NSW Health Latest Information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  
First Sri Lankan movie screened in a Drive-in theatre in SYDNEY  
In these unprecedented times, the Fairfield City Council led by Mayor Frank Carbone created a temporary Drive-in movie theatre as an initiative for local communities to get out of the house and bring some normality in our lives. To assist with this great initiative and with the lack of Sri Lankan events in Sydney, SYDNEY ??? (organisers) came together to bring our modern-day version on the classic drive-in cinema experience to Sydney Sri Lankan community. The movie 'Thaala' was beamed across the night sky on the 28th June 2020 at the Fairfield Showgrounds.
Api Oba Samagai - Blacktown Sinhala School Prefects’ COVID-19 Community Support Program  
Blacktown Sinhala School (BSS) promotes Sri Lankan culture to enrich the values in Sri Lankans in Sydney/NSW over 25 years. The school is one of the most prominent language schools in Sydney/NSW which is promoting multicultural diversity in Australian society to enhance the quality of life.
Blacktown Sinhala School prefects are executing the COVID-19 community support program aka "Api Oba Samagai". While organizing this program reflects the vibrant ethos of the school, the support received from the community is exceptional ....Read more
Health and Views - May 2020 - 3rd Issue - Dr Harold Gunatillake  
Best and Worst Drinks for Losing Weight, 10 Things to Know About Breast Cancer, How China Stopped the Outbreak, Can Tumeric treat Acne?, Good and Bad of High Protein Diets, Everyday Items with the Most Bacteria, Stretch before You step out of bed, What does Cloudy Urine Mean? and many more valuable health topics...Read more
Australia’s TBG Diagnostics headed by SL entrepreneur receives CE Mark for COVID-19 test kits. Looking for manufacturing facility in SL  
TBG Diagnostics Limited (TDL), a global molecular diagnostics company, headed by Sri Lankan entrepreneur Jitto Arulampalam, announced that its subsidiary, TBG Biotechnology Corp, has received CE Mark approval for its COVID-19 Nucleic Acid and Antibody Rapid test kits.
The Company says “there is a potential that the company might set up a manufacturing facility in Sri Lanka for the export market.” ... Read more
PUAAN Donates AUD 12,500 (Rs 1.5 Million) to COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund in Sri Lanka  
Peradeniya University Alumni Association of New South Wales (PUAAN), donated $12,500 (Rs.1.5 million) to the COVID-19 Healthcare & Social Security Fund in Sri Lanka on Monday 11th May 2020. The founder President of PUAAN Janaka Seneviratne and his wife Pearl Seneviratne made the presentation on behalf of PUAAN to Major General (Rtd) K.B. Egodawele, Director General of the fund in the presence of Mr. Sugeeshwara Bandara, private secretary to the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa ...
MASS Donates Over Rs 1 Million to Control COVID-19 in Sri Lanka  
Mutual Assistance Society Sydney (MASS), a registered charity in New South Wales, has now contributed over Rs 1 million to Sri Lanka to strengthen the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country and related social welfare programs.

MASS has managed to do this mainly due to the generous contributions received from well-wishers of Sri Lankan origin living in Australia. ...
Health & Views - April 2020 - 3rd Issue - Dr Harold Gunatillake  
Numbness - Do Your Hands, Feet or Legs like they're on pins and needles?, Reasons You are always Thirsty, 15 Ways to Reduce Chronic Pain, COVID-19 What can Antibody Testing Really Tell Us? How to Stay Safe While Grocery Shopping, 11 Low-Sugar Drink Ideas and many more valuable health topics ...
Community Publications in Ozlanka  
Sri Lankan coommunity in Sydney is large and diverse. We have many community organisations representing various ethnicities, interests and languages. Ozlanka is the community website to serve these communities equally. These community organisations often have many periodical publications and special publications. Ozlanka provides the opportunity to these community organisations to publish these valuable publications in Ozlanka website so that they can reach very wider audience.

We encourage all the community organisations to make their publications available to Ozlanka. We welcome the publications in all the main languages including English, Sinhala and Tamil. All the enquiries related to community publications should be made to ...

Health & Views - April 2020 - Dr Harold Gunatillake  
10 Ways You are Washing Your Hand Wrong!, What causes varicose veins and how are they treated, Do Breast Implants cause cancer?, What you can do to lower your Cholesterol, How long does Coronavirus live on surfaces, 4 stretches to keep your shoulders in shape AND many more valuable health topics ..

Very Happy New Year 2020! - Let's Celebrate Just with the Family - Auspicious Times  
As we all know, New Year Celebrations in this year will be very different. The whole world is in COVID-19 fear. All the day to day life is unimaginably affected. This year, let's celebrate our New Year quietly and only with our own family. Let's be mindful what we do and minimise the health risk to ourselves and to all our fellow Australians ...

Our community donates $30,800 for the Bushfires - Thank you!  
Hearts Aflame team gathered at RFS Headquarters in Sydney Olympic Park to meet up with the Assistant Commissioner RFS Stuart Midgley and handed in the final contributions of $16,572.19 by Hearts Aflame and $10,300 by the Sinhalese Cultural forum of NSW Australia Inc ...

Trade Promotional visit to Queensland under the Economic Diplomacy Programme  
The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney in association with Honorary Consul Office in Brisbane organised the Sri Lankan promotional event in Brisbane from 3rd to 5th March 2020 ...

SCATS NSW takes a road trip in Sri Lanka with emphasis to charity....  
A part of the SCATS NSW Committee toured Sri Lanka on holiday during the last few weeks. They combined pleasure with charity in helping the needy upon their observance in the far and remote areas on the way ...

Kalu Páta Kurullá, the short story collection by Malee Dissanayake  
Kalu Páta Kurullá, the short story collection by Sydney based Sinhala writer Malee Dissanayake was launched in a charming ceremony on Sunday 1 March 2020 at the Wrights Road Community Centre, Kellyville, NSW, Australia.

“Thorathuru”- Special Edition Publication of the SLA - Reviewed by Dr Don Wickrama  
The special edition of “Thorathuru”, the publication of The Sri Lanka Association of NSW Inc deserves the appreciation of our community for raising the standard of a ‘Newsletter’ to a quality readable ‘Magazine’, although it is called a ...

Health & Views - March 2020 - Dr Harold Gunatillake  
The Latest on COVID-19, Is belly fat that bad?, Lung Diseases on the Rise Worldwide, Why Your Body Needs Magnesium?, The Best Way to Buy Fruits and Vegetables, What Your Sleep Position Says About You AND many more valuable health topics ..

Good Shepherd Convent Past Pupil Association's Sesquicentennial Gala 08th February 2020 - Sydney
An arch of gold and black and champagne and canapes at the entrance - what a way to welcome everybody to the Good Shepherd Convent Kotahena Sesquicentennial Gala Dinner Dance at the Ryde Civic Centre on the 8th of February.Good Shepherd Convent has set the bar very high with its dinner dances. And this year was no exception.....

A Royal Night to Remember
The spirit first to life awoke again on the 15th February 2020 at the Bicentennial Park in Sydney. The tranquil environment of the Waterview facility was brought alive by around 300 people mostly Old-Royalists and their partners. The event was superbly organised, the venue beautifully decorated and the live band kicked off proceedings with rhythm and swing from the word go....

Battle of The Maroons- Sydney 2020
The legendary annual friendly encounter between the two cricket teams of old boy associations of Ananda and Nalanda colleges was held at Jonas Bradley Oval, The ponds on Monday, 27th January 2020.

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