"We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respect to First Nation Indigenous elders/leaders past and present. We recognise the Indigenous communities' giftedness, contributions and achievements. Their footsteps were here long before our shoeprints. Their handprints were here, centuries before our buildings rose. Their cultural authority and traditions were established long before our communities of relationships and leadership came to be. Let's walk gently on this land".
Serving Our Community Since 1973
We are an association for all Sri Lankans in NSW providing a common meeting ground for persons of Sri Lankan origin and to integrate with the Australian community.
Meeting with Australia’s new High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Paul Stevens
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) invited the President and Secretary of SLA to attend a round table meeting with Australia’s new High Commissioner designate, Paul Stevens on 5 July 2022.
Thanks for forwarding Thorathuru 2020. Very nice work. My congratulations to the team.
Abbas Raza Alvi President We Australians Are Creative Inc.
Good work. A good example for a digital magazine. Quality of articles, art work and pleasant colour mix give it an awesome finish. Congratulations!
Nihal Rupasinghe 2022 President-The SCF
Thank you for sending SpeakOut a copy of the first edition "Thorathuru 2020".
Jane Brock Executive Officer IMMIGRANT WOMENS SPEAKOUT ASSOCIATION OF NSW
What a great Newsletter! Thank you for sending. The event seemed so long ago.
Greg McCallum Sister Cities Project Officer
Congratulations and thank you for sharing the Thorathuru, keep up the good work Nalika and the team.
Brilliant publication, was a joy to read.
Keith James (LLB Monash) Solicitor MJ LEGAL
So nice to see and read the community magazine. Amazing work! Thank you. I shall circulate among my Sir Lankan students and community friends. Cheers,
Previously, I used to get this from some other source and then stopped. However, this edition is very attractive and consists of many diverse articles. Great achievement and congratulations! Best wishes
Dr Lionel Bopage
Great work, Nalika. Good reading.
Takyu Wong Solicitor
2021 Theme "Better Relations Between Men and Women".
I’m so pleased the Sri Lanka Association has taken the initiative to pressure the government to sign up to net zero at COP26. I’m 71 years old. My generation is clearly responsible for the biggest damage caused to the world environment and climate. I’ve decided before we go, we owe it to the coming generations to do something about it in a way we can. Hence I’ve decided at every Federal and State election hereon, I will vote for the major party with the best plans to address climate change. I’m very disappointed with the current Federal Government not showing any leadership in this matter but extremely pleased our NSW State government is showing the way how to do this. I’m also very concerned with damage being done by corrupt politicians to democracy everywhere. So I will be seriously considering voting for a major party with the best plans for a Federal truly independent anti-corruption body. You can count on my support in these matters.
A Magdon Ismail Sydney Australia
Domestic violence challenges in the multicultural communities.