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

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!
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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

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…….

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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

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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

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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

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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.

 

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