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Welcome to Austra-Lanka Muslim Association (ALMA)

Austra-Lanka Muslim Association (ALMA) is incorporated as a not-for-profit community organisation in New South Wales, Australia. It was founded in 1992 by a few Muslims of Sri Lankan background whose initial motive was to provide a common platform to bring together the increasing number of Sri Lankan Muslims arriving in Australia.

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Meeting with the SL President -May 2017

In honour of the recent state visit to Australia by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, a meeting was held on 25 May 2017 in Sydney. This meeting was attended by leaders of  Sri Lankan Community organisations, professionals, intellectuals and businessmen. ALMA was represented by the President Br. Rafi Mubarak on the invitation of the Sri Lankan Consulate in Sydney. Br. Rafi was requested to deliver a speech on behalf of Sri Lankan Muslims living in Sydney/NSW. It is worthy of mention that his speech was well received by the attendees.

We are also pleased to inform that a letter addressed to H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, raising concerns regarding the current disturbances and hostility towards Muslims in Sri Lanka, was handed over to a member of the delegation of the President. This was initiated by ALMA and supported by seven other Sri Lankan Muslim Organisation across Australia. A copy of the letter was also handed over to Sri Lankan High Commisisoner, H.E. Somasundaram Skandakumar. We take this opportunity to thank all those who supported this cause.

 

25th Anniversary April 2017

 

Year 12 Awards February 2017

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ALMA Barbecue December 2016

Over 50 families participated at this event.  There were sporting and fun events for all age groups.

Sack race

 

 

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Meeting with the Prime Ministers -February 2017

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe and several cabinet ministers are currently in Australia on a state visit. The Prime Minister of Australia Hon. Malcolm Turnbull hosted a reception in honour of Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prof. Maithree Wickramasinghe, at the Parliament House in Canberra on 14 February 2017.

Since ALMA is a recognised Sri Lankan community organisation in Australia, ALMA President Rafi Mubarak and Secretary Feroze Razik were invited to attend this occasion.

The Prime Minister's visit also marks the 70 years of bilateral diplomatic relationship between Sri Lanka and Australia.

Among other guests, there were many Australian government ministers, MPs and diplomats present at this occasion. Another significance of this event was the presence of the Sri Lankan national cricket team and the Australian Prime Minister's XI cricket team.

 

Sri Lankan Consulate General's visit -January 2017

On the request of Sri Lankan  consulate General's Office in Sydney ALMA organised a religious observance / Dua Session in order to mark the 2nd Anniversary of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena in office and the 'National Integration and Reconciliation' week (8th Jan - 14th Jan).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This event was held at Auburn Gallipoli Mosque, Auburn (Sydney) on Sunday, 8th January 2017. Sri Lankan Consul General in Sydney, Mr Lal Wickrematunge and his staff members along with several ALMA members graced the occasion.

 

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Eud Ul Adha September2016

ALMA celebrated Eid ul Adha 2016 on 12th September at Auburn Centre for Community

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Events & Activities
25th Anniversary Cricket Tournament winners

The Cricket tournament organised by ALMA making their 25th Anniversary Celebrations ended on a very high note of success.   12 Teams participated and after a nail biting semi-finals, Six Hearts became the clear winners on the day.

 
Eid-ul-Fitr Dinner function July 2016

ALMA had its annual Eid-ul-Fitr Dinner which also contained a segment of ACEP Ramadan competition prize giving as well. This function was attended by a sold-out record crowd of this nature ALMA ever had. It had several activities including trivia and kids games which kept all attendees fully engaged throughout the program.

 

 
Ifthar function June 2016

On the invitation of the leader of the opposition (Parliament of NSW) and MP for Auburn, Hon Luke Foley, ALMA’s liaison officer Abdul Gafoor attended an Iftar function on 17th June 2016. Number of dignitaries including Grand Mufti of Australia, state and federal politicians, Islamic scholars, community leaders, leading school principals were among the invited guests.

 
Edul Fithr July 2016

Alhamdulillah, ALMA had a great Eid Celebration on 6 July 2016 at Turkish Mosque (Youth Centre) in Auburn. A large number of people attended for prayers and thereafter everyone exchanged salams and greetings with each other.

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