January 2022 - Wednesday 26, 9.00 am
Saints Quadrangular 2022
Entertainment by DJ Hax
Covid-19 Regulations Apply
At Le Page Park Reserve
Contact: Afzal Laphir 0409983694
January 2022 - Wednesday 26, 12 noon to 5.00 pm
Celebrate Australia Day
At 358 Haughton Road, Clayton
Contact: Breeda & Harvey 0402 297 394
February 2022 - Saturday 5th, 6.30 pm
At the Besen Centre
February 2022 - Wednesday 9th, 10.30 am
AUSTRALIA / SRI LANKA WELFARE GUILD INC (ASWG), presents “Morning Melodies” on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Sandown Park Hotel, Cnr Princes Highway & Corrigan Road, Noble Park, commencing at 10.30am.
Cost: $20.00 per person.
At the Sandown Park Hotel
Contact: Betty 0401 057 012, Graeme 0428 337 007
February 2022 - Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th,
Celebration Service & Dinner
TCCV 40th Anniversary Celebrations
Tamil Christian Congregation Victoria at
St Stephen’s and St Mary’s, Mt Waverley
March 2022 - Saturday 12, from 5.30 pm
PETERITE CENTENARY - postponed to 12 March
At 11 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne
Contact: Jerome 0435 965 077, Gavin 0425 610024
March 2022 - Sunday 13, 5.00 pm
Talk, Food & Friendship - a free event
The fifth Non-Aligned Movement summit in Colombo hosted by Sirimavo Bandaranaike's 1970-77 government was a spectacular international event, unlike any other held previously in the city, not for its pomp and ceremony, but for its anti-imperialist politics, its call for nuclear disarmament and, above all, its delegates, leaders of newly decolonized nations seeking 'Third World Solidarity'.
Indira Gandhi, Anwar Sadat, Muammar Gaddafi, Cardinal Marcos, and others, glided by in two-toned maroon-and-cream Holden Statesman sedans, and Josip Broz Tito in his six-door Mercedes Benz limousine, cheered on by waiting crowds. Dignitaries were accommodated in American-designed multinational hotels completed during the 1970s, and the host venue for the conference was the China-designed BMICH, Lanka's first indoor air-conditioned auditorium complex.
What do you remember of that period and its events? Of import substitution, limited foreign influence and relative penury but at the same time the sense of being visible and international as a key player in South-South politics. Of multiple donor nations and nimble diplomacy. Using the lens of the architecture associated with the Non-Aligned Summit, this talk describes how successive strategies for political self-determination were inscribed in Colombo's built fabric.
Prof Anoma Pieris
is an architectural historian and a professor at the Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne. She has published widely on topics including the following books on Sri Lanka, Sovereignty, Space and Civil War in Sri Lanka: porous nation (2018); Architecture and Nationalism in Sri Lanka: the trouser under the cloth (2012) and Imagining Modernity: the architecture of Valentine Gunasekera (2007).
At Ashwood (small) Hall, 21 Electra Avenue, Ashwood
Contact: Hemal 042 772 5740
March 2022 - Friday 25, from 9.00 pm
UMARIA & SANUKA + HARITH
At Empire Club - 14-22 Lauderdale Rd, Narre Warren
July 2022 - Wednesday 27, 10.00 am
Exhibition in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Intex South Asia 2022 Sri Lanka
Intex South Asia is the most established international textile sourcing show of South Asia having completed 8 successful editions in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India and connected over 1,200 global textile suppliers with 25,000+ leading buyers from 30 countries and regions. Intex South Asia is endorsed by major Government bodies, Chambers of Commerce and Industry Associations in South Asia and is the most sought after annual industry event for the textile and apparel industry.
At Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall
Contact: Zahir Merchant +91 9820028359