DESMOND KELLY

“THE NED KELLY BLUES” by Desmond Kelly “the Star of eLanka” Ned Kelly was the “outlaw” equivalent of the Sri Lankan “Saradiel”. Whether or not anyone in Lanka has written a song about their “outlaw-hero” who, just like the mythical Robin Hood of England, was supposed to have robbed the rich to give to the poor, is not known, but the “true-story” of Ned Kelly, Australian outlaw is a sometimes sad, but interesting one, nonetheless. My readers of eLanka might have the chance of reading my story on this larger than life character next year(2017), in the meantime, this is the song I wrote about who might well have been a distant relative of mine. Here are the lyrics of my original composition. The “music” is available for “recording”, if need be. “THE NED KELLY BLUES”. Come, listen to my story ’bout a man called Ned Whose other name was ...

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“FOUR-SCORE & FORWARD” by Desmond Kelly “The Star of eLanka” “HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE EIGHTY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS “FOUR-SCORE” ? MY DAUGHTER HAS WRITTEN A “BOOKLET” BUT I’LL ADD JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE IT WAS “GREAT” TO BE BORN IN SRI LANKA, A LITTLE “CANCERIAN MAN” IN THE SUBURB, NOW CALLED MARADANA WHICH WAS FORMERLY NAMED “MARANDAN”. The “booklet” mentioned above was written by my one & only daughter, Michelle, specifically as a “bonus” for “THE ULTIMATE DVD” produced in England by my good friend Jude Goonewardane, which is also proudly, the ORIGINAL “YOU-TUBE STYLE” DVD IN THE WORLD. As a result,(Although I still have a fortnight to go), “FOUR-SCORE & FORWARD” is being written, as what I would term “a brief autobiography” on the special request of MICHAEL,DOUGLAS,MICHELLE & WARREN, four of the “best kids” that any father, anywhere, could hope to have. I am NOT ...

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“ROAD-SAFETY” by Desmond Kelly ‘The Star of eLanka’ In comparison to many Countries around this World of ours, Australia has some of the BEST roads, available for drivers of motor vehicles, anywhere. It is true that “unmade” Country roads may pose the odd question, but most major roads are a pleasure to drive on, maintained “mainly” as they should be, and, provided the nuts in your tyre-assemblies are not the “nuts” behind your steering wheels, we should not be faced with the problems that we do, in this day & age. Why is the road-toll in Australia SHOCKING! ?. Why are more people dying as a result of road trauma than even those who go to war?. Why are the hospitals always overcrowded with victims severely injured on our roads? . Why, why, why,?. We ask these questions a million times and still cannot find a satisfactory answer. I have ...

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“THE MINISTER’S CALL” by Desmond Kelly the “Star of eLanka” This is presently very much in the “news” on television at the moment, but for those of you who are not aware of it, “I say what I mean,& mean what I say”. This tragic drama occured in Geraldton, a little mid-west town of Perth,Western Australia, in 2014, and what should have been a “true-life” love story, ended as a “true-death” sentence for this young male doctor (Athukorale), who was bludgeoned to death, (as he slept), by his Sri Lankan wife, (Liyanage), also a doctor. and quite a popular one, in Geraldton too, I believe. Two young people with everything to live for, “obviously” in love, but covertly in a marriage that was fraught with abuse both physically & psychologically, , suffered by Chamari Liyanage,at the hands of Dinendra Athukorale, her husband,(it has to be noted by non Sri Lankans ...

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“ABDUL”  QUEEN VICTORIA’S LAST LOVER  ! – By Des Kelly   Royal loyal … Abdul and Queen Victoria in the 1880s By EMILY FAIRBAIRN Published: 23rd April 2012 But just over a century ago the same celebration for her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, was nearly derailed by her scandalous relationship with an Indian manservant. In fact Her Majesty became so infatuated with tall, handsome Muslim Abdul Karim that senior royal advisers plotted to have her declared insane just days before her Jubilee unless she halted a controversial plan to knight him. The young waiter — he was just 24 — had begun serving the Queen’s table in June 1887 after being sent to London as a “gift” from the Indian outpost of her empire. He soon began bewitching her with romantic tales of mysterious India, and cooking up delicious curries for her in the royal kitchens. But royal biographer Jane Ridley ...

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“GOOGLE” by Desmond Kelly, the “Star of eLanka” Just a few years ago, I had not even heard the word!! To “go” with the above silly -sounding “google” was the even sillier-sounding word “geek”. We were already well aware of the mammoth “computers” then practically running the lives of most people in first-world Countries like Australia. These computers often filled an entire room of office-space and had a team of computer-operators working on these huge machines day and night in order to keep the world turning. Then, just as suddenly, the computer-phase was on it’s way “out” as the “Internet” made it’s way “in”. Suddenly, the major telephone Companies were busy laying millions of metres of special underground cables to bring this thing called “Internet” into most homes all around Australia, concentrating, as they do, on the larger Cities first. Everything then, began to get “smaller”. Mobile telephones were roughly the size ...

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THE LOWEST POINT – by Desmond Kelly This”quote” does not come from this writer, in fact, it comes directly from Steve Smith, Captain of the present Australian Cricket Team, who has just lost a series of cricket, matches played “at home”, against South Africa. ” Losing the “test-series” against S.A., so comprehensively, both abroad and also “at home”, in Hobart, Tasmania is definitely the “low-point” of cricket” said the Australian Captain.,”not good enough” he continued, I need players who will do better”, was Steve’s personal quote on the ABC morning news. Sorry, Steve, you are the “Captain” of the Ship, and when the Ship goes down, the Captain is also just supposed to “go-down” with it & the rest of the crew. You are not supposed to “survive” & blame the rest of your crew for any disaster, whatsoever. If you were able to “save” your team in any shape, manner ...

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TO :- The President & Vice-President-Elect of the USA: DONALD JOHN TRUMP & MICHAEL RICHARD PENCE DONALD JOHN TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT-ELECT AND IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE WHEN “DON” TAKES A HOLIDAY WE’LL HAVE MICHAEL “DICK” PENCE THE PEOPLE HAVE CHOSEN THESE REPUBLI”CANS” THEY WILL HAVE TO DO “SOMETHING” OR BE “ALSO-RANS’ AMERICA, NOW, IS IN A BIG “FIX” BUT, IF DON’S OUT OF IDEAS HE COULD ALWAYS USE DICK’S E-LANKAN AUSSIES, & ALL OF THE REST WISH THIS AMERICAN “DUO”, ALL OF THE BEST P.S. Everyone knows that ir’s been a tough fight Now everyone expects you to do what is right Life’s very short, in the context of time Make it worthwhile, or it’s not worth a dime. Desmond Kelly. “Star of eLanka” ...

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“How have you spent your “dash”? by Desmond Kelly the Star of eLanka I write of a man who stood to “speak”, at the funeral of a good friend With reference to the “dates” On his tombstone (to-be), from the beginning, right to the end. He noted that first, came the “date of your birth”, then, the date of your death, brought some tears But, what mattered most, this good friend now said was the “dash” that you spent twixt the years For this “dash” represented all of the time, that you spent,while alive on this Earth, and now, only those who loved you the most, knew just what that little “line” was worth For, it matters not, how much you had or you owned, the houses, the cars, or the cash, more importantly,friend, how you lived & you loved, and how, exactly, you spent that “short dash” Now, think ...

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DONALD J.TRUMP TRIUMPHANT. (Pardon the Pun). Congratulations, Mr.President. You came, you saw & you conquered. In what was ultimately a resounding victory, Donald J.Trump has just been nominated as the President-Elect of the United States of America. Nearly all the “political pundits” around the World had it the other way around. Hilary Clinton, a former “first lady”, Democratic “expert” & wannabe first Woman President ever, of the U.S.A., was fully expected to “take over” from President Obama and move into the “White-house” early next year. (2017) It was not to be. This writer is no “political- pundit”, no “pandit”(Professor) , not even a “pundithaya” which is the Sinhala word for “know-all”, but, for anyone with even an ounce of common-sense, the writing was on the wall, in America, & IS on the wall, in many other Countries right now. ...

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