Second Vice District Governor Born in an affluent business family at Point Pedro, Jaffna he joined the famous Hartley College in Jaffna and pursued his secondary education. Subsequently he joined the Colombo University and passed out as a medical officer. Over the years he established a medical practice in the north of Colombo, which has grown into fully fledged dispensary and Surgery. He was compassionate and treated poor patients free of charge. His popularity in the area was increasing day by day, until he was requested to contest the municipal elections, which he won with an overwhelming majority. He was a popular MMC who strived to serve the people. He was the chairman of Health ofSanitation Committee if the Colombo Municipal Council during his tenure as a MMC. He was invited to join the Lions Club of Colombo Circle by Lion Dr. Kunalan in the year 2001 and became a Director of the Board. He served the less fortunate with commitment and dedication in keeping with our theme “We Serve”.In addition to Lionism he is involved in many service and professional organizations. He is the president of the Vivekananda Society, which runs the Vivekananda College and many religious societies.THE LIONHe joined the Lions Club of Colombo Circle in the year 2001 and became its president in 2003. During his presidency the club excelled in many service activities especially in conducting medical camps far and wide. His profession helped him to specialize in diabetes screening and the creation of awareness of the dreaded disease. During the governorship of PBA Gratien Gunawardhana is 2005/2006, he organized a massive Diabetes screening project at the Fort Railway Station screening more than 5000 patients and distributing leaflets on the control of Diabetes. This was a wonderful publicity project for our district enhancing the image of Lionism in the eyes of the public. The project brought him a personal appreciation award from the international president. 2013 too he organized a diabetes screening project at the Fort Railway Station and screened more than 200 patients and referred those requiring surgery to the golden jubilee eye hospital through his lions club. Many clubs requested his assistance to conduct Diabetes and Medical Clinics in their areas and he always obliged by taking the medicine, equipment and nurses free of charge. More than 45 clubs in the district have enjoyed the assistance given by him. He has served the district with dedication over the years having been appointed as Zone Chairperson, Region Chairperson, District Coordinator and District Chairperson. FAMILYHe is married to Lion Nirchalathevi MJF, herself and active member of the Lion Ladies Association of the Club. They are blessed with two daughters who are medical officers, Dr. Maheswary MJF, JP is the Senior House Officer at the Negombo Base Hospital and Dr. Sathiyawathi MJF, JP is serving as a medical officer at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.This family belongs to the elite group of 100% Melvin Jones Families. The fact that all the members have contributes US$ 1000 each to the LCIF is a clear indication of their commitment to our movement His daughters often join him in conducting medical camps of the clubs in our District.He is a dedicated Lion who has proven Leadership qualities, compassionate and loved by the people in the community. A few of the other service activities he is involved:-Vice Patron, Hartley College, Jaffna — OBAPresident, Vivekananda Society, which runs Vivekananda College, Colombo -12Life Member of OPADeputy President — “Friends of India”Life Member — Indo Sri Lanka SocietyPast Vice President — Pakistan Sri Lanka Friendship AssociationChief Patron — International Tokyokwai Association, Sri Lanka BranchJustice of Peace (Whole Island) since 1989, President of Association of Justices ofPeace continuously for 6 Years.Vice Patron of Grandpass Sri Lanka Vysaka Sambuddaloka Association, conductsDhana regularly and constructs the famous Grandpas Vesak Pandol annually.Attended International Lions ConventionsProprietor — Parakrama Pharmacy, Colombo-14 wholesale and retail dealer in drugs,Parakrama Medical Centre, Colombo -14, 24 hours Medical Centre.