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Western Whiskey signed into the Melbourne dance scene at the the popular Walawwa – by Trevine Rodrigo Western Whiskey signed into the Melbourne dance scene with a promising selection of Country music that had an estatic sold out crowd revelling at a new experience and a new band to look forward to in the entertainment calendar. Mentored by ‘Country King’ Esric Jackson, the band delivered in many expectations and are sure to be featured in future dance gigs, mainly in the Sri Lankan dance scene. Famous event promoter Bertie Ekanaike who took in the action was impressed with the set-up and endorsed his views on their continued involvement in the gigs ahead. It was a successful night organised with the popular Walawwa headed by Shehan Wijewardena and Nash Samarakoon with newly installed Manager Desmond Foulstone whose input appears to be navigating the venue to greater heights. The diverse format the ...

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A Taste of Asia’ was the theme by Chef John Fernando at the Springvale RSL – By Trevine Rodrigo A Taste of Asia’ was the theme, but the cuisine was purely Sri Lankan as special Chef John Fernando produced yet another spectacular event that packed the Springvale RSL . The Set up was in tune to the happening in Sri Lanka, currently which is celebrating the holy feast of Vesak, a Buddhist festival that has prevailed since time immorial in the Island nation. Popular crooner Wells-Jansz showcased his special vocal talent to a sold out crowd. Elmo is a special talent. The sold out venue feasted on a fantastic Sri Lankan cuisine including a Smorgasbord and unlimited Hoppers fashioned by super Chef John Fernando which is now a mainstay for its popularity and appeal. Elmo made the night complete with his choice of music that had the crowd in a ...

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Fridays at the Springvale RSL with Chef John Fernando Fridays at the Springvale RSL is a certain sellout for a choice of cuisine and entertainment that is absolutely the best. Music and a delectable selection of food choice from around the world make it a place to be for a great evening out. Chef John Fernando leads a team of well drilled cooks who keep customers coming back for more. It’s the place to be for a weekend chill out.   Please click here to view the full photo album on eLanka Facebook page  Click here to receive your free copy of the eLanka Newsletter twice a week delivered directly to your inbox! ...

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uncle Ralph Speck’s 90th birthday celebration in Keysborough. – By Trevine Rodrigo It was an absolute pleasure to be among family and friends who gathered at uncle Ralph Speck’s 90th birthday celebration in Keysborough. Uncle Ralph is a special gentleman, loved by many for his wit, intelligence and sharp informed mind that can debate or discuss most contentious matters happening in the world from decades ago until today. Remarkable indeed for a man, four score and ten, and there’s no sign of it wavering anytime soon, God bless him. Home is where the heart is, is the old adage, and in true tradition, the family decided to celebrate his important milestone at eldest daughter Jennifer and Gerard Livera’s home with a few family and friends close to him. Uncle Ralph received special blessings before the party at St Anthony’s Church in Noble Park by Fr. Brian Collins. A ‘Hopper night’ ...

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Sri Lanka Doctors Association NSW – Mednight Fantasy – A Night in Paris with Misty – Photos thanks to Roy Grafix Following a deep eight year slumber, the Sri Lankan Doctors Association Ball was back with a bang!. Dances need to be organised to the finest detail, Impeccable Venue, Faultless Service Entertainement and Music galore, Food and Drink in plentiful supply. And the patrons all in fine form—thoroughly enjoying themselves. This Ball had it all—the SLDA organisers lifted the bar even higher and produced a thrilling, entertainment filled event Which was enjoyed by one and all. The packed dance floor till the very end was ample evidence that the Ball was A fun event. Please click here to view the full photo album on eLanka Facebook page    Please click here to view the full photo album on eLanka Facebook page  Sri Lankan Doctors Association Ball ...

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Magical night as Pride without Prejudice Launched In Sri Lanka Bernice Roche, who emceed the launch event, Sally Grero, Beverley and Susan Riley OAM. More than fifty guests recently gathered at Barefoot Gallery for the launch in Sri Lanka of Beverley Pinder OAM’s inspiring autobiography: Pride Without Prejudice on 17 May. On a balmy Colombo evening against the backdrop of an exhibition by fashion designer and artist Amesh Wijesekera, MC Bernice Roche welcomed guests and introduced two very special speakers, Susan Riley OAM and Sally Grero. Beverley with young businesswoman, Danii-elle Gomez A speech by the former Miss Universe Australia winner Beverley, was followed by a Q&A between Susan, a former Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne and Beverley, giving guests a window into the life of “several downs and some amazing ups” of the former St Lawrence’s Convent girl who met every challenge to climb some dizzy heights, including being ...

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TAKING A TREK DOWN MEMORY LANE AT ST LAWRENCE’S WELLAWATTE Melburnians Beverley Pinder OAM and Sally Grero visited their Alma Mater amid emotions and joy. Bring together two schoolmates at their first school, and you can imagine how many happy memories would come flooding back, interrupted by outbursts of joyful laughter. This was the scene at St Lawrence’s Convent in Wellawatte, Colombo 6, on Wednesday, May 14, 2024, when Beverley Pinder, OAM, took a trip down memory lane at her alma mater. Having emigrated to Australia with her family in 1968, Beverley has enjoyed a rich and successful life in her adopted country. Highlights have included winning the Miss Universe Australia title, running a successful PR firm for almost 40 years, serving two terms as a Councillor for the City of Melbourne, and receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia for her support for various charitable organisations. Beverley released ...

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Annual Eighty Club dinner dance at the Grand on Princes It sure looked like the wild, wild West at the annual Eighty Club dinner dance at the Grand on Princes in Melbourne. Around 300 guests, dressed to impress in wild West garb, gave credence to the theme as they frolicked to some great music at this now popular event. The Eighty Club is a charitable organisation that sponsors poor folk in Sri Lanka especially the Burghers, while also channelling funds to help the less fortunate kids fund their education. It was a night of fun and fabulous food apart from some exceptional music from Col Perkins and Sandie Dodd. Their music was absolutely excellent for the event and the dance floor was packed to capacity during the performance. George De Vos, as usual, did a great job with the decor of the venue giving it a typical Wild West ambience. ...

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Larry Loos celebrates his important milestone that made a party to an event that will not be easily forgotten at St. Michael’s and St Luke’s Church in Dandenong There’s this affable guy who parades himself as a lovable person, maybe no more than 60 to 65 if you had to guess. Then you get invited to his 75th birthday. While the shock takes a while to digest and set in, we then experience a night of fun, frolic and a musical experience of unlimited talent from family and guests that was mind blowing. Larry Loos is a blessed man with a fantastic family and friendship group that gathered to celebrate his important milestone that made a party to an event that will not be easily forgotten. Anne an I were privileged to be among the invitees to witness a night with a difference at St. Michael’s and St Luke’s Church ...

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