Sri Lankan Baila Night by SLANSW

Sri Lankan Baila Night by SLANSW

It was a simple idea and the Sydney Sri Lankans came in large numbers to support this fantastic event. We wanted “to provide an opportunity for Sydney Sri Lankans to get together and have great time whilst assisting SLANSW efforts to rebuild hope lost in recent floods in Sri Lanka. SLANSW team is delighted with the support of kind hearted Sri Lankans who gathered to support our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka. The Mc for the night Sujeewa Mudalige was sensational. DJ Asiri showed why he is the number one DJ by moving the night so well and at the end had almost 200plus on the dance floor. Panovacatering- owner ( Buddhi ) was very generous in his support and made his effort available for free of charge to ensure the night raised as much as possible. Hornsby Shire Council came to the party by making the venue free of charge. The invited singers were simply awesome. The volunteers pre and post event simply showed how we work together in Sydney. Overall the night was a fitting tribute to Sydney’s Sri Lankan community. It wasn’t about one organisation. It was about show casing what it means to be a Sri Lankan. With two other major events on the night and having only made the event public 19 days in advance, they flocked from all parts, some as far as new castle, Wollongong and further to join friends to have a fun night and help those in need. It was fitting to see many wanting to join SLANSW and asking how they could get involved with similar efforts in the future. Please check our website( and facebook (slansw inc) for ongoing details on our programmes.

As the president of the Association I share my sincere gratitude and respect to those who assisted us in making this event successful.

SLANSW Open Day is tomorrow! (July 11th)

Dear Friends:

Sri Lanka Open Day for July will be at the Pennant Hills Learning and Leisure Centre (@ 8 Warne St, Pennant Hills) tomorrow from 11 AM. We cordially invite you to attend this event to have a relaxed day, make new friends and play games whilst listening to some music.

We have a special guest visiting us tomorrow! Naomi from Uniting is coming and she will be bringing her laptop with her to register seniors on to My Aged Care. If you are interested in having yourselves assessed for government assistance and support–please bring your Medicare and Pension cards/documents.
Lunch/drinks and afternoon tea will be provided! So no need to bring anything.

A $5 donation –if possible– will assist in covering some of the costs.

We hope to see you there!



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Floods in Sri Lanka

By now, most of you would have been made aware of the horrendous flooding which is ravaging our dear motherland. Various media outlets are reporting that the death toll is fast approaching two hundred with the displaced count towering at a staggering five hundred thousand–and counting. 

The SLANSW committee is awaiting direction from Sri Lanka on what type of assistance is immediately required to assist the victims of this heartbreaking disaster. Please stay tuned as we will be communicating how members and well wishers can assist as soon as we have more information.

The Consulate has been informed of our unwavering desire to help in whatever manner is required.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are suffering from this calamity.

More to follow…

Lak Sevana

Please click the following link for the PDF version of this flyer. Lak Sevana Notification


SOLD OUT! We have hit and surpassed our target numbers and are preparing for an unforgettable night! We look forward to welcoming you to Sapphire Ball with entertainment by Misty!

Working Bee This Saturday (6 May 2017)

Dearest members,

We have organised a Working Bee (Shramadana) atSchofields Temple this Saturday from 9 am. Lunch will be provided. Please come along to assist as we are getting the temple ready for Vesak the following week.

If you can come please contact (call or text) either Sam (0404042113) or Sheran (0426296868) and advise your availability. You don’t have to be there all day even a few hours would help!

Please join us in this meritorious activity.

Kindest regards!

With Sadness

With great sadness we wish to inform you all that our association’s president, Sam, has lost his dear mother. Mrs. Ariyaseeli Thilakawathi Rathnayake passed away on the 23rd in Kandy. We appreciate everyone who has reached out to convey their condolences and also appreciate the privacy they are affording Sam and his family during this difficult time.

May she achieve the supreme bliss of Nibbana!

Sri Lanka Open Day

Sri Lanka Open Day May 2017

Please click the following link for the PDF version of this flyer. Sri Lanka Open Day 2nd May 2017

A High Tea For HD – Please show your support for this amazing cause!


Besides fantastic company and some sumptuous eats –you can support a very worthy cause!

Please click the following for the PDF version of this flyer. High Tea flyer Sri Lanka Association of NSW