Spice up your weekend

November 13, 2017

Festive: Suresh Jayasundera, Dilrukshi Peiris, Mewan Dissanayake and Panchani Jayatilake are keen to share their culture with others during the upcoming Sri Lankan Night.

A taste of Sri Lankan culture is on offer for those seeking to spice up their weekend.

The Sri Lankan Association of the Goulburn Valley event will include a mix of food, dance and music.

This is the first time the association has organised an event such as this on such a grand scale, with the aim of sharing their culture with others.

Association assistant secretary Mewan Dissanayake said the night would include two main parts — music and dancing.

The association is hoping to attract a crowd of 300 to 350 people.

Dancers from Melbourne are coming across especially for the celebration and there will even be a cooking demonstration for those interested in learning how to make hoppers, which are similar to crepes.

‘‘It’s a grand event, you’ll have music, you’ll have dancing — everything’s there,’’ Mr Dissanayake said.

Association president Suresh Jayasundera said he was looking forward to the event, witha cross-section of the region’s communities invited, so they could come and share in Sri Lanka’s culture together.

Mr Dissanayake said the event would be a one-stop shop for entertainment and food and people were sure to leave with a greater understanding of Sri Lankan culture.

The association is thankful to Greater Shepparton City Council, Moira Shire Council, Strathbogie Shire Council, Campaspe Shire Council and the Victorian Multicultural Commission for their ongoing support in making this event possible.

The Sri Lankan Night will be on Saturday, November 18, at Sir Ian McLennan Sports Centre in Mooroopna from 3.30pm to 8pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for children.

Tickets can be bought at e/sri-lankan-night- shepparton-tickets-38523782671

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