Victor Melder

VICTOR  MELDER  SRI  LANKA LIBRARY 7, Benambra Street, Broadmeadows, Vic 3047, Australia. Telephone + 61 3 9309 4040 E-mail < melder.rjvm1935@bigpond.com > Web Site < www.vmsl-library.com > THOSE WISHING TO DONATE BOOKS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS TO THIS LIBRARY, THEY ARE MOST WELCOME. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT ABOVE ADDRESS, BY EMAIL OR TELEPHONE. Thank You. ACQUISITIONS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2021 BOOKS. 1. Raja & Nadarajah by Shin Nishimotho, 2020 (Donated Anonymously, Melbourne, Vic) 2. Weerasinghe Land & Other Non-Fictional Stories by Vidya Jyothi Emeritus Prof. E.R. Jansz, 202 (Donated by Ms Charmaine Schrader, Southbank, Vic) 3. Love & Protest by Vianga Perera, 2015 4. Time & Chance by Siri Ranawake, 2005 (No’s 3 – 5, Donated by Mrs Samantha Sirimanne Hyde, Dennistone, NSW) ...

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SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS (NOVEMBER 2021) Compiled by Victor Melder Sri Lanka’s new cricket superstar Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva said his first T20 World Cup will be one of his most memorable feats in history as he finished the championship with 16 wickets that included the three qualifying round matches although his team failed to qualify for the semi finals. In the Super 12s Hasaranga took 10 wickets while Australia’s Adam Zampa took 11. The 24 year old all-rounder has taken 36 T20 International wickets as he baffled opposing batters with his googly that included West Indies power hitters Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo who were both clean bowled in Sri Lanka’s sign-off match. “I have taken the most number of wickets this year and I am really happy with it and it makes me feel good to contribute to the team especially when it is your first World Cup,” ...

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   SRI LANKA NEWS (NOVEMBER 2021) Compiled by Victor Melder According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 626 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday. According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 8:30 pm Sunday, a total of 545,088 COVID-19 cases have been reported since the inception of the pandemic. While 16,049 infected patients are currently under medical care at hospitals and homes, 515,183 patients have fully recovered and been discharged from hospitals. Sri Lanka Sunday reported 15 deaths raising the total to 13,856. According to the Epidemiology Unit report, so far total of 15,796,673 people have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 13,577,829 have received the second dose. In addition, 54,031 have received the third booster dose. (Colombo Page, 7.11.2021) Foreign exchange reserves were measured at US$ 2,267.5 million by the end of October, down from US$ 2,704.2 million in September as the Central ...

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VICTOR  MELDER  SRI  LANKA LIBRARY 7, Benambra Street, Broadmeadows, Vic 3047, Australia. Telephone + 61 3 9309 4040 E-mail < melder.rjvm1935@bigpond.com > Web Site < www.vmsl-library.com > THOSE WISHING TO DONATE BOOKS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS TO THIS LIBRARY, THEY ARE MOST WELCOME. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT ABOVE ADDRESS, BY EMAIL OR TELEPHONE. Thank You.                                ACQUISITIONS   FOR  THE  MONTH  OF  OCTOBER  2021 BOOKS. Sri Lanka Sinhala Phrase Book by Karu H. Liyanaaratchi, 1993 Sirimavo, Honouring the World’s First Woman Prime Minister by Tissa Jayatilaka, 2010 To Wage War Against the Queen by Dorothy Ludowyk Joseph, 2002 (Two Copies) (No’s 1 – 3, Donated by Derick Melder, Essendon North, Vic) ...

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SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS (OCTOBER 2021) Compiled by Victor Melder Minod Bhanuka, Ramesh Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Lakshan Sandakan and Ashen Bandara have been added to Sri Lanka’s original squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup – announced mid-September. Lahiru Madhushanka, who was named in the original squad will not travel with the team as he is recovering from an injury. Reserve-keeper Minod Bhanuka and the two batsmen – Ramesh Mendis and Pathum Nissanka – were part of Sri Lanka’s recent home series defeat to South Africa in August. They came away with underwhelming performances and were omitted from the initial squad. Ashen Bandara last played a month before at home in the series win against India, while Lakshan Sandakan’s previous outing for the national side came in July in England. Neither made a big enough mark to be considered initially, but Sri Lanka have now added to their squad, which ...

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SRI LANKA NEWS (OCTOBER 2021) Compiled by Victor Melder. Sri Lanka has turned to China for more fuel purchases on long-term credit as the country continues to face serious issues in raising funds for oil imports. Sri Lanka was having discussions with China through the Chinese ambassador to purchase fuel for six months on a Sovereign Bond – the debt security issued by the Government to raise money for financing government programs.   Existing diesel and petrol purchase arrangements which end in November and January respectively, would be extended to buy fuel on credit for the next six months. The move comes after similar talks with Oman to seek credit for US dollars 3.6 billion to buy refined and crude oil. Minister Gammanpila said initial talks had been held during his recent visit to Oman and agreements needed to be finalised to obtain the facility.Sri Lanka is expecting a five-year grace ...

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SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS (SEPTEMBER 2021) Compiled by Victor Melder Sri Lanka defeated the touring South Africans by 14 runs to win the first One-Day International played at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Scores: Sri Lanka – 300/9 in 50 Overs (Fernando 118, Asalanka 72, D.de Silva 44, Bhanuka 27, Maharaj 2/30, Rabada 2/66, Markram 1/33) South Africa – 286/6 in 50 Overs (Markram 96, Van der Dussen 59, Klaasen 36, Bavuma 38, Dananjaya 2/65, Karunaratne 1/18) Player of the match: Avishka Fernando (Sri Lanka) The touring South Africans beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs (DLS method) to win the second One-Day International, played at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Scores South Africa – 283/6 in 47 Overs (Malan 121, Hendricks 51, Klaasen 42, Karunratne 2/24, Chameera 2/52, D. de Silva 1/30) Sri Lanka – 197. 36.4 Overs (Asalanka 77, Karunaratne 36, Shanaka 30, Shamsi 5/49, Rabada 2/16, Maharaj 1/32, Mulder ...

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SRI LANKA NEWS – SEPTEMBER 2021 A team of research scientists have discovered an unusually large gecko species at Kalthota, Sri Lanka. This new gecko species was named as Hemidactylus kimbulae. Due to its large body size, and so far only found in the environs ofthe Duvili Ella area, the team thought it was better to name it as “kimbulae”, said lead scientist Dr. Thasun Amarasinghe. The research team comprises Dr. Thasun Amarasinghe from the University of Indonesia, Suranjan Karunarathna from Nature Explorations & Education Team Sri Lanka, Dr. Patrick Cambel from Natural History Museum London, Majintha Madawala from Victorian Herpetological Society Australia, and the Father of Sri Lanka’s herpetology, Dr. Anslem de Silva from Amphibia and Reptile Research Organisation of Sri Lanka. Dr. Amarasinghe told The Island that the newly discovered gecko species, almost one foot long, was found only on the walls and in crevices inside rock caves within the ...

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VICTOR  MELDER  SRI  LANKA LIBRARY 7, Benambra Street, Broadmeadows, Vic 3047, Australia. Telephone + 61 3 9309 4040 E-mail < melder.rjvm1935@bigpond.com > Web Site < www.vmsl-library.com > THOSE WISHING TO DONATE BOOKS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS TO THIS LIBRARY, THEY ARE MOST WELCOME. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT ABOVE ADDRESS, BY EMAIL OR TELEPHONE. Thank You.                                ACQUISITIONS   FOR  THE  MONTH  OF  SEPTEMBER  2021 BOOKS. Narrow Gauge Railways of Ceylon by Raskina Wickramanayaka, 2021     (Donated by the Author, Malabe, Sri Lanka) A Journey of Sri Lankans in Victoria, Undated (Donated by Ryle Moldrich, Riverview, Qld) MAGAZINES NEWSLETTERS  OTHERS ...

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                                VICTOR  MELDER  SRI  LANKA LIBRARY 7, Benambra Street, Broadmeadows, Vic 3047, Australia. Telephone + 61 3 9309 4040 E-mail < melder.rjvm1935@bigpond.com > Web Site < www.vmsl-library.com > THOSE WISHING TO DONATE BOOKS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS TO THIS LIBRARY, THEY ARE MOST WELCOME. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT ABOVE ADDRESS, BY EMAIL OR TELEPHONE. Thank You.                                ACQUISITIONS   FOR  THE  MONTH  OF  AUGUST  2021 BOOKS. Sri Lanka Island of Islands, The National Trust, Sri Lanka, 2020 (Donated by Stefan D’Silva, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka) From Marsh to Boake, The Founding Fathers of Royal College, 1835-1870 by D.L.Seneviratne, 2021  (Donated by the Author, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka. A Man Called “Ceylon”, Heritage is what you make of it by Somasiri Devendra, 2020  (Donated by the Author, Dehiwela, Sri Lanka)  – Items 1 – 3, brought Australia by Stefan D’ Silva Shanthy by Ryle J. Moldrich, 2021 (Donated by the Author, Riverview, Qld) MAGAZINES ...

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