The first ever Elle
tournament outside Sri Lanka was organised
by Athula Dassana Multi Cultural Buddhist
community centre in year 2012. The Elle
Festival was organised on 21/08/2016 at
Little Harlington Playing Fields ground,
Heathrow. The Chief organiser of the event
was Venerable Wanduraba Kassapa thero who is
the chief incumbent of the Athula Dassana
Multicultural Buddhist Community Centre..
The event concluded success with support of
all Sri Lankan residents in and around the
The chief guest of the event
was Mayor of Hillingdon Council and Mr.
Neranjan Pathirathna, visa and counsellor,
Sri Lankan High Commission were guests at
the festival. The chief guest specifically
commented on the importance of events of
this nature which promoted a national game.
The special feature of the event was that it
was open to all religious communities
Athula Dasssana Multi
Cultural Buddhist community centre who
sponsored for the caps and T- Shirts which
were highlighted the Logo of Athula Dasssana
Multi Cultural Buddhist community centre.
Those who were assist the organisers to make
this event a success.
Mr BandaraWekadapola who is a
former Sri Lankan police rugby player and
rugby referee of London society organised
and managed the tournament on the day. 7
teams were participated and “Hounslow All
Stars.” who became champions and in
second place won by ' London Eagle'. '
Wanabambaru' who won the
event of Tug of War. There had many event to
enjoy for the children in London Elle
The main sponsor of the event
was Mr. Gerard Fernando, G G Shipping and
the Co - sponsors of the event were Dr.
Nishanie Bajramovic, ‘Estatica Dental
Clinic' and Mr. Tarrin Constantine , ‘Metro
Accounts and Legal . All who were
participated the event had an extreme
opportunity to experienced various Sri
Lankan food items, such as Kotthu, Biriyani,
Fried Rice, short eats , drinks and other
Sri Lankan Sweets. As well as had a
opportunity to buy all of the foods on offer
price, as they wish.
The support provided by all
members of the committee and
devotees of the temple which consisted of
more than 200 Sri Lankans were very much
appreciated by Ven Wanduramba Kasspa thero.
We hope that the support given for this
event will continue in promoting Sri Lankan
traditional events in London in future.