“TO THOSE, CONCERNED” – By Des Kelly   A video that essential viewing, especially to all our Sri Lankan friends. This was sent to me, by Charles Schokman, and I thank him for it, on behalf of e’Lanka, all of whose members are hopefully animal-lovers, and would certainly love to watch this superb bit of work carried out by the Sri Lankan Navy, of whom I have  always been proud.  How this incident came about, I haven’t a clue, but this just goes to show what a bit of “caring” can do. Please watch this video folks, and be uplifted.            Desmond Kelly.  (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka.     ...

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 “WE, BURGHERS” – By Des Kelly   Many, are the stories on the tiny, yet very important element of population of Ceylon (then), Sri Lanka (now), Burgher Buggers, as we are fondly (?)!! referred to, even after about 90% of us, have already migrated to many parts of the Globe.             Once again, thank you to Charles Schokman, and hooray !!, the honorary Author of this most entertaining and interesting “post”is a Ceylonese Politician I remember well, as the very first Communist leader of my era in the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. Peiter Keuneman passed on, in Lanka, in 1997, and regardless of which Political Party he was involved in, will always be remembered by his family and friends, as a highly educated, brilliant Politician, who served , in his Country.. ...

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                   “FRIENDS FOREVER” – by Des Kelly A most beautiful story, proving that animals are akin to humans, in so many ways. If a friendship happens between them, it doesn’t really matter how different their individual lifestyles are, the bond that is thereby created between them has to be seen, to be believed. Thank you, Charles Schokman, for this wonderful video which will possibly bring tears to the eyes of animal-lovers around the World, via e’Lanka, in addition, of course. Folks, please read, watch, and enjoy these “Friends Forever”.           Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka FRIENDSHIP After losing his parents, this 3 year old orangutan was so depressed he wouldn’t eat and didn’t respond to any medical treatments. The veterinarians thought he would surely die from sadness. The zoo keepers found an old sick dog on the grounds in ...

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        “INTO THE SUNSET”  – By Des Kelly  With Nihal Samarasinghe, also known as Sam,The Man. A very interesting journey through life, with Nihal, was sent in to me, by Charles Schokman, that I have decided to publish via e’Lanka.            Nihal was yet another Showbiz Personality who did his thing, his way. ...

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  “THE FINAL CURTAIN” – by Des Kelly     “And now, the end is near, and so I face, the final curtain”, My way, was a song written by Frenchmen Claude Francois & Jacques Revaux who also recorded it in 1967, to no big success, but then Paul Anka, another Showbiz legend and songwriter rearranged the song for Frank Sinatra, who recorded it in 1969 and turned it into a huge hit, but not before he met, and personally acknowledged ELVIS as one of the BIGGEST STARS EVER, to come. Unfortunately, Elvis Presley became the KING OF ROCK N ROLL, whose reign did not last, as it should have done, yet who will never ever be forgotten, forever and a day.           I will now return to the ” post” sent to me recently, by Charles Schokman, recalling the tragic passing away of who would ...

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“THE UMBRELLA” – By Des Kelly Common knowledge is akin to the above, and an umbrella functions best when it is open. Read the touch of wisdom below folks, then think about it. You may well not consider these things as you go through life, but it is always better late, than never.  Thank you, Charles Schokman for making us aware of “A Keeper”. I am sure that everyone connected to this website of eLanka will be grateful for reminding them of what it may well have been. It certainly did, for me. ...

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             “A ROYAL LOVE-STORY” – by Des Kelly    Just a little bit different, yet interesting to those who do not wish to read all about it. Sent out by Charles Schokman, so thank you Charles.  It is but a few days before the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness Prince Phillip who actually did not want too much fanfare & fuss about his funeral is, once more, getting exactly what he wanted, because of the ravishes of Covid 19 still sweeping across Britain, and so, Royal Protocol as regards funerals, which, under normal conditions, would be huge ceremonial affairs, processions, etc., have now been scaled down, strangely, as this Duke wanted, anyway.   ...

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                 “TYPEWRITERS’ ALL” – by Des Kelly Who can forget them ?, not me. I still hang on to one that I have owned for years. I am sure that Charles Schokman will never forget them either, nor will the thousands who no longer use them.            I also boast an Uncle who was the Chief Stenographer of the  Law Courts in Ceylon, of his era (1950s), visiting my good friend David Swan, the only son of Judge St.Clair Swan to watch one of his younger sisters “do her thing” on the typewriter ...

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‘THE ELVIS FINALE’ – By Des Kelly Sent out, via Charles Schokman, this is the sad but true final chapter of the story of Elvis Presley, undoubtedly one of the finest Entertainers to have graced this Planet. Elvis had everything He had the looks, the charisma, voice, moves, & talent, rarely seen on Earth, yet was taken away far too soon, in the opinion of millions of his fans.  ...

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                     “COMEDY IS” – By Des Kelly   Just a short while to go, before all Victorians in Australia will be able to move around freely, once more. We have been trying our very best to keep ourselves occupied for the past few weeks, in lockdown, because of C.V.19, and it has been extremely difficult, but now Charles Schokman has been kind enough to present the Irish Comic genius Dave Allan who, in turn, is trying to teach us how to tell the time.            This also tells us a few things. Dave should have been here with us in Melbourne, teaching some NITWITS that THEY will be responsible for a longer TIME in  restrictions if they keep going to the beach, breaking the contact rules,  and being stupid. ...

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