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History
The Sri Lankan Australian Malay Association was officially formed in Sydney, in November 1998. It was initiated by Nizar Sappideen and Razikin Dole who organised the first Sri Lankan Malay Social at Reg Byrne Community Centre, Wentworthville, in August 1996. The function was a tremendous success and thereafter laid the groundwork for the creation of a formal Association. The SLAMA was created with the primary objective of promoting and preserving the Sri Lankan Malay culture, customs and traditions. It also upholds and promotes Islamic religious beliefs.
The Association has conducted Religious, Social & Sporting events with great success. It has received compliments and recognition for the cultural functions depicting Sri Lankan Malay songs and dance and its promotion of the ever popular Malay Cuisine.

The Association hopes to build on the strength and unity of its members and their families in achieving its goals and objectives for future generations.
 

SRI LANKAN AUSTRALIAN MALAY ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE 2010/2011

AGM HELD ON 20/11/2010 at Alpha Park Centre, Blacktown
President : Terry Miskin
Vice President : Tony Sookoor
Secretary : Diana Miskin
Treasurer : Shammi Miskin
Committee members : Amin Buksh, Nazeera Thomas, Mark Thomas
Religious Affairs : Al Haj Rizwan Miskin
Cultural Affairs : Zareena Jalill
Sport & Youth Affairs : Roshan Miskin
Auditor: Al Haj Nizar Sappideen
Editor : Angie Lye
Patrons: Hajireen Miskin, Al Haj Dr A Veerabangsa 

Past Presidents
Al Haj. Nizar Sappideen 1999 & 2000,
Sameen Shaideen 2001
Al Haj. Razikin Dole 2002
Bashur Musafer 2003
Amin Buksh 2004
Tony Sukoor 2005, 2006
Hajireen Miskin 2007
Al Haj Rizwan Miskin 2008
Al Haj. Nizar Sappideen 2009
Terry Miskin 2010

Senior SLAMA members
Al Haj Roy Packeer & Mrs Packeer, Rtd Capt Anwar Dole (Founder member), Al Haj Harris Miskin & Mrs D Miskin, Al Haj Ruzwan Lye, Al Haj Ezmal Lye, Mrs Zareena Jallil.

Deaths
Mrs N Shaideen
Thajone Ahlip 2010
Al Haj P Tunku Ousmand 2011

 

 

SLAMA anthem (Lyrics & Music composed by Saudari Zareena Jalill)

Slamath Slama Slamath Slama
Sri Lanka Melayu Kithang
Slamath Slama Slamath Slama
Sri Lanka Melayu Kithang

Suda Seylangdari kithang samma
Australia nigiri ka sa maju
Sathu kumpulan jadi
Sathu bangsa jadi
Threema kasi mari kasilla
Sathu kumpulan jadi
Sathu bangsa jadi
Threema kasi mari kasila

Chorus
Slamath Slama Slamath Slama
Sri Lanka Melayu Kithang

Islam kithang pay ugama
Mari ikuthan samma
Kithang SLAMA samma
Mari sumba salam kasilla
Mari ikuthan samma
Kithang SLAMA samma
Mari sumba salam kasilla

Chorus
Slamath Slama Slamath Slama
Sri Lanka Melayu Kithang


Brani kavanan kithang mari jadi
Bedahan thradang suda ambel kasi
Brani kavanan kithang mari jadi
Bedahan thradang suda ambel kasi
Anak sanak pada
Thurnan Melayu kithang
SLAMA dang sathu thangang kaasi
Anak sanak pada
Thurnan Melayu kithang
SLAMA dang sathu thangang kaasi

Chorus
Slamath Slama Slamath Slama
Sri Lanka Melayu Kithang

Slamath Slama Slamath Slama
Sri Lanka Melayu Kithang

 
 
SLAMA Logo designed and explained by Al Haj A. Veerabangsa

The letters S L A M A forms the basis of the Logo and is not difficult to recognise this when observed closely. It is intermingled to depict the togetherness and unity of our members. The nature of our ancestors and ourselves having moved from one land to another is depicted by the outlines of a ship with sails in different directions yet giving the appearance of harmony and adaptability. (It does NOT represent any well known Sydney landmark!) The colours chosen are a combination of the Sri Lankan and Australian flags. Letters S L taking the colours of the Australian flag and ASTLA (shortened embedded version of Australia) taking the colours of the Sri Lankan flag. The Southern Cross is symbolic of the part of the world we now live and it in combination with the crescent represent the moon and the star(s) associated with Islamic culture. The Malay version of the name of the association has been added at the suggestion of Capt Anwar Dole and I think it is an excellent idea. Purple was chosen for this being the remaining colour of the Sri Lankan flag.

 

SLAMA donation helps provide boats to Kirinda fisherman.

 

SLAMA gives Rs 100,000 each to Masgidul Jamiya (Java Lane Mosque ) and COSLAM towards rehabilitation of the Malay fishermen and families in Kirinda and Hambantota.

 

The Masgidul Jamiah project entails the purchase of 10 deep-sea going motorboats and 10 raft boats from CEY-NOR Foundation LTD., a Government sponsored organization. The total estimated cost is in the region of Rs 3.3 million.

 

The provision of these boats will to a large extent help alleviate the hardship suffered by these families and help them to rebuild their lives, providing gainful employment to many in the village.

 

Due to the large amount of money that needs to be raised, this organisation welcomes donations big or small to bridge the gap. The contact details are given below.

Your Zakat towards this cause will bring you rewards in the hereafter.

 

 Contact Details : Name: Kamil Raban, Masjidul Jamiah, No.1 Java Lane, Colombo 2. Sri Lanka

Email: kamil@slt.lk Tel: 94  011 2715838 / 2734493.  Mobile 94 011 77 762373

 
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Last edited: 2011

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