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Peradeniya University Alumni Association's Annual Weekend Outing
For the eighth year in succession Peradeniya University Alumni Association – NSW Chapter (PUAAN) had the annual family weekend gathering from Friday 7 April to Sunday 9 April at the Hunter Valley Retreat (HVR). This event has gained so much popularity amongst the members and their close associates that within a few days of announcing the event all the available accommodation was filled and the committee had to obtain external accommodation to meet the demand.

Unsung Heroes honoured at inaugural A Sport for All Community Cricket Awards
The event held in partnership with the Commonwealth Bank honoured the remarkable work being done within the Australian cricket community by individuals, clubs and associations. Hundreds of nominations were received from all over Australia with the two finalists in each of the 12 categories flown to Melbourne to attend the dinner. The Junior Cricket Program of the Year was won by Wonga Park Cricket Club (VIC) for the positive influence they have on the local community and their growth in girls only competitions.

Sinhala New Year Celebrations Recreated by Anulians in NSW 
Past pupils of Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka living in New South Wales in Australia have made an attempt to recreate the traditional festival here on 22 April by replicating many items found in traditional Aurudu celebrations. 
They have prepared a whole lot of special traditional Aurudu dishes like Kavum, Mungulli, Kiri Bath, Peniwalalu to name a few. Traditional games share an equally prominent place in these celebrations with the exotic food.

CONSULAR MOBILE SERVICE - Conduted by the Consulate General on 29th April 2017 at SUNFEST, Castle Hill Showgrounds
The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney will be conducting a Consular Mobile Service at the SUNFEST Sri Lankan New Year Festival on 29th April 2017 at the Castle Hlll Showgrounds, Castle Hill, NSW from 9.30 AM to 4.30PM. Entry to SUNFEST is free and is organised by the Sinhalese Cultural Forum is coordination with other Sri Lankan Associations in Sydney, with the assistance of the Consulate General.

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