Welcome to eLanka News – for the Sri Lankan Down Under! – eLanka Newsletter: March 2019 1st edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles
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Photos from the Ceylon Society of Australia – SYDNEY – First General Meeting on Sunday 24th February 2019 + Was Saradiel a Robin Hood or plain criminal? – by member of the audience
Was Saradiel a Robin Hood or plain criminal? – by member of the audience
That was one of the queries posed by a guest at the Ceylon Society of Australia’s first general meeting for 2019 held on 24 February in Sydney. The guest speaker Mr Thiru Arumugam, who kindly agreed to step in when the advertised speaker was unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, chose to talk on Deekirikevage Saradial, better known as the hero of the Utuwan mountain……
So, after quite a “spell”, a final appeal from the lawyers of Cardinal George Pell will be heard, to determine whether the highest rating “Catholic Cardinal” in Australia IS guilty, (he still denies the charges), and everyone knows that the Legal-System in Australia is a long, drawn out affair, but, after this appeal is heard and if it fails, then Cardinal Pell would possibly be sentenced to a term in prison, a huge “come-down” from the Vatican in Rome, where he was the third top-ranked Official of the Church, and could have possibly ended up as the Pope in a few years time, such was his standing there…………………….
New look Sri Lanka in historic series win over South Africa – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE
One Kusal spelt trouble for South Africa in the first Test but two Kusal’s spelt double trouble as Sri Lanka stunned the hosts and the rest of the cricketing world to pull off a sensational series victory in Port Elizabeth against all odds………….
Sri Lanka Association – Seniors’ Annual Luncheon & HSC Awards – 2019
SRI LANKA NEWS IN BRIEF – FEBRUARY 2019) – Compiled by Victor Melder
State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne, Guest of Honour at the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka ( NCCSL) AGM recently said the political coup of October 26 last year cost the country in excess of 21 billion rupees. Reflecting on current economic developments he said that considering some reparation action taken by the government to correct the position of revenue which was 33 percent of GDP in 2008, this was drastically reduced to 12.6 percent of GDP by 2015..
Sri Lanka Kidney Foundation in the UK – Dinner Dance with Desmond De Silva
Photos from the fund raising event in British Midlands UK on 9th February 2019.
This event was a resounding success with a total of 12,504.67 pounds sterling raised to fund the needs of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) sufferers in Sri Lanka. In fact Desmond donated half his fee for the cause.
TO SIR WITH LOVE – Bernard VanCuylenburg
The history of any business enterprise will reveal that success was possible due to the will of the entrepreneur, tenacity of purpose, and defiance in the face of any challenges or adversity. Sri Lanka recently lost a doyen of entrepreneurship who strode the business world like the proverbial colossus. His passing leaves a void in the business ranks of the nation, and an even bigger void in the hearts of his family and all who knew and love him. On my shoulders fell the task of writing and delivering a tribute at the memorial Mass held for George Ondaatjie on the 4th February at St.Mary’s Church, Bambalapitiya…………….
Loneliness & Social connectivity – BY Dr. Harold Gunatillake – Sydney Australia
The resplendent island; behind the curtain – By Raj Gonsalkorale
Sri Lanka is undoubtedly a beautiful island. Its natural beauty is spellbinding. Its history mesmerising. Its multi ethnic and multi religious culture is mystic and rich. Its people its best assets. The country was rated as the top country for travel in 2019 by Lonely Planet. Those who have not been to Sri Lanka in the last ten years or so would see a remarkable transformation of a country moving well into the 21st century. ……
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eLanka Events – MELBOURNE
Rhythms and Tastes of Serendib (Gamen Liyumak)
15th March 2019
Oba Wenuwen Api
23rd March 2019
VOLUNTARY OUTREACH CLUB INC AUTUMNS LUNCHEON
Menzies Hall – 41 Menzies Avenue
From : 12 Noon To: 5 pm
Lunch: Delightful Smorgasbord
Caterer : Tamarind “8” Finest Tastes of The East
Music by: Sam De Silva – Mr smooth & Cool
10th March 2019
Kandy Girls High School Past Pupils Association Melbourne Dinner Dance 2019
16th March 2019
Rhythm & Grooves at The Walawwa (Bungalow) – Dance the Night Away – Friday 15th March
15th March 2019
Burgher Association Australia presents Buriyani Lunch
7th April 2019
Burgher Association Australia presents – Yummy Rotti & Pittu Lunch
23rd June 2019
Trinity/Antonian OBA Cricket Encounter in Melbourne
24th March 2019
The Peterite annual Dinner Dance “A Night in Paris”
27th April 2019
Autumn Soiree – 2019 – Old Paulines 13th Successive Annual Dinner Dance – organised by the St Paul’s Kelaniya Benevolent Fund (Australia) Inc (in memory of the late Teacher & Vic e Principal, Mrs Florence Senewiratne)
1st June 2019
Night of Hope – Fund Raising Dinner Dance – Organised by Operation Hope
16th March 2019
Dhamma Reflection by Most Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Nayaka Thero
8th March 2019
eLanka Events – SYDNEY
The Bellbirds Club Inc Presents Glitz & Glamour – 1st June 2019 (Sydney event)
1st June 2019
Black & Gold of NSW-DS.Senanayake College OBA – Sydney Chapter, Presents 2019 Black & Gold Masquerade Ball
25th May 2019
Sing-Along with Ranil Mallawarachchi
11th May 2019
Thora Paan Party for your Family – 30th March in Thornleigh
30th March 2019
Old Josephians Association of New South Wales Peerless Pearl – 30th Anniversary Ball
16th November 2019
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – SYDNEY – CDF Patient Transport Annual Ball 2019
24th August 2019
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eLanka Events – Brisbane
2019 SILVER FAWN CLUB FAMILY CAMP AT LAKE PERSEVERANCE – 854 Perseverance Dam Rd, Crows Nest QLD
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The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire
Burgher Association (Australia)
358 Haughton Road, Clayton VIC 3168
The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire (Dances, Birthday parties,
Anniversaries etc). The BAA Centre is located within a short walk from Clayton railway station. The hall
is licensed to hold 150 people. Tables and chairs for this number of attendees are provided. There is
usually plenty of parking across the road and a few spaces on the property. Disabled access via ramps
is available to both the front and rear doors and a disabled parking space is available. There is also a
‘horseshoe’ driveway permitting the dropping off of attendees under cover.
Westminster College – Study in Sydney, Australia
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TOP GUN DISCO – DJ’S JOHAN AND RON (Melbourne)
Johan and I provide the best music for any function on the night, with the best variety of music required by the clients.
We cater for all Club Functions, Birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and Christmas functions and any function that client may require , we are versatile. Additionally we have the best quality powered EV Speakers , mid range and Top , additionally we have special effects lightning and a smoke machine, which provides excellent settings and atmosphere for the occasion.We have many very satisfied customers on our records and can provide references if needed. Should you require more information please feel free to contact by email or my Mobile 0419807486 Ron
Warm regards, Ron
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Properties For Sale
The Castle Residence – Superlative Properties – Colombo, Sri Lanka
123 perch land with a 3 story house in Kelaniya – Sri Lanka
123 perch land with a 3-story house
Spaces 5-bedroom house with a 123.5 perch land located in Kelaniya
100-year-old clean title to the land
3 phase electricity / water and telephone connection.
Land ideal for residential or commercial purposes
– Access to Kandy road, Colombo Katunayake Highway and Negambo road in less than 5 mins
– Less than 30 minutes to the Katunayaka airport
– 20 minutes to Colombo Fort
– Less than 20 minutes to Colombo 7
– Road access to heavy vehicles thought Kandy and Negambo road
– 5 minute walk to the railway station
Name: Sanjeewa Edirisinghe
Number : +61 430 591 272
Catalina – Exclusive “Second Home, Back Home” residential country club
Nuwera Eliya, Sri Lanka – Prime Land & House, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated
Prime Land, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated.
There is a house, security room, tube well, walking distance to Town. Beautiful view of Nuwera Eliya town. Clear deed, U.D.A. approved Property Plan, Clear Title Report, Fertile soil for cultivation too, 10×10 water tank on top of land. Ideal for holiday home or circuit bungalow.
Please contact by email or phone.
Phone: 61 409 909095 or US 323-327-8903
Willows Real Estate – Bella Vista, Sydney, NSW
4 adjacent sub-divided plots with serviced water and electricity – Located on Tewatte Road in Ragama
1 plot, 14.6 perches (369.27 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 8, 760, 000) (AUD 74,871), with small house.
3 plots, 12 .4 perches (313.633 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 7,440,000 each) (AUD 63,589 each). House with 5 bedrooms
Call Paul on 0419 034 855 (or +61 419 034 855 from overseas) to discuss in more depth.
Blue Ocean Group of Companies
IVY Residencies – Mt’Lavinia, Sri Lanka –
Home away from home in paradise
Benefit Property Group
House for Sale in Ja Ela
Fully furnished 3 bed bungalow – Rs 7,200,000
7 Perch land extent.
Fully fitted pantry/kitchen equipped with 4 burner gas cooker/oven, Fridge-Freezer,
Microwave, Kettle and Utensils
Shower Cubical with Hot Water
Metal Grills on all windows, fanlights, front and back doors, for added security
In built concrete pillars for easy upstairs conversion
Off street parking for two cars
Well maintained throughout
24 Hr Security
Access to Swimming Pool
Clear title deeds
10 mins to Colombo-Katunayake Highway
Sold with all furniture and appliances.
Will consider unfurnished sales.
Tel: +44 7990 530442
in a Teak Plantation at Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam
District Sri Lanka
A beautiful Teak Plantation located in Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam District for sale. Its located just 158 Km away from Colombo
TRILLIUM APARTMENT IN COLOMBO 8 FOR SALE
A large fully furnished & tenanted 3 bedroom apartment in the 4th floor of the park wing facing the swimming pool & the children’s park for sale.
– Area: 1,800 Sq Ft (largest size/corner)
– 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms
– Separate Maid’s quarters
– Fully Furnished
– Walking distance to British School in Colombo
– Able to sell with or without tenants
Sale Price: Rs. 55 Million (or equivalent in AUD)
Contact – +94 77 1061451/ +94 77 1061328
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