University Of Kelaniya Alumni Association
 New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory 

Breeze of Kelaniya blows across Sydney...


It was a warm summer night when the University of Kelaniya Alumni Association of NSW and ACT (UKAANA) with their friends and families gathered at Spoons Restaurant Blacktown on Friday 11 March 2016 night.

It was presumed to be a baby  step for the very young Alumni Association formed just a few months ago,  but proved to be a glamourous fun filled event for everyone who attended. The warmth of the night was drowned by the fresh breeze of friendship reminiscing over the years spent at university. Surpassing borders , friendship flourished as fellow alumni arrived from Canberra and also among our Peradeniya, Jayawardenapura ,Colombo alumni and Ceylon German Technical Training Institute Old Boy's Association of NSW Inc.

The anecdotal chit chat ensued over incidents and experiences of a by gone era amidst the palm trees, the little hamlet of Wewaldeniya and the much dreaded ‘Siberia”.dance floor

The warm welcome extended by  Prabhath Amarasinghe ,the president of the Alumni Association was followed by the music of DJ Shehan as he lured the crowd waltzing towards the dancing floor. Sanjaya Dissanayake and Nargis Umagiliya the MC’s for the day , kept the events afloat in a vibrant atmosphere  of around two hundred  guests.

The sumptuous South Asian cuisine of Spoons enticed the gathering  and the music continued  with a mix of Sri Lankan and Western  to a finale of a baila session to the excitement of  frenzied  dancers on a packed dance floor.

Music , food and mostly the lovely company of friends that evoke nostalgia of times gone by of a beloved university and a country have revived us like a fresh breeze at the very first Summer Dinner Dance of the Alumni Association of University of Kelaniya NSW and ACT .  Let’s keep the fond memories alive until we meet again.


Comments (3)

  1. Kavee:
    Mar 13, 2016 at 03:28 AM

    Great night with friends, food and music!

  2. Arundathie Abeysinghe:
    Mar 25, 2016 at 06:28 AM

    Great! Well done! As an alumnus of University of Kelaniya (1981-1984), I am proud about this event. When I visit Sydney next, I will meet all of you. Please send me contact details of somebody.
    Ms. Arundathie Abeysinghe.
    Journalist/Lecturer/Trainer
    SriLankan Airlines/Presidential Secretariat Sri Lanka
    arundathie81@yahoo.com

  3. Vijitha Ekanayaka:
    Apr 04, 2016 at 02:57 AM

    That was absolutely fantastic. Great effort of all. Moreover I am really happy of being a member of 1st event in Sydney.


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