“LOVING HEIDI HAUGE” – by Des Kelly She’s the Scandinavian Queen of Country Music, and at the moment, quite the rage, is Heidi Hauge. A recording “Star”, with dozens of Country Songs to her credit, even though her Scandinavian accent is a bit hard to get used to. I have already featured this good-looking songstress often, but now, another Country Music friend of ours, Charles Schokman has come up with what I am proud to feature on e’ Lanka, Australia’s BEST website for Lankans everywhere, a more recent recording of Heidi, for your enjoyment. Charles’ post to me is fully appreciated. Heidi’s appreciation of the way she is loved each night, is seconded by both Charles Schokman & your’s truly. It would not be difficult to love Heidi Hague each night either, after hearing her sing all these wonderful songs. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’ Lanka. “The Way You Love Me ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 29th May 2022 – 9th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “A PERFECT PALINDROME” – By des kelly (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka. ) Tamil asylum seeker family cleared to return home to Biloela on bridging visas, Acting Home Affairs Minister says – By Erin Semmler, Rachel McGhee Go Home – This is a product of Chaminda Samaraweera and his wife Kath in conjunction with his fellow artists. Watch Cricket Highlights – Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh – 2nd Test – May 2022 – Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets Together for a better tomorrow – A community support initiative by Keells Supermarkets Any ‘System Change’ must occur at the grassroots level – By Aubrey Joachim Crossing The Jordan – by Lakshman Navaratne Joe Frazier talking to Dinesh Palipana in 2010 not long after a spinal cord injury ...

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ENGLISH-PERSONIFIED – by Des Kelly This extremely interesting article was sent to me, by my good friend Dayal Cooray, whose dad Denis P. Cooray was my immediate boss when I joined the Royal Ceylon Navy in 1953 as a Supply Assistant. Because both Dayal & myself do love correct English both spoken & written, I could plainly see that, after WW2, Winston Churchill, who was always a busy man, made good use of his “writing-talents” in order to keep his faculties in top-shape, so, as a result, he penned fascinating articles such as this, in addition to writing “books of knowledge”, as I call them. As a matter of fact, I am the proud owner of 3 TOMES of Churchillian education of the English Language, and with due thanks to Dayal, I would like every one of e’Lanka’s members to read & study what “English Personified” is all about. Desmond ...

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“Kelly Klassic” Borrowed Angel – by Des Kelly Written and recorded in 1972 by Mel.Street, we now have a positive reason as to why Country Music will never die. Singing this song that tells a story, that happens all around the World, a youngster in Country Music, by the name of Mo Pitney, comes clean on his Borrowed Angel. Pitney was a keen follower of Stars such as Merle Haggard and George Jones, and, like them, vocalises brilliantly, where every lyric can be heard very clearly. Like other members of e’Lanka, who do enjoy this type of music, all I can say, is “Lets go, with Mo Pitney”. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’ Lanka.  ...

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“Willie Nelson – It’s Hard to Be Humble” – by Des Kelly Another Kelly-Klassic. Willie Nelson (will he or won’t he)?, one of the last remaining Country Greats, sings a song that proves he is not only good at what he does, he provides a much needed chuckle from those who are backing him, as he sings & plays his old, beat-up acoustic guitar which he named Trigger, and stores, in a well guarded bank, because, believe it or not, it was bought in 1969 for $450, but is presently worth close to $10.000, being the personal property of the great Willie Nelson, himself. Willie Nelson is the only Vocalist I know, that can sing, completely out of musical cadence, and yet correct this, to finish his song in perfect rhythm. He is also a superb guutarist, and I feel sure that our e’Lanka members will love this one. He ...

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To Heidi, with love – by Des Kelly She is known as “The Scandinavian Queen Of Country”. This song has been recorded & released by at least half a dozen different “Stars” of Country Music, yet this, in my opinion, is the BEST version. Heidi Hauge has her own unique accent which comes through, as she sings, BUT, if you listen to this version of a great song, you WILL want to hear it again & yet again. This is why it is ” A KELLY-KLASSIC”. Please listen to Heidi with love. More Kelly Klassics to follow. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’ Lanka.  ...

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“JUDGES OF CEYLON” – by Des Kelly There were many of these recognised highly intelligent individvuals indeed, in beautiful “Olde Ceylon” as I always prefer to remember this little Country in which I was born. Michael Roberts, yet another famous name from Ceylon then, & Sri Lanka now, is who I would term a Burgher- Blogger, has kindly decided to send me this most interesting “post” regarding Judge Leonard Woolf who dispersed justice, as he saw it, for the betterment of everyone in the Land that he too, loved. Thank you, Michael. I am sure that e’ Lanka would be very proud to publish what you have sent me. This also gives me the chance to make it very clear that e’ Lanka tends to steer CLEAR of articles too involved in Politics and Religion, two subjects that could cause more trouble and strife, than we really need in our ...

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“PHOTOGRAPHIC PHENOMENA” – by Des Kelly   Two simple words that tell the story. These days, with photographic equipment readily available even on the tiniest mobile telephones that seem to be part and parcel of what everyone carries around with them, there is no need whatsoever of cameras one used to see, not too long ago. Photographs can now be produced with lightning speed by simply pressing your finger lightly on the correct spot on your “mobile”, and dozens of photos from various angles can be taken in about a minute. ...

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“PARADISE REGAINED” – by Des Kelly   Enough is enough. Everybody realized, not too long ago, that Sri Lanka was indeed a Paradise well suited to her people in general. Then SOMETHING happened !, and it wouldn’t take Albert Einstein to figure out what it was. The situation began to deteriorate from various angles, coming down to what could be called “Paradise Lost”. Now, one of their BEST Entertainers, my good friend Rukshan Perera sincerely wants to bring back this Paradise ...

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“FOR SCEPTICAL SENIORS” – by Des Kelly As we grow older, most of us tend to get sceptical about the happenings around us, so here, Ladies & Gentlemen, are 12 Commandments, written on ordinary paper rather than stone, sent out to us by Keith Bennett, for our individual perusal. Please read them carefully to avoid deep, dire consequences, and thank you Keith, for the advice. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka. ...

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