The Sri Lankan graduates’ society is the proud host of a plethora of cultural events at UniMelb.
Have a look at our latest events here!
Dine For A Cause (June 2021)
Sri Lankan Graduates’ Society (SLGS) of the University of Melbourne joined hands with Australian Covid Appeal for Sri Lanka for their fundraiser event in which they were able to distribute 6000+ Lumprais packs all over Victoria. A huge shout out to Australian Covid Appeal for Sri Lanka for their commitment and for letting us be a part of this event.
New Year Celebration (May 2021)
The Sri Lankan New Year Celebrations for the year 2021 was held at the South Lawn of The University of Melbourne on 01st May. The celebrations included a delicious brunch with many Sri Lankan delicacies and a variety of traditional new year games, which attracted the participation of students from diverse nationalities and well-wishers.
මියැසි රාව (March 2021)
The first event of the SLGS for 2021 “Miyasi Raawa”; a musical event dedicated to showcase the talent of SLGS and to reminisce Sri Lankan music, was successfully held on 20th of March at Kensington Town Hall. Among the distinguished guests who graced this event were Mr. Kapila Fonseka (Consul General of Sri Lanka to Victoria, South Australia & Tasmania), lyricist Mr. Sisira Dissanayake, staff members Prof. Saman Halgamuge, Prof. Priyan Mendis, Dr. Malka Halgamuge of The University of Melbourne, Alumni and past/present SLGS members & families.
SLGS Website Launch (DECEMber 2020)
The SLGS Website is a repository of what we have achieved so far including – but not limited to – information about the society, our vision & committee members, information about our scholarship program, a gallery of photographs taken from past events, SLGS newsletters and most importantly an online registration portal for new members! The event was held on 14th December at the South Kensington hall, with the presence of Mr. Kapila Fonseka (Consul General of Sri Lanka to Victoria, South Australia & Tasmania) and Ms. Diana Perera (Consul at Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Melbourne), the SLGS Alumni and well-wishers.
Euphoria (November 2019)
The SLGS annual get-together took a new form in 2019, to mark the beginning of a new decade. “Euphoria” was a phenomenal success, where we danced the night away to live music by “Gravity”. The event was held on the 29th of November at the Kensington Town Hall, with the presence of Mr. Kapila Fonseka (Consul General of Sri Lanka to Victoria, South Australia & Tasmania), the SLGS Alumni and well-wishers. It was a night to remember, with much loved Sri Lankan delicacies and dancing and exciting games.
මියැසි රාව (August 2019)
On the 23rd of August, we marked the dawn of the Winter with a colourful and an entertaining Paduru Party named “මියැසි රාව 2019” at the Sydney Myer Asia Centre. The invitation was open to all, to enjoy a night filled with Sri Lankan classical hits and entertainment, followed by a much anticipated Kottu dinner.
Vesak Celebrations (May 2019)
SLGS in collaboration with the Melbourne University Buddhist Studies Society (MUBBS) hosted a public event to celebrate Vesak, commemorating the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Lord Gautama Buddha on the 17th of May at the Prest Theatre of the University of Melbourne. The event included a Dhamma talk themed “Spreading the Love” by Ven. Ajahn Kalyano from the Buddha Bodhivana Monastery (East Waburton), followed by a Dhamma discussion and an alms-giving (dansala) for all attendees.
Candlelight vigil (may 2019)
SLGS is a home away from home to all Sri Lankan students at UniMelb. Thus, we organized a silent candlelight vigil to pay respect to the lives lost during the tragic Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, while also emphasising the significance of walking through such difficult times together. The vigil was well attended by students and staff of the university, with some much needed words of wisdom and courage from Prof. Saman Halgamuge, Prof. Shanton Chang, Prof. Priyan Mendis, Dr. Harshini Weerasinghe and Dr. David Wilson.
New Year Celebration (April 2019)
We kick started our event calendar for 2019 with a massive celebration for the Sri Lankan New Year. The event was held on the 10th of April along with the SLGS annual meeting, followed by a delicious lunch with many Sri Lankan delicacies. The celebrations included a variety of traditional new year games conducted at the South Lawn of the university, which attracted the participation of students from diverse nationalities. and well-wishers.
Spring Vibes (November 2018)
The annual get together of the SLGS is one of the most anticipated events organised by the committee. Last year, “Spring Vibes 2k18” was held on the 3rd of November at the Kensington Town Hall with the participation of all our community members and well-wishers. Spring Vibes 2k18 was a night to remember and a perfect venue for networking, with Sri Lankan music, food and games loved and appreciated by all. Most importantly, all proceedings from the event is utilised to fund the SLGS academic scholarship program each year.