Australian Travel Agents visit to Sri Lanka on Familiarisation Tour
The purpose of the tour is to enable the members of the delegation to experience the country firsthand and portray its beautiful atmosphere, natural beauty and Sri Lanka’s tourism attractions among the Australian travellers. Most of the participants are first time visitors to the country. Australia has now eased travel restrictions imposed on Sri Lanka after the Easter Sunday incidents enabling Australian travellers to visit Sri Lanka.  Australia is one of the fastest growing markets for Sri Lanka’s tourism and it registered a 36% growth in 2018.

SCC Nite 2019 – A Night of Support
The SCC Nite 2019 which is the annual fundraising dinner of the Sinhalese Cultural Centre (SCC) was held with high esteem on the 8th June 2019 at Roselea Community Hall, Pennat Hills NSW.
A large gathering of supporters and well-wishers filled the hall to express their support for this unique project to build our own ‘Sinhalese Cultural Centre building’ in Sydney.

BLACK rocks Sydney at the Blue & Black Dance
Ryde Civic Centre Sydney, an old favourite venue for Sri Lankan dances was once again the place to be on June 15th 2019 for the Thomian Ball. Deviating from the traditional formal theme and keeping with the winds of change, the semi-formal dress code was welcomed by many though the sartorial splendor of sarees gave colour and dazzle to what was to be a great night of entertainment.  Many elements and workings parts are needed to pull off a successful dance but what makes a dance ultimately successful, is the band. BLACK from Sri Lanka did not disappoint.

NSW GOVERNMENT INVESTING $32.6 MILLION TO BENEFIT MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES
Minister for Multiculturalism John Sidoti said the record spend will boost funding for the multicultural grants program to deliver more grassroots programs, initiatives and events for multicultural communities.“The NSW Government understands that cultural diversity is one of our greatest social and economic assets and the NSW Budget is testament to this,” Mr Sidoti said.“We are spending an additional $45 million over four years to support festivals, events, and projects for all communities – especially young people and seniors”

Balanced Diet by present day concepts
Modern diet relates to 'Junk food' that simply means an empty calorie food. ... Junk food is an informal term applied to some foods which are perceived to have little or no nutritional value, but which also have ingredients considered unhealthy when eaten regularly, or to those considered unhealthy to consume at all. Any diet regime should promote a healthier gut microbiota. “Low Carb with high fat diet regimes may not be the best to keep your gut microbiota happy and friendly. Recent studies have revealed that over 100 trillion of beneficial bacteria, viruses and fungi are found mainly in our gut. In addition to looking after your health.

Popular Consul General Mr. Lal Wickrematunga will be leaving Sydney in September.
There are two community farewell events planned by several associations.
(1) Sydney Bens Farewell to Consul General - Mr. Lal Wickrematunga

(2) Sri Lanka Association of New South Wales  Inc.  together with the participation of the Sri Lankan Community 
Tickets are limited and its is suggested that tickets are purchased early. Cick above for the respective event notices

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