An Information session was organised by SLANSW together with Uniting Care to provide information on various aged care options that are provided by Uniting Care. Many member & non member seniors attended the event which was held in the Uniting Care hall in Hornsby. Click for photos
The AGM will be held on Sunday the 23rd of October
at Fox Valley community Centre in Wahroonga.
Please lock in the date in your diaries. An official notice will be issued shortly.
Under the SLANSW community services project a team of committee members and youth visited Redfern on Friday the 5th of August 2016 to participate in the Sharing Of The Meal Program at St Vincent De Paul, Redfern.
SLANSW assisted in feeding of disadvantaged and homeless people in the local community by providing a home cooked Sri Lankan meal . Click for photos
By Sharmila Jayasinghe Niriella
The grand ball room of Le Montage, Lilyfield was bathed in the glow of candle light and adorned by the beauty of orchids when Sri Lanka Association of NSW hosted its biggest fundraiser dinner dance of the year on the 3rd of June 2016. To the delight of the glamorously clad three hundred or so guests, they were treated to cocktails on the terrace followed by a sumptuous sit down dinner, prizes and surprises galore. Replay 6, the popular Melbourne based Sri Lankan musical outfit, kept the guests tapping their toes and gyrating their hips on the vast dance floor throughout the night. The icing on the musical cake without a doubt was the entertainment and the songs brought to the audience by the familiar sounds of Sri Lankan’s favorite baila singer Desmond de Silva.
While the talents of MC Duke navigated the night with ease, a popular Latin dances troupe from Latin Dance Australia Pty Ltd entertained the crowd with some eye pleasing dance moves.
Among the distinguished invitees of the night were Mr. Lal Wickrematunge Sri Lanka’s Consul General in Sydney Representing the President of Sri Lanka, Hon. Craig Laundy, Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs representing the Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Damien Tudehope, State member for Epping representing the Premier of NSW and Mr Kevin Conolly , State Member for Riverstone.
Some of the nights proceeds will be allocated to different community based projects that the SLA NSW is planning on launching this year including assistance towards the victims of the recent natural disaster in Sri Lanka.
Please visit the gallery or our Facebook page for images of the event.
SLANSW extends heartiest congratulations to Mr Maithri Panagoda, who in the Queen’s birthday 2016 honours list has been appointed a Member of the Order (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. Maithri was honoured for significant service to the Sri Lankan community in New South Wales, and to the law, particularly in litigation and dispute resolution. ( Image: maithripanagoda.com)