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SLA NSW Christmas Party 2017

Revised AGM Notice (new date: November 5th 2017 from 2-4PM @ Cherrybrook Community Centre

Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Sri Lanka Association of NSW Inc. PO Box 3120, Sydney NSW 2001 – 0404042113

Dearest members:

As you are now aware it is time for the SLANSW AGM. Regretfully, we had to postpone our originally planned date due to the following reasons:

a) Under recommendation and pursuant to discussions between the President and former office-bearers, the committee has decided that further opportunity should be afforded to our membership to construe their level of participation in the Association (joining the incoming committee etc). To this end, and for customary reasons, an application for committee membership* has been annexed to this notice (Annexure A);

b) It was further decided that for the avoidance of doubt the exact activities on the day be itemised in this notice (within an agenda) and not merely referred to, and therefore;

c) As a matter of courtesy, we wish to afford the aforementioned consideration by rescheduling.

*Please note that nomination of candidates for the election of office bearers of the Association must be made in writing, signed by two members of the Association and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the application) and delivered to the Secretary of the Association, not less than 14 days before the date for the holding of the AGM—at which the election is to take place.

The 2016/17 committee wishes to wholeheartedly apologise for any possible inconvenience caused.



Pursuant to Section 28 of our Constitution, we would like to announce the holding of an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on the 5th of November 2017 from 2-4PM at Redgum Hall at the Cherrybrook Community Centre. Pursuant to section 26.2 of the Association’s Constitution, we will be discussing the year that we have had and to plan for the future per the following agenda.

(For a copy of the SLANSW Constitution please visit http://slansw.org.au/our-constitution/)


  1) Welcome

  2) Apologies

  3) Adoption of 2015/16 AGM minutes

  4) President’s speech/report

  5) Presentation of accounts for the 2016/17 year

  6) Auditor’s Report

  7) Election of Office Bearers:

    a) President

    b) Vice Presidents x 2

    c) Secretary (x2, with one as Public Officer)

    d) Treasurer

   e) Committee Members (x8)

   f) Editor

   g) Auditor

   h) Trustees x 2
8) Vote of thanks

9) Close of meeting


This meeting will be held at Cherrybrook Community Centre (Redgum Hall) on the 5th of November 2017 from 2-4PM. Afternoon tea will be provided.

For further details, please contact: secretary.slansw@gmail.com

Location: 31X Shepherds Drive, Cherrybrook NSW 2126

We look forward to seeing you!

Kindest regards,

Prathibha De Zoysa

Annexure A

(this document is also available at http://slansw.org.au/our-constitution/ on page 27)


The AGM has been postponed

The AGM has been postponed until further notice: please stay tuned.

With great sadness…

*Updated – See below for viewing details*

Major General Duleep Wickramanayake has sadly passed away. He was the father of Roshan Wickramanayake, an association past president and life-long patron and supporter of the SLANSW. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 

Major Gen. (Rtd) Duleep Justin De Silva Wickremanayake, son of J M A Wickremanayake & Violet, Loving husband of Sylvia. Beloved father of Roshan, Desiree, Ingrid, Dinesh & Hiran. Father-in-law of Tamara, Blaise Lowe, Ken Ragell, Charmani & Jayani. Grandfather of Dinali, Shanika, Dilhara, Dinush, Stephen, Rachel, Deshan, Dilhan, Kehminda & Ishara. Great grandfather of Natalie passed away peacefully in Sydney Australia on 29th September 2017 surrounded by family.

Funeral arrangements:

Viewing will be tomorrow (Thursday 5th of October) from 7PM to 9PM.

Location: Allan Drew Funerals

Address: 221 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill NSW 2154

Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Thorathuru Winter 2017 Edition

SLANSW 2017 Winter – Final

It’s time for Open Day again!

Our next Open Day is on the 5th of September!

We hope to see you all on the 5th! We will have the assessment for aged care team there again. This time around, it will have to be by appointment due to the numbers we have been garnering. Please book the appointment with Nick or Sam by the 25th of August. Get in touch and let us know 🙂

Location: Pennant Hills Learning and Leisure Centre (@ 8 Warne St, Pennant Hills)

Time: 1130AM onwards…

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!



Our next open day is next week! (The 8th of August)

We hope to see you all on the 8th at our next Open Day! We will have the assessment for aged care team there again and this time around we will also have a wonderful magic show!! Get in touch and let us know 🙂

Location: Pennant Hills Learning and Leisure Centre (@ 8 Warne St, Pennant Hills)

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!



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-http://panovacatering.com.au/ 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(slansw.org.au) 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.