Performance for Peace – Reflections and Prayer in Unity and Hope


Rev John Whitaker, Jason Kouchak and Dr Zimar Sivardeen In May, BRISLA organised the Performance for Peace: Reflections and Prayer in Unity and Hope at St Mary’s Church, Putney following the tragic events in Easter in Sri Lanka. The event, organised in co-ordination with leading international musician Jason Kouchak and friends, provided an environment to … Continue reading Performance for Peace – Reflections and Prayer in Unity and Hope

Message from BRISLA following the tragic Easter Sunday events in Sri Lanka


We express our sadness at the acts of barbarity in Sri Lanka during the holy Easter Sunday.  We would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to all those affected; worshippers of Christian faith during the holy Easter weekend, and individuals and families – both local and from overseas, who lost their lives. Our … Continue reading Message from BRISLA following the tragic Easter Sunday events in Sri Lanka

BRISLA Awards 2018 – Winners Announced


The BRISLA Awards celebrates local champions who embody BRISLA’s mission to achieve a cohesive, fair and prosperous society. Those shortlisted ahead of the evening were able to demonstrate to BRISLA how they had excelled in this quest and rightly earned their right to attend the prestigious awards thanks to their fantastic work within their own … Continue reading BRISLA Awards 2018 – Winners Announced

BRISLA Celebrate Commonwealth Unity With Lunch and An Inspiring Speech


British Sri Lankan Association (BRISLA) chairman Dr Zimar Sivardeen delivered a rousing speech celebrating the unity and diversity of the Commonwealth to distinguished guests at a big luncheon held in London this week. The event, which took place at the Millennium Hotel in Knightsbridge on Wednesday 11 April, brought together senior figures to highlight the … Continue reading BRISLA Celebrate Commonwealth Unity With Lunch and An Inspiring Speech

2017 BRISLA Awards – The Winners Announced


Leading figures in the British Sri Lankan community were recognised for their hard work at the annual BRISLA Awards earlier this month. The annual celebration, in its third year was sponsored by Specsavers and Sri Lankan Airlines and held at the historical Lord’s Cricket Ground. We had a great night proudly celebrating the achievements of … Continue reading 2017 BRISLA Awards – The Winners Announced

Sri Lankan Sinhalese and Tamil New Year’s Celebrations.


Last month, BRISLA joined the local Harrow community to celebrate the Sri Lankan Sinhalese and Tamil New Year. It was a beautiful day that was enjoyed by all who where lucky enough to be a part of the celebrations, and our President and Chairman, Dr Zimar Sivardeen, was honoured to be there and represent BRISLA … Continue reading Sri Lankan Sinhalese and Tamil New Year’s Celebrations.

BRISLA Mercantile Trip to Sri Lanka


Last month, BRISLA was incredibly proud to be able to facilitate their inaugural mercantile trip to Sri Lanka, and we’re very pleased to report that it was a huge success on all fronts. 

The 2016 BRISLA Awards


Well it’s been a long time – and a lot of hard work – in the making, but last weekend saw the return of the annual BRISLA Awards, and this year the show was even bigger and better than last time. 

Introducing Our New Committee


There’s been a lot going on here at the British Sri Lankan Association in recent months – we’ve been busy organising the forthcoming BRISLA Awards for one, and arranging the upcoming British trade mission to Sri Lanka for another – but there have also been one or two changes closer to home too, the biggest … Continue reading Introducing Our New Committee