Pasindu Gunaratne, a young engineer, has been appointed new chairman of the National Youth Services Council (NYSC).
Gunaratne’s appointment was made yesterday (17) by youth affairs and sports minister Roshan Ranasinghe.
The minister has strong faith in his leadership qualities and commitment for empowering youths, for which he has been acclaimed.
A civil-engineer by profession, the 25-year-old is presently an undergraduate at Sabaragamuwa University and a law student.
He also holds a BEng (Hons) in Civil & Infrastructure Engineering from the Kingston University and a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying & Construction from De Montfort University (UK).
A proud product of Royal College, Colombo, Gunaratne is also president of Lion’s Club of Colombo 07, making a considerable impact on that community.
Minister Ranasinghe expressed confidence that his leadership qualities and engineering background will help him to spearhead new projects and new beginnings to empower youths and nurture their skills for their future success.