FSOQ: Urgent medical supplies campaign – New video appeal Please find below a Video Clip developed by the Sri Lankan Doctors in Brisbane for the Appeal to raise Funds to send Medicine to Sri Lanka Hospitals. Dr Kanchana Ranasinghe of our Brisbane doctors group has developed this video clip (with some support from Sri Lanka). Sure this will convey our message better. ...

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New Year Message By Anton Swan Source:Brisbane 4EB Sri Lankan Newsletter – Dæhæna – January 2022 It is with great pleasure that I send this New Year Message to Dæhæna readers. This year has been difficult for the community with the COVID 19 Pandemic. With various measures that have been adopted, we have been fortunate in Queensland compared to our friends in the southern states and the rest of the world. Sri Lanka like most nations has been affected badly. But I am aware that the community in Queensland has rallied together to help our fellow Sri Lankans back home. The biggest project this year has been sending hospital beds through the Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations in Queensland (FSOQ) with the support of member associations and the community. Due to the shortage of shipping containers and problems around the world at various seaports, the shipping of beds has been ...

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Sri Lankan Day 2021 – Successfully completed By Jay Weerawardena Source:Brisbane 4EB Sri Lankan Newsletter – Dæhæna – December 2021 The inaugural Sri Lanka Day – the multicultural food and cultural festival was successfully held on Saturday 13 November patronisedby a large and unexpected number of people. The event was organised by the Federation of Sri Lankan Organizations in Queensland (FSOQ) with its member organisations. The feedback we have received so far has been highly positive with many indicating it was a ‘resounding’ or ‘phenomenal’ success. The event was aimed at celebrating and showcasing our cultural heritage – the unique culinary tastes of Sri Lanka and our cultural performances. The event achieved this with the active participation of several other ethnic communities that collectively enrich the multicultural diversity in Queensland. The event demonstrates that, with the sense of unity achieved through the collective strength of the Federation, the Sri Lankan ...

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Campaign to send ICU Beds to Sri Lanka by the Sri Lankan Community In Brisbane – update     Dear All,  Again thank you for your contribution to the FSOQ appeal to send urgently needed ICU beds to Sri Lankan hospitals. The community support for our campaign has being overwhelming. Currently our collection stands at $41,000.00 and growing! With this collection we can now plan to send 12 containers ($3000+ shipping insurance= $3300 each ) which means 720 beds. As this project is an ongoing one, we will keep the campaign open. For your information, over the last few years we have sent around 3000 beds to Sri Lanka that are serving emergency and ICU wards in hospitals all over island including remote locations such as Jaffna, Batticaloa and Vavuniya (in addition to Western province). You will be pleased to know that our first shipment from this funding is scheduled for ...

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