A unique blend of dance, music and food will feature in a packed schedule of activities at the second annual Sri Lanka Day Festival on Sunday, September 11, at Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Seventeen Mile Rocks.
The cultural and food festival has been organised by the Sri Lankan Federation of Organisations of Queensland and seven member associations, and the QUT Sri Lankan Student Association representing FSOQ youth. See program and stall listings below.
The event will run from 9am to 3pm.
Last year’s event in November was well attended and organisers are expecting larger crowds to enjoy cultural shows and a range of uniquely Sri Lankan food such as hoppers, kotthu roti, gothamba roti, biriyani, other main dishes and short eats.
FSOQ president Dr Jay Weerawardena said the Brisbane doctors who had been at the forefront of organising urgent medical supplies to send to Sri Lanka now gripped by an economic crisis would be at an information booth where people could pledge donations. See our Medicines for Sri Lanka project page at https://www.fsoq.com.au/projects/medicines-for-sri-lanka/ on this website.
In addition to the stalls run by the affiliated members of the FSOQ, extra stalls will be run by the Sri Lankan Muslim community in Brisbane and the Yasodhara Sinhala School of the Forest Lake Temple.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Opposition Leader David Crissafulli, Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives Milton Dick, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and his family, and Brisbane City councillors are expected to attend.
The FSOQ will provide a general hygiene station.
Rocks Riverside Park is at 531 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road.