eLanka Newsletter – 29th August 2021 – 9th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “TEXAS TORNADO DOUG. SAHM” – By Des Kelly Sri Lanka Foundation International presents Sri Lanka Day 2021 – Watch highlights Good News From Jayam – September 1, 2021 – Reminder: piyali markalanda – lorraine liyanage – suntheralingam – isuru karunatillaka – virginia tehun When is the next UK travel-list update and what can we expect? eLanka Cartoons by Max Gerreyn Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at 80 – by Upali Obeyesekere “CRICKET, LOVELY CRICKET” Laksala goes global, inks deal for first ever franchise outlet overseas in US Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 68 27 08 21 Why is Delta variant so transmissible?-By Dr Harold Gunatillake Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex – unique blend of nature and human creation By Arundathie Abeysinghe Building your own app: ...

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Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex – unique blend of nature and human creation By Arundathie Abeysinghe Engulfed in mist during early mornings and late evenings, a picture of surrealism, a precipitous drop and breathtaking vistas, Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex is an icon looming in the distance when viewed from *Gampola town… At the summit of the stupa, the landscape unfolds below until the white cloak of the veiled mist creeps surreptitiously engulfing the surroundings into oblivion similar to a picture postcard… Ambuluwawa Peak is situated in the center of former Gampola Kingdom approximately 25 kilometers from Kandy City on an area of 327 acres (approximately 132 hectares). It is a landmark of Gampola, former kingdom of King Bhuwanekabahu IV (1341-1357 AD) who ruled Gampola Kingdom. Gampola is entrenched in history and endowed with nature and biodiversity as well as a mild climate. Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex, the first multi-religious complex in Sri Lanka is ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 22th August 2021 – 7th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “THE LUCKY COUNTRY”??., (I THINK SO)!!. by Desmond Kelly. Victorian racing mourns loss of popular jockey Elvis ‘Ricky’ Thurgood, 62 Gilbert Gardiner Lentil as Anything fundraises for wages, rent as Thornbury outlet faces eviction By Rachel Eddie and Ben Schneiders Sri Lanka – Island-wide quarantine curfew from tonight to Aug. 30 2021 Cameron Colombege – by Trevine Rodrigo (Melbourne) Sri Lanka-Australia-New Zealand Business Council holds 26th AGM Vale Elvis ‘Ricky’ Thurgood by Ryan Reynolds So far, COVID has had the last laugh By Raj Gonsalkorale Koch…more to crow about Darrell De Silva – Apache Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 67 20.08.2021 What Supercentenarians ate to live longcontrary to foods that is recommended today-by Dr Harold Gunatillake Nelligala International Buddhist Center By Arundathie Abeysinghe Explainable ...

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Nelligala International Buddhist Center by  Arundathie Abeysinghe  Situated approximately 700 meters above sea level on the summit of breathtaking Nelligala Mountain, Nelligala International Buddhist Center is visited by Buddhists as well as non Buddhists. Popularly known as Nelligala Temple, this recently built temple is well-maintained and has great architectural value. The peaceful and spectacular surroundings of the Temple with tall gold color Buddha Statues, a white dagoba (stupa) surrounded by gold color swans, a *Bodhi tree planted on a gold plated large urn are some of the prominent features of this temple. The Sacred Hair Relics of the Buddha are deposited in the Temple. A key feature of the Temple is gold color Buddha Statues which blend well with the blue sky and spectacular surroundings which render a breathtaking view.  The main objective of the International Buddhist Center in the Temple is to provide a serene environment for devotees as ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 15th August 2021 – 5th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter SUPER CONTAINER SHIPS – By Des Kelly Sri Lanka Tourism launches membership drive for informal sector with support from Australia’s MDF Sri Lanka ‘hopeful’ to be off UK red list by September Kumar Sangakkara opens new Compton and Edrich stands at Lord’s A crisis of identity By Aubrey Joachim Good News From Jayam – 15 August 2021 – Reminder: birthdays – dr walter jayasinghe – terry herft – suzie amarilla – cricket niroshan kahawatte – dr roland silva 2021 Sri Lanka Day Expo & Parade Goes Global “MY WAY” by Amira & Friends (“A MINHA VIDA”) – Concert, held in Pretoria, South Africa. A Beautiful, Heart Warming Moment GEORGE BRAINE Health & Views July 1st issue 2021 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake Kaleidoscope ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 11th August 2021 – 4th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “LOCKDOWN LARRIKINS” – By Des Kelly UDULA BANDARA CROWNED WINNER in Sri Lankans Got Talent in NZ (SLGT in NZ) Washington will continue to support Lanka’s fight against Covid-19 Celebrating 206 years of proud existence AP appoints Daisy Veerasingham as agency’s president and CEO By DAVID BAUDER Sri Lankan Village Food 🇱🇰 FARMER’S LOTUS LEAF LUNCH + UNIQUE New Year Food in Sri Lanka!! 2021 Sri Lanka Day Expo & Parade Goes Global The Flow Eternal – by Oscar E V Fernando Baila Sadaya ( බයිලා සාදය ) – Musical Programme FLIGHT OF THE DOUBLE SUNRISE-by – Capt. Elmo Jayawardena Apostolic Warranty – by Lakshman Navaratne Health guidelines for funerals,Wedding ceremonies REVISED Delta ‘Breakthrough’ infections becoming noticed-by Dr Harold Gunatillake Kaleidoscope with Savithri ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 8th August 2021 – 3rd Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “THE GREAT ALEXANDER MOB” – by Des Kelly Sunil Perera of The Gypsies Band ( Sri Lanka’s most famous band) tests COVID-19 positive Sunil Perera of The Gypsies Band ( Sri Lanka’s most famous band) tests COVID-19 positive Associated Press Names Daisy Veerasingham as New President and CEO By – Lindsey Ellefson Kerrigan La-Brooy Unstoppable! eLanka Website Designs – Delivers another highly successful web project for MGlobal Data Analytics Memory – by Oscar E V Fernando Aussie Lankans’ donations flow for COVID project sans politicos back home-By Namini Wijedasa Memories are made of this- A tribute to the Music Scene of the 60’s Colombo compiled by; Prins James Alagaratnam- Toronto ‘Miss, Peter can run’: The chance school carnival event that uncovered an Olympian ...

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Yudaganawa – largest stupa in the south and east of Sri Lanka By Arundathie Abeysinghe Yudaganawa Stupa popularly known as Kinkini Stupa is located in proximity to Buttala about 46 kilometers on the scenic *Ella – Wellawaya Road.  This large stupa has a circumference of 317 meters and dates back to the second century BC. The stupa is built halfway and there is a small stupa on it.  According to *Mahawamsa (ancient chronicle of Sri Lanka), there had been a battle between *Prince Dutugemunu and his brother *Prince Saddha Tissa after the death of their father *King Kavantissa (205-161 BC who ruled the Kingdom of *Ruhuna). According to folklore, this battle had taken place in the vicinity of Yudaganawa Temple. Prince Saddha Tissa has been in hiding in this temple in fear of his brother Prince Dutugemunu. Yudganawa also known as Yuddhaganawa (in Sanskrit means “Yuddha” for war and “gana” ...

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Rajagala – magnificence of Sri Lanka’s prehistoric era By Arundathie Abeysinghe   Sri Lanka is a small island state in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), strategically located at the crossroads of major shipping routes to South Asia, the Far East as well as the continents of Europe and America. Located southeast of the Indian subcontinent with a total area of 65,610 square kilometers, this tiny island with its misty mountains, gushing waterfalls, rolling carpets of green tea, pristine beaches, wildlife parks as well as historic and prehistoric archaeological sites make Sri Lanka an attractive tourist destination for travelers all over the world. Located in Rajagalatenna in the Eastern Province, Rajagala (The Monarch’s Rock) or Rajagalatenna is a magnificent prehistoric site of immense archaeological value, yet, rarely visited by local and foreign tourists. Located 1,038 feet (approximately 316 meters) above sea level, Rajagala is situated in a sparsely populated area. Located ...

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Strategic significance of Trincomalee Harbor By Arundathie Abeysinghe   Located on the East Coast of Sri Lanka, in *Trincomalee, approximately 350 kilometers north of the key East-West shipping lanes of the Indian Ocean, Trincomalee Port is formed by a large natural deep-water harbor, the fifth largest natural harbor as well as one of the finest natural harbors in the world. It is the most valuable asset of Sri Lanka. According to historical data in *Mahawamsa, the great Chronicle, Trincomalee Port had been first occupied in the 5th century and was known as “Gokanna”.  Trincomalee Harbor has been a sea port from the period of ancient Sri Lankan Kings and has attracted sea farers such as Marco Polo and Ptolemy as well as Sea Traders from China and East Asia. As such, during early and medieval period, sailing ships had found a haven in Trincomalee Port. Situated on a peninsula in ...

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