Message from the President (2019-2020)
Dear Members / Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is my privilege as the President of USLA, to launch our new website today. We have had websites earlier but due to some technical and other issues we could not continue with those sites. The new site will deliver to the world quite useful information about Sri Lanka and specifically about our organization.
How We Got Started
In the year 1983 a small group of Sri Lankans got together and established USLA with the aim of ‘portraying the true political situation in Sri Lanka and promoting the Sri Lankan culture in New Zealand’. At the time the organization did everything possible within its capacity to help Sri Lankans in our mother country, who were affected by the terrorism. USLA, Auckland Branch gained full legal status with the registration of our organization, on 26 Nov 1998, with the New Zealand Companies Office, under the title ‘United Sri Lanka Association (Auckland Branch) Incorporated’. USLA has been catering to our Sri Lankan community in numerous ways up to now and will continue to do so.
Where We Are Now
We organise following yearly events for the benefit and enjoyment of our community.
a. Independance day celebrations
b. Sinhala-Tamil New Year celebrations
c. Musical shows
d. Organising events to promot the talents of our younger generation and members
e. Language Day event
f. Organising other events relating to important current matters
g. Annual tour for the seniors
h. Organising seminars etc for the benefit of our community
i. Making donation to various individuals and societies in NZ and in Sri Lanka
j. Participatiing in events organised by other organisations
k. Any othr activity that benefits our community
My request to our dear members and the well-wishers is please use your website to express your views, exchange ideas and contribute to develop brotherhood in our Sri Lankan communities. Let this be a stage for our members and their children to show the world their creativity.
President – USLA
Message from the President (2021)
Dear Members / Ladies and Gentlemen
I am honoured to lead United Sri Lanka Association Auckland Branch inc. (USLA) this year 2021. We live in challenging and uncertain times. While it is impossible to predict how events will unfold in the coming weeks and months, we want you to know that our team will do our best to bring you the best as a community organization.
Dr(Mrs) Rasika Subasinghe
President – USLA