The Sri Lanka Canada Association for the Atlantic Region has organized a series of Candle Light Vigils including in the city of Truro, Halifax and Charlettown

April, 2019

Sri Lankan Canadians in Atlantic provinces are in a state of shock and mourning after the tragedy which occurred in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

To commemorate the victims of this tragedy, the SLCAAR has organized a series of Candle Light Vigils in three different cities in maritime region.

  • The Halifax Vigil was held on Tuesday, April 23rd 2019 @ 7 pm. to 8.30pm at Victoria Park, Halifax. (

  • The Truro Vigil was held on Wednesday, April 24th 2019 @ 7 pm. to 8.30 pm at Outside the public library. 

  • The Charlottetown Vigil was held on Tuesday, April 23rd 2019, 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm at  Maritime Christian College, Charlottetown

SLCAAR also conducted public awareness through number of ​media interviews. Please see click on below link for more information


Star Halifax

Global news

CTV News

Chronicle Herald

Dr. Wimal Rankaduwa was recognized and honored as the one of most inspiring immigrants in our community by the TOP 25 IMMIGRANTS IN THE MARITIME initiative. 

December, 2018

Dr. Wimal Rankaduwa is resident in Nova Scotia and Professor at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) where he also served on the Board of Governors, and the Senate for several years. He is also adjacent at the Saint Mary’s University (SMU) and Dalhousie University (DAL).