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CUFSAA Newsletter - Vol. 01 - No. 01
May 07, 2016

We can't wait to let you know how the First ever reunion of Colombo University - Faculty of Science Alumni Reunion (TAMASHA 2016) is shaping up. A group of 20 plus volunteers are working hard to make this event slated for Labor day weekend (Sep. 03-04),  at Akbar Banquet Hall in Edison New Jersey  a GRAND SUCCESS!
We are expecting over 250 alumni from USA and Canada to a fun-filled music and dance extravaganza which will be held on Saturday evening! That is not all! A courtyard is setup so you can quietly reminisce with fellow alumni you haven't seen in years. The inaugural general meeting of CUFSAA will be held during a brunch meeting on Sunday Sep 4th. You can visit NY/NJ area for site seeing as well: there are too many attractions to name!
Tickets will go on sale SOON!  Space is limited. Buy early and support the event!
The Faculty of Science, University of Colombo stands to benefit from the proceeds.

TAMASHA 2016 - Venue has Changed!

Due to the overwhelming response from North American Alumni of UofC Science Faculty, we are moving to a location that can accommodate more!

New Location: Akbar Banquet Hall, 21 Cortlandt Street, Edison NJ 08837.

This location has a Quality inn next door (same address) where we have blocked 10 rooms for the night of September 3rd. Please book your rooms asap for a rate of $72.00 plus tax. Ask for sales director, Mrs. Ali. (855) 849-1513. Additional hotels will be blocked. Details will be included in the next newsletter.

See below for an updated flyer.

Did you fill out the Membership Survey?

Even if you can't make it to the reunion events on September 2016, we will keep you posted on what is going on, what activities we are planning, and how you can participate. Let us know your contact information and your plans by filling out the survey!  

Do you have photos to share at the event?

Please send us your photos (especially those which portray campus times) so they can be shared with nostalgia among your colleagues. We plan to include some in the TAMASHA 2016 program. You can email them to or click on the link below and upload it directly. We also plan to use some of these in various audio/visual segments throughout the event. Please share your memories with everyone!

Make sure you have the rights to post the photos and that you are OK with having them viewed in public.

Opportunities to perform at TAMASHA 2016

If you or your loved ones would like to do a song, a short dance, or a brief skit at the reunion on Sep. 3rd, do let us know. We kindly ask you to submit a sample of your work and details for us to review. You may email this information to
We will be in touch if your audition is appropriate for the event and is accepted. 
Thank you!

Recommend a Master of Ceremonies for the event!

Showcase your MC talents in front of your fellow alumni! We are looking for a volunteer to compere the TAMASHA reunion on Sep. 3rd. Let us know a little bit about your experience and yes, do go ahead and submit a sample of your work or an audition tape for review. Our email address again is

News from Colombo – U of C Team wins third place at the International Olympiad in Theoretical Physics

UofC Olympiad Team
A team of fourth year physics undergrads from the Faculty of Science accomplished a truly magnificent international achievement, by emerging third overall, (only behind two teams from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) at the International Olympiad in Theoretical Physics which was held online on the 30th of January 2016.


CUFSAA-NA plans to launch a "Take a Book Program" that we hope to implement with immediate effect to help the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo.

Over the last few years, a few chemistry graduates from the Faculty of Science, University of Toledo shipped a large number of text books to the Chemistry Department. In addition to supplementing the catalogue of the Science Faculty Library, the Chemistry Department has now established its own library with the books we sent. That was the effort of a few individuals. Collectively, we can make a bigger impact and extend this program to help other departments as well. How about carrying a book for the department of your choice when you go to Sri Lanka next? We hope to receive a list of books required by the different departments form the Faculty of Science soon and we will make it available to you. If you are willing to help, please email us at for further information.
In addition to carrying a book (or more if you wish to) when you visit Sri Lanka, we also plan to collect books and ship them to Sri Lanka. Those of us who work in academia have access to many textbooks that are disposed of on a regular basis and they all can be collected and shipped. If you have books that you would like to donate, please ship them to Dr. Saliya de Silva at 393 Valley Road, River Edge, NJ 07661. Alternatively, you can bring them with you when you come to the CUFSAA-NA reunion in New Jersey in September. We will make arrangements to ship them from there.
Thank you for your support for your ALMA MATER!
CUFSAA Reunion 2016 - Updated Flyer
Colombo University Faculty of Science Alumni Association – North America (CUFSAA-NA), a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of New Jersey, is formed exclusively for social, charitable, and educational purposes to foster, maintain and support a mutually beneficial relationship between the alumni of the Colombo University, Faculty of Science living in North America, The University of Colombo, and the community at large.  Join us and support these worthy causes. Send an email to
Copyright © 2016 Colombo University Science Faculty Alumni Association, All rights reserved.

CUFSAA Newsletter Committee
Colombo University Science Faculty Alumni Association
2740 Timberline Drive
Cortland, OH 44410

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