SLMQ has been facilitating greater interaction and fellowship among Sri Lankans in Qatar and serving the Sri Lankan community by supporting community-building efforts both in Qatar and in Sri Lanka.
Some of SLMQ's recent activities include a competition in drawing, colouring, essay writing and public speaking to mark Sri Lanka's Independence Day.
SLMQ also hosted a cookery show for the community members last year at Tariq Bin Ziad Independent School.
The symposium is the marquee event of the SLMQ calendar, and has traditionally been graced by a prominent speaker.
SLMQ public relations co-ordinator Iqbal Samdin delivered the welcome speech while SLMQ president Hazim Hamza, in his address to the gathering, mentioned the achievements and programmes conducted during the year and his vision for the rest of his tenure.
Jayantha Palipane, patron of SLMQ and the ambassador of Sri Lanka to Qatar, was the chief guest of the night.
In Palipane's address to the gathering, he commended the SLMQ's community activities and stressed upon the importance of leading by example as Sri Lankan nationals.