Price Drop! LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION – Bambalapitiya, Colombo 4, SRI LANKA – FOR SALE AT LKR. 100M Two story independent Condominiums, each condo has three bedrooms (Master bedroom with en-suite), Two bathrooms, Sitting/Dining and Kitchen. Condo area 1500 sq. feet.  Small garden at the back with a maid’s bathroom, and a two car port in front of the Condos. Large privacy gate. Land is 9 perches. Midway from Galle road to Marine Drive (70 meters from the Beach), on a broad, two way street – off a private by- lane. Versatile for single large family or two families or could use one condo as an investment/income opportunity Bambalapitiya is a sought after suburb for the best schools, shopping, hospitals and restaurants.  Serious buyers only, please mail:    Colombo4.condo@gmail.com ...

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  “TECHNO-MEAT” – by Des Kelly           Thank you Max Gerreyn for sending this amazing dietary information for all of us, at e’Lanka. We do not have to go to the Wellawatte or Bambalapitiya beef markets anymore, as we used to, in order to grab chunks of beef hung on large hooks, pay big prices and take it home for the cook-ammays to prepare it for us hungry buggers to eat for dinner. Pork was also exhibited in the same way, but on a side, completely away from the meat, because of the ones who didn’t like pig-flesh. Of course there were fish-markets as well, with the favourite thora-malu, prawns, crabs etcetera for those Catholics who would not eat meat on fridays, and others who preferred to eat fish, period.  I remember that our family could only afford to have chicken about twice a year, and even ...

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PETERITE LEGEND MAURICE DE SILVA NO MORE – by Upali Obeyesekera Live Stream Link for Maurice de Silva’s Funeral – We Remember Mr Maurice De Silva 21/10/1937 – 28/01/2021 (Service starts at 11am (Brisbane Time) on Tuesday, 9th February 2021) News has just reached me through one of his nephews that Maurice de Silva passed away about an hour back in Brisbane. Sad end to a legendary rugger player who was a treat to watch as a centre-three playing for St. Peter’s College, Havelocks SC or Kandy Lake Club or All-Ceylon. Maurice and the backline were synonymous with the scissors pass and his pairing with Nimal Maralande was a joy to behold. They were instrumental in bringing the premier club championship silverware, the Clifford Cup, to the Havelocks on a number of occasions. At Havelocks he was among some of the great players of that time in Dr. Hubert Aloysius, Nimal ...

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– THOMAS (TONY) BERNADINE DIAZ PRE-SEVENTIES PETERITE Very sad to inform you that my dear friend and classmate at St. Peter’s, Bambalapitiya from Primary to Senior died at the Frimley Park Surrey Hospital 1430 today, 19th January of Covid. On leaving college he was an officer in the Royal Ceylon Air Force and after migrating to the UK was in QC at British Gas until retirement. He was the Inaugural Secretary of SPC OBU UK Branch in 1987. He was married to Jeanne nee Bastianz who predeceased him. He has 2 sons – johann.diaz@mbamatch.comand jeff.p.diaz@gmail.com May his soul rest in peace. — with Gus Shiran Viswasam ...

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  “VERILY VERALU” – By Des Kelly What an absolutely amazing World this is. Immediately brings to mind, the old “Veralu-achcharu” woman, seated just outside the main gate of St.Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya, selling little parcels of her delicious achcharu to us schoolboys, both, at the morning tea interval and lunch interval, a snack that was always welcome, at about 20 cents a serve, if I remember it correctly. Each  achcharu pack contained about three veralus, less the large seed, of course, amalgamated in a spicy mix of other little berries, ginger & garlic, ground into a small, thick mixture that got the taste-buds going, like nothing else could.  If you are Sri Lankan, and have not tried Veralu-achcharu, you have missed out on a delicacy too good to be true.            Now, from the old, to the new,, comes this very interesting piece on the Veralu ...

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  “A TRUE LOVE STORY” – By Des Kelly This true story has made my day. Sent via Facebook to me, by my good friend of many years past, Alan Panambalana, if I remember correctly, we were both Students at St.Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya, who went our own ways, only to meet again via FB, very recently. I would like to take this chance to thank Alan very much, for this amazing true love story, which I now “share” with many thousands of eLanka readers, all over this Planet of ours. Far too often, the present World News-Media in general, seem to revel in stories that do anything BUT, make our day. In times where there is so much tragedy, from Global wars, right down to wars raged on our own  roads, correctly called “road rage”, it is rare indeed to read “True Love-Stories”, so, once again, Alan, thank you for this beautiful ...

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I WILL PRAY FOR YOU – SRI LANKA – A beautiful tribute by Anila De Silva Rachel Brohier & Dilsarah Derrick (produced on 21 May 2019) – Tomorrow will be one month since 21/4. The day we peacefully went to church to celebrate EASTER. A beautiful tribute by Anila De Silva Rachel Brohier & Dilsarah Derrick to all who lost their lives on 21/4. I think this will give strength to everyone who has lost a loved one and everyone who struggles to get through life at these challenging times. We will continue to Pray for You. Anila De Silva Rachel Brohier & Dilsarah Derrick The 3 singers were members of the Ladies College Choir, and are presently members of the choir at the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour in Colombo. The video was recorded at St. Mary’s church, Bambalapitiya.     ...

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EILEEN MARY SIBELLE DE SILVA (nee DISSANAYAKE) – 29 September 1922 – 6 April 2018 – A Woman of Value an Appreciation written by Mohini Gunasekera                                                                                                                    EILEEN MARY SIBELLE DE SILVA (nee DISSANAYAKE) 29 September 1922 – 6 April 2018 A Woman of Value Eileen Dissanayake was my English Literature teacher and later my class teacher in the HSC1 class at Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya, a prestigious Roman Catholic school in Sri Lanka. Eileen had her primary and secondary schooling at Holy Family Convent and had a brilliant academic record throughout.  She won ...

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