About OAAJ

Old Anandian Association in Japan

In Japan, our members face difficulties to find time and ends but they have done the most possible towards Ananda OBA Japan.
In the first instance, our objectives were to,

(a) To Strengthen And Contribute for Activities of the College.
(b) Promote Relationships with old Anandian Groups.
(c) Social Support to Old Anandians in Japan.
Were we have achieved most of our targets while going beyond to new schemes as well.
With Anandians leading in all platforms in Sri Lankan society we have managed to sail independently to meet our objectives.

Volunteer Organization

Objectives:
(a) To Strengthen And Contribute for Activities of the College.
(b) Promote Relationships with old Anandian Groups.
(c) Social Support to Old Anandians in Japan.

History
2007/2008
2007.02 Formed & registered as affiliate group under the main OBA.
2007.03.16 First Meeting was held at Yokohama and the Appointed Steering Committee under
the Hon. President Mr. Dhammika Gunasekara
2007.04.15 New Year Festival
2007.06 Sri Lanka Festival and OAAJ hold the awareness Campaign.
6/29 met Hon. Minister of Foreign Affair Mr. Rohitha Bogollagama.
7/5 Prize Giving 2006
9/10 Launch the Website.
9/18 Meet Hon. Minister Rajitha Senarathna
2008.03.13 OBA President Mr. Isuru Samarasinghe’s visit and donated a multimedia projector to the OBA.
AGM

2008/2009
6/1 Book donation to the Japanese Language Students
7/14 Our Member Mr. Saman Gunawardena won the speech contest organized by the
Japanese Language Institute, Kansai at Saitama
6/20 prize Giving 2007
12/14 Year End Party
AGM

2009/2010
New Japanese Teacher
4/22-23 Provide Learning Kits to the College Japanese Class Room
Prize giving 2008
1/1 Bodhi Pooja pinkama at Hachioji Temple and AGM

2010/2011
5/9 Wesak Festival
10/14 Prize Giving 2009
Year-End Party
Book Donation to the College Students
AGM

2011/2012
4/6 Meeting with the New Ambassador Old Anandian Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda
9/3 Annual Trip to Gotemba
9/9 Dinner with BNS and Jananath Warakagoda
Promotional Campaign at the Sri Lanka Festival
Prize Giving 2010
10/8 BBQ Party at Atsugi
10/22 Olcot Memorial Alms Giving at Hachioji Temple
Book Donation to the College
12/10 Year End Party at Tokyo
AGM

2012/2013
New year festival at Tsukuba
9/1-2 Annual Trip at Kawaguchi ko
9/16 send off Party to the Mr. Pasan Fernando
Prize Giving 2011
11/17 Olcot Memorial Alms Giving at Hachioji Temple
12/15 Year End Party
1/1 New Year Day program at Hachioji Temple
AGM

2013/2014
9/7-8 Annual Summer Trip at Chiba
Prize Giving 2012
Olcot Memorial Alms Giving at Hachioji Temple
Year-End Party and Get to Gather at Yokohama
AGM

2014/2015
5/3 Cricket Tournament
9/6-7 Annual Summer Trip at Kawaguchi ko
12/6 Year End Party at Yokohama
1/1 Bodhi Pooja Pinkama at Hachioji Temple
AGM


2015/2016
5/3 Cricket Tournament
6/7 Fair well Party to the Mr. Pradeep ade Silva at Yokohama
9/5-6 Annual Summer Trip at Odawara
11/7 Olcot Memorial Alms Giving at Hachioji Temple
12/5 Ananda Night at Yokohama
AGM

2016/2017
Cricket Tournament
9/1-3 Annual Summer Trip at South Korea
11/5 Olcot Memorial Alms Giving at Hachioji Temple
12/10 Ananda Night at Yokohama
2/4 independents day program
3/29 Special Prize given to Student who won the 1st Place in GCE Advanced Level in 2016
4/2 AGM

2017/2018
6/4 Cricket Tournament
12/9 Ananda Night at Tokyo
3/22 Annual Prize Giving 2016 contribution Rs.76,000/-
7/22 AGM
2018/2019
9/8-9 Annual Summer Trip at Gumma
Prize Giving 2017 and 2018
12/8 Ananda Night at Tokyo
AGM

2019/2020
6/13 Our Life Member Mr. Arthanayake Visit and Dinner
9/14-15 Annual Summer Trip at
10/25 Annual Prize Giving 2019 contributes 14 students and 4 teachers. Start for the
Annual memorable prize to commemorate Premakeerthi De Alwis the legendary Lyricist
hope to achieve more valuable commitments towards Ananda with new members.
12/7 Ananda Night at Yokohama
5/17 Zoom meeting
7/25 OBA AGM
8/1 Published new FB page, tweeter, and Instagram media
8/9 AGM and web relaunch