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.
The Cricket tournament organised by ALMA making their 25th Anniversary Celebrations ended on a very high note of success. 12 Teams participated and after a nail biting semi-finals, Six Hearts became the clear winners on the day.
ALMA's Flood Relief donations being put to good use by identifying the non-food related needs of the affected people. Alhamdulillah, our partners MFCD-Sri Lanka did a great job in executing this project.
On the 19th of October 2016, MFCD organised a humanitarian programme to provide Non Food Relief Items (NFRI) to the flood affected people from Kolannawa D S Division. “Help the victims of floods in Sri Lanka 2016” was the theme of the event. More than 78 persons were benefited through this philanthropic project which was funded by Austra Lanka Muslim Association (ALMA). During the event key note address was delivered by Mr. Hanan Hussain the president of MFCD. The programme was organized at at Al Hidaya Maha Vidyala – Colombo -10.
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.
ALMA had its first (of the four) Ifthars this Ramadan on 11th June 2016 at Auburn Town Hall. Alhamdulillah, over 400 people were estimated to be present. An inspiring speech was delivered by Zac Matthews (Dr Zachariah Matthews) soon after Magrib prayers.
ALMA had the opportunity to launch the much awaited JANAZA fund and introduce the Janaza Subcommittee on that night. Alhamdulillah, over 75 family and individual members were signed up for this programme immediately. Members were also generous enough to contribute to the annual dry-rations project - the funds of which will be sent to Sri Lanka and distributed among poor and needy families in various parts of Sri Lanka next week Insha Allah.