Tamasha

CUFSAA holds a biennial reunion titled (Tamasha) in conjunction with the CUFSAA a General Meeting of the membership.

The inaugural Tamasha event occurred in 2016 and was repeated in 2018. Following the CDC, and the escalation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak around the world and in the United States, and Canada, the CUFSAA-NA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the scheduled events until 2023.

We will share information about next event including dates, location, and additional details in the near future.

Please visit this page again for updated information.

Thank you!

Here are some information about our past events:

01. TAMASHA 2018 – Second get-together was held on May 26-27, 2018 (Memorial Day Weekend) at Cleveland, Ohio

Location:
LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility (http://www.lacentre.com/)
25777 Detroit Road, Westlake, OH 44145
(440) 250 2000
The Reunion Dinner Dance was on Saturday May 26th 2018 from 5:30pm – 1:30am.
The Sunday Brunch (May 27, 2018) was also be held at LaCentre Conference and
Banquet Facility from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Event Program

May 26, 2018 (Saturday)
4:00pm – onward: Guest Registration
4:30pm – 5:30pm: CUFSAA Annual General Meeting (All are welcome, only members can vote)
5:30pm – 7:00pm: Cocktails
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Opening Ceremony (Official start of Tamasha) and Cultural Show
8:00pm – 1:30am: Dinner, Dance
featuring Sri Lankan Live Band (Araliya) with Guest Artist Desmond Rodrigo.

May 27, 2018 (Sunday)

10:00am – 11:30am: Premier Movie screening, “The Letter” produced by Sumedha Jayasena
11:30am – 2:00pm: Brunch

The Letter is a movie produced by Sumedha Jayasena and directed by Isuru Weerasinghe Mudali staring Mano Abesiriwardana and Madara Jayasena. It has Sinhala and Tamil dialogue with subtitles in English as well as Sinhala and Tamil. This film was nominated in the Colombo International Film festival in 2014 and was screened once in the festival at the Regal Theater. It also got pre-selected in the Toronto International Film Festival 2018. “The Letter” will be screened in Sri Lanka in late February 2018 in the theater circuit belonging to the National Film Corporation. Logline: An unexplained connection between a soldier and a village girl break barriers of cultural conflict in the midst of a brutal civil war, resulting in unforeseen consequences for everyone involved.


Both events were HUGE successes!

Please look below for event photos, program, souvenir, and other event related information.

  1. Tamasha 2018 – Official Program
  2. Tamasha 2018 – Event Flyer
  3. Download Tamasha 2018 – Souvenir Issue Warning! This is a LARGE File and is more than 68 MB. Download with caution.
  4. Tamasha 2018 – Photos from the Event

There were over 200 University of Colombo, Science Faculty Graduates, Alumni, Staff, and well-wishers in attendance and they traveled from all over the US and Canada to attend this reunion EVENT!

CUFSAA Executive Committee 2018
Tamasha 2018 Organizing Committee

02. TAMASHA 2016 – Inaugural get-together (Tamasha 2016) on September 03, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend) AT New Jersey

The United States and Canada are huge countries where vast distances separate our Alumni scattered in different states and provinces. Gathering these alumni who lead busy lives together was a difficult task but was the culmination of a dream that our patron Prof. LMV Tillekeratne had for a long time. A small group of dedicated volunteers met almost every week via Skype meetings and put together Tamasha 2016 , and as you read this, will appreciate as a simply worthwhile effort. All our committee members scattered around North America pulled together their combined volunteer effort, knowing very well that this will signal the beginning of a simply marvelous idea named CUFSAA which is poised to make huge contributions to our Alma Mater.

Our Inaugural get-together (Tamasha 2016) was held on September 03, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend) at Akbar Banquet Hall, 21 Cortlandt Street, Edison NJ 08837. (http://www.akbarrestaurant.com/) We also held a brunch/inaugural meeting of CUFSAA on September 04, 2016. Both events were HUGE successes!

There were over 250 University of Colombo, Science Faculty Graduates, Alumni, Staff, and well-wishers in attendance and they traveled from all over the US and Canada to attend this historic EVENT!


Please look below for event photos, program, souvenir, and other event related information.

  1. Tamasha 2016 – Official Program
  2. Tamasha 2016 – Event Flyer
  3. Download Tamasha 2016 – Souvenir Issue Warning! This is a LARGE File and is more than 35 MB. Download with caution.
  4. Inaugural Tamasha 2016 – Photos from the Event
  5. Inaugural CUFSAA Brunch/Meeting- Photos from the Event
Tamasha 2016 Organizing Committee
Tamasha 2016 Organizing Committee