NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Re: Dual Citizenship Applications of Sri Lanka, by Consulate General Office, Melbourne.

Sri Lanka's Minister of Internal Affairs S. B. Navinna on Tuesday clarified that the government will not suspend awarding of dual citizenship as it plans to encourage its citizens living abroad to return to the country and contribute to development.

Aus News Lanka Magazine - Autumn 2016

Sunday, 14 February 2016 00:00 Written by

A former Sri Lankan test cricketer will not be able to play in a grand final with an outer-suburban Melbourne cricket club following a Supreme Court decision after a suspension.


Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00 Written by

Set in colonial Ceylon, Bizet’s romantic opera of golden sands, colourful silks and soul-stirring duets is being reimagined in this brand new Opera Australia production, directed by Michael Gow.

New Zealanders who arrived after 26 February 2001, but on or before 19 February 2016, have been living in Australia for the last five years, have been earning at least $53,900 and pass mandatory health, character and security checks are eligible for a new streamlined pathway to Australian permanent residency and citizenship.

Lets make Pineapple Fried Rice! COOK with DON - Australia

Thursday, 11 February 2016 00:00 Written by

Lets make Pineapple Fried Rice! COOK with DON - Australia

The Sri Lankan government plans to grant dual citizenship to nearly 10,000 expatriates, Minister of Internal Affairs S.B. Nawinna said.

The Wedding Show in Melbourne

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 00:00 Written by

Legal - Tips and Updates

Monday, 01 February 2016 00:00 Written by

Legal - Tips and Updates article from AusNewsLanka Magazine

Sri Lankan Airlines gained worldwide recognition for its pioneering efforts in environmental conservation when the prestigious Business Traveller magazine ranked it second among airlines in the Asia and Asia-Pacific region for having the lowest carbon footprint. 


Tuesday, 26 January 2016 00:00 Written by

180 - Sports Roundup article from AusNewsLanka Magazine

BATTLE OF SAINTS - Quadrangular 2016

Friday, 22 January 2016 00:00 Written by

QUADRANGULAR 2016, its the Battle of Saints and Family fun day for all the fellow old boys and their loved once represent four catholic leading schools in Sri Lanka. St Peters College , St Joseph College, St Anthony's College and St Benedict's College are the four main schools have come forward to participate in the long standing traditional "Quadrangular" in  2016. 

Give a super start to your SUPER

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 00:00 Written by

How important is to save more on your super early.


Sri Lanka among must see places for 2016

Monday, 18 January 2016 00:00 Written by

Memorable Sri Lankan Events in Australia 2015

Thursday, 31 December 2015 00:00 Written by

We had a memorable 2015 in Australia. 

It's been a month of frenzied shopping, let the four-day festive weekend begin.

Christmas Day falls on a Friday this year, meaning Boxing Day's traditional public holiday has been moved to Monday, December 28.

This means restricted trading hours for many businesses. 

AusNewsLanka Printed Magazine has been launched

Monday, 21 December 2015 00:00 Written by

We are delighted to announce that the first issue of Aus News Lanka printed magazine is now available in Australia. 

Sri Lanka Maintains High rank in Human Development Index

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:00 Written by

Sri Lanka has maintained its rank in the 'high human development category' at 73rd place according to Human Development Report 2015 released on Monday (14) in Ethiopian Capital of Adis Ababa by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Sri Lanka computer literacy at 27-pct in 1H 2015

Sunday, 13 December 2015 00:00 Written by

Sri Lanka’s computer literacy for the first half of 2015 is 26.8 percent compared to 25.1 percent reported in 2014, the Department of Census and Statistics said.

How is cricket breaking poverty in Sri Lanka?

Friday, 04 December 2015 00:00 Written by

NSW Blues and Sydney Sixers cricketer Ryan Carters will use his star power again this year, raising money to help educate disadvantaged women in Sri Lanka. Since Carters pioneered the ‘Batting for Change’ campaign three years ago more than $138,000 has been raised to help those in need around the world.

Nipuni Wijewickrema is a 22-year-old Canberran making a difference, one flower at a time.

Melbourne’s 321 suburbs ranked for liveability

Saturday, 07 November 2015 00:00 Written by

What makes a suburb liveable? For some, being close to the coast. For others, great cafes. But a ranking of all Melbourne’s suburbs across 16 key indicators has given us this list. Some suburbs have dramatically improved their rank from the 2011 study because of the introduction of new criteria, such as telecommunications coverage – vital in 2015 – and changes in the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ suburb boundaries.

Uptake of free bowel testing among the lowest in Hume

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 00:00 Written by

HUME residents are putting themselves at greater risk of bowel cancer with less than one third of those aged 50 to 65 using free screening kits mailed to their home.

Mysterious space junk set to land near Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:00 Written by

Mysterious space junk set to land near Sri Lanka

Roshana Jalagge appointed as Consul for Sri Lanka in Western Australia

Over 13,000 dual citizenship applications received

Saturday, 17 October 2015 00:00 Written by

The Department of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) has already received about 13,300 dual citizenship applications since it was reintroduced by the present government.

Commuters travelling through Melbourne's City Loop can now text, chat and stream content over the internet as mobile coverage becomes available in the tunnels.

Broadband Connectivity - Sri Lanka ranked 47

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 00:00 Written by

Broadband Connectivity - Sri Lanka ranked 47

Daylight savings starts this Sunday!

Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00 Written by

Next Sunday 4th of October residents of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia must wind their clocks forward one hour for daylight savings.

From Tuesday, 1 September 2015, overseas drivers who fail the VicRoads practical drive test will no longer be allowed to drive in Victoria using their overseas licence.


Learn how to get the job you want. 

Village Roadshow of Australia and EAP Group of Sri Lanka signed up an MOU through which Village Cinemas and EAP Films and Theatres Ltd will jointly look at opportunities to develop modern cinema multiplexes in Sri Lanka.

New High Commissioner presents credentials

Friday, 21 August 2015 00:00 Written by

The new High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Australia, Somasundaram Skandakumar presented credentials to Sir Peter Cosgrove.

Melbourne has topped The Economist's liveability rankings for a fifth consecutive year.

Miss Sri Lanka Australia 2015

Friday, 14 August 2015 00:00 Written by

Miss Sri Lanka Australia 2015

Highlights of Miss Sri Lanka Australia 2015 Pageant 

covered by Official Media Partner - AusNewsLanka.

Location : The Grand on Cathies, Melbourne

Congratulations to the 2015 winners! 
Miss Sri Lanka Australia 2015 Chethana Amadoru
Mr Sri Lanka Australia 2015 Dayal Kariyawasam
Mrs Sri Lanka Australia 2015 Ashani Samaratunge
Teen Miss Sri Lanka Australia 2015 Dhakshini Murali 
Teen Mr Sri Lanka Australia 2015 Warren Henricus 
Congratulations to the 2015 State winners!
Miss Sri Lanka Victoria - Roshini Balasooriya
Miss Sri Lanka New South Wales - Kushnie Punchihewa 
Miss Sri Lanka South Australia - Nishani Senaviratne 
Mr Sri Lanka Victoria - Mohan Don
Mr Sri Lanka New South Wales - Lahiru De Silva 
Mrs Sri Lanka Victoria - Jasmine Perera
Teen Mr Sri Lanka Victoria - Nipuna De Alwis
Teen Miss Sri Lanka Victoria - Dinusha Santhuru

Sri Lankan Govt. begins to issue biometric passports

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 00:00 Written by

Sri Lankan Government has decided to obtain fingerprints as biometric data of applicants when issuing Passports.

Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the appointments of the following five Consul Generals.

Melbourne house prices are set to fall 9 per cent, while Sydney prices continue to climb and then hold their value, analysis has found.

The paper under review for the Economic Record found Sydney prices would "continue to rise till the end of 2015 then start plateauing with no anticipated sharp falls".

"If we are right about the coming price adjustment, even if it is not a bubble, it will be a very costly for many families." 

Sri Lanka’s batting great Kumar Sangakkara has ended speculation about his future by confirming on Saturday that he will retire during his team’s home series against India in August.

Higher petrol prices on the way

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 00:00 Written by

Sorry, drivers. It looks like that brief, beautiful moment of cheap petrol you've probably just got used to is coming to an end.

A report from market researcher CommSec shows petrol is set for its biggest quarterly price jump in nearly 25 years.

Sri Lankans in Melbourne participated in Wasak Day procession

Melbourne Wesak Day 2015

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00 Written by

Sri Lankans in Melbourne participated in Wasak Day procession

Sri Lanka has nominated a new chief envoy to Australia – a former cricket administrator, businessman and member of country's Tamil minority.

IPHONE APP RELEASED. Boomeringo, a Melbournebased online startup, has released its latest iPhone app an easy to use money management tool

Australia Citizenship for sale: government explores price-based immigration system

Process of getting Dual Citizenship

Monday, 04 May 2015 00:00 Written by

Deputy controller Citizenship, Dept. of immigration of Sri Lanka Mr. Harsha Ilukpitiya talks about the process of getting dual citizenship from Sri Lanka.

Australian Bali nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are among a group of eight prisoners who have been executed by firing squad in Indonesia after final, desperate pleas for mercy fell on deaf ears. One woman's execution was postponed.

The executions were carried out at 12.35am local time (3.35am AEST) on Nusakambangan prison island. 

Australia named the world’s most expensive country

Thursday, 23 April 2015 00:00 Written by

Australia has been named the world’s most expensive country for the fourth consecutive year, while the United States remains the cheapest developed country.

Frederick-James was born in Sydney to Sri Lankan parents Alston & Yolande Koch. He graduated from University of Monash in Melbourne and has a Arts/Computer Science degree. While studying his Undergrad he spent a year in Japan on exchange and speaks fluent Japanese. He then decided to study acting at The Actors Centre Australia. Training grounds for actors such as Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts

අපවත්වී වදාල පුජ්‍ය ගංගොඩවිල සෝම හිමියන් විසූ මෙල්බර්න් බෙරික් විහාරයේ සූ විසි මුනි සෑය නිර්මාණයේ අවසන් අදියරේ ඡායාරුප පෙළක් මේ. ධාතු නිධානෝත්සවය මැයි මස 3 වනදා උදැසන 6 සිට පවත්වනු ඇත. මෙම දහම් පණිවිඩය හැකි තරම් බෙදා හැරීමෙන්, මේ විරල පින්කමට අදාළ තොරතුරු පින් කැමති සියලුම බොදු බැතිමතුන්ට දැන ගන්නට සැලැස්වීමෙන් උතුම් ධර්ම දානයට එක් වන්න.

Melbourne Keilor Downs resident Mr. Padmakumara Rodrigo passed away on 06th April due to an accident occured at Sapphire Beach, Sydney, NSW. Mr Rodrigo was on holidays with his famly on Easter Break. He died at Sapphire Beach on Monday after he was pulled unconscious from the water. More details to follow. 

Sinhala & Tamil New Year Festival - Live from Brisbane

Dimitri Zaik is a Sri Lankan born, Melbourne based creative doing amazing things on an international scale. 

One quarter of this year’s top 40 most burgled postcodes are in the northern suburbs. This figure is stark enough on its own, but taking into account the entire northern metropolitan electoral region, the number jumps from one-quarter to almost a half – 17 out of the top 40.

Melbourne is closing in on Sydney as the nation's biggest city, growing by almost 100,000 people in the last year alone, new data from the  Australian Bureau of Statistics shows. 

But the figures also indicate that Sydney is on track to become the first city in Australia to reach five million residents. 


Melbourne had the largest population growth of all capital cities in Australia, increasing by 95,700 people - or 1800 people per week.

A Sri Lankan family who want to work in a Christian crisis centre in remote Australia say their daughter was refused a temporary visa because she has Down syndrome. The Immigration Department issued a temporary work visa to eight-year-old Eliza Fonseka's parents, but not to the child, because she was considered to be a "significant cost to the Australian community in the areas of health care". Eliza's father Angelo Fonseka said his daughter was in good health and not on medication, and the family had Australian private health insurance to cover any medical costs. "We have given in writing that we will take responsibility for Eliza, she doesn't need any support from the government," Mr Fonseka said.

Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and England's Richard Kettleborough will be the onfield umpires when India take on co-hosts Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 on Thursday, 26th March 2015, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced. Sri Lanka's Ranjan Madugalle is the match referee for the Australia-India game at the Sydney Cricket Ground while South Africa's Marais Erasmus has been named as the third umpire.

Kumar Sangakkara speaks at the The Cricket World Cup 2015 Gala Dinner organized by Sri Lanka Cricket Melbourne Association was held at The Grand, Wartana South, Melbourne. This is a fund raiser event in aid of outstation cricket development 

We met Mr. Percy Abesekera the one man cheer squad for Sri Lankan Cricket. 

This is what he has to to say for the Cricket loving fans.  

For Sinhalese migrant Nalika Padmasena her work helping women from culturally diverse backgrounds to speak about domestic and family violence, helped to ease her own homesickness.

AUSTRALIA  will need more than 250,000 new migrants a year to raise living standards and add $1.6 trillion to the economy, according to new analysis backed by one of the government’s top business advisers.

The head of the government’s commission of audit, Tony Shepherd, has warned that the ­migration intake should be maintained at current levels and then rise in the years ahead to confront the challenges of an ageing population.

Sri Lanka’s aspirations to win the 2015 World Cup is being tested to the utmost by the ICC scheduling which has given them the hardest possible route to glory and fans here question whether there was an underlying plot to put them out of the equation in favour of pre-selected favourites. 


The ICC which is popularly believed to be controlled by certain member nations with financial clout has been recently identified as pro India, Australia and England by virtue of its policy to put the named countries at an elevated position over the others giving them control of all things concerning Cricket. 

The Cricket World Cup 2015 Gala Dinner organized by Sri Lanka Cricket Melbourne Association was held at The Grand, Wartana South, Melbourne. This is a fund raiser event in aid of outstation cricket development 

From 5 April 2015, SriLankan customers will be able to travel on codeshare services operated by Jetstar Asia on seven routes from Jetstar Asia’s hub in Singapore. 

Gayan Senanayaka is the superfan of the Sri Lanka cricket team, attending over 200 games at home and abroad. Now, following their successful ICC T20 World Cup campaign in 2014, it’s no surprise that Gayan is excited about seeing his Sri Lankan team in action on the world stage again. 

“I hope to see all the Sri Lanka games, in New Zealand and Australia” says Gayan joyfully, in particular the tournament opener between his beloved Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Christchurch.

His cricket fanaticism came to life when, as a 17-year-old, Gayan watched Sri Lanka secure the 1996 World Cup. As a tournament on home-soil, jointly hosted with India and Pakistan, Sri Lanka subsequently ushered in a cricketing wave that swept the nation, especially Gayan. 

Sri Lankans in Australia celebrated the 67th anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka, yesterday at The Grand On Cathies Lane with distinguished guests. Over 1000 Sri Lankans in Melbourne graced the occasion with their presence. 

Australian officials are carefully watching Sri Lanka's surprisingly close presidential election, uneasy about how a change of government might affect joint action to stop asylum seekers' boats.

But human rights advocates have urged the Abbott government to cease its "unquestioning" support for President Mahinda Rajapaksa and push for an international investigation into claims of war crimes during the country's civil war.

Mr Rajapaksa has called an early election for January 8, two years ahead of schedule, having successfully changed the country's constitution to allow him to run for a third term.

[update : 29/Jan/2015]

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake presenting the interim budget 2015 today said that the option of dual citizenship would be available to all persons of Sri Lankan origin and granted after due evaluation. A payment of Rs. 500,000 will have to precede each individual request. Furthermore, provision will be made for foreigners seeking resident status in Sri Lanka who are in a position to invest US$ 10 million in the country. All such applications would be subject to the approval of Defence Ministry, and would need to be renewed every 5 years. The visa fee for such persons will be Rs. 2.5 million.

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Happy New Year 2015 Everyone!

The City of Sydney & Melbourne presents an annual New Year's Eve fireworks spectacular and free entertainment in the city.

Find out the perfect spot to watch the Fireworks display

A return to the seaside village of Unawatuna in Sri Lanka 10 years after it was devastated in the Boxing Day tsunami brought back good and bad memories for a Melbourne family.

For the first time in 10 years, my wife, Sian, and I climbed the small staircase to the balcony of our apartment at the Sea View Hotel in the seaside village of Unawatuna, near Galle in Sri Lanka.

The previous time, we were racing to beat the rapidly rising water and awesome power of the Boxing Day tsunami that engulfed the coast of Sri Lanka.

It was eerie being up there again – like a sequel to a horror movie. 

THE manager of the Lindt cafe who was fatally shot in the Martin Place siege is being praised as the hero of the siege, responsible for allowing others trapped in the cafe to escape.

Seven News is reporting 34-year-old Tori Johnson was wrestling a gun from gunman Man Haron Monis when he was killed.

*** No Sri Lankans are being held hostage

Sri Lanka’s Consul General in New South Wales and Queensland Bandula Jayasekara through a twitter message confirmed that no Sri Lankans are being held hostage at the Lindt Café on Martin Place in Sydney which continues to remain a hostage situation as an apparent gunman entered and allegedly held some occupants.

Gunman Man Haron Monis killed, two hostages dead

Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00 Written by

Police have closed down parts of Martin Place in Sydney's CBD after a man with a shotgun took hostages at a busy cafe. A police media spokeswoman confirmed officers are attending the scene and an operation was underway but could offer no further detail.

Australian MP expresses outrage over pro-LTTE comments

Friday, 12 December 2014 00:00 Written by

An Australian Member of Parliament has expressed outrage over a statement made in parliament by Senator Lee Rhiannon of the Greens on 26 November 2014 which, he says, demonstrates that one of the senators of parliament commemorated the brutal terrorist leader Prabhakaran, who not only killed innocent civilians but killed democratically elected politicians in Sri Lanka.

Disappointing economic growth figures on Wednesday have left Australia’s leading economists rethinking their interest rate forecasts, with several now expecting the cash rate to fall to new record lows in 2015. Dollar has stabilised after hitting fresh lows overnight, amid growing expectations that the central bank will need to cut rates again.

Australia based - DMS Universal and its Sri Lanka travel and tourism arm – Bliss Travels recently announced that the Company hopes to build three hotels in Negombo, Uswetakeyyawa and Sigiriya banking on Sri Lanka’s fast-growing hotel industry.

Australia Approves Temporary Protection Visas for Refugees

Saturday, 06 December 2014 00:00 Written by

The controversial visas were first introduced in Australia during John Howard's administration in 1999. Australia lawmakers approved a bill Thursday that will allow asylum seekers to live and work in the country using temporary protection visas.

Sri Lanka has showed some improvement in addressing corruption in 2014, ranking 85th among 175 countries as against 91st in the previous year, graft watchdog Transparency International India (TII) said on Wednesday while Australia loose 1 point compared to last year.

A Sri Lankan researcher Dr Anushi Rajapaksa has developed a potential alternative for needle vaccinations, successfully trying a method in which people can inhale a vaccine to safeguard against potential infections

Two Sri Lankan students who overpowered a gunman during a McDonalds robbery are among dozens of courageous Victorians to be recognised with bravery awards.

Two friends who tackled an armed robber during a hold-up at a Melbourne fast food restaurant have been honoured with bravery awards at Government House.

Security footage captured the dramatic moment when 25-year-old Kasun Fernando and 22-year-old Ishan Wickramathunga confronted a bandit, who was armed with a sawn-off rifle in McDonald's at Mulgrave, in Melbourne's east.

After disarming him, they held the robber on the ground until police arrived at the restaurant in the early hours of November 12, 2012.

Mr Fernando's proud parents flew from Sri Lanka to attend the awards ceremony, which honoured 30 people for their brave and selfless acts.


"Somehow we went to have a snack... and came out with an award," Mr Fernando said laughing.

"When we saw the footage it is kind of crazy, but yeah, we have done it. It's a proud moment and receiving this award is really [an] honour because it's unexpected."

Mr Wickramathunga said he had been standing near the counter with his friend deciding what to order when a man entered wearing a balaclava.

"We were actually thinking that it was a joke kind of thing, when people come in with masks on, and then he pointed his gun at us and asked us to kneel down," he said.

"He was taking money from the till but he kept the gun on the bench when he was trying to put money in the bag."

I had a few seconds before he grabbed the gun and I could take him, so I jumped on him, struggled with him and my friend came and disabled him from the neck.

Kasun Fernando, Bravery award recipient


That was the moment Mr Fernando decided to strike.

"When we saw the opportunity... I had a few seconds before he grabbed the gun and I could take him, so I jumped on him, struggled with him and my friend came and disabled him from the neck," Mr Fernando said.

"It's instant feeling actually - I felt like, 'OK I'm going to take him down'... and my friend supported me really well and we succeeded.

"I felt like [the robber] was doing something damaging to the community, he's scaring everybody behind the counter and the staff, so I thought it shouldn't go on anymore."

Both joked that they were then kept hungry for hours while giving police statements, so they were very surprised and happy to receive a bravery award.

Victorian Governor Alex Chernov said that each of the stories of bravery was a good news story.

"[They] reflect not only their own goodwill to others but inspire the rest of our community to help their neighbours notwithstanding danger," he said.

"Through their actions they have provided the community with a sense of reassurance and faith in humanity that is often needed when we go about our busy days."

Sahanro Ayurvedic offer 10% for AusNewsLanka viewers on their gift certificate only till end of this year. This is the one and only gift certificate of this kind. Not only it has amazing health benefits, but awesome to get a treatment!

SIYODA Jayawardene is well-versed when it comes to the art of poetry.

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra, Australia celebrated Deepavali, “The festival of Lights” at the High Commission on 25th October 2014. A cross- section of the Sri Lankan Tamil community resident in Canberra, the representatives of the Sri Lankan Associations were present at the event.

Sri Lankan innovator in Australia has developed a  finance management tool specially for low income earners to keep track of their cash flow and find ways to save money.

This is free software and find out more at

President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Finance Minister presented his 10th consecutive budget and 69th budget since Independence yesterday. Here is President Rajapaksa's proposal for overseas Sri Lankans

[Update1: 26/10/2014]

THREE children have been flown to hospital after a horrific smash on the Hume Highway north of Seymour, which also left two adults with serious injuries.

Edward Gough Whitlam, the former Australian Prime Minister who strengthened ties abroad, has died, the Australian government said Monday.

Sakyamuni Sambuddha Vihara Katina Pinkama [LIVE]

Friday, 03 October 2014 00:00 Written by

Sakyamuni Sambuddha Vihara Katina Pinkama will be live broadcast 12 October 2014 from Sunday morning 

How safe is your suburb in Victoria?

Friday, 10 October 2014 00:00 Written by

RACV's analysis of the 2013/14 Victorian crime statistics has been released.

The average number of homes burgled accross Victoria is one in 73

Top 10 most burgled areas are dominated by suburbs in Melbourne's west and north

The top burglary hot spot is Ardeer; followed closely by Williams Landing

Canberra named the best place in the world... OECD rankings

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 00:00 Written by

An expanded OECD report ranking regions has yet again confirmed what many locals have long known, finding that Canberra is the best place to live in the world.

$20 million spent in one year to stop the boats

Monday, 06 October 2014 00:00 Written by

Elaborate advertising campaigns commissioned by the Labor and Abbott governments to stop refugees seeking protection in Australia have cost taxpayers almost $23 million in one year.

Dual citizenship from next year?

Monday, 06 October 2014 00:00 Written by

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday said that his government was planning to reintroduce the granting of dual citizenship from January.

A book written by a Lankan Lady Tina Faulk who migrated to Australia. The book was launched in Melbourne on August 31 at the Ceylon Society and has gained a receptive audience of readers in Australia, Sri Lanka, the US and UK.

Automobile Association offers us to have  RACV, NRMA roadside assistance to us when we are in Sri Lanka. interviewed Automobile Association delegates when they are here in Australia for Federation International Automobile conference.

Two countries One visa

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00 Written by

If you are travelling to Australia and New Zealand between 26 January - 5 April 2015 for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015​, you only need to apply for an Australian visa.

The cessation (which occurred on 29/05/2014) of non-contributory parent and other family visas has been disallowed and these visas can now be lodged again without the need to pay huge government fees.

Edward Jayakody had an interview with Divaina news paper after he went back to Sri Lanka from Australia. 

Sunday Times had a discussion with Mr. Kapila Chandrasena, CEO of Sri Lankan Air Lines. We may be able to have direct Sri Lankan Air Lines flight to Colombo from Melbourne soon!

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Highlighting Sri Lanka.

One of the most dynamic multicultural events ever put on Australia hosted a historic cricket party to promote the ICC CWC 2015 creating a home town atmosphere for Sri Lanka’s Games in Melbourne and Hobart as Wellington.

Australia police probe Lankan’s death

Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:00 Written by

The Australian police are investigating the death of a Sri Lankan woman who’s body was found in a Sydney creek this week.

The brother who found his younger sister Amesha Rajapakse drowned in a Western Sydney creek just metres from their home said she was the “cleverest” person he knew, The Daily Telegraph reported. Still unable to comprehend how the 31-year-old died sometime on Tuesday night, Sahan Rajapakse said his sister had gone out to buy food around 7.30pm but never returned. 

Melbourne the world’s most liveable city… Again!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 01:01 Written by

Melbourne has topped the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index (EIU) for the fourth consecutive year.

Two Sri Lankan students who overpowered a gunman during a McDonalds robbery are among dozens of courageous Victorians to be recognised with bravery awards.

Mr & Mrs. Dissanayake from Traralgon, Victoria interviewed by WIN Television