Due to amount of work, we cannot respond to emails where the question has already been dealt with on this page.
Thank you for your understanding.
What languages are permitted for an Event Entry?
You can use any of the languages of Sri Lanka. HOWEVER, there must be the English translation of the Event details or we will decline the event. Having English text will permit those who cannot read Sinhalese or Tamil to understand what the event is all about.
Do you accept all events?
No, we only accept community events in NSW from recognised and/or incorporated associations. We also accept events held in other areas provided the organisers are from NSW or ACT and are duly registered/incorporated in that State. Weddings and Birthday parties are not accepted on this website. However we will host special events such as a birthday of a person over 80 years of age or a 50th wedding anniversary (or longer). Ozlanka is a serious community news site and we need to maintain our international profile.
We do not accept events hosted by individuals. Sorry!
Can we make changes to the event entry?
We will not make ANY changes or update the Events Calendar unless there is a cancellation, and this is the only allowed reason.
Our professional time is being given free to the community. There is a strict limit to how much we can give for free. Please do not ask us to make changes as we simply do not have the time.
Adding SOLD OUT can be done in the TITLE line only. No image change is possible.
Do you charge for a entry in the Events Calendar?
Entry in our Events Calendar is Free of Charge for Not for Profit organisations only. Commercial events are charged at our normal Advertising rates
How do you set the order of event if there is more than 1 event on the same day?
The events are displayed in the order they are received. First ones appear on top. However we reserve the right to use our discretion in this matter and may change the order if an important community event is notified.
We are running a commercial event, do we have to pay?
Events that are run for commercial purposes must pay a banner fee of $100 per event per entry. This is to partially off-set our expenses.
Are some events disallowed? And why?
We reserve the right to refuse any Event without being obliged to provide a reason for such refusal. Certain events that clash with other events or are not in the interest of the community may be refused, without reason being given. From time to time we may refuse an event where the organisers have been uncooperative in the past and abused a free service.
For legal reasons, we will not accept any events where the organisers and/or performers have had litigation with this website.
Can you create a fancy image for our event?
We do not create images, but with our Events Calendar system you can email us your image which we will host gratis for not for profit associations.
The following specifications for your image must be met. Do not exceed stated sizes as cannot host over sized pages.
Image format: JPG, GIF or PNG. No other formats can be used.
Maximum size: 480 WIDE x 650 TALL in pixels. (Portrait style)
Maximum total size of image: 80 kB.
Does Ozlanka cover events and what are the terms?
If requested, we will try to arrange a photographer to cover your event. If you need your event covered, we require you to provide us with a Press Pass for the event. Due to our current website operating overheads, we regret that we are unable to cover events were we attend as ordinary guests.
No exceptions will be made to this rule.
Can we send our own photos and report following the event?
You may submit your own report and a maximum of 125 photos of any event within 14 days of its occurrence for publication on this website. The report format should be MS WORD or TEXT only. Other formats don't work on websites.
Photos should be in JPG format and each photo should be between 250kB and 2mB in size. Photos that are smaller than 200kB will result in a very low quality album and must be avoided.
Reports and/or photos of poor quality or those that are deemed unsuitable by the Webmaster will not be published by us. We do not give reasons for non publication.
Can we submit photos through a FTP server?
Yes we operate a full service FTP server. Photos can be submitted by FTP. We can provide you with a temporary password and login. You will need a FTP client such as FileZilla or FileCommander. Both have free versions available. Do a search on the internet please.
Can we purchase photos or can you email us photos taken at events?
All photos on the web in our Event Archives can be downloaded by right clicking on the photo per se. This can then be saved on you PC and printed etc. We do not email photos to anyone and we do not sell photos. Downloaded photos will carry a watermark of the photographer's name. Sorry, this cannot be deleted.
Please email us if you have any questions. Click here.