SLAMAT is a non-profit organization dedicated to the success and well-being of Sri Lankan Malays in Toronto. SLAMAT was registered as a non-profit organization in Toronto, Ontario in May 2002.
Relatively younger than most other community organizations in Toronto, SLAMAT strives to maintain and promote goodwill and cooperation with Sri Lankan and other communities, assists in the welfare of the Malays in Toronto, engages in charitable, educational, cultural and sports events, and provides assistance as needed to the community at large.
Since inception, SLAMAT has been actively engaged in many activities in the community: cultural shows, dinner-dances, 'Eid celebrations, da'wah sessions, and milad-un-nabi commemorations. SLAMAT rallied to the needs of Sri Lankans affected by the tsunami disaster of 2002, contributed financially, and undertook the wardship of two orphans in Sri Lanka for a period of three years. More recently, SLAMAT contributed to the tsunami relief operations in Japan. Locally, SLAMAT has held food drives to assist the Toronto Food Bank, and the youth have participated in fund raising for the local community such as the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Toronto. A newsletter, Suara Melayu Sri Lanka, published regularly, keeps members informed of the Association's activities.