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.

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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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2013-June-09: 2nd International Conference on Emerging Sri Lanka: Sharing Japanese Governance and Developmental Experience



We are pleased to inform you that the Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan (SLAc) will hold the 2nd International Conference on Emerging Sri Lanka: Sharing Japanese Governance and Developmental Experience.

Location: Royal Blue Hall at Tokyo Tech Front

Date and Time: 9th June 2013

Time: From 10.00 to 17.30

Please contact for more information:

Prof. N. S. Cooray (President)

Tel: 81-25-779-1428 (Direct)

Tel: 81-25-779-1435 (General)

Fax: 81-25-779-1187

Email: cooray@iuj.ac.jp

Dr. Duminda Perera (Secretary)

Email: duminda.pradeep@gmail.com

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31-March-2013: Young Water Professionals Special Web Session for “Conference on Sri Lanka Japan Collaborative Research 2013”

Young Water Professionals Special Web Session for
“Conference on Sri Lanka Japan Collaborative Research 2013”
12h30 – 15h50 JST, 31 March, 2013 @ University of Tokyo (Japan)

This session will discuss emerging issues regarding Lake Water Management and water education in Sri Lanka and Japan. Through sharing the experience of both countries, this session will aim for a dynamic exchange of opinions from youths regarding the future of water issues.

This event will be held as a special session of the “Conference on Sri Lanka – Japan Collaborative Research 2013 (SLJCR-2013, HP: http://www.sljcr2013.iappstat.lk/)” with the support of IWA Japan-YWP, Association for Sri Lanka Student Residents in Japan and Nihon Suido Consultants Co., Ltd and University of Peradeniya.

SLJCR-2013 is an official academic conference of University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka held from Mar.29 to 31.

[This session will be held in TOKYO, connecting with Sri Lanka through web-meeting.]

DATE&TIME : 12:30 -15:50 (JST), 31st Mar 2013, Sunday
VENUE : Room 144, Hongo Campus 14th Building of the Faculty of Engineering,
the University of TOKYO, JAPAN

http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/campusmap/cam01_04_15_j.html
LANGUAGE : ENGLISH
THEME : Lake Water Management and Water Education
PROGRAM : 12:30~ Culture Introduction of Sri Lanka
13:30~ Lake Water Management
- Presentation and Discussion on Lake Management from each side
14:45~ Education for Water Environment via WWMC
– Presentation by Sri Lankan & Japanese students
– Participatory Discussion
PARTICIPATION FEE : FREE
REGISTRATION : Please send an email to matsubara (matubara_k@nissuicon.co.jp) or slsaj secratary (slsajsec@gmail.com) for registration. Please include your (1) Name, (2) Affiliation, (3) Email address and (4) Mobile number.

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


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19-Jan-2013: NEW YEAR/THAIPONGAL FESTIVAL 2013

Dear Honorary Members, Well Wishers and Members of SLSAJ,

INVITATION FOR THE NEW YEAR/ THAIPONGAL FESTIVAL 2013

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
From
12:00 to 15:00
at
Clark Memorial hall, Hokkaido University
And Taste
Chicken, Pork, Dhal, Sambol,
Cutlets, Papad and many more!!!!!
(Buffet type)
Fee
at the event 1, 200 yen
or
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
日時
2013    2 月  2日(土) 12:00 – 15:00
場所
北海道大学 クラーク会館(北8西8)
料理
( 食べ放題)
チケット購入および連絡先
費:1,200円(前売り:1,000円)
連絡先:Wasala: 090-6218-0857,   Sandamali: 080-4047-8375, 滝波: 090-4870-1796

チキンカレーの他、豚肉、サンボル,

カトレット、パパドなど

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2013-March 29-31, Conference on Sri Lanka Japan Collaborative Research – 2013


First call of papers for Conference on Sri Lanka – Japan Collaborative Research.

The conference is jointly organized by

the University of Peradeniya,

Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka,

Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan (SLAc),

Sri Lankan Students’ Association in Japan (SLSAJ).

With the understanding on the need to create a platform for further strengthening of the 60-years long bilateral relationship between Japan and Sri Lanka, the Conference on SLJCR 2013 has been organized anticipating to provide an opportunity to discuss the collaborative research between Sri Lanka and Japan since the year 2000. The conference will also carry overviews of progressive research between Sri Lanka and Japan in different disciplines during the past six decades, through special presentations.

Please visit the official webpage for more details and abstract submissions.

http://www.sljcr2013.iappstat.lk/

Conference organizers are willing to communicate with the Sri Lankan students and their advisers who are willing to participate for the conference.

Please contact (kgngu@yahoo.com)

Dr. Nanda Gunawardhana
Director/International Research Center,
Senate Building
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

kgngu@yahoo.com

nandagunawardhana@pdn.ac.lk

2012-Dec-23, SLSAJ Annual Research Conference (1st International Conference) and AGM

Welcome Message

The Sri Lanka Students’ Association in Japan (SLSAJ) Annual Research Conference (1st International Conference)


2012 will take place in Tokyo, on December 23, 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.

Registration: 5000.00 Japanese Yen for the sponsored participants.

Free for the members and invited participants.

Conference Day

December 23, 2012

Venue: Embassy of Sri Lanka, 2-1-54 Takanawa, Minato-ku,Tokyo 108-0074.Tel: 03-3440-6918/6911, Fax 03-3440-6914About 8 mints (650 m) walk from Sengakuji station.

For latest updates please visit our Facebook page (Click here)

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

Committee

Conference Secretary

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

Organizing Committee

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

C. A. Marasinghe (Prof.) Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Japan

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

2012-May-27 International Conference on Emerging Sri Lanka: Prospects for Development and Reconciliation

We are pleased to inform you that the Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan (SLAc) will hold the International conference on Emerging Sri Lanka: Prospects for Development and Reconciliation on Sunday, 27th May 2012 at the Conference Room (4th Floor) of the Sri Lanka Embassy, 2-1-54 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0074.

Date and Time: Sunday, 27th May 2012 (12:30 hours)

Venue: Conference Room (4th Floor) of the Sri Lanka Embassy, 2-1-54 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0074. (Access Map)

For more details:

Prof. N. S. Cooray (cooray@iuj.ac.jp)

Dr. Duminda Perera (duminda.pradeep@gmail.com)

SLAc webpage: http://slac-japan.org/index.html