Hantana Night 2014, the annual get together for the Peradeniya University Alumni Association of NSW was held on the 25th of October 2014 at the Castle Grand, Castle Hill.

The function was attended by nearly 300 guests and among them were the renowned Sri Lankan theatre artists and TV personalities Dr. Jayalath Manoratne, Nissanka Diddeniya, Rodney Warnakula and Madhini Malwattage. The music was provided by Desmond de Silva and the Impressions.

The functions started with a beautiful dance from the ‘Peradeniya littlies’, the young children of recent Peradeniya graduates. The entertainment continued with comedy and song presentations from the Sri Lankan artists and a young Indian dance team.

The outgoing President Dr Lakshman Randeniya and the incoming President Dr. Malini Arumugam addressed the audience and described the achievements of the association over the past year. They both thanked the audience for their continuing support.

The function had great friendly atmosphere with a touch of ‘Peradeniya’. Most notable were the serving of the welcome drinks when the guests arrived, the breathtaking table and hall decorations, the sumptuous three-course dinner, fantastic dance music, superb entertainment items and the comradery and goodwill of the people who attended the function.

By Dr Lakshman Randeniya