Vital and Paramount

Flag Salutation

I salute the National Flag of Sri Lanka which signifies the independence of my country and stand for all its people united as one Nation.

I, pledge all allegiance to Sri Lanka and undertake to work toward its peace and prosperity in a spirit of tolerance and love.

Rotaract Invocation

Remember us always as thy children

Oh lord, instill in us the true meaning of friendship

That the difference of cultures and creed should not matter

At all times endow with us the desire to serve

Remembering that we too often need help

As and when the need for service arises

Caring to make our badge of Rotaract worthwhile

Tell us that we have not live in vain

The Four Way Test

More than 60 years ago, in the midst of the Great Depression, a U.S. Rotarian named Herbert J. Taylor devised a simple, four-part ethical guideline that helped him rescue a beleaguered business. The statement and the principles it embodied also helped many others find their own ethical compass. Soon embraced and popularized by Rotary International, The Four-Way Test today stands as one of the organization’s hallmarks. It may very well be one of the most famous statements of our century.

The Four-Way Test is international, transcending national boundaries and language barriers. It knows no politics, dogma or creed. More than a code of ethics, it has all the ingredients for a successful life in every way. It can and will work in today’s society.

Few things are needed more in our society than moral integrity. The Four-Way Test will guide those who dare to use it for worthy objectives: choosing, winning, and keeping friends; getting along well with others; ensuring a happy home life; developing high ethical and moral standards; becoming successful in a chosen business or profession; and becoming a better citizen and better example for the next generation.

Eloquently simple, stunning in its power, undeniable in its results, The Four-Way Test offers a fresh and positive vision in the midst of a world full of tension, confusion and uncertainty.


Leave a Reply