Welcome to the Sri Lankan Muslim Society of Western Australia. The Sri Lankan Muslim Society in an incorporated association of Muslim community of Western Australia, of Sri Lankan origin.
The need for a common, formal representative body for Sri Lankan Muslim ex-pats were realized after the 2004 tsunami disaster that devastated many parts of the world, including Sri Lanka. We needed official recognition for engaging in fund raising activities to help the tsunami victims at the time, as well as engaging with mosques and other communities to be counted as a community with its own identity and needs.
One of the stark realisation at the time was that we, as a community, were not prepared to deal with a death, should it occur to anyone from the community. As a result, SLMSWA was formed in early 2005, as subsequently incorporated, giving it official status.
Initially, the Society organized a Janaza workshop, and we gained a good understanding of the legal and religious aspects of dealing with janazas. Please read the News Letter for more details of the workshop.
In the early days, we wanted to actively engaged in charity collection and distribution, however, due to various reasons, we were only able to do a limited amount of that work, and recently the Society decided not renew the charity collection license.