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The idea to form an association was first proposed by the then Deputy High Commissioner for Srilanka in Southern India, His Excellency Mr. Vadivelu Krishnamurthy at the Srilankan Independence Dinner hosted in the month of February 2015. A few Sri Lankans working and living in South India as well Srilankans settled in India and well-wishers present there were part of the discussion.

Accordingly, the evolved idea was further developed to form an association in the name and style of The
The Sri Lankan Friendship Association of South India to congregate under the aegis of above association for mutual acquaintance and help and to provide public charity as well.

On 22 nd May 2019, The Association was legally formed, with by laws and registered under Tamil Nadu Society Registration Act, 1975 and assigned registration No. 234/2019 by the Register of Society as a Non Profitable Social Organization.

Our endeavour is to create a network among persons living in South India with any connection to Sri Lanka, either in social or business matters. In doing so, we intend to strengthen the relationship among members and in the process gain from their respective profession, trade, business and expertise for the common welfare of the association and its programs and activities.

This association intends to establish itself as a well connected network of individuals and corporates that contributes and works for the upliftment of the marginalised, deserving person. Provide support to the individuals as well as organisations that work for charitable public causes with needs and support for the upliftment of such persons in the society.

News & Activities

Annual General Meetings

Fourth AGM on 30th September 2023

Third AGM on 24th September 2022

Second AGM on 11th December 2021

Annual Get Togethers

Saturday 16th November 2019 from 6.00 P M till 11.00 P Mover a dinner at Hotel GRT Grand, MARIGOLD HALL T. Nagar, Chennai

Saturday 17th March 2018 from 7.00 PM till 11.00 PM over a dinner at Hotel Accord Metropolitan, T. Nagar, Chennai March 2018

Saturday 15th December 2018 from 7.00 P M till 11.00 P M at Hotel Accord Metropolitan, G N Chetty Road, T.Nagar, over Dinner

Sri Lankan Get Together’ on 9th April 2016

Medical Camps & Eye Camps

Medical Camps & Eye Camps held – Commemorating “Tsunami Day” on 26th December 2015, conducted special Medical and Eye Camp at Devaneri Village, Mahabalipuram.

Free health check-up

Free health check-up camp for members of the association on Saturday 23rd March 2019 from 10 a.m at Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, 7, CLC Works Road, Chrompet, Chennai – 600044.

Management

Present Set up:

Mr. Bose Dharmalingam

President-SLFA
Ideal Beach Resort -
Managing Director

Mr. Issac Navaneethan Solomans

Vice President-SLFA
Dankotuwa Porcelain Ltd -
Country Manager (India)

Mr. Syed Mohamed
Aminuddin

Secretary-SLFA
Veerya Ventures - Chief Executive

Ms. Kumudhini
J. Yogaratnam

Treasurer-SLFA
Bank of Ceylon - Country Manager/CEO (Indian Operations)
Executive Members:

Mr.J T Roche

Properietor
Roche Enterprise

Mr.Naresh Julian

Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Cargoplan International
India (Pvt) Ltd.

Mr.K.S.Sri Giriprasath

Advocate
SSP Law Associates

Dr.A.Ravisankar

Regional Jt. Director of Collegiate Education(Retd.)
Govt. of TamilNadu

Mr.Richard Allen Vincent.

Fmr. Manager-India,
Customer Affairs
SriLankan Airlines

Mr.S. Prakash

Proprietor & Consultant
Chen Medical Services

Membership

Eligibility

A person who has attained the age of majority (18 years) and has any connection with Sri Lanka, including but not limited to origin, ancestral, trade/employment, education, either of the spouse being a Sri Lankan, and provided such person is a resident of South India, can be admitted as a member, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee of the Society and on paying the required membership fees.

Any two members of the Executive Committee including the President or the Secretary shall have the right to accept or reject the membership application without any explanation.

The Company or a Body Corporate can also be admitted as a member in this association. The admission of the Company or Body Corporate shall be subject to the approval of the majority of the Executive Committee members.The said company or Body Corporate on admission as member shall be represented by two authorized persons of its Board resolved in this regard as members in this association.

Admission and Subscription Fees

Every individual member other than the company or a Body Corporate applying for membership shall pay an admission Fee of Rs. 5000/- and an Annual Subscription Fee of Rs. 3000/- within 31st of March every year. The admission fee and annual fee for the company or a Body Corporate will be double of the fee payable by the individual member.

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