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Rise Up School Meal Program – Phase 1 and Phase 2 – Update 10th and 12th August 2022 View the Video on Facebook – click here – https://www.facebook.com/753223244/posts/pfbid02dc3JtPYfKdsw1iW43jGx26M1Qp3qwSNoJdbab1tBXaeHqSvdGszae1Hcxpu2FR3Pl/?d=n  Rise Up School Meal Program Sample of School Meals Served in Schools That Remained Opened During The Past Two Weeks   School meal program in Sri Lanka-Rise Up RISE UP – School Meal Program – Phase 2 Sri Lanka is in the midst of an unprecedented economic crisis with extreme inflation and shortages of essential items including food. Schools in Sri Lanka are noticing a decrease in the attendance of students, particularly in schools located in areas that are severely impacted by this economic crisis. One of the main reasons attributed to this attendance decline is lack of availability of food. Rise Up School Meal Program (https://www.facebook.com/RiseUpMeals) is collaborating with Dr Tara De Mel (Former Secretary, Ministry of Education , Sri Lanka), ...

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A view from inside Source:Sundaytimes Before sunrise, grab your sarong and swimmers and follow the swirling beams of the old city lighthouse to the ancient citadel’s hidden beach on Galle Fort’s Hospital Street. Walk across the ramparts’ historic walls and down some steps across a pebbly sandy beach and wade into the sea as the twinkling stars vanish into pinks, reds, purples and gold. Good swimmers can continue onto one of the famous rock formations marking the entrance way to this ancient port city of Galle founded by the Portuguese, taking care not to mistakenly step on the Leatherback or Green turtles that look just like rocks. Here you can swim in a place where octopuses dance as the sun rises and fire red rock lobsters momentarily pop their heads up. ...

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‘Memsahibs’: How British women negotiated food and fear (and love and life) in colonial India Source:Scroll Before colonial rule began in India, various rest houses were built along the ancient commerce routes. Serais and dharamshalas (shelters and rest houses) have existed in India for centuries and were meant for pilgrims travelling through the dusty corners of the countryside. During the Mughal rule, inns called caravanserais provided shelter to traders, merchants, and buccaneers. The Indian postal system was established by Robert Clive in 1776 in Calcutta, which ushered in the age of dak bungalows, also known as circuit houses. These buildings were much like the coaching inns of Europe and were built especially for British officers and civilians as they travelled through the hinterlands. Eventually, the bungalows came to be used by individual travellers for resting overnight while in transit. ...

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women writing their migration stories the sinhala series   I am Shiroma Epa. Sri Lankan living in Sydney.  I am contacting you on behalf of ´Key into Australia´, a not for profit organization. (https://keyintoaustralia.com.au).  Key into Australia is a network of multicultural women living in Australia who support each other in meaningful ways. We are an inclusive community that helps create friendships, find work, and navigate the ups and downs of settling in a new place. Key Into Australia´s “The Tongue Set Free” programme is supporting migrant women’s mental health by inviting them to share their untold stories. Sharing our stories can be a therapeutic pastime activity.   The program is supported by Multicultural NSW and offered free of charge. This is open to women from multicultural/migrant backgrounds. Key into Australia is now working with women from different cultural backgrounds to offer the program in their own languages. Objective of offering ...

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PRASANNAJITH ABEYSURIYA AN AUTOGRAPHED PHENOMINAL ACTOR ON STAGE, TELE DRAMA AND FILMS, GRADED LECTURER WITH PASSION FOR STREET DRAMA – by Sunil Thenabadu Photo Source : watchlanka.com “Prasannajith Abeysuriya having a doctorate for his research on script writing, directing, acting, choreography and costume designing for stage drama is attached to the faculty of dance and drama,department of drama,oriental ballet and contemporary dance as a senior lecturer( grade one) at the university of visual and performing arts .Prasannajith( his real name Prasanna Suranjith had been blundered by the related authorities at the registrar of births) is a native of Wellampitiya born to a middle class family, father been a reputed trader. Prasannajith has had no hereditary affiliations to art, has possessed immense innate talent for art. He is the sixth sibling in a family of nine.When the siblings were eight in number his father for the love of children had adopted the ...

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A Celebration of International Youth Day 2022 International Youth Day is celebrated on 12 August 2022, bringing awareness to issues facing young people and celebrating their potential in building a better future. At NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS), we recognise the value of diversity and co-design in enriching our work. We are investing in young people through our Multicultural Youth Ambassador Program. In the words of one of our current youth ambassador,  “I would like to recognize the valuable support from NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service team for this wonderful opportunity to share our experience and promoting key health messages to our friends, family and networks” Multicultural Health Youth Ambassador Program This year the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service is working together with eleven dynamic Ambassadors to increase health literacy around COVID-19 amongst young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Co-designed COVID-19 social media campaign Video messages   The ...

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MEDIA RELEASE DATE: 11 August 2022 COUNCIL STRENGTHENS ITS COMMITMENT TO WORKING WITH LOCAL ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY First Nations people in Hornsby Shire will have their voices heard more than ever as Hornsby Shire Council last night appointed 14 voluntary community members to the Hornsby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultative Committee (HATSICC). The new intake will include 11 Aboriginal people, almost doubling last year, becoming the highest ever representation on the committee. Formed in 2006, HATSICC is Council’s vital link with First Nations peoples in the Shire, respecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ right to self-determination and community empowerment. “The bloodline descendants of the Hornsby area would like to congratulate all the successful candidates for this year’s Hornsby Shire Council HATSICC, a collaborative consultative group protecting and promoting Aboriginal cultural heritage and cultural events within the Shire,” said Auntie Tracey Howie, GuriNgai Traditional Owner. “We would also like to ...

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Love for Sri Lanka Gala Dinner Source : eventbrite.com.au About this event Sri Lanka is experiencing the worst economic crisis in decades. Millions are impacted by shortages of food, fuel, electricity, clean drinking water and medicines. According to UNICEF, nearly one in two children in Sri Lanka now require some form of emergency assistance, including nutrition, healthcare, clean drinking water, education, and mental health services. Peter Kuruvita and Lord & Lion, in support of UNICEF, are hosting a five-course fundraising dinner to support 1.7 million Sri Lankan children in need. Join us in showing your ‘Love for Sri Lanka’ on Tuesday 23 August from 6.30pm at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. You will be treated to a Sri Lankan feast curated by Peter Kuruvita and entertainment from Logie-award winning Sri Lankan Australian comedian Dilruk Jayasinha, Phil Burton from Human Nature and Sri Lanka’s Kandyan dancers. Proceeds from the event will go towards the work of UNICEF in ...

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Good News From Jayam – August 15, 2022 Pls Scroll Down 35 items   National Flower of Sri Lanka The Blue Lotus or Water Lilly Mrs. Sri Lanka World 2022 Uschi Perera Los Angeles Sri Lankans Cruise on “Carnival Panorama” The Abeyguneratnes, Jayakodys, Kaluwahewas and Ekanayake on board the ship and in Mexico. Louis Page’s New Album Released Louis Page’s latest album of five has just been released in digital stores, through Arabesque Records. Entitled Mirage à la Russe – it’s an immense panorama of ambience and sound in two epic Russian piano masterpieces, Mussorgsky’s suite ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ and an exquisite interpretation of the most famous (5th) of Scriabin’s sonatas in extended movement, known as ‘Poème d’Extase’ (Poem of Ecstasy). Johnny and Azuma De Souza enjoying the Beach and Sunset in Squamish, Canada Christine de Souza Wanigasekara with children in Las Vegas, Nevada Faisal Buharie was recognized by ...

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