Sri Lanka need to qualify for a berth in Group 1, to enter Super 12 – T20 WC – by Sunil Thenabadu in Brisbane    The T20 WC is scheduled between 17th October and 14th November in UAE and Oman will be the seventh edition of ICC WC T 20 which began in year 2007.Sri Lanka had won in year 2014 and twice in 2009 and 2012 been the runners up. But unfortunately in this edition Sri Lanka owing to low rankings of the ICC has to qualify to be included in Group A which includes Namibia,The Netherlands and Ireland.The  two top seeds from Group A will enter Group 1 of the Super 12 stage along with Australia,England, South Africa and West Indies. While the second team from Group A, Oman,Papua New Guinea,Bangladesh and Scotland will enter Group 2 with Afghanistan, India,New Zealand and Pakistan.The preliminary matches will begin on the 17th October.  Sri Lanka ...

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Sports-tech startup Koach Hub expands boundaries with Daryll Cullinan Source:-www.ft.lk Singapore based Koach Hub, the revolutionary sports-tech platform, has signed a partnership with renowned South African cricketing legend Daryll Cullinan to expand its platform to cricket.  Koach was launched in January this year as a solution to increasing market demand for an intelligent collaboration tool for sports, especially soccer. The company has seen rapid expansion across the world, and is deployed across clubs and academies in Australia, Singapore, USA, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Lebanon, Ghana, Bermuda, and Sri Lanka within the last eight months.  Being able to collaborate with Legendary Daryll Cullinan is indeed a huge step forward. Cullinan became, at the young age of 16, the youngest South African to strike a first-class century. He also scored 337 not out, the highest first-class score in domestic South African cricket at the time. Daryll Cullinan was the centrepiece of South Africa’s ...

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THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC –  By – Algi Wijewickrema When you have an email address like “noproblemperera” I’m sure you readers would expect an out of the ordinary person. Out of the ordinary is an understatement really for arguably Sri Lanka’s most versatile and entertaining musician. He is the leader of a band that is not only popular among Sri Lankans living here but also popular with Sri Lankans abroad. He is none other than the leader of the “Gypsies”, Sunil Perera. When I visited Sunil at his studio in Ratmalana where their family business has existed for decades, he was ready to accommodate us but the interview was inevitably disturbed by many telephone calls that kept coming which to me proves how busy this man can still be and how the popularity of Gypsies has not diminished. Beginning with his school days at St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya, Sunil ...

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 “THE LUCKY COUNTRY”??.,    (I THINK SO)!!.       Many thousands of Sri Lankans, among others, have made this Island Continent their second home, yet, not too many know very much about this great sunburnt Land, causing my friend Maxie Gerreyn to send in an interesting resume’ of the Land Down Under, as Australia is fondly referred to, by many of us. They say that learning is a womb to tomb affair, so I am very happy to  “air this affair” so that all Sri Lankans especially, will now understand just a bit more about their “Stepmother Country”, as I like to call Australia, with the deepest respect.  Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka. Australia ! AUSTRALIA is as wide as the distance between London to Moscow. The biggest property in Australia is bigger than Belgium. 3. More than 85% of Australians l…live within 50km of the coast. 4 In 1880, ...

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Text of keynote address by Sunil de Silva – at the 73rd Independence day celebration by Sri Lankan community groups in Sydney, Australia on 06 February 2020 [Text of keynote address by Sunil de Silva – at the 73rd Independence day celebration by Sri Lankan community groups in Sydney, Australia on 06 February 2020] It is an honour to address an event organized by Sinhalese, Tamil, Malay, Moor, Buddhist, Hindu Christian and Islamic philosophies and faiths. Today’s combined effort augurs well and hopefully finds similar events in our motherland. We are all siblings of one mother, we have our sibling rivalries, ‘I can run faster than my brother, I ‘am better than my sister at mathematics, I ‘am prettier than my elder sister’ but when it comes to celebrating the mother’s birthday, they all get together in baking the cake and preparing the food, and all join in singing ‘Happy Birthday’ ...

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Prime Minister – Joint Media Release – Pfizer vaccine approved – Monday 25 January 2021   The Hon. Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care     JOINT MEDIA RELEASE     Monday 25 January 2021   PFIZER VACCINE APPROVED The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has today provisionally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia. The Pfizer vaccine has met strict standards for safety, quality and efficacy. The TGA provisional approval is for individuals 16 years of age and older. Two doses will be required – at least 21 days apart. A priority group of Australians are expected to now receive their first dose of the vaccine as soon as it can be received from Pfizer and the necessary checks are undertaken by the TGA, prior to its distribution. The latest advice given to the Government from Pfizer is that shipping ...

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The new laws that take effect in Victoria and across Australia in 2021   Source:-smh The start of 2021 will bring some welcome news for many Victorians, with many set to benefit from the introduction of new laws and regulations across the state. Some renters will gain more security from laws that offer additional protections, public transport fares will remain the same for the first time in years and electricity bills are set to drop slightly.   New laws will offer more protections to tenants in 2021.CREDIT: DOMAIN   State Parliament spent less time sitting in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and was often occupied with urgent COVID-19 legislation, meaning some proposed laws have been pushed back to the middle of the year and beyond. Here are some of the new measures that take effect across Victoria in the first three months of the year: New protections for renters Permanent ...

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New measures to help Australia’s economic recovery in 2021   Source:-miragenews As 2021 begins, the Morrison Government continues to deliver on its Economic Recovery Plan, building back from the COVID-19 crisis by securing Australian jobs and keeping businesses in business. From 1 January 2021, a number of new measures come into effect across government including: The most significant changes to Australia’s insolvency framework in 30 years, reducing costs, cutting red tape and helping more small businesses recover from the pandemic. The reforms introduce a new, simplified debt restructuring process, drawing on key features of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy model in the United States. These measures apply to incorporated businesses with liabilities of less than $1 million – covering around 76 per cent of businesses subject to insolvencies today, 98 per cent of whom who have less than 20 employees. Australians will have more power to choose their own superannuation fund, ...

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“FIRST DOWN, AGAIN” – by Des Kelly    Video Source: abc 07.47. (7/12/2020) touchdown,  Monday morning, you guessed it. The first International flight into Melbourne, coming from Colombo, Sri Lanka has made it safely, now to face the new, much tougher entry requirements that will be required of both the Airline crew and the passengers, quarantined under very strict conditions, overseen, this time, by ADF (Australian Defence Force) Personnel, as it should have been, in the first place, anyway.         First down, again, since June 2020, and it really does not matter where in the World they come from, visitors could well be carrying the dreaded Covid bug (without even knowing it), and Victoria Australia, of all places, is certainly not going to make the same mistakes they made initially, leading to the toughest restrictions in Australia, in an effort to eradicate C.V,19., this one, too little, it ...

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  Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Prime Minister – Joint Media Release – Morrison Government increases regional migration target – Saturday 26 October 2019 “AUSTRALIA, FOR YOU” -by Des Kelly Watch T20 Cricket Highlights – Australia vs Sri Lanka October 2019 Newly appointed Consul General of Sri Lanka in Sydney assumes duties Announcement – New Committee STC OBA NSW & ACT 2019/2020 FREE KINDNESS MARKETS Dr. NIMALI MUNASINGHE – granted scholarship: By Quintus de Zylva Health & Views – November 2019 – 1st issue By Harold Gunatillake Reports: Sri Lanka to rope in Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach, Brett Lee as bowling coach Click below for events ...

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