High Tide – by Charmaine Candappa Off the high tide Broken sand dollar shells, slimy sea weeds of green Moon snail shell homes left long ago. Heron tracks in the wet sand Molten crab shells, and an old clamshell remain. Sparkling bits of sea glass, teal green, amber, frosted brown, and elusive blue Shimmering in wet glow. A wispy grey feather floats by of the high tide While puffy clouds sail in the sky.  Click here to receive your free copy of the eLanka Newsletter twice a week delivered directly to your inbox! ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 10th April 2024 – 3rd Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter The Walawwa in Melbourne Celebrating Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese and Tamil New year – by Trevine Rodrigo (Melbourne) Sri Lankan expatriates in Melbourne rally at the Walawwa in Noble Traditional Mun Keum Recipe for New Year Celebrations – By Malsha – eLanka An Inspirational Message for the Month of April 2024 – Down to Earth Wisdom from the Book of Proverbs – Money Matters – By Charles Schokman 2024 Sinhala & Tamil New Year Sri Lanka | සිංහල දෙමළ අලුත් අවුරුද්ද Feasting Time – By Charmaine Candappa Obituary : Eve Thassim The Sun goes on vacation! – the total solar eclipse 2024 – By Hemantha Yapa Abeywardena, United Kingdom Aus Sri Musical Concert – Saturday 26 / 10/2024 ,6.30pm Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre , ...

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Reminiscing – by Charmaine Candappa I used to have a difficult time with my birthday. As a child, I found birthdays full of fun and excitement. During my childhood and growing up years, my neighbor and childhood friend Rai who is the same age as me, celebrates her birthday in May, and mine in July. Rai always had a bunch of kids, come over on her birthday each year where there was fun and games. Musical chairs were the highlight of the early evening. There were prizes to be won, a doll, a box of candy, and if we were lucky, an Enid Blyton’s story book. As the youngest of six in my family. I was an uncomfortable child growing up, with four brothers, and a sister ten years older than me. Also I was happy to have an outgoing friend as my neighbor who pulled me around her world. My friend ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 9th July 2023 – 3rd Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Sri Lanka win by 8 wickets against the West Indies at the cricket World Cup Qualifier games Dr Palitha Ganewatta has launched his latest two books in Russian Cultural Centre, Colombo Alan Border an Australian legendary cricketer & Patron of the ‘Alan Border Medal’ with & Sri Lankan icon Alston Koch ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 | Sri Lanka | Match Fixtures Chamari Athapaththu Makes History as First Sri Lankan to Lead Women’s ODI Rankings – By eLanka Live in Concert in Kandy Chandraleka, Rookantha and Raini 1st June 2023 Oakray Regency Hotel Kandy. – By Dr harold Gunatillake SUNDAY CHOICE – NO NEVER ALONE – by Charles Schokman Save the last dance for me-By Capt Elmo Jayawardena Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 165 6 ...

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Childhood memories -The summer holidays – By Charmaine Candappa As a child I would always look forward to spending a part of my summer holidays at the home of my aunt, my mom’s sister. My childhood was a happy one, since I got to play with my neighbor and friend Rai. I needed Rai more than she needed me. Rai had many toys and dolls of to play. She also had a bicycle to ride around the compound. I would look over the wall that separated our homes as Rai rode her bike from her garage to her front gate. We too had bikes, but they belonged to my brother Joe. He would not let me ride, as it was his pride and joy. He polished it, oiled its wheels and brakes. My childhood despite not having much toys, books, and a bicycle to ride was a happy one.  I ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 26th April 2023 – 8th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “MORE de MOTTE MIRTH” – by Des Kelly Alastair Roosmale-Cocq: Appreciations & Memories-by Michael Roberts Recording of Multicultural Media Online Forum with Health Minister Ryan Park and CHO Dr Kerry Chant which was held on Wed 19 April 2023 The Single Star & the Crescent Moon – Happy Eid Mubarak ! – by Charmaine Candappa Sydney stops to remember at Anzac Day dawn service – By Tim Barlass Two outstanding Thomian teachers B.D.JAYASINHA & Dr. N P Perera 16th Birthday Celebration- Senali Palliaguruge – By Dr harold Gunatillake SONGS OF PRAISE – STORY BEHIND THE SONG “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” – by Charles Schokman Australia urged to redeem itself after ‘leading race to the bottom’ on border laws – By Latika ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 12th April 2023 – 4th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter VALE’ MAXWELL GERREYN – by Desmond Kelly Mahanama Vs Vaas Trophy Charity Cricket Match 2023 successful for the 2nd year in Melbourne Rugby in 20th Century Sri Lanka & Havelocks Sports Club 2023 – by Joe Paiva ‘Healing wounded souls’ Dr. Gamini Goonetilleke an interview with the editor of Commonwealth Union. com – By: Indeewara Thilakarathne Date: March 13, 2023 How do you differentiate between heartburn and coronary angina? – By Dr harold Gunatillake Good News From Jayam April 15, 2023 – By Jayam Rutnam Showcasing a new baila from Trincomalee sung in Portuguese – By Dr. Mahesh White-Radhakrishnan Poem For My Daughter – by Charmaine Candappa Avurudu Koha sings more this time Jesus Is God | Theological Arguments About Why Jesus Is God? ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 9th April 2023 – 3rd Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter THE OLD ROMAN SOLDIER – by Des Kelly eLanka’s new logo in the recent newsletter – By Joe Paiva Sri Lanka eclipsed in pulsating thriller. New Zealand complete clean sweep – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE (eLanka Sports editor) Photos of the Premier’s Iftar dinner 2023 (Credit: NSW Govt – Cassandra Hannagan) SUNDAY CHOICE – No Greater Love – by Charles Schokman The Rising Sun comes with bombs on Easter Sunday – By Capt Elmo Jayawardena The Catalyst ONE NAME (Emmanuel) – By Lakshman Navaratne Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 152 06 04 2023 Nuwaragala Mountain – geographically significant remnant mountain By Arundathie Abeysinghe Migrant patients impacted by closure of more GP clinics in Australia: SBS Sinhala current affair on 04 April The Brad and ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 12th March 2023 – 4th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “THE GUITAR” – by Des Kelly Watch Cricket Highlights – Sri Lanka vs New Zealand – 1st Test, Christchurch, March 9 – 13, 2023 Good News From Jayam – By Jayam Rutnam Samantha Abeydeera appointed as the C.E.O of Brisbane Transport Funeral Notice: Lakshman (Laki) Gunewardene SRI LANKA DREAM OF A WORLD TEST FINAL – BEATING KIWIS DAUNTING CHALLENGE BUT ACHIEVABLE – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE Honouring Desmond in Colombo & London Mind your language. It divides! – By Aubrey Joachim What are the foods your heart prefers? – By Dr harold Gunatillake Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 148 10 03 23 Rangala Natural Pool amidst spectacular landscape – By Arundathie Abeysinghe The Brad and Kiara Show Podcast – 2023-3-11 Let’s make a quick ...

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Keepsakes – by Charmaine Candappa A twig of driftwood with remnants of sand Clinging to its peeling skin. Rocks worn smooth by waves Edges dulled and rounded In different shades of sand and lake. Stones ancient treasures from the earth Smooth, delightful, and of profound beauty. Intrigued am I of the mystery Of the conch shell’s echo of the wind in my ear, As I carry home the scent of the lake In my tote duffel bag. C.C. ( Sleeping Bear Dunes) Michigan ...

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