Sri Lankan Movie at ANU Kambri Theatre: Bulletproof Children


The second fund raising activity of AAUPCC was a Sri Lankan Movie Showing at Kambri Theatre on the 4th Oct 2023. The Sri Lankan award winning film Bulletproof Children was Screened which provided the community a glimpse of Sri Lankan society, their struggles and their humble humanity amidst of the all the struggles. This event […]

Fund Raiser at the National Multicultural Festival 2023


The first activity of the new committee was organizing the Beer Stall at the Multicultural Festival in Canberra. This was held on 17th, 18th and 19th of February 2023 at Glebe Park in Canberra. This event was a great success, and the new committee would like to extend sincere gratitude to the AAUPCC membership for […]

Progress of the Mental Health Project


Counselling and Psychological Support Unit (CaPSU) was launched 15 months ago, in August 2022 and has since catered to the psychological needs of approximately 900 students of the University of Peradeniya. The unit has 6 counsellors who serve on all 7 days of the week. All 6 counsellors are graduates in Psychology with additional qualifications […]

AAUPCC Scholarship Programme 2023


The AAUP Canberra Chapter sponsored 18 studentships for the year 2023 (representing 2 studentships from each of the 9 faculties). The AAUPCC committee 2023 acknowledges the members for their generous contributions towards this worthy cause. The following is some of the feedback we received from the students, which highlights the severity of the financial constraints […]

Mental Health Programme – 2022


Mental Health Programme – 2022 The mental health among the university students has been simmering for a long time which has become critical, hence needs remedial measures fairly quickly. Deteriorating economic and political situation in Sri Lanka has caused many hardships among the general public living in Sri Lanka. Student population in the schools and […]

Tea/Coffee/Soft Drinks Stall at the New Year Celebration – 2022


New Year Celebration – 2022 As usual, AAUPCC organised a tea/coffee/soft drinks stall for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebration which is a major event for Sri Lankans in Canberra hosted by Australia Sri Lanka Association (ASLA) in ACT. This community event was held on Saturday, 09 April 2022 at Melrose High School, Pearce […]

Wesak Bakthi Gee – 2022


Wesak Bakthi Gee – 2022 AAUPCC members participated at the Wesak celebration on the 7th of May 2022 at Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara Canberra, 30 Jenke Cct, Kambah ACT 2902. Our members helped making some Wesak Lantern and also sang three songs (Bakthi Geetha) at the celebration.

Musical Concert සිත්තම් කරමින් – 2022


Musical Concert සිත්තම් කරමින් – 2022 Due to the Sri Lanka’s worsening economic and political situation, AAUPCC’s assistance is far more needed than ever. Considering this situation, AAUPCC has increased the number of scholarships in 2022. In addition, the Association has initiated mental health assistance programme for needy students in the University of Peradeniya. AAUPCC […]

Family get-together – 2022


Family get-together – 2022 After two years of not meeting due to COVID pandemic, Association’s Annual get-together was held from 29 April to 01 May 2022 at Camp Cottermouth, Cotter Road, Stromlo, ACT 2611. On 29 April 2022 night, current and past committee gathered and enjoyed chats cherishing Pera memories with camp fire. On 30 […]

AAUPCC Scholarships – 2022

Financial hardships can put a lot of strain on students and their education. The Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya Canberra Chapter (AAUPCC) offered 26 scholarships in 2022 with the contribution of direct doners and association fund to help easing some financial burdens. The students were chosen from nine faculties based on the recommendation […]