Call for Articles, Art Works, News Items and Information for SLSAJ Magazine – “Tharanga-2018”

Sri Lanka Students’ Association in Japan (SLSAJ) is pleased to announce the call for articles for “Tharanga” – the annually published literary magazine of SLSAJ. “Tharanga” is a compilation of a wide variety of literary works including articles and essays on various themes, artworks, poems, paintings, critiques, interviews, information, your achievements and research findings.

We would like to invite you to submit your articles to be published in the 2018 issue of “Tharanga”. In addition to the above-mentioned categories, you are also invited to share photographs, new food recipes, etc. that would be worth sharing.

We are happily looking forward to receiving your valuable contributions to “Tharanga-2018” in order to compile an interesting and successful issue.
Your kind cooperation with a prompt response would be much appreciated. Please feel free to contact us if you have any problem regarding submission.

Please refer the  ‘Guidelines for Submission’.  Submit your contributions to

To view previous Magazines, please visit

“Tharanga” e-mag



SLSAJ Farewell Party – March 2018

SLSAJ would like to invite you all to the Farewell Party which is organized on behalf of the SLSAJ members who will be returning back to Sri Lanka upon completion of their graduate studies in Japan.

Date : 4th of March 2018
Time : 2.00 p.m. onwards
Venue : Tokyo International Exchange Center, Odaiba
Nearest stations: Funenokagakukan (200m), Telecom Center (750m)

Please refer to the following map for directions-

The following members will be graduating during this semester-

Ms. Samanthi Senerath
Ms. Hasanthi Praharsha
Mr. Indika Meegodage
Mr. Nuwan De Silva
Ms. Piumali Abeywickrama
Mr. Chanaka Vinodh
Mr. Asela Thilina

In order to confirm your participation for the above event, please refer to the link below:

FAREWELL 2018 March

A fee of 1000 Yen will be collected from all the other members.
Your participation for this event is highly appreciated.

[Updates] SLSAJ New Year and Thaipongal Celebrations 2018

We look forward to your participation on 21st Sunday. The location of the event can be easily found in the below google map.
Please note that registration fees indicated below can be paid at the event.

SLSAJ Members
SLSAJ students: Free
SLSAJ Well Wishers: 3000 yen

Non- SLSAJ members
students: 500
Others: 3000 per person,5000 for a family (2 adults with children under 18)  additional family member: 2000yen


Pre-registration before 15/01/2018 is required to attend the event  [Closed].
If you have any inquiry regarding registration please contact us through

Adress: Seihoku Gallery, Yayoi Campus, The University of Tokyo.
Map :
Access: 3 minutes walk from Todaimae Station in Namboku Line
10 minutes walk from Nezu Station in Chiyoda Line

Parking Facilities: Please note that parking is available in the Yayoi campus premises. However, it is free for the first 30 minutes and costs additional 200 yen for every 20 minutes afterwards. The maximum fee would be 3000 yen


The previous post regarding the event can be accessed from the below link

SLSAJ New Year and Thaipongal Celebrations 2018

SLSAJ New Year and Thaipongal Celebrations 2018

[updates] Please see the updated information about the event by clicking  below link

[Updates] SLSAJ New Year and Thaipongal Celebrations 2018

— ——original post——- ——-

We warmly invite you for the “New Year and Thaipongal Celebrations – 2018” organized by Sri Lanka Students’ Association in Japan in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Association in Japan. See below for the agenda for the programme.

The event has been scheduled to be held on 21st January 2018 (Sunday) from 1.30 pm onwards at Seihoku Gallery, Yayoi Campus, The University of Tokyo. 
Map     :
Access3 minutes walk from Todaimae Station in Namboku Line
             10 minutes walk from Nezu Station in Chiyoda Line
The event will be free for SLSAJ members while a participation fee of 500 yen will be collected from non-SLSAJ members. Please refer to the link below to confirm your participation.

Parking Facilities: Please note that parking is available in the Yayoi campus premises. However, it is free for the first 30 minutes and costs additional 200 yen for every 20 minutes afterwards. The maximum fee would be 3000 yen.

We look forward for your participation.

70th Independence Day Anniversary official ceremony

70 වන ජාතික නිදහස් දින නිල සැමරුම් උළෙල/70th Independence Day Anniversary official ceremony

70 වන ජාතික නිදහස් දින නිල සැමරුම් උළෙල හා ගායිකා උමාරියා සිංහවංශ සමග “නිදහසේ සැන්දෑව” සංගීත ප්‍රසංගය, 2018 පෙබරවාරි මස 04 වන ඉරිදා, ප.ව. 3.00 – 6.30 දක්වා තෝකියෝ නුවර, රෙයියුකායි ශාලාවේදී පැවැත්වේ.

ශ්‍රී ලංකික ඔබ සැමට ආරාධනා!

ඇතුල්වීම ආරධිතයන්ට පමණක් බැවින් , ආරාධනා පත් ලබා ගැනීම සඳහා ඔබගේ නම, ලිපිනය , දුරකථන අංකය ඇතුලත් කර වෙත (subject : Independence Day 2018) යන්න සදහන් කර නොපමාව යොමු කරන්න.
ආසන සීමිත බව කරුණාවෙන් සලකන්න.

ශ්‍රී ලංකා තානාපති කාර්යාලය, තෝකියෝ

70th Independence Day Anniversary official ceremony followed by musical evening “Nidahase Sandawa” featuring popular singer Umaria Sinhawansa will be held from 3.00-6.30 pm at the Reiyukai Hall in Tokyo on 4th February 2018.

All Sri Lankans are cordially invited.

Since entrance will be only by invitation, please send an email to with your name, address and contact number to receive an invitation. Kindly note that seats are limited.

Embassy of Sri Lanka, Tokyo


SLSAJ Annual Alms Giving at Hachioji Temple

SLSAJ annually organizes an alms giving at Hachioji Temple to bless all the members for a healthy, prosperous and a successful year. This year too we are organizing the alms giving on 01st of January 2018 from 9:30 a.m. onwards and all members are invited to participate in this event.

Please refer to the link below to confirm your participation and to contribute for the alms giving.

Venue: Sakamuni International Buddhist Center, Shouzanji, 1693-2 Yamada-cho, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 193-0933
Nearest Station: Mejirodai station in Keio line
Google map: s/5FYQpquky2q (Map attached)

For further details please contact Ms. Savindhi Liyanage on or 080-5177-1406.
This event will be followed by a Dhamma Talk by Ven. Valpola Gothama Thero
We are looking forward for your participation.

Dhamma Deshana by Ven. Massanne Vijitha Thero

17.30 දේශකයාණන් වහන්සේ වැඩම කිරීම
18.00 ජපානයේ ස්වාමින් වහන්සේලා වැඩම කිරීම
18.30 පිළිගැනීමේ කථාව
18.45 ලංකාජි සහ හචිඕජි පන්සල් වල ස්වාමින්වහන්සේලා ගේ අනුශාසනය
19.00 ප්‍රධාන ධර්ම දේශනය
20.30 රාත්‍රී සංග්‍රහය

Study and Career Guidance Seminar for Sri Lankan Students in Japan

Study and Career Guidance Seminar for Sri Lankan Students in Japan
(Saturday, October 14th from 9AM to 1PM@ Aoyama Oval Building 15F)
ජපන් සහ සිංහල බසින් විස්තරය පහතින් ඇත.  Registration

Japan is a country full with opportunities.
But we have to take right decisions at the right time when it comes to our studies here in Japan.
We, Srilankan community organize this seminar for you to show the path for Success.

You all may have following concerns! Then join with us!

1. Don’t know how to select a perfect study option after Japanese Language School?
2. Need to find an affordable but good school to Study? And about Scholarships?
3. Need to know how should I prepare during my time at Language School?
4. I don’t know how and when to start Job hunting process?
5. Need to know what skills should I improve as Students?

Event Topics! (Sinhala & Japanese Medium)

1. How to plan your further study on Japan, Tools to select a School
(With stories from your seniors)
2. Schools options! Look beyond Tokyo
3. Selecting a area to study, considering the visa
4. Let’s talk with senior students!

Place and Access! See the map at the bottom of the page

Aoyama Oval Bldg 15F (Tokyoto Shibuyaku Jigumae5-52-2)

Access: Omotesando Station B2 Exit 4 min

Aruna 090-1711-6395 (SLPAJ)
Hacitha 090-8451-4297 (SLPAJ)
Shyam 080-4620-2722 (SLSAJ)
Sampath 080-3522-8702 (SLAJ)





1. 日本語学校卒業後の良い進学先の選び方が分からない
2. 奨学金や学費について
3. 日本語学校の通学中、進学準備について
4. 日本での就職活動について
5. 学生時代どういう力を身に着くべきか


1. 留学計画を立てましょう!役に立つツール
2. 進学先!東京だけではない!
3. 在留資格と進学先
4. 先輩たちに聞いて見よう!

〒150-0001 東京都渋谷区神宮前5-52-2

「表参道」駅 B2出口 徒歩4分

Little hearts Japan -පුංචි හදවත් ව්‍යාපෘතිය

Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH) is the only tertiary care referral centre for children with congenital heart disease (CHD) and other critical illnesses in Sri Lanka.
The hospital’s exceptional medical staff and treatment opportunities make this institution the beacon of hope to families nationwide. However, with its current limited capacity, it has been struggling to provide timely care to all children in need.

We can help them even we are at Japan by extending our support to make ths project a success

But together, we can help them beat the clock!!

They need you!.

We have organized a fundraising event at Sri Lankan Festival on Jun 24/25th at the Hachioji Temple stall.
Infomation about Sri Lankan Festival can be accessed from here

リッジュウェーアーリア小児科病院がスリランカにある1番大きな病院です。この病院は全国からくる心臓病の子供達を治療する病院です。心臓病のためのICUが足りないため、必要な治療が必要な時に出来ないことから、年間で4000人の子供達が命を落としています。この病院にある医療の設備が整っていないため、心臓の手術が1年間に900件あり、1400人の患者が手術の順番待ちをしています。これらは年々増加傾向にあります。月に100人の申し込みがありますが、その中の30~40%の確率でしか入院ができません。この問題を解決するために十分な設備が整った建物と設備をつくる活動を心臓病の医者の組合の(Sri LankaCollage of Paediatricians)がリトルハートという募金活動を行っています。このプロジェクトではこの建物と設備をつくるために20億ルピーが必要となります。日本に住んでいるスリランカ人と日本人の皆様のご協力で、出来るだけこの活動に支援をしたいと思っております。皆様のご協力をお願い致します。
代表 ダンミカ ジャヤナンダナ

රිජ්වේ ආර්යා ළමා රෝහල, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ඇති ප්‍රමුඛත ම ළමා රෝහල වන අතර, එය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සිව් දිගින් එන සෑම දරුවෙකුට ම නොමිලේ ප්‍රතිකාර කරන ස්ථානයකි. නමුත් හෘද ආශ්‍රිත රෝග සහ දැඩි සත්කාර පහසුකම් අතින්, පවතින සම්පත් සීමිත බැවින්, අවශ්‍ය ප්‍රතිකාර අවශ්‍ය වේලාවට සැපයීමට නොහැකි තත්වයක් පවතී. අපට ඇති වෛද්‍ය පහසුකම් අනූව, වසරක් තුළ දී කළ හැකිව ඇත්තේ, හෘද සැත්කම් 900ක් සහ හෘද කැතීටරකරණ මාර්ගයෙන් කරන ප්‍රතිකාර 600ක පමණ ප්‍රමාණයක් පමණි. මේ නිසා, දැනට දරුවන් 1400ක් පමණ දෙනා හෘද සැත්කම් සඳහා පොරොත්තු ලේඛන වල රැඳී සිටින අතර, සෑම වසරක ම තවත් විශාල ප්‍රමාණයක් මෙම ලැයිස්තුවට අලුතින් එකතු වේ. නව ජන්ම හා වෛද්‍ය දැඩිසත්කාර ඒකක වල තත්වය ද මේ හා සමාන වේ. මසකට වෛද්‍ය දැඩිසත්කාර ඒකකයට දරුවන් 100ක් පමණ දෙනා ඇතුළත් කිරීමට ඉල්ලීම් කළ ද, ඉන් ඇතුළත් කළ හැකි වන්නේ දරුවන් 30-40 අතර ප්‍රමාණයක් පමණි.

මෙම ප්‍රශ්ණයට විසඳුමක් ලෙස, ළමා රෝහලේ අංග සම්පූර්ණ හෘද හා දැඩිසත්කාර ඒකකයක් පිහිටුවීමට තීරණය කළ අතර, මෙම කාර්යය ඉක්මන් කිරීම සඳහා ළමා රෝග විශේෂඥවරුන්ගේ විද්‍යායතනය (Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians) විසින් පුංචි හදවත් (Little Hearts) යනුවෙන් ව්‍යාපෘතියක් ආරම්භ කරන ලදි. මෙම ව්‍යාපෘතියේ අරමුණ වන්නේ, මෙම ගොඩනැගිල්ල සඳහා අවශ්‍ය රු. කෝටි 200ක් වූ මුදල හැකි ඉක්මණින් සොයා ගැනීමයි.

මේ සඳහා ජපානයේ සිටින අපට උදවු විය හැක. ශ්‍රීලංකා උතසවයේදී අපගේ කුටියට පැමිණ සහයෝගය ලබාදෙන්න