Young Achiever Awards 2017 – Nominations now open!


A Young Archie Win of Our Very Own

By Chaminda Hindurangala

Congratulations to Dilara Niriella, a member of our Youth League who achieved national recognition by being chosen as the Young Archie winner for 2016. Dilara’s portrait of her father Dr Dasmin Anupa Niriella was chosen as the winning artwork from over 2500 entries. Entries were judged on merit and originality by leading Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton, Archibald Prize winner in 2008 and 2013, and Victoria Collings, the gallery’s senior coordinator of education and family programs. Dilara was awarded the first prize of her age category of the Young Archie competition which runs alongside the annual Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes at a function held at the art gallery of NSW early in September. Dilara’s winning art work is currently on display at the Art Gallery of NSW.

SLANSW recognized her artistic talents by awarding her the Young Achiever’s award for Fine Arts in 2015. The talented HSC student was recently appointed as the President of the newly launched SLANSW Youth League.


Purple Ribbon High Tea & Trivia Afternoon

SLANSW hosted a high tea & trivia fun afternoon to raise funds for the Lisa Harnum Foundation on Sunday the 25th of September. Two hundred or so purple clad guests were treated to a fun afternoon with plenty of delicacies, fun trivia & great prizes. All proceeds of the night will go towards the work of LHF which centres around supporting victims of domestic abuse.



Please click the links below for photos of the event-



“Helping Hands” Community Services Project at Loaves & Fishes Restaurant


Photo Credits: Thusitha Karunaratne

Members of SLA together with some of the committee prepared and served food at the Loaves and Fishes Restaurant on the 23rd of September under the “Helping Hands” community service project of SLANSW . The night organized by the Exodus Foundation saw many homeless people coming through the doors. SLA members and committee extended compassion to everyone showing that they care by treating all to a sumptuous meal prepared by them.


Aged Care Information Morning

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

Preparations under way for the ‘Night Van’ food distribution

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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.

Taking part in the Sharing Of The Meal Programme

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

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The inaugural meeting of SLANSW YOUTH GROUP took place on Saturday 30th July 2016 – A Proud Moment for us!