Welcome to the Western Australia-Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Association, Inc.

“Unity through Diversity”

WASLA WASLA was founded in 1971 by a group of early Sri Lankan migrants. The Association was Incorporated in 1973 It’s first President was the late Mr. Charles Oorloff who was a lawyer with the Crown Law Department. Sixteen others have held the office of
President since (some of them more than once) and four of them have been female. The current President is Ranjith Ratnayake.

A President holds office for a maximum of two continuous years but may be re-elected for further terms at a later date. The present general membership is approximately 390 and is comprised mostly of expatriates.

The financial year of the Association corresponds with the national financial year (July – June) and the Annual Accounts are audited. The Association’s location is 18 Kent Street, Victoria Park (where it rents space and storage from the Vic Park Bowling Club) The PO Box address is Box 2237, Malaga, Perth WA 6944.

Today WASLA functions mainly as a Social Organisation to serve the needs and demands of the expatriate Sri Lankan community in Perth. WASLA also contributes to local and Sri Lankan approved charities.