2017 For Gecko Sri Lanka

Happy 2017 everyone!

We’re a month into the new year, well on your way to that new year’s resolution goal of “New Year, New Me”. Well Gecko itself has a new(ish) team leading the way for 2017, so I thought I’d take the chance to introduce us and what we have planned for the new year.


Yasath Samarage
The new face of Gecko Sri Lanka, Yas is taking the reins as our president this year. One of our founding members, Yas has been a key player for us for the last 13 years! But it’s not all work with Yas, any chance he gets he’ll be dropping movie quotes like no tomorrow… even if a lot of the time we struggle to place them.13322127_10153922274113801_6764710462743254997_n-copy

Vice Presidents
Denesh & Ashan
Introducing the duo who are taking the role of joint Vice President. You’ve come to know Deno as the lovable host of the Gecko Pub Quiz, with his unique mash up of comedy and charisma.

Backed up by your favourite geek Ash (aka me), whose moustache ends up all over Instagram and Facebook every November. We’ll be Yas’s right (and left) hands these next 2 years… though… you’ll have to make do with just Deno during Comicon… #GeekLife.


Second of the Sri’ siblings, Dharsh is stepping in as secretary. With an infectious smile that keeps us all cheerful, Dharsh is our number one for lifting our spirits. Though don’t let that fool you, as the previous 1st lady of Gecko, she’s a seasoned pro at keeping us in order.


New to the committee, and to the charity itself, Dilani is taking the role of Treasurer. With a captivating and bubbly personality, Dilani is a welcome addition to the team. We’re looking forward to having her fresh perspective and ideas to help take Gecko into 2017.

Special Advisory
Last but not least, Semini our special advisory (also known as Spad). To be honest we don’t really know what this position will entail, as we just made it up for her, but we just couldn’t go another 2 years without Sem having a role within the committee.

Also with another year, comes another set of events!!

The Gecko Pub Quiz
Our ongoing event held at The Railway Tavern in London Liverpool Street. A night of comedy, pub food, and Deno’s personal flair as our returning host. We’ll be posting information on this shortly, but for now please keep March 12th (Sunday 5pm-8.30pm) free for what promises to be an excellent night! Also there’s bigger and better prizes to be won, so bring your A game!

The Gecko Sixes
Our annual cricket tournament full of sun, fun, and of course… MUTTON ROLLS (other snacks available). Once again happening over the summer period, look out for more info on this in the future.

And of course, yet again I’m raising money for testicular & prostate cancer under Gecko’s name this coming November. Enjoy 1 month of me desperately struggling to grow a moustache in the name of men’s health!

So once again, Happy 2017, we hope to see you at our events, and hope you have a great year!!

Written By Ashan Herath


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Gecko Sri Lanka is a UK registered charity founded in the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami by a group of second generation Sri Lankan students.
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