The Ceylon Society of Australia was launched in Sydney in the late 1990s and established branches in Melbourne and Colombo. They also launched a journal entitled THE CEYLANKAN twenty-five years back and the 100th number of this wide-ranging publication hit the posts, desks and couches of its subscribers this week. Hurrah!
These publications have sustained the critical patriotic commitments of Sri Lankans in Australia and abroad in numerous ways; while also stimulating cross-ethnic interaction among some of the Sri Lankan migrants in Australia.
Hugh Karunanayake: Founder President, 1998-2004
Note, for instance, the names of the Presidents, Vice-Presidents of the Association and, then, also, the List of Editors: David Goodrich (1998-2001); Sumane Iyer (202-2009); Doug Jones (2009-2021) and Adam Raffel (2001 et seq).
Tony Peries: President 2005-07
Pauline Gunewardene: 2018-the present
Note, for instance, the names of the Presidents, Vice-Presidents of the Association and, especially, the List of Editors: David Goodrich (1998-2001); Sumane Iyer (202-2009); Doug Jones (2009-2021) and Adam Raffel (2001 et seq).
Anyone anywhere in this world wishing to become a subscriber to the editions of THE CEYLANKAN should contact either the Editor, Adam Raffel = email@example.com or the Publications Officer, Earlson Forbes = firstname.lastname@example.org
ILLUSTRATIONS of Convivial Gatherings in the Past
Rex Olagesekaram 92nd from right) and his wife Navaranjini next to him with pals
Tony Peris (now deceased) in conversation
Brian Parker with the late Robert Sourjah and Tony & Srini Peris (both deceased)
Sumane Iyer on the right with P De Sylva, MS Perera & Mrs Perera
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