Function organised by the Consul General for Sri Lanka in Sydney – video by Harold Gunatillake
The Consul General for Sri Lanka in Sydney invited Sri Lankan groups including the Presidents of various associations for a meeting to promote Sri Lankan manufactured products and come to know each other.
Abdul Rahim, the consul (Commercial) outlined and briefed the products manufactured in Sri Lanka to promote sales in Australia, with slides of the products.
Consul General Nimal Bandara spoke about the unity and cordiality of the consulate office with Sri Lankan community and to maintain such relationships to promote our goods, traditions in this country.
H. E. High Commissioner Weliamuna was the chief guest and he spoke about immigration and other matters pertaining to expat Sri Lankans in Australia.
The other speakers were-
Claude Perera from the Sri Lankan Catholic Association. Mahendran Manoharan for the Institute of Engineers Mr T Pava Rajah from The Saiva Manram Mr Nalin Karunatillake from the Peradeniya University Alumni Association Amal Wahab from old boys of St Peters College, Upul Padukka Vidhana from the Sinhalese Cultural Forum, Pauline Gunawardene from the Ceylon Association in Australia Nalin Padmasena- President of the Sri Lankan Association of NSW Nalika Kodituwakku from the University of Colombo.
It was most fruitful enlightening evening for all the participants. Dinner followed catered by Siva of Blue Elephant.
Sound equipment supplied by Saliya Atapattu
Function was held on the 19th December 2019, at Thornleigh Community Centre, Sydney. Proud to be a Sri Lankan.
Mrs. Sri Lanka, Caroline Jurie crowned as the Mrs.World 2020 – Mrs.World Beauty Pageant in Las Vegas, US
The Mrs. World 2020 Pageant was held on December 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Caroline Jurie from Sri Lanka has been crowned as Mrs. World 2020. Jurie becomes the second Sri Lankan to win the title after former Mrs. World Rosy Senanayake. Senanayake won the title in 1984.
Tanisha and Tishona Thayaparan sisters from Sydney at The Fairway Galle Literary Festival – historic Dutch Galle Fort, Sri Lanka
The Fairway Galle Literary Festival, since first launching in 2007 has become one of the most anticipated literary events in south east Asia for both authors and literary enthusiasts around the world.
The festival is celebrated annually, in and around the historic Dutch Galle Fort, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the southern shores of the tropical isle of Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
It was an exciting opportunity and a great honour for two sisters from Sydney Australia who were on a holiday to their motherland, to be invited by the directed of Soul Sounds, Soundarie David, to perform at one of the evening events.
Tanisha and Tishona Thayaparan, two sisters, have travelled and performed with their singing school, Platinum Vocal Studio, at many famous international venues. However this was an unexpected opportunity and they enjoyed their first performance in Sri Lanka.
Tanisha has travelled to USA and performed at Trump Tower, Carnegie Hall, Empire State Building, London Tower Bridge Fringe Festival, Paris DisneyStudio, Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and Universal Studios Singapore.
71st National Independence of Sri Lanka celebrated the event in Sydney on 4th February – Video thanks to Dr. Harold Gunatillake in Sydney.
Sri Lanka got independence to govern our own country from the British rule 71 years ago. We celebrate this event yearly, in Sri Lanka and expats globally, sponsored by the respective embassies, and Consulate Officers. This you tube was done by Dr. Harold Gunatillake in Sydney.
21 September, 2018: Telstra this week launched two of the year’s most anticipated smartphones: iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
Celebrities at Telstra store in Melbourne
Celebrities at Telstra in Melbourne
Apple Watch Series 4
Happy Telstra customer posing with celebrities and his new iPhone
L to R singer Thelma Plum, footballer Seb Ross and TV star Lydia Schiavello
LtoR – Flanked by Telstra staff, singer Thelma Plum, TV star Lydia Schiavello and footballer Seb Ross
Telstra staff pose with celebrities
Singer Thelma Plum, TV star Lydia Schiavello and footballer Seb Ross
Telstra Bourke St
Celebrities at Telstra store in Melbourne
L to R and flanked by Telstra staff, singer Thelma Plum, TV star Lydia Schiavello and footballer Seb Ross
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the most advanced iPhones yet and feature stunning 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch Super Retina displays[i] that offer remarkable brightness and true blacks while showing 60 percent greater dynamic range in HDR photos.
iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max bring an improved dual camera system that offers breakthrough photo and video features, A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine, faster Face ID, wider stereo sound, longer battery life, splash and water resistance (fresh water max depth 2m for up to 30mins)[ii], the most durable glass in a smartphone to date, and a beautiful new gold finish that joins silver and space grey. iPhone XS Max offers an immersive experience with over 3 million pixels for videos, movies and games, offering the largest display to date in an iPhone.
Telstra’s GM of Device Experience, Deven Harrison said: “There’s huge excitement surrounding the launch of these new phones and we’re delighted to be able to offer our customers these next-generation smartphones on Australia’s best mobile network.”
Telstra also launched the new Apple Watch Series 4 which has been redesigned and re-engineered to help users connect, be more active and manage their health. It features a 30 per cent larger display, a thinner, smaller case and a new interface with more information and richer detail. Apple Watch Series 4 brings advanced activity and communication features, along with new health capabilities including a next generation accelerometer and gyroscope which are able to detect hard falls.[iii]
“As mobile connectivity is integrated into more wearables we are offering customers broader range of connected devices in store – including the new Apple Watch. Customers can use our Telstra One Number solution[iv], which is offered as an add-on on top of their monthly mobile plan, to connect the Apple Watch Series 4 to the Telstra Mobile Network so they can send/receive messages and make/receive calls even when they don’t have their iPhone with them,” said Harrison.
To coincide with the launch, Telstra is offering iPhone customers bonus data and a $10 recurring monthly credit on its $129/mth Mobile Plan and $129/mth Mobile Lease Plan when customers stay connected for 24 months. iPhone XS 64GB is available for $119/mth ($129/mth Mobile Lease plan less a $10/mth recurring credit and no additional handset lease payments) and will come with 90GB data a month (60GB + a bonus 30GB) as well as Peace of Mind Data (see below for details). Minimum cost $2856 when customer stays connected for 24 months and phone is returned in good working order. The iPhone XS Max 64GB is available for $134/mth ($129/mth Mobile Lease Plan with $15/mth additional handset lease payments less a $10/mth credit) and will include 90GB data a month (60GB + a bonus 30GB) as well as Peace of Mind data (see below for details). Minimum cost $3216 when customer stays connected for 24 months and phone is returned in good working order.
Peace of Mind Data is a new type of back-up data, so if customers run out of included data in a month, they won’t have to pay excess data charges in Australia. This data is speed capped at 1.5Mbps until the end of the customer’s bill cycle (which means it is not suitable for HD video or high speed applications, and means that some web pages, videos, social media content and files may take longer to load) and is slowed further during busy periods.
For use in Australia. For personal use in a smartphone only. FairPlay policy applies. Data is not shareable with other services on the same billing account.
Apple, iPhone and Apple Watch are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
[i] The display has rounded corners. When measured as a rectangle, the screen is 5.85 inches (iPhone XS) or 6.46 inches (iPhone XS Max) diagonally. Actual viewable area is less.
[ii] iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are splash, water and dust resistant, and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 2 metres in fresh water for up to 30 minutes). Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage is not covered under manufacturer warranty. Your Australian Consumer law rights still apply.
[iii] Emergency calls require cellular connectivity and an iPhone 6 and above running iOS
11.0 or later.
[iv] iPhone 6 and above running iOS 11.0 or later required.
iPhone XS and XS Max arrive at Telstra – The celebrities arrive
iPhone XS and XS Max arrive at Telstra – The first iPhone to be purchased