Sri Lanka is a land of clubs, associations, societies, governmental and non governmental organisations. Most of the first three have or try to have a dinner dance. The last two usually get by with some sort of award ceremony. Here’s a list of a few that are not well known. Some have appeared in posts past. Others will eventually make an appearance.
- Bare Handed Wild Boar Hunting Club – Dissolved 2013 due to dispute among members.
- All Ceylon Society of Antique Ordinance Collectors
- What To Do Society – one of Sri Lanka’s major cultural institutions
- All Ceylon Russian Roulette Club (Defunct: the club premises is now a boutique hotel)
- Royal Colombo Flatulist Association
- Society of Reclusive Persons (they have yet to hold a meeting and is possibly only social organisation that explicitly forbids dinner dances in its constitution)
- All Ceylon Ice Coffee Appreciation Society
- SAUCSL (Society of Acronym Users & Creators, Sri Lanka)
- Ferrari Owner’s Club of Colombo
- Lamborghini Association of Sri Lanka
- Piliyandala Saab Drivers’ Group
- Kollupitiya Aston Martin Club
- Bavarian Motoring Society
(all featured in only one post.)
- Foundation for Analytical Research and Teaching
- Centre for Peace Implementation
- Mango Lanka (Upcountry mango growers trade lobby – controversially headed by the nephew of the deputy non cabinet minister for upcountry mango cultivation.)
- Defensive Driving Monthly
- High Gear Sri Lanka Magazine
- Dissociated Fake Press
- Ministry of Recreation, Sports Infrastructure and Up country Mango Cultivation
- People’s Republic of Dehiwala
- Federal Republic of Ceylon
- Kingdom of Sri Lanka
Ravana Defence Industries – a subsidiary of Ravana Aeronautics which is embroiled in a messy legal dispute with Ramraj Airspace Manufacturing Associates over the acquisition of Shanth International Transport Aviation.
- New Order Republic of Ontario
- Righteous Lord’s Army
- East African Economic Union
- United States of Hindustan
- Free State of Mogadishu
- Lavanthian Global Press (publishers of “Scorpions of Paradise; the Role of Light Armoured Infantry Close Support Vehicles in the Sri Lankan War”)
If you know of others to be included in this list the comment box awaits your insider knowledge.
I have no idea how the voices in my head come up with these things. Perhaps it is healthy not to know. Typing it all in here is the only way to flush it out of my neurones.
It goes without saying that all the above organisations are fictitious. If there’s even one that is real – well words fail me but I’ll take them off the list.