The Oxford Sri Lanka Society celebrates 2nd Anniversary – keeps the Lion flag flying high at the University of Oxford Part II
Posted on November 25th, 2009

Dilan Fernando DPhil Candidate in Biochemistry/Immunogenetics President, Oxford Sri Lanka Society, University of Oxford

H.E. the President addresses the Oxford Union “”…” May 2008.

Image 01 - HE the President addresses the Oxford Union - May 2008
Front row (left to right): H.E. High Commissioner, Mrs. Deepthi Bogollagama,  Hon. Rohitha Bogollagama (Foreign Minister), H.E. the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Mr. Benjamin Tansey (President “”…” Oxford Union),  Mr. Dilan Fernando (Secretary “”…” Oxford Sri Lanka Society), Hon. (Prof.) G.l. Peiris (Minister of Export Development & International Trade),  Mr. Arosha Gunasekera (Secretary “”…” Oxford Sri Lanka Society), Mr. Luke Tryl (former President “”…” Oxford Union)Back Row (left to right): Mr. Simon Wang (Standing Committee-Oxford Union), Dr. Lasantha Malavige (Events Officer-OSLS), Mr. James Langman (Standing Committee-Oxford Union), Mr. Charlie Holt (Librarian “”…” Oxford Union), Mr. Stuart Cullen (Standing Committee-Oxford Union), Mrs. Lindsey Warne (Bursar-Oxford Union), Arvinda Atukorala (IT Officer-OSLS) and Ms. Hashi Wijayatilaka (Events Officer-OSLS). Pic. by Sudath Silva.

International Forum on Sri Lanka, Oxford Union “”…” June 2009.

Image 02 -Internation Forum on Sri Lanka at the Oxford Union - June 2009Front row (left to right): Mr. S. Thavaraja (Tamil Community Representative), Mr. S. Bazeer (Muslim Community Representative), Mrs. Rajeshwari Balasubramaniam (London Tamil Diaspora Representative), Mr. Corey Dixon (President “”…” Oxford Union),  Mr. Dilan Fernando (President “”…” Oxford Sri Lanka Society), Hon. (Dr.) Sarath Amunugama (Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs),  Hon. Nirj Deva, DL (MEP for South East England) and Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha (Secretary-General of the Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process )Back Row (left to right): Mr. Oliver Humphrys, Mrs. Shashika Subasinghe (Webmaster), Mr. Rukshan Batuwita (Secretary), Dr. Dinuka Kariyawasam (Events Officer), Dr. Kremlin Wickremasinghe (Treasurer), Dr. Lasantha Malavige (Event Officer), Arvinda Atukorala (IT Officer) and Mr. S. Deva. (Pic. by Bandula Manage, Sesatha, London)

61st Independence Day Celebrations, University of Oxford “”…” February 2009.

 Image 03 - 61st Independence Day Celebrations University of Oxford  February 2009 Front row (left to right): Rev. Tony De Alwis, H.E. Mr. Yuri Octavian Thamrin (Ambassador of Indonesia to the UK), Lady Sharma, H.E. Murari Raj Sharma (Ambassador of Nepal to the UK), Hon. Nirj Deva, DL (MEP for South East England), H.E. Justice Nihal Jayasinghe, (High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK), Sir Ivor Crewe (Master, University College, Oxford), Mr. Manzoor (Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan to UK), H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer (Deputy High Commissioner of the Maldives in the UK), H.E. Mr. Sumith Nakandala (Deputy High Commissioner), Rev. Andrew Gregory (Chaplain, Oxford). Back Row (left to right): Major V.B. Karunaratna, Arvinda Atukorala (IT Officer), Dr. Suraj Perera, Dr. Rosa Fernandez (Senior Pro-Proctor), Prof. Edman Tsang (Senior Member), Dr. Dinuka Kariyawasam (Events Officer), Dr. Lasantha Malavige (Event Officer), Brig. Prasad Samarasinghe (Defence Attach), Dilan Fernando (President, Sri Lanka Society), Mr. Janaka Alahapperuma, Mani Shankar Narayanan (Treasurer), Saman Ranasinghe
(Pic. by Akshat Rathi, Oxford)

Arjuna Ranatunga becomes the 1st Asian Sportsman to address the Oxford Union “”…” November 2009.

Image 04- Arjuna Ranatunga becomes the 1st Asain Sportsman to address the Oxford Union - November 2009Front row (left to right): Mr. Sheehan Chandrasinghe, H.E. Justice Nihal Jayasinghe, (High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK), Dilan Fernando (President, Sri Lanka Society), Mr Arjuna Ranatunga, James Dray (President “”…” Oxford Union), H.E. Mr. Niall Wilkins (Special representative of the South African High Commissioner to the UK), Cllr. John Goddard (Deputy Lord Mayor of Oxford)Back Row (left to right): Ms. Nicole Chandrasinghe, Jeremy Chan, Dinuka Kariyawasam (Events Officer), Major V.B. Karunaratna, Oliver Humphrys (Acting Treasurer), Arvinda Atukorala (IT Officer), Daniel Alphonsus (Pic. by Mr. Bandula Manage, Sesatha Website)

Wesak Full Moon Day officially celebrated for the 1st time by the Society “”…” May 2008.
Image 05 - Wesak Celebrations 2008

Ven Bogoda Seelawimala Thera (Chief Incumbent of the London Buddhist Vihara) delivers the main sermon.

Oxford Sri Lanka Society Cricket Team.

The Oxford Sri Lanka Society Cricket Team

(From left to right):  Ahmed Rattani, Arosha Gunasekera, Dinuka Kariyawasam (Vice Captain), Dilan Fernando (Captain), Nirosh Perera, Mani Narayanan, Vajira Bandara, Bhathiya Wijekoon.

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