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USLA Auckland’s Annual Senior Citizens Trip 2023: A Two-Day Extravaganza of Fun and Fellowship 

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Photograph of USLAAuckland's Annual Senior Citizens Trip 2023

The United Sri Lanka Association’s Auckland branch recently treated its senior citizens to a delightful two-day bus trip, marking nearly two decades of this heartwarming tradition. Departing from Mt Albert War Memorial Hall in Auckland, the luxury coach journeyed to the scenic Karakariki Christian Camp near Hamilton, New Zealand.  

The trip included singing, snacks, and laughter, with a picturesque waterfall outing and well-organized games. The highlight was an evening of entertainment and watching the World Cup Rugby finals. Despite a slight delay and an unexpected lunch at the camp courtyard, the trip concluded with gratitude and suggestions for future adventures. 

In 1983, a dedicated group of Sri Lankans founded the United Sri Lanka Association (USLA) in New Zealand with a mission to depict the political reality in Sri Lanka and promote its culture. Achieving legal status in 1998, the Auckland branch has been actively serving the Sri Lankan community. Presently, USLA hosts various events such as Independence Day and Sinhala-Tamil New Year celebrations, musical shows, and talent promotion for the youth. Additionally, they organize language day events, seminars, and contribute to charitable causes in New Zealand and Sri Lanka.  

Beyond this heartwarming excursion, the Auckland branch continues to play a vital role in connecting the Sri Lankan community through various cultural events and community initiatives. With a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1983, USLA’s Auckland branch remains a beacon of unity, cultural preservation, and service to both the local and global Sri Lankan community.  

Image source – SriLankaNZ 

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