Invitation for almsgiving at Forest Hermitage to transfer merit to the late Lal Mendis

An almsgiving (Dana Pinkama), marking three months since the passing of Lal Mendis, will be offered at the Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage at 10am on March 3. Lal, who was the Finance Lead of the Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations of Queensland, passed away on December 1, 2023. He was also a past president of the

Point Five musical show cancelled

The live show featuring Sri Lankan band Point Five on Saturday, March 9, at Seventeen Mile Rocks, has been cancelled. The show was organised by the Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations of Queensland to raise funds for operational expenses for small projects and other causes. FSOQ president Jay Weerawardena said today the cancellation of the

Government regulator ACNC grants charity status to federation

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has granted charitable status to the Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations of Queensland. This followed the federation’s submissions to the ACNC over the past two years. FSOQ president Jay Weerawardena said the recognition was the result of the hard work by the management team, headed by secretary Jayantha

Book your tickets to see Sri Lankan Point Five band perform in March as FSOQ fundraiser

Popular Sri Lankan band Point Five will feature in a live show on Saturday, March 9, to raise funds for the Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations of Queensland. Sajitha Anthony, Nadeemal Perera and Dilmin Perera headline the musical act at the iSEE Church auditorium, 308 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd, Seventeen Mile Rocks, from 6pm. FSOQ

Musical talent evening on January 27 to raise funds for SPUR welfare projects

SPUR Queensland will hold a musical evening at the Acacia Ridge State School on Saturday, January 27, from 5.30pm. The event, Paduru Party, will showcase the Brisbane community’s musical and singing talent to raise funds for SPUR’s welfare projects. SPUR is a partner association of the Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations of Queensland. For information,

Sri Lanka Day rewards Sunday revellers with a feast of food, music and culture

A record number of people attended the Sri Lanka Day Food and Multicultural Festival at Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks on Sunday, October 15. The event, organised by the Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations of Queensland and its member associations, showcased the cultural heritage and culinary tastes of Sri Lanka to the wider multicultural

FSOQ honours founding members and a friend of Sri Lanka with special presentation

Two founding members of the Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations of Queensland and a generous benefactor with a close connection to our island nation were honoured at Sri Lanka Day 2023 for their dedicated work in bettering the lives of others. The FSOQ’s first president, Bill Deutrom, Jayantha Pathikirikorale, and philanthropist and dedicated friend of

Large crowds expected at Sri Lanka Day Multicultural and Food Festival on Sunday

The third annual Sri Lanka Day Multicultural Food and Cultural Festival promises to pack in the crowds with a long line-up of entertainment on Sunday, October 15, at Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks. The event, since its inauguration in 2021, has been growing in popularity and organisers say there will be a wide choice

FSOQ’s team of officials for 2023-24

Jayasiri Weerawardena and Jayantha Weerasekera are president and secretary respectively of the Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations in Queensland. The updated list of office-bearers since the annual general meeting earlier this year. The FSOQ team: Patron: Anton Swan, Hon. Consul for Sri Lanka in Queensland. President: Jay Weerawardena.  Vice President: Bill Deutrom. Secretary: Jayantha Weerasekera.

Sunday Island features tribute to Anton Swan by former high commissioner Skandakumar

Former Sri Lanka High Commissioner to Australia S Skandakumar, a friend of the FSOQ, has written a glowing article on Anton Swan in the Sunday Island, Sri Lanka, today. Anton Swan OAM recently finished his tenure as Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Queensland. To read the article go to https://island.lk/a-true-swan-in-queensland/

Sri Lanka Day on October 15 will showcase food, fun and cultural delights

Sri Lanka Day 2023, the food and multicultural festival, will be held on Sunday, October 15, at Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks. The highly successful event, in its third year, will showcase Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage, including a variety of cuisine and song and dance performances. Last year, the festival was attended by hundreds

Anton Swan’s exemplary service as Sri Lanka’s consul feted at FSOQ’s gala dinner

A grateful community gathered in numbers to thank and pay tribute to Anton Swan OAM, the Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Queensland, who is stepping down from his official duties this month after a tenure of 33 years. More than 250 people attended a gala dinner organised by the Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations

Sri Lanka Day rewards Sunday revellers with a feast of food, music and culture Sri Lanka Day a roaring success as crowds savour a feast of culture and culinary fare Invitation for almsgiving at Forest Hermitage to transfer merit to the late Lal Mendis Point Five musical show cancelled Government regulator ACNC grants charity status to federation Book your tickets to see Sri Lankan Point Five band perform in March as FSOQ fundraiser Musical talent evening on January 27 to raise funds for SPUR welfare projects Farewell Lal Mendis: Beacon of kindness and joy will be missed by our community FSOQ honours founding members and a friend of Sri Lanka with special presentation Large crowds expected at Sri Lanka Day Multicultural and Food Festival on Sunday FSOQ’s team of officials for 2023-24 Sunday Island features tribute to Anton Swan by former high commissioner Skandakumar Sri Lanka Day on October 15 will showcase food, fun and cultural delights
Sri Lanka Day rewards Sunday revellers with a feast of food, music and culture Sri Lanka Day a roaring success as crowds savour a feast of culture and culinary fare Invitation for almsgiving at Forest Hermitage to transfer merit to the late Lal Mendis Point Five musical show cancelled Government regulator ACNC grants charity status to federation Book your tickets to see Sri Lankan Point Five band perform in March as FSOQ fundraiser Musical talent evening on January 27 to raise funds for SPUR welfare projects Farewell Lal Mendis: Beacon of kindness and joy will be missed by our community FSOQ honours founding members and a friend of Sri Lanka with special presentation Large crowds expected at Sri Lanka Day Multicultural and Food Festival on Sunday FSOQ’s team of officials for 2023-24 Sunday Island features tribute to Anton Swan by former high commissioner Skandakumar Sri Lanka Day on October 15 will showcase food, fun and cultural delights