Past Events

Tis The Season – Christmas 2015

Though there was no snow to dash through, Santa did arrive amidst the jingling of bells and singing of carols to delight the young and the not so young who gathered to welcome the season at Tis The Season, Christmas celebrations hosted by the Sri Lanka Association of NSW. The community centrein Thornleighwas transformed creating a very merry Christmassy ambiance to host the seasonal celebrations with members, well wishers and friends of the Sri Lanka Association. Click here for photos


Sydney Welcomes the HC & the CG

Friends and well wishers gathered together to welcome the newly appointed High Commissioner for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka,Mr Somasundaram Skandakumar and The Consul General Lal Wickrematunge on the 12thDecember,2015 in Sydney.

The cocktail reception which was hosted by the Sri Lanka Association of New South Wales in collaboration with the Sinhalese Cultural Forum, Tamil Senior Citizens Association (NSW), Austra-Lanka Muslim Association was an exciting event which was well attended by over 150 guests representing a large cross section of the Sri Lankan community domiciled in New South Wales. After meeting representatives of the key community groups at a pre event the distinguished guests were ceremoniously welcomed to the main reception area of the Blue Elephant Restaurant by children attired in traditional costumes. An array of breathtaking traditional dance items were performed by students organized by the Sinhalese Cultural Forum which followed the formalities of lighting of the traditional brass lamp and standing at attention for the national anthems sung by children from the North Parramatta Sinhala School and Muthuhara group. Click to view photos

Fabulously Pink Fashion show June 2015

The Sri Lanka Association of NSW recently held a fashion show in support of the Pink Sari Project in Sydney, where cancer survivors  donned pink and took to the catwalk, with the aim of showing other women the importance of breast screening. Click to view photos


Autumn Blast dinner dance May 2015


The Sri Lanka Association of NSW held their Annual Ball at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney on the 30th of May 2015. The President of the association Dr Ruwan Walpola in his eloquent speech revealed that the organisers had deliberately chosen the date, 30th of May, so that the guests of the ball could end Autumn of 2015 with a “blast” dancing to the music of “Misty”, the super band from Sri Lanka.

The aptly named gala event indeed proved to be a blast with the toe tapping, mystifying music of Misty which catered to the gathering of young and not so young with a wide repertoire of songs and with free flowing drinks and the sumptuous three course dinner served out of the kitchens of the Four Seasons Hotel. click to view photos


Colours of Spring, Family Dinner Dance

Sri Lankan Association of NSW successfully executed yet another spectacular evening of entertainment on 5th of September 2015. As the event name clearly states “Colours Of Spring” which was organised to usher in the spring season saw many Sri Lankan Sydney siders donning their spring colours and flowers prints and heading over to celebrate with family and friends.Click to view photos