Members' Forum

NOTICE: This page is for members of the Friends of Sri Lanka Association (FoSLA) to share information directly with other members. FoSLA does not take responsibility for the content or any inaccuracies.

Members are invited to send contributions to Sue Marsh at jands.marsh@outlook.comNotices might publicise an event organised to support a charity, a beach bungalow for rent, a restaurant a member has enjoyed, a new book. We would only publish a notice once so as to allow space for other members. The annex to the newsletter will be no longer than two sides of an A4 sized paper and notices should be as concise as possible. By clicking on the links below you can read the latest 1 page annex titled the Members' Forum which accompanies our quarterly newsletter; the first of which appeared with our Spring 2021 Newsletter.

Many FoSLA members participated in the Appeal made by the Sri Lankan Medical and Dental Association (UK) to raise funds to purchase 1,000 oximeters for Sri Lanka. Dr Veerasiri Punchihewa informs us that the response has been overwhelming. Special thanks are extended to Friends of Sri Lanka members for their generous contributions which helped smash the £10,000 target within 24 hours!!! £18,000 was raised in 36 hours; 1,000 Pulse Oximeters were purchased and dispatched on the day the Appeal was launched; 5,000 non-rebreather masks will be purchased; and CPAP masks have also been requested by the Ceylon College of Physicians. SLMDA-UK fundraising continues: Sort Code 30-62-61, Account Number 84353168, please use payment reference surname and initials (eg Smith JA). UK taxpayers should also complete the Gift Aid Link.Please visit the SLMDA-UK website for information and the postal address for cheques.

Annex to Spring 2021 Newsletter with features on Their Future Today (a children's charity), News from Jungle Tide and Richard Goode's Book, Living the Good Life at Full Throttle.

Several members have provided copies to share of an audio-visual recording of the Statement made by His Excellency, Mohan Peiris, Permanent Representative to the United Nations (here)and also the Response to the UNHRC Resolution by our own FoSLA Patron, namely: The Rt. Hon. Lord Naseby, which appeared recently in the Island Newspaper, click here to read.

Events themed around Sri Lanka organised by other associations / members

FoSLA Member Rosh Olivelle has resumed her London Supper Clubs, the next one is on the 5th August, you can book here: Tickets for Supper Club in Clapham