The DOT Ladies Spring Charity Night
Over 350 beautiful ladies graced the occasion adorned in vibrant and colourful sarees. The Guest of Honour included Deputy High Commissioner for Sri Lanka Ms Himalee Arunatilaka and Sydney Consul for Sri Lanka Ms Pramuditha Manusinghe. The guests were kept entertained with fashion shows, Bollywood dance shows, cooking demonstration, DJ music and delicious food. Proceeds from this night will be used to purchase an incubator to Puttlam hospital, and to build a toilet to a very poor family. Information of this project will be sent out to your once they are finalised. A big thank you to Hornsby Council, they offered the venue free of charge

Portraits in Pink at Campbelltown: An exhibition of breast cancer survivors from an Indian and Sri Lankan backgrounds in NSW
Commencing Tuesday 4 October 2016, HJ Daley Library at Campbelltown will host a photo exhibition featuring portraits of breast cancer survivors from Indian and Sri Lankan backgrounds living in NSW. The free exhibition, an initiative of the Pink Sari Project, will feature portraits of 14 breast cancer survivors taken by 14 professional photographers from Indian and Sri Lankan backgrounds. The photographers have volunteered their time to address a "culture of silence" on breast cancer in the two communities which, according to the Cancer Institute NSW, have some of the lowest screening rates for breast cancer in the state.

Australia’s strong border protection policies save lives - OPERATION SOVEREIGN BORDERS
Through Operation Sovereign Borders the Australia Government has implemented strong border protection measures to protect vulnerable people from risking their lives and ruining their family’s financial future. Between 2008 and 2013 more 1200 people died at sea trying to reach Australia illegally. Addressing a diaspora community event in Sydney today, Commander of the Joint Agency Task Force OSB, Major General Bottrell said people should not believe the dreadful lies of people smugglers. Also attending today’s event was Australia’s Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking, Mr Andrew Goledzinowski AM who works closely with Operation Sovereign Borders and said that Australia’s effort to combat people smuggling must continue.

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