2014-Jan-12: New Year & Thaipongal Celebrations 2014

New Year and Thaipongal Celebrations in Japan were held on 12th Tokyo. The event was organized by Sri Lanka Students’ Association in Japan (SLSAJ) with the help of well-wishers, Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan and Sri Lankan community in Japan. This is the 25th consecutive year that the New Year and Thaipongal were celebrated in Tokyo.


The proceedings began with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp by H.E. Ambassador of Sri Lankan in Japan and Sri Lankan Embassy Staff, Prof. Mangala De Zoysa, University of Ruhuna, Mr. Anil Priyantha (Nipara International) Mr. Saman Priyankara (Sayuri International and Sri Lanka Automobile Exporters Association in Japan), Mr. Udaya Atukorla (Sri Lanka Business Council in Japan), Mr. Aruna Kumara (Sri Lankan Professionals Association in Japan), Mr. Tunga Randeniye (Founding member of SLSAJ), Dr. Neelam Ramaiah (The university of Tokyo) and Mr. Tatsuya Haga, (Institute of International Students Association in Japan).

Then, Mr. Udara Manawadu, secretary of SLSAJ welcomed the participants. The Chief Guest at the ceremony was Sri Lankan Ambassador to Japan, H. E. Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda. In his remarks, he stressed the importance of national events of this nature to promote Sri Lanka’s national unity and traditions in foreign nations through such cultural exchanges. Mr. Nava Cumaran a committee member of SLSAJ, prepared the “Pongal rice” and has drawn the “Kolam decorations” giving an excellent explanation of the Thaipongal celebrations to the participants.

The celebrations comprised Sri Lankan musical performances by “Ahindas JP” a Sri Lankan student community band in Tokyo. Authentic Sri Lankan food prepared by the well-wishers was served during the event. Mr. Amila Abeynayaka (President of SLSAJ) representing the organizing committee thanked the Sri Lankan community for gathering around Sri Lankan Students’ Association in Japan to make the event successful.

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SLSAJ Would like to Thank everyone who helped to conduct the event successfully

New year and Thaipongal 2014 SLSAJ

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14-April-2013: Sri Lanka New Year Celebrations 2013

Sri Lanka New Year Celebrations is an annual event organized by Sri Lankan Associations in Japan. This Year (2013) the event will be conducted on 14th April at Tamagawa grounds, Chofu.

Description: The Sri Lankan community in Japan is organizing the Sri Lanka New Year Celebrations 2013 which is to commemorate the new year dawning during the month of April. The event comprises of traditional games to enjoy and cultural shows which will demonstrate both Sri Lankan and Japanese cultural items.

– Date: 14th April 2013 – Thamgagawa (Chofu): 4 min from Keiotamagawa station. 15 min from Chofu station.

– Time: 9:30 am onwards



Dear Honorary Members, Well Wishers and Members of SLSAJ,


With great pleasure we would like you to invite for the New Year / Thaipongal Get Together organized by SLSAJto share the happiness of the upcoming New Year and to have an enjoyable time with Sri Lankans living in Japan.

The event will be held on 19th January 2013 from 11:30 am onwards (The event will be held at;

Shibaura Elementary School-municipal harbor, Minato (4-8-18 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

As the SLSAJ we are wishing your valid participation together with your families and friends to make this event success.

Please be kind enough to RSVP using this link (click here)

(These details are very much useful for organizing this particular event. Therefore, please be kind enough to fill the form).

Map and Program can be seen in following images

2012-Feb-02: Hokkaido-Sri Lankan Food Exhibition & Lunch

Sri Lankan Food Exhibition & Lunch 2013

Craving for something different Want to try something delicious Love authentic ariental spices
Then, be ready to quench your spicy, authentic food devouring desire with unique Sri Lankan dishes
Sri Lankan Food Exhibition and Lunch 2013
Be gathered on
February  02nd  Saturday 2013
12:00 to 15:00
Clark Memorial hall, Hokkaido University
And Taste
Chicken, Pork, Dhal, Sambol,
Cutlets, Papad and many more!!!!!
(Buffet type)
at the event 1, 200 yen
1, 000 yen discount tickets are available before the event
For Tickets and Details Contact:  090- 6218-0857 /  080-4047-8375/  090-4870-1796
Please come and enjoy a memorable treat !
All proceeds go towards the development of the infrastructures of identified schools of Sri Lanka
スリランカ フード エキシビジョン アンド ランチ 2013年
2013    2 月  2日(土) 12:00 – 15:00
北海道大学 クラーク会館(北8西8)
( 食べ放題)
連絡先:Wasala: 090-6218-0857,   Sandamali: 080-4047-8375, 滝波: 090-4870-1796



2012-June-10 Alms Giving at Sakamuni International Buddhist Center, Hachioji

Sri Lankan Students’ Association (SLSAJ), is organizing the association’s Annual Alms Giving for the year 2012. The details of the event are as follows;

  • Date: 10th June 2012
  • Venue:Sakamuni International Buddhist Center, Shouzanji, 1693-2 Yamada-cho, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 193-0933
    Time: 9.00 am onwards
  • http://www.sakamuni.org/

We as SLSAJ, cordially invite you and wish your valuable presence to make this event a successful as the Sri Lankan community in Japan.

2012-May-31, SLSAJ Annual Research Conference-2012 (Abstract collection)

Welcome Message

The Sri Lanka Students’ Association in Japan (SLSAJ) Annual Research Conference 2012 will take place in Tokyo, on November 11, 2012. We believe that this conference will provide great occasions for academics having and willing to develop close academic relations with SLSAJ. Experts as well as young researchers in all sectors including government, academic, utilities and industries to gather together for making beneficial presentations and discussions in various fields in a timely manner and actively communicating with the various parties concerned. There will be keynote presentations, oral presentations and poster presentations. Moreover, social gathering allow the participants to exchange information in a relaxed atmosphere. We very much look forward to your participation in the SLSAJ Annual Research Conference 2012.

Conference Day

November 11, 2012- Conference Day


Tokyo Institute of Technology

Technical Categories

1. Physical Sciences and Engineering (Chemical and Energy, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mathematics etc.)

2. Life Sciences (Agriculture, Environmental science, Biology, Molecular biology etc.)

3. Health Sciences (Medicine, Veterinary, Epidemiology etc.)

4. Social Sciences and Humanities (Arts, Business, management, economics, finance, psychology, etc.)

Please do not hesitate to contact for more information.

T E L      :             +81 80 4801 4688  or +81 80 3555 9590

E-mail    :             secretaryslsaj@gmail.com or aabeynayaka@yahoo.com


Conference Chair

Amila Abeynayaka– Doctoral Candidate, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo


Nadeeka Sewwandi- Doctoral Candidate, Saitama University, Saitama

Nandika Liyanage- Master’s  Candidate, Saitama University, Saitama

Shiran Wewalwala- Research Student, Saitama University, Saitama

Thanuja S. Liyanarachchi -Doctoral Candidate, Saitama University, Saitama

Lashitha Dinesh Rathnayaka – Master’s Candidate, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido

Sajitha Weerakoon- Doctoral Candidate, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo

Shantha Hewage- Doctoral Candidate, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo

Samith Buddika – Master’s Candidate, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo

Advisory Committee

S. B. Weerakoon– (Prof.) Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

A.M.N. Alagiyawanna– (Dr.) Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Jay Rajasekera– Professor, Graduate School of International Management, International University of Japan

Anil C. Wijeyewickrema– Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

P. B. R. Dissanayake– Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

C. Visvanathan– Professor, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Jagath Manatunge– (Dr.) Senior Lecturer, Faculty Of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Shameen Jinadasa– (Dr.) Senior Lecturer, Faculty Of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

M.I.M Mowjood– (Dr.) Senior Lecturer、Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Tushara Chaminda– (Dr.) Senior Lecturer, Faculty Of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

R.M.C Deshapriya– (Dr.) Senior Lecturer、Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Nanda Gunawardhana- (Dr.) Director (Research), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Wasanatha Karannagoda- (H. E.) Sri Lankan Ambassador to Japan and patron SLSAJ

Seneviratne Cooray- (Prof.) President, Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan

Duminda Perera- (Dr.) Secretary, Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan

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2011-November 26-SLSAJ Annual research Session & AGM

Invitation for The Annual Research Session/ AGM 2011

Annual Research Session of SLSAJ which is the forum of Academic Professionals and Researchers in Japan intended to discuss on research themes of the academic community is to be held on 26thNovember 2011.The Research session will be followed by a session with Job recruitment facilitating companies(3 companies), the Annual General Meeting of SLSAJ, SLSAJ Mega show, Get Together with a ‘Peduru Party’ in the evening & DJ.

The details of the event are as follows;

Date: 26th November 2011

Venue: Multipurpose Hall, Komaba International House,

Time:  9.30 a.m onwards

The detailed program of the day is attached herewith for your convenience.SLSAJ Research Session 2011

We SLSAJ would kindly request your valuable participation for the Annual Research Session & the other sessions. We would be grateful if you can allocate your valuable time for the occasion and extend your cooperation to make the event a fruitful one.

The invitation for the ‘SLSAJ Mega Show/Peduru Party’ and the map of Komaba International House are attached herewith…

For any clarification or any information regarding the event, pls contact;

Dinush (Secretary) – 09099757792

Lankesh(Treasurer) – 08044072109

Please kindly RSVP to the event by following the below link since it will help us to do the necessary arrangements (seating, food, etc) having a proper count of the number of participants…


Thanks in advance for your kind cooperation to RSVP to the event and to participate the event…

2011-November-26 SLSAJ Mega Show

Pls note that SLSAJ is planning to organize a Mega show to give you all an opportunity to show your talents. Pls kindly refer below for more details and Pls apply on or before August 17th for us to organize this event successfully.

Date: November 26th

Venue: Komaba International House

(Note: This session will be held after the Annual Reseach session & the AGM.)

Pls kindly use below link to apply……


For more details, pls contact,


Dinush- dinushchanaka@gmail.com/ slsajsec@gmail.com

We kindly request you to apply for this to have a great event….!!!

2011-June-26 Alms Giving at Komaba Hall

Sri Lankan Students’ Association (SLSAJ), is organizing the association’s Annual Alms Giving for the year 2011. The details of the event are as follows;


  • Date: 26th June 2011
  • Venue: Multi Purpose Hall, Komaba International House,( TEL+81-3-6407-7458)
  • Time: 10.00 am onwards

The objectives of the association in organizing the event for this year are,

  • Commemorating 2600th Anniversary of Lord Buddha’s Enlightenment
  • Commemorating the victims of the recent Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
  • Blessing Japan and its natives for being safe from such disastrous situations
  • Blessing Sri Lanka, the Government and Sri Lankan in the routine of being the ‘Wonder of Asia’
  • Blessing the Sri Lankan community in Japan…

With all these objectives, the current committee is doing some changes to the program and this year’s event consists of several sessions as mentioned below.

  • 10.00  – Preparation for the Alms Giving
  • 10.30  – ‘Buddha Pooja’
  • 11.00 – Meditation
  • 11.30  – Offering Alms to ‘Maha Sangha’ (expectation 15 Thero)
  • 12.30  – Lunch for the participants
  • 13.30 – Anushasana
  • 14.30 – Pirith Preaching
  • 15.30 – Refreshment
  • 16.00 – ‘Bodu Bethi Gee Saraniya (Buddhist Songs)

We as SLSAJ, cordially invite you and wish your valuable presence to make this event a successful as the Sri Lankan community in Japan.

If you would like to extend your valuable helping hand towards the event your contributions in the means of;

  • Food Items for Alms to Maha Sangha (You are not supposed to offer the whole requirement)
  • Financial contribution for Pirikara
  • Assistance in organizing the event

Please let us know if you are willing to provide a contribution and we really appreciate your contributions as we know that it is a token of appreciation for us as well as the real strength behind SLSAJ going for organizing an event in this scale. To ease our organizing work, we highly appreciate if we are informed about your contribution through;

We are looking forward for your valuable presence for the event.