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  Sri Lanka's leader pledges peaceful handover should he lose election - Financial Times1758949

The Diplomat

Sri Lanka's leader pledges peaceful handover should he lose election
Financial Times
Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has offered reassurances that his government will peacefully hand over power in the event of a possible defeat in tightly fought elections in January, as he seeks an unprecedented third term in office. In response ...
Sri Lanka's Presidential Election Heats UpThe Diplomat
Muslim party quits in major blow to Sri Lanka leaderChannel News Asia
2014 - year of reckoning for Rajapaksa and Sri LankaBusiness Standard
Economic Times -Niticentral
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  Android One set to roll out to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal - CNET1758950

Android One set to roll out to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal
CNET
At some point in the next several weeks -- Google didn't provide an exact date -- Android One smartphones will start popping up in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The launch will bring Android One to potentially over 200 million more people in the world.

 
  Google Expands Its Android One Initiative To Bangladesh, Nepal And Sri Lanka - TechCrunch1758951

GSMArena.com

Google Expands Its Android One Initiative To Bangladesh, Nepal And Sri Lanka
TechCrunch
Back in June, Google introduced its Android One program to improve the affordable smartphone experience in emerging markets. The project debuted in India in September, and now it is making its first expansion expanding to cover neighboring Bangladesh, ...
Android One coming to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri LankaGSMArena.com
Android One IS GO In Bangladesh, Nepal AND Sri LankaKnow Your Mobile
Android One Expands to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri LankaPC Tech Magazine
Android Authority (blog) -Ausdroid
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  Top five Kiwi performances against Sri Lanka - New Zealand Herald1758952

ESPNcricinfo.com

Top five Kiwi performances against Sri Lanka
New Zealand Herald
Martin Crowe's 299 v Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, 1991. The figure of 299 would haunt New Zealand cricket fans for many summers until Brendon McCullum finally cracked that elusive triple ton earlier this year. This was a master class ...
SL hope to solve ODI opener riddle in NZ TestsESPNcricinfo.com
Sri Lanka begin Word Cup tune-up in New ZealandZee News
Cricket: Sri Lanka takes control of warm-upOtago Daily Times
TVNZ -SBS -TSM Plug
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  Malinga to return for New Zealand ODIs - ESPNcricinfo.com1758953

ESPNcricinfo.com

Malinga to return for New Zealand ODIs
ESPNcricinfo.com
Sri Lanka's premier one-day bowler Lasith Malinga will return to international cricket towards the tail-end of the seven-match ODI series in New Zealand in January 2015. Malinga underwent surgery on a troubled left ankle in September and is currently ...
Lasith Malinga to return for Sri Lanka next monthSkySports
Lasith Malinga eyes return for Sri Lanka against Black CapsStuff.co.nz
Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga set for return in New Zealand ODI after ankle surgeryEvening Standard
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RCOBA INAUGURAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT Thanks to Eye and the Beauty Photography by Thanuja

RCOBA – INAUGURAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT – Thanks to Eye and the Beauty Photography by Thanuja


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RCOBA – INAUGURAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT – By Rohan Abayasekara

Sixteen enthusiastic old boys of Royal College participated in the inaugural tennis tournament on Saturday 29 November at Hastings Park, Castle Hill. The 16 participants included 5 old boys who had represented Royal College – Suren Chanmugam (1973 captain), Sujit Fernando, Suren Salgado, Radesh Chanmugam and Bandula Gonsalkorale.  Sujith Fernando also represented Sri Lanka in the Davis Cup.

The games were keenly contested affairs and it was evident that the passage of time had not dimmed the energy, vigour and enthusiasm that Royalists always bring to their sports. This, together with the camaraderie and sportsmanship that comes naturally to Royalists, made for an enjoyable and memorable evening. The semi finals and finals produced some great competitive tennis that included the full range of tennis strokes from players who, despite the passing of years, clearly demonstrated that the skills learnt and developed at school continued to remain with them.

The tournament winners were Sujit Fernando & Hiran De Silva and the Runners-Up were Darshan Costa and Panjan Nagaratnam. Jagath Kallapatha received the “Most Exciting Player” award.

A social followed the conclusion of the tournament and this was well attended by about 40 people who had a very enjoyable evening with plenty of laughter and good humour so typical when royalists get together.

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THOMIAN CAROL SERVICE 2014 IN SYDNEY

THOMIAN CAROL SERVICE 2014 IN SYDNEY
Thominas young, Thomians old, wives and partners journeyed to St Anne’s Church in the Sydney suburb of Ryde for the 6th annual STC OBA NSW Carol Service. The annual Thomian Carol service at STC was introduced to us in 1947 by Rev Roy Bowyer Yin. He brought the model from King’s College Cambridge, where he had been Chaplain during the time Boris Ord was Choir Master of the world-famous Choir of King’s. Over the past six years the STC Carol Service in NSW has established itself as a favoured festive season opener in New South Wales for the entire family. 

It began weeks before under the experienced guidance of our popular Choir Leader Vasantha Weerakon and David Sansoni who were fortunate to have been keen choristers in the Rev L.G.B Fernando and Roy Yin trained Choir at STC in the sixties. 
The choristers are all volunteers who attend choir practice after a full day of work. Thanks to the dedication and efforts expended by the past batch of choristers the Carol Service has seeded an expectation in the community and consequently the STC OBA has never been short of willing and eager volunteers to participate in the Carol Service. 

The increase in the number of singers was notable! This fact was celebrated, when Eksath announced eleven new volunteer-singers had joined our ranks! They all affirmed what a good time they’d had and are keen to return. The Choral repertoire comprised selections both old and new; traditional and contemporary; ancient and modern. 

Vasantha had invested a great deal of time and study in the selection of the Carols; ensuring that they were (a) faithful to the Nativity and (b) within the capabilities of the Choir. The triumph of good over evil was proclaimed uncompromisingly. Opportunity was given for young singers to shine while the experience of the seniors was not ignored. 

The Caribbean favourite, “The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy”, accompanied by Piano, Organ, Drum Kit (Cameron Duraisamy) and Bongos (Chitran Duraisamy) was a rousing affair! The choir was up for the challenge and delivered well the close-harmony arrangement of the piece, while being faithful to the ‘fun’ element of the rhythms and mood. Two ‘Old Thomians’ and a “Wise Man from The East” (an Aussie) sang the roles of the Three Kings who traversed afar…in sonorous and dramatic tones. It was a packed programme, rich in variety and substance. Indeed a fitting prelude to the season of Advent, as we turn once more to Bethlehem; and the Babe lying in a manger…

 As always Vasantha Weerakoon excelled in his role as Choir Leader. A role he has played since the second Carol Service in 2010. Many in the Choir are veterans from 2009 and understand and appreciate Vasantha’s dedicated enthusiasm for the carols and music which have been dear to Thomian hearts and minds over the ages. David Sansoni who was directed by Vasantha gave the audience a wonderful rendition of an old favourite, “Good King Wenceslas” LGB trained conductor and Yin trained chorister combined to bring out the best in both which must have brought a smile to their old choir masters.

Veteran Old Thomian Kumar Rasiah opened proceedings with a detailed introduction of the preacher visiting Old Thomian Pastor Lohan Bibile who graciously set aside time during a family holiday to share a warm and relevant Christmas message with the audience. He spoke about the ‘loneliness’ of Christmas for some especially, those who have experienced a sense of loss during this period.  However he ended on a joyous note speaking about the rich traditions and rituals that makes Christmas such a special time of the year.

As in past years the Carol Service has always been a community event. It rests on the shoulders of Mums and Dads who show up for Choir year after year. Choristers and musicians who are active and loyal members of the faith performing, for the sheer joy of being there. 

The singing was glorious with the backing from David Osbourne on the Allen organ keeping the audience enthralled. The soloists (Hannah Arnold, Joshua Ramachandran, Naomi Mather, Navaranjini Olegasegarem, Alex Richards, Christopher Massillamany, David Sansoni, Kamal Weerakoon, Vasantha Weerakoon) gave additional flavour and variety to favourite carols. The readers of the nine lessons (Ronan Duraisamy,Ramesh Abayasekara,Shamistha de Soysa,Jimmy Buultjens,Daya Thayanadan,Dayantha Fernando,Duke Ramachandran,Graham Masefield) completed the story of Christmas from the prophecy of Prophet Isaiah to the account of Jesus’s birth by St Matthew. 

In his thanking conclusion, Eksath speaking on behalf of STC OBA NSW and its ‘Thomian Carols Organising Committee’ (Kumar Rasiah, Senaka Jayasuriya, Ramesh Abayasekara) made mention that this event was an inclusive one encompassing the Sri Lankan and the local community, and the OBA was honored to host it at the beginning of Advent Season.
The social after the service enabled old and young friends to meet, mix and mingle. The logistics were well thought out and efficiently conducted a large crowd of attendees were served relatively quickly with food and drink. 

The evening concluded by the traditional singing of the College song ‘Thomians young and Thomians Old’

THOMIAN CAROL SERVICE 2014 IN SYDNEY

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THOMIAN CAROL SERVICE 2014 IN SYDNEY


Thominas young, Thomians old, wives and partners journeyed to St Anne’s Church in the Sydney suburb of Ryde for the 6th annual STC OBA NSW Carol Service. The annual Thomian Carol service at STC was introduced to us in 1947 by Rev Roy Bowyer Yin. He brought the model from King’s College Cambridge, where he had been Chaplain during the time Boris Ord was Choir Master of the world-famous Choir of King’s. Over the past six years the STC Carol Service in NSW has established itself as a favoured festive season opener in New South Wales for the entire family. 

It began weeks before under the experienced guidance of our popular Choir Leader Vasantha Weerakon and David Sansoni who were fortunate to have been keen choristers in the Rev L.G.B Fernando and Roy Yin trained Choir at STC in the sixties. 
The choristers are all volunteers who attend choir practice after a full day of work. Thanks to the dedication and efforts expended by the past batch of choristers the Carol Service has seeded an expectation in the community and consequently the STC OBA has never been short of willing and eager volunteers to participate in the Carol Service. 

The increase in the number of singers was notable! This fact was celebrated, when Eksath announced eleven new volunteer-singers had joined our ranks! They all affirmed what a good time they’d had and are keen to return. The Choral repertoire comprised selections both old and new; traditional and contemporary; ancient and modern. 

Vasantha had invested a great deal of time and study in the selection of the Carols; ensuring that they were (a) faithful to the Nativity and (b) within the capabilities of the Choir. The triumph of good over evil was proclaimed uncompromisingly. Opportunity was given for young singers to shine while the experience of the seniors was not ignored. 

The Caribbean favourite, “The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy”, accompanied by Piano, Organ, Drum Kit (Cameron Duraisamy) and Bongos (Chitran Duraisamy) was a rousing affair! The choir was up for the challenge and delivered well the close-harmony arrangement of the piece, while being faithful to the ‘fun’ element of the rhythms and mood. Two ‘Old Thomians’ and a “Wise Man from The East” (an Aussie) sang the roles of the Three Kings who traversed afar…in sonorous and dramatic tones. It was a packed programme, rich in variety and substance. Indeed a fitting prelude to the season of Advent, as we turn once more to Bethlehem; and the Babe lying in a manger…

 As always Vasantha Weerakoon excelled in his role as Choir Leader. A role he has played since the second Carol Service in 2010. Many in the Choir are veterans from 2009 and understand and appreciate Vasantha’s dedicated enthusiasm for the carols and music which have been dear to Thomian hearts and minds over the ages. David Sansoni who was directed by Vasantha gave the audience a wonderful rendition of an old favourite, “Good King Wenceslas” LGB trained conductor and Yin trained chorister combined to bring out the best in both which must have brought a smile to their old choir masters.

Veteran Old Thomian Kumar Rasiah opened proceedings with a detailed introduction of the preacher visiting Old Thomian Pastor Lohan Bibile who graciously set aside time during a family holiday to share a warm and relevant Christmas message with the audience. He spoke about the ‘loneliness’ of Christmas for some especially, those who have experienced a sense of loss during this period.  However he ended on a joyous note speaking about the rich traditions and rituals that makes Christmas such a special time of the year.

As in past years the Carol Service has always been a community event. It rests on the shoulders of Mums and Dads who show up for Choir year after year. Choristers and musicians who are active and loyal members of the faith performing, for the sheer joy of being there. 

The singing was glorious with the backing from David Osbourne on the Allen organ keeping the audience enthralled. The soloists (Hannah Arnold, Joshua Ramachandran, Naomi Mather, Navaranjini Olegasegarem, Alex Richards, Christopher Massillamany, David Sansoni, Kamal Weerakoon, Vasantha Weerakoon) gave additional flavour and variety to favourite carols. The readers of the nine lessons (Ronan Duraisamy,Ramesh Abayasekara,Shamistha de Soysa,Jimmy Buultjens,Daya Thayanadan,Dayantha Fernando,Duke Ramachandran,Graham Masefield) completed the story of Christmas from the prophecy of Prophet Isaiah to the account of Jesus’s birth by St Matthew. 

In his thanking conclusion, Eksath speaking on behalf of STC OBA NSW and its ‘Thomian Carols Organising Committee’ (Kumar Rasiah, Senaka Jayasuriya, Ramesh Abayasekara) made mention that this event was an inclusive one encompassing the Sri Lankan and the local community, and the OBA was honored to host it at the beginning of Advent Season.
The social after the service enabled old and young friends to meet, mix and mingle. The logistics were well thought out and efficiently conducted a large crowd of attendees were served relatively quickly with food and drink. 

The evening concluded by the traditional singing of the College song ‘Thomians young and Thomians Old’

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Finance News from Sri Lanka - Gradient Alliance - November Issue 2014
         
In Economic News   In Business News   In Consumer News
         
   
         
Govt. exp.for 2015 increased post budget, +16% vs. original   Tourists up 13.6% YoY in Oct, over 1.2m year to date   Tommy Hilfiger to open in SL, planned for Dec 14
         
COPE reveals state sector corruption, implications unlikely   Vehicle reg. up 71.5% YoY in Sep, as Chinese visitors cross 100k   Nov 14 inflation at 1.5% YoY, (-10bps MoM)
         
Cement demand down, as construction exp. at record high   SL wins offshore destination of the year, 2nd year running   Consumer confidence index in Oct at 65, up 3pts MoM
         
Pvt. sector credit growth slightly improves, +2.6% YoY   Business confidence index in Sep at 132,a three month low   Rice imports from Bangladesh continues, as drought impacts
         
         
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Promotion of Chitrasena Dance Co Performances at Jan 2015 Sydney Festival

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Thomian Carol Service 2014

 

Thomian Carol Service 2014

   

THOMIAN CAROL SERVICE 2014 IN SYDNEY


Thominas young, Thomians old, wives and partners journeyed to St Anne’s Church in the Sydney suburb of Ryde for the 6th annual STC OBA NSW Carol Service. The annual Thomian Carol service at STC was introduced to us in 1947 by Rev Roy Bowyer Yin. He brought the model from King’s College Cambridge, where he had been Chaplain during the time Boris Ord was Choir Master of the world-famous Choir of King’s. Over the past six years the STC Carol Service in NSW has established itself as a favoured festive season opener in New South Wales for the entire family.

It began weeks before under the experienced guidance of our popular Choir Leader Vasantha Weerakon and David Sansoni who were fortunate to have been keen choristers in the Rev L.G.B Fernando and Roy Yin trained Choir at STC in the sixties.
The choristers are all volunteers who attend choir practice after a full day of work. Thanks to the dedication and efforts expended by the past batch of choristers the Carol Service has seeded an expectation in the community and consequently the STC OBA has never been short of willing and eager volunteers to participate in the Carol Service.

The increase in the number of singers was notable! This fact was celebrated, when Eksath announced eleven new volunteer-singers had joined our ranks! They all affirmed what a good time they’d had and are keen to return. The Choral repertoire comprised selections both old and new; traditional and contemporary; ancient and modern.

Vasantha had invested a great deal of time and study in the selection of the Carols; ensuring that they were (a) faithful to the Nativity and (b) within the capabilities of the Choir. The triumph of good over evil was proclaimed uncompromisingly. Opportunity was given for young singers to shine while the experience of the seniors was not ignored.

The Caribbean favourite, “The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy”, accompanied by Piano, Organ, Drum Kit (Cameron Duraisamy) and Bongos (Chitran Duraisamy) was a rousing affair! The choir was up for the challenge and delivered well the close-harmony arrangement of the piece, while being faithful to the ‘fun’ element of the rhythms and mood. Two ‘Old Thomians’ and a “Wise Man from The East” (an Aussie) sang the roles of the Three Kings who traversed afar…in sonorous and dramatic tones. It was a packed programme, rich in variety and substance. Indeed a fitting prelude to the season of Advent, as we turn once more to Bethlehem; and the Babe lying in a manger…

 As always Vasantha Weerakoon excelled in his role as Choir Leader. A role he has played since the second Carol Service in 2010. Many in the Choir are veterans from 2009 and understand and appreciate Vasantha’s dedicated enthusiasm for the carols and music which have been dear to Thomian hearts and minds over the ages. David Sansoni who was directed by Vasantha gave the audience a wonderful rendition of an old favourite, “Good King Wenceslas” LGB trained conductor and Yin trained chorister combined to bring out the best in both which must have brought a smile to their old choir masters.

Veteran Old Thomian Kumar Rasiah opened proceedings with a detailed introduction of the preacher visiting Old Thomian Pastor Lohan Bibile who graciously set aside time during a family holiday to share a warm and relevant Christmas message with the audience. He spoke about the ‘loneliness’ of Christmas for some especially, those who have experienced a sense of loss during this period.  However he ended on a joyous note speaking about the rich traditions and rituals that makes Christmas such a special time of the year.

As in past years the Carol Service has always been a community event. It rests on the shoulders of Mums and Dads who show up for Choir year after year. Choristers and musicians who are active and loyal members of the faith performing, for the sheer joy of being there.

The singing was glorious with the backing from David Osbourne on the Allen organ keeping the audience enthralled. The soloists (Hannah Arnold, Joshua Ramachandran, Naomi Mather, Navaranjini Olegasegarem, Alex Richards, Christopher Massillamany, David Sansoni, Kamal Weerakoon, Vasantha Weerakoon) gave additional flavour and variety to favourite carols. The readers of the nine lessons (Ronan Duraisamy,Ramesh Abayasekara,Shamistha de Soysa,Jimmy Buultjens,Daya Thayanadan,Dayantha Fernando,Duke Ramachandran,Graham Masefield) completed the story of Christmas from the prophecy of Prophet Isaiah to the account of Jesus’s birth by St Matthew.

In his thanking conclusion, Eksath speaking on behalf of STC OBA NSW and its ‘Thomian Carols Organising Committee’ (Kumar Rasiah, Senaka Jayasuriya, Ramesh Abayasekara) made mention that this event was an inclusive one encompassing the Sri Lankan and the local community, and the OBA was honored to host it at the beginning of Advent Season.
The social after the service enabled old and young friends to meet, mix and mingle. The logistics were well thought out and efficiently conducted a large crowd of attendees were served relatively quickly with food and drink.

The evening concluded by the traditional singing of the College song ‘Thomians young and Thomians Old’

 
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Dinner Dance

Contact: Grand 9800 1836, Graeme 0413 338 934

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Dinner Dance

Contact: Maryse 9574 7999, 0418 311 465, Melody 9800 5825, 0407 046 817, Leonie 9796 7276, 0409 387 686,
Chula 9763 3641, 0422 001 477, Chris 9807 4557, 0412 919 696

 

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Dinner Dance

Contact: Patricia 0402 143 480, Desmond 0408 312 953, Yolande 0417 363 564

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The Bellbirds Club Inc. presents Gala New Years Eve Ball 2014

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SHINE s Special Kids Event 2014

Dear Lions Club President and Members,

The “Special Kids Events Program” is conducted on behalf of SHINE for Kids and is designed to enable local special needs children, including those who are physically and mentally disadvantaged and suffering terminal or chronic illnesses, throughout NSW to have a memorable day out.  These days include a trip to a wildlife park, an aquarium, the movies, a special gala magic performance or an activity centre day with family carers in attendance to enhance the day for the child.

This fundraising program will be conducted to give local children a wonderful outing and at the same time raise desperately needed funds to support SHINE for Kids, a not-for-profit organisation operating on a small budget within the community. SHINE for Kids’ ability to assist and support our families and their kids is largely determined by the active participation and commitment of their talented and skilled volunteers. In recent years, the SHINE for Kids Volunteer Program has received industry awards and external recognition for the work the volunteers do.

Each sponsorship of a child costs $50, or $100 with their family carer with three quarters of the funds raised used to stage the event day for the children which may include cinema entry, aquarium entry, wildlife park entry, magic show entry, event production personnel, sound and lighting, event management, pre and post production, telemarketing services, event management, security staff, postage, stationary, administration, ticketing, printing, staging, lollies and ice creams or show bag contents, magicians, clowns, acrobats, jugglers, face painters. No less than one quarter is retained by SHINE for Kids for its programs for children.

The children attending the Special Kids Events program come from a range of organisations, including children who are physically and mentally disadvantaged, those suffering terminal or chronic illnesses, and the socio-economically disadvantaged. May we please ask for your help with any of the following groups?

5 Kids = $250  8 Kids = $400  10 Kids = $500  OR  10 kids +10 Family Carers =$1000

Certainly any assistance you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated and valued by these special needs children. All sponsors receive a letter of thanks and appreciation; we hope we can count on your support to help us put a smile back on these children’s faces. SHINE for Kids is a registered charity with Charitable Fundraising Number (CFN) 13522, and you will receive a registered receipt.

 

Respectfully yours,

Gloria Larman

CEO, SHINE for Kids
SHINE -Support – Hope–Inspire–Nurture–Empower

   

 

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Silver Fawn Club NEW YEARS EVE GALA DINNER DANCE

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New Years Eve 2014 - Box Hill Town Hall with Redemption & DJ Damien

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Box Hill Town Hall with Redemption & DJ Damien

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Australia Sri Lanka Council Inc. Monthly Newsletter
 

Message from the President of the Australia Sri Lanka Council

 

After a hiatus caused by the civil war, the Council is slowly regaining its place as the focal point of Australia Sri Lankan relationships in the fields of trade, investment, tourism, education, charitable and cultural activities. We have a strong committee and the council has flourished under the leadership of past Presidents, notably Mr. Michael Coultas. I am privileged to be following in these august footsteps and shall endeavour to lead the council to bigger and better things as Sri Lanka blossoms into the 21st century.

I also would like to extend a warm invitation to readers of this newsletter and their friends and business contacts to join the council and further its aims of strengthening and expanding the bi-lateral relationship between Australia and Sri Lanka.

 
 

Message from the Secretary

 

I am indeed privileged to have served the Council as its secretary for 9 years during which time the Council has undertaken very major projects in Sri Lanka. I was
involved in by far the biggest project of the Council being the transportation and installation of a Cardiac Catheter Laboratory to/in the Kurunegala Teaching
Hospital.

in July 2006, a memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Government of Sri Lanka by Hon Nimal Siripala De Silva, the then Minister for Health, the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital by Dr Ananda Gunasekera, the then Director and the Australia Sri Lanka Council by Mr Michael Coultas the then Chairman.

 
 
For this purpose, a complete Cardiac Catheter Laboratory was sourced from Melbourne, Victoria and another was sourced from Bendigo Victoria, to be used as spare parts. It was a very specialized and difficult task to dismantle the machines and pack and load them into a container for shipment to Sri Lanka. This task was performed under the guidance, direction and hands on participation of Peter Koens Engineer Phillips Australia at the time. Many rotary and other volunteers assisted with this task whose names are too numerous to mention. This very sensitive equipment was then shipped to Sri Lanka for installation at the Kurunegala Hospital.
 
The then Director of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital Dr Ananda Gunasekera , together with officials of the Ministry of Health Sri Lanka with the blessings of the Minister Mr De Silva, set apart an area in the new cardiology building of the Kurunegala Hospital, then under construction, for the Cardiac catheter laboratory to be installed. The specialized facilities necessary for this laboratory were provided and a team of 18 Australians consisting of engineers, technicials and other volunteers many of whom were Rotarians, headed by Peter Koens then travelled to Kurunegala Sri Lanka to install the Laboratoty. The mission was accomplished.
 
 

The Australia Sri Lanka Council Inc.,Melbourne, Victoria.

 

The Australia Sri Lanka Council (ASLC) was incorporated in February 1994 to promote the Bilateral Relationship between Australia and Sri Lanka, mainly through Trade and Investment between the two countries. The ASLC is a Private and Independent organization but works closely with Government Departments of both Sri Lanka and Australia to accomplish its primary goal of promoting the Bilateral Relationship, which today is enjoying a "Glorious Renaissance".

The ASLC in Melbourne is proud of making a significant contribution during the past two decades in making this possible. The High Commissioners of our two countries, Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe in Canberra and Ms. Robyn Mudie in Colombo are Joint- Patrons of the Council. Justice Christy Weeramantry , the former Vice-Chairman of the International Court of Justice, is also one of our three Patrons. The current Chairman of the ASLC is Mr.Christopher Ludowyk, a Professional Electrical Engineer from the Burgher Community, the Secretary is Mrs. Pushpa Hettiarachi , a practicing Barrister and Solicitor and the Treasurer is Mr. Haneef Mohinudeen, an Accountant from the Muslim Community of our homeland.

The Australia Sri Lanka Council works closely with DFAT, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Austrade in Melbourne, the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA ) in Melbourne and the Monash Asia Institute/National Centre for South Asian Studies in the Monash University Caulfield Campus. Similarly the ASLC has close ties with the External Affairs Ministry of Sri Lanka in Colombo, the Principal Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Sri Lanka, the Board of Investment in Sri Lanka , Austrade in Colombo and the Australia New Zealand Business Council in Colombo, with whom we have a long standing MOU.

The ASLC has played a major role in promoting bilateral relations especially in the area of Trade and Investment between Australia and Sri Lanka from its very inception in 1994. The Council has hosted many Trade Delegations, Ministerial Visits, Investment Seminars and Trade Fairs in the past and the ASLC hopes to revive similar events in the future. The ASLC has faced a bleak period for a number of years due to the conflict with the LTTE in Sri Lanka. However, because of our strong foundations and connections in both countries, ASLC is still able to play a positive role in the future bilateral relations using the core platform of Trade and Investment.

Several Australian companies have played a pivotal role to develop trade between the two countries. For example, Ansell Australia is a Flagship Company of the BOI in Sri Lanka with a 24 hour operation seven days a week in the Biyagama Free Trade Area. The P & O Australia built the International Gateway Terminal in the Port of Colombo which is now a World Class Container Trans-Shipment operation in South East Asia. Sri Lankan Airlines' original Joint Venture partner Emirates made its initial Expression of Interest to Mr. Kingsley Wickremeratne, the External Affairs Minister at the time, at a function organised by the ASLC in Melbourne in the mid 90's. Mobitel was a Joint Venture between Sri Lanka Telecom and OTC the International Arm of Telstra Australia at a time when having a fixed phone telephone in Sri Lanka would take years. Today Mobitel is the best contribution by Australia to Sri Lanka in Telecommunications Connectivity. The ASLC has played its part to promote such bilateral relations and has contributed much to the cordial relationship between our two Countries.

 
 

SL receives US $ 700m from World Bank

 
The government has been granted US dollars 700 million in soft loans from the World Bank for several development programs, following the IMF and World Bank meetings held in Washington last week. International Monetary Cooperation Senior Minister and Finance and Planning Deputy Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama who represented Sri Lanka at the above meetings noted that Sri Lanka had successfully obtained the above assistance from the World Bank, to initiate several development projects in the areas of education, health, urban development, transport and road development.
 

According to the Minister the loans obtained from the World Bank are at a low interest rate in comparison to loans taken from individual countries. Minister Amunugama, who is back in the island after the meetings, said that Sri Lanka's impressive economic growth in recent times, had garnered much attention during discussions.

Minister had explained during the meetings that Sri Lanka's economic growth remained satisfactory despite uneven global recovery. "I pointed out that Sri Lanka's
economy grew by 7.7 per cent in the first half of 2014 compared to 6.4 per cent in the same period, the previous year. I showed, on an average the economic growth can be sustained at around 8 per cent" he added. The Minister said that he had explained that this growth momentum reflects increased domestic economic activity as well as rising external demand. On the IMF World Bank meetings the Minister said that the forum had made an appraisal of current status of the world economy and emerging trends. Discussions revealed that the US economy was recovering while India and China too was on the ascension after some brief setbacks. However the European economy has not recovered enough as expected, he added.

However, the economic outlook on Sri Lanka the members agreed was very robust, the Minister explained. Although there might be a slight decline of demand for Sri Lankan products in Europe, the demand in US and in countries like China and India will rise further the Minister added predicting that Lankan exports will see an impressive growth in the coming years.
(development.lk)

 

Current Assistance to Sri Lanka from Australia

 

The Australian budget for 2013/2014 for assistance to Sri Lanka is estimated at $40.8 million and that for 2014/2015 is $42.8 million.

Sri Lanka has emerged as a lower middle-income country following the end of its 26-year civil conflict in 2009. Supporting Sri Lankan economic growth and reducing regional inequalities is in Australia's national interest. The maintenance of peace and stability will be important in the continued growth of trade, investment, education exchange and tourism. In 2012-13, two-way merchandise trade between Australia and Sri Lanka was $340 million.

Australia works with the Government of Sri Lanka to expand economic opportunities for the poor and address barriers to participation and productivity in Sri Lanka. Aid investments target local infrastructure, improve access to quality education services and strengthen local governance.

In 2014-15, Australian assistance to improve infrastructure in rural district will include:

• support to the expansion and maintenance of local infrastructure including roads, irrigation systems and market place facilities that will help generate eco
nomic opportunities and livelihoods for Sri Lankans living in rural areas. Australia's support will enhance the capacity of local government authorities to manage
infrastructure development

• support to a Community Forestry Program (2011-15) that will increase the incomes of over 5,000 people and protect more than 4,000 acres of land from deforestation.
Australia will support education and skills develop ment of Sri Lankans through:

• the Sri Lankan Government's Education Sector Framework and Development Program to improve the quality of primary and secondary education across the country. Over the period 2011-16

 

Australian assistance will support the upgrading of school facilities and the training of 215,000 teachers, 15,000 principals and 3,500 education administrators

• helping to promote gender equality, social cohesion and inclusive education across the country
• providing up to 30 Australia Awards Scholarships for Sri Lankans to study at Australian universities. Past scholars are linked by a strong alumni network in S
riLanka. Australia will support community rehabilitation and reconciliation by improving living standards for the most vulnerable and enable citizens to advocate
effectively for the services they need.(DFAT)

 

Sri Lanka News in Brief (September 2014)

 

Sri Lanka has joined hands with a Japanese organization, to promote a unique papaya export project to Japan. It is planned to export the first consignment of 10,000 kilos of Papaya to Japan by October. A pilot project has been commissioned in Wariyapola on a one acre property with the expertise and technology from Japan and a large number of farmers would benefit from the project in which organic fertilizer would be promoted. This organic initiative would also benefit Sri Lankan consumers as the excess production would be released to the Sri Lankan market. (Daily News 4.9.2014)

Construction work of nine new bridges has been completed at a cost of R 331 million fulfilling a long-felt need of the people of Badulla district. These bridges enable land access to markets and services especially for the farming community in Badulla. Rapid evelopment in Sri Lanka has benefited the people, enhancing living standards resulting in the increase of the number of vehicles used. This has necessitated widening of roads, the construction and renovation of bridges. (Daily News 6.9.2014)

Sri Lanka's spice exports rose 40 percent to US$329 million in 2013 from US$ 236 million in 2012. Spice export revenue was US$ 115 million in 2009. A new program has been launched by the Export Development Board (EDB) to boost exports of the perennial crop. Sri Lankan spices are traditionally exported in bulk form. (Sunday Observer 7.9.2014)

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and First Lady Akie Abe at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) last afternoon. The President and the Prime Minister then proceeded to the site of the two-storied passenger terminal building at BIA that will be constructed with funds provided to Sri Lanka through a Japanese loan facility. The airport is being expanded with the objective of developing Sri Lanka as an aviation hub in the region. The project is expected to generate significant economic benefits. (Daily News 8.9.2014)
(Compiled by Victor Melder)

 
GPO Box 1087, Melbourne 3001. Email: info@aslc.com.au. Website: www.aslc.com.au
 

 

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A Unique Lecture Demonstration Workshop and Maser with the Chitrasena Dance Company in Sydney

Dear Friends

Great news for those of you looking for a unique Christmas present going beyond the already exciting option of tickets for the rare Chitrasena visit to perform at The Sydney Festival next month. A small group of people will have the opportunity to participate in a Lecture-Demonstration/Workshop, followed by a Master Class to be held in the studios of the Seymour Centre, commencing 1pm on Saturday 10 January.  Given the limited numbers possible, people need to e-mail their interest to danceworkshop21@gmail.com – a prompt response will confirm whether or not a place is available. Moe details are in the attached flyer and it is worth particularly noting the comments of Ian Castenetto, a dancer and dance teacher with the Sydney Dance Company, who led a group of his students to experience such a workshop in Colombo at the Chitrasena Dance School earlier this year.  

In an e-mail to another Australian dance company in Sydney, Ian further expanded on his thoughts by saying:
 
The Chitrasena Compay are such an accomplished and dedicated group that I think it would be a great pity if they just passed through Sydney without the maximum exposure they deserve.  They offer something to dance lovers which I have not seen on any other world stage: a classical dance put on a contemporary stage, in a way that is brilliantly crafted by their resident choreographer who (as well as being a proficient dancer) completed her dance degree at the University of California, Berkeley.   As I saw when I was in Colombo earlier this year, they work in less than ideal conditions yet manage to present a product which is world class.

If you are interested, please do not miss this opportunity. And if you have not yet got your tickets to the concerts, please book now via the Sydney Festival web page for Dancing for the Gods.

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Pope's Visit to Sri lanka

Pope's Visit to Sri lanka - Programme


January 13th Arrive at 9.00 am
 
Motorcade to Bishop's House where he will have discussions with Bishops
Followed by a Luncheon
 
 Audience with President Rajapakse and meet dignitaries of other Religions                     
 
January 14th
 
Morning Mass at Galle Face Green
 
Later in the day Mass at the Madhu Church in Mannar - he will bless the people with the Statue of Our lady of Madhu at the end of the service
 
January 15th
 
 Leave to the Philippines

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Health and Views X mas issue 2014
 

MESSAGE FROM HIS EMINENCE MALCOLM CARDINAL RANJITH

It is with great pleasure that I greet and welcome, His Holiness Pope Francis I–the People's Pope, to the little Pearl of the Indian Ocean, our beloved Sri Lanka.
The visit of Pope Francis – who within a short period of time won a special place in the hearts of the world as a compassionate, humble, peace loving Servant of God,
is like having a special Messenger of the Prince of Peace himself – Our Lord Jesus Christ, among us.

We are a nation which suffered immensely for 30 long years – with the loss of many innocent lives ranging from the unborn to the elderly, irrespective of race, caste, creed or social standing due to acts of Terror. The war with weapons is over... and now, the war of reconstruction, reconciliation of those lives that were directly or indirectly affected as a result of the conflict has begun, simultaneo usly. Hence, it is indeed very opportune at this point of time, that Pope Francis I, the 266th, Successor to St. Peter – the Apostle and Shepherd chosen by Lord Jesus Christ himself to lead his flock, graces us with his presence in Sri Lanka. Let us therefore, reciprocate his graciousness by rallying round His Holiness – our Shepherd, to bestow God's Blessings, Peace and Prosperity upon our Motherland, and to fulfill the Lord Jesus' prayer: "But, I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers." (Luke: 22/32).

This is the 3rd Papal Visit to our country, and also the first in the new Millennium. Furthermore, considering His Holiness' preference for simplicity, and the widely known habit of breaking protocol to offer love, kindness, food and necessities to the poor, sick, afflicted and disabled brethren (who are in a way – fortunate to come in contact with His Holiness), this occasion aptly reminds us of how it would have been when Our Lord Jesus walked amongst us, from 1 – 33 AD.

I therefore, consider it a privilege to welcome His Holiness to our country with the traditional greetings

 
Despite the possibility of violence, the Catholic Church is relying on faith in God and government assurances that the upcoming presidential election will not interfere with the scheduled visit of Pope Francis in January, a spokesman said yesterday. The presidential election has been fixed for January 8 – five days ahead of the Pope's visit. The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, declined to comment but Spokesman , Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini, said: "Nobody knew that the elections will be held close to the Holy Father's visit. We would have been happy if the elections had been held well before the papal visit."
 
Royal fans around the globe got a rare insight into the lives of Prince George of Cambridge, with the release of some adorable new photos.
Prince William and pregnant Duchess Kate released three official photos of the little prince, soon to be 17 months old, for Christmas. (AAP)
 
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Chitrasena Dance Co in Canberra Theatre Centre 15 January

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Berowra band STREETPARTY

Berowra band - STREETPARTY - has released it's first ever Original song on the internet. Please consider supporting local Australian talent by visiting one of the following links and buying a copy of the song. We hope you enjoy it.
Here's to dads everywhere!

The band wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

   
iTunes: https://itun.es/au/lxil4
   
CdBaby: Http://Www.cdbaby.com/cd/streetparty1
www.streetparty.com.au

 

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Book Launch 

Launch of Nirasha Gunasekera's 4th book, which is a book on poetry called 'Sudhu kathak ha madhu withak'. Great Sri Lankan poet Mr. Rathna Sri Wijesingha and another great Sri Lankan author Mr. Jayathilaka Kammallaweera
will address the public on this day. Please come and experience a wonderful evening...!!! At the Balla Balla Community Centre, 65 Berwick Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East.

Contact: Nirasha Gunasekera 0425 281 322

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12th Annual celebration of the Feast of the infant JESUS of Prague

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A Golden Jubilee Mass

A Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated by Most Rev. Bishop Vincent Long, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of The sisters of the Holy Angels in Australia. You and your family are cordially invited for this Eucharistic celebration. To mark the conclusion of the Golden Jubilee year there will be a get-together following the mass. Refreshments will be served.  At the Holy Family Church, 147 Separation Street. Bell Park..   

Contact:  Rev. Sr. Concepta or Sunimal 5277 3620, 0404 022 058

 

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Battle of the Blues

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Curry Nite

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Sinhala Drama - "NARI BURATHI"

Presented by Sri Lanka German Technical Training Institute Old Boys' Association Australia Inc.

Contact: admin@cgtti.com.au
 

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Music Concert 

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saman 0459 213 383, Sam 0433 695 397

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Dinner Dance

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NOTICE OF Annual General Meeting

THE OLD BOYS OF ROYAL COLLEGE COLOMBO in NSW & ACT Inc

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Old Boys of Royal College, Colombo in NSW & ACT Inc. will be held on Sunday 22nd February 2015 at the  NORTH RYDE GOLF CLUB, TWIN ROAD, NORTH RYDE. The AGM will commence at  6:30 p.m.


A G E N D  A

 1.President will call the meeting to order
 2.Apologies for non attendance
 3.President’s  welcome address
 4.Presentation of the Secretary’s report
 5.Presentation and adoption of the Annual Financial Report
 6.Election of Office Bearers & Appointment of Hon. Auditor
 7.Any other business – (Notice of which should be sent in writing to the Hon Secretary 21 days before the AGM)

Note: All current office bearers retire compulsorily but are eligible for re-election.

All nominations for office bearers must be forwarded on the form attached by email to:secretary@rcoba.org.au or by mail to :
       The Hon. Secretary,
       30 Wingrove Avenue,
       Epping, NSW 2121

As per the constitution nomination must be received by the Hon Secretary, 21 days prior to the AGM.

Special Message from the Committee:

The committee has arranged for a limited supply of soft drinks, beer and wine for the members and their spouses who attend the meeting (no charge).

At the conclusion of the AGM the members may choose to have dinner at the Golf Club (strongly encouraged to promote fellowship and networking) at Club prices.

As in the past years, whilst spouses/partners of members are welcome to be at the meeting, they would not be participating in any of the AGM proceedings/activities.

The Committee is looking forward to seeing as many members and their spouses for this event. It’s a wonderful opportunity yet again for all members to socialize in an informal manner.

Please note that the AGM is open for all old Royalists who live in NSW an ACT.We would much appreciate if you could indicate your participation to one of the following Committee Members in order to ascertain the number of attendees.


Daya Thayananthan 0421 616 334
Dinesh De Silva 0409 998 555
Janaka Subasinghe 0421 056 277
Palitha Manchanayaka 0433 786 467
Deva Mylvaganam 0417 538 020
Aswin De Silva 0439 133 299
Sudarshan Shanmugarajah - 0402 487 959
Charitha Wasala 0411 794 879

Thank you.
Secretary - RCOBA

Click here to download Royal College Old Boys Association NSW and ACT – Nomination Form

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Music Concert - "HEMANTHAYEDEE 2"

Live musical concert by Melbourne artist Hemantha Dias

Please await further details

Contact: Hemantha 0409 702 797

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Hector Dias with D Major and Mariazelle

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Cricket World Cup 2015 - Gala Dinner

Cricket World Cup 2015 - Gala Dinner 

Organised by Sri Lanka Cricket Sydney Inc.

5th March 2015

Waterview, Bicentinnial Drive, Sydney Olympic Park

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METH SITH SWARA

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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THE DOT HOPE HOME FOR CHILDREN

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Dinner Dance

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HIGH TEA at Grand on Princess

Donation $35 per head

Contact:  Kumi 0425 864 045, Marie 9498 3409, 0412 493 161, Marie 9798 3409, 0412 493 161, Sriya 0488 005 290

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Trivia Night

Contact:  Gillian 0400 110 962, Vanessa 0419 368 626

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Dinner Dance - AUSCA DINNER DANCE

MARCH 2015 - Saturday 28th, 7.00pm   

Australia Sri Lanka Cultural And Welfare Association - Inaugural Dinner Dance at Epping Memorial Hall.

Contact:  Millon Landers 0401 723 094, Pushpika Gamage 0401 934 088

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ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015

Australia and New Zealand will host the ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015
 
 
AUSTRALIAN GAMES
 
14 Feb. 2015 vs England at the MCG
21 Feb. vs Bangladesh at the Gabba
28 Feb. vs New Zealand at Eden Park
4   Mar. vs Afghanistan at the WACA
8   Mar. vs Sri Lanka at the SCG
14 Mar. vs Scotland at Bellerive
 
THE FINALS
 
20 Mar. Quarter Final 3 at Adelaide
21 Mar. Quarter Final 4 at Wellington
24 Mar. Semi Final 1 at Eden Park
26 Mar. Semi Final 2 at SCG
29 Mar. FINAL at MCG  
 
Source Telegraph



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Dance Concert

Ama Dance academy proudly presents another dance extravaganza to Melbourne art lovers celebrating their dance academy 10th anniversary. Another one of a kind event that will take Melbourne's breath away.
At the Besen Center, Burwood.

Contact: Ama 0424 321 656, Daminda 0411 646 695

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WHAT IS NEXT FOR OUR CRICKETERS

Nov-2014

Thu 13 
08:00 GMT, 13:30 local

Sri Lanka v India
4th ODI - India vs Sri Lanka
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

 

Sun 16 
08:00 GMT, 13:30 local

Sri Lanka v India
5th ODI - India vs Sri Lanka
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

 

Wed 26 
09:00 GMT, 14:30 local

Sri Lanka v England
1st ODI - Sri Lanka vs England
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

 

Sat 29
04:30 GMT, 10:00 local

Sri Lanka v England
2nd ODI - Sri Lanka vs England
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Dec-2014

Wed 03 
09:00 GMT, 14:30 local

Sri Lanka v England
3rd ODI - Sri Lanka vs England
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota

 

Sun 07
04:30 GMT, 10:00 local

Sri Lanka v England
4th ODI - Sri Lanka vs England
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

 

Wed 10 
09:00 GMT, 14:30 local

Sri Lanka v England
5th ODI - Sri Lanka vs England
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

 

Sat 13
04:30 GMT, 10:00 local

Sri Lanka v England
6th ODI - Sri Lanka vs England
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

 

Tue 16 
09:00 GMT, 14:30 local

Sri Lanka v England
7th ODI - Sri Lanka vs England
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

 

Fri 26 - Tue 30
22:00 GMT, 11:00 local

Sri Lanka v New Zealand
1st Test - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Jan-2015

Sat 03 - Wed 07
22:00 GMT, 11:00 local

Sri Lanka v New Zealand
2nd Test - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
Basin Reserve, Wellington

 

Sun 11
22:00 GMT, 11:00 local

Sri Lanka v New Zealand
1st ODI - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
Hagley Oval, Christchurch

 

Thu 15 
01:00 GMT, 14:00 local

Sri Lanka v New Zealand
2nd ODI - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
Seddon Park, Hamilton

 

Sat 17 
01:00 GMT, 14:00 local

Sri Lanka v New Zealand
3rd ODI - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
Eden Park, Auckland

 

Tue 20
22:00 GMT, 11:00 local

Sri Lanka v New Zealand
4th ODI - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
Saxton Oval, Nelson

 

Fri 23
22:00 GMT, 11:00 local

Sri Lanka v New Zealand
5th ODI - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
University Oval, Dunedin

 

Sun 25
22:00 GMT, 11:00 local

Sri Lanka v New Zealand
6th ODI - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
University Oval, Dunedin

 

Thu 29 
01:00 GMT, 14:00 local

Sri Lanka v New Zealand
7th ODI - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Feb-2015

Sat 14
22:00 GMT, 10:00 local

Sri Lanka v New Zealand
Match 1, Pool A - ICC World Cup 2015
Hagley Oval, Christchurch

 

Sun 22
22:00 GMT, 10:00 local

Sri Lanka v Afghanistan
Match 12, Pool A - ICC World Cup 2015
University Oval, Dunedin

 

Thu 26 
03:20 GMT, 14:00 local

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh
Match 18, Pool A - ICC World Cup 2015
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Mar-2015

Sun 01 
01:00 GMT, 14:00 local

Sri Lanka v England
Match 22, Pool A - ICC World Cup 2015
Westpac Stadium, Wellington

 

Sun 08 
03:20 GMT, 14:00 local

Sri Lanka v Australia
Match 32, Pool A - ICC World Cup 2015
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

 

Wed 11 
03:20 GMT, 14:00 local

Sri Lanka v Scotland
Match 35, Pool A - ICC World Cup 2015
Bellerive Oval, Hobart

 

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Jet Travel and Cruise Black Tie Dinner Ball

MAY  2015 - Saturday 16th, 7.00pm

Jet Travel and Cruise Black Tie Dinner Ball. At Springvale Town Hall, Springvale.
More information to follow.

Contact: Romaine Ferdinands 0423 737 074

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Music Concert ATHMA LIYANAGE Live In Concert

MAY 2015 - Saturday 23rd, 6.00pm
Music Concert - "ATHMA LIYANAGE Live In Concert"

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MELBOURNE see ATHMA LIYANAGE live in concert at The Besen Centre in Burwood.

Contact: Prasanna Sedera 0411 342 200

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Musical Event

JUNE  - Saturday 6th,

More details to follow.

Contact: Dhanushka 0401 632 264, Darshi 0466 262 862

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Health and Views X mas issue 2014

Despite the possibility of violence, the Catholic Church is relying on faith in God and government assurances that the upcoming presidential election will not interfere with the scheduled visit of Pope Francis in January, a spokesman said yesterday. The presidential election has been fixed for January 8 – five days ahead of the Pope's visit. The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, declined to comment but Spokesman , Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini, said: "Nobody knew that the elections will be held close to the Holy Father's visit. We would have been happy if the elections had been held well before the papal visit."


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