SAQ Youth Group


• SAQ Youth will be an affiliated branch of Sinhala Association of Queensland for all purposes and guided by the Association’s constitution.

• Sinhala Association of Queensland has expanded its services to the community by introducing the youth arm to create a dynamic Sri Lankan youth group in Queensland and foster values and skills to be worthy citizens.

• Our youth need to understand the great Sri Lankan heritage while appreciating the Sinhalese cultural values and work as a cohesive group in mainstream Australian society contributing to the economy.

• They will interact and excel in leadership nourished by our rich cultural heritage and knowledge sharing.

• They will be guided by community leaders - professional and academics working as Patrons to the society.

• SAQ youth will be a succession group to future SAQ.


• Whether you be a senior college student; university under graduate; post graduate; working or awaiting a job; you are welcome and have a place in SAQ youth

• Free two year membership to all students passing out from Brisbane Sinhala School Dutton Park affiliated to Sinhala Association of Queensland.

• You should be under 30 years

Membership fee

• Your membership is $5 per annum.

Our Activities

    To uplift the organising and leadership skills SAQ youth will be active in following areas:

  • Actively involve in Sinhala Avurudu festival and ‘Saralanga’ organised by the Sinhala association of Queensland.
  • Support where necessary for the activities of Sinhala school and Seniors forum affiliated to Sinhala Association of Queensland
  • Effectively promote youth leadership programmes of SAQ - Organised by our youth
  • Share and work hand in hand on common projects with other youth organisations – members’ of FSOQ (Federation of Sri Lankan organisations in Queensland Inc.)
  • SAQ youth interactive sessions - musical events, get-togethers field sports - at least have one event a year- sports, music concert etc.
  • Represent SAQ in youth forums initiated by the Australian multicultural organisations and other registered Sri Lankan organisations – Brisbane city council youth programmes
  • Promote harmony and develop cross cultural dialogue between different ethnic and multicultural groups in Australia.
  • Initiate SAQ youth own projects and also help Sri Lankan other organisations on special projects in Sri Lanka and Australia. eg During disaster events.
  • Identify and fulfil at least one project to assist Sri Lankans in need of special attention – eg; Donating books for a rural Sri Lankan school library.

SAQ Youth will work together as a team, supporting and encouraging each other to foster an understanding among the group and net work with other youth groups in Queensland, Interstate and globally to develop right skills to be worthy citizens.

SAQY Committee - 2015

Standing Left to Right - Pasan Siriwardene (Committee Member), Anush Jayasekera (Media Coordinator), Venushi Gajaman Arachchige (Committee Member), Vidanage Sasha (Committee Member), Minolee Lakshman (Committee Member), Achira Samaratunga (Events and Cultural Secretary)

Seated Left to Right - Sanduni Kossinna (Secretary), Pamudi Geekiyanage (President), Pavani Wickramasinghe (Treasurer)

..... on the 28th June 2015

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Photos from (L-R) SAQY Commitee with SAQ President(Jayantha Weerasekara) and Patron (Sugee Kannangara), SAQ and SAQY Commitee members, Attendance at the inaugural SAQY general meeting 2015

Hayley Kiata, Community Engagement Manager (Inala Community House), has shown gratitude towards SAQ Youth's performance at the Muliticultural Youth Day, held at the Inala PCYC.

SAQ YOUTH FaceBook Page

SAQ Youth move the world....Discussion for "World youth skills Day" 15th of July... on SBS. click here to listen.