Melbourne 2021



January 2022




January 2022 - Wednesday 26, 9.00 am
T20 Cricket

Saints Quadrangular 2022

T-20 Cricket
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




February 2022 -  Saturday 5th, 6.30 pm 
Cultural Concert

 At the Besen Centre



February 2022 -  Wednesday 9th, 10.30 am 

Morning Melodies 

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

383 High Street Rd, Mt Waverley 3149



Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


March 2022



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
Music Concert 



At Empire Club - 14-22 Lauderdale Rd, Narre Warren




July 2022




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