Thomian Carol service celebrates its tenth anniversary with the most Revd. Dr Glenn Davis, archbishop of Sydney
The 9 lessons this year were read by ex-presidents of the association and Kulasiri Jayasinghe, current president STC OBA NSW/ACT read the message from the College warden Rev Marc Billimoria. The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, The Most Rev Dr Glenn Davies spoke with poise and humour, echoing the sentiments of the season – “Despite language and cultural differences we are one”. 

Over 50's Cricket World Cup Closing Ceremony, held at Kirribilli Club. Attended by all 8 teams. 
Enjoy a photo album of the emotional closing ceremony dinner. The next World Cup will be held in Cape Town, Sth Africa in 2020. Photos provided by the organisers.

Beyondblue fund raising event - High tea of the highest standards
The special guests Hayley Venables, a volunteer speaker from beyondblue, and Lindy Assur, clinician from Blacktown Hospital, dived deeper into the heart of the cause, raising awareness of the signs and effects of mental illness and how to help our loved ones when they need it the most. The joint MCs Rodney and Sanjeewa did an amazing job, successfully selling all our raffle tickets and garnering some high bids for the silent auction items.

Sri Lankan IT-BPM Delegation visits Sydney for Market Expansion
Sri Lanka's IT and BPM sector tripled exports and doubled the workforce in the last five years. Total earnings from the ICT sector amounted to $920 million in 2017, an 8 percent growth over the previous year and the fifth largest export segment. The software services sector includes telecommunications, banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) and software testing. The BPO sector includes financial & accounting services, investment research, engineering services, and UK-based legal services.

Ceylon Society of Australia’s annual ‘fest’ best ever!
“Amazing night! splendid evening, outstanding success, enjoyed it immensely, Well done - super show!!!  Everything went off like clockwork.” That was how many of the 140 members and guests described their experience of the Ceylon Society of Australia’s Annual Dinner and Social held at the Pennant Hills Community Centre hall on November 24. In more ways than one, the success of the evening was due to the enterprising leadership of the society’s new President Pauline Gunawardene, the first female to hold that office since inception. The entire committee and other members and friends spared no pain in ensuring that the society’s annual function would be the ‘best ever’.

Shanthi Foundation black tie dinner dance
The Shanthi Foundation black tie dinner dance to raise funds to build the world’s first Eco-friendly Palliative Care Hospital in Anuradhapura Sri Lanka and the first Palliative Care Hospital in Sri Lanka, was held on 3rd November 2018 at the Liverpool Catholic Club at Prestons. Four hundred and eighty-five guests arrived from all corners of New South Wales. The gentleman looked dashing in their crisp white shirts and black-tie suits and the ladies were enchanting and elegant as always. Among the honourable dignitaries were Mrs Himalee Arunathileke (Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Australia) & husband Nayana, Mr Lal Wickramatunga (Sri Lankan Consul General Sydney) and representatives of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and Australian National University (ANU).