eLanka Newsletter – 27 Jan 2021 – 8th edition – Sri Lankans in Australia

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Australia Day 2021 Honours List – Mr Anthony Phillip SWAN (Honorary Consul for for Sri lanka in Queensland Australia)

“BIDEN’S CHOICE” – By Des Kelly

Kerrigan La-Brooy – Nominated for Australia Day Award as Casey Citizen of the Year

Kerrigan La-Brooy – Nominated for Australia Day Award as Casey Citizen of the Year

FIRST NATIONS AT FIRST LIGHT ON AUSTRALIA DAY 2021 IN SYDNEY

Patron Anton Swan receives OAM in Australia Day Honours

AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2021 – Grace Tame – Advocate for survivors of sexual assault and #LetHerSpeak campaigner

BOI KOLLO – AN ALMOST FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY – by Capt Elmo Jayawardena

QUEEN STREET, FORT, COLOMBO 1 IN THE 1960s – By Upali Obeyesekere

Will Vaccination hesitancy be a barrier to full population inoculation against COVID-19.-By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Audience Hall Kandy – location of a historic event By Arundathie Abeysinghe

Sri Lanka Association of NSW (SLAWN) High Tea (Sydney event)

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

Invitation – 73rd Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka (Melbourne)

Obituary – Sampath Ratnatunga (September 8, 1958 – January 15, 2021) – by Lawrence Machado

Spinners skittle Sri Lanka before Sibley and Buttler wrap up series for England

Charles Stanley Braine (1874-1944) – the Rajah of Mawatte By George Braine

Ceylon Cricketers in late fifties with the MCC

A E Manoharan – Suranganita Maalu Genawa

Sangakkara to join Rajasthan Royals as director of cricket

The Lives We Lead

Mage Konde Nathath @ Tone Poem with Corrine Almeida

Ashantha de Mel to quit as Sri Lanka Cricket Team Manager-indika welagedara

Mr Summa Navavaratnam – Founder / President – Royal Junior Rugby Academy

Dang Kaale Kello Wasie (Sinhala Baila) – Desmond Kelly

Watch Cricket Highlights – Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test, Galle, Jan 22 – Jan 26 2021

Stand-up comic Saikiran’s dissection of India’s obsession with fairness is not just skin-deep

eLanka Resumes – Seeking Jobs for Sri Lankans in Australia

Chootikkee | Sinhala Movie

Irumbu Thirai Tamil Full Movie

Would anyone in your vast circulation recognise this couple ?

eLanka Marriage Proposals

Obituary Notices
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Health & Views January 3rd issue 2021 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

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The information contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and whilst the author will endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, eLanka makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the eLanka website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained in this article for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In otherwords, eLanka In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website / article. Also please note that through this website / web page articles you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of eLanka and therefore we have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them

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Will Vaccination hesitancy be a barrier to full population inoculation against COVID-19-by Dr Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

Website:www.Doctorharold.com

Transcript:
Global number of COVID-19 cases is currently at over 95 million, and it can be difficult to remain optimistic that we will see the end of the pandemic anytime soon.
Will the growing hesitancy among people for the vaccines worsen the situation of the ongoing pandemic?
People are in a quandary asking the question, if I want to be inoculated which vaccine is safe and immunity lasting?
Furthermore, can currently authorized vaccines protect against newly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants?
We need to talk about the variants on another day.

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Will Vaccination hesitancy be a barrier to full population inoculation against COVID-19.-By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

 

Website:www.Doctorharold.com

Transcript:

Global number of COVID-19 cases is currently at over 95 million, and it can be difficult to remain optimistic that we will see the end of the pandemic anytime soon.

Will the growing hesitancy among people for the vaccines worsen the situation of the ongoing pandemic?

People are in a quandary asking the question, if I want to be inoculated which vaccine is safe and immunity lasting?

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Health & Views January 2nd issue 2021 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

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Disclaimer:

The information contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and whilst the author will endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, eLanka makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the eLanka website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained in this article for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In otherwords, eLanka In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website / article. Also please note that through this website / web page articles you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of eLanka and therefore we have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them

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Is it Tea or Coffee, you prefer?-By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

Transcript:
Let us talk on the subject.
All of us drink either both or one preferred beverage daily.
Let us talk about what benefits they give us, and harm they can cause.
According to Tea Association of the US, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world and sorry to say it is not your cup of Jo.
It is the only beverage that can be served hot or cold, and perfect for any occasion. On any given day, over 159 million Americans are sipping on some form of tea. Before that let us find the historical story about the discovery of tea. According to Chinese legend, the history of tea began in 2737 B.C.E. when the Emperor Shen Nong, a skilled ruler and scientist, accidentally discovered tea. While boiling water in the garden, a leaf from an overhanging wild tea tree drifted into his pot. Historical records also reveal that tea originated in the Yunnan region during the Shang dynasty as a medicinal drink. An early credible record of tea drinking dates to the 3rd century AD, in a medical text written by Hua Tuo. Drinking tea became popular in Britain during the 17th century. The British introduced tea production, as well as tea consumption, to India and Sri Lanka, to compete with the Chinesemonopoly on tea.
During the Sui dynasty in China, tea was introduced to Japan by Buddhist monks. Tea use spread during the 6th century AD. Tea became a drink of the religious classes in Japan when Japanese priests and envoys, sent to China to learn about its culture, brought tea to Japan. Ancient recordings indicate the first batch of tea seeds were brought by a priest named Saichō in 805 and then by another named Kūkai in 806. It became a drink of the royal classes when Emperor Saga encouraged the growth of tea plants. Seeds were imported from China, and
cultivation in Japan began.

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High Blood Pressure and Stroke-by Dr Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

Website:www.Doctorharold.com

Transcript:

Yes, most strokes are preventable.

Unchecked high blood pressure is the most common and important known risk factor for stroke, heart attacks and kidney failure, loss of eyesight and even Alzheimer’s disease.

You can effectively and successfully lower your blood pressure and prevent the above episodes by checking your blood pressure at home.

Increase blood pressure due to extra forceful pumping of the heart, really the left ventricle, cause intense pressure on the walls of your arteries. This high blood pressure causes damage or injury to the inner lining of the arteries, which progresses to a condition called atherosclerotic plaques.

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Health & Views December 3rd issue 2020 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

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The information contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and whilst the author will endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, eLanka makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the eLanka website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained in this article for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In otherwords, eLanka In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website / article. Also please note that through this website / web page articles you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of eLanka and therefore we have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them

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Health & Views December 2nd issue 2020 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake 

Harold Gunatillake

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Disclaimer:

The information contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and whilst the author will endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, eLanka makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the eLanka website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained in this article for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In otherwords, eLanka In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website / article. Also please note that through this website / web page articles you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of eLanka and therefore we have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them

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Obesity is a disease by itself affecting the heart- video presentation-By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

Is it a risk factor for heart disease?
Transcript:
Yes, that is our discussion today.
Prevalence of obesity world-wide is becoming an uncontrollable disease and has increased over the last few decades reaching epidemic proportions.
There is one exceptional country, the French seem to walk everywhere, and their healthy lifestyle makes them to stay fit.
Obesity is defined simply having an excess fat mass in your body
The World Health Organization WHO defines obesity as an excess fat mass that negatively affects health.
Obesity is measured in body mass index (BMI), which is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his or her height in meters.
A person with a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.
A person with a BMI equal to or more than 25 is considered overweight.
In the US. 93 million Americans are affected by obesity. In Sri Lanka there have been an escalation of obesity rates attributed to change in lifestyle, characterized by consumption of energy-dense unhealthy food prevalent in the urban areas.

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