Associations – Australia

SYDNEY BENS  St.Benedict’s College Old Boys Association New South Wales Inc. ESTABLISHED IN SYDNEY NEW SOUTH WALES IN 1985  FOUNDER PRESIDENT-OLD BEN HAROLD CHRISTIE DAVID CONTACT email – secretary.sydneybens@gmail.com   2021/2022 COMMITTEE  Name Position Harold Christie David Patron Yohan Pathinather President Sherwell Fernando Vice President Claude Perera Treasurer Dilen Edirimanasinghe Gen. Secretary Francis Constantine Sports Secretary Ralston Fernandez Social Secretary Ronnie Almeida Committee Member Roshan Pathinather Committee Member Eshanka Wickremaratne Committee Member Suranga De Silva Committee Member Chris Kandasamy Committee Member Desmond Don Paul Auditor Saliya Tennekoon Editor and Media HISTORY OF – St.Benedict’s College,Colombo 13,Sri Lanka. The oldest Roman Catholic school in Sri Lanka, was inaugurated in 1865 by the Benedictine Monks. The school consisted of few classrooms and small staff at first. In 1868, the De La Salle Brothers took over the administration of the college. Since then the school has been headed by many Brothers who belonged to the La Sallian Community. The ...

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St Patrick’s College Jaffna – Melbourne OBA RECENT HISTORY written by Antony Gratian Since 2007, the OBA has become vibrant and active under the leadership of Jeevaranjan Fernando, and assisted by Philip Ravindraraj, Angelo Fernando and others. The membership numbers are increasing and we regularly communicate with the Rector. Annual events such as Australia Day Cricket Match and BBQ were introduced. With the establishment of the Cricket Sponsorship Fund, former Rector Fr. Justin Gnanapragasam’s long held desire became a reality. Annually a sum of $1500 is being remitted to support the college’s cricket needs, thanks to the generous contributions of the member sponsors. During the year 2008/09 we had 48 paid members out of 110 known Patricians in Melbourne. A significant achievement of the year was the formation of the musical group ‘SHAMROCKERS’, whose artistes are none other than the young family members of the OBA. Their brilliant performance under the ...

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Peradeniya University Alumni Australia Victoria Chapter   About Us The Peradeniya University Alumni Australia Victoria Chapter has come a long way from its small beginnings. In our formative years we were focused on building a community of alumni in Victoria who had enjoyed the Peradeniya experience. In the years following the alumni association has been successful in bringing the Peradeniya university community together. This has enabled us to feel comfortable and secure in our adopted land. We continue to derive much emotional fulfilment and enjoyment from the community we continue to build and nurture. The Victoria Chapter provides a number of events for its members. Some look forward to the annual dinner dance to meet, greet and have some fun together. Others derive much pleasure from cultural events we present from time to time. Yet for others a weekend away together with their friends is an ideal time to relax and leisurely ...

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Kelaniya University Alumni Association Australia   Kelaniya University Alumni Association Australia (KUAA) is an association of past students and staff members of Kelaniya University living in Australia. This includes University of Sri Lanka Vidyalankara Campus, Vidyalankara University and other institutions associated with the University. KUAA is a not for profit association incorporated in Australia, registration No A0052038C. Our Mission To foster comradeship among members and to enjoy as a close knit community, helping one another promoting the well being while cohesively merging with broader community enhancing unity. To bring our members and their families to a collective group promoting social and cultural togetherness, renewing old ties, and developing endearing relationship. Fostering linkage with the University, recouping our gratitude to our alma mater. Profile Majority of current members are past students of the University. We are pleased to hear from past students and staff members of Kelaniya University living in Australia. ...

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Jaffna Medical Faculty Overseas Alumni – Australia   We are an organisation made up of past students and teachers of the University of Jaffna Medical Faculty. What Are Our Aims? Our main goals are to foster the improvement of medical education in Jaffna for students and health care providers associated with the Jaffna Medical Faculty, as well as to promote the wellbeing of the general community. In order to achieve this, we aim to Create training opportunities for medical and allied health staff and students affiliated with the Jaffna Medical Faculty. Improve the facilities at the Jaffna Medical Faculty and its associated health institutions. Improve the health and wellbeing of the community in Sri Lanka and Australia through health promotion initiatives. Liaise with other chapters of the Jaffna Medical Faculty Overseas Alumni (JMFOA) to cultivate international relations between alumni. Life Members 1.Dr  Sothilingam  Ponnusamypillai  Vijayakumar 2.Dr  Vathany  Jeyaprakash 3.Dr T ...

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Jaffna Hindu College OBA New South Wales Branch Welcome to the website of the Jaffna Hindu College Old Boys Association of Australia, NSW Branch (JHC OBA). Etched in all of our minds are the distant memories that were created when we attended high school. This site has been created for both members and non-members of JHC OBA to reminisce, re-live moments from the younger years and catch up with old school friends from Jaffna Hindu College. JHC OBA NSW proudly celebrates its 25th year of running and its membership is open to all past students, staff and well-wishers living in Australia. The association provides an opportunity for all Jaffna Hindu College Old Boys who live in New South Wales to foster fellowship among their classmates and school friends by having a regular contact with them and maintain a link with the college. JHC OBA NSW constantly expanding and welcomes new members to ...

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Dharmaraja College OBA Australia   This is a summary of Drarmaraja College history. Dharmaraja College, Kandy a premier Buddhist school in the country, celebrated its 119th anniversary on June 30, 2006. Tracing her roots, it may have been the good fortune of Buddhist education and karmic forces that attracted the great Col. Henry Steel Olcott to the island in 1886. The school started due to the efforts of Col. Henry Steel Olcott, the founder of the Theosophical Society in the country, in an abondoned Bana Salawa in the premises of the Natha devalya, with a Buddhist, Andiris de Silva as Headmaster with eight boys followed by D.B. Jayathilake (later Sir Don Baron) as the forst principle who began building it up. The growth of Dharmaraja over these 119 years is phenomenal. Today her student population stands at 5000 with a staff of 160. Sir Don Baron jayathilake was succeeded by ...

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Richmond Mahinda OBA Queensland   The Richmond Mahinda Old Boys Association of  Queensland also known as RMOBAQ is a voluntary association in Brisbane Australia that combines past students of Richmond College and Mahinda College of Galle, Sri Lanka. This is the only Queensland alumnae that has joined hands together to be ‘one’, think as ‘one’ and work as ‘one’ extending the true qualities of Southern Sri Lankan’s who are very proud of their city of GALLE. The objectives of the Association is to regularly meet, have a good time and assist in the development of the Alma Maters while fostering the fellowship, uphold and cultivate values taught by our Alma Maters. The RMOBAQ was formed on 9th June 2013 as a Australian Incorporated Association and was declared open by former students, The association is open to all past students of Richmond and Mahinda Colleges living in Brisbane Australia. The administration ...

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Richmond Mahinda OBA Australia   ABOUT RICHMOND COLLEGE Richmond College established in the year 1876 by Christian Missionaries to educate the young children of Galle in English education. Presently the school is a well established institution having the reputation to be one of the best schools in Sri Lanka and undoubtedly the best school in Southern Sri Lanka. During its 100+ years of history the school has produced many prominent citizens including two heads of state. With a student population of 4600 students and 176 teachers today Richmond is stepping towards the climax. OUR COMMITTEE 2019/ 2020 Association holds an Annual General Meeting to appoint a Core committee to manage the various administrative functions and sub committees to plan events/activities. The most recent Core committee members are as follows. President – Dilshan Liyanage Vice President – Sanjaya Nuwan Gamage Secretary – Chamara Kahandegamage Co-Secretary – Ranil Wijewickrama Treasurer  – Suren Dissanayake   The ...

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Kingswood College Kandy OBA Australia Kingswood OBA Australia Our Vision Our vision is to maintain the spirit of Kingswood among us, throughout our lives, so that our members will never fail in their lives wherever they go, whatever they do. The word “ Kingswood ” is not just a word, knowledge we gained, goals we achieved, strength we gathered, kindness we shared, responsibilities we fulfilled, everything we have done to this nation is because the spirit of Kingswood. Kingswood History Kingswood College was established on the 4th in May 1891 named “Boys High School”. It was situated in the Pavilion street in the city in Kandy. There were only eleven students at that time. Then it was move to Brownvidge Street. The founder principal of the School was late Mr. L. E. BLAZE. The School was managed by the Methodist council Mission. In 1922 four Houses ETON, HARROW, WINCHESTER, RUGBY ...

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