Trevine Rodrigo

Sinhala & Tamil Avurudu (New Year) Celebrations at Walawwa – Breakout from Lockdown! – By Trevine Rodrigo in Melbourne Sinhala & Tamil Avurudda with a classy array of special events, fabulous cuisine and a mix of politicians and celebrities was the highlight of this year’s Walawwa festivities. The breakout from lockdown last year could not have been more emphatic as Melburnians flocked in large numbers to usher in the traditional Sri Lankan celebrations of Sinhala and Tamil New year and they partied with gusto returning the event to near normalcy in prevailing Covid-19 restrictions. Walawwa owners Nash Samarakoon and Shehan Wijewardena spearheaded a well knit team that organised and executed a well orchestrated afternoon program that included the selection of Avuruddu Kumari and Kumaraya. Traditional events for kids and the younger generation was also a feature providing family entertainment and an all round good time. The smorgasbord lunch on offer ...

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Obituary – Genevieve Verbenia Rodrigo We art eLanka are really sad to hear the sad news of the passing of Trevine Rodrigo’s dear mum; Genevieve Verbenia ( Cherry to those who knew her intimately) Rodrigo. Mrs Rodrigo succumbed after her battle with numerous ailments which slowed her down and ultimately freed her of her pain and suffering. She is safe in the hands of our Lord. Genevieve Verbenia Rodrigo will now join her husband who left us 25 years ago. May her soul rest in eternal peace. Trevine Rodrigo is eLanka’s Sports writer and a renowned journalist & author! Update: Rosary to be held at Allison Monkhouse. Cnr. Stud Rd. and Burwood Highway, Knoxfield on Thursday 18.3.21 at 3p.m. Funeral mass on Friday, March 19 at Resurrection Church, 402 Corrigan Road in Keysborough at 12 noon. Followed by burial at Springvale Cemetery at 1.30 p.m. Pescott Lawn. We will update ...

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Vale Olga Ramasamy – A Tribute – By Trevine Rodrigo Tribute:  The following is an abridged version of the eulogy given by Olga’s daughter Dhulani Muthu-Krishna  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house (Matthew 5:15). A tribute to Olga Ramasamy (OAM) – Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunty, a good friend to all and above all, an elegant Lady.  On 22nd April she was taken away from us to receive her well-earned rewards in heaven, but the lamp that she lit on earth and the example she set for others to follow, will live on forever in life and in our hearts. Just ‘Olga’ to many, many people and ‘Mum or Mummy’ to us, she was always an elegant lady who went about her business with quiet confidence and strength.  ...

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Cricket: Sri Lanka’s women’s squad in Melbourne Sri Lanka’s women’s squad arrived in Melbourne ahead of their important assignment in Australia at the upcoming World Cup.  The team led by superstar Chamari Atapattu appeared ready to make an impression after important lessons learned from their earlier tour here where they were comprehensively beaten by world number one Australia who are outright favourites to go back-to-back at home. The felicitation to the cricketers at the Grand on Princes in Melbourne organized by Malik Zaveer, Sri Lanka’s Australian representative, was a huge success with a crowd of nearly 300 enjoying a lavish dinner and  super music by top Melbourne dance band Redemption. The cricketers surprised their fans when  they showcased their other talent, on the dance floor, and their energy was electrifying as Redemption fed them with non-stop Bailas at a very entertaining night. Pics. By Bryan Perera and Trevine Rodrigo.  Please ...

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Annual Golf tournament in memory of Julius Ferdinands  An annual Golf tournament in memory of Julius Ferdinands who passed away in Melbourne in 2018 was held at the Waverley Golf course recently.  The event was put together by Julius’s wife Romaine together with Philip Morris, Mohan Liyanage.and brother Anton Ferdinands.   (Photos thanks to Trevine Rodrigo)   ...

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  Defending women’s champions Australia will be hard to beat Lasith Malinga will lead Sri Lanka’s fortunes. Multicultural flavour will be the ICC focus for the T20 World Cup in Australia – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE   Australia’s edition of the T20 World Cup will deliver a cricketing feast laced with multicultural flavour promises ICC CEO Nick Hockley at a briefing to the Sri Lankan involvement at the Grand on Princess in Mulgrave, Melbourne recently. Speaking exclusively to the Lanka Times in Melbourne and Elanka community website in Australia Hockley says there will be a heavy emphasis on multiculturism and a projected attempt to lure all communities in Australia to get involved in this exciting event which is expected to have at least a billion viewers around the world. All venues around Australia hosting World Cup games will be set up in a carnival like atmosphere in and around ...

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Humbled Sri Lankans need to re-group before the World Cup – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE Sri Lanka endured a torturous tour to Australia during a brief three T20 stint, but left with lessons learned for the upcoming World Cup in the same format in October next year down under. While eyebrows may have been raised at the fiddling of the squad which lacked sufficient experience due the hardline stance taken by the administrators who decided to overlook some obvious choices who opted out of the tour to Pakistan fearing their safety, it gave some youngsters the opportunity to be exposed to Australian conditions if they are needed when the main event comes around. The team that arrived here was packed with the squad that whitewashed the world number one ranked Pakistanis at home 3-0 in what was regarded as a sensational achievement, but seen by many as a reciprocal ...

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Country and Western night at at Gaelic Park in Keysborough organized by Bertie Ekanaike and the OBA of St. John’s Nugegoda – Photos thanks to Trevine Rodrigo The bands were Rock this Country from Sri Lanka and Esric Jackson and No Limit Click here or on the photos below to view the full album of photos on eLanka Facebook page. Click here or on the photos above to view the full album of photos on eLanka Facebook page. ...

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All Blacks dominance will be tested as they chase hat-trick – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE The All Blacks will for the first time in a long spell venture into the unknown in Japan for the latest edition of the William Web Ellis World Cup as the gap between themselves and the rest have narrowed comprehensively to make it within reach of a handful of nations. Kieran Reid’s men are on a mission for a hat-trick of conquests after Richie McCaw led the Blacks to memorable triumphs at the last two editions, the last in England over the Wallabies. For decades the All Blacks have gone to World Cup’s with a clear gap ahead of all nations and favourites to win the event. But in many episodes, they fell short usurped by the French on two occasions before the final. New Zealand have been the most consistently ranked number one team since ...

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Darren de Vos 30 and living it up – Photos thanks to Trevine Rodrigo: Melbourne Click here or on the photos below to view the full album of photos on eLanka Facebook page     Click here or on the photos above to view the full album of photos on eLanka Facebook page ...

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