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Sri Lanka Muslim Association of California

In the 1999 the SLMAC was formed with a group of Sri Lankan Muslims who had the foresight of a growing population of Sri Lankan Muslims families. With this in mind they formed this organization to ensure the generations to come will have a body that will help remind and bring back the culture and Islamic heritage which we enjoyed in Sri Lanka.

The American born children of Sri Lankan parents can now be sure that they have a community with rich cultural and humanitarian values with the Islam as a focus.


To create and foster a spirit of understanding among Sri Lankan Muslims in California for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community  involvement and cooperation here in California and for those in need in Sri Lanka



Alhamdulillah… All perfect thanks and praises are due to the Almighty Allah, who has brought down the Qur’an. I send peace and blessings upon whom the Qur’an was descended upon, Ḥabībī Muḥammad, his household, his companions and all those who follow his guided path till judgement day.

It’s fundamentally known, that in order to master any knowledge, understand it and then put it into practice, you need to have enough reading for it. If this statement is true in general, it is truer in the case of the Qur’an than anything else. This article highlights 8 reasons you should read the Qur’an everyday even if you don’t understand it. It therefore aims to lifting the fear out of the hearts of my Muslim brethren, who have stopped reading the Qur’an, or are about to, simply because they don’t understand what they read in the Qur’an.

Read Listen Understand Al-Quran


Office Bearers to the Board and Committee

We are blessed to have an experience team to head this organization comprising of four past presidents and a veteran Treasurer.  Our committee members have years of experience in the line of responsibilities entrusted to them to discharge.

Sherwin Jayah

President SLMAC

2013 / 2014 / 2015 & 2017

Sherwin Jayah is a well known personality in the Sri Lankan community here in the USA and Sri Lanka. He has been in the entertainment business and spent a fair share of his life keeping the community entertained with his melodious voice and musical talents.

Sherwin is serving his 4th term as President SLMAC which shows his dedication and involvement in the community.

Rimzan Shabdeen

Vice President

Rimzan Shabdeen the youngest member of the team with a vision and foresight. He has served in the committee for the past 3 years and brings a wealth of experience in Management and Organization. With Rimzans network and credibility we are looking at the association growing in leaps and bounds.

We can count on him as being a future President of the SLMAC in the coming years.

Rohan Sourjah


Past President 2006

Rohan Sourjah a Past President who has served in the committee for several years in various capacities, he brings along years of experience working with numerous committees and organizations. He serves in the community he lives in and on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce.

Rohan has been known to work on compliance issues when it comes to constitutional affairs, controls checks and balances.

Mooda Rahim Mantara


Past President 2010

Rahim Mooda Mantara a Past President who has served in the committee for over 10 years and has held the position of Treasurer for several years. His friendly, calm and composed nature neutralizes any hard to handle situations.

He is someone who can be depended on in times of necessity. Rahim puts his Sri Lanka Air Force training into action when it comes to time and punctuality together with steadfastness.

He has been a strong pillar of the Association. When all others took breaks he continued to occupy his seat through thick and thin for the betterment of the Association.

We look forward to your subscriptions, this is what keeps the Association alive. 

The subscription you pay tells us that you support the Association and its activities. We know we can count on you and when you make the subscription payment this is confirmed. Please click on the subscribe link and make your annual subscription of $20.00 or life membership of onetime payment of $500.00.





Past Presidents of SLMAC

Kown Shabdeen 2001, Dr. Harris Musafer 2002,

Rumi Salihue 2003 / 2004,   Ajward Shariz 2005

   Rohan Sourjah 2006,   Bayazid Joonoos 2007,

AlKamali Jabbar 2008, Sherwin Jayah 2009,

Rahim Mooda Mantara 2010,  Ahamed Zuhair

2011, Sherwin Jayah 2012 / 2013, Bayazid Joonoos 2014

Mohamed Hamza 2015 / 2016

Sherwin Jayah 2017



Outgoing Members :

Secretary : Faosal Buhary and Committee member Mohamed Zain Rausdeen



Mohammed Hamza (Imm Past President) Bayazid Joonoos ( Past President) Zanher Aulam (Chairman Cricket Tournament Committee) Mohamed Razi, Favaz Abdeen, Ashwaque Zubair

Ladies Committee:

Zahariya Shariff, Farina Hashim, Sha Jayah, Minza Sufi Ismail, Fathima Khalid, Ruzna Mantara, Aloma Sourjah, Rehana Joonoos, Dolly Musafer, Imrose Salihue, Nuskiya Junaideen



We invite you to be a part of our working committees and feel the goodness in doing something for our community.  Don’t wait for tomorrow, for tomorrow may never come please click on this link and show your interest to serve.

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