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Our Memories.


Grizzly
Hotel Sign
Beetle
Banjo Player
Coffee Cup
Farmerboy
Judah
Embossed Paper
Grizzly
Hotel Sign
Beetle
Banjo Player
Coffee Cup
Farmerboy
Judah
Embossed Paper
Grizzly
Hotel Sign
Beetle
Banjo Player
Coffee Cup
Farmerboy
Judah
Embossed Paper

Our Committee.


President

President : RajeendraPemathilaka.

Email : rajee@iastate.edu

Major : Mechanical Engineering Senior

Home town : Galle

President

Vice President :VarthulaJayasekera.

Email :varthula@iastate.edu

Major : Industrial Engineering Senior

Home town : Colombo

President

Secretary : Steven De Alwis

Email : sdealwis@iastate.edu

Major : Mechanical Engineering Sophomore

Home town : Kandy

President

Treasurer : Nipun Dayanath.

Email : nipun@iastate.edu

Major : Mechanical Engineering Sophomore

Home town : Kegalle

Members

Amila Dias Avinash Sooriyarachchi Chamara Heenatigala
Chamika Hippola Chamila Thilakaratne Dinith Fernando
Gayan Abeykoon Gp De Silva Hansini Munasinghe
Hasitha Seneviratne Ishan Galbokka Hewage Keembiyage Somaratna
Kokulapalan Wimalanathan Lakmini Widanapathirana Lakshmi Attigala
Mervyn Marasinghe Migara Perera Natasha Gunasekara
Nilwala Abeysekara Nimanthi Atukorala Nuwan Desilva
Omer Shafraz Rajeendra Pemathilaka Rawini D-Mudiyanselage
Roshan Gunasekara Sahan Fernando Sameera Jayathilaka
Sarini Mapalagama Shalika Khindurangala Sumudu Leelananda
Pahalawattage Perera Purnima Ruberu Rumesh Piyasinghe
Thilina Ratnayake Udhara Kaluarachchi Umayangani Wanninayake
Uvini Mapalagama Varthula De Silva Jayasekera Vijitha Silva
Wageesha Jayasekara Achila Jayasuriya

Who Are We.


Established in 1983, the Sri Lankan Students' Association (SLSA) aims to represent Sri Lankan students and the Sri Lankan community at the Iowa State University and in Ames, Iowa.

We organize cultural programs and activities with the assistance of ISU International Students' Council to help share the gems of Sri Lankan culture and heritage with fellow ISU students and Ames community. We also host regular social events to foster and promote friendship among Sri Lankan students and the Sri Lankan community in Ames.

The Sri Lankan Student Association (SLSA) is open to registered students at Iowa State and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, marital status, disability or status as a U.S. Veteran.

Developing Team.


WAVE SOLUTIONS

Sachitha Dilshan

Software Engineer

Yasintha Dilhan

Software Engineer

Our Country.


Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean is located to the South of the Indian subcontinent. It lies between 5 55’ and 9 55’ North of the equator and between the Eastern longitudes 79 42’ and 81 52. The total land area is 65,610 sq km and is astonishingly varied. A length of 445 km and breadth of 225 km encompasses beautiful tropical beaches, verdant vegetation, ancient monuments and a thousand delights to please all tastes. The relief features of the island consist of a mountainous mass somewhat south of the centre, with height exceeding 2,500 meters, surrounded by broad plains. Palm fringed beaches surround the island and the sea temperature rarely fall below 27 C.

Climate and Seasons

Only 640km North of the equator, Sri Lanka’s tropical climate shows little seasonal variation in temperature. Around the coasts, temperatures hover between 26 C and 28 C, with a mean temperature in the capital of 27.5C inland, however, average temperatures are very much cooler.

History

The Ancient history of Sri Lanka begins with the gradual onset of historical records in the final centuries B.C., ending the prehistoric period. According to the Mahavamsa, the original inhabitants of Sri Lanka are the Yakshas and northern Naga tribes. Sinhalese history traditionally starts in 543 B.C. at the arrival of Prince Vijaya, a semi-legendary king who was banished from the Indian subcontinent with his 700 followers, and is recorded in the Mahavamsa chronicle.

Music and Dancing

Music and Dancing in Sri Lanka are still closely tied up with religious ritual. Kandy or ‘high country’ dance has evolved from village dances performed by the complex rhythms of several drummers who use a percussion instrument called the ‘gatabere’ – a wooden drum with leather heads of monkey skin at one end and cow-hide at the other, which make contrasting tones.

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