Sri Lanka Alumni

Welcome to the Sri Lanka Association of Australia Awards Alumni Website!

This Association has been established as an educational-social Society with an aim of exchange with each other of theoretical and practical know-how, skill and experience and refinement. It includes Sri Lankans who have acquired an educational degree(s) from Australian universities which was funded by Australian Government. This association aims to assist in nation building and development by providing service, co-operation and consultation in the economic, social and community development of Sri Lanka thereby inputting dynamism and forwardness in its overall development activity.

Australia Awards Alumni Associations in South Asia aim to reach and engage all Australia Awards alumni in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Each association seeks to strengthen the bonds that alumni established during their time in Australia. Although the starting point is to establish alumni associations and networks in each country, the longer term goal is to foster alumni links across the region and with Australia. This regional connection will be driven by the associations in each country.

News and Events

Sri Lankan Australia Award Scholars Excel at Monash!

Image Congratulations to Dr. Asiri Hewamalage for being awarded two Dean’s Awards for Academic Excellence and Academic Achievement by Monash University!

Dr. Hewamalage commenced a Master of Education in Inclusive and Special Education at Monash University after being awarded an Australia Awards Scholarship in 2015.

Dr. Hewalmalage describes her Australia Awards experience as a stimulating one, enabling her to think differently. She hopes to utilize the skills she gained in Australia for the benefit of children in Sri Lanka.

“My studies at Monash completely changed the way I thought about disability, both as a person and as a medical professional. I am so glad that I received an Australia Awards Scholarship, without which I would never have got this learning experience” said Dr. Hewamalage.

Post-Flood Relief Program in Pasgoda by Australia Awards Alumni

ImageThe Sri Lanka Association of the Australia Awards Alumni (SLAAAA) organized a post Flood Relief Program on 8 July 2017 at the Pasgoda Divisional Secretariat in the Matara district with the coordination of the Divisional Secretary, Pasgoda.

The floods that occurred in May 2017 is considered one of the worst natural disasters in Sri Lanka that affected 15 districts, killing at least 208 people with 78 reported missing. The flooding severely affected the Matara district, making it one of the worst affected districts requiring both national and international support.

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SLAAAA CSR Project: Donating Beds to the Pediatric Ward of the Ragama Hospital

On 25 March 2017, the Sri Lanka Association of the Australia Awards Alumni (SLAAAA) organized a Corporate Social Responsiblity (CSR) project where six beds were donated to the Pediatric Ward of the Physical Rehabilitation and Prosthetics Hospital in Ragama. The donations were made through a fund raiser led by the Executive Committee (EC) of the Association.

The committee Members also distributed a gift pack to the children and organized a magic show as part of the event.

 

 

 

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The Third Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Association of Australia Awards Alumni

The third Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sri Lanka Association of Australia Awards Alumni (SLAAAA) was held on 8 December 2016 at the Grand Oriental Hotel in Colombo. The meeting was attended by members of the Association and other invitees, including Colombo Plan alumni, representatives from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Australia Awards Sri Lanka.

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