Nov 24:Founders Day Alms Giving



Sep 25: Blessing for the new committee

The Association will start the new year, with a special Bodhi Pujawa, at the Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre(Dandenong Temple).

All are welcome to attend the Bodhi Pujawa, this Wednesday 25th September at 7.00 p.m., to partake in the religious ceremony, and invoke blessings for a successful year.

Looking forward to your presence and blessings, at the temple.

It would be much appreciate if you could bring flowers and “gilan pasa” to be offered at the temple.

Date: 25th of September 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: Please be there by 7.00pm
Venue:  Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre(Dandenong Temple), 43,Hemmings Street, Dandenong, VIC 3175

Bodhi Pujawa 2015Click the picture to view Bodhi Pujawa(2015) Photo Album

Sep 21 : AGM

The Annual General Meeting for the year 2019/2020 will be held on Saturday the 21st of September. 

The details of the AGM are as follows,

Date: Saturday, 21st September, 2019
Time:    The function starts at 7:00pm with the AGM official proceedings scheduled to start at 8:00pm

Kentro Cafe, 27 – 29 Eaton Mall, Oakleigh, 3166

As per Rule 15 of the OAAV Constitution, the members who are proposing and seconding and the nominees must be financial members of the Association and all nominations must be sent to the Secretary to the address given below at least 14 days before the date of the Annual General Meeting.

The formalities will be followed by a social event consisting of dinner and entertainment. Please RSVP by DATE to confirm whether you will be attending the AGM only or AGM and Dinner for catering purposes. The cost of the dinner will be $25

For further information, please contact Panitha Perera or any OBA committee members

Annual General Meeting 2016Click the picture to view AGM (2016) Photo Album


July 27: Maroons NightSold out

OAAV is proudly presenting its flagship event the "Maroons Night 2019" on the 27th July at the Springvale Town Hall.

We are celebrating our 24th anniversary this year and we wish to cordially invite you to join us at our annual dinner dance.

Date 27th July 2019 (Saturday)
Time 7.00pm to 1.00am
Venue Springvale Town Hall, 397-405 Springvale Road, Springvale

"TANTRA" and guest artist from Sri Lanka, Ms. Natasha Rathnayake with DJs Warren & Naana

Catering Tantalising buffet by 'WSC Creative Catering'
Price $ 95.00

Ladies - After Five
Gentlemen - Lounge

Drinks Complementary Soft Drinks, Wine and a bottle of Premium Scotch per table of 10

Please contact Gamini, Kapila or any OBA committee members for more information.

2019 Dinner Dance

June 16: Poson Sil and meditation program

The OAAV kindly invites you to participate in the Poson Sil and meditation program at Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre in Cranbourne during this Poson season

The religious program is a whole day event held on Sunday the 16th June commencing at 8.15am. The OAAV will be providing alms for the priests and the participants of the Sil and meditation program.

Food and drinks for the day will be prepared and catered. We kindly request your participation to this program and if you wish, your contribution towards the cost of food and drinks for the day and the Pirikara to the priests. We also appreciate your assistance in serving the food to the Priests and participants of the Sil and meditation program.

We would appreciate your participation and contribution to this meritorious act.

Date: Sunday, 16th June 2019

Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre (Cranbourne Temple),
1240 Western Port Highway Cranbourne.   


8.15am – 5.00pm

If you are interested in participating in the programs or undertaking any of the meritorious deeds please contact Gayan (, Gamini (, or any OBA committee members.

March 10: Battle of the Maroons 2019

The annual Battle Of The Maroons encounter will be held on Sunday 10th of March 2019. This is an exciting game of cricket, and a great opportunity for catching up with friends in the spirit of the "Big Match”. Hope to see you all at the match. Please see below for details.

Date: Sunday 10th March 2019
Location: Dandenong Show Grounds, Bennet Street, Dandenong

10:30am onwards

Highlights :
• Battle Of The Maroons 2019 ( T20 Cricket Match)
• Rugby 7s Match
• Over 40’s Cricket Match
• Kids Cricket Match
• Brothers Tent
• Melbourne Lions Papare Band
• DJ Rush
• Twizt Food truck
• Jumping Castle and Face Painting (From 1pm – 3pm)

For further information, please contact Gamini, Dushan or any OBA committee members

Available T-shirt sizes

Only a limited number of t-shirts (S / M / L / XL / XXL / 3XL / 4XL) available. We are taking pre- orders now. Please contact Druthika Niyathapala on 0423 140 244 for pre orders

Battle of the Maroons 2019

Feb 24: Film - Udumbara

Old Anandians Association of Victoria is proudly presenting the Sinhala movie “UDUMBARA” a movie revolving around an ambitious man who is determined to achieve his dreams despite the challenges that life offers him. This inspirational movie has a star-studded cast, including the likes of Jackson Anthony, Janaka Kumbukage , Sarath Kothalawala and Hirunika Premachandra. The movie screening will be held on Sunday 24th February 2019 at Monash Cinema, Clayton. We will be hosting 3 sessions on the day. Details are as follows.

Date: 24th February (Sunday) 2019
Session Times:    1.00pm, 3.30pm and 6.30pm
Venue: Monash Union Cinema, Monash University, 131, Wellington Road, Clayton
Show times:

1.00 PM - $20 per person 
3.30 PM - $20 per person 
6.30 PM - $25 per person 

Visit the link for the movie trailer:

Please contact Gamini (0416 107 920), Tyrone (0417 382 660)  at your earliest convenience the number of tickets you would like for the show of your choice. 

For further information, please contact any OBA committee members

Part of the funds will be allocated to a key project that we are involved this year with the aim of addressing a real-life issue in Sri Lanka. OAAV is currently working with the R&D division of Sri Lanka Army, who are implementing an Elephant Repelling Light Array System to deter and repel Elephants from wondering into human habitats. This initiative is run with the objective of protecting wildlife and humans and we believe it will be a unique, viable project. We have already successfully completed Phase 1 of this project by partially protecting a village named Pulugasdeniya in Polonnaruwa, and hope to extend this even further. Any donations will be greatly appreciated and it would help to contribute towards a worthy cause.

UDUMBARA 3ZZZ RADIO INTERVIEW (Listen to Gamini and Tyrone talk about the elephant project and the Udumbara movie screening at the recent 3ZZZ radio interview in Melbourne)


Please refer below link for bookings on your favorite onlline media platform for all Sri Lankan events .

Jan 6: Sri Lankan Cricket Carnival 

Our boys are taking part in the Sri Lankan Cricket Carnival this Sunday 6th January, along wth 31 other teams at the Sweeney reserve, Narre Warren. The event starts from 8:00am.

Date: 6th January (Sunday) 
Time:    Starts from 8:00am

Sweeney reserve, Narre Warren

Come and enjoy some exciting cricket, good music and great Sri Lankan street food while supporting our Ananda team at this mega event. 

Cricket Carnival 2019


Dec 8: Christmas party and Family night

Our annual Christmas party and Family night will be held on Saturday 8th December 2018. Bring your families and friends to join an enjoyable evening for the kids and adults in the company of Sergei the magician, a special visit from Santa and live music by “Hurricane”.

If you would like Santa to present your kids with a small gift, please remember to bring your wrapped gift for your child (with their name on it) and hand it over to one of Santa’s helpers, so Santa will make sure to deliver it to them.

Following are the details of the event:

Date: 08th December 2018 (Saturday) 
Time:    7:30 pm onwards

Holy Family Parish Hall, 236 Stephensons Road, Mount Waverley

Dinner: Buffet from “Westall Spice Café”
Price: Adults - $25
Children (5 yrs – 12 yrs) - $15 
Children (Under 5) - Free
Drinks: BYO

Please advise Tyrone (0417 382 660) or Gamini (0416 107 920) the number of tickets required before Monday 30th November.  We need to know the
number of adults and number of children (both paying and free) for catering purposes. Look forward to hearing from you soon

2018 Christmas party and Family night

Nov 24: Founders Day Alms Giving

Our first major OAAV event for the year is the Annual Alms Giving, to commemorate the Founding Fathers of Ananda College. As a tradition, we have continued and celebrated this event for many years. This year too, we are happy and proud to celebrate this great event.

Date: 24th of November 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 9.00am onwards
Venue:  Dhammadeepa Meditation Centre (Dandenong)
43 Hemmings Street, Dandenong.

We would love to see you and your family members participate in this meritorious event. Your generous contribution and active participation is solicited. It would also be much appreciated if you could assist in any way with the dane menu by undertaking to provide any of the listed menu items and/or wish to offer a pirikara to the priest, and/or a donation to the temple.

If you are able to participate in this meritorious event and prepare any food items, please contact Gamini (, Gayan ( or any OBA committee members.

Your generous contribution and active participation is sincerely appreciated.

Founders Day Alms Giving 2016Click the picture to view Founders Day Alms giving (2016) Photo Album

We invite you to attend our events. Our members are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the organization and how you can join. Prospective members are welcome to learn more about us by attending an event.