Meet Pubudu Sumanasekara

Pubudu, from Colombo, Sri Lanka, is the first-ever International Vice President to come from Asia.

Pubudu is a health promotion specialist, alcohol and other drugs policy advocate, poverty eradication and development expert, community organizer, civil society activist, Human Rights defender and humanist. Pubudu leads IOGT International with critical thinking, heart-driven patience and dedication.

Pubudu’s work is guided and inspired by our vision for a world where free and healthy citizens actively contribute in all levels of society.

In October 2014, the 68th Session of the IOGT International World Congress, held in Thailand, elected Pubudu unanimously to lead IOGT International.

Get In Touch With Pubudu

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Pubudu Sumanasekara

Colombo, Sri Lanka

pubudu.sumanasekara [at]

 +94 71 4272977

No: 40/18, Park Road,
Colombo 05.
Sri Lanka

Pubudu's Story


Pubudu is the Executive Director of the Alcohol and Drug Information Center, better known as ADIC, in Sri Lanka.

Pubudu’s IOGT story starts when he first joined his local organization in Sri Lanka, the Alcohol and Drug Information Center (ADIC).

Pubudu joined ADIC as a volunteer in 1989 and would end up becoming the Executive Director of ADIC in 2006.

To me IOGT is a global family where members are nurtured by knowledge and friendship.

IOGT taught me that unity of different cultures and nationalities is the strength to create a better world with democracy and well-being for all.

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Pubudu’s Blog Corner

To get to know more about Pubudu’s work, you can follow his personal blog, where he expresses his opinions and perspectives concerning global events and policy developments in the Asia-Pacific region.

Find Pubudu’s Blog Corner here.

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