairperson for Banquet and Ceremonials on two occasions and also as District Chairperson for Melvin Jones Night.
He has been honoured by 10 International Presidents with their Special Appreciation Awards for his selfless and invaluable contribution to the cause of humanity.
He bagged the Lions International Hero Award for his excellence in office as Cabinet Secretary to District Governor Priyantha Fernando, and his family too received recognition for their contribution to the cause of Lionism and the District as the Lions’ Family of the Year.
In addition to his services to the District and Lions International, he served his own club by taking up the Chairmanship of the Lions Vocational Training Centre. His solidified sincerity and impenetrable integrity earned him a place in the Board of Trustees of the Sight First Hospital, where he is serving as the Treasurer to date.
Although he is a born leader, he had the humility to submit himself for leadership programs at the Lions’ Leadership Training Institute in Pune, India and Faculty Development Institute of Lions Clubs International, in Colombo. These have certainly further tempered his skills to give excellent leadership to the district as Governor in the Centenary Year.
The Lions of District 306 B1 who had unwavering faith in this proven leader gave him an overwhelming mandate at the Twelfth Annual Convention held in Jaffna on 7th May, 2017 by electing him as the Centennial & New Century District Governor of District 306 B1 for the fiscal year 2017/2018.
If a reference is to be made to the personal life of District Governor Camillus Fernando, he is married to Lady Padmini, who is his eternal source of inspiration and affection as a charming wife, who is also a caring mother to their lovely son and daughter who are pursuing their studies.
LION CAMILUS FERNANDO PMJF, MAF
NEW CENTURY DISTRICT GOVERNOR
FISCAL YEAR 2017/18