eLanka Newsletter – 31st January 2024 – 9th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS – By Victor Melder Watch South Africa v Sri Lanka Cricket Match Highlights – U19 Cricket World Cup 2024 International Touch Series 2024 Sri Lanka’s bowlers put Afghanistan to the sword in Colombo and in command to win Test – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE (eLanka Sports editor) OBITUARIES (E & O.E.) (JANUARY 2024) – By Victor Melder Stanley (Stan) Joseph (81) of Pasadena, Ca. Passed Away on January 25th, 2024 Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 195 01 02 2024 RAINI CHARUKA RENOWNED VOCALIST, ACTRESS, PERFORMER, ENTREPRENUER IN AN EFFERVERSCENT VOYAGE – By Sunil Thenabadu The XVth Anniversary Thomian Carol Service Video 2023 – S.Thomas’ College OBA NSW/ACT Windies floored by Sri Lanka at Harare-by Michael Roberts All PRIME MINISRTERS SOUGHT ...

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SUNDAY CHOICE – I RATHER HAVE JESUS – By Charles Schokman “I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ.”-Philippians 3:18  This song was written by George Beverly Shea in 1933. He was encouraged by his mother to put music to a poem she liked by Rhea Miller. It was her hope that in putting together this hymn, her son would find new direction for his talent. And in fact he did, touring the world as a soloist with Billy Graham. I cannot hear it without remembering the joke of a former boyfriend. He said if we ever got married, he would sing this as I came down the aisle!! Image Source : godtube Today’s verse made me think of this song that says “I’d rather have ...

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MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS. – By Charles Schokman Image Source : commons.wikimedia I came across this song quite by accident and I am glad I did as it brought back pleasant memories of my late mum singing it many, many years ago. It is a tribute to all those beautiful wives gone to be with the Lord. Hope it touches your hearts. CHORUS: If those lips could only speak If those eyes could only see If those beautiful golden tresses Were here in reality Could I only take your hand As I did when you told my name But it’s only a beautiful picture In a beautiful golden frame It stood in a beautiful mansion Surrounded by riches untold And he gazed at the beautiful picture That hung in a frame of gold Was the picture of a lady So beautiful young and fair To this beautiful life-like vision He murmured in ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 21st January 2024 – 6th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Wishing Esther Margaret Dunsford & Randolph John Victor Melder a Very Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Down musical memory lane … on Alive 90.5 FM Reminiscing the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s music scene in Colombo. – By Aubrey Joachim Charity work that Australia’s former High Commissioner Mr. Skanda Kumar is doing for the less fortunate in Sri Lanka – sent to elanka by Mr. Anton Swan Watch Highlights of T20 Series – Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe – January 2024 Inauguration of Nimal Dias Jayasinha Administrative Enclave at SSC Sri Lanka KFC BBL|13 Team of the Tournament Announced Australia’s bowlers stifle West Indies challenge to a record an easy 10 wicket win – Travis Head century makes the difference after bowlers exploit windies vulnerability against pace- ...

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SUNDAY CHOICE – The Longer I Serve Him The Sweeter He Grows. – By Charles Schokman Image Source : slideshare May this hymn, written by William (Bill) Gaither, be found true and real in our own life: Since I started for the Kingdom, Since my life He controls, Since I gave my heart to Jesus, The longer I serve Him, The sweeter He grows. Chorus The longer I serve Him, the sweeter He grows, The more that I love Him, more love He bestows; Each day is like heaven, my heart overflows, The longer I serve Him, the sweeter He grows. Ev’ry need He is supplying, Plenteous grace He bestows; Ev’ry day my way gets brighter, The longer I serve Him, The sweeter He grows. One of the fascinating things we remember about our Christian life is our ardent passion for God when we had come to know Christ as our ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 14th January 2024 – 4th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Watch Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe ODI highlights – Sri Lanka 2024 Australian women’s T20I and ODI squads announced for CommBank International series; Governor-General’s XI confirmed New Zealand Women’s Super-Smash competition – Chamari Athapaththu Scores her first 50 for Northern Northern Brave (match vs Auckland Women – Hearts) Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 192 11 01 2024 Why do some people drop dead? – By Harold Gunatillake The Brad and Kiara Show Podcast – 2024-1-13 Hospital Services Council pays tribute to all the hospital services led by Mr. Sarath Silva, Melbourne SUNDAY CHOICE – Give And You Shall Receive – By Charles Schokman Sandagiri Maha Seya – largest stupa in Kandy – By Arundathie Abeysinghe The Guardian Angels. – By Noor Rahim – 03 Jan 2024 ...

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“STORMS NEVER LAST”  – By Charles Schokman A SONG OF HOPE FOR THIS NEW YEAR. “Storms never last, do they baby? Bad times all pass with the wind.  Your hand in mine stills the thunder, and you make the sun want to shine.” The lyrics of “Storms Never Last” encapsulate the notion that difficulties and hardships are temporary, and love has the power to transcend any storm. Jennings’ smooth and soothing vocals, coupled with his honest lyrics, create an emotional connection that touches the soul of listeners. The song carries a message of hope, reminding us that the darkest nights will eventually give way to brighter days. Waylon Jennings drew inspiration for “Storms never last” from his personal experiences. Having endured the turbulence of a rocky relationship, he found solace in the idea that storms in life eventually pass, and love can weather any storm. Relax & Enjoy ...

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SUNDAY CHOICE – The Best way to grow old together. – By Charles Schokman Image Source : quotepics You know you’re getting old when you look through your car steering wheel, rather than over it OR when you can no longer cut your own toenails OR when you and your teeth don’t sleep together. In other words, getting old(er) is not for sissies. We are in a war with ageing. The problem with that war on ageing is that it can’t be won. No one ever grows young, we wake up each day one day older – no one avoids this rule – like it or not. An easy question to answer is: what is the worst about growing old? A harder question is, what is best about growing old? Older adults are measured by the word ‘still’ – can I still drive, can I still walk, can I still chew? The good news is that ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 3rd December 2024 – 1st Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Gospel Truth – By Lakshman Navaratne “Christmas time in Sri Lanka is a magical and sensational affair.” – By Harold Gunatillake SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS – By Victor Melder How can you lower the risk of heart disease? – By Dr harold Gunatillake Chamari Athapaththu Shines Bright in Debut for Northern Brave: Player of the Match Glory in NZ Super Smash! 31st night dinner dance organised by Bertie Ekanaike and the VOC at the Grand on Princes in Mulgrave, Melbourne. Pics. By Trevine Rodrigo. (eLanka) Vitamin D Safety and Adverse Effects – When Should Caution Be Advised? – By Prof. Sunil Wimalawansa WATER CUSHION MANUFACTURER AWARD WINNING CHANDANA MUHANDIRAM PROPRIETOR OF BLUE WATER MATTRESS – By Sunil Thenabadu SONGS OF PRAISE – A hymn ...

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SONGS OF PRAISE – A hymn dedicated for the New Year-2024 – By Charles Schokman As the young minister travelled through the rugged country near England’s Cheddar Gorge, the clouds burst and torrential sheets of rain pummelted the earth. The weary traveller was able to find shelter standing under a rocky overhang. There, protected from the buffeting wind and rain, Augustus Toplady conceived one of the most popular hymns ever written, “Rock of Ages, Cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee.” In March 1776 Toplady published the hymn as part of an article in The Gospel Magazine<, which he edited. He wrote that just as England could never pay her national debt, so man could never by his own merits satisfy the justice of God. In the middle of the article, he burst into song, printing for the first time the hymn “Rock of Ages”, which so ably ...

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