Entries by Mohan Siriwardena

APSL ‘Living in the UK’ Discussion Series: Sri Lankan Religious Festivals & their significance

The Association of Professional Sri Lankans (APSL) in the UK in collaboration with the Letchworth Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Academy will be conducting the next discussion of the ‘Living in the UK/Sri Lankan Cultural Values’ series on Saturday, 13th March 2021, 5pm – 6.45pm via Zoom. Panel Discussion moderated by Mr. Rohan De Alwis – (Past President) […]

APSL WE SRI LANKA webinar with George R Willy

APSL We Sri Lanka has now launched a new webinar series.  The inaugural webinar was held on Sat, 30th January, featuring eminent US lawyer George R Willy, titled ‘An Anatomy of a Sri Lankan Reconciliation’. George has advised the Clinton and Obama administrations on immigration law in relation to South Asia. He is a TV and […]

Happy New Year

Dear all, This year was another highly productive year for APSL despite many challenges. We continued to grow the initiatives from last year and improved our community engagement both in the UK and Sri Lanka. The Scholarship Scheme, one of the most successful programmes of APSL marked its 5th Anniversary in 2019 and currently supporting […]

Mrs. Shiranee Joseph De Saram

It is with great sadness that APSL announce the death of one of our former Vice Presidents and Executive Committee Member, Mrs. Shiranee Joseph De Saram, on 16 December 2020. She was a Specialist Speech Language Pathologist with over 40 years of experience in Sri Lanka and in the UK. She served as a Specialist […]

APSL Florence De Silva Fund – Donation to Maliyadhdha Primary School, Udupussellawa

APSL donated library furniture, books, musical instruments and sports equipment to Maliyadhdha Primary School, Meepanawa, Udupussellawa through the Florence De Silva Fund. On behalf of APSL, we would like to thank Dr Kaveesha Gunathilaka, Medical officer in charge, Primary care unit, Rupha, Nuwaraeliya for her kind coordination and dedication towards the project.  

Can you help brighten the future of a young child in Sri Lanka?

Covid-19 has made the year 2020 particularly hard for the poor and vulnerable families in Sri Lanka. Due to the severe economic downturn, hotel workers, tourist guides, cab and Tuk-tuk drivers, factory workers and immigrant workers in the Middle East lost their jobs. Also, day-wage earners struggled to earn during the lockdowns. With little or […]