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WHAT A DAY – WHAT A WEEK. – By Noor R. Rahim (The Trials, Tribulations & Rewards in a Workers’ Life.)   You start off the week on a Monday Bleary-eyed and wary – not knowing what ahead doth lay Gosh! The telephone, facsimiles, problems and queries vex you – don’t they? But undaunted, you surmount these all the way   The rest of the week is all the same and they stay Except the second Thursday of the month, when you get your pay But the money does not last – the way you wish it would stay Always looking forward to the Friday eve – to anchors aweigh   Straight home or to the bar to vent your cares away Reminisce on the past and be able to say I haven’t done or said something – that would rue my day Heck! Its’ the start of my weekend ...

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“CENSUS TO STUN THE SENSES” I was really stunned to read this Census-drivel, as I would call it. However, as they say, facts are stubborn, and if the current census shows that “non-religious” surges, as they put it, this is possibly exactly what it shows. Christianity to me is very simple. As the holy name suggests, it has all got to do with a man called CHRIST. JESUS CHRIST God’s Son was sent to Earth, to live, and then die an excruciating death on a wooden cross at Calvary in order to save mankind who committed the same sin of “doubt”, as exactly that of the non- religious, now penning their silly remarks on the latest cencus forms. The World IS going through very tough times, but it isn’t because of God, folks, MAN is the ultimate culprit for everything now happening on our planet, and now trying to blame ...

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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW ….. IS LOVE AND YOU!!! – by Des Kelly   “What the World needs now ….. …  Is my story, true,  Animals need this deep love, too,  Show them that, you really care,   They reciprocate it, anywhere,  …… Also God’s creations,  ……. Though they cannot speak,  Love & attention, is what they seek   Try it, and see, & you won’t be sad,     Your friendship with them,        WILL MAKE YOU GLAD” Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’ Lanka.   Love & attention is what they seek ...

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Dr  R L HAYMAN – The Legend Lives On Forever – by Milinda Hettiarachchi One of the things that comes foremost to any Thomian’s mind is the indebtedness and gratitude owed to the First Headmaster of S. Thomas  College at Gurutalawa, Dr Rolo L. Hayman who was also the longest serving Sub Warden at STC Mount Lavinia simultaneously for over 20 years. STC at Gurutalawa was modeled after Gordonstoun School in Elgin, in the north of Scotland that had been founded by Kurt Hahn and attended by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as well as Charles, Prince of Wales. Warden Canon R. S. De Saram declared that STC at Gurutalawa and STC Mount Lavinia were one and the same school and not two Colleges. Warden C. H. Davidson remarked quoting the poet William Wordsworth: “TWO Voices are there; one is of the sea, One of the mountains; each a mighty Voice…” Dr Hayman had taught the ...

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A TRIBUTE BY THE JAFFNA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION – 1999-by Dr Gamini Goonetilleke Source:Drgamini With the easing of travel restrictions in and out of Jaffna and the improvement of the conditions in the peninsula after the military operation ‘Riviresa’ in 1995, and more freedom being afforded to the Citizens of Jaffna many doctors returned to their homes in Jaffna and resumed work at the hospital as well as the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Jaffna. THE DOCTORS IN JAFFNA DECIDED TO RE-ACTIVATE THE JAFFNA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION WHICH WAS DORMANT FOR SEVERAL YEARS BECAUSE OF THE CIVIL WAR Jaffna Medical Association This was the only medical association in the entire Jaffna peninsula The association originated in 1941 as Jaffna Clinical Society and the first president was Dr. S Subramaniam, the Provincial Surgeon of Jaffna The objective of the association was the advancement of medical knowledge in the Northern region of Ceylon as it ...

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  Red fish curry, tomato rasam, prawn curry: great Sri Lankan recipes Prawn curry with tamarind from Rambutan by Cynthia Shanmugalingam. Photograph: Alex Lau  Source:Theguardian A celebration of the island nation’s food with dishes from Rambutan, the new cookbook by economist turned restaurateur Cynthia Shanmugalingam Growing up in Coventry in the 1980s and 90s, Cynthia Shanmugalingam recalls being faintly embarrassed by Sri Lankan food. She has a vivid memory of her friend Amy coming over to her house when they were 15. As usual, Shanmugalingam’s mum set up Amy and Cynthia in one room, eating fish and chips, while in another room the rest of the family had a selection of curries and rice. “I don’t know why we did that,” Shanmugalingam says. “It’s not like somebody said our food was disgusting or anything, but maybe it was an inherited perception. Anyway, Amy said, ‘Can I have what you’re having in there?’ And ...

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Kerrigan Labrooy – Rapt to release my new single, ‘Goodness Of God’ Source:eLanka Fb Rapt to release my new single, ‘Goodness Of God’ which is the title track of my upcoming album. It will be launched on OZCMR with Gentleman Mark Eckel at 7.45 am on Tuesday June 28th 2022. Hopefully it makes the Tasmanian Australian Charts with Champion Nigel Jones where I’ve been blessed to spend the last 108 consecutive weeks accumulating 10 number ones. Looking forward to chatting to my awesome friend Mark and trust you can tune in. Just click on this link: https://ozcountrymusicradio.com/ Please note, I’m simply paving the way for the real exciting news which will take the world by storm next week. Hint: it involves one of my 6 Priceless Treasure ChildrenThanks for your Amazing support and stay blessed! ...

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