Members $20.00 / Non Members $25.00
Kids (5-12 Years) – $ 10.00
( To avail this membership benefit – you can become a member / renew membership at the membership desk)
- Raffle draw
- Stand-up drama
- Face Painting
- Ice cream corner
- Buffet dinner / wine included to the ticket
At the Annual General Meeting of the Sinhalese Cultural Forum (SCF) held on 11th October 2015, the membership approved the incorporation of a charitable purpose company limited by guarantee for the purpose of establishing and operating The Sinhalese Cultural Centre (SCC). Further, the membership approved the proposed constitution for The Sinhalese Cultural Centre and amendments to the SCF constitution.
The SCF has now registered The Sinhalese Cultural Centre Limited, a Not for Profit company in accordance with Australian regulatory framework. The next key step towards the progress of SCC is to appoint SCC Board Members in accordance with SCF and SCC constitutions.
Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of Sinhalese Cultural Forum of NSW Australia Inc. in relation to SCC, will be held in the Main Hall at Blacktown Sinhala School, No 64, McClean Street, Blacktown
1. Welcome by Chairperson
2. Appoint Board Members of The Sinhalese Cultural Centre Limited (Note 1)
3. Seek approval to transfer SCF Building Fund proceeds to SCC
4. Members feedback on SCC
NOTE1: The nominations for Board Members of The Sinhalese Cultural Centre Limited should be submitted to the Jt. Secretary/Public Officer not less than 7 days before the date of this Special General Meeting. The nomination form is attached herewith.
Susil De Zoysa
Jt. Secretary/Public Officer
The Sinhalese Cultural Forum of New South Wales Australia Inc.
Download SCC Board Member Nomination Form
SCF Celebrating 25 years in operation
Sinhalese Cultural Forum of New South Wales celebrates the 68th anniversary of Sri Lankan Independence day together with Sri Lanka Association of NSW and number of other community organisations.
The event comprises of an official ceremony of Independence day celebrations and an award presentation for young achievers of the year.
For more information contact
Pubudu De Alwis: 0406 012 923
( Sri Lanka Association of NSW)
Ayomi Bosco: 0466 272 752
( Sinhalese Cultural Forum of NSW)
Rafi Mubarak: 0433 853 441
( Austra-Lanka Muslim Association)
S Suntharalingam: 0411 657 922
( Senior Tamil Association)
Nizar Sapadeen: 0400 986 929
( Sri Lanka Australia Malay Association)
Antharjaala Kavi Sanvada
The Sinhalese Cultural Forum ended this year’s activities on a high note by organising another memorable event. This time it was the turn for the Sinhalese Writers.
‘Antharjaala Kavi Sanvada,’ the poetry book compiled by Palitha Manchanayake was launched on the 7th of December 2014 at the Gym Room of the Don Moore Community Centre. In attendance were the book lovers in Sydney. And there was a well known Sri Lankan as well. He is the producer of ‘Doramandalawa’, the popular Rupavahini programme, Dr Hasantha Hettiarachchi.
The organiser and the MC of the event Rasika Suriyaarachchi invited the president of SCF Indu Premathilaka, Vice President (Media) Malee Disanayake, veteran Sinhala song writer Maithree Panagoda, veteran journalist Dr Don Wickrama and the author of the book Palitha Manchnayake to light the traditional oil lamp.
After this, the president Indu Premathilake welcomed the audience and said SCF is always happy to support Sinhalese writers for their contributions to cultural life in New South Wales. He then briefly described the 25th anniversary celebrations of SCF and requested all to gather around the SCF umbrella.
Maithree Panagoda, the first guest speaker, quoted some enjoyable poems from the book and entertained the audience. The second guest speaker, Dr Don Wickrama, gave a valuable speech which included the poems written in ancient Anuradhapuara era to Colombo era, covering ‘Siyabas Lakara’, ‘Asak da kava’ and ‘Sigiri Gee’. Both guest speakers praised Palitha for taking Sinhala poets to linguistic discussions through the internet.
The audience was given a time to enjoy a few poems from the book. The poems were recited by Ranavalee Guneratne.
The first book of ‘Antharjaala Kavi Sanvada’ was presented to Sarath and Ranjanie Manchanayake. Sarath described how Palitha’s father encouraged them to write poems in their young ages. The second and third books were presented to Kithsiri Karunaratne and SCF President Indu Premathilake.
The author of the book Palitha Manchnayake also addressed the audience.
In his vote of thanks Samapriya Sumanasekara, a co-ordinator of the Writer’s Guild, thanked everybody who made this evening memorable.
SCF media would like to thank photographers Robin Bosco and Thanuja Bandara for covering the event.