Forthcoming Events

Past Events

London Shopping Festival 1 & 2 July 2017

Tamil Community Centre TCC and Otthulaippu jointly put up a stall at the London Shopping Festival in Harrow Leisure Centre on 1 & 2 July 2017. We are grateful to Mr and Mrs Raguraj for their continued support. we were also given an opportunity to talk about our community services on the main podium which provided the audience some insight into our activities.

Round Table Conference in Colombo organised by CEPA

CEPA Centre For Poverty Analysis in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sri Lanka invited Otthulaippu to participate in a conference. This Round Table discussion was hoping to address as to how to match the strategic needs of the Provinces with the resources of overseas Sri Lankans as partners of development. This was held at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies in Colombo 7 during 19-21 April 2017.

Please see attached pack from the conference for more details.

Currently, there are conference calls underway to connect the collaborating partners for the needs identified by some of the provinces.

Grand Cine Musical Show with Super Singers on 01 October 2016

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Click here to watch some video extracts from the show by Priyanka and Shravan
Unnai Kaanatha song from Vishvaroobam
Malargale Malargale song from Mr Romeo

Workshop on Sunday, 8th May 2016

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London Tamil Market

we booked booth 130 for Otthulaippu at this year's London Tamil Market at Harrow Leaisure Centre on 9th and 10th April 2016.

It was a fun filled day for us and hope our supporters enjoyed it too. We made good network and shared contacts and ideas, it was worth the effort and time. Looking forward to next year's event already. Thanks to Trisha of Serendip for giving the idea at the first place.


Workshop to raise awareness on current issues

Otthulaippu successfully conducted a Workshop on 27 September 2015 to raise awareness on current issues impacting war affected Tamil speaking women in Sri Lanka. Please see Reports page on this website for all the detailed reports and topics covered.

International Women's Day and International Widows' Day

Otthulaippu commemorated the International Women's day and International Widows' day on 26 July 2015 in aid of Sri Lankan War Widows and the children by presenting various performances by famous local talents & Sangita Kalanidhi Padma Bhushan Smt Sudha Ragunathan.

CICO Organising Cooperative College Manchester training in Jaffna – July 2015

CICO (Cooperative Institute of Community-based Organisations) has organised a training programme with a vision to ‘Rebuilding a co-operative movement in northern Sri Lanka’ in Jaffna in collaboration with the Manchester Cooperative College in July 2015. Otthulaippu are happy to support CICO with this pilot programme commencing now.

Coconut Saplings to Widows on International Widows Day, 23rd June 2015 – Lead by CSNHA

We supported the Netherlands based charitable organisation CSNHA with their efforts to raise funds to donate 5 coconut saplings per family in total of 1,100 families in North. The families were chosen on the basis of possessing a piece of land to grow these trees and having received appropriate training, guidance and on-going monitoring in getting the yield from these trees in approx 3 years time.

Otthulaippu joined hands with CSNHA and Serendip Children’s Home to appear on 2 TV programmes to mark the day. We reminded the audience of the number of widows in North & East of Sri Lanka, their plight and our challenges in providing them with a long term solution.


Work shop on Water Project – 8th November 2014

Otthulaippu organised a workshop on 8th Nov 2014 to establish an understanding as to how we could provide clean water for some areas where there is water scarcity. It was agreed by most stakeholders that this will be taken forward for further analysis after the election in January 2015. However, due to the restrictions placed by the government, ground situation and lack of approvals to these kind of projects by the authorities, it was agreed that Otthulaippu will not be promoting this project at present. It was also agreed that it would be feasible to deal with digging / erecting wells in smaller scale for areas where there is serious water scarcity rather than taking as a fully fledged project in the North & East of Sri Lanka.

Charity Walk

V4U & Serendip Children's Home organised and participated in a Charity Walk in Richmond Park on 7th September 2014. This event was first of its kind and brought the 2 charities to collaborate with each other. Otthulaippu also participated in the event and took part in Deepam TV coverage, showing unity.

Formal launch of Otthulaippu

Formal launch of Otthulaippu successfully took place on 4th and 5th October 2014.

In total, over 500 people attended both the events, 4th Oct at the Bhavan Centre in West Kensington and 5th Oct at the Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford.
The events started with the talents of young musicians in UK, organised by young and up coming professional violinist Krithika Nadarajah. This small but beautiful starter was followed by the launch of Otthulaippu, which was jointly presented by Otthulaippu committee, 3 participating charities, Serendip Children's Home, V4U, Oru Paanai and Mrs Rajani Iqbal of CHNY Netherlands.
As the main part of the events, Padma Shree Sangita Kalanidhi Sudha Ragunathan presented 2 great Carnatic music concerts with her troupe. The concerts and the events were successful and Otthulaippu is starting to attract some attention...........

thanks to Smt Sudha Ragunathan for accepting our invitation, our humble donors / sponsors and all volunteers for making the two events very successful and positive.


Do it once and do it right’ by asking what our people need as opposed to what we want them to do So, whoever you are and whatever you do, please do come and join hands with us to take our duty to a different level.....