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Three bindaas ways to connect back home in June 12th of June, 2018 Telstra is helping customers connect home in June with double data and unlimited standard international calls from Australia to India, United Kingdom, Canada and United States. Customers can receive double their data with every $40 recharge (5GB data + 5GB Data Bank bonus) on Telstra Pre-Paid Extra™ before 2 July 2018 – as well as unlimited calls to standard international numbers in 10 selected destinations.* To celebrate, Dimal Patel, Penrith Store Leader, is sharing three bindaas ways to connect home with India through your smartphone. “When a son or daughter, aunt or uncle, cousin or friend is living overseas, it’s more important than ever to connect to home,” Mr Patel said. “With Telstra’s special double data offer and unlimited standard calls to India on select pre-paid mobile plans, it’s easier than ever before to connect to home ...

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Duleep’s grit and courage – need of the hour – by Rex Clementine Source: The Island It was on a day like this, 43 years ago, Sri Lankan cricket made its biggest impact in the world stage. The six full members of the ICC were automatic choices for the 1975 World Cup and in a bid to make up the numbers, Sri Lanka and a team comprising cricketers from East Africa were invited to play the inaugural event. The quality of Sri Lankan cricket was displayed on this day at The Oval against an Australian side comprising the Chappell brothers, Dennis Lille, Jeff Thomson and others. A century by Alan Turner and half-centuries by Rick McCosker, Greg Chappell, and Doug Walters had propelled Australia to a total of 328. Many would have thought that Sri Lanka had little chance. But they did well; reaching 150 for two and needed 179 runs ...

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“Goodbye Gina” by Des Kelly   She was born on the 8th of May, 1959, eldest daughter of Maureen (Neliya) Hingert, & Mario Zamparelli, grand-daughter of Mabel (Lorna) Hingert, nee de Run, & Leslie Hingert. Her Father, Mario was a celebrated designer to movie mogul, the late Howard Hughes, her Mother Maureen was a model & beauty queen, the very first to “put Ceylon on the map”, as a runner-up in the ” Miss Universe” contest of 1956. Gina died on the 21st of May, 2018 aged just 59, but not before she made her own “name” by becoming the very first female American, L.A. based Concert Promoter, Pasadena’s best “Citizen of the year”for her work with the “Preservation Foundation” of California, and she sat on the “Board of Directors” for “Hollywood Heritage”. She also formed a non- profit organization “Friends of the Raymond Theatre”, whose mission was to save this ...

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Pressure Drop in fantastic form at the Walawwa as we bid adieu to our friends Sampath and Surakshi Siriwardena as their holiday in Australia came to a close. Galadari’s General Manager showed us his other talent on stage alongside classmate Kelvin Speldewinde and wife Vanessa. Click here or on the photos below to view the full set of photos on eLanka Facebook ...

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EILEEN MARY SIBELLE DE SILVA (nee DISSANAYAKE) – 29 September 1922 – 6 April 2018 – A Woman of Value an Appreciation written by Mohini Gunasekera                                                                                                                    EILEEN MARY SIBELLE DE SILVA (nee DISSANAYAKE) 29 September 1922 – 6 April 2018 A Woman of Value Eileen Dissanayake was my English Literature teacher and later my class teacher in the HSC1 class at Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya, a prestigious Roman Catholic school in Sri Lanka. Eileen had her primary and secondary schooling at Holy Family Convent and had a brilliant academic record throughout.  She won ...

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SRI LANKA NEWS IN BRIEF (MAY 2018) – Compiled by Victor Melder Colombo CPI continued to ease, settling below 4%, thanks to the continued moderation in food prices, which grew at its slowest in the past two years. Food prices eased on a sequential basis as well, led by vegetables, sea fish, onions and coconut. Non-food prices on the other hand, showed mild signs of pick up after easing for six continuous months. ‘Alcohol and beverage’, health, transport and recreation index picked up both on an annual and sequential basis, while that of ‘clothing and footwear’ eased. Core inflation mirrored this mild pick-up. Recent trends of moderation in food prices along with the statistical impact of last year’s high base is expected to keep inflation within the central bank’s target range of 4-6%. We forecast inflation to average 4.3% in 2018. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka in its April ...

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