Pictures by Asanka Hemachandra
SERENITY in partnership with four UK based Sri Lankan charities is organising the UK’s first ever Sri Lankan multicultural sports and family fun day held on Sunday 7 June 2015 at Northwood Football Grounds. Event started with 7-a-side Football tournament, followed by Netball for ladies and Elle (Sri Lankan style baseball) tournaments.
Not forgetting teenagers and younger children, the festival will also had a number of competitive games for young people as well as a large kiddies’ corner with bouncy castles (different types), slides, face painters, henna artists and lots more!
Serenity is a not-for-profit organisation based in the UK,focussed onencouraging cultural interaction and peaceful coexistence among Sri Lankans at home and abroad.Serenity recognizes the importance of promoting peace,happiness and prosperityin the island of Sri Lanka.
It is inspiring that the UK Sri Lankan community has come together to celebrate the diversity of Sri Lanka. This is a great initiative which would not have been possible without the support of the multi-faith groups and other local organisations. It is hopedthat this is the first of what will become a series of events for SERENITY.
Vision & Mission Statements of Serenity:
Vision Statement: A vibrant Sri Lankan culture that celebrates diversity in people
Mission Statement:To strive for excellence, revere our forefathers, enlighten our fellow countrymen towards tolerance and navigate our future through the talent of our youth
Serenityis working in partnership with the following four UK charities:
– Sri Lanka Islamic Association (SLIA)
– AthulaDassana Multicultural Buddhist Community Centre
– V4U (UK)
– Sri Lanka Christian Association