The Sri Lanka Association of New England (#SLANE) seeks to foster friendship, goodwill, peace and unity among all Sri Lankans here in New England. We are shocked and saddened about the attacks in Sri Lanka and especially at churches during Easter services and during breakfast at 3 hotels in Colombo.

As a community we offer our support to everyone affected. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families who suffered losses – including the American lives lost – as well as those injured and recovering. SLANE will continue to strive for a unified Sri Lanka and peace going forward.

United, we are strong!

#SLANE #peaceonearth #prayforsrilanka #srilanka

Ashley Mahanama (slanetreasurer@gmail.com)
Ajitha Hemaratne (hemaratne@msn.com)


Media Advisory 4/25/29- Remembering Sri Lanka: An Interfaith Vigil in Boston

April 23, 2019
Responding to terror in Sri Lanka and the killing of over 320 people, the Sri Lanka Association of New England and the Massachusetts Council of Churches will gather for #RememberingSriLanka : An Interfaith Vigil in Boston Thursday April 25, 2019, 6pm. Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common.

Who we are..

The Sri Lanka Association of New England (SLANE) – 501© 3 organization EIN # 81- 2280947, was formed by about 50 Sri Lankans at the inaugural meeting held on September 26, 1998 at St. Peter’s parish hall, Cambridge, MA. Currently, our association is open to all Sri Lankans and friends of Sri Lankans living in New England. [Read more..]

Past Events

SLANE Winter Ball 2019 was held on February 9, 2019 at the DoubleTree Hilton in Westborough, MA.


Summer Outing 2017


Do You Know Contest – Guide

Politics / Government

1. Who is the 1st woman Prime Minister in Sri Lanka? Sirimavo Bandaranayake
2. Who is the current president of Sri Lanka? Maithripala Sirisena
3. Who is the 1st executive president of Sri Lanka? J.R. Jayawardana

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Discover Sri Lanka 2017


Discover Sri Lanka 2016
SLANE Winter Ball 2016
Discover Sri Lanka 2015

Discover Sri Lanka 2015

The Discover Sri Lanka is an annual program for our children to learn their heritage in a fun an exciting manner. All of us who are far from Sri Lanka are naturally challenged to share the traditions and the exciting elements of our culture with our next generation. Discover Sri Lanka is an event designed by the younger leaders in our Sri Lankan community for the younger Sri Lankan community. Your children’s participation will not only help them learn about Sri Lanka, but also expose them and inspire them towards the fine leadership skills of our youth who are taking the lead in pulling this nice event together.

Winter Ball 2015

Winter Ball 2015

SLANE committee has been busy planning to bring Winter Ball 2015.  See details in the attached flyer.  Hopefully, you saved the date!   Please note that the seating is limited to 160 people and you are advised to purchase tickets in advance and yes, we now accept credit cards for your convenience.  Be advised that this WILL be an evening to remember and we will start on time.  Get your dancing shoes ready and see you there! Let’s Party!