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  APRIL  2022 BOOKS. Laudetur Franciscus, A Man for Others, edited by Avishka Mario Senewiratne, 2022 (Donated by the Editor, Colombo, Sri Lanka) The Great Days of Colombo, A Journey of Colombo Through Times As Never Seen Before by Asiff Hussein, 2021. (Donated by the Author, Colombo, Sri Lanka) (Items 1 – 2 collected and brought to Australia by Jeremy De Lima, Vermont South, Vic) MAGAZINES NEWSLETTERS Newsletter, The Burgher Welfare League of WA Inc, Vol 32.3, March 2022 ‘Silverscene’, Newsletter of The ...

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 SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS (APRIL 2022) Compiled by Victor Melder Sri Lanka national team will tour Bangladesh for a two-match Test series from May 15.The first Test will be held from May 15 to 19 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chattogram (formerly known as Chittagong) while the second Test will commence from May 23 to 27 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Minpuir, Dhaka. The series will be played under the ICC World Test Championship. The two-day practice match will be played prior to the Test series on May 11, 12 at MA Aziz Stadium, Chattogram. Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed this tour schedule yesterday. (Daily News, 1.4.2022 Englishman Chris Silverwood has been appointed as the new Head Coach of Sri Lanka’s national men’s cricket team. Silverwood takes up the position that has been vacant since January, after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) decided against extending the ...

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SRI LANKA NEWS (APRIL 2022) Compiled by Victor Melder President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued the Extraordinary Gazette declaring a public emergency in Sri Lanka with effect from April 01, 2022. The Gazette has been issued considering the prevailing situation in the country and in the interests of public security, the protection of public order and the maintenance of supplies and services essential to the life of the community. President Gotabaya has issued the Gazette under the powers vested in him by Section 2 of the Public Security Ordinance (Chapter 40), as amended by Act. No. 8 of 1959. Law No. 6 of 1978 and Act, No.28 of 1988. (Daily Mirror Online, 1.4.2022) Sri Lanka will need about $3 billion in external assistance over the next six months to help restore supplies of essential items including fuel and medicine, Finance Minister Ali Sabry told Reuters yesterday. “It’s a Herculean task,” said ...

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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  MARCH  2022 BOOKS. 1.. Dare to Differ by Sabaratnam Sundaramoorthy, 2021.        (Donated by the Author, Mt Waverley, Vic) An Eternal Summer by Nalini de Sielvie, 2013. 3   Is This Your Caruso ?, Biography of tenor Luigi Campeotto by Nalini de Sielvie, 2012 Written in The Stars by Nalini de Sielvie, 2021 Thistles in the Wind, An Autobiography by Nalini de Sielvie, 2018 (two Copies)        (No’s 2 – 5, Donated by the Author, Mornington, Vic)  Rise (Book of Poems) by Rashika Perera Gomez, 2019       (Donated by Rajitha Perera, ...

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                  SRI LANKA NEWS (MARCH 2022) Compiled by Victor Melder Sri Lanka’s inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers’ Price Index (CCPI) increased to 15.1 percent in February 2022 from 14.2 percent in January 2022, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Monday. The CCPI for all items for the month of February 2022 increased to 160.1 from 158.4 in January 2022. The Year on Year inflation of Food Group increased to 25.7 percent in February 2021 from 25.0 percent in January 2022 and the Year on Year inflation of Non Food Group increased to 10.1 percent in February 2021 from 9.2 percent in the previous month. For the month of February 2021, on year‐to‐year basis, contribution to inflation by food commodities was 8.23 percent and the contribution of Non Food items was 6.85 percent. The moving average inflation ...

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SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS (MARCH 2022) Compiled by Victor Melder India beat the touring Sri Lankan by an Innings and 222 runs (in under 3 days) in the first Test played at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh. Scores: India, 1st Innings – 574/8 dec (Jadeja 175no, Pant 96, Ashwin 61, Vihari 58, Kohli 45, Lakmal 2/90, Fernando 2/135, Embuldeniya 2/188, Kumara 1/52, de Silva 1/79) Sri Lanka, 1st Innings – 174 (Nissanka 61no, Asalanka 29, Karunaratne 28, Jadeja 5/42, Bumrah 2/36, Ashwin 2/49, Shami 1/27) Sri Lanka, 2nd Innings – 178 (Dickwella 51no, de Silva 30, Mathews 28, Karunaratne 27, Jadeja 4/46, Ashwin 4/47, Shami 2/48) Player of the Match: Ravindra Jadeja (India) Points: India 12, Sri Lanka 0 India beat the touring Sri Lankans by 238 runs to win the second and final Test Played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengalaru. Scores: India – 1st Innings – ...

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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  JANUARY  2022 BOOKS. Thondeswaram (Devinuwara – Dondra) by Thiru Arumugam, 2017. Thiruketheeswaram – One of the Pancha – Iswarama of Ancient Sri Lanka by Sanmugam Arumugam, 1990 (No’s 1 -2, Donated by Thiru Arumugam, Castle Hill, NSW) Isle of Eden by J.A.F.Grenier, 1961. Reflections & Ruminations & Reveries by Derrick Mendis, 2001. Horn of Plenty, An Asian Success Story, August 1988. The Guru’s Library, Twelve Short Stories by Nihal Sanderatne, 2004. Tourism in Sri Lanka, the Social Impact by Nandasena Ratnapala, 1999. The Limits of Love by Rajiva Wijesinha, 2005. ...

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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 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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