The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire



Burgher Association (Australia)
358 Haughton Road, Clayton VIC 3168

The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire (Dances, Birthday parties,
Anniversaries etc). The BAA Centre is located within a short walk from Clayton railway station. The hall
is licensed to hold 150 people. Tables and chairs for this number of attendees are provided. There is
usually plenty of parking across the road and a few spaces on the property. Disabled access via ramps
is available to both the front and rear doors and a disabled parking space is available. There is also a
‘horseshoe’ driveway permitting the dropping off of attendees under cover.

Commercial kitchen facilities are available including stainless steel splash walls, a commercial glass
washer, dishwasher, stove, oven, hot water boiler, large freezer, refrigerator and a bain-marie. There
also is an alfresco area at the back that can be used for making the famous Sri Lankan Hoppers, BBQs
or other activity that requires a shielded outdoor space. There are multiple reverse-cycle heating and
cooling units servicing the main hall and kitchen. There are separate male, female and disabled toilets.
More pictures are available on our website

How to make a booking: Call Breeda Foenander on 0423 844 101 to enquire whether the date, you
wish to hire the hall for is available.

If you are a member of the BAA, the price of hiring the Centre costs $350 per day; Non-members $400 per day. Minimum booking is 5 hours $300. Hours of operation Friday/Saturday 11AM to 12 Midnight, other days 10AM to 10PM. All bookings require a bond of $250 that is refunded if the centre is handed back to management clean and undamaged. ($1000 for age 21+ and under). A payment of $100.00 will be deducted from the Security Fee deposit for cleaning of the premises, for the next day’s Events. Hiring Agreement. NB: To book the hall, payment has to be made via the BAA Bank Account – details available on request. Depending on whether you are a
member or non-member the full fee plus the deposit of $250 must be paid to secure the date booked.





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The pioneering Sri Lankan woman journalist’s first collection! – Telling it like it is… By Anne Abayasekara

Published by Perera & Hussein (Bay Owl Press).

PRICE: Rs 1250/- (approx US$7.50 / Aus $10.50 / Euro6.50/ Stg 6)

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Hilton Colombo Special offer-30 December to 2nd Jan 2019

Come Home for the Season!

Contact (or Call +94 11249 2492) for bookings.

Click here to visit the Hilton Colombo website to book online


Enjoy the Holiday Glow of Hilton!

Check in on 30th Dec & Check out on 2nd January 2019 – 3 nights, 4 days – US$350 nett per person.

Deluxe room on Twin Sharing basis / Breakfast for Two / Executive Lounge access / Free Internet / Sports & Fitness Centre Facilities / 20% Savings on F&B in all restaurants (T&C apply).

Two tickets valued at US$236 to the NYE Dinner Dance at the Grand Ballroom inclusive of Cocktails, Gala International Dinner Buffet, Breakfast and complimentary beverage of table of 10 pax.

Bands: Flame & Doctor. Compere: Adam Adamaly

Child Policy: Up to 2 children age 0 – 12 years sharing with parents stay free of charge

Children age 0 – 5 years meals are free of charge

Children age 6 – 12 get 50% discount on meals

Book by 5th November 2018 to avail yourself to the offer.

Contact (or Call +94 11249 2492) for bookings.


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House for Sale in Ja Ela

Fully furnished 3 bed bungalow – Rs 7,200,000

  • 7 Perch land extent.
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Fully fitted pantry/kitchen equipped with 4 burner gas cooker/oven, Fridge-Freezer, 
  • Microwave, Kettle and Utensils
  • Shower Cubical with Hot Water
  • Metal Grills on all windows, fanlights, front and back doors, for added security
  • In built concrete pillars for easy upstairs conversion
  • Brick construction
  • Off street parking for two cars
  • Well maintained throughout
  • 24 Hr Security
  • Access to Swimming Pool
  • Clear title deeds
  • 10 mins to Colombo-Katunayake Highway
  • Sold with all furniture and appliances. 
  • Will consider unfurnished sales.

Address:Heartland Residencies, Millenium City, Ekala, Ja-Ela
House size:750.0 sqft
Land size:7.0 perches

Contact: Jude 


Tel: +44 7990 530442 

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The Castle Residence – Superlative Properties – Colombo, Sri Lanka


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Superlative Properties is the newly established Luxury Apartment arm of Micro Constructions. Micro Construction with its experience of over 20 years in the industry aims to begin a new chapter in the luxury housing industry through Superlative Properties. Micro Construction is a subsidiary of Micro Holdings (Pvt) Ltd which is a young but promising contender in the field of construction with a list of noteworthy significant achievements. Micro Holdings (Pvt) Ltd celebrates venturing into Super Luxury Apartments when commemorating its 20th Anniversary.


An excursion back and forth, but only as a resident of The Castle Residence is sure to make you feel royal and give the pulse of a cause worth unwinding.

The Castle Residence stands high among the echelons in the most enticing location in Colombo. Located at Castle Street, the road which connects the commercial capital and the governing capital of the paradise isle.
Colombo 08 is beautified by luxury housing, well kept streets and business entities, an area that locks you in the highly residential experience surrounded by commercial convenience.

The Castle Residence in its imperial glory invites you to indulge in royalty and freedom through a game of golf at Royal Colombo Golf Club. Independence Square, Race Course, Victoria Gardens, Diyatha Uyana are few of the other most sought after landmarks in Colombo which are in the vicinity of The Castle Residence and not to mention that elite educational institutes, health facilities and other amenities are not too far away.



Contact Us;

 Tel: +94 (0)777 994 488 / (0)777 998 811


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Nuwera Eliya, Sri Lanka – Prime Land & House, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated

Nuwera Eliya

Prime Land, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated.

There is a house, security room, tube well, walking distance to Town.  Beautiful view of Nuwera Eliya town.  Clear deed, U.D.A. approved Property Plan, Clear Title Report, Fertile soil for cultivation too, 10×10 water tank on top of land.  Ideal for holiday home or circuit bungalow.

Please contact by email or phone.


Phone:  61 409 909095  or US 323-327-8903

Nuwera Eliya, Sri Lanka - Prime Land & House

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Vijitha Yapa Sri Lanka – Online Book Store – We Ship Books Worldwide

2018 Colombo International Book Fair –
Colombo International Book Fair returns to city for milestone 20th year

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Colombo International Book Fair returns to city for milestone 20th year

If last year’s figures are anything to go by, some 1.5 million book lovers from all over Sri Lanka can be expected to visit the BMICH over just 10 days later this month, when the annual Colombo International Book Fair (CIBF) returns for its 20th edition.

More than 450 exhibitors, 40 of them from overseas, have confirmed participation in the Book Fair, by footfall the largest annual exhibition in the country across all sectors.

Open to the public for 12 hours from 9am to 9pm each day at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Exhibition Centre within the BMICH precincts, this year’s Book Fair and will feature an ancillary Education and Career Guidance Exhibition at the BMICH’s Delegates Lounge. Organisers said 30 exhibitors including affiliates of foreign universities are expected to participate.

The Book Fair will see publishers, importers and retailers of books in English, Sinhala and Tamil as well as stationery, offering their products at 20% off their regular selling price, while stalls in the bargain section in Hall N will offer discounts of up to 80%.

Entrance is free for school children, university students, members of the clergy and armed forces personnel in uniform. Other visitors contribute an entrance fee of Rs 20 which is credited in its entirety to the ‘Daru Diriya’ scholarship fund which provides scholarships to impoverished students around the country. Selected students are sponsored from Grade I until they conclude their university education. The ‘Daru Diriya’ Scholarship scheme has sponsored many deserving children for the past 11 years.  

Minster of Education, Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, will officiate as Chief Guest at the opening of the Fair on 21st September while Gill Caldicott, Director of the British Council, Sri Lanka, will grace the occasion as Guest of Honour.

A highlight of the book fair will be the ‘Ketapath Pawura’ or ‘Mirror Wall’ near the open air hall. It offers visitors a wall on which to pen their creative pieces of poetry. After the conclusion of the Fair, the best works of visitor poetry will be compiled into a book and published, the organisers said.

The Fair will also feature a Kids’ Corner with art and craft activities. Over the 10 days of the exhibition, a series of book launches and literary discussions will provide interesting diversions for the literati, while cultural events including dramas and musical performances organised by Event Partner, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, will add colour to the evenings.

As in other years, the organisers have arranged free shuttle bus services from Borella, Kollupitiya, Rajagiriya and the Town Hall to the BMICH. Visitors who arrive by car will have the services of a shuttle bus from the car parks to the exhibition halls. Ample covered outdoor seating, refreshment outlets, free drinking water and printed stall plans have also been organised for the benefit of visitors.

Earlier in August, 14 leading book publishers and booksellers formally signed contracts to sponsor the CIBF 2018, with Sarasavi Book Publishers taking on the mantle of Principal Sponsor. The Platinum Sponsors of the Fair are Akura Book Publishers; Godage Book Emporium; M. D. Gunasena & Co; Master Guide Publications; Rathna Book Publishers; Sadeepa Book Publishers; Samayawardhana Publishers and Wasana Book Publishers; while the Gold Sponsors are Dayawansa Jayakody & Company; Samudra Book Publishers; Sathara Prakashakayo and Susara Publications.

Organised by the Sri Lanka Book Publishers’ Association, with the support of Official Banker – Sampath Bank, Electronic Media Sponsors – Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and Neth FM and Hospitality Partner – Makeen Books; the Colombo International Book Fair 2018 will be a showcase for all leading book publishers, booksellers, author-publishers, sellers of educational aids and material and providers of IT services.





The Vijitha Yapa Group of Companies began in April 1981 when Vijitha Yapa Associates were appointed by Dow Jones & Company Limited of USA to represent them for advertising sales and distribution of their publications as the exclusive agent. The International Herald Tribune of Hong Kong, Newsweek Magazine, The Reader’s Digest, The Economist, Business Week and The Times Group of India are among those who are represented by Vijitha Yapa for the sale of their publications in Sri Lanka. In addition, Lonely Planet Publications of Australia, Periplus Publications of Singapore, Konark Publications of India and Time Warner Books of UK are among the publishers who distribute their books on an exclusive basis through the Vijitha Yapa Group in Sri Lanka. In 1991 the Vijitha Yapa Group decided to establish a chain of bookshops, and today, there are twelve branches. Vijitha Yapa Bookshop is the largest English bookstore chain in Sri Lanka and offers more than 250,000 titles altogether.. The Vijitha Yapa group hold the exclusive rights to sell books in the transit lounge of Colombo’s International Airport. Vijitha Yapa Subscriptions is the largest subscription agent in Sri Lanka. The Vijitha Yapa group has 150 employees and is primarily involved with media related activities.



A subsidiary company of the Group is VYAPR, Sri Lanka’s first Public Relations Company, serving a number of international companies.



Vijitha Yapa publications have so far published 120 titles on a variety of subjects. The most successful Vijitha Yapa Publications so far have been “Sam’s Story” by Captain Elmo Jayawardena, and “The Road from Elephant Pass” by Nihal de Silva. These books won the prestigious Gratiaen Award in 2001 and 2003 respectively as the best literary works in English, produced in Sri Lanka.Marshall Cavendish bought the rights to Sam’s Story for south east Asia.



The Gratiaen Award was established by Michael Ondaatje, the well-known author, from the proceeds of the Booker Prize. He received the Booker Prize for his book “The English Patient”.



Other well known authors whose books have been published by Vijitha Yapa Publications include Punyakante Wijenaike, who won the gold medal at the first Commonwealth short story competition, and Carl Muller whose books have been published by Penguin India. Both these authors have won the Gratiaen Awards for their books.



Mr. Vijitha Yapa – Founder, Chairman and Managing Director Vijitha Yapa was the founder editor of three National Newspapers of Sri Lanka, The Island, The Sunday Island and The Sunday Times. He is also the author of three books, including the Travel book – “Insight pocket Guide” published by APA publications, Singapore. He is a well-known journalist and his articles and photographs have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Financial Times and The Far Eastern Economic Review. Mrs. Lalana Yapa – Director Lalana Yapa worked in the Attorney General’s Department and is married to Vijitha Yapa.

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