Center Stage – Rtr. Ridwan Shariffdeen

Rtr. Ridwan Shariffdeen is one the Assistant District Rotaract Representatives of RI District 3220. Being a product of the RAC of Alumni of University of Moratuwa he’s a serial learner who’ll never say no to new experiences.

What job would you be terrible at? 
I wouldn’t have a ‘terrible’ job since I would always put my best effort even in jobs that I need to learn.   

What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you?

Admission into the Doctor of Philosophy Program offered by the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore. 

If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Chicken Biryani 

Where do you usually go when you have time off?

Time off is a rare occurrence, because I usually find some way to keep myself busy. Unless I plan to go somewhere or do something, there is no time off. 

What is your greatest strength and weakness?
Strength – The will to never give up. 

Weakness – Trusting everyone. 

Do you have anyone you go to for advice? Who is he/she?

I have many people I get advice for different perspectives.

Would you rather be the best player on a horrible team or the worst player on a great team?
I would be the worst player on a great team because there is a lot I could learn from.

How do you relax after a hard day of work?
Hangout with friends or watch a movie.

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for? 
Probably sleeping, I can sleep for days. 

What would be your first question after waking up from being ​cryogenically frozen for 100 years​? 

Where am I?

What are the small things that make your day better? 

Compliments, advises, a good talk with a friend, punctuality, healthy meal and smile. 

What were some of the turning points in your life? 

There are many, but the biggest turning point would be admission to the University of Moratuwa which opened so many paths to me and opportunities that I was privileged to have. This is where both my Rotaract and CS journey began, and where I found friends for a lifetime. 

If you had a clock that would countdown to any one event of your choosing, what event would you want it to countdown to? 


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