Welcome to Austra-Lanka Muslim Association (ALMA)
Austra-Lanka Muslim Association (ALMA) is incorporated as a not-for-profit community organisation in New South Wales, Australia. It was founded in 1992 by a few Muslims of Sri Lankan background whose initial motive was to provide a common platform to bring together the increasing number of Sri Lankan Muslims arriving in Australia.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe and several cabinet ministers are currently in Australia on a state visit. The Prime Minister of Australia Hon. Malcolm Turnbull hosted a reception in honour of Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prof. Maithree Wickramasinghe, at the Parliament House in Canberra on 14 February 2017.
Since ALMA is a recognised Sri Lankan community organisation in Australia, ALMA President Rafi Mubarak and Secretary Feroze Razik were invited to attend this occasion.
The Prime Minister's visit also marks the 70 years of bilateral diplomatic relationship between Sri Lanka and Australia.
Among other guests, there were many Australian government ministers, MPs and diplomats present at this occasion. Another significance of this event was the presence of the Sri Lankan national cricket team and the Australian Prime Minister's XI cricket team.
On the request of Sri Lankan consulate General's Office in Sydney organised a religious observance / Dua Session in order to mark the 2nd Anniversary of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena in office and the 'National Integration and Reconciliation' week (8th Jan - 14th Jan).
This event was held at Auburn Gallipoli Mosque, Auburn (Sydney) on Sunday, 8th January 2017. Sri Lankan Consul General in Sydney, Mr Lal Wickrematunge and his staff members along with several members graced the occasion.
On the invitation of the leader of the opposition (Parliament of NSW) and MP for Auburn, Hon Luke Foley, ALMA’s liaison officer Abdul Gafoor attended an Iftar function on 17th June 2016. Number of dignitaries including Grand Mufti of Australia, state and federal politicians, Islamic scholars, community leaders, leading school principals were among the invited guests.
Br Mohammed Mukim Khan of iCharity, a charity organisation who provide assistance to poor and the needy people in more than 20 countries, came forward and gave a generous donation to ALMA’s Sri Lanka Flood Relief Fund.
During the month of Ramadan ALMA’s annual fundraising event for Serendib Educational Foundation (SEF) scholarship programme for Sri Lanka’s needy and poor students took place successfully witnessing an enthusiastic participation and generous pledges of donations by our brothers and sisters. This fundraising is carried out in partnership with Human Appeal International to channel the funds through to SEF who carry out the ground work to identify the needy students and disburse funds to selected students.