Farewell Lal Mendis: Beacon of kindness and joy will be missed by our community

The Brisbane Sri Lankan community is mourning the passing of one of their guiding lights, Lal Mendis, on Friday, December 1, after a brief illness. Lal, 69, was a dynamic figure who worked tirelessly to help better the lives of the wider community and in the country of his birth as a senior member of

Donation of cricket gear from Brisbane supports foundation’s rural projects

The Foundation of Goodness in Sri Lanka has received a donation of sports equipment from Brisbane as part of the FSOQ’s initiative to help junior cricketers in Sri Lanka. The cricket gear was collected and shipped last year by members in conjunction with the Brookfield Cricket Club. FSOQ vice-president Bill Deutrom said the donations had

Sri Lanka’s dance culture on show at Queensland Consular Corps’ Christmas gala

A cultural performance from dancers and musicians from the Sri Lanka Dance Foundation enthralled guests at the annual Christmas dinner of the Consular Corps of Queensland. The dinner, at City Hall, Brisbane, was hosted by the Dean of the Corps, Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Queensland Anton Swan, and the dance troupe was organised

Hospital beds handed over for distribution in rural Sri Lanka

In the latest round of donations by the Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations in Queensland, 36 beds with mattresses and other accessories were handed over to Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health on May 17, 2020, for distribution to hospitals throughout the country. The handing over ceremony was held at the Abeyrama Temple in Narahenpita. In

AFP presents medical supplies to police hospital

Stocks of urgently needed medical supplies to help in combating the COVID-19 outbreak was presented by Detective Superintendent Rob Wilson, an Australian Federal Police senior officer based in Colombo, to the Police Hospital in Colombo. The medical equipment was accepted by Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police Lalith Pathinayake. “Australia expresses solidarity with Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Army takes over printing of drivers’ licences.

 The Department of Motor Traffic has decided to hand over the printing of drivers’ licenses to the Sri Lanka Army. Accordingly, the printing was to begin on January 1.The Motor Traffic Department noted that a South African company had been printing driving licenses in Sri Lanka for 11 years. The decision by the new government

Yala opens Leopard Centre

Yala National Park opened its Leopard Centre in June to help the Department of Wildlife Conservation ensure enhanced conservation of leopards and raise public awareness of their behaviour. The idea of the leopard centre was conceived during a conversation among the officials of the Yala National Park and a group of avid wildlife enthusiasts, in

Community benefits from FSOQ members working together

Sri Lanka’s Consul-General for New South Wales and Queensland Nimal Bandara hosted Brisbane business and community leaders at a function at the Jindalee Bowls Club on Wednesday, March 4. Mr Bandara was joined by Consul (Commercial) Abdul Raheem to greet and discuss the role the Brisbane communities were playing in furthering bi-lateral relations between Sri

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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 Lord Mayor Schrinner commends Anton Swan’s 30-year commitment to Sri Lankan community Sri Lanka Day will be held on September 15 at Rocks Riverside Park Anzac Day commitment praised Lankan ex-servicemen will march with RSL members at Brookfield Anzac Day parade Federation elects management committee 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
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 Lord Mayor Schrinner commends Anton Swan’s 30-year commitment to Sri Lankan community Sri Lanka Day will be held on September 15 at Rocks Riverside Park Anzac Day commitment praised Lankan ex-servicemen will march with RSL members at Brookfield Anzac Day parade Federation elects management committee 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