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Dear Members and Friends,


It is with great pleasure that we bring to your attention that our Association is due to celebrate 30 years of existence this year. During these three decades SLAG has served it’s mandate being the foremost organization in Geneva bringing together Sri Lankans irrespective of race, religion, class or creed!  SLAG was and still is the leading forum for promoting cultural and social ties among the Sri Lankan community in Geneva.


It is Summer time! And it’s time for our Summer Picnic! This time around we want to make this the ‘Family outing’ , the way it used to be in the good old days!

WHEN- 9th AUGUST 2014 from 10 am onwards ; WHERE- Bout du Monde Cricket ground

The event this year will have action for the whole family! Many ‘fun games’ are organized along with the regular ‘soft ball’ Cricket tournament. The difference this year will be that it is not only Cricket that will be the main attraction but other activities and competitions as well. Table tennis, Tug-a-War, Lime and spoon race, three legged race, musical chairs, Fancy dress and many more competitions with prizes and surprises are in store for you! This is solely done with the intention of attracting all the Members of our Association. Yes, we look forward to entertaining the entire family , young and old , male and female! After all, it is ‘family picnic’! The usual BBQ will be dished out with soft drinks FREE OF CHARGE!

Sri Lankan New Year’s Party

Dear SLAG members and well-wishers,

You are cordially invited to participate in our annual New Year’s celebrations which will be held on Saturday, 29 March 2014. As we strive to build a Sri Lankan identity this would be an ideal event to showcase our unity and harmony. This year’s event will feature several cultural items spiced with exciting competitions and scintillating music to keep you on your toes. We look forward to your participation at this event and you are encouraged to bring your friends along with you as this will be an enjoyable evening. Come experience something truly Sri Lankan!

The composition of the Executive Committee

Dear Members and Friends,

It is with great honour that The Sri Lankan Association of Geneva (Association) informs you that the Executive Committee of the Association for the year 2014/2015 was appointed by the members, at the Annual General Assembly held on 16 February 2014.

Executive Committee of the Association for the year 2013

It is with great honour that The Sri Lankan Association of Geneva informs you that the Executive Committee of the Association for the year 2013 was appointed by its members, at the Annual General Assembly held on 17 February 2013.

Sinhala and Tamil New Year Gala Dinner Dance

The Sri Lankan Association of Geneva is proud to announce that the 2013 Sinhala & Tamil New Year will be celebrated with a Gala Dinner Dance – “Erabadu Mangalya”, on Saturday 13 April 2013 from 18:00 hrs to 02:00 at Salle Polyvalane d’Aire, 11, chemin du Grand-Champ inVernier. Live entertainment from a Sri Lankan band, a traditional grand Sri Lankan buffet, raffle draws with airline tickets and various other entertaining programmes are scheduled for the evening. The Committee wishes to invite all Sri Lankans and friends in Geneva, Switzerland to participate in this grand gala evening.

More details are displayed in the promotional flyer.

Annual Geneva Sri Lankan Association Year-End Party

The Annual Geneva Sri Lankan Association Year-End Party for 2012 took place on 1st December at Les Avanchet,  Geneva.  The occasion was well attended by expatriate Sri Lankans living in Geneva and other neighbouring cities of Switzerland.

H.E. Mr. Ravinatha Aryasinha, Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, also participated in the evening’s proceedings. Santa also paid a visit and distributed Christmas gifts to the kids.

Annual Christmas Dinner Dance – 2012

Dear SLAG members and well-wishers,

We are pleased to inform you that our annual christmas Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, 01 December 2012 from 17.30 hrs to 23.30 hrs. Your participation and encouragement would be highly appreciated.

Soft drinks and water will be provided courtesy of SLAG. Beer and wine will be sold during the event and will be reasonably priced.

Talk on Mental Health

A Talk on “Mental Health development in Sri Lanka: The role of the community” was conducted by Professor Nalaka Mendis (FRCPsych) at Quaker hall on Friday, 19thOctober. Professor Mendis is renowned for his work in Psychiatry in Sri Lanka and he is currently Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Colombo and the President of the National Council for Mental Health “Sahanaya”

Summer Picnic

The Summer Picnic held on Sunday, 26th August at the Parc de Jonc in Grand Saconnex was a huge success with the participation of not only those from Geneva but also Bern and Zurich as well. To make up for the lack of a Sinhala and Tamil New Year party, several fun activities and games like coconut scraping, tug-o-war, Kotta pora, sac race were organized with prizes. Almost all of the youngsters and most of the adults showed great sporting spirit by participating in at least one event and there were smiles and cheers all round for all the games.