IVY Residencies – Mt’Lavinia, Sri Lanka –
Home away from home in paradise


Ivy Residencies – Home away from home in paradise
37/2, Beach Road, Mt’Lavinia,Sri Lanka.

Jacob +94 776 520 463 (SL)
Kala +61 0406 111 462 (Aus)
Udaya +61 0416 698 119 (Aus)

Planning a holiday back home? Love the grandeur of old world charm complimented with modern day luxury? Introducing, IVY RESIDENCIES A homely place of peace and tranquility, a place away from city styled hotels and oversized resorts, emerges a unique fusion of the romance of old world charm with modern luxuries.

Come, create beautiful new memories to take away with you A minute walk to the famous Mt Beach, we are close to transport, major hotels and shopping. Enjoy the comfort of fully air-conditioned, spacious, self-contained 1/2/3 BR apartments.

Stroll along the beach or sit back relax with a glass of wine, watching the sunset from your private balcony! Mount Beach

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Prashadi Ranasinghe of Prashadi Dance Academy

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Like every child Prashadi continued her studies at college. But her enthusiasm for dancing was there since she was in very little age. Therefore she kept her first step in dancing at the age of 03 from Daya Nellampitiya and with a solid foundation received from there, after 05 years she selected Kulasiri Budawatta as her instructor. There she studied for 12 years and got all experience & abilities. During that period she performed at many occasions locally and also internationally.

Though she went through extensive studies under Budawatta, her eagerness for dancing never constrained from there, she went India for further studies, there she continues her studies for another 2 years period & gained the knowledge of Latin & Indian styles for a great extend.

Since then Prashadi’s dance addiction, has as taken her across many countries & she performed in many occasions, also she had the opportunity to perform with many internationally recognized cartographers & dancers, Such as Terrance Lewis.

Contact info

Address: 31/2, Railway Avenue, Maharagama, Sri Lanka
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Telephone: 00 94 112 746585



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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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Mulbury – Melbourne Business Awards Winners / Upcoming Sydney Markeys & MIFGS / Custom Framing


Winners of the Melbourne Business Awards!

Late December, Mulbury, (unexpectedly) won the  2017 Melbourne Business of the Year!

We’re not normally people for self-praise but we are very honoured to win this prestigous award. A big thankyou to the Kingston City Council for the nomination and of course the Melbourne Business Awards Association for recognising the efforts of many local businesses. 


We’ll be returning to the Kirribilli Art & Design Market on Sunday, March 11th. 

Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for more announcements as we will be selling at various markets throughout 2018. 


For our 21st year in a row, Mulbury will be returning to the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show from Wednesday, March 21st – Sunday March 25th. 

As always we will be giving a double pass to the show! Keep an eye on your emails early March for our next newsletter with all the details.

Proud to say that Gerry is my brother. He and his wife Val are a go-getter couple and are always attuned with the environment.

A visit go their ‘Mulbury Gallery’ should a must for each one.

Victor Melder

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Wild Trails – Sri Lanka – Udawalawe

Wild Trails SriLanka



Luxury safari at its best at Wild Elephas Udawalawe with the soothing sounds of the river putting you at ease while the sounds of nature could occupy you all day long. You get your very own safari lodge both spacious and elegant with a cozy interior designed room, a sitting area, an outdoor terrace and attached bathroom with toiletries and a shower, complete with all the comfort, amenities and Air conditioning that blend nature and hotel luxury in one.


Welcome to the Elephant Kingdom of Sri Lanka

Guaranteed Sighting in One Game Drive!

We are focused on providing safari services which combine creativity and heart. We believe that a safari is rich with sights, smells, sounds and the emotions they give rise to. A Wild Trail Safari is an opportunity to reclaim time for ourselves and just BE.


A serene safari retreat by the Walawe River, with 14 safari lodges with cement floors, comfortable king size bed or twin queen size spring mattresses, attached bathroom with hot water showers, veranda with a river or pool View.


58 Koulara Road, Walawegama,
Udawalawe, Sri Lanka


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Legal Practice Manager

Exclusive to eLanka Members!



Long established legal practice, offering a wide range of legal services to clients in the greater south western Sydney area for over 40 years.

Growth through diversification into new legal areas has created the need for a Legal Practice Manager to join their Padstow based team.


This pivotal role reports to the Managing Partner and has as its overall function, the provision of leadership and motivation to staff, while promoting the firms culture and growth through targeted training and performance management.

Within that broad brief, two key responsibilities emerge. One is to manage the efficient day-to-day running of the business. The second is to improve all facets of business performance as they impact on growth, through collaboration with the partners.

Specific tasks under the former responsibility include:

  • Managing a team of thirteen people
  • Legal & bookkeeping/accounting functions on MYOB & LEAP e.g. Trust account, AR, AP, Payroll, BAS, PAYG & IAS reporting
  • Preparation of Budgets, forecasts, cash flow projections, P & L analyses
  • Liaison with the firm’s external accountants
  • Recruitment, training, induction, performance reviews
  • Setting weekly practice meeting agenda
  • Maintaining procedures manual and OH&S practice

Business performance, development and growth strategy involvement includes:

  • Coordination of marketing activities and event organising
  • Assisting generally with marketing the firm’s services


The successful candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience working in a Legal environment as an Office Manager, Finance Manager or similar, where you will have acquired sound knowledge of and capability in the effective running of a contemporary, fast paced Legal practice. Accordingly, it would be an advantage if you possess a relevant tertiary qualification in accounting, finance or administration, coupled with MYOB and LEAP experience.


Remuneration is negotiable and will be based on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.


Please include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria with your resume. All applicants will be contacted for further information as part of the assessment process prior to interview.

All applications to be submitted to

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SRI LANKA: 10 acre plots near beach For Sale

Nearby Beach

The property is near Chilaw, 30 miles from the International airport.

The plots are rectangular in shape, 55 yards x 300 yards. From one plot, the beach is about 25 yards across a narrow road. Miles of tranquil, clean beaches are within walking distance. The lagoon is only 10 minutes away.

Each plot has about 500 coconut trees, plus a few cashew trees. The soil is sandy and suitable for tropical fruits and vegetables. Fresh water is available from tube wells.

Carolina Beach Hotel is nearby. Water sports at Kalpitiya and Wilpattu Wildlife Park are within driving distance. The plots are ideal for a tourist resort, for holiday/retirement bungalows, or for agro-tourism.

I have owned the property for 14 years. Clear deeds and survey plans are available. In Sri Lanka, foreigners may lease property for up to 99-years, at zero tax.

Offers considered.

For more information, photos, and survey plans, please contact owner or (94) 776522034.

View from the Road

Main Road

Nearby Lagoon

For more information, photos, and survey plans, please contact owner or (94) 776522034.


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Westminster College – Study in Sydney, Australia



Westminster is one of the leading Vocational Education Training (VET) providers in Sydney with the core specialisation in accounting and financial services programs. The Westminster accounting qualifications are nationally recognised and are approved by appropriate government agencies such as Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Commonwealth Register of Institutional and Course for Overseas Students (CRICOS), Tuition Protection Service (TPS) and designed and delivered to prepare graduates work-ready for the dynamic and technologically charged work environment of the 21st Century. The College takes pride in producing excellent and qualified graduates over the years who are working in their dream career.

The College is ideally located at the heart of Sydney Central Business District (CBD). The nearest public bus stops are 5 minutes’ walk and the major train stations (Town Hall station and Museum station) are just over 5 minutes walking distance from the college. The college is also in a close proximity to the world famous Darling Harbour and Opera House.

Westminster strives to provide a quality education at affordable costs to the primarily international students. Smaller class sizes and individual attentions made Westminster learning experience exciting and enjoyable.  Westminster trainers hand-picked based on their practical skills and expertise in current industry practice. Hands-on delivery approach together with assessment in a work-like simulated environment means, students at Westminster will develop practical skills that can easily be transferable in the real word situation. This is key factor why Westminster graduates are always ahead of the rest in securing jobs after they graduate.

Westminster College stand ready to prepare you for an important career path. Staff here at the College works very hard to ensure that your learning experience at the College is as enjoyable and effective as it can possibly be.

Westminster College: CONTACT US


Suite 501, Level 5, 541 Kent Street, NSW 2000

+ 61 2 92646144

+ 61 2 9264 6166,



A welcome note from the Principal

Student Details – Click here or on image below


Testimonials from Students – Click here of on the Image below

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From owning just a dress to studying for a university degree in Psychology

It’s always nice to hear a good news story from the Motherland, so here’s something that gladdened our hearts.

No doubt you’ve heard of SOS Children’s Villages who run the most wonderful and loving homes for children throughout Sri Lanka. Whilst you may think they are 100% supported by an international NGO, that’s not the case. They’re currently funded partly by people like you and I.

Back in 2001, a young girl, Anjalika, arrived on their doorstep. Alone and frightened by her new surroundings she took some time to settle in. After all, going from being without a close family to being planted in the middle of a large one was a whole new experience for her.

But, she had such a strength of will she was determined to do something with her life.
Tears of pride.

Under the care of a loving mother and surrounded by a host of siblings, she flourished. “O” levels sailed by; “A” levels took a lot of work and her strength but she received top grades and many smiles of pride from her entire SOS family.

A coveted place at a Government University beckoned and was accepted.

Today, 3 years on, she’s ready to take her final exams after studying for a BSc in Psychology.

The pride of her SOS Mother is palpable; the smiles of awe of her younger siblings are humbling to see.

We think it’s amazing what SOS Children’s Villages are doing back in Sri Lanka, but it proves beyond doubt that the human spirit is alive thanks to those people (people like you and I) who supported them and enabled one child to achieve the greatest height.

If you’d like to support SOS Children’s Village in Sri Lanka and help other kids achieve what Anjalika did, then give them a quick call on [+94 11 270 2712) or click here to be taken to their website.

How many other children can achieve their life’s dream?
A lot more with our collective help.

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Catalina – Exclusive “Second Home, Back Home” residential country club

Watch: Catalina, Koggala: Exclusive Residential Country Club

It’s Like Coming Home

The tropical climate, hospitable people and gentle pace of life set the stage for Living in Style at Catalina.

A low cost of living compared to other international-standard retirement destinations in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America, allows for a superior lifestyle in an idyllic tropical environment.

Onsite health professionals and easy access to first class medical facilities ensure peace of mind. Being part of a community of like-minded people provides opportunities to actively engage and “give back” to the wider community. It’s like coming home.

The Catalina story

Koggala lake was once the longest non-stop flight in the world, the “Double Sunrise flight”, a 5,652KM journey that took around 30 hours of highly dangerous flying across the Indian Ocean from Perth in Western Australia. During the Second World War, Catalina flying boats were the only way of travelling between Australia and Britain, via Koggala, after the fall of Singapore to the Japanese Army in 1942 cut off all travel links via Southeast Asia.

It was a RAF Catalina pilot from Koggala who first spotted a Japanese armada 
advancing towards Colombo and sounded the alarm, helping save the British
Eastern Fleet from destruction by the same Imperial Japanese war fleet that destroyed Pearl Harbor.

Today, Koggala is a laid-back resort town set between a lush tropical lagoon and one of the finest beaches in all Sri Lanka, where modern amenities and leisure facilities meet a rich cultural and historical tradition.

Here you will find an exclusive residential community for those who cherish comfort, an easier pace of life and independent lifestyle in a country club setting.

Living in Style

Catalina is a luxury “Second Home, Back Home” residential gated community in Koggala, with members-only leisure and sporting facilities only found in exclusive country clubs. Catalina offers the five-star luxury independent living experience that is unique in Sri Lanka and only rarely found elsewhere in Southeast Asia and Australia. Living in Style.


Catalina is around 20 minutes drive south from Galle, in the heart of Sri Lanka’s “southern riviera”, 15 minutes drive inland from the coast and within 5 minutes drive to Koggala lake. Colombo is roughly 90 minutes away on the highway; there are also regular domestic flights landing at Koggala.

Your own piece of paradise

Choose from twenty two single-storey villas, each in its landscaped garden with scenic views of peaceful rural surrounds. A choice of two spacious floor plans that combine the graceful lines of a Dutch colonial heritage while seamlessly blending well designed, practical and modern interiors, to provide gracious, comfortable and accessible living.

Magnificently livable

From the moment you walk in to your Villa and experience the sense of comfort, security and peace, you will feel a sense of belonging – a sense of coming home. Simple, elegant Dutch colonial exteriors evoke a genteel, gracious time while coming together effortlessly with modern open-plan interiors designed for comfort, safety and ease of access.

A choice of two spacious floor plans that combine well-designed graceful lines of a Dutch colonial heritage, while seamlessly blending well designed, practical and modern interiors, to provide gracious, comfortable and accessible living. Choose the home that best suits your needs from two alternative villa designs, all of which feature:

  • Two air-conditioned bedrooms (air conditioning in living/dining room is an option with quiet ceiling fans in all other living areas.
  • Solar-powered hot water
  • European-styled fitted kitchen/pantry
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • 24/7 monitored security including CCTV, alarm systems and emergency call buttons
  • Single phase electricity
  • Individual billing for all your utility services

You have the option to augment and individualize your villa for several features and fittings, including choice of:

  • Internal wall colors
  • Flooring
  • Air-conditioning in living/dining area
  • Curtains/blinds
  • Solar electricity / net-metering and individual back-up power generator
  • CCTV security cameras

Indoors you will be safe, comfortable and private. Outdoors you will enjoy the balmy climate of a country club resort and the lifestyle of an active, closely-integrated community of like-minded residents.

Living life to its fullest

Your typical day might begin with a yoga or t’ai chi class on the clubhouse lawn. Walk or jog round the specially designed perimeter track, visit the wellness center/clinic for an Ayurvedic massage, drop into the gym or a dip in our 20 meter pool, play a round at the Sri Lanka Air Force Eagle’s Catalina Golf Course, or take a bicycle ride to Koggala lake to enjoy the amazing profusion of birds and wildlife.

Health screenings, nutrition plans, a wide array of fitness and wellness programmes tailored to your specific preferences and requirements.

Indulge in ayuverda spa treatment and make full use of the fitness and wellness facilities at Catalina.

Enjoy a regularly changing, varied menu with an emphasis on the freshest of local produce, including our own organic herbs and vegetables grown at Catalina, prepared by chef under the guidance of a nutritionist.

Our clubhouse offers both indoor and al fresco seating, as well as reservations and catering for your special occasions.

The Southern Riviera

The historic 17th century Dutch Fort and walled town of Galle has undergone a renaissance and offers interesting shopping, from antique furniture to clothing & linen, art galleries, pottery and jewellery.

Koggala, boasting one of the longest beaches in the country and a nine hole golf course, is within fifteen minutes drive from Catalina. Several beautiful beaches lie within easy reach, with luxurious resorts, classy boutique hotels, spas and beach front restaurants. The area is home to a sizeable expatriate community, attracted by the area’s unique charm, atmosphere, history and its wide choice of restaurant and entertainment options.

The Southern Expressway offers easy access to Colombo and the international airport.


Vila Specifications

· All windows powder-coated aluminum and safety glass, fabricated to international ISO standards
· Solid core engineered timber doors, with wide access (minimum 3.5 feet)
· High quality, easy-to-use window / door handles and locks
· Non-slip porcelain tiled floors, no internal steps or ledges
· Spacious verandah and outdoor seating area with quality imported terracotta tiles
· Wide, mobility-friendly and easy-to-access corridors and doorways
· Stylish, environmentally efficient and cost-effective LED lighting
· Ample multi-region electrical sockets
· Multiple connections for TV, telephone and internet / data
· Two air-conditioned bedrooms (air conditioning in living/dining room is an option)
· Quiet ceiling fans in all bed rooms, living/dining room, kitchen and maid’s / utility / study room
· Solar-powered hot water
· Bathrooms with granite vanity counters and premium fittings
· Safety grab bars and rails and emergency call buttons in bathrooms
· European-style fitted kitchen/pantry with high quality taps and fittings
· Fitted wardrobes in both bedrooms
· Ample separate store room at rear
· 24/7 monitored security
· Emergency call buttons
· Single phase electricity
· Individual pressure pump for water
· Individual water tank and wastewater (sewage) tank
· Individual billing for all utility services
· Private landscaped garden

Options to augment and individualise with CCTV, alarm systems, solar electricity 
‘smart net metering’ and individual back-up power generator


Contact us:
T: +9411 257 7425 | F: +9411 257 7425



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