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February, 2017

"Family-Get-Together"


February 11, 2017

Most of our members showed up for the event. Mother nature too blessed us by giving a warm day in the mid-winter. It was a fantastic day filled with musical talents of our members. Thank you all and your family members for the presence.



June, 2016

"Picnic - 2016"


June 25, 2016

UCAAC members gathered at Eldarado Park at Brampton this year. We would like to thank you all and your family members for the support and help you provided to make it successful.

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November, 2015

"Katina Pinkama Dansala"


November 13, 2015

UCAAC member devotees sponsored Katina Pinkama Dansala and it was a great success. We wish to thank you all and your family members for the support and help you provided to make it successful.

July, 2015

"UCAAC Annual Summer Picnic - 2015"


July 11, 2015

Great day of outdoor fun for UCAAC members, spouses, kids and friends - at the El Dorado Park, Brampton

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Apr, 2015

"Shramadana 2015 - Toronto Maha Vihara"


April 26, 2015

UCAAC conducted a spring cleaning program at Toronto Maha Vihara before Vesak Festival.

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Feb, 2015

"Family Get Together"


February 14, 2015

UCAAC hosted another event, "2015 Winter Family get together" on Saturday 14th February 2015 [Valentine's Day] at South Fletcher's Sportsplex in Brampton. President Sarath Kumarasinghe welcomed the guests and Sarath Pieris and Roshani Pieris entertained the crowd with live music while fellow members show their singing talents. UCAAC launched their official Facebook website on the same day..

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Nov, 2014

"Manage Time Wisely - An interactive Session for Professionals"


November 27, 2014

UCAAC hosted the members and invitees to a one hour presentation on effective time management delivered by Nick P. Pawliwec, CPA (CGA), CPA (DE), CSQA, CISA, CFE, MBA, a Canadian Finance professional and an Alumni of the McGill University - Montreal.

The event was held at the Malton CC and Library in Mississauga, Ontario.

See Mr.Pawliwec's presentation.

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Oct, 2014
The annual General Meeting

UCAAC EXECUTIVE COUNCIL FOR 2014/15 ELECTED

The annual General Meeting of the University of Colombo Alumni Association (UCAAC) was held on Oct 4, 2014 at the South Fletcher's Sportplex, Brampton, Ontario.

The following members were elected for the Executive Committee at the meeting.

From left: Shantha Kosgodage (Asst. Secretary) Nelson Hapuarachchi (Secretary) Sarath Kumarasinghe (President) Priyanka Peiris (Director - Events) Upul Egodawatte (Vice President) Dharmassri Liyanage (Treasurer) Not in the photo: Najith Amarasinghe (Director - Communications)


AGM Minutes 2014

Nov, 2012
THAMASHA - 2012

Annual Dinner Dance of UCAAC, THAMASHA was a midnight sunshine to all who came on Saturday, November 16th. UCAAC was overwhelmed with congratulatory messages for the fabulous work. Executive Committee of University of Colombo Alumni Association of Canada thanks you once again for your support and solidarity.



Sep, 2012
Scenic Autumn -2012

Professor Sarath Wijesuriya of the Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo visited Toronto as the Chief Guest of the Sinhala Language Day program, Ô‚asaka VarunaÔ® UCAAC organized an exclusive reception Ô“cenic AutumnÔ in recognition of Professor WijesuriyaÓ³ visit to Toronto. This was held on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 7:00 at South Fletchers Sportsplex in Brampton.

It was a very enjoyable evening with an intellectual speech by Professor Wijesuria, followed by a live musical session directed by our UCAAC member Kapila Samarasinghe. UCAAC appreciates KapilaÓ³ generous contribution to have a very successful program which was highly enjoyed by the audience. After the reception, all participants joined the dinner with Professor Sarath Wijesuriya, which was organized by members of UCAAC.

The executive committee of UCAAC thanks all who supported and participated the event.



July, 2012
Members Day and Cricket Tournament - 2012:

The UCAAC Member's Day & Friendly Cricket Tournament was held at Dennis park cricket ground at Newmarket on July 28th as scheduled. University of Moratuwa-Engineering faculty, University of Peradeniya, University of Kelaniya, University of Ruhuna together with University of Colombo cricket teams played at the tournament. There were nearly 300 university professionals gathered around the ground to enjoy the event in different ways such as playing musical bands, doing games, enjoying food etc.

The final match was played Predeniya Vs. Moratuwa-Engineering faculty and University of Peradeniya won the Friendship Challenge Trophy sponsored by Geen Acres Villas. The Ladies cricket match and kids cricket match were organised to enjoy the day. Besides the main sponsor, other sponsors for the event were Anton De Almeida, the Mortgage Broker and Nimal Anthony from Anushika Anthony Law firm.

It was a very enjoyable event especially for kids. The evening session went on with a live musical band. The executive committee of UCAAC thanked all participants of the event.

April, 2012
Sinhala-Tamil New year - 2012:

UCAAC members celebrated the 2012 Sinhala/Tamil New year in a mega scale at Claremont District Lions Club hall in Pickering on Saturday, 28th April 2012.

The event was ceremonially opened with distinguished guests at 2:15 p.m. Among them the Chief Incumbent of Toronto & Mississauga Buddhist Temples and Christian Priests, Members of Parliament from East Scarborough and Ajax-Pickering, Deputy Mayor in City of Pickering, Councilor in City of Pickering, Consul General of Sri Lanka in Toronto, First President of UCAAC , President of Canada Sri Lanka Association, Manager Sri Lankan Airlines as the principle sponsor of the event, Media representatives and all other sponsors participated. There were many games organized for children and adults.

It was a very enjoyable event especially for kids. The evening session went on with a wonderful talent show with live musical band. The executive committee of UCAAC thanked all participants of the event.

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February, 2012
UCAAC Annual General Meeting, February 11, 2012:

Annual General Meeting of UCAAC was held at Council Chambers of Etobicoke Civic Centre. A large number of members were present at the occasion. The new office bearers for the Executive Committee were appointed for the year 2012.

Asoka Perera was elected as the President. Vote count: Asoka Perera-32; Pradeep Alwis-15; Please click Documents to download minutes of the meeting.

November, 2011
Thamasha Toronto 2011, UCAAC annual dinner dance, November 11, 2011:

Claireport Place Banquet hall was housefull with a total of 350 guests with lots of fun and energy. Sampalth and the Showcase was in full swing with everyone dragged onto the dancing floor. Lots of prizes and surprises. What a great night! This was UCAAC's second annual dinner dance and it couldn't be better.

July, 2011
Summer 2011 family picnic and get-together, July 23, 2011:

UCAAC's summer 2011 family picnic and get-together was held in Eldorado park Brampton, Ontario. It was a beautiful day with lots of sun and fun and lots of food too. Everyone, for sure had enjoyed the day to the highest level leaving lots of memories behind.

April, 2011
Spring Breeze - Spring family get-together, April 30, 2011:

The spring indoor family get-together and the pot-luck dinner was held in Cassie Campbell Community Centre, Brampton, Ontario. This event was especially organized to welcome Prof. J.B. Dissanayaka, Emeritus Professor at Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo, one of the leading authorities of Sinhala Language.

Prof. Dissanayaka was paying a short visit to Toronto on an invitation from Sri Lanka's Consul General,Toronto, Mr. Karunaratne Paranawithana, to participate in the "Sinhala Literature Day" celebrations on May 1st. Mr. Paranawithana, a UCAAC member, also participated in this ocation.



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February, 2011
UCAAC Annual General Meeting - February 12, 2011:

The activity report and the accounts statement for the year 2010 were presented by the secretary and the treasurer respectively, discussed them and passed by the participating members. The new office bearers for the Executive Committee were appointed for the year 2011 that include two new faces for the president and the truesurer.

The members were so enthusiastic and very optimistic about the upcoming year, as how they were in the past year and brought up quite a number of events proposals to the table to be done in the year 2011. Consequently, the Events and Activities sub committee became bigger than ever.

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December, 2010
Dinner Dance Thamasha Toronto - December 10, 2010:

UCAAC has held it's first dinner dance & colourful night 'THAMASHA TORONTO 2010' in a baquete hall in Mississauga. It was a huge success despite the fact that it had just only a month's time for everything to be organized. This event was full of fun and entertainment while it was an opportunity to meet with family and friends and to rebuild networking.

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October, 2010
UCAAC Career Development Workshop - October 23, 2010:

The primary objective of this workshop was to help new immigrants understand the Canadian job market by allowing them to interact and exchange information with professionals who have already integrated into the Canadian work force and to create a network of people who may eventually be able to refer others to potential employers.

Following professional areas have been covered:
  • Engineering
  • Sciences
  • Accounting
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Care Sector
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Educational Sector
  • Management and Administration
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July, 2010
Picnic & family get-together:

Erindale park, Mississauga, was the location. Fund raising for the UCAAC was part of the event too and it was successful, thanks to the members.

Well, It was a fun day for everyone even though it was pouring most of the day. Some thought this was a totally different experience. Kids and adults had fun participating in Soccer & Cricket games and the specialty threre was nothing but playing in rain..

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February, 2010
Special General Meeting:

UCAAC has held it's special general meeting on February 13th 2010. The main tasks of the agenda were formal adaptation of the constitution, election of the office bearers, a presentation on registration of the association and discussions about web site maintenance, fund raising and future projects.

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August, 2009
Scholarship Funds to needy University Students:

UCAAC members donated SLR 48,000 to be used to supplement scholarships for 8 needy undergraduates of University of Colombo. These funds were handed over to Sarasavi Mithuro organization on August 21, 2009 at an event held in Colombo.

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August, 2009
ChildrenÓ³ Books to Mahinda College Galle:

First shipment of books collected at the 2009 summer event has been sent to Mahinda College, Galle.

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July, 2009
UCAAC Summer Family Get-together:

First UCAAC summer family get-together was held on July 26, 2009 at the Eldorado Park in Brampton, Ontario. It was a family fun day, despite awful weather. Alumni had a great time meeting each other and participated in number of worthy courses:
  • Raised funds to University of Colombo financial aid program.
  • Warmly welcomed young leaders of Sarasavi Cultural Troupe in Toronto.
  • They have initiated a program to financially support the underfunded schools in war-ravaged areas in Sri Lanka.
  • Collected ChildrenÓ³ books for needy schools and libraries in Sri Lanka.
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June, 2009
UCAAC Get-together and general meeting:

Spring general meeting and get-together was held on June 6, 2009 in Mississauga, Ontario. Alumni warmly welcomed Prof. Nalin de Silva, former professor of Mathematics at University of Colombo, while he was visiting Toronto. Members had a great time with Prof Silva having discussions on many topics. A five member committee was elected to work on the formal registration of the organization.

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April, 2009
Funds to IDP fund:

Members collected and donated $1200 in response to the IDP emergency appeal from the Sri Lanka consulate, Toronto.
February, 2009
UCAAC Winter Get-together:

Second general meeting and get-together was held on February 07, 2009 in Scarborough, Ontario. Alumni had a great time meeting each other and discussed how they could help students at University of Colombo. Alumni have also discussed the future projects and activates.

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November, 2008
Inaugural meeting of UCAAC:

Inaugural meeting of the UCAAC was held on November 15, 1009 in Mississauga, Ontario. Primary objectives of the association were outlined, discussed and agreed upon.
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