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Photos from PIMARN SRI LANKAN AND THAI RESTAURANT BY TREK – Castle Hill on 15th May 2022 – Sundown Sunday Buffet with Live music Experience the essences of Sri Lankan and Thai cuisine. Very successful Sundown Sunday buffet with live music by Popular singer Bony Fernando. Every body enjoyed all the food, specially Hoppers, pol Roti, Trek Special Nasi goreng , Biriyani masaman Chicken and mouth watering hot batter cuttlefish. The Dessert section was very highlighted with Watalappan, Panacotta and chocolate mousse. Bony Fernando entertained all the guests with his talent. Greatly Thank you all who join with us. Please book your table for next Sun down Sunday buffet on 5th June 2022 (Sunday). Book your table early for next buffet in advance to avoid disappointment. See here for all the detaisl of the next event – https://www.elanka.com.au/pimarn-sri-lankan-thai-restaurant-by-trek/  Please visit eLanka Facebook page for more photos – clcik here : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5453902684642419&type=3 ...

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Rozanne De Silva celebrates her milestone 50th – an extravagant birthday bash thrown by Jude De Silva for wife Rozanne – by Trevine Rodrigo (Melbourne) The Lincoln in Toorak was abuzz at an extravagant birthday bash thrown by Jude De Silva for wife Rozanne to celebrate her milestone 50th. It was a night laced with entertainment plus, as a cross section of family and friends gathered to make the night memorable. The beautiful Events and Function venue came alive to the wonderful music of Shehara and George Rodrigo from Redemption complemented by dynamic dance band “Big City Beat” a talented dance and vocal group who provided the ideal contrast for the mixed age group present. It was an enjoyable night of fine cuisine, delectable entrees and finger food of high quality. Rozanne, resplendent, and glowing in the limelight, was fittingly spoilt throughout the night by doting husband Jude and their ...

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Sinhala Avuruddu and Tamil New year celebration at Sweeney Reserve in Berwick (Melbourne) – write up & photos thanks to Trevine Rodrigo (Melbourne) A wet and wintery Melbourne Saturday did little to dampen the spirits of Sri Lankans and well wishers who thronged Sweeney Reserve in Berwick to usher in Sinhala Avuruddu and Tamil New year celebrations. A capacity crowd, numbering several thousand, including celebrities, VIPS and politicians from Australian Labour and Liberal parties braved the inclement weather just to be supportive of Sri Lanka’s important cultural day in the 2022 calendar. Acknowledgements to energetic Sri Lankans who have made major contributions to the Australian business and economic upliftment, and others in the entertainment industry, medical profession and interaction towards the assimilation of the massive expatriate population in Melbourne was made to several prominent Individuals. Sri Lanka Counsel General Kapila Fonseka was among the chief guests at the event. Victorian ...

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OBA Carol Service – Saturday 18th December 2021 Source:Thomiana Newsletter After postponing last year due to Covid, the Carol Service was held on Saturday December 18 th 2021 at St Aidan’s Anglican Church, Noble Park with the attendance exceeding all expectations. The organization of this event faced many challenges with the practices beginning in mid-November (although planned in September) due to the lockdown. The Wardens of St Aidan’s initially approving 30 attendees for the service and gradually increasing to 75 and finally, after postponing the service from 4th December to 18th December the actual attendance was around 120 people. The service was conducted by Fr Gerald Loos an Old Thomian and vicar of St Aidan’s and it was a privilege to worship at his Church. Fr Gerald was very helpful in supporting the Sub-committee with all the arrangements of the service and his warm welcome and presence at practices. The ...

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Felicia & Everard La Faber – 50th Wedding Anniversary More photos can be viewed on eLanka Facebook page – click here Everard & Felicia met in 1965 while Felicia was still at school. Everard was 21 years old and Felicia was 16years. Everard was a past pupil of St Benedict’s College, Kotehena and Felicia was from St Anthony’s Convent, Mutuwal.  As Everard’s parents were preparing to migrate to Australia in 1969, they got engaged and Felicia followed in 1970 to Sydney. They married on October 17th 1970 at St John’s Anglican Church,  Cox’s Road, North Ryde and then with God’s grace were blessed with 2 Daughters and 2 Sons. Three married and they gave us 6 grandchildren. Last year the couple were supposed to celebrate this occasion however, Covid 19 was in the way of their plans. Finally, after several lockdowns, postponements they were able to celebrate on Saturday 20th ...

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The Ceylon Society of Australia AGM and Social Sunday 19 December 2021 – By Adam Raffel (Photos thanks to Mahal Selvadurai) More photos can be viewed on eLanka Facebook page – click here The Ceylon Society of Australia (CSA) Annual General Meeting and Social on 19 December 2021 was a fitting finale to a very challenging year of lockdowns due to the Covid19 pandemic. The venue was the Main Hall at the Pennant Hills Community Centre, festooned with Christmas decor and the tables beautifully decorated with Christmas themed table cloths and little Christmas trees, arranged by Pauline Gunewardene, the President of the CSA, and Committee members Amal Wahab and Adam Raffel with Rosani Wahab. Although the NSW Government had just relaxed all restrictions, the CSA made checks for double vaccination certificates at entry, and guests were appreciative of the Committee’s concern for their safety. The AGM commenced with a minute’s ...

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