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Sri Lanka America Association Notice of 48th Annual General Meeting

Mar 21, 2021
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Notice of Annual General Meeting

This is to inform you that the 48th Annual General Meeting [AGM] will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at noon at the residence of Past President Senani Abeyagoonasekera located at Hidden Lake, 8395 Sedan Ave, West Hills, CA 91304.

The outdoor AGM will be conducted to the order and compliance set out by the Los Angeles County for the Personal Protection Measures as listed below.

v Correctly wear a cloth face covering to prevent disease spread, when outside your home and around others that are not part of your household.

v Avoid confined spaces – Actively stay away from indoor spaces that don’t allow for the easy distancing of at least 6ft between you and others.

v Avoid close contact – Stay at least 6 feet away (3 or more adult steps) from all other people who are not part of your household, especially while talking, eating, and drinking.

v Wash or sanitize your hands often.
v Clean frequently touched items regularly.
v If you are sick, or you have been in contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19 stay home, and away from others.

The agenda of the AGM is as follows.

v Reading and adoption of the Minutes of the last AGM held on October 24, 2020, at 26857 Wyatt Lane, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381.

v View and discussion on the reports submitted by the Secretary and the Treasurer for the fiscal year 2020.

v Any other business of which notices have been given.
v Appreciation to the outgoing President Sondra Wise Kumaraperu.
v Oath taking ceremony to the incoming President.
v Group Picture.
v No unscheduled business will be entertained at this meeting.

Only the Corporate and Life Members of the Association are eligible to make nominations (sign nomination forms) or accept a nomination. A nomination for the position of Member or Office Bearer of the Executive Committee must be supported and signed by two members who are not the nominee.

A nominee for the position of President or office bearer of the Executive Committee must accept the nomination by signing the acceptance clause on the nomination form.

If there are contested positions, nominees may be required to provide up to a 500-word statement before the AGM, for circulation to the membership in attendance at the AGM. Under these circumstances, nominees will also be provided with an opportunity to briefly address the AGM.

Only the Corporate Financial Members, Life Members and their Families (Spouse and Children between the ages of 18 and 26 years) in good standing of the Association will have voting rights.

Nominations close14 days before the AGM [i.e. on or before April 10, 2021], and the nomination forms must be returned to the Secretary of the Association by email [].

An authentic Sri Lankan lunch will be served along with the cocktail after the adjournment of the meeting.

Please RSVP on or before Wednesday, April 21, 2021, to organize the event efficiently and effectively.

Founding President
Jayam Rutnam

Office Bearers 2020/21

Sondra Wise Kumaraperu
Tel: 818-231-5605

Vice President
Sujeewa Kariyakarawana
Tel: 310-431-5666

Shanmuganthan Vaithilingam
Tel: 213-399-8964
Arjuna Dominic
Tel: 818-723-5296

Immediate Past President
Seruk Indika Pilanamanage
Tel: 818-984-7763

Executive Committee

Dushantha Kurera
Senani Abeyagoonasekera
Sarath Goonetilleke
Mangala Jayakody
Ardni Pelpola
Mano Cabral
Sangeetha Kariyakarawana
Indu Wickramasuriya
Aruna Krishantha
Jude Abeygunaratne
Nedra Abeygunaratne
Samantha Kurera
Trevine Berty Fernando
Charmaine Raffel
Kaushika Geethani
Leslie Thomas
Nadhini Silva
Shirlene Fernando

Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California
A California 501 [c] [3] Non-Profit Organization, founded in 1973

For more information call:
Shanmuganathan Vaithilingam
Tel: 213-399-8964

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