Sr Lanka’s pride and joy Chamari Athapaththu picked to lead the world’s best – Also named Women’s player-of -the -year – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE. (eLanka Sports editor) If there’s a lesson to be learned by anyone knocked back and written off,  Chamari Athapaththu has shown that performance and dedication is all it takes to make a mockery of expert perception.  The Sri Lanka skipper and magnificent all-rounder made consistency a sure way to prove a point and her stellar year was rewarded by being named one day and T20 skipper of the year.  She was also named player of the year after stellar performances against England  South Africa and New Zealand making her the envy of the Women’s game.  Her performances in franchise cricket here in Australia and recently in New Zealand added more credence to her CV. Athapaththu has continued to be unruffled by being overlooked by ...

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Chamari Athapaththu Shines Bright in Debut for Northern Brave: Player of the Match Glory in NZ Super Smash! Congratulations Chamari Athapaththu on your player of the match in your first game for the Northern Brave in the NZ Super Smash!! A wonderful talent and starting to show it across the world ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 29th November 2023 – 9th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter ” Sunset & Cocktail” , a memorable evening hosted by the Methodist College Past Pupils Association (MCPPA) NSW on the 5th of November 2023 CSA XMAS PARTY 2023 Tribute to Stellar Thomian Athletes RV ‘Vijitha’ Jayasinghe & his Legendary Brother SK – By Ravi Rudra Chamari Athapaththu named BBL Player of the tournament confounding Australian non-believers. Sri Lanka skipper does her country proud. – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE. (eLanka Sports editor). Good News From Jayam – By Jayam Rutnam Wasanthaye Aga ! In Melbourne at Keysborough College on 4th Nove 2023: Coverage by – Johann Dias Jayasinha – SNNI Chamari Athapaththu named in Weber WBBL|09 Team of the Tournament Discover the power of delicious masala dishes, in attracting more Indian tourists. – By ...

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Chamari Athapaththu visited a local cricket club in Sydney In a bid to promote Chamari Bay and connect with the cricket community, Athapaththu visited the Harris Park Cricket Club at Rosehill today. The star cricketer not only engaged with young and aspiring cricketers but also actively participated in a game with them. The enthusiastic young players had the unique opportunity to play alongside one of the standout performers of WBBL Season 09. Expressing her joy at the announcement of Chamari Bay, Athapaththu said, “It feels incredible to have a stand named after me, especially at such a historic venue like the Sydney Cricket Ground. I am grateful for the support from Sydney Thunders and their fans. It was fantastic playing cricket with these passionate young cricketers at Harris Park Cricket Club. They are the future stars of the game, and I am excited to witness their journey.” Looking ahead to ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 19th November 2023 – 6th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Hussey bullish on Australia’s World Cup chances – By Jonathan Healy Australia scamper into another World Cup final after South African scare. Indian juggernaut looms for Australia’s next challenge. – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE. (eLanka Sports editor). A seating zone in SCG to name after Sri Lankan star Chamari Athapaththu World records in cricket created by Sri Lanka – World Cup 2023 Understanding the impact of age on high blood pressure – By Dr harold Gunatillake The Brad and Kiara Show Podcast – 2023-11-18 The history of the DSA group – freshmen of 1959 – By Sriyan Jayasekera Surprise Dinner to fete Sriyan Jayasekera convenor of the Class of 59 at S Thomas College Mount Lavinia in Sri Lanka, Circa 2002 for his ...

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A seating zone in SCG to name after Sri Lankan star Chamari Athapaththu    In a groundbreaking move, the Sydney Thunder has announced the introduction of “Chamari Bay,” a specially dedicated seating zone at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for their WBBL Derby clash on November 26. The decision to name a specific seating zone after Chamari Athapaththu underscores the Sydney Thunder’s commitment to fostering a multicultural cricket community and creating unforgettable experiences for Sri Lanka cricket fans. This move is not only a tribute to Chamari’s cricketing prowess but also a celebration of the diverse cricketing culture that the Thunder aims to promote. This initiative is aimed at recognizing the exceptional contributions of Chamari Athapaththu, for Sydney Thunder who has so far emerged as a standout performer in the tournament, amassing an impressive total of 374 runs in just nine matches, with an impressive average of 41.55. ...

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Chamari Athapaththu introduces Sri Lankan Cuisine to Sydney Thunders MELBOURNE: Weber Women’s Big Bash League is not only a platform for competitive cricket but also a stage for cultural exchange, as Sydney Thunder’s batter, Chamari Athapaththu, organized a team outing to a local Sri Lankan restaurant, offering her fellow Sydney Thunder players a mouthwatering taste of the island nation’s diverse cuisine. England’s fast bowler Lauren Bell expressed her delight at discovering the flavors of Sri Lanka, particularly favoring the Cheese Rotti, a savory flatbread stuffed with cheese, while Australian all-rounder Claire Moore developed a newfound fondness for Cuttlefish, a popular seafood dish. Australian cricketer Ebony Hoskin relished the Chicken Kottu Roti, a Sri Lankan favorite known for its unique blend of chicken, vegetables, and roti, while wicketkeeper-batter Tahila Wilson, who had never tried Sri Lankan food before, expressed her gratitude to Athapaththu for the delightful culinary adventure. Athapaththu’s initiative to ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 29th October 2023 – 9th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter THE FORUM WITH AUBREY JOACHIM on CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Mrs. Merlyn Rose Chandrasena – An Appreciation – By Dr. Nimal Chandrasena Return of Angelo Matthews, the man with the Midas touch transforms Sri Lanka’s fortunes. England perish under new look Sri Lanka. – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE(eLanka Sports editor). “Doctor, I need your advice on how to get rid of the leg cramps that I experience at night. What would you recommend?” – By Dr harold Gunatillake Darley News THE BULLETIN OF THE OLD JOSEPHIANS’ ASSOCIATION OF NSW OCTOBER 2023 Xondra La-Brooy, has won not one but TWO AWARDS at the International Fair Play Country Music Red Carpet Awards in the Netherlands British Sri Lankans celebrate future leaders in Awards ceremony Melbourne Cricket Education ...

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