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Sri Lanka Association of Australia Awards Alumni

Welcome to the Sri Lanka Association of Australia Awards Alumni Website!

This Association has been established as an educational-social Society with an aim of exchange with each other of theoretical and practical know-how, skill and experience and refinement. It includes Sri Lankans who have acquired an educational degree(s) from Australian universities which was funded by Australian Government. This association aims to assist in nation building and development by providing service, co-operation and consultation in the economic, social and community development of Sri Lanka thereby inputting dynamism and forwardness in its overall development activity.

Australia Awards Alumni Associations in South Asia aim to reach and engage all Australia Awards alumni in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Each association seeks to strengthen the bonds that alumni established during their time in Australia. Although the starting point is to establish alumni associations and networks in each country, the longer term goal is to foster alumni links across the region and with Australia. This regional connection will be driven by the associations in each country.

News and Events

Alumni Meet: An Opportunity to Network and Share Knowledge May 2016

ImageThe first Alumni Meet organized by Australia Awards Sri Lanka for 2016 was held on May 3rd at the Renuka Hotel in Colombo. The meeting gave the Australia Awards alumni community an opportunity to welcome home new alumni and to learn about the various alumni engagement activities that took place during the last nine months.  Some 35 alumni attended. 

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1st meeting of the Sri Lankan Alumni core group

ImageFollowing the inaugural ceremony, the 1st meeting of the alumni Core Group took place on the 27 Feb 2013 Hotel Renuka where two Subcommittees formed:

1. To formalize Alumni Association

2. To help improve English Language

The Alumni Core Group has their own conference room at the Australia Awards Office down Kirula Road and meets on the last Wednesday of every month thereafter.

Sri Lankan Alumni mentor new awardees at the Pre-Departure Briefing 2013

Image All 9 Alumni were part of the panel discussion at the Pre-Departure Briefing & spoke about their experiences in Australia & offered to help this year's recipients. Recipients found the knowledge sharing very useful & exchanged contact details for further help. Alumni were happy to help this year's recipients & said that they felt a sense of contribution through their efforts.

Sri Lanka Alumni Welcome Back Event: Down Under 2013


On 15 Sept 2013 the Core Group organized a social event to welcome home Australia Award’s newest graduates to their alumni family in Sri Lanka. At the event the old alumni brought their families, reconnected with their old friends and got to know new ones through fun games. It was a day of celebration and networking under the sun where the new alumni registered to be part of the new alumni association.