Leo Champaka Dammage joined the Leo movement in 2008 as a member of his school Leo Club, Leo Club of Mahanama College which is where he was privileged to serve as the Director, Vice President, Secretary and the 30th club president of Leo club of Mahanama College for the Leoistic year 2013/2014.
During his presidency, Leo Club of Mahanama College was able to complete more than 50 major projects for the betterment of the society including the first ever Leo Karting championship. Due to his incredible leadership skills, Leo Club of Mahanama College was able to achieve more than 30 club and individual awards including the runners up award for the Most Outstanding Leo Club for the year 2013-2014 at the 9th Annual Leo District Conference and the most outstanding School Leo Club in Sri Lanka at the 36th Annual Multiple District Conference.
After leaving his alma mater he joined the most outstanding Leo club in Sri Lanka, Leo Club of Nawala Metro.
During his 12 year tenure as a Leo, Leo Champaka has won many awards and recognition for his contribution to the Leo Movement. Following are some of the individual awards he has won.
• Lions Club International Leo Award of Honor.
• “Lions Young Leaders in Service Silver Award’ Certificate from The Lions international President.
• District Governor’s Appreciation, in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
• Lions Convention Top 10 Leo of the year, in 2014, 2015.
• Leo Multiple President’s Appreciation, in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
• Most Outstanding Leo Club Vice President in Leo Multiple 306, in 2012.
• Most Outstanding Leo Club Secretary, Winner, in 2013.
• Most Outstanding Activity Director, Runner up, in 2013
• Most Outstanding Leo Club President, Runner Up, in 2014.
During his stay at Leo District 306C2, Leo Champaka was able to hold many prestigious positions in creating a better future for Leos around the island in a spectacular manner. Leo Champaka was the Centennial District President of Leo District 306 C2, on 2016/2017. Furthermore in the year 2018/19, he took the leadership in inaugurating the Mahendra Amarasuriya Leo Leadership Program, being the chairperson for the event.
Leo Champaka successfully completed his both primary and secondary education in Mahanama College, Colombo 03, not to mention, he was an outstanding Interactive student who engaged in many extracurricular activities.
Leo Champaka Dammage is the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. Dammage and he has one younger brother. Currently he is working as a Software Engineer at DirectFN Technologies and Chief Technology Consultant at IIHRM.