• Our Sri Lankan community is growing in Canada, SLYO – Toronto Chapter was established in 2014 (shout out and kudos to the founding team) to reach out to you and give everyone the opportunity to join the growing ‘Sri Lankan Youth Organization’.   

  • We believe that as Sri Lankan Canadians growing up in Canada, we should remain close to our roots, our culture, and our people and stay connected to one another while living in the most diverse country in the world.

  • Our Sri Lankan community includes talented individuals and leaders wanting to make an impact whilst creating a difference in our community at the same time.

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Past Events

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Sharing is Caring

Feed the Homeless 2018


Fuzion Night

February 3, 2018

On February 3rd, 2018, The Buddhist Youth Council collaborated with the Sri Lankan Youth Organization – Toronto Chapter, and numerous volunteers to do a good deed: make care packages and lunches for the homeless population in Toronto and distribute them ourselves. We were able to do this event thanks to the guidance and support of our own Urban Buddhist Monk, Bhante Saranapala, from the West End Buddhist Temple. He provided us with the platform to make this event a reality while continually instilling the wonderful Buddhist philosophy of kindness. 

Our goal was to make 200 care packages and within a week we realized we were able to surpass this. Our event downtown was a huge success! This was all due to the incredible altruism and good will of people such as you. Thank you so much for your generous donations, for volunteering your time, and for doing it all with such positivity and warmth. We hope you know that this winter, you made a difference in making someone just a little bit warmer with a care package, with a lunch, and of course, with hope.

June 16, 2018

SLYO proudly presented “Fuzion Night” event which happened on June 16th, 2018 at the local Bloor Street United Church in downtown Toronto to kick off the summer with nothing but the best vibes!

We had some fun LIT PERFORMANCES including Live Music, Singing, Dance, Fashion show and ending the night off with of course, an open dance floor! 

Special guest performances by:
Roosara Dance, Api - අපි, Violinst Daneeta, and DJ Rividu Mendis (Ace Entertainment)

Photography for the Night: Narada (BINKU)

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SLYO Toronto ft. Puthula Sports Day

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2nd Annual SLYO Toronto ft. Puthula Sports Day

August 7, 2017

SLYO Toronto Chapter and Puthala collab for the first time ever in Summer 2017 which brought you the most lit community event of that summer! We brought you nothing but the best vibes of the summer!

We had games of volleyball, Frisbee, round of Cricket, badminton, soccer in our very own 6ix with a spin-off night around a bonfire with awesome people lighting up the night around a delicious sizzling BBQ that will leave you asking for s'more (pun intended)!

It was a lit event (Also, pun intended)!

August 18, 2018

SLYO Toronto Chapter and Puthala collab again to bring the 2nd annual Sports Day for Summer 2018 which brought you the most lit community event of that summer!


Dhanan Baduge - President
Hasini Dissanayake - Vice President External & Director Creative Events
Ann T. Fernando - Secretary
Helitha Hewagama - Treasurer

Ashan Jayasinghe - Sponsorship & External Relations Director​

Oshini Gamage - Graphic Designer and Events Coordinator

Dinithi Gamage - Project Management Director

Dewmini Mututantri - Community Management Director
Nelumi Manikku - Project Management Support

Allen G - Special Events Advisor


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