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eLanka Newsletter: April 2019 2nd edition: Sri Lankans in Australia -Wishing all our eLanka members a very Happy Sinhala & Tamil New Year!

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Welcome to eLanka News – for the Sri Lankan Down Under!
Wishing all our eLanka members
a very Happy Sinhala & Tamil New Year!

Traditional Sinhala & Tamil Avurudhu celebration in Sydney – held at the Showgrounds in Castle Hill, on 13th April 2019 (Filmed by Dr harold Gunatillake)

“A PICTURE SPEAKS A 1000 WORDS” – By Des Kelly
Sent to me, by a good friend, Errol Lynch, are a bunch of truly fascinating photographs of both famous and infamous people. Especially for the members & readers of eLanka, with the compliments of both Errol & myself, here they are, folks. If these “pictures” do not conjure up some precious memories, I really do not know, what will…………….
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Prime Minister – Transcript – Press Conference – Thursday, 11 April 2019 (Australian election to be held on the 18th of May 2019)
IPRIME MINISTER: Good morning everyone. Earlier this morning, I visited the Governor-General here in Canberra and he accepted my advice for an election to be held on the 18th of May. ………

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Proud Sri Lankans celebrate New Year miles away from home
With Sinhala and Hindu New Year just around the corner, @WorldRemit found out how the thousands of Sri Lankans across Australia are preparing to celebrate the occasion with their loved ones, both at home and overseas. Click to read more http://bit.ly/WRSLNY
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A Conversation on Conservation – BY Kalani Kumarasinghe
Efforts aimed to reverse environmental damage and help people reconnect with nature, are all part of a growing global consciousness of caring for the world we live in……….

Ven. Rahula’s Sathyodaya – Truth Awakening: “May The Buddha Sāsana Glow” – By Niranjan Selvadurai
“May the Buddha Sasana Glow!” (Budhu Sasuna Babalewa!), I remember seeing this message written on the back of a lorry when I was a boy. That was more than fifty years ago, back in Colombo. Those words fascinated me then. I recall watching the Vesak pandals with my parents. ………………………….

Rugby: HSBC/Cathay Pacific World Series Hong Kong Sevens 2019 – Photos and write up by Marie Pietersz (Melbourne)
It’s that time of the year again for Rugby Week in Hong Kong when rugby fans all over the world converge on Hong Kong to play (and party) at the HSBC/Cathay Pacific World Series Hong Kong Sevens 2019. Hong Kong had much to live up to its self-anointed claim as Asia’s and put on wow with its high quality facilities..

Health and Views: April 2019 – 1st Issue – By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Thora Paan Party 2019 – Video thanks to MC Duke

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As all of you are aware, eLanka is Our Special Website, for all Lankan/Aussies, in Australia, plus many thousands of Lankan Patriots everywhere else, in the World.

This Website is also a trophy-winner, with regard to it’s “Content, & Presentation”, we boast more than 20.000 Members at the moment, and for those who wish to join us in Membership, it is as simple as “googling eLanka” and speaking with our eLanka team of S.L.S.eLanka, or Sri Lankan Ship eLanka, as I like to call her.

Membership is free. We take pride in our Weekly Newsletter, it’s “Presentation” is in a Class of it’s own, Advertising of genuine charity-causes are “gratis”, flyers for same are readily accepted and given plenty of publicity, our “Writers” of articles, “Photographers” of various functions, etc., “Sports Analysts”, “Medical-Agenda”, in fact, everything on-line, featured on eLanka, (and this includes “Shop eLanka”), as well, is done purposely, with Members in mind, however, S.L.S.eLanka cannot run on “love & fresh air”, as the saying goes. It does cost money for this Ship to sail smoothly, and this is why it would be greatly appreciated if our present Members & Members-to-be, make a Donation in order to enhance an already superb Website and keep it “alive” globally.

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eLanka Events – MELBOURNE

Wild Harvest is celebrating Mother’s Day Eve (11th May 2019) : Melbourne event
11th May 2019

Book Launch – A DIFFERENT KIND OF MADNESS – BY PAULINE SCHOKMAN
2nd May 2019

The VOC Heritage in Asia – Dutch Burghers of Ceylon Exhibition
9th June 2019

Sinhala & Tmail new Year Celebrations & Multicultural Day
14th April 2019

39 th Annual dinner Dance 2019 St Benedict’s Collage OBU Vic INC
4th May 2019

PRESBYTERIAN GIRLS SCHOOL,DEHIWALA-PAST PUPILS ASSOCIATIONS(AUSTRALIAN BRANCH) – Curry Night
15th June 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents – Yummy Rotti & Pittu Lunch
23rd June 2019

Sandra Jackson Tribute Night
29th June 2019

The Peterite annual Dinner Dance “A Night in Paris”
27th April 2019

The Ex Royal Ceylon Air Force Club Inc.Melbourne Presents – Eagles Night
22nd June 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club presents “Fill a Bowl” (Melbourne event)
31st August 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club together with The Grand on Cathies presents – Happy Mother’s Day – Sunday 12th May 2019 (Melbourne event)
12th May 2019

eLanka Events – SYDNEY

The Bellbirds Club Inc Presents Glitz & Glamour – 1st June 2019 (Sydney event)
1st June 2019

Black & Gold of NSW-DS.Senanayake College OBA – Sydney Chapter, Presents 2019 Black & Gold Masquerade Ball
25th May 2019

“Kandula” in Sydney – An Extraordinary musical extravaganza (20th July 2019) – at Concourse Auditorium Chatswood
20th July 2019

Royal College OBA NSW/ACT & Trinity College Old Boys-NSW presents – 75th Bradby Shield Match Live and Party (Sydney event) – 11th May 2019
11th May 2019

Old Josephians Association of New South Wales Peerless Pearl – 30th Anniversary Ball
16th November 2019

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – SYDNEY – CDF Patient Transport Annual Ball 2019
24th August 2019

Special Mother’s Day Lunch – Blue Elephant Caterers (Sydney event) – Sunday 12th May 2019
12th May 2019

Friendship Cup – 2019, the cricket carnival of teams of old boys of major cricket playing schools in Sri Lanka
25th April 2019

Wesley College(Colombo) OBA(NSW) Inc Presents Double Blue Spring Ball
28th September 2019

STC OBA NSW-ACT presents BLACK – Dance party (Sydney event)
15th June 2019

The Pereras Marriage (Sydney event) – 28th April 2019
28th April 2019

Ceylon Society of Australia – 2nd Public Meeting 26th April 2019
26th April 2019

eLanka Events – Brisbane / Canberra

“Have a Chat’ – (Brisbane event) – 19th May 2019
19th May 2019

2019 SILVER FAWN CLUB FAMILY CAMP AT LAKE PERSEVERANCE – 854 Perseverance Dam Rd, Crows Nest QLD
JOIN IN THE FUN THIS YEAR FOR EASTER IN APRIL 2019………….
Option 2: 18 – 22 April or
Option 1: 19 – 22 April 2019

Priya & Athma in concert (Canberra Event)
16th June 2019

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The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire
Burgher Association (Australia)
358 Haughton Road, Clayton VIC 3168
The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire (Dances, Birthday parties,
Anniversaries etc). The BAA Centre is located within a short walk from Clayton railway station. The hall
is licensed to hold 150 people. Tables and chairs for this number of attendees are provided. There is
usually plenty of parking across the road and a few spaces on the property. Disabled access via ramps
is available to both the front and rear doors and a disabled parking space is available. There is also a
‘horseshoe’ driveway permitting the dropping off of attendees under cover.

Westminster College – Study in Sydney, Australia

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

TOP GUN DISCO – DJ’S JOHAN AND RON (Melbourne)
Johan and I provide the best music for any function on the night, with the best variety of music required by the clients.
We cater for all Club Functions, Birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and Christmas functions and any function that client may require , we are versatile. Additionally we have the best quality powered EV Speakers , mid range and Top , additionally we have special effects lightning and a smoke machine, which provides excellent settings and atmosphere for the occasion.We have many very satisfied customers on our records and can provide references if needed. Should you require more information please feel free to contact by email or my Mobile 0419807486 Ron
Warm regards, Ron

Regional Workforce Management (RWM) are Hiring Now – Labourers, Packers, Knifehands

Personal Leadership & Lifeskills Program for Youth

Ceylon Exchange – Send Money to Sri Lanka
Your one stop shop for all your foreign exchange & money transfer needs

MowTown Grass – Grass Cutting & Garden Maintenance Specialists
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Properties For Sale

The Castle Residence – Superlative Properties – Colombo, Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3 story house in Kelaniya – Sri Lanka
123 perch land with a 3-story house
Spaces 5-bedroom house with a 123.5 perch land located in Kelaniya
100-year-old clean title to the land
3 phase electricity / water and telephone connection.
Land ideal for residential or commercial purposes
Travel
– Access to Kandy road, Colombo Katunayake Highway and Negambo road in less than 5 mins
– Less than 30 minutes to the Katunayaka airport
– 20 minutes to Colombo Fort
– Less than 20 minutes to Colombo 7
– Road access to heavy vehicles thought Kandy and Negambo road
– 5 minute walk to the railway station
Contact
Name: Sanjeewa Edirisinghe
Number : +61 430 591 272
Email: andi.s.edirisinghe@gmail.com

Catalina – Exclusive “Second Home, Back Home” residential country club

Nuwera Eliya, Sri Lanka – Prime Land & House, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated
Nuwera Eliya
Prime Land, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated.
There is a house, security room, tube well, walking distance to Town. Beautiful view of Nuwera Eliya town. Clear deed, U.D.A. approved Property Plan, Clear Title Report, Fertile soil for cultivation too, 10×10 water tank on top of land. Ideal for holiday home or circuit bungalow.
Please contact by email or phone.
Email: mahintha2014@gmail.com
Phone: 61 409 909095 or US 323-327-8903

Willows Real Estate – Bella Vista, Sydney, NSW

4 adjacent sub-divided plots with serviced water and electricity – Located on Tewatte Road in Ragama
1 plot, 14.6 perches (369.27 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 8, 760, 000) (AUD 74,871), with small house.
3 plots, 12 .4 perches (313.633 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 7,440,000 each) (AUD 63,589 each). House with 5 bedrooms
Call Paul on 0419 034 855 (or +61 419 034 855 from overseas) to discuss in more depth.

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

IVY Residencies – Mt’Lavinia, Sri Lanka –
Home away from home in paradise

Benefit Property Group

House for Sale in Ja Ela
Fully furnished 3 bed bungalow – Rs 7,200,000

7 Perch land extent.
3 Bedrooms
Fully fitted pantry/kitchen equipped with 4 burner gas cooker/oven, Fridge-Freezer,
Microwave, Kettle and Utensils
Shower Cubical with Hot Water
Metal Grills on all windows, fanlights, front and back doors, for added security
In built concrete pillars for easy upstairs conversion
Brick construction
Off street parking for two cars
Well maintained throughout
24 Hr Security
Access to Swimming Pool
Clear title deeds
10 mins to Colombo-Katunayake Highway
Sold with all furniture and appliances.
Will consider unfurnished sales.
Contact: Jude

Email: njude1@gmail.com

Tel: +44 7990 530442

GREAT INVESTMENT
in a Teak Plantation at Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam District Sri Lanka
A beautiful Teak Plantation located in Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam District for sale. Its located just 158 Km away from Colombo

TRILLIUM APARTMENT IN COLOMBO 8 FOR SALE
A large fully furnished & tenanted 3 bedroom apartment in the 4th floor of the park wing facing the swimming pool & the children’s park for sale.
– Area: 1,800 Sq Ft (largest size/corner)
– 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms
– Separate Maid’s quarters
– Fully Furnished
– Walking distance to British School in Colombo
– Able to sell with or without tenants
Sale Price: Rs. 55 Million (or equivalent in AUD)
Contact – +94 77 1061451/ +94 77 1061328
Email: sale.trillium@gmail.com

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LOVE & FRESH AIR – By Des Kelly

A favourite “quote” of mine, necessarily stated many times, as we go through life, for the simple reason that, one cannot expect the niceties of everything around, gratis.

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Only in Sri Lanka – By Gloria Meltzer
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My latest book, titled ‘ONLY IN SRI LANKA’, was published by Jojo Publishing in September this year. This story is based on my introduction to Sri Lankan life, its culture & customs, as experienced by my Singhalese daughter-in-law, my Australian son, and my three Aussie/Sri Lankan grandsons. It’s the story of village life, the time of the civil war and the tsunami. It’s the story of coming to terms with losing my family to another culture and another country.

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eLanka Newsletter: April 2019 2nd edition: Sri Lankans in Australia -Wishing all our eLanka members a very Happy Sinhala & Tamil New Year!

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eLanka Newsletter: April 2019 1st edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles

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Yasodai Selvakumaran – Western Sydney teacher named among top 10 in the world

Yasodai Selvakumaran, a humanities teacher at Rooty Hill High School, has been named in the top 10 teachers in the world, taking her a step closer to the $US1 million Global Teacher Prize………….

“OUR ALMA MATER” – BY Des Kelly

As we quickly approach yet another Mothers’ day, here in Australia, my thoughts naturally fly to my own Mother, who, with my Dad, is resting in peace perfect peace, in the most beautiful “Botanical Necropolis” in Melbourne. ……………..
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Author Corner: Nalini de Sielvie: Thistles in the Wind – An autobiography : Story by Marie Pietersz, Melbourne

Nalini de Sielvie is a Sri Lankan-born Melbourne author whose recent novel Thistles in the Wind has made it on the world stage. Published by Authorhouse (UK) in November 2018, it was displayed at the Tucson Book Fair, Arizona (US) Campus, in March 2019, and is also available on Amazon, online book stores and at Australian libraries……….
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Expat Sri Lankan Seniors celebrate Sinhala & Tamil Harvest Festival in Sydney

Sinhalese New Year, generally known as Aluth Avurudda in Sri Lanka, is a Sri Lankan holiday that celebrates the traditional New Year of the Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka. It is a major anniversary celebrated by not only the Sinhalese people but by most Sri Lankans…….
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SHOULD DISLOYALTY BE OVERLOOKED? – By Joe Van Langenberg (Introduced by Des Kelly)

Australian prime Minister Scott Morrison, in consultation with his team of national security advisors, have finally and sagaciously decided to crack the whip on those surreptitiously making their way out of the country to war-ravaged Syria, to fight alongside the so-called Islamic State, a much-feared killing machine (led by one of the most ruthless terrorist leaders of all time Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi) , for the sole purpose of causing death to innocent people, destroying property on a monumental scale, while simultaneously waging a protracted vendetta on the democratic way of life; not to mention radicalizing and coercing non-Muslims to accept Sharia Law and brainwashing them with their twisted ideological beliefs…………

Your Best Friends are in your Gut – By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Fifty years ago, and prior, we knew that we had good bacteria in our gut. We named them “Bacterial Flora”
We were then advised to go soft on antibiotics, as they destroyed our friendly gut bacteria and changed the ecosystem
Scientists call them microbes, and a group that includes bacteria, viruses, bacteroid, and fungi in the gut- was given the name Microbiota and microbiomes.
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SRI LANKA NEWS IN BRIEF – MARCH 2019 – By Victor Melder

The International Monetary Fund on Friday revived a $1.5 billion bailout for Sri Lanka that was suspended over a government power struggle last year that seriously slowed economic growth. The Washington-based lender said officials visiting Colombo agreed to re-activate the three-year loan, which started in 2016 and spread the instalments over an additional year.”The team reached understandings at the staff level with the Sri Lankan authorities… to allow more time for the completion of the economic reform agenda,” the IMF said. The Fund had been due to release an instalment in October when President Maithripala Sirisena sacked his Prime Minister and called fresh elections, triggering a two month power struggle in the island nation. …..

Video talk on high blood pressure – BY Dr Harold Gunatillake

Let us discuss today, the importance of checking your blood pressure regularly.When you are 40 and over, it is advised that you check your BP annually.Owning your own BP apparatus would be an impetus for such recordings, regularly When you are a kid, your heart works beautifully with absolute, no strain. This is attributed to the fact that all your arteries -major, minor and minute tributaries to the fingers and toes are expandable, elastic and mobile, and not stiff, causing no resistance to the pumping action of your heart.

Martin Wijesinghe – Unofficial ‘caretaker’ of Sinharaja – By Nadira Gunatilleke (Introduction by Des Kelly)

Martin Wijesinghe is one of the significant personalities in Sri Lanka. He has expertise in indigenous medicine, biology, zoology, cultural heritage, history, science and English……..

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As all of you are aware, eLanka is Our Special Website, for all Lankan/Aussies, in Australia, plus many thousands of Lankan Patriots everywhere else, in the World.

This Website is also a trophy-winner, with regard to it’s “Content, & Presentation”, we boast more than 20.000 Members at the moment, and for those who wish to join us in Membership, it is as simple as “googling eLanka” and speaking with our eLanka team of S.L.S.eLanka, or Sri Lankan Ship eLanka, as I like to call her.

Membership is free. We take pride in our Weekly Newsletter, it’s “Presentation” is in a Class of it’s own, Advertising of genuine charity-causes are “gratis”, flyers for same are readily accepted and given plenty of publicity, our “Writers” of articles, “Photographers” of various functions, etc., “Sports Analysts”, “Medical-Agenda”, in fact, everything on-line, featured on eLanka, (and this includes “Shop eLanka”), as well, is done purposely, with Members in mind, however, S.L.S.eLanka cannot run on “love & fresh air”, as the saying goes. It does cost money for this Ship to sail smoothly, and this is why it would be greatly appreciated if our present Members & Members-to-be, make a Donation in order to enhance an already superb Website and keep it “alive” globally.

“eLanka, is Sri Lanka’s TOP “on-line” Station
Yet, to keep it this way, we need a Donation”.

Desmond Kelly.
(Editor-in-Chief).

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eLanka Events – MELBOURNE
Dhamma Reflection by Most Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Nayaka Thero (Melbourne)

7th April 2019

Book Launch – A DIFFERENT KIND OF MADNESS – BY PAULINE SCHOKMAN

2nd May 2019

Sinhala & Tamil New Year Festival

7th April 2019

Sinhala & Tmail new Year Celebrations & Multicultural Day

14th April 2019

39 th Annual dinner Dance 2019 St Benedict’s Collage OBU Vic INC

4th May 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents Buriyani Lunch

7th April 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents – Yummy Rotti & Pittu Lunch

23rd June 2019

Sandra Jackson Tribute Night

29th June 2019

The Peterite annual Dinner Dance “A Night in Paris”

27th April 2019

The Ex Royal Ceylon Air Force Club Inc.Melbourne Presents – Eagles Night

22nf June 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club presents “Fill a Bowl” (Melbourne event)

31st August 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club together with The Grand on Cathies presents – Happy Mother’s Day – Sunday 12th May 2019 (Melbourne event)

12th May 2019

eLanka Events – SYDNEY
The Bellbirds Club Inc Presents Glitz & Glamour – 1st June 2019 (Sydney event)

1st June 2019

Black & Gold of NSW-DS.Senanayake College OBA – Sydney Chapter, Presents 2019 Black & Gold Masquerade Ball

25th May 2019

Sing-Along with Ranil Mallawarachchi

11th May 2019

Royal College OBA NSW/ACT & Trinity College Old Boys-NSW presents – 75th Bradby Shield Match Live and Party (Sydney event) – 11th May 2019

11th May 2019

Old Josephians Association of New South Wales Peerless Pearl – 30th Anniversary Ball

16th November 2019
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – SYDNEY – CDF Patient Transport Annual Ball 2019

24th August 2019

Special Mother’s Day Lunch – Blue Elephant Caterers (Sydney event) – Sunday 12th May 2019

12th May 2019

Friendship Cup – 2019, the cricket carnival of teams of old boys of major cricket playing schools in Sri Lanka

25th April 2019

Wesley College(Colombo) OBA(NSW) Inc Presents Double Blue Spring Ball

28th September 2019

STC OBA NSW-ACT presents BLACK – Dance party (Sydney event)

15th June 2019

The Pereras Marriage (Sydney event) – 28th April 2019

28th April 2019

Paada Yatra Walk to temples 19th April

19th April 2019

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eLanka Events – Brisbane

“Have a Chat’ – (Brisbane event) – 19th May 2019

19th May 2019

2019 SILVER FAWN CLUB FAMILY CAMP AT LAKE PERSEVERANCE – 854 Perseverance Dam Rd, Crows Nest QLD
JOIN IN THE FUN THIS YEAR FOR EASTER IN APRIL 2019………….

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Option 2: 18 – 22 April or
Option 1: 19 – 22 April 2019

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EXQUISITE LIQUORS – Colombo No 7 & London Dry Gin & Ceylon Arrack

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The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire

Burgher Association (Australia)
358 Haughton Road, Clayton VIC 3168
The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire (Dances, Birthday parties,
Anniversaries etc). The BAA Centre is located within a short walk from Clayton railway station. The hall
is licensed to hold 150 people. Tables and chairs for this number of attendees are provided. There is
usually plenty of parking across the road and a few spaces on the property. Disabled access via ramps
is available to both the front and rear doors and a disabled parking space is available. There is also a
‘horseshoe’ driveway permitting the dropping off of attendees under cover.

Westminster College – Study in Sydney, Australia

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

TOP GUN DISCO – DJ’S JOHAN AND RON (Melbourne)

Johan and I provide the best music for any function on the night, with the best variety of music required by the clients.
We cater for all Club Functions, Birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and Christmas functions and any function that client may require , we are versatile. Additionally we have the best quality powered EV Speakers , mid range and Top , additionally we have special effects lightning and a smoke machine, which provides excellent settings and atmosphere for the occasion.We have many very satisfied customers on our records and can provide references if needed. Should you require more information please feel free to contact by email or my Mobile 0419807486 Ron
Warm regards, Ron

Regional Workforce Management (RWM) are Hiring Now – Labourers, Packers, Knifehands

Personal Leadership & Lifeskills Program for Youth

Ceylon Exchange – Send Money to Sri Lanka
Your one stop shop for all your foreign exchange & money transfer needs

MowTown Grass – Grass Cutting & Garden Maintenance Specialists
(Melbourne)

Properties For Sale

The Castle Residence – Superlative Properties – Colombo, Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3 story house in Kelaniya – Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3-story house
Spaces 5-bedroom house with a 123.5 perch land located in Kelaniya
100-year-old clean title to the land
3 phase electricity / water and telephone connection.
Land ideal for residential or commercial purposes
Travel
– Access to Kandy road, Colombo Katunayake Highway and Negambo road in less than 5 mins
– Less than 30 minutes to the Katunayaka airport
– 20 minutes to Colombo Fort
– Less than 20 minutes to Colombo 7
– Road access to heavy vehicles thought Kandy and Negambo road
– 5 minute walk to the railway station
Contact
Name: Sanjeewa Edirisinghe
Number : +61 430 591 272
Email: andi.s.edirisinghe@gmail.com

Catalina – Exclusive “Second Home, Back Home” residential country club

Nuwera Eliya, Sri Lanka – Prime Land & House, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated

Nuwera Eliya
Prime Land, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated.
There is a house, security room, tube well, walking distance to Town. Beautiful view of Nuwera Eliya town. Clear deed, U.D.A. approved Property Plan, Clear Title Report, Fertile soil for cultivation too, 10×10 water tank on top of land. Ideal for holiday home or circuit bungalow.
Please contact by email or phone.
Email: mahintha2014@gmail.com
Phone: 61 409 909095 or US 323-327-8903

Willows Real Estate – Bella Vista, Sydney, NSW

4 adjacent sub-divided plots with serviced water and electricity – Located on Tewatte Road in Ragama

1 plot, 14.6 perches (369.27 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 8, 760, 000) (AUD 74,871), with small house.
3 plots, 12 .4 perches (313.633 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 7,440,000 each) (AUD 63,589 each). House with 5 bedrooms
Call Paul on 0419 034 855 (or +61 419 034 855 from overseas) to discuss in more depth.

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

IVY Residencies – Mt’Lavinia, Sri Lanka –
Home away from home in paradise

Benefit Property Group

House for Sale in Ja Ela

Fully furnished 3 bed bungalow – Rs 7,200,000

7 Perch land extent.
3 Bedrooms
Fully fitted pantry/kitchen equipped with 4 burner gas cooker/oven, Fridge-Freezer,
Microwave, Kettle and Utensils
Shower Cubical with Hot Water
Metal Grills on all windows, fanlights, front and back doors, for added security
In built concrete pillars for easy upstairs conversion
Brick construction
Off street parking for two cars
Well maintained throughout
24 Hr Security
Access to Swimming Pool
Clear title deeds
10 mins to Colombo-Katunayake Highway
Sold with all furniture and appliances.
Will consider unfurnished sales.
Contact: Jude

Email: njude1@gmail.com

Tel: +44 7990 530442

GREAT INVESTMENT
in a Teak Plantation at Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam
District Sri Lanka

A beautiful Teak Plantation located in Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam District for sale. Its located just 158 Km away from Colombo

TRILLIUM APARTMENT IN COLOMBO 8 FOR SALE

A large fully furnished & tenanted 3 bedroom apartment in the 4th floor of the park wing facing the swimming pool & the children’s park for sale.

– Area: 1,800 Sq Ft (largest size/corner)

– 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms

– Separate Maid’s quarters

– Fully Furnished

– Walking distance to British School in Colombo

– Able to sell with or without tenants

Sale Price: Rs. 55 Million (or equivalent in AUD)

Contact – +94 77 1061451/ +94 77 1061328

Email: sale.trillium@gmail.com

Contact eLanka : email: info@eLanka.com.au or call +614 02905275
if you like your property to be advertised on eLanka

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LOVE & FRESH AIR – By Des Kelly

A favourite “quote” of mine, necessarily stated many times, as we go through life, for the simple reason that, one cannot expect the niceties of everything around, gratis.

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How Great Thou art – by Desmond Kelly
Digital Download
Only $2.50

Only in Sri Lanka – By Gloria Meltzer
Sale Price $20

My latest book, titled ‘ONLY IN SRI LANKA’, was published by Jojo Publishing in September this year. This story is based on my introduction to Sri Lankan life, its culture & customs, as experienced by my Singhalese daughter-in-law, my Australian son, and my three Aussie/Sri Lankan grandsons. It’s the story of village life, the time of the civil war and the tsunami. It’s the story of coming to terms with losing my family to another culture and another country.

Especially for You
by Desmond Kelly
3 CD pack
$35 includes free shipping

“Especially for you” my friends & fans everywhere, proudly presented by eLanka & “your’s truly”, a series of CDs featuring songs I have hand-picked from the hundreds I have sung, composed & recorded over all these years. Each “single” CD contains at least 20 songs. Additional ones are just a bonus.

Become part of Australia’s largest Online Sri Lankan community

You can also call Neil on 0402 905 275 (Australia) or +61 402905275 (from overseas)
or email: Neil@eLanka.com.au
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eLanka Newsletter: April 2019 1st edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles

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eLanka Newsletter: March 2019 5th edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles

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Prime Minister – Joint Media Release – BUSTING CONGESTION ACROSS SYDNEY AND THE CENTRAL COAST – Wednesday 27 March 2019

Motorists across Sydney and the Central Coast will be spending less time in traffic and more time doing what’s important to them after a $253.5 million congestion-busting funding boost………….

“Slaves built Galle Fort” – By Des Kelly

Something, that I am afraid, not too many of us would have ever known, but for the fact that we “live & learn” until we die. I have always considered myself to be an avid reader, from a very early age, and always having been interested in the history of the Land of my birth, always imagined that the Galle & Colombo Forts were built by the Dutch who “ruled” the Island from 1640-1796,………………
.

Aloma Dias celebrates her 70th at the Grand Metropol in Clayton – photos thanks to Trevine Rodrigo

Sri Lanka’s triumphant Test match euphoria has quickly dissipated into the previously familiar role of eating humble pie as the South Africans exacted revenge for their embarrassment in the Tests by grinding their opponents into the dust leading 3-0 in the one-dayers in a relentless display of ferocity….
.

HAVE A CHAT – 17 FEBRUARY 2019 (Brisbane)

A few days before the HAC Gerard the chairman, phoned and said the club was 10 short of 50 persons to have a successful HAC party. By the time of the function, the club had registered over 80 attendees. This was tremendous, as the committee had catered for this number and were eagerly looking forward to meeting all members and guests………
….

Silver Fawn Club March/April 2019 Newsletter.(Brisbane Sri Lankan Community)

..

BEING MARRIED TO A THOMIAN – “Thomians Hunt in Packs; Never Alone” – By Shamila Jayasinha

My journey through life with my Thomian began with this hunt. In an era when mobile phones, SMS, e-mails and Facebook were unheard of, the hunt was indeed a difficult task. Therefore, this hunt was meticulously planned out at a house located right opposite Bishop’s College (whoever designed it, bless his dear departed soul, certainly had the best interest of young Thomians in mind for it has a large balcony overlooking the grounds of Bishop’s College).

Date of the Hunt: 31st October 1981
Venue: Food Fair, Bishop’s College.
………………………….

GEORGE WALL – THE LION THAT ROARED – By Bernard VanCuylenburg

A few months ago I wrote an article titled “David and Goliath” which featured a young English tea planter Mark Anthony Bracegirdle, who rocked the colonial establishment when he sided with the workers and the unions, by demanding better living conditions for the estate labourers on the plantations. His colonial masters were dumbfounded and furious to find that it was “one of their own” who by the courage of his convictions, proved to be the proverbial thorn in their side…….

Eggs film-By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Variety is the spice of life in sensational Sri Lanka: Why Lonely Planet was right when it said the country is the best place to visit in 2019

Andrew and his wife Caroline thoroughly enjoyed a train ride from Kandy to Ella. The train climbs very slowly up 1,500m through mountains, jungle and tea plantations

We had swung by Kadugannawa on the way from Negombo – a forgettable transit town a short drive from Colombo airport – where we’d decided to spend one night after the journey to the island. …….

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This Website is also a trophy-winner, with regard to it’s “Content, & Presentation”, we boast more than 20.000 Members at the moment, and for those who wish to join us in Membership, it is as simple as “googling eLanka” and speaking with our eLanka team of S.L.S.eLanka, or Sri Lankan Ship eLanka, as I like to call her.

Membership is free. We take pride in our Weekly Newsletter, it’s “Presentation” is in a Class of it’s own, Advertising of genuine charity-causes are “gratis”, flyers for same are readily accepted and given plenty of publicity, our “Writers” of articles, “Photographers” of various functions, etc., “Sports Analysts”, “Medical-Agenda”, in fact, everything on-line, featured on eLanka, (and this includes “Shop eLanka”), as well, is done purposely, with Members in mind, however, S.L.S.eLanka cannot run on “love & fresh air”, as the saying goes. It does cost money for this Ship to sail smoothly, and this is why it would be greatly appreciated if our present Members & Members-to-be, make a Donation in order to enhance an already superb Website and keep it “alive” globally.

“eLanka, is Sri Lanka’s TOP “on-line” Station
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Desmond Kelly.
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eLanka Events – MELBOURNE
Dhamma Reflection by Most Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Nayaka Thero (Melbourne)

7th April 2019

Book Launch – A DIFFERENT KIND OF MADNESS – BY PAULINE SCHOKMAN

2nd May 2019

Sinhala & Tamil New Year Festival

7th April 2019

Sinhala & Tmail new Year Celebrations & Multicultural Day

14th April 2019

39 th Annual dinner Dance 2019 St Benedict’s Collage OBU Vic INC

4th May 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents Buriyani Lunch

7th April 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents – Yummy Rotti & Pittu Lunch

23rd June 2019

Sandra Jackson Tribute Night

29th June 2019

The Peterite annual Dinner Dance “A Night in Paris”

27th April 2019

The Ex Royal Ceylon Air Force Club Inc.Melbourne Presents – Eagles Night

22nf June 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club presents “Fill a Bowl” (Melbourne event)

31st August 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club together with The Grand on Cathies presents – Happy Mother’s Day – Sunday 12th May 2019 (Melbourne event)

12th May 2019

eLanka Events – SYDNEY
The Bellbirds Club Inc Presents Glitz & Glamour – 1st June 2019 (Sydney event)

1st June 2019

Black & Gold of NSW-DS.Senanayake College OBA – Sydney Chapter, Presents 2019 Black & Gold Masquerade Ball

25th May 2019

Sing-Along with Ranil Mallawarachchi

11th May 2019

SRI LANKA ASSOCIATION of NSW – MONTHLY SENIORS’ OPEN DAY FOR APRIL

2nd April 2019

Old Josephians Association of New South Wales Peerless Pearl – 30th Anniversary Ball

16th November 2019
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – SYDNEY – CDF Patient Transport Annual Ball 2019

24th August 2019

Lovers’ Quarrel – The annual cricket match between old boys of Richmond College and Mahinda College, Galle at Girraween Park

7th April 2019

Friendship Cup – 2019, the cricket carnival of teams of old boys of major cricket playing schools in Sri Lanka

25th April 2019

Wesley College(Colombo) OBA(NSW) Inc Presents Double Blue Spring Ball

28th September 2019

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eLanka Events – Brisbane

“Have a Chat’ – (Brisbane event) – 19th May 2019

19th May 2019

2019 SILVER FAWN CLUB FAMILY CAMP AT LAKE PERSEVERANCE – 854 Perseverance Dam Rd, Crows Nest QLD
JOIN IN THE FUN THIS YEAR FOR EASTER IN APRIL 2019………….

………

Option 2: 18 – 22 April or
Option 1: 19 – 22 April 2019

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The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire

Burgher Association (Australia)
358 Haughton Road, Clayton VIC 3168
The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire (Dances, Birthday parties,
Anniversaries etc). The BAA Centre is located within a short walk from Clayton railway station. The hall
is licensed to hold 150 people. Tables and chairs for this number of attendees are provided. There is
usually plenty of parking across the road and a few spaces on the property. Disabled access via ramps
is available to both the front and rear doors and a disabled parking space is available. There is also a
‘horseshoe’ driveway permitting the dropping off of attendees under cover.

Westminster College – Study in Sydney, Australia

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

TOP GUN DISCO – DJ’S JOHAN AND RON (Melbourne)

Johan and I provide the best music for any function on the night, with the best variety of music required by the clients.
We cater for all Club Functions, Birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and Christmas functions and any function that client may require , we are versatile. Additionally we have the best quality powered EV Speakers , mid range and Top , additionally we have special effects lightning and a smoke machine, which provides excellent settings and atmosphere for the occasion.We have many very satisfied customers on our records and can provide references if needed. Should you require more information please feel free to contact by email or my Mobile 0419807486 Ron
Warm regards, Ron

Regional Workforce Management (RWM) are Hiring Now – Labourers, Packers, Knifehands

Personal Leadership & Lifeskills Program for Youth

Ceylon Exchange – Send Money to Sri Lanka
Your one stop shop for all your foreign exchange & money transfer needs

MowTown Grass – Grass Cutting & Garden Maintenance Specialists
(Melbourne)

Properties For Sale

The Castle Residence – Superlative Properties – Colombo, Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3 story house in Kelaniya – Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3-story house
Spaces 5-bedroom house with a 123.5 perch land located in Kelaniya
100-year-old clean title to the land
3 phase electricity / water and telephone connection.
Land ideal for residential or commercial purposes
Travel
– Access to Kandy road, Colombo Katunayake Highway and Negambo road in less than 5 mins
– Less than 30 minutes to the Katunayaka airport
– 20 minutes to Colombo Fort
– Less than 20 minutes to Colombo 7
– Road access to heavy vehicles thought Kandy and Negambo road
– 5 minute walk to the railway station
Contact
Name: Sanjeewa Edirisinghe
Number : +61 430 591 272
Email: andi.s.edirisinghe@gmail.com

Catalina – Exclusive “Second Home, Back Home” residential country club

Nuwera Eliya, Sri Lanka – Prime Land & House, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated

Nuwera Eliya
Prime Land, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated.
There is a house, security room, tube well, walking distance to Town. Beautiful view of Nuwera Eliya town. Clear deed, U.D.A. approved Property Plan, Clear Title Report, Fertile soil for cultivation too, 10×10 water tank on top of land. Ideal for holiday home or circuit bungalow.
Please contact by email or phone.
Email: mahintha2014@gmail.com
Phone: 61 409 909095 or US 323-327-8903

Willows Real Estate – Bella Vista, Sydney, NSW

4 adjacent sub-divided plots with serviced water and electricity – Located on Tewatte Road in Ragama

1 plot, 14.6 perches (369.27 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 8, 760, 000) (AUD 74,871), with small house.
3 plots, 12 .4 perches (313.633 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 7,440,000 each) (AUD 63,589 each). House with 5 bedrooms
Call Paul on 0419 034 855 (or +61 419 034 855 from overseas) to discuss in more depth.

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

IVY Residencies – Mt’Lavinia, Sri Lanka –
Home away from home in paradise

Benefit Property Group

House for Sale in Ja Ela

Fully furnished 3 bed bungalow – Rs 7,200,000

7 Perch land extent.
3 Bedrooms
Fully fitted pantry/kitchen equipped with 4 burner gas cooker/oven, Fridge-Freezer,
Microwave, Kettle and Utensils
Shower Cubical with Hot Water
Metal Grills on all windows, fanlights, front and back doors, for added security
In built concrete pillars for easy upstairs conversion
Brick construction
Off street parking for two cars
Well maintained throughout
24 Hr Security
Access to Swimming Pool
Clear title deeds
10 mins to Colombo-Katunayake Highway
Sold with all furniture and appliances.
Will consider unfurnished sales.
Contact: Jude

Email: njude1@gmail.com

Tel: +44 7990 530442

GREAT INVESTMENT
in a Teak Plantation at Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam
District Sri Lanka

A beautiful Teak Plantation located in Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam District for sale. Its located just 158 Km away from Colombo

TRILLIUM APARTMENT IN COLOMBO 8 FOR SALE

A large fully furnished & tenanted 3 bedroom apartment in the 4th floor of the park wing facing the swimming pool & the children’s park for sale.

– Area: 1,800 Sq Ft (largest size/corner)

– 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms

– Separate Maid’s quarters

– Fully Furnished

– Walking distance to British School in Colombo

– Able to sell with or without tenants

Sale Price: Rs. 55 Million (or equivalent in AUD)

Contact – +94 77 1061451/ +94 77 1061328

Email: sale.trillium@gmail.com

Contact eLanka : email: info@eLanka.com.au or call +614 02905275
if you like your property to be advertised on eLanka

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LOVE & FRESH AIR – By Des Kelly

A favourite “quote” of mine, necessarily stated many times, as we go through life, for the simple reason that, one cannot expect the niceties of everything around, gratis.

READ MORE
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How Great Thou art – by Desmond Kelly
Digital Download
Only $2.50

Only in Sri Lanka – By Gloria Meltzer
Sale Price $20

My latest book, titled ‘ONLY IN SRI LANKA’, was published by Jojo Publishing in September this year. This story is based on my introduction to Sri Lankan life, its culture & customs, as experienced by my Singhalese daughter-in-law, my Australian son, and my three Aussie/Sri Lankan grandsons. It’s the story of village life, the time of the civil war and the tsunami. It’s the story of coming to terms with losing my family to another culture and another country.

Especially for You
by Desmond Kelly
3 CD pack
$35 includes free shipping

“Especially for you” my friends & fans everywhere, proudly presented by eLanka & “your’s truly”, a series of CDs featuring songs I have hand-picked from the hundreds I have sung, composed & recorded over all these years. Each “single” CD contains at least 20 songs. Additional ones are just a bonus.

 

Become part of Australia’s largest Online Sri Lankan community

You can also call Neil on 0402 905 275 (Australia) or +61 402905275 (from overseas)
or email: Neil@eLanka.com.au
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eLanka Newsletter: March 2019 4th edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles

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Prime Minister – Joint Media Release – A plan for Australia’s future population

A PLAN FOR AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE POPULATION
The Morrison Government will tackle the impact of increasing population in congested cities and back smaller cities and regions looking for greater growth to secure their economic future and the key public services they rely on…………………

Stories in Song” Series 2019 – “I CAN HELP” – By Des Kelly
Desmond Kelly – ‘the Star of eLanka”

Born on the 5th day of September,1962, in Svenstavic, Jamtland (Sweden), just a few months after this Writer had emigrated to Australia. I did not recognize the Name Micke Muster at all, hadn’t heard of him, until very recently, when brother Ian sent me this video-clip on facebook, from Sri Lanka. Where Ian got the clip from, I’ll never know, but suffice to say that my family use this “platform” for “uplifting material” rather than the rubbish presented by individuals who seem to delight in publicising violence like the tragic events that just occured in New Zealand, last week……
.

The hills are alive as ‘Everesting’ hits Sri Lanka – ‘Everesting’ for the 1st time in Sri Lanka and Asia – FROM TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE

Sri Lanka’s triumphant Test match euphoria has quickly dissipated into the previously familiar role of eating humble pie as the South Africans exacted revenge for their embarrassment in the Tests by grinding their opponents into the dust leading 3-0 in the one-dayers in a relentless display of ferocity….
.

Deno is 70, hip, hip, hooray – Story and pics by Marie Pietersz, Melbourne

Denver (Deno) Keegel, popular identity within Sri Lankan social circles, celebrated his milestone birthday on 15th March at the Grand on Princes in Mulgrave.You could be forgiven for thinking you were at a Collingwood finals dinner or awards night, with the venue elaborately decorated in Collingwood colours and memorabilia and 250 guests dressed in the black and white theme for the occasion requested by birthday boy and ardent Collingwood fan, Denver…………

….

ALSTON KOCH in one of his rare performances in Sri Lanka at a fireside chat at The HILTON HOTEL – ICC performance

.Group Photo of Anton Swan JP(Qual) Hon. Consul for Sri Lanka in Queensland Australia at a Lunch with His Excellency the Governor of Queensland The Hon. Paul De Jersey AC and Mrs Kay De Jersey To Celebrate Commonwealth Day the 11th of March 2019 at Government House

How our phones are ruining the relationships
Important 3 Minutes

Health & Views – March 2019 – Issue 2 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Sri Lanka to issue on-arrival visas from 1 May – By Charumini de Silva

Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga yesterday said work is underway to implement on-arrival visa, free-of-charge for multiple countries from 1 May, to boost tourist arrivals during lean months.

“We will start granting a six-month free visa period from 1 May for selected countries during our lean period to boost tourist arrivals,” the Minister told the Daily FT…………..

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As all of you are aware, eLanka is Our Special Website, for all Lankan/Aussies, in Australia, plus many thousands of Lankan Patriots everywhere else, in the World.

This Website is also a trophy-winner, with regard to it’s “Content, & Presentation”, we boast more than 20.000 Members at the moment, and for those who wish to join us in Membership, it is as simple as “googling eLanka” and speaking with our eLanka team of S.L.S.eLanka, or Sri Lankan Ship eLanka, as I like to call her.

Membership is free. We take pride in our Weekly Newsletter, it’s “Presentation” is in a Class of it’s own, Advertising of genuine charity-causes are “gratis”, flyers for same are readily accepted and given plenty of publicity, our “Writers” of articles, “Photographers” of various functions, etc., “Sports Analysts”, “Medical-Agenda”, in fact, everything on-line, featured on eLanka, (and this includes “Shop eLanka”), as well, is done purposely, with Members in mind, however, S.L.S.eLanka cannot run on “love & fresh air”, as the saying goes. It does cost money for this Ship to sail smoothly, and this is why it would be greatly appreciated if our present Members & Members-to-be, make a Donation in order to enhance an already superb Website and keep it “alive” globally.

“eLanka, is Sri Lanka’s TOP “on-line” Station
Yet, to keep it this way, we need a Donation”.

Desmond Kelly.
(Editor-in-Chief).

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Now we have made it even easier for you to contribute!. for Bank transfers…..
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eLanka Events – MELBOURNE
Dhamma Reflection by Most Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Nayaka Thero (Melbourne)

7th April 2019

Book Launch – A DIFFERENT KIND OF MADNESS – BY PAULINE SCHOKMAN

2nd May 2019

Sinhala & Tamil New Year Festival

7th April 2019

Sinhala & Tmail new Year Celebrations & Multicultural Day

14th April 2019

39 th Annual dinner Dance 2019 St Benedict’s Collage OBU Vic INC

4th May 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents Buriyani Lunch

7th April 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents – Yummy Rotti & Pittu Lunch

23rd June 2019

Trinity/Antonian OBA Cricket Encounter in Melbourne

24th March 2019

The Peterite annual Dinner Dance “A Night in Paris”

27th April 2019

A Taste of Sri Lanka with Wantirna Lions

30th March 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club presents “Fill a Bowl” (Melbourne event)

31st August 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club together with The Grand on Cathies presents – Happy Mother’s Day – Sunday 12th May 2019 (Melbourne event)

12th May 2019

eLanka Events – SYDNEY
The Bellbirds Club Inc Presents Glitz & Glamour – 1st June 2019 (Sydney event)

1st June 2019

Black & Gold of NSW-DS.Senanayake College OBA – Sydney Chapter, Presents 2019 Black & Gold Masquerade Ball

25th May 2019

Sing-Along with Ranil Mallawarachchi

11th May 2019

Thora Paan Party for your Family – 30th March in Thornleigh

30th March 2019

Old Josephians Association of New South Wales Peerless Pearl – 30th Anniversary Ball

16th November 2019
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – SYDNEY – CDF Patient Transport Annual Ball 2019

24th August 2019

Lovers’ Quarrel – The annual cricket match between old boys of Richmond College and Mahinda College, Galle at Girraween Park

7th April 2019

Friendship Cup – 2019, the cricket carnival of teams of old boys of major cricket playing schools in Sri Lanka

25th April 2019

Holi – Festival of Colours celebration – 24th March in Pendle Hill

24th March 2019

Click below for more events

eLanka Events – Brisbane / Perth

Support Sri Lanka Eye Care Project (Perth)

Friday 29th March

2019 SILVER FAWN CLUB FAMILY CAMP AT LAKE PERSEVERANCE – 854 Perseverance Dam Rd, Crows Nest QLD
JOIN IN THE FUN THIS YEAR FOR EASTER IN APRIL 2019………….

………

Option 2: 18 – 22 April or
Option 1: 19 – 22 April 2019

Click below for more events

eLanka Sponsor – Best & Less Travel

eLanka Advertisers

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No matter where you want to go, Best & Less Travel promises to help you find the cheapest flight possible to suit your circumstances. Its reputation has been established as the trusted agent for travellers who want the best deals on international flights with the world’s leading airlines.

EXQUISITE LIQUORS – Colombo No 7 & London Dry Gin & Ceylon Arrack

Orbit Remit – International online money transfer

The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire

Burgher Association (Australia)
358 Haughton Road, Clayton VIC 3168
The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire (Dances, Birthday parties,
Anniversaries etc). The BAA Centre is located within a short walk from Clayton railway station. The hall
is licensed to hold 150 people. Tables and chairs for this number of attendees are provided. There is
usually plenty of parking across the road and a few spaces on the property. Disabled access via ramps
is available to both the front and rear doors and a disabled parking space is available. There is also a
‘horseshoe’ driveway permitting the dropping off of attendees under cover.

Westminster College – Study in Sydney, Australia

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

TOP GUN DISCO – DJ’S JOHAN AND RON (Melbourne)

Johan and I provide the best music for any function on the night, with the best variety of music required by the clients.
We cater for all Club Functions, Birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and Christmas functions and any function that client may require , we are versatile. Additionally we have the best quality powered EV Speakers , mid range and Top , additionally we have special effects lightning and a smoke machine, which provides excellent settings and atmosphere for the occasion.We have many very satisfied customers on our records and can provide references if needed. Should you require more information please feel free to contact by email or my Mobile 0419807486 Ron
Warm regards, Ron

Regional Workforce Management (RWM) are Hiring Now – Labourers, Packers, Knifehands

Personal Leadership & Lifeskills Program for Youth

Ceylon Exchange – Send Money to Sri Lanka
Your one stop shop for all your foreign exchange & money transfer needs

MowTown Grass – Grass Cutting & Garden Maintenance Specialists
(Melbourne)

Properties For Sale

The Castle Residence – Superlative Properties – Colombo, Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3 story house in Kelaniya – Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3-story house
Spaces 5-bedroom house with a 123.5 perch land located in Kelaniya
100-year-old clean title to the land
3 phase electricity / water and telephone connection.
Land ideal for residential or commercial purposes
Travel
– Access to Kandy road, Colombo Katunayake Highway and Negambo road in less than 5 mins
– Less than 30 minutes to the Katunayaka airport
– 20 minutes to Colombo Fort
– Less than 20 minutes to Colombo 7
– Road access to heavy vehicles thought Kandy and Negambo road
– 5 minute walk to the railway station
Contact
Name: Sanjeewa Edirisinghe
Number : +61 430 591 272
Email: andi.s.edirisinghe@gmail.com

Catalina – Exclusive “Second Home, Back Home” residential country club

Nuwera Eliya, Sri Lanka – Prime Land & House, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated

Nuwera Eliya
Prime Land, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated.
There is a house, security room, tube well, walking distance to Town. Beautiful view of Nuwera Eliya town. Clear deed, U.D.A. approved Property Plan, Clear Title Report, Fertile soil for cultivation too, 10×10 water tank on top of land. Ideal for holiday home or circuit bungalow.
Please contact by email or phone.
Email: mahintha2014@gmail.com
Phone: 61 409 909095 or US 323-327-8903

Willows Real Estate – Bella Vista, Sydney, NSW

4 adjacent sub-divided plots with serviced water and electricity – Located on Tewatte Road in Ragama

1 plot, 14.6 perches (369.27 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 8, 760, 000) (AUD 74,871), with small house.
3 plots, 12 .4 perches (313.633 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 7,440,000 each) (AUD 63,589 each). House with 5 bedrooms
Call Paul on 0419 034 855 (or +61 419 034 855 from overseas) to discuss in more depth.

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

IVY Residencies – Mt’Lavinia, Sri Lanka –
Home away from home in paradise

Benefit Property Group

House for Sale in Ja Ela

Fully furnished 3 bed bungalow – Rs 7,200,000

7 Perch land extent.
3 Bedrooms
Fully fitted pantry/kitchen equipped with 4 burner gas cooker/oven, Fridge-Freezer,
Microwave, Kettle and Utensils
Shower Cubical with Hot Water
Metal Grills on all windows, fanlights, front and back doors, for added security
In built concrete pillars for easy upstairs conversion
Brick construction
Off street parking for two cars
Well maintained throughout
24 Hr Security
Access to Swimming Pool
Clear title deeds
10 mins to Colombo-Katunayake Highway
Sold with all furniture and appliances.
Will consider unfurnished sales.
Contact: Jude

Email: njude1@gmail.com

Tel: +44 7990 530442

GREAT INVESTMENT
in a Teak Plantation at Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam
District Sri Lanka

A beautiful Teak Plantation located in Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam District for sale. Its located just 158 Km away from Colombo

TRILLIUM APARTMENT IN COLOMBO 8 FOR SALE

A large fully furnished & tenanted 3 bedroom apartment in the 4th floor of the park wing facing the swimming pool & the children’s park for sale.

– Area: 1,800 Sq Ft (largest size/corner)

– 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms

– Separate Maid’s quarters

– Fully Furnished

– Walking distance to British School in Colombo

– Able to sell with or without tenants

Sale Price: Rs. 55 Million (or equivalent in AUD)

Contact – +94 77 1061451/ +94 77 1061328

Email: sale.trillium@gmail.com

Contact eLanka : email: info@eLanka.com.au or call +614 02905275
if you like your property to be advertised on eLanka

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LOVE & FRESH AIR – By Des Kelly

A favourite “quote” of mine, necessarily stated many times, as we go through life, for the simple reason that, one cannot expect the niceties of everything around, gratis.

READ MORE
Now we have made it even easier for you to contribute!. for Bank transfers…..
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How Great Thou art – by Desmond Kelly
Digital Download
Only $2.50

Only in Sri Lanka – By Gloria Meltzer
Sale Price $20

My latest book, titled ‘ONLY IN SRI LANKA’, was published by Jojo Publishing in September this year. This story is based on my introduction to Sri Lankan life, its culture & customs, as experienced by my Singhalese daughter-in-law, my Australian son, and my three Aussie/Sri Lankan grandsons. It’s the story of village life, the time of the civil war and the tsunami. It’s the story of coming to terms with losing my family to another culture and another country.

Especially for You
by Desmond Kelly
3 CD pack
$35 includes free shipping

“Especially for you” my friends & fans everywhere, proudly presented by eLanka & “your’s truly”, a series of CDs featuring songs I have hand-picked from the hundreds I have sung, composed & recorded over all these years. Each “single” CD contains at least 20 songs. Additional ones are just a bonus.

 

Become part of Australia’s largest Online Sri Lankan community

You can also call Neil on 0402 905 275 (Australia) or +61 402905275 (from overseas)
or email: Neil@eLanka.com.au
for your advertising enquiries.

 

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eLanka Newsletter: March 2019 3rd edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles

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Welcome to eLanka News – for the Sri Lankan Down Under! 
(If you are based outside of Australia… enjoy the News from the Lankans Down Under!)
eLanka Articles

Prime Minister – Media Release – Community Language Grants to build stronger communities

THE HON SCOTT MORRISON MP
Prime Minister
THE HON DAVID COLEMAN MP
Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
Thursday, 14 March 2019
COMMUNITY LANGUAGE GRANTS TO BUILD STRONGER COMMUNITIES
More young Australians will learn another language with a funding boost set to connect people to new languages and cultures.

The Morrison Government has committed $10 million through the Community Languages Multicultural Grants Program to support not-for-profit community language schools. ..

”IT’S FUN TO PUN” by the “Star of eLanka” Desmond Kelly!
Desmond Kelly – ‘the Star of eLanka”

Upun my sole, I now have my feet up and feel in the mood to have a “play on words”,which of course, ends up in a pun. As I’ve said, many times now, English is a very strange tongue indeed. . Being the International language that it is, one would not expect it to be as complex as it is, but unless you are well-read, or read well(take your pick), you will not see the fun in a pun,as I put it, but I will put it to you, that there are many puns in something that is very dear to me. ” Musical Puns” to the sound of music, many of which I have read and now write for you………
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Lankans slip sliding from World Cup heroes to near zero BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE.

Sri Lanka’s triumphant Test match euphoria has quickly dissipated into the previously familiar role of eating humble pie as the South Africans exacted revenge for their embarrassment in the Tests by grinding their opponents into the dust leading 3-0 in the one-dayers in a relentless display of ferocity….
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$450,000 TO SUPPORT GRASSROOTS CRICKET IN WESTERN SYDNEY

More than 5000 young people and 160 teachers across 80 schools in Western Sydney will benefit from Sydney Thunder’s Western Sydney Community Partnership Program.

The NSW Government will provide $450,000 over four years to support the program — an investment made possible thanks to the strong economic management of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government………..

Sri Lankan artist wins first prize in Toronto ice carving competition

Sri Lankan ice carver Nandasiri Meegoda won the first prize of the Bloor Yorkville Ice Fest last month, beating 12 other Canadian competitors in Toronto.

Nandasiri who saw real ice and snow for the first time in his life after migrating to Canada in 2012 won his first-ever ice carving honours by grabbing the third prize, also at the Bloor Yorkville Fest, in 2013. Three years later he won the first place in the same contest adding to his trove of trophies that include three first place finishes at the Peterborough Polar Bear Ice Competition in addition to half a dozen second and third places in other contests in various parts of the country……………..

The pen PROVED MIGHTY INDEED! – A Celebration of Anne Abayasekara, journalist and writer

In her writing Abayasekara was unwaveringly principled, addressing controversial questions of conflict and division in Sri Lanka, she spoke both reflectively and fearlessly of the many socio-political issues facing the country. In 1983’s ‘Are You Guilty of an Act of Omission?’, she writes of the horrors of Black July and the reluctance of the country’s political leaders and media to acknowledge the reality of the senseless racial violence that had occurred……….

Girl, 12, with an IQ higher than Einstein is crowned Britain’s brightest youngster after smashing the competition in front of her adoring Sri Lankan parents – and viewers are left in awe following her ‘feminist’ acceptance speech

In the first round of the final last night, Nishi achieved an incredible score of 16 out of 20, and flew through to the head-to-head nail-biting finale.

Cheered on by her parents, she competed against 11-year-old William Harwood……….

Diabetes explained – By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Maxie’s Corner….eLanka Cartoons by Max Gerreyn

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TO ALL WORTHY MEMBERS OF eLANKA

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As all of you are aware, eLanka is Our Special Website, for all Lankan/Aussies, in Australia, plus many thousands of Lankan Patriots everywhere else, in the World.

This Website is also a trophy-winner, with regard to it’s “Content, & Presentation”, we boast more than 20.000 Members at the moment, and for those who wish to join us in Membership, it is as simple as “googling eLanka” and speaking with our eLanka team of S.L.S.eLanka, or Sri Lankan Ship eLanka, as I like to call her.

Membership is free. We take pride in our Weekly Newsletter, it’s “Presentation” is in a Class of it’s own, Advertising of genuine charity-causes are “gratis”, flyers for same are readily accepted and given plenty of publicity, our “Writers” of articles, “Photographers” of various functions, etc., “Sports Analysts”, “Medical-Agenda”, in fact, everything on-line, featured on eLanka, (and this includes “Shop eLanka”), as well, is done purposely, with Members in mind, however, S.L.S.eLanka cannot run on “love & fresh air”, as the saying goes. It does cost money for this Ship to sail smoothly, and this is why it would be greatly appreciated if our present Members & Members-to-be, make a Donation in order to enhance an already superb Website and keep it “alive” globally.

“eLanka, is Sri Lanka’s TOP “on-line” Station
Yet, to keep it this way, we need a Donation”.

Desmond Kelly.
(Editor-in-Chief).

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eLanka Events – MELBOURNE
Enjoy a feast of Delicious Sri Lanka Hoppers

23rd March 2019

Oba Wenuwen Api
(Melbourne event)

23rd March 2019

Sinhala & Tamil New Year Festival

7th April 2019

Sinhala & Tmail new Year Celebrations & Multicultural Day

14th April 2019

39 th Annual dinner Dance 2019 St Benedict’s Collage OBU Vic INC

4th May 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents Buriyani Lunch

7th April 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents – Yummy Rotti & Pittu Lunch

23rd June 2019

Trinity/Antonian OBA Cricket Encounter in Melbourne

24th March 2019

The Peterite annual Dinner Dance “A Night in Paris”

27th April 2019

A Taste of Sri Lanka with Wantirna Lions

30th March 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club presents “Fill a Bowl” (Melbourne event)

31st August 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club together with The Grand on Cathies presents – Happy Mother’s Day – Sunday 12th May 2019 (Melbourne event)

12th May 2019

eLanka Events – SYDNEY
The Bellbirds Club Inc Presents Glitz & Glamour – 1st June 2019 (Sydney event)

1st June 2019

Black & Gold of NSW-DS.Senanayake College OBA – Sydney Chapter, Presents 2019 Black & Gold Masquerade Ball

25th May 2019

Sing-Along with Ranil Mallawarachchi

11th May 2019

Thora Paan Party for your Family – 30th March in Thornleigh

30th March 2019

Old Josephians Association of New South Wales Peerless Pearl – 30th Anniversary Ball

16th November 2019
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – SYDNEY – CDF Patient Transport Annual Ball 2019

24th August 2019

Lovers’ Quarrel – The annual cricket match between old boys of Richmond College and Mahinda College, Galle at Girraween Park

7th April 2019

Friendship Cup – 2019, the cricket carnival of teams of old boys of major cricket playing schools in Sri Lanka

25th April 2019

Black & Gold of NSW-DS.Senanayake College OBA – Sydney Chapter, Presents 2019 Black & Gold Masquerade Ball

25th May 2019

Click below for more events

eLanka Events – Brisbane

2019 SILVER FAWN CLUB FAMILY CAMP AT LAKE PERSEVERANCE – 854 Perseverance Dam Rd, Crows Nest QLD
JOIN IN THE FUN THIS YEAR FOR EASTER IN APRIL 2019………….

Option 2: 18 – 22 April or
Option 1: 19 – 22 April 2019

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The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire

Burgher Association (Australia)
358 Haughton Road, Clayton VIC 3168
The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire (Dances, Birthday parties,
Anniversaries etc). The BAA Centre is located within a short walk from Clayton railway station. The hall
is licensed to hold 150 people. Tables and chairs for this number of attendees are provided. There is
usually plenty of parking across the road and a few spaces on the property. Disabled access via ramps
is available to both the front and rear doors and a disabled parking space is available. There is also a
‘horseshoe’ driveway permitting the dropping off of attendees under cover.

Westminster College – Study in Sydney, Australia

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

TOP GUN DISCO – DJ’S JOHAN AND RON (Melbourne)

Johan and I provide the best music for any function on the night, with the best variety of music required by the clients.
We cater for all Club Functions, Birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and Christmas functions and any function that client may require , we are versatile. Additionally we have the best quality powered EV Speakers , mid range and Top , additionally we have special effects lightning and a smoke machine, which provides excellent settings and atmosphere for the occasion.We have many very satisfied customers on our records and can provide references if needed. Should you require more information please feel free to contact by email or my Mobile 0419807486 Ron
Warm regards, Ron

Regional Workforce Management (RWM) are Hiring Now – Labourers, Packers, Knifehands

Personal Leadership & Lifeskills Program for Youth

Ceylon Exchange – Send Money to Sri Lanka
Your one stop shop for all your foreign exchange & money transfer needs

MowTown Grass – Grass Cutting & Garden Maintenance Specialists
(Melbourne)

Properties For Sale

The Castle Residence – Superlative Properties – Colombo, Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3 story house in Kelaniya – Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3-story house
Spaces 5-bedroom house with a 123.5 perch land located in Kelaniya
100-year-old clean title to the land
3 phase electricity / water and telephone connection.
Land ideal for residential or commercial purposes
Travel
– Access to Kandy road, Colombo Katunayake Highway and Negambo road in less than 5 mins
– Less than 30 minutes to the Katunayaka airport
– 20 minutes to Colombo Fort
– Less than 20 minutes to Colombo 7
– Road access to heavy vehicles thought Kandy and Negambo road
– 5 minute walk to the railway station
Contact
Name: Sanjeewa Edirisinghe
Number : +61 430 591 272
Email: andi.s.edirisinghe@gmail.com

Catalina – Exclusive “Second Home, Back Home” residential country club

Nuwera Eliya, Sri Lanka – Prime Land & House, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated

Nuwera Eliya
Prime Land, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated.
There is a house, security room, tube well, walking distance to Town. Beautiful view of Nuwera Eliya town. Clear deed, U.D.A. approved Property Plan, Clear Title Report, Fertile soil for cultivation too, 10×10 water tank on top of land. Ideal for holiday home or circuit bungalow.
Please contact by email or phone.
Email: mahintha2014@gmail.com
Phone: 61 409 909095 or US 323-327-8903

Willows Real Estate – Bella Vista, Sydney, NSW

4 adjacent sub-divided plots with serviced water and electricity – Located on Tewatte Road in Ragama

1 plot, 14.6 perches (369.27 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 8, 760, 000) (AUD 74,871), with small house.
3 plots, 12 .4 perches (313.633 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 7,440,000 each) (AUD 63,589 each). House with 5 bedrooms
Call Paul on 0419 034 855 (or +61 419 034 855 from overseas) to discuss in more depth.

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

IVY Residencies – Mt’Lavinia, Sri Lanka –
Home away from home in paradise

Benefit Property Group

House for Sale in Ja Ela

Fully furnished 3 bed bungalow – Rs 7,200,000

7 Perch land extent.
3 Bedrooms
Fully fitted pantry/kitchen equipped with 4 burner gas cooker/oven, Fridge-Freezer,
Microwave, Kettle and Utensils
Shower Cubical with Hot Water
Metal Grills on all windows, fanlights, front and back doors, for added security
In built concrete pillars for easy upstairs conversion
Brick construction
Off street parking for two cars
Well maintained throughout
24 Hr Security
Access to Swimming Pool
Clear title deeds
10 mins to Colombo-Katunayake Highway
Sold with all furniture and appliances.
Will consider unfurnished sales.
Contact: Jude

Email: njude1@gmail.com

Tel: +44 7990 530442

GREAT INVESTMENT
in a Teak Plantation at Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam
District Sri Lanka

A beautiful Teak Plantation located in Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam District for sale. Its located just 158 Km away from Colombo

TRILLIUM APARTMENT IN COLOMBO 8 FOR SALE

A large fully furnished & tenanted 3 bedroom apartment in the 4th floor of the park wing facing the swimming pool & the children’s park for sale.

– Area: 1,800 Sq Ft (largest size/corner)

– 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms

– Separate Maid’s quarters

– Fully Furnished

– Walking distance to British School in Colombo

– Able to sell with or without tenants

Sale Price: Rs. 55 Million (or equivalent in AUD)

Contact – +94 77 1061451/ +94 77 1061328

Email: sale.trillium@gmail.com

Contact eLanka : email: info@eLanka.com.au or call +614 02905275
if you like your property to be advertised on eLanka

DONATE to ELANKA

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LOVE & FRESH AIR – By Des Kelly

A favourite “quote” of mine, necessarily stated many times, as we go through life, for the simple reason that, one cannot expect the niceties of everything around, gratis.

READ MORE
Now we have made it even easier for you to contribute!. for Bank transfers…..
see eLanka Bank details below:
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A/C Name = eLanka
A/C No: = 003222426
BSB = 112 879

How Great Thou art – by Desmond Kelly
Digital Download
Only $2.50

Only in Sri Lanka – By Gloria Meltzer
Sale Price $20

My latest book, titled ‘ONLY IN SRI LANKA’, was published by Jojo Publishing in September this year. This story is based on my introduction to Sri Lankan life, its culture & customs, as experienced by my Singhalese daughter-in-law, my Australian son, and my three Aussie/Sri Lankan grandsons. It’s the story of village life, the time of the civil war and the tsunami. It’s the story of coming to terms with losing my family to another culture and another country.

Especially for You
by Desmond Kelly
3 CD pack
$35 includes free shipping

“Especially for you” my friends & fans everywhere, proudly presented by eLanka & “your’s truly”, a series of CDs featuring songs I have hand-picked from the hundreds I have sung, composed & recorded over all these years. Each “single” CD contains at least 20 songs. Additional ones are just a bonus.

Become part of Australia’s largest Online Sri Lankan community

You can also call Neil on 0402 905 275 (Australia) or +61 402905275 (from overseas)
or email: Neil@eLanka.com.au
for your advertising enquiries.

Please click here or on the image below to read eLanka Newsletter

eLanka - Sri Lankans in Australia

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eLanka Newsletter: March 2019 2nd edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles

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eLanka Newsletter: March 2019 – 2nd edition
eLanka, Lankan-Australian “News-King”: Always read eLanka!
(Circulation 20,000 plus members! – The Largest Sri Lankan News Circulation in Australia!)

Welcome to eLanka News – for the Sri Lankan Down Under!
(If you are based outside of Australia… enjoy the News from the Lankans Down Under!)
eLanka Articles

Sri Lanka on the way to successfully achieve UN SDGs – Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Norway Prof. Arusha Cooray (from Sydney Australia) addresses the event marking Sri Lanka’s 71st Independence Day celebrations in Oslo – Ambassador in Norway Prof. Arusha Cooray highlights Sri Lanka’s successes at 71st Independence Day celebrations in Oslo

-Says bi-lateral relationship between two countries has grown significantly in the recent past
-Asks Norwegians thinking of a holiday to make SL their next destination
-Sri Lanka has been a strong promoter of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has successfully achieved a number of them, which include universal primary education and gender parity in school enrolment, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Norway Prof. Arusha Cooray noted recently.untain……

“I WISH YOU WELL” – By Des Kelly

Desmond Kelly – ‘the Star of eLanka”

Anyone who has heard about Raul Malo & his backing group “Mavericks” will probably immediately imagine up-tempo music that sets feet tapping, dancing in the aisles, etc., etc., and you wouldn’t be too far wrong, folks, these guys, with Raul as a great “front-man” are a group of superb musicians who know the real meaning of the word “entertainment”, just take a simple song with lyrics that say,

“You’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t,
damned if you will and damned if you won’t”, these Mavericks perform them with such gusto, it makes you want to listen to the song over & over again………
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South Africa bounce back in the first one-dayer as the Lankans discover the good, the bad and the ugly – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE.

Sri Lanka can celebrate the good, the bad and the ugly since their fantastic Test series win over South Africa after a dismal batting performance gave the home team a morale boosting effortless win in the first one-dayer in Johannesburg………

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Sri Lankan-born Jayamali Arambewela appointed to top post in Canadian green energy producing company

Sri Lankan-born Jayamali Arambewela has been appointed as the Vice President of Potentic Renewables, a major Canadian company specializing in solar and wind energy.

Jayamali who was born in Matara and studied electrical engineering in China said her company is a leader in the development of green energy resources in Ontario and in her new job she is in charge of operations which she describes as ‘a new and challenging experience in her 20-year career’…………..

Cricket: ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019 – FIXTURES – 30TH MAY TO 14TH JULY

MAY
30th UK vs SA Oval
31st Windies vs Pakistan Trent Bridge
JUNE
1st NZ vs Sri lanka Cardiff 2nd SA vs Bangladesh Oval 3rd UK vs Pakistan Trent Bridge
4th Afghanistan vs SL Cardiff
5th SA vs India South Hampton 5th Bangladesh vs NZ Oval
6th Australia vs Windies Trent Bridge……………………..

Desmond De Silva in Dublin – Performs to a great crowd of Sri lankan fans in and around Dublin: Ireland

We know Sri Lankan’s migrated for studies and better job opportunities and also a better life in places like the USA, UK, Australia and Canada.

Yet it does come as a surprise when we find a strong Sri Lanka community 3 hour drive from Dublin. This is what Desmond De Silva & his wife discovered on a recent trip to Dublin with friends last November………………………

A HISTORY OF HONOURS IN AUSTRALIA – By Harry de Sayrah OAM J.P ( Life Member of the Order of Australia Association)

Each year of Australia Day and Queen’s Birthday come the announcements of the latest appointments to the Order of Australia

Since the Order of Australia was created in February 1975 new awards have been announced on Australia Day in January and on the Queen’s Birthday in June but the tradition of a January honours listed has existed since much earlier. Before 1975 Australians were eligible for British honours which were announced each January and June at New Year and on the King’s or Queen’s official Birthday…………

Health & Views March 2019 – 1st issue – By Dr. Harold Gunatillake

 

Philip Ruddock – An Honorary Sri Lankan?
By William de Silva
Co-ordinator of Sri Lankan Over 55 Community Homes

Sri Lankan Senior’s Day 2019: Over 250 Sri Lankans have come to celebrate at the Thornleigh Education and Leisure Centre, and the venue is packed. Out of the corner of my eye I can see a grey haired, fair skinned man joyfully tucking into a rather spicy Sri Lankan curry. I look a little closer and realise it’s Philip Ruddock, our guest of honour…….

TO ALL WORTHY MEMBERS OF eLANKA

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Now we have made it even easier for you to contribute!. for Bank transfers…..
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A/C Name = eLanka
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BSB = 112 879

As all of you are aware, eLanka is Our Special Website, for all Lankan/Aussies, in Australia, plus many thousands of Lankan Patriots everywhere else, in the World.

This Website is also a trophy-winner, with regard to it’s “Content, & Presentation”, we boast more than 20.000 Members at the moment, and for those who wish to join us in Membership, it is as simple as “googling eLanka” and speaking with our eLanka team of S.L.S.eLanka, or Sri Lankan Ship eLanka, as I like to call her.

Membership is free. We take pride in our Weekly Newsletter, it’s “Presentation” is in a Class of it’s own, Advertising of genuine charity-causes are “gratis”, flyers for same are readily accepted and given plenty of publicity, our “Writers” of articles, “Photographers” of various functions, etc., “Sports Analysts”, “Medical-Agenda”, in fact, everything on-line, featured on eLanka, (and this includes “Shop eLanka”), as well, is done purposely, with Members in mind, however, S.L.S.eLanka cannot run on “love & fresh air”, as the saying goes. It does cost money for this Ship to sail smoothly, and this is why it would be greatly appreciated if our present Members & Members-to-be, make a Donation in order to enhance an already superb Website and keep it “alive” globally.

“eLanka, is Sri Lanka’s TOP “on-line” Station
Yet, to keep it this way, we need a Donation”.

Desmond Kelly.
(Editor-in-Chief).

Click here or on the image below to donate

Now we have made it even easier for you to contribute!. for Bank transfers…..
see eLanka Bank details below:
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eLanka Events – MELBOURNE

Rhythms and Tastes of Serendib (Gamen Liyumak)

15th March 2019

Oba Wenuwen Api
(Melbourne event)

23rd March 2019

VOLUNTARY OUTREACH CLUB INC AUTUMNS LUNCHEON

Menzies Hall – 41 Menzies Avenue
Dandenong North
From : 12 Noon To: 5 pm
Lunch: Delightful Smorgasbord
Caterer : Tamarind “8” Finest Tastes of The East
Music by: Sam De Silva – Mr smooth & Cool
10th March 2019

Kandy Girls High School Past Pupils Association Melbourne Dinner Dance 2019

16th March 2019

Rhythm & Grooves at The Walawwa (Bungalow) – Dance the Night Away – Friday 15th March

15th March 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents Buriyani Lunch

7th April 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents – Yummy Rotti & Pittu Lunch

23rd June 2019

Trinity/Antonian OBA Cricket Encounter in Melbourne

24th March 2019

The Peterite annual Dinner Dance “A Night in Paris”

27th April 2019

A Taste of Sri Lanka with Wantirna Lions

30th March 2019

Night of Hope – Fund Raising Dinner Dance – Organised by Operation Hope

16th March 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club together with The Grand on Cathies presents – Happy Mother’s Day – Sunday 12th May 2019 (Melbourne event)

12th May 2019

eLanka Events – SYDNEY

The Bellbirds Club Inc Presents Glitz & Glamour – 1st June 2019 (Sydney event)

1st June 2019

Black & Gold of NSW-DS.Senanayake College OBA – Sydney Chapter, Presents 2019 Black & Gold Masquerade Ball

25th May 2019

Sing-Along with Ranil Mallawarachchi

11th May 2019

Thora Paan Party for your Family – 30th March in Thornleigh

30th March 2019

Old Josephians Association of New South Wales Peerless Pearl – 30th Anniversary Ball

16th November 2019
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – SYDNEY – CDF Patient Transport Annual Ball 2019

24th August 2019

Blacktown’s brightest Holi

10th March 2019

Thora Paan Party for your Family – 30th March in Thornleigh

30th March 2019

Black & Gold of NSW-DS.Senanayake College OBA – Sydney Chapter, Presents 2019 Black & Gold Masquerade Ball

25th May 2019

Click below for more events

eLanka Events – Brisbane

 

2019 SILVER FAWN CLUB FAMILY CAMP AT LAKE PERSEVERANCE – 854 Perseverance Dam Rd, Crows Nest QLD
JOIN IN THE FUN THIS YEAR FOR EASTER IN APRIL 2019

………………….

………

Option 2: 18 – 22 April or
Option 1: 19 – 22 April 2019

Click below for more events

eLanka Sponsor – Best & Less Travel

eLanka Advertisers

North Rocks Dental

Best & Less Travel – Cheapest Airfares Guaranteed

No matter where you want to go, Best & Less Travel promises to help you find the cheapest flight possible to suit your circumstances. Its reputation has been established as the trusted agent for travellers who want the best deals on international flights with the world’s leading airlines.

EXQUISITE LIQUORS – Colombo No 7 & London Dry Gin & Ceylon Arrack

Orbit Remit – International online money transfer

The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire

Burgher Association (Australia)
358 Haughton Road, Clayton VIC 3168
The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire (Dances, Birthday parties,
Anniversaries etc). The BAA Centre is located within a short walk from Clayton railway station. The hall
is licensed to hold 150 people. Tables and chairs for this number of attendees are provided. There is
usually plenty of parking across the road and a few spaces on the property. Disabled access via ramps
is available to both the front and rear doors and a disabled parking space is available. There is also a
‘horseshoe’ driveway permitting the dropping off of attendees under cover.

Westminster College – Study in Sydney, Australia

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

TOP GUN DISCO – DJ’S JOHAN AND RON (Melbourne)

Johan and I provide the best music for any function on the night, with the best variety of music required by the clients.
We cater for all Club Functions, Birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and Christmas functions and any function that client may require , we are versatile. Additionally we have the best quality powered EV Speakers , mid range and Top , additionally we have special effects lightning and a smoke machine, which provides excellent settings and atmosphere for the occasion.We have many very satisfied customers on our records and can provide references if needed. Should you require more information please feel free to contact by email or my Mobile 0419807486 Ron
Warm regards, Ron

Regional Workforce Management (RWM) are Hiring Now – Labourers, Packers, Knifehands

Personal Leadership & Lifeskills Program for Youth

Ceylon Exchange – Send Money to Sri Lanka
Your one stop shop for all your foreign exchange & money transfer needs

MowTown Grass – Grass Cutting & Garden Maintenance Specialists
(Melbourne)

Properties For Sale

The Castle Residence – Superlative Properties – Colombo, Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3 story house in Kelaniya – Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3-story house
Spaces 5-bedroom house with a 123.5 perch land located in Kelaniya
100-year-old clean title to the land
3 phase electricity / water and telephone connection.
Land ideal for residential or commercial purposes
Travel
– Access to Kandy road, Colombo Katunayake Highway and Negambo road in less than 5 mins
– Less than 30 minutes to the Katunayaka airport
– 20 minutes to Colombo Fort
– Less than 20 minutes to Colombo 7
– Road access to heavy vehicles thought Kandy and Negambo road
– 5 minute walk to the railway station
Contact
Name: Sanjeewa Edirisinghe
Number : +61 430 591 272
Email: andi.s.edirisinghe@gmail.com

Catalina – Exclusive “Second Home, Back Home” residential country club

Nuwera Eliya, Sri Lanka – Prime Land & House, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated

Nuwera Eliya
Prime Land, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated.
There is a house, security room, tube well, walking distance to Town. Beautiful view of Nuwera Eliya town. Clear deed, U.D.A. approved Property Plan, Clear Title Report, Fertile soil for cultivation too, 10×10 water tank on top of land. Ideal for holiday home or circuit bungalow.
Please contact by email or phone.
Email: mahintha2014@gmail.com
Phone: 61 409 909095 or US 323-327-8903

Willows Real Estate – Bella Vista, Sydney, NSW

4 adjacent sub-divided plots with serviced water and electricity – Located on Tewatte Road in Ragama

1 plot, 14.6 perches (369.27 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 8, 760, 000) (AUD 74,871), with small house.
3 plots, 12 .4 perches (313.633 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 7,440,000 each) (AUD 63,589 each). House with 5 bedrooms
Call Paul on 0419 034 855 (or +61 419 034 855 from overseas) to discuss in more depth.

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

IVY Residencies – Mt’Lavinia, Sri Lanka –
Home away from home in paradise

Benefit Property Group

House for Sale in Ja Ela

Fully furnished 3 bed bungalow – Rs 7,200,000

7 Perch land extent.
3 Bedrooms
Fully fitted pantry/kitchen equipped with 4 burner gas cooker/oven, Fridge-Freezer,
Microwave, Kettle and Utensils
Shower Cubical with Hot Water
Metal Grills on all windows, fanlights, front and back doors, for added security
In built concrete pillars for easy upstairs conversion
Brick construction
Off street parking for two cars
Well maintained throughout
24 Hr Security
Access to Swimming Pool
Clear title deeds
10 mins to Colombo-Katunayake Highway
Sold with all furniture and appliances.
Will consider unfurnished sales.
Contact: Jude

Email: njude1@gmail.com

Tel: +44 7990 530442

GREAT INVESTMENT
in a Teak Plantation at Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam
District Sri Lanka

A beautiful Teak Plantation located in Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam District for sale. Its located just 158 Km away from Colombo

TRILLIUM APARTMENT IN COLOMBO 8 FOR SALE

A large fully furnished & tenanted 3 bedroom apartment in the 4th floor of the park wing facing the swimming pool & the children’s park for sale.

– Area: 1,800 Sq Ft (largest size/corner)

– 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms

– Separate Maid’s quarters

– Fully Furnished

– Walking distance to British School in Colombo

– Able to sell with or without tenants

Sale Price: Rs. 55 Million (or equivalent in AUD)

Contact – +94 77 1061451/ +94 77 1061328

Email: sale.trillium@gmail.com

Contact eLanka : email: info@eLanka.com.au or call +614 02905275
if you like your property to be advertised on eLanka

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LOVE & FRESH AIR – By Des Kelly

A favourite “quote” of mine, necessarily stated many times, as we go through life, for the simple reason that, one cannot expect the niceties of everything around, gratis.

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Now we have made it even easier for you to contribute!. for Bank transfers…..
see eLanka Bank details below:
Direct Internet Transfer
A/C Name = eLanka
A/C No: = 003222426
BSB = 112 879

How Great Thou art – by Desmond Kelly
Digital Download
Only $2.50

Only in Sri Lanka – By Gloria Meltzer
Sale Price $20

My latest book, titled ‘ONLY IN SRI LANKA’, was published by Jojo Publishing in September this year. This story is based on my introduction to Sri Lankan life, its culture & customs, as experienced by my Singhalese daughter-in-law, my Australian son, and my three Aussie/Sri Lankan grandsons. It’s the story of village life, the time of the civil war and the tsunami. It’s the story of coming to terms with losing my family to another culture and another country.

Especially for You
by Desmond Kelly
3 CD pack
$35 includes free shipping

“Especially for you” my friends & fans everywhere, proudly presented by eLanka & “your’s truly”, a series of CDs featuring songs I have hand-picked from the hundreds I have sung, composed & recorded over all these years. Each “single” CD contains at least 20 songs. Additional ones are just a bonus.

 

Become part of Australia’s largest Online Sri Lankan community

You can also call Neil on 0402 905 275 (Australia) or +61 402905275 (from overseas)
or email: Neil@eLanka.com.au
for your advertising enquiries.

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Welcome to eLanka News – for the Sri Lankan Down Under!  – eLanka Newsletter: March 2019 1st edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles

 

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  • Photos from the Ceylon Society of Australia – SYDNEY – First General Meeting on Sunday 24th February 2019 + Was Saradiel a Robin Hood or plain criminal? – by member of the audience

Was Saradiel a Robin Hood or plain criminal? – by member of the audience
That was one of the queries posed by a guest at the Ceylon Society of Australia’s first general meeting for 2019 held on 24 February in Sydney. The guest speaker Mr Thiru Arumugam, who kindly agreed to step in when the advertised speaker was unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, chose to talk on Deekirikevage Saradial, better known as the hero of the Utuwan mountain……

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  • “PELL”S APPEAL” – By Des Kelly

    Desmond Kelly – ‘the Star of eLanka”

So, after quite a “spell”, a final appeal from the lawyers of Cardinal George Pell will be heard, to determine whether the highest rating “Catholic Cardinal” in Australia IS guilty, (he still denies the charges), and everyone knows that the Legal-System in Australia is a long, drawn out affair, but, after this appeal is heard and if it fails, then Cardinal Pell would possibly be sentenced to a term in prison, a huge “come-down” from the Vatican in Rome, where he was the third top-ranked Official of the Church, and could have possibly ended up as the Pope in a few years time, such was his standing there…………………….
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  • New look Sri Lanka in historic series win over South Africa – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE

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One Kusal spelt trouble for South Africa in the first Test but two Kusal’s spelt double trouble as Sri Lanka stunned the hosts and the rest of the cricketing world to pull off a sensational series victory in Port Elizabeth against all odds………….
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  • Sri Lanka Association – Seniors’ Annual Luncheon & HSC Awards – 2019

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  • SRI LANKA NEWS IN BRIEF – FEBRUARY 2019) – Compiled by Victor Melder

State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne, Guest of Honour at the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka ( NCCSL) AGM recently said the political coup of October 26 last year cost the country in excess of 21 billion rupees. Reflecting on current economic developments he said that considering some reparation action taken by the government to correct the position of revenue which was 33 percent of GDP in 2008, this was drastically reduced to 12.6 percent of GDP by 2015..

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  • Sri Lanka Kidney Foundation in the UK – Dinner Dance with Desmond De Silva

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Photos from the fund raising event in British Midlands UK on 9th February 2019.

This event was a resounding success with a total of 12,504.67 pounds sterling raised to fund the needs of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) sufferers in Sri Lanka. In fact Desmond donated half his fee for the cause.

  • TO SIR WITH LOVE – Bernard VanCuylenburg

PROLOGUE
The history of any business enterprise will reveal that success was possible due to the will of the entrepreneur, tenacity of purpose, and defiance in the face of any challenges or adversity. Sri Lanka recently lost a doyen of entrepreneurship who strode the business world like the proverbial colossus. His passing leaves a void in the business ranks of the nation, and an even bigger void in the hearts of his family and all who knew and love him. On my shoulders fell the task of writing and delivering a tribute at the memorial Mass held for George Ondaatjie on the 4th February at St.Mary’s Church, Bambalapitiya…………….

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  • Loneliness & Social connectivity – BY Dr. Harold Gunatillake – Sydney Australia

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  • The resplendent island; behind the curtain – By Raj Gonsalkorale

Sri Lanka is undoubtedly a beautiful island. Its natural beauty is spellbinding. Its history mesmerising. Its multi ethnic and multi religious culture is mystic and rich. Its people its best assets. The country was rated as the top country for travel in 2019 by Lonely Planet. Those who have not been to Sri Lanka in the last ten years or so would see a remarkable transformation of a country moving well into the 21st century. ……

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TO ALL WORTHY MEMBERS OF eLANKA

Click here or on the image above to donate

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As all of you are aware, eLanka is Our Special Website, for all Lankan/Aussies, in Australia, plus many thousands of Lankan Patriots everywhere else, in the World.

This Website is also a trophy-winner, with regard to it’s “Content, & Presentation”, we boast more than 20.000 Members at the moment, and for those who wish to join us in Membership, it is as simple as “googling eLanka” and speaking with our eLanka team of S.L.S.eLanka, or Sri Lankan Ship eLanka, as I like to call her.

Membership is free. We take pride in our Weekly Newsletter, it’s “Presentation” is in a Class of it’s own, Advertising of genuine charity-causes are “gratis”, flyers for same are readily accepted and given plenty of publicity, our “Writers” of articles, “Photographers” of various functions, etc., “Sports Analysts”, “Medical-Agenda”, in fact, everything on-line, featured on eLanka, (and this includes “Shop eLanka”), as well, is done purposely, with Members in mind, however, S.L.S.eLanka cannot run on “love & fresh air”, as the saying goes. It does cost money for this Ship to sail smoothly, and this is why it would be greatly appreciated if our present Members & Members-to-be, make a Donation in order to enhance an already superb Website and keep it “alive” globally.

“eLanka, is Sri Lanka’s TOP “on-line” Station
Yet, to keep it this way, we need a Donation”.

Desmond Kelly.
(Editor-in-Chief).

Click here or on the image below to donate

eLanka Events – MELBOURNE
Rhythms and Tastes of Serendib (Gamen Liyumak)

15th March 2019

Oba Wenuwen Api
(Melbourne event)

23rd March 2019

VOLUNTARY OUTREACH CLUB INC AUTUMNS LUNCHEON

Menzies Hall – 41 Menzies Avenue
Dandenong North
From : 12 Noon To: 5 pm
Lunch: Delightful Smorgasbord
Caterer : Tamarind “8” Finest Tastes of The East
Music by: Sam De Silva – Mr smooth & Cool
10th March 2019

Kandy Girls High School Past Pupils Association Melbourne Dinner Dance 2019

16th March 2019

Rhythm & Grooves at The Walawwa (Bungalow) – Dance the Night Away – Friday 15th March

15th March 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents Buriyani Lunch

7th April 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents – Yummy Rotti & Pittu Lunch

23rd June 2019

Trinity/Antonian OBA Cricket Encounter in Melbourne

24th March 2019

The Peterite annual Dinner Dance “A Night in Paris”

27th April 2019

Autumn Soiree – 2019 – Old Paulines 13th Successive Annual Dinner Dance – organised by the St Paul’s Kelaniya Benevolent Fund (Australia) Inc (in memory of the late Teacher & Vic e Principal, Mrs Florence Senewiratne)

1st June 2019

Night of Hope – Fund Raising Dinner Dance – Organised by Operation Hope

16th March 2019

Dhamma Reflection by Most Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Nayaka Thero

8th March 2019

eLanka Events – SYDNEY
The Bellbirds Club Inc Presents Glitz & Glamour – 1st June 2019 (Sydney event)

1st June 2019

Black & Gold of NSW-DS.Senanayake College OBA – Sydney Chapter, Presents 2019 Black & Gold Masquerade Ball

25th May 2019

Sing-Along with Ranil Mallawarachchi

11th May 2019

Thora Paan Party for your Family – 30th March in Thornleigh

30th March 2019

Old Josephians Association of New South Wales Peerless Pearl – 30th Anniversary Ball

16th November 2019
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – SYDNEY – CDF Patient Transport Annual Ball 2019

24th August 2019

Click below for more events

eLanka Events – Brisbane

2019 SILVER FAWN CLUB FAMILY CAMP AT LAKE PERSEVERANCE – 854 Perseverance Dam Rd, Crows Nest QLD
JOIN IN THE FUN THIS YEAR FOR EASTER IN APRIL 2019

Option 2: 18 – 22 April or
Option 1: 19 – 22 April 2019

Click below for more events

eLanka Sponsor – Best & Less Travel

eLanka Advertisers

North Rocks Dental

Best & Less Travel – Cheapest Airfares Guaranteed

No matter where you want to go, Best & Less Travel promises to help you find the cheapest flight possible to suit your circumstances. Its reputation has been established as the trusted agent for travellers who want the best deals on international flights with the world’s leading airlines.

EXQUISITE LIQUORS – Colombo No 7 & London Dry Gin & Ceylon Arrack

Orbit Remit – International online money transfer

The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire

Burgher Association (Australia)
358 Haughton Road, Clayton VIC 3168
The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire (Dances, Birthday parties,
Anniversaries etc). The BAA Centre is located within a short walk from Clayton railway station. The hall
is licensed to hold 150 people. Tables and chairs for this number of attendees are provided. There is
usually plenty of parking across the road and a few spaces on the property. Disabled access via ramps
is available to both the front and rear doors and a disabled parking space is available. There is also a
‘horseshoe’ driveway permitting the dropping off of attendees under cover.

Westminster College – Study in Sydney, Australia

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

TOP GUN DISCO – DJ’S JOHAN AND RON (Melbourne)

Johan and I provide the best music for any function on the night, with the best variety of music required by the clients.
We cater for all Club Functions, Birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and Christmas functions and any function that client may require , we are versatile. Additionally we have the best quality powered EV Speakers , mid range and Top , additionally we have special effects lightning and a smoke machine, which provides excellent settings and atmosphere for the occasion.We have many very satisfied customers on our records and can provide references if needed. Should you require more information please feel free to contact by email or my Mobile 0419807486 Ron
Warm regards, Ron

Regional Workforce Management (RWM) are Hiring Now – Labourers, Packers, Knifehands

Personal Leadership & Lifeskills Program for Youth

Ceylon Exchange – Send Money to Sri Lanka
Your one stop shop for all your foreign exchange & money transfer needs

MowTown Grass – Grass Cutting & Garden Maintenance Specialists
(Melbourne)

Properties For Sale

The Castle Residence – Superlative Properties – Colombo, Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3 story house in Kelaniya – Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3-story house
Spaces 5-bedroom house with a 123.5 perch land located in Kelaniya
100-year-old clean title to the land
3 phase electricity / water and telephone connection.
Land ideal for residential or commercial purposes
Travel
– Access to Kandy road, Colombo Katunayake Highway and Negambo road in less than 5 mins
– Less than 30 minutes to the Katunayaka airport
– 20 minutes to Colombo Fort
– Less than 20 minutes to Colombo 7
– Road access to heavy vehicles thought Kandy and Negambo road
– 5 minute walk to the railway station
Contact
Name: Sanjeewa Edirisinghe
Number : +61 430 591 272
Email: andi.s.edirisinghe@gmail.com

Catalina – Exclusive “Second Home, Back Home” residential country club

Nuwera Eliya, Sri Lanka – Prime Land & House, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated

Nuwera Eliya
Prime Land, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated.
There is a house, security room, tube well, walking distance to Town. Beautiful view of Nuwera Eliya town. Clear deed, U.D.A. approved Property Plan, Clear Title Report, Fertile soil for cultivation too, 10×10 water tank on top of land. Ideal for holiday home or circuit bungalow.
Please contact by email or phone.
Email: mahintha2014@gmail.com
Phone: 61 409 909095 or US 323-327-8903

Willows Real Estate – Bella Vista, Sydney, NSW

4 adjacent sub-divided plots with serviced water and electricity – Located on Tewatte Road in Ragama

1 plot, 14.6 perches (369.27 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 8, 760, 000) (AUD 74,871), with small house.
3 plots, 12 .4 perches (313.633 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 7,440,000 each) (AUD 63,589 each). House with 5 bedrooms
Call Paul on 0419 034 855 (or +61 419 034 855 from overseas) to discuss in more depth.

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

IVY Residencies – Mt’Lavinia, Sri Lanka –
Home away from home in paradise

Benefit Property Group

House for Sale in Ja Ela

Fully furnished 3 bed bungalow – Rs 7,200,000

7 Perch land extent.
3 Bedrooms
Fully fitted pantry/kitchen equipped with 4 burner gas cooker/oven, Fridge-Freezer,
Microwave, Kettle and Utensils
Shower Cubical with Hot Water
Metal Grills on all windows, fanlights, front and back doors, for added security
In built concrete pillars for easy upstairs conversion
Brick construction
Off street parking for two cars
Well maintained throughout
24 Hr Security
Access to Swimming Pool
Clear title deeds
10 mins to Colombo-Katunayake Highway
Sold with all furniture and appliances.
Will consider unfurnished sales.
Contact: Jude

Email: njude1@gmail.com

Tel: +44 7990 530442

GREAT INVESTMENT
in a Teak Plantation at Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam
District Sri Lanka

A beautiful Teak Plantation located in Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam District for sale. Its located just 158 Km away from Colombo

TRILLIUM APARTMENT IN COLOMBO 8 FOR SALE

A large fully furnished & tenanted 3 bedroom apartment in the 4th floor of the park wing facing the swimming pool & the children’s park for sale.

– Area: 1,800 Sq Ft (largest size/corner)

– 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms

– Separate Maid’s quarters

– Fully Furnished

– Walking distance to British School in Colombo

– Able to sell with or without tenants

Sale Price: Rs. 55 Million (or equivalent in AUD)

Contact – +94 77 1061451/ +94 77 1061328

Email: sale.trillium@gmail.com

Contact eLanka : email: info@eLanka.com.au or call +614 02905275
if you like your property to be advertised on eLanka

DONATE to ELANKA

 

How Great Thou art – by Desmond Kelly
Digital Download
Only $2.50

Only in Sri Lanka – By Gloria Meltzer
Sale Price $20

My latest book, titled ‘ONLY IN SRI LANKA’, was published by Jojo Publishing in September this year. This story is based on my introduction to Sri Lankan life, its culture & customs, as experienced by my Singhalese daughter-in-law, my Australian son, and my three Aussie/Sri Lankan grandsons. It’s the story of village life, the time of the civil war and the tsunami. It’s the story of coming to terms with losing my family to another culture and another country.

Especially for You
by Desmond Kelly
3 CD pack
$35 includes free shipping

“Especially for you” my friends & fans everywhere, proudly presented by eLanka & “your’s truly”, a series of CDs featuring songs I have hand-picked from the hundreds I have sung, composed & recorded over all these years. Each “single” CD contains at least 20 songs. Additional ones are just a bonus.

Become part of Australia’s largest Online Sri Lankan community

You can also call Neil on 0402 905 275 (Australia) or +61 402905275 (from overseas)
or email: Neil@eLanka.com.au
for your advertising enquiries.

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eLanka Newsletter: February 2019 4th edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles

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Welcome to eLanka News – for the Sri Lankan Down Under!
(If you are based outside of Australia… enjoy the News from the Lankans Down Under!)
eLanka Articles

Cricket – Watch highlights – Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test – February 2019 – Sri Lanka win on day 3

.South Africa 1st Innings 222 (V Fernando 3-62), Sri Lanka 1st Innings 154 (Disckwella 42). South Africa 2nd Innings 128 (Lakmal 4-39). Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 197-2 (Mendis 84*, O.Fernano 75*)
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets!

“THE RIGHT TO DREAM” – By Des Kelly
Desmond Kelly – ‘the Star of eLanka”

Kusal Janith Perera fireworks shock South Africa – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE

Good Shepherd Convent PPA NSW – SHEPHERDIAN VALENTINE NIGHT – 9th February 2019 – Ryde Civic Centre – Photos thanks to Tahira Husain

Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka, 2019 –Contributed by Marie Pietersz, Melbourne

BELL BIRDS CLUB FEB 2019 BULLETIN

Play at the Seniors’ Day Celebrations in Sydney – By Harold Gunatillake

Health & Views Feb 2019 – 3rd issue – By Dr. Harold Gunatillake

Maxie’s Corner – eLanka Cartoons by Max Gerreyn

eLanka Events – MELBOURNE
Rhythms and Tastes of Serendib (Gamen Liyumak)

Oba Wenuwen Api
(Melbourne event)

VOLUNTARY OUTREACH CLUB INC AUTUMNS LUNCHEON

Kandy Girls High School Past Pupils Association Melbourne Dinner Dance 2019

Ex-Seylan Melbourne Wing Family Get-Together 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents Buriyani Lunch

Burgher Association Australia presents – Yummy Rotti & Pittu Lunch

Trinity/Antonian OBA Cricket Encounter in Melbourne

The Peterite annual Dinner Dance “A Night in Paris”

Night of Hope – Fund Raising Dinner Dance – Organised by Operation Hope

Dhamma Reflection by Most Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Nayaka Thero

eLanka Events – SYDNEY
The Sinhalese Cultural Centre hosts Dance in the Isles with Nihal Nelson and Saman De SilvaSTC OBA NSW/ACT

Ceylon Society of Australia – SYDNEY – First General Meeting on Sunday 24th February 2019

General Meeting on Sunday 24th February 2019

Sing-Along with Ranil Mallawarachchi

Thora Paan Party for your Family – 30th March in Thornleigh

Old Josephians Association of New South Wales Peerless Pearl – 30th Anniversary Ball

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – SYDNEY – CDF Patient Transport Annual Ball 2019

 

 

 

 

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eLanka Newsletter: February 2019 3rd edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles

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  • Welcome to eLanka News – for the Sri Lankan Down Under!  – (If you are based outside of Australia… enjoy the News from the Lankans Down Under!)
  • Watch Cricket Highlights Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st Test – Sri Lanka win the first test! Sri Lanka 304/9, win by 1 wicket: Kusal Perera 153*
  • “A.I.S.I”. (AS I’VE SEEN IT) – By Des Kelly
  • DOCTOR in Sydney 2019 – Video and Photos thanks to MC Duke
  • Tanisha and Tishona Thayaparan sisters from Sydney at The Fairway Galle Literary Festival – historic Dutch Galle Fort, Sri Lanka
  • Cha’s cabin in Hallam celebrating Valentine’s day – Photos thanks to Trevine Rodrigo
  • “Farewell, & Happy Sailing, Jeremy Bolling” – By Des Kelly
  • How do the probiotics stay alive in a sealed capsule? – Good advice from Dr. Harold
  • Maxie’s Corner – eLanka Cartoons by Max Gerreyn
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eLanka Newsletter: February 2019 1st edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles

 

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  • Photos of The 24th Annual Royal Thomian Cricket Festival held on 27th Jan 2019 – Organised by the STC OBA NSWACT – Photos thanks to MC Duke

  • H.D. in D-MAJOR – By Des Kelly

    Desmond Kelly – ‘the Star of eLanka”

  • High-definition Music in the key of D-major, will obviously SEEM to be the subject of this particular story of mine, simply because 90% of “my stories” have to do with music…


    Cricket: Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights of the 2nd

    Test at Manuka Oval – Canberra

  • Day 2 – Highlights – Century to Curtis Patterson – Aussies declare at 5/534 and on top after Sri Lanka fold to 3/123 with Dimuth Karunaratne injured! – 2nd February 2019..

  • SRI LANKA NEWS IN BRIEF (JANUARY 2019) – Compiled by Victor Melder

  • Foreign reserves had declined by USD 1 billion within the 51-day political crisis completely upsetting the debt management plans of the country, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said, yesterday, making a ministerial statement in Parliament.

  • Counting & Cracking- A cracker of a play – By Raj Gonsalkorale

  • Counting and Cracking made through ongoing collaboration between Belvoir and Co-Curious, and S. Shakthidharan and Eamon Flack – across writing, producing and direction was indeed a cracker of a play.

  • Sri Lanka invent cricket’s new “Domino effect” Clueless and unprepared team succumb to relentless Aussie pace – By TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE

  • Sri Lanka’s visit to Australia after quite a spell delivered the worst ever performance in Test cricket since they were given Test status in 1982 as they meekly succumbed to an unforgettable demolition job performed on them that will remain in their memory for several decades..

  • Danno Budunge – A Genesis – By Mahendra Gonsalkorale

  • The song Danno Budunge is a much loved and venerated song. It has given me immense pleasure to have done some research on the origins of this great song and the influences that impacted on the lyrics and music of the song…………

  • Health & Views Feb 2019 – 1st issue – By Dr. Harold Gunatillake

  • Maxie’s Corner – eLanka Cartoons by Max Gerreyn

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