Sri Lanka

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

Brisbane temples pay tribute to Hon. Consul Anton Swan’s dedicated service to community

Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Queensland Anton Swan and his wife, Bronwen, were felicitated at two separate events at the Sri Lanka Buddhist Monastery, Ellen Grove, and the Buddhist Vihara, Goodna, over the past two weekends. Mr Swan, who is stepping down as Hon. Consul after a 33-year stint, was feted for his dedication

SL Consul Anton Swan hosted at farewell function by high commission in Canberra

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Australia, Chitranganee Wagiswara, hosted a special farewell function for the Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Queensland, Anton Swan, in Canberra on June 19. Mr Swan is stepping down in July from his role after 33 years of serving the Queensland community. Ms Wagiswara presented him with a plaque for

FSOQ working with Brisbane doctors to supply urgent medical supplies to Sri Lanka

The Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations of Queensland has launched an appeal to raise funds to buy and send urgent medical supplies to Sri Lanka. This follows a discussion the FSOQ had with three Brisbane doctors, Dr Kanchanamala Ranasinghe, Dr Akila Samarakkody and Dr Sisira Goonaratne, who have undertaken the despatch of much-needed medicine and

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 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