Troop Leader of the 16th Colombo Scout Troop of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia and President’s Scout S.C. Gajanayaka was selected to the top 5 finalists of the 5th Asia Pacific Regional Award for Outstanding Scouts. He represented Sri Lanka at the 24th Asia Pacific Regional Scout Conference held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from the 24th to the 29th of November 2012. The final interview was held at this conference and S.C. Gajanayaka was adjudged Runner Up at the competition. The Asia Pacific Region consists of 24 countries with a total of 17 million Scouts. The award was presented by His Excellency the Vice President of the Republic of Philippines, Hon. Jejomar C. Binay.