Gaya Weerawardena wins Lion Lady Of the Year Award | Daily News

Gaya Weerawardena wins Lion Lady Of the Year Award

Gaya Weerawardena has won the Lion Lady Of the Year Award. Hailing from Colombo, Gaya completed her primary education at the Meerigama Primary school which was her family hometown.

She then studied at Sujatha Vidyalaya and Visaka Vidyalaya. Being the eldest in a family of three girls, Gaya was the first to get her undergraduate degree in Physical Science from the Colombo University. At the age of 21, Gaya got married and is blessed with two daughters who are currently residing in Ireland.

After working in the private sector for many years, Gaya and her husband started their own company A-Plus Wrought Iron Company PVT(LTD) which manufactures wrought iron hand railings, balcony railings, gates, and furniture. The company which began in 2001, is still being run successfully by the couple. Gaya is currently the Director of the company.

Gaya joined Lionisn in the year 2007 as a Charter member for the Lions Club of Biyagama North of the 306 B2 District. She was involved in numerous projects over the years pertaining to serving the needy in Sri Lanka. The main project being the Golden Jubilee Eye Hospital, Gaya’s district persistently carries out fund raising events to raise money for the hospital.

Gaya was selected as the Treasurer for the Lion Ladies Committee for 2021/2022. Along with her Patron and the Lion Ladies in the district, they were able to raise Rs 4.2 million to buy an OCT Scanner for the Eye Hospital. Gaya thanks District Governor Lion Kaushal Rajapaksa and Lion Lady Lion Shirani Rajapaksa for the guidance provided in performing her duties. Gaya was awarded the highest award a Lion can receive which is the Lion Lady of the Year 2021/2022. It is due to her hard work, commitment, and dedication she was able to achieve this recognition. She promises to work with commitment to serve society to the best of her ability.


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