The Dutch Burgher Union
114, Reid Avenue, Colombo 4.
Telephone Nos: 2584511, 5331661


Newsletter – November 2006

President’s Founder’s Day Message

“Your Excellency Drs van Dijk, Mrs van Dijk, Members & Guests,

Today is the 98th Anniversary of Founder’s Day our day of remembrance of that great and simple man, Mr RG Anthonisz, who had the foresight to realize that unless our Community was united by an association of this nature we were in danger of losing our identity and place in the well-being of the country. Mr RG Anthonisz strove his utmost to uplift and keep the Community together, and it is therefore incumbent on us to show our appreciation of what he and those associated with him have done, by our service to the Union.

Let us press forward keeping the aims and objects of the Union always before us, united by a common· bond and be an example to the other communities in Sri Lanka.

Thank you Your Excellency and Mrs van Dijk for gracing this occasion and I would now like to invite Your Excellency to say a few words.”


22nd November 2006         DBU Fashion Extravaganza
02nd December 2006          DBU Christmas Fantasy Dinner Dance
05th December 2006           St. Nikolaas’ Day (for children)
10th December 2006           DBU Christmas Sale
19th December 2006            Treat to the less-advantaged


The Dutch Burgher Union Presents

Christmas Fantasy Dinner Dance
(A fund raiser towards the restoration of the DBU building)

Date        : Saturday, 2nd December 2006
Venue    : The Dutch Burgher Union Hall.
Bands     : “Pearl” and “Lazer”
Tickets   : Rs.2,000/= per head
Time       : 9.00 p.m. onwards


Special Attractions:

A Bottle of Whisky and a Bottle of Wine for every table of 10 ·

Air Tickets on Raffle and Entrance Ticket Draw

Latin American dances by Antonio’s Dance Circle

Egyptian Surprise!

And other Valuable Prizes

Ticket Reservations & sale of Tickets from

The Secretariat of the Dutch Burgher Union
before’ Wednesday, 29th November 2006.
Telephone 2584511/5331661


The Dutch Burgher Union breaks new ground when on the 22nd November 2006
The DBU Welfare Beneficiary Project sub-committee will present An Evening of Entertainment – Fashion, light classical music and complimentary Wine, Sherry and Canapes in aid of our less advantaged Senior citizens.

There will be two types of fashions displayed
One for children modeling the latest fashion from the House of Barefoot with its inimitable kaleidoscope of colour and exciting clothes for little ones followed by a bevy of beauties including many former Miss Sri Lanka’s modeling their favourite outfits; and to crown it all they will be adorned with the most beautiful jewelry with sparkling diamonds from the acclaimed Blue Diamond Ceylinco Group which needs no introduction and last but not least Antonio’s Dance Circle will ‘be there to entertain you with some exciting dances.

Make a note in your Diary and don’t miss this scintillating evening.
By your patronage you will help to brighten up the lives of some of our less advantaged senior citizens.

Tickets are priced at Rs. 1,000/=






ENTRANCE – Rs.300/=

Liquor at Club Prices
BYO wines and pay corkage
Light refreshments



5th December 2006 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
There will be a bouncer and plenty of games and prizes and of course loads of yummy food. The grand finale will be the arrival of St Nik himself with sweets and gifts for all the children.

Tickets are priced at Rs.100/= per child and Rs.150/= per adult.

If you wish to give a special gift to your child, please deliver it to the DBU before the 5th

Keep this Dutch tradition alive by sending your children to participate in this event.



10th December 2006 from 10.00 a.m. onwards

Cost of Table – Rs. 750/- for Members

Rs.1,000/= for non-members

Book your table early

Additionally and Traditionally the DBU will also have a table with all the Burgher delicacies sweets, savouries, milk wine and lost more.

Come and participate in the day’s events!


We warmly welcome the following new Members, Member by Invitation and Associates


Members – Mr Ramon Aldons & Mr Shane van Eyck.
Member by Invitation – Mr L.E. Hannibal.
Associate – Mahinda Seneviratne, Mrs Drukie Martenstyn