A zoom meeting has been arranged by the Sri Lanka
Association of Norway (SLAN) to introduce the new executive committee which has
the highest majority of membership of Sri Lankans. The zoom meeting took place
on the 10th of December from 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
The new executive committee consists of Sri Lankan,
mainly, Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims. This is a non-political organization
started in 1983 by the Sri Lankans living in Norway. Their main objective of
the Organization is to foster goodwill and friendship amongst Sri Lankans and
Norwegians. Also, they facilitate social and humanitarian assistance to Sri
Lankans on several occasions by way of charity and religious programmes and
raising funds to support projects in Sri Lanka.
It was revealed that according to their annual agenda,
priority had been given to the Independence Day Celebration, Sinhala and Tamil
New Year Festival, Annual Christmas getogether, Annual SLAN Cricket Match,
Musical Programmes, Art Exhibitions and Sinhala classes for the children. H.E.
Godfrey Cooray has appreciated the big donation given by members of SLAN water
filters to Vavuniya District which had been distributed last year. It was one
of their successful projects in the year 2019.
Also several scholarships had been given for selected
11 deserving primary school students in Northern and Eastern provices. The said
finds had been given for the education of the needy children every month.
Furthermore, Second Secretary Mrs. Samanmali
Atalugama, Attache Mr. A.M.T. Subaraj, Consular Officer Miss Anusha
Kathriachchi, Business Development Officer Mrs. Rosie Jones and Personal
Assistant Mrs. Chintha Fernando have participated the zoom meeting from the
H.E. Godfrey Cooray thanked SLAN for inviting for
their forthcoming Christmas celebration which is scheduled to be held on the
19th of December in Oslo and wished each and every member Happy Christmas.