eLanka Newsletter: June 2019 1st edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos and Events for the Sri Lankan Down-Under!

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“A TERRIFIC TRIO” – By Des Kelly AND This is how the Burghers of Bambalawatha spoke in the good old days.

 Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews at the Sinhalese New Year Celebrations at the Dandenong Showgrounds – Video and Photos thanks to Trevine Rodrigo

Cricket: Watch highlights of the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka match at Cardiff, Game 3 of the ICC World cup – 1st June 2019
 
Sandra Jackson – Memories are made of this – FROM TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE

Seri Vanija Jathakaya AND Sri Lanka Association Seniors’ Group singing Vesak Bakthi Gee
at Lankarama Buddhist Temple in Sydney

Safe Place for Tourists again, Hopper Nite in Grand Kandyan in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Sinhala Avuruddu celebrations in Melbourne at the Walawwa – Photos thanks to Trevine Rodrigo

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eLanka Newsletter: May 2019 4th edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos and Events for the Sri Lankan Down-Under!

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First Ever Digital Pandol (Thorana) in Australia – Presented and erected to view at Lankarama Buddhist Temple in Sydney

5 meter by 4 meter structure – Presented and erected to view at Lankarama Buddhist Temple in Sydney by the Sri Lanka Consulate Office in Sydney – An initiative by the Consulate General Mr.Lal Wickrematunge. Also prodly supported by the SLA (Sri Lanka Association of NSW). Created and produced by Saliya Tennekoon and Shanaka Tennekoon of Event360 (Pty) Ltd.Australia.

“THE SENIOR FORCE” – By Des Kelly

In Ceylon, and around the World, it was known as the Senior Force. Although, general knowledge gives us our “Armed Forces” as Army, Navy, Air Force, then Police, the fact remains that the NAVY has the title “Senior Force”, & it was from this Force, that the only Military Officer to perish in Easter Sunday carnage, came….
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Hosts Carmini & Sherwell Fernando – Raising funds for Cancer Council – Afternoon High Tea party (Sydney)

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I WILL PRAY FOR YOU – SRI LANKA – A beautiful tribute by Anila De Silva Rachel Brohier & Dilsarah Derrick
(produced on 21 May 2019) – Tomorrow will be one month since 21/4. The day we peacefully went to church to celebrate EASTER. A beautiful tribute by Anila De Silva Rachel Brohier & Dilsarah Derrick to all who lost their lives on 21/4. I think this will give strength to everyone who has lost a loved one and everyone who struggles to get through life at these challenging times. We will continue to Pray for You.

Anila De Silva Rachel Brohier & Dilsarah Derrick
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Prime Minister – Media Statement – STATE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE HON BOB HAWKE AC
A State Memorial Service for the Honourable Robert (Bob) James Lee Hawke AC will be held at the Sydney Opera House at 11.30am on Friday 14 June 2019.
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Silverscene – Official Newsletter of the Silver Fawn Club – Issue May / June 2019

Congratulations to Harry de Sayrah OAM. J.P – 50 Years as a Lion member

OLD JOSEPHIAN LION HARRY DE SAYRAH OAM. J.P – MELVIN JONES FELLOW – LIFE MEMBER OF THE 101 YEAR OLD LIONS CLIBS INTERNATIONAL THE LARGEST SERVICE ORGANISATION IN THE WORLD HAS SERVED THE COMMUNITIES OF SRI LANKA FOR 20 YEARS AND AUSTRALIA FOR 30 YEARS ……….
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Daily walk is the Panacea for good health & Longevity Good advice by Dr. harold
Martin Luther Jr said it differently-
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther Jr. did not have health in mind when he cited the above to his people, but that citation applies well as a drive for good health.

Incredible UNSEEN FOOD in Sri Lanka – Indigenous Vedda Tribe! – By Mark Wiens
SRI LANKAN FOOD – Sri Lanka is known As the pearl of the Indian Ocean, and that’s because it really is a gem of an island.

Today we had the privilege to visit an Indigenous Vedda Sri Lankan Village, where they prepared for us some traditional Sri Lankan food. We first arrived to the lake, where we then had to take a boat across the lake, and then walk for about 30 minutes to get the village. ……………………

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eLanka Newsletter: May 2019 2nd edition: Sri Lankans in Australia

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Shemara Wikramanayake: Australia’s $17mln female executive tops pay list – By Angela Priestley

Macquarie’s Shemara Wikramanayake gives all women something to celebrate as she tops the list for executive pay. Women’s Agenda’s Angela Priestley tells us more.By Angela Priestley (financy – women’s money matters)

There’s nothing like playing ‘spot the women’ when it comes to lists ranking the salaries of those in the mega-rich stratosphere.

“NATIONAL ANTHEMS”(AS THEY SHOULD BE SUNG) – By Des Kelly

It was the “Australia Day” The Cricketing Test Match between Australia and Sri Lanka, held at the Adelaide Oval in 1996, a memorable year, in that, it was also the very first time a “Visiting Team” National Anthem was both played and sung at a sporting event, on Australia Day, a practice that has now become a tradition……
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MasterChef Contestant DEE WILLIAMS LAUNCHES YOUTUBE CHANNEL – DEE-LICIOUS Story by Marie Pietersz, Melbourne

MasterChef Judge Matt Preston’s reaction to Dee’s dish of Sri Lankan chicken curry, dhal and coconut sambol, is about to take on a life of its own, when Dee launches her YouTube channel Dee-licious on Wednesday, 8 May. Dee’s short but very happy time on MasterChef has had a very positive experience on her, so I will follow this up in my personal and candid chat with her.

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Sri Lanka Easter bombings: I came face-to-face with the bomber who nearly killed us – By Haneke Manoharan

They brushed past us, moments before the first explosion.

We knew we had come face-to-face with them, but we didn’t realise how close they were until we saw the CCTV footage of the Shangri-La on the news.

A horrific Easter that will never be forgotten – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE

Never in anyone’s wildest imagination would they expect a religious visit to Church to proclaim and rejoice in the Resurrection of the risen Lord would end in brutal mass murder, chaos and mayhem as Sri Lanka’s Christians experienced on Easter Sunday, a day never to be forgotten for all the wrong reasons.

Rise Up Sri Lanka – by Rukshan Perera

“Rise Up Sri Lanka”, a song dedicated to those who said good bye to us on Easter Sunday 21st April 2019, those who survived the brutal attacks, and to their families. In their name, let us all (Sri Lankan communities, races and religions) together rise up in love, unity, respect and harmony and rebuild our beautiful country, Sri Lanka. Composed and sung by Rukshan Perera, Backup Vocals Sohan Weerasinghe and Choro Calibre. Music by Rukshan….
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A tribute to Brian Pereira By brother Lorenz Pereira. Both outstanding sportsmen from Sri Lanka

Remembering Bryan
Eustace Bryan Pereira passed away on 3 April 2019 at the age of 78, quite unexpectedly, but peacefully, with dignity and with no fuss in keeping with his gentle character and laconic lifestyle. Bryan operated in a by-gone time capsule setting his own agenda, quite oblivious to the topsy turvy and goings on of the environment around him.He was blessed with simplicity and humility, like his Father, and was unbothered with the triviality of inconsequential occurings of daily life. Indeed a most pragmatic and philosophical path to a contented lifestyle………..

Daily walk is the Panacea for good health & Longevity Good advice by Dr Harold Gunatillake

Martin Luther Jr said it differently-
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King Jr..

Maxie’s Corner – eLanka Cartoons by Max Gerreyn

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Melbourne Thunders Sports Club Inc presents – Thunders Club Night & Awards presentation (Melbourne event)

22nd June 2019

WESAK Celebrationsl

18th & 19th May 2019

The VOC Heritage in Asia – Dutch Burghers of Ceylon Exhibition

9th June 2019

Autumn Soiree – 2019 – Old Paulines 13th Successive Annual Dinner Dance
Autumn Soiree – 2019 – Old Paulines 13th Successive Annual Dinner Dance – organised by the St Paul’s Kelaniya Benevolent Fund (Australia) Inc (in memory of the late Teacher & Vic e Principal, Mrs Florence Senewiratne)

Saturday, 1st June, 7.30 pm to 12.30 am
Grand on Princess Reception Centre
2251 Princes Highway
Mulgrave
Music by No Limit, featuring Esric Jackson
Cost: $60.00 per Adult, $25.00 per Child Under 12
1st June 2019

Get Together – RanaViru Samaruma 2019
රණවිරු සැමරුම 2019

26th May 2019

PRESBYTERIAN GIRLS SCHOOL,DEHIWALA-PAST PUPILS ASSOCIATIONS(AUSTRALIAN BRANCH) – Curry Night

15th June 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents – Yummy Rotti & Pittu Lunch

23rd June 2019

Sandra Jackson Tribute Night

29th June 2019

AMA DAHARA 2019 – “KANYAA”
the dance extravaganza

25th May 2019

The Ex Royal Ceylon Air Force Club Inc.Melbourne Presents – Eagles Night

22nd June 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club presents “Fill a Bowl” (Melbourne event)

31st August 2019

Isipathana College OBA presents – GREEN BREEZE 2019 – 20th Anniversary Dinner Dance

22nd June 2019

eLanka Events – SYDNEY
The Bellbirds Club Inc Presents Glitz & Glamour – 1st June 2019 (Sydney event)

1st June 2019

Monthly Open Day For Sri Lankan Seniors (Sydney event)

14th May 2019

“Kandula” in Sydney – An Extraordinary musical extravaganza (20th July 2019) – at Concourse Auditorium Chatswood

20th July 2019

SCC Nite 2019 – Fundraising Dinner – 8th June (Sydney event)

8th June 2019

NSW Police Briefing for the Sri Lankan Community in Sydney on Wednesday, 15 May 2019

15th May 2019
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – SYDNEY – CDF Patient Transport Annual Ball 2019

24th August 2019

Peterite Annual Fund Raiser Dinner-Dance at the Don Moore Community Centre, North Rocks (Saturday October 5, 2019)

10th October 2019

University of Colombo Aumni Association of NSW presents – Priya Sooriyasena and Athma Liyanage (Sydney event) – Live in Concert

15th June 2019

Wesley College(Colombo) OBA(NSW) Inc Presents Double Blue Spring Ball

28th September 2019

STC OBA NSW-ACT presents BLACK – Dance party (Sydney event)

15th June 2019

Old Josephians Association of New South Wales Peerless Pearl – 30th Anniversary Ball

16th November 2019

Ceylon Society of Australia – 2nd Public Meeting 26th May 2019

26th May 2019

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“Have a Chat’ – (Brisbane event) – 19th May 2019

19th May 2019

A Night of Glitz & Glamour – Bollywood in Brisbane in aid of Shanthi Palliative Care Hospital

1st June 2019

Priya & Athma in concert (Canberra Event)

16th June 2019

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eLanka Newsletter: April 2019 1st edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles

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Yasodai Selvakumaran – Western Sydney teacher named among top 10 in the world

Yasodai Selvakumaran, a humanities teacher at Rooty Hill High School, has been named in the top 10 teachers in the world, taking her a step closer to the $US1 million Global Teacher Prize………….

“OUR ALMA MATER” – BY Des Kelly

As we quickly approach yet another Mothers’ day, here in Australia, my thoughts naturally fly to my own Mother, who, with my Dad, is resting in peace perfect peace, in the most beautiful “Botanical Necropolis” in Melbourne. ……………..
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Author Corner: Nalini de Sielvie: Thistles in the Wind – An autobiography : Story by Marie Pietersz, Melbourne

Nalini de Sielvie is a Sri Lankan-born Melbourne author whose recent novel Thistles in the Wind has made it on the world stage. Published by Authorhouse (UK) in November 2018, it was displayed at the Tucson Book Fair, Arizona (US) Campus, in March 2019, and is also available on Amazon, online book stores and at Australian libraries……….
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Expat Sri Lankan Seniors celebrate Sinhala & Tamil Harvest Festival in Sydney

Sinhalese New Year, generally known as Aluth Avurudda in Sri Lanka, is a Sri Lankan holiday that celebrates the traditional New Year of the Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka. It is a major anniversary celebrated by not only the Sinhalese people but by most Sri Lankans…….
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SHOULD DISLOYALTY BE OVERLOOKED? – By Joe Van Langenberg (Introduced by Des Kelly)

Australian prime Minister Scott Morrison, in consultation with his team of national security advisors, have finally and sagaciously decided to crack the whip on those surreptitiously making their way out of the country to war-ravaged Syria, to fight alongside the so-called Islamic State, a much-feared killing machine (led by one of the most ruthless terrorist leaders of all time Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi) , for the sole purpose of causing death to innocent people, destroying property on a monumental scale, while simultaneously waging a protracted vendetta on the democratic way of life; not to mention radicalizing and coercing non-Muslims to accept Sharia Law and brainwashing them with their twisted ideological beliefs…………

Your Best Friends are in your Gut – By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Fifty years ago, and prior, we knew that we had good bacteria in our gut. We named them “Bacterial Flora”
We were then advised to go soft on antibiotics, as they destroyed our friendly gut bacteria and changed the ecosystem
Scientists call them microbes, and a group that includes bacteria, viruses, bacteroid, and fungi in the gut- was given the name Microbiota and microbiomes.
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SRI LANKA NEWS IN BRIEF – MARCH 2019 – By Victor Melder

The International Monetary Fund on Friday revived a $1.5 billion bailout for Sri Lanka that was suspended over a government power struggle last year that seriously slowed economic growth. The Washington-based lender said officials visiting Colombo agreed to re-activate the three-year loan, which started in 2016 and spread the instalments over an additional year.”The team reached understandings at the staff level with the Sri Lankan authorities… to allow more time for the completion of the economic reform agenda,” the IMF said. The Fund had been due to release an instalment in October when President Maithripala Sirisena sacked his Prime Minister and called fresh elections, triggering a two month power struggle in the island nation. …..

Video talk on high blood pressure – BY Dr Harold Gunatillake

Let us discuss today, the importance of checking your blood pressure regularly.When you are 40 and over, it is advised that you check your BP annually.Owning your own BP apparatus would be an impetus for such recordings, regularly When you are a kid, your heart works beautifully with absolute, no strain. This is attributed to the fact that all your arteries -major, minor and minute tributaries to the fingers and toes are expandable, elastic and mobile, and not stiff, causing no resistance to the pumping action of your heart.

Martin Wijesinghe – Unofficial ‘caretaker’ of Sinharaja – By Nadira Gunatilleke (Introduction by Des Kelly)

Martin Wijesinghe is one of the significant personalities in Sri Lanka. He has expertise in indigenous medicine, biology, zoology, cultural heritage, history, science and English……..

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eLanka Events – MELBOURNE
Dhamma Reflection by Most Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Nayaka Thero (Melbourne)

7th April 2019

Book Launch – A DIFFERENT KIND OF MADNESS – BY PAULINE SCHOKMAN

2nd May 2019

Sinhala & Tamil New Year Festival

7th April 2019

Sinhala & Tmail new Year Celebrations & Multicultural Day

14th April 2019

39 th Annual dinner Dance 2019 St Benedict’s Collage OBU Vic INC

4th May 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents Buriyani Lunch

7th April 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents – Yummy Rotti & Pittu Lunch

23rd June 2019

Sandra Jackson Tribute Night

29th June 2019

The Peterite annual Dinner Dance “A Night in Paris”

27th April 2019

The Ex Royal Ceylon Air Force Club Inc.Melbourne Presents – Eagles Night

22nf June 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club presents “Fill a Bowl” (Melbourne event)

31st August 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club together with The Grand on Cathies presents – Happy Mother’s Day – Sunday 12th May 2019 (Melbourne event)

12th May 2019

eLanka Events – SYDNEY
The Bellbirds Club Inc Presents Glitz & Glamour – 1st June 2019 (Sydney event)

1st June 2019

Black & Gold of NSW-DS.Senanayake College OBA – Sydney Chapter, Presents 2019 Black & Gold Masquerade Ball

25th May 2019

Sing-Along with Ranil Mallawarachchi

11th May 2019

Royal College OBA NSW/ACT & Trinity College Old Boys-NSW presents – 75th Bradby Shield Match Live and Party (Sydney event) – 11th May 2019

11th May 2019

Old Josephians Association of New South Wales Peerless Pearl – 30th Anniversary Ball

16th November 2019
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – SYDNEY – CDF Patient Transport Annual Ball 2019

24th August 2019

Special Mother’s Day Lunch – Blue Elephant Caterers (Sydney event) – Sunday 12th May 2019

12th May 2019

Friendship Cup – 2019, the cricket carnival of teams of old boys of major cricket playing schools in Sri Lanka

25th April 2019

Wesley College(Colombo) OBA(NSW) Inc Presents Double Blue Spring Ball

28th September 2019

STC OBA NSW-ACT presents BLACK – Dance party (Sydney event)

15th June 2019

The Pereras Marriage (Sydney event) – 28th April 2019

28th April 2019

Paada Yatra Walk to temples 19th April

19th April 2019

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“Have a Chat’ – (Brisbane event) – 19th May 2019

19th May 2019

2019 SILVER FAWN CLUB FAMILY CAMP AT LAKE PERSEVERANCE – 854 Perseverance Dam Rd, Crows Nest QLD
JOIN IN THE FUN THIS YEAR FOR EASTER IN APRIL 2019………….

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The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire

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358 Haughton Road, Clayton VIC 3168
The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire (Dances, Birthday parties,
Anniversaries etc). The BAA Centre is located within a short walk from Clayton railway station. The hall
is licensed to hold 150 people. Tables and chairs for this number of attendees are provided. There is
usually plenty of parking across the road and a few spaces on the property. Disabled access via ramps
is available to both the front and rear doors and a disabled parking space is available. There is also a
‘horseshoe’ driveway permitting the dropping off of attendees under cover.

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TOP GUN DISCO – DJ’S JOHAN AND RON (Melbourne)

Johan and I provide the best music for any function on the night, with the best variety of music required by the clients.
We cater for all Club Functions, Birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and Christmas functions and any function that client may require , we are versatile. Additionally we have the best quality powered EV Speakers , mid range and Top , additionally we have special effects lightning and a smoke machine, which provides excellent settings and atmosphere for the occasion.We have many very satisfied customers on our records and can provide references if needed. Should you require more information please feel free to contact by email or my Mobile 0419807486 Ron
Warm regards, Ron

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123 perch land with a 3 story house in Kelaniya – Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3-story house
Spaces 5-bedroom house with a 123.5 perch land located in Kelaniya
100-year-old clean title to the land
3 phase electricity / water and telephone connection.
Land ideal for residential or commercial purposes
Travel
– Access to Kandy road, Colombo Katunayake Highway and Negambo road in less than 5 mins
– Less than 30 minutes to the Katunayaka airport
– 20 minutes to Colombo Fort
– Less than 20 minutes to Colombo 7
– Road access to heavy vehicles thought Kandy and Negambo road
– 5 minute walk to the railway station
Contact
Name: Sanjeewa Edirisinghe
Number : +61 430 591 272
Email: andi.s.edirisinghe@gmail.com

Catalina – Exclusive “Second Home, Back Home” residential country club

Nuwera Eliya, Sri Lanka – Prime Land & House, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated

Nuwera Eliya
Prime Land, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated.
There is a house, security room, tube well, walking distance to Town. Beautiful view of Nuwera Eliya town. Clear deed, U.D.A. approved Property Plan, Clear Title Report, Fertile soil for cultivation too, 10×10 water tank on top of land. Ideal for holiday home or circuit bungalow.
Please contact by email or phone.
Email: mahintha2014@gmail.com
Phone: 61 409 909095 or US 323-327-8903

Willows Real Estate – Bella Vista, Sydney, NSW

4 adjacent sub-divided plots with serviced water and electricity – Located on Tewatte Road in Ragama

1 plot, 14.6 perches (369.27 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 8, 760, 000) (AUD 74,871), with small house.
3 plots, 12 .4 perches (313.633 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 7,440,000 each) (AUD 63,589 each). House with 5 bedrooms
Call Paul on 0419 034 855 (or +61 419 034 855 from overseas) to discuss in more depth.

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

IVY Residencies – Mt’Lavinia, Sri Lanka –
Home away from home in paradise

Benefit Property Group

House for Sale in Ja Ela

Fully furnished 3 bed bungalow – Rs 7,200,000

7 Perch land extent.
3 Bedrooms
Fully fitted pantry/kitchen equipped with 4 burner gas cooker/oven, Fridge-Freezer,
Microwave, Kettle and Utensils
Shower Cubical with Hot Water
Metal Grills on all windows, fanlights, front and back doors, for added security
In built concrete pillars for easy upstairs conversion
Brick construction
Off street parking for two cars
Well maintained throughout
24 Hr Security
Access to Swimming Pool
Clear title deeds
10 mins to Colombo-Katunayake Highway
Sold with all furniture and appliances.
Will consider unfurnished sales.
Contact: Jude

Email: njude1@gmail.com

Tel: +44 7990 530442

GREAT INVESTMENT
in a Teak Plantation at Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam
District Sri Lanka

A beautiful Teak Plantation located in Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam District for sale. Its located just 158 Km away from Colombo

TRILLIUM APARTMENT IN COLOMBO 8 FOR SALE

A large fully furnished & tenanted 3 bedroom apartment in the 4th floor of the park wing facing the swimming pool & the children’s park for sale.

– Area: 1,800 Sq Ft (largest size/corner)

– 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms

– Separate Maid’s quarters

– Fully Furnished

– Walking distance to British School in Colombo

– Able to sell with or without tenants

Sale Price: Rs. 55 Million (or equivalent in AUD)

Contact – +94 77 1061451/ +94 77 1061328

Email: sale.trillium@gmail.com

Contact eLanka : email: info@eLanka.com.au or call +614 02905275
if you like your property to be advertised on eLanka

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A favourite “quote” of mine, necessarily stated many times, as we go through life, for the simple reason that, one cannot expect the niceties of everything around, gratis.

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How Great Thou art – by Desmond Kelly
Digital Download
Only $2.50

Only in Sri Lanka – By Gloria Meltzer
Sale Price $20

My latest book, titled ‘ONLY IN SRI LANKA’, was published by Jojo Publishing in September this year. This story is based on my introduction to Sri Lankan life, its culture & customs, as experienced by my Singhalese daughter-in-law, my Australian son, and my three Aussie/Sri Lankan grandsons. It’s the story of village life, the time of the civil war and the tsunami. It’s the story of coming to terms with losing my family to another culture and another country.

Especially for You
by Desmond Kelly
3 CD pack
$35 includes free shipping

“Especially for you” my friends & fans everywhere, proudly presented by eLanka & “your’s truly”, a series of CDs featuring songs I have hand-picked from the hundreds I have sung, composed & recorded over all these years. Each “single” CD contains at least 20 songs. Additional ones are just a bonus.

Become part of Australia’s largest Online Sri Lankan community

You can also call Neil on 0402 905 275 (Australia) or +61 402905275 (from overseas)
or email: Neil@eLanka.com.au
for your advertising enquiries.

eLanka Newsletter: April 2019 1st edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles

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eLanka Newsletter: March 2019 3rd edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles

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Welcome to eLanka News – for the Sri Lankan Down Under! 
(If you are based outside of Australia… enjoy the News from the Lankans Down Under!)
eLanka Articles

Prime Minister – Media Release – Community Language Grants to build stronger communities

THE HON SCOTT MORRISON MP
Prime Minister
THE HON DAVID COLEMAN MP
Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
Thursday, 14 March 2019
COMMUNITY LANGUAGE GRANTS TO BUILD STRONGER COMMUNITIES
More young Australians will learn another language with a funding boost set to connect people to new languages and cultures.

The Morrison Government has committed $10 million through the Community Languages Multicultural Grants Program to support not-for-profit community language schools. ..

”IT’S FUN TO PUN” by the “Star of eLanka” Desmond Kelly!
Desmond Kelly – ‘the Star of eLanka”

Upun my sole, I now have my feet up and feel in the mood to have a “play on words”,which of course, ends up in a pun. As I’ve said, many times now, English is a very strange tongue indeed. . Being the International language that it is, one would not expect it to be as complex as it is, but unless you are well-read, or read well(take your pick), you will not see the fun in a pun,as I put it, but I will put it to you, that there are many puns in something that is very dear to me. ” Musical Puns” to the sound of music, many of which I have read and now write for you………
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Lankans slip sliding from World Cup heroes to near zero BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE.

Sri Lanka’s triumphant Test match euphoria has quickly dissipated into the previously familiar role of eating humble pie as the South Africans exacted revenge for their embarrassment in the Tests by grinding their opponents into the dust leading 3-0 in the one-dayers in a relentless display of ferocity….
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$450,000 TO SUPPORT GRASSROOTS CRICKET IN WESTERN SYDNEY

More than 5000 young people and 160 teachers across 80 schools in Western Sydney will benefit from Sydney Thunder’s Western Sydney Community Partnership Program.

The NSW Government will provide $450,000 over four years to support the program — an investment made possible thanks to the strong economic management of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government………..

Sri Lankan artist wins first prize in Toronto ice carving competition

Sri Lankan ice carver Nandasiri Meegoda won the first prize of the Bloor Yorkville Ice Fest last month, beating 12 other Canadian competitors in Toronto.

Nandasiri who saw real ice and snow for the first time in his life after migrating to Canada in 2012 won his first-ever ice carving honours by grabbing the third prize, also at the Bloor Yorkville Fest, in 2013. Three years later he won the first place in the same contest adding to his trove of trophies that include three first place finishes at the Peterborough Polar Bear Ice Competition in addition to half a dozen second and third places in other contests in various parts of the country……………..

The pen PROVED MIGHTY INDEED! – A Celebration of Anne Abayasekara, journalist and writer

In her writing Abayasekara was unwaveringly principled, addressing controversial questions of conflict and division in Sri Lanka, she spoke both reflectively and fearlessly of the many socio-political issues facing the country. In 1983’s ‘Are You Guilty of an Act of Omission?’, she writes of the horrors of Black July and the reluctance of the country’s political leaders and media to acknowledge the reality of the senseless racial violence that had occurred……….

Girl, 12, with an IQ higher than Einstein is crowned Britain’s brightest youngster after smashing the competition in front of her adoring Sri Lankan parents – and viewers are left in awe following her ‘feminist’ acceptance speech

In the first round of the final last night, Nishi achieved an incredible score of 16 out of 20, and flew through to the head-to-head nail-biting finale.

Cheered on by her parents, she competed against 11-year-old William Harwood……….

Diabetes explained – By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Maxie’s Corner….eLanka Cartoons by Max Gerreyn

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As all of you are aware, eLanka is Our Special Website, for all Lankan/Aussies, in Australia, plus many thousands of Lankan Patriots everywhere else, in the World.

This Website is also a trophy-winner, with regard to it’s “Content, & Presentation”, we boast more than 20.000 Members at the moment, and for those who wish to join us in Membership, it is as simple as “googling eLanka” and speaking with our eLanka team of S.L.S.eLanka, or Sri Lankan Ship eLanka, as I like to call her.

Membership is free. We take pride in our Weekly Newsletter, it’s “Presentation” is in a Class of it’s own, Advertising of genuine charity-causes are “gratis”, flyers for same are readily accepted and given plenty of publicity, our “Writers” of articles, “Photographers” of various functions, etc., “Sports Analysts”, “Medical-Agenda”, in fact, everything on-line, featured on eLanka, (and this includes “Shop eLanka”), as well, is done purposely, with Members in mind, however, S.L.S.eLanka cannot run on “love & fresh air”, as the saying goes. It does cost money for this Ship to sail smoothly, and this is why it would be greatly appreciated if our present Members & Members-to-be, make a Donation in order to enhance an already superb Website and keep it “alive” globally.

“eLanka, is Sri Lanka’s TOP “on-line” Station
Yet, to keep it this way, we need a Donation”.

Desmond Kelly.
(Editor-in-Chief).

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Now we have made it even easier for you to contribute!. for Bank transfers…..
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eLanka Events – MELBOURNE
Enjoy a feast of Delicious Sri Lanka Hoppers

23rd March 2019

Oba Wenuwen Api
(Melbourne event)

23rd March 2019

Sinhala & Tamil New Year Festival

7th April 2019

Sinhala & Tmail new Year Celebrations & Multicultural Day

14th April 2019

39 th Annual dinner Dance 2019 St Benedict’s Collage OBU Vic INC

4th May 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents Buriyani Lunch

7th April 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents – Yummy Rotti & Pittu Lunch

23rd June 2019

Trinity/Antonian OBA Cricket Encounter in Melbourne

24th March 2019

The Peterite annual Dinner Dance “A Night in Paris”

27th April 2019

A Taste of Sri Lanka with Wantirna Lions

30th March 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club presents “Fill a Bowl” (Melbourne event)

31st August 2019

The Voluntary Outreach Club together with The Grand on Cathies presents – Happy Mother’s Day – Sunday 12th May 2019 (Melbourne event)

12th May 2019

eLanka Events – SYDNEY
The Bellbirds Club Inc Presents Glitz & Glamour – 1st June 2019 (Sydney event)

1st June 2019

Black & Gold of NSW-DS.Senanayake College OBA – Sydney Chapter, Presents 2019 Black & Gold Masquerade Ball

25th May 2019

Sing-Along with Ranil Mallawarachchi

11th May 2019

Thora Paan Party for your Family – 30th March in Thornleigh

30th March 2019

Old Josephians Association of New South Wales Peerless Pearl – 30th Anniversary Ball

16th November 2019
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – SYDNEY – CDF Patient Transport Annual Ball 2019

24th August 2019

Lovers’ Quarrel – The annual cricket match between old boys of Richmond College and Mahinda College, Galle at Girraween Park

7th April 2019

Friendship Cup – 2019, the cricket carnival of teams of old boys of major cricket playing schools in Sri Lanka

25th April 2019

Black & Gold of NSW-DS.Senanayake College OBA – Sydney Chapter, Presents 2019 Black & Gold Masquerade Ball

25th May 2019

Click below for more events

eLanka Events – Brisbane

2019 SILVER FAWN CLUB FAMILY CAMP AT LAKE PERSEVERANCE – 854 Perseverance Dam Rd, Crows Nest QLD
JOIN IN THE FUN THIS YEAR FOR EASTER IN APRIL 2019………….

Option 2: 18 – 22 April or
Option 1: 19 – 22 April 2019

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The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire

Burgher Association (Australia)
358 Haughton Road, Clayton VIC 3168
The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire (Dances, Birthday parties,
Anniversaries etc). The BAA Centre is located within a short walk from Clayton railway station. The hall
is licensed to hold 150 people. Tables and chairs for this number of attendees are provided. There is
usually plenty of parking across the road and a few spaces on the property. Disabled access via ramps
is available to both the front and rear doors and a disabled parking space is available. There is also a
‘horseshoe’ driveway permitting the dropping off of attendees under cover.

Westminster College – Study in Sydney, Australia

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

TOP GUN DISCO – DJ’S JOHAN AND RON (Melbourne)

Johan and I provide the best music for any function on the night, with the best variety of music required by the clients.
We cater for all Club Functions, Birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and Christmas functions and any function that client may require , we are versatile. Additionally we have the best quality powered EV Speakers , mid range and Top , additionally we have special effects lightning and a smoke machine, which provides excellent settings and atmosphere for the occasion.We have many very satisfied customers on our records and can provide references if needed. Should you require more information please feel free to contact by email or my Mobile 0419807486 Ron
Warm regards, Ron

Regional Workforce Management (RWM) are Hiring Now – Labourers, Packers, Knifehands

Personal Leadership & Lifeskills Program for Youth

Ceylon Exchange – Send Money to Sri Lanka
Your one stop shop for all your foreign exchange & money transfer needs

MowTown Grass – Grass Cutting & Garden Maintenance Specialists
(Melbourne)

Properties For Sale

The Castle Residence – Superlative Properties – Colombo, Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3 story house in Kelaniya – Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3-story house
Spaces 5-bedroom house with a 123.5 perch land located in Kelaniya
100-year-old clean title to the land
3 phase electricity / water and telephone connection.
Land ideal for residential or commercial purposes
Travel
– Access to Kandy road, Colombo Katunayake Highway and Negambo road in less than 5 mins
– Less than 30 minutes to the Katunayaka airport
– 20 minutes to Colombo Fort
– Less than 20 minutes to Colombo 7
– Road access to heavy vehicles thought Kandy and Negambo road
– 5 minute walk to the railway station
Contact
Name: Sanjeewa Edirisinghe
Number : +61 430 591 272
Email: andi.s.edirisinghe@gmail.com

Catalina – Exclusive “Second Home, Back Home” residential country club

Nuwera Eliya, Sri Lanka – Prime Land & House, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated

Nuwera Eliya
Prime Land, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated.
There is a house, security room, tube well, walking distance to Town. Beautiful view of Nuwera Eliya town. Clear deed, U.D.A. approved Property Plan, Clear Title Report, Fertile soil for cultivation too, 10×10 water tank on top of land. Ideal for holiday home or circuit bungalow.
Please contact by email or phone.
Email: mahintha2014@gmail.com
Phone: 61 409 909095 or US 323-327-8903

Willows Real Estate – Bella Vista, Sydney, NSW

4 adjacent sub-divided plots with serviced water and electricity – Located on Tewatte Road in Ragama

1 plot, 14.6 perches (369.27 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 8, 760, 000) (AUD 74,871), with small house.
3 plots, 12 .4 perches (313.633 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 7,440,000 each) (AUD 63,589 each). House with 5 bedrooms
Call Paul on 0419 034 855 (or +61 419 034 855 from overseas) to discuss in more depth.

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

IVY Residencies – Mt’Lavinia, Sri Lanka –
Home away from home in paradise

Benefit Property Group

House for Sale in Ja Ela

Fully furnished 3 bed bungalow – Rs 7,200,000

7 Perch land extent.
3 Bedrooms
Fully fitted pantry/kitchen equipped with 4 burner gas cooker/oven, Fridge-Freezer,
Microwave, Kettle and Utensils
Shower Cubical with Hot Water
Metal Grills on all windows, fanlights, front and back doors, for added security
In built concrete pillars for easy upstairs conversion
Brick construction
Off street parking for two cars
Well maintained throughout
24 Hr Security
Access to Swimming Pool
Clear title deeds
10 mins to Colombo-Katunayake Highway
Sold with all furniture and appliances.
Will consider unfurnished sales.
Contact: Jude

Email: njude1@gmail.com

Tel: +44 7990 530442

GREAT INVESTMENT
in a Teak Plantation at Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam
District Sri Lanka

A beautiful Teak Plantation located in Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam District for sale. Its located just 158 Km away from Colombo

TRILLIUM APARTMENT IN COLOMBO 8 FOR SALE

A large fully furnished & tenanted 3 bedroom apartment in the 4th floor of the park wing facing the swimming pool & the children’s park for sale.

– Area: 1,800 Sq Ft (largest size/corner)

– 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms

– Separate Maid’s quarters

– Fully Furnished

– Walking distance to British School in Colombo

– Able to sell with or without tenants

Sale Price: Rs. 55 Million (or equivalent in AUD)

Contact – +94 77 1061451/ +94 77 1061328

Email: sale.trillium@gmail.com

Contact eLanka : email: info@eLanka.com.au or call +614 02905275
if you like your property to be advertised on eLanka

DONATE to ELANKA

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LOVE & FRESH AIR – By Des Kelly

A favourite “quote” of mine, necessarily stated many times, as we go through life, for the simple reason that, one cannot expect the niceties of everything around, gratis.

READ MORE
Now we have made it even easier for you to contribute!. for Bank transfers…..
see eLanka Bank details below:
Direct Internet Transfer
A/C Name = eLanka
A/C No: = 003222426
BSB = 112 879

How Great Thou art – by Desmond Kelly
Digital Download
Only $2.50

Only in Sri Lanka – By Gloria Meltzer
Sale Price $20

My latest book, titled ‘ONLY IN SRI LANKA’, was published by Jojo Publishing in September this year. This story is based on my introduction to Sri Lankan life, its culture & customs, as experienced by my Singhalese daughter-in-law, my Australian son, and my three Aussie/Sri Lankan grandsons. It’s the story of village life, the time of the civil war and the tsunami. It’s the story of coming to terms with losing my family to another culture and another country.

Especially for You
by Desmond Kelly
3 CD pack
$35 includes free shipping

“Especially for you” my friends & fans everywhere, proudly presented by eLanka & “your’s truly”, a series of CDs featuring songs I have hand-picked from the hundreds I have sung, composed & recorded over all these years. Each “single” CD contains at least 20 songs. Additional ones are just a bonus.

Become part of Australia’s largest Online Sri Lankan community

You can also call Neil on 0402 905 275 (Australia) or +61 402905275 (from overseas)
or email: Neil@eLanka.com.au
for your advertising enquiries.

Please click here or on the image below to read eLanka Newsletter

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Welcome to eLanka News – for the Sri Lankan Down Under!  – eLanka Newsletter: March 2019 1st edition: Sri Lankans in Australia – News, Photos, Events & Articles

 

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  • Photos from the Ceylon Society of Australia – SYDNEY – First General Meeting on Sunday 24th February 2019 + Was Saradiel a Robin Hood or plain criminal? – by member of the audience

Was Saradiel a Robin Hood or plain criminal? – by member of the audience
That was one of the queries posed by a guest at the Ceylon Society of Australia’s first general meeting for 2019 held on 24 February in Sydney. The guest speaker Mr Thiru Arumugam, who kindly agreed to step in when the advertised speaker was unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, chose to talk on Deekirikevage Saradial, better known as the hero of the Utuwan mountain……

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  • “PELL”S APPEAL” – By Des Kelly

    Desmond Kelly – ‘the Star of eLanka”

So, after quite a “spell”, a final appeal from the lawyers of Cardinal George Pell will be heard, to determine whether the highest rating “Catholic Cardinal” in Australia IS guilty, (he still denies the charges), and everyone knows that the Legal-System in Australia is a long, drawn out affair, but, after this appeal is heard and if it fails, then Cardinal Pell would possibly be sentenced to a term in prison, a huge “come-down” from the Vatican in Rome, where he was the third top-ranked Official of the Church, and could have possibly ended up as the Pope in a few years time, such was his standing there…………………….
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  • New look Sri Lanka in historic series win over South Africa – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE

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One Kusal spelt trouble for South Africa in the first Test but two Kusal’s spelt double trouble as Sri Lanka stunned the hosts and the rest of the cricketing world to pull off a sensational series victory in Port Elizabeth against all odds………….
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  • Sri Lanka Association – Seniors’ Annual Luncheon & HSC Awards – 2019

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  • SRI LANKA NEWS IN BRIEF – FEBRUARY 2019) – Compiled by Victor Melder

State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne, Guest of Honour at the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka ( NCCSL) AGM recently said the political coup of October 26 last year cost the country in excess of 21 billion rupees. Reflecting on current economic developments he said that considering some reparation action taken by the government to correct the position of revenue which was 33 percent of GDP in 2008, this was drastically reduced to 12.6 percent of GDP by 2015..

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  • Sri Lanka Kidney Foundation in the UK – Dinner Dance with Desmond De Silva

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Photos from the fund raising event in British Midlands UK on 9th February 2019.

This event was a resounding success with a total of 12,504.67 pounds sterling raised to fund the needs of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) sufferers in Sri Lanka. In fact Desmond donated half his fee for the cause.

  • TO SIR WITH LOVE – Bernard VanCuylenburg

PROLOGUE
The history of any business enterprise will reveal that success was possible due to the will of the entrepreneur, tenacity of purpose, and defiance in the face of any challenges or adversity. Sri Lanka recently lost a doyen of entrepreneurship who strode the business world like the proverbial colossus. His passing leaves a void in the business ranks of the nation, and an even bigger void in the hearts of his family and all who knew and love him. On my shoulders fell the task of writing and delivering a tribute at the memorial Mass held for George Ondaatjie on the 4th February at St.Mary’s Church, Bambalapitiya…………….

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  • Loneliness & Social connectivity – BY Dr. Harold Gunatillake – Sydney Australia

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  • The resplendent island; behind the curtain – By Raj Gonsalkorale

Sri Lanka is undoubtedly a beautiful island. Its natural beauty is spellbinding. Its history mesmerising. Its multi ethnic and multi religious culture is mystic and rich. Its people its best assets. The country was rated as the top country for travel in 2019 by Lonely Planet. Those who have not been to Sri Lanka in the last ten years or so would see a remarkable transformation of a country moving well into the 21st century. ……

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As all of you are aware, eLanka is Our Special Website, for all Lankan/Aussies, in Australia, plus many thousands of Lankan Patriots everywhere else, in the World.

This Website is also a trophy-winner, with regard to it’s “Content, & Presentation”, we boast more than 20.000 Members at the moment, and for those who wish to join us in Membership, it is as simple as “googling eLanka” and speaking with our eLanka team of S.L.S.eLanka, or Sri Lankan Ship eLanka, as I like to call her.

Membership is free. We take pride in our Weekly Newsletter, it’s “Presentation” is in a Class of it’s own, Advertising of genuine charity-causes are “gratis”, flyers for same are readily accepted and given plenty of publicity, our “Writers” of articles, “Photographers” of various functions, etc., “Sports Analysts”, “Medical-Agenda”, in fact, everything on-line, featured on eLanka, (and this includes “Shop eLanka”), as well, is done purposely, with Members in mind, however, S.L.S.eLanka cannot run on “love & fresh air”, as the saying goes. It does cost money for this Ship to sail smoothly, and this is why it would be greatly appreciated if our present Members & Members-to-be, make a Donation in order to enhance an already superb Website and keep it “alive” globally.

“eLanka, is Sri Lanka’s TOP “on-line” Station
Yet, to keep it this way, we need a Donation”.

Desmond Kelly.
(Editor-in-Chief).

Click here or on the image below to donate

eLanka Events – MELBOURNE
Rhythms and Tastes of Serendib (Gamen Liyumak)

15th March 2019

Oba Wenuwen Api
(Melbourne event)

23rd March 2019

VOLUNTARY OUTREACH CLUB INC AUTUMNS LUNCHEON

Menzies Hall – 41 Menzies Avenue
Dandenong North
From : 12 Noon To: 5 pm
Lunch: Delightful Smorgasbord
Caterer : Tamarind “8” Finest Tastes of The East
Music by: Sam De Silva – Mr smooth & Cool
10th March 2019

Kandy Girls High School Past Pupils Association Melbourne Dinner Dance 2019

16th March 2019

Rhythm & Grooves at The Walawwa (Bungalow) – Dance the Night Away – Friday 15th March

15th March 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents Buriyani Lunch

7th April 2019

Burgher Association Australia presents – Yummy Rotti & Pittu Lunch

23rd June 2019

Trinity/Antonian OBA Cricket Encounter in Melbourne

24th March 2019

The Peterite annual Dinner Dance “A Night in Paris”

27th April 2019

Autumn Soiree – 2019 – Old Paulines 13th Successive Annual Dinner Dance – organised by the St Paul’s Kelaniya Benevolent Fund (Australia) Inc (in memory of the late Teacher & Vic e Principal, Mrs Florence Senewiratne)

1st June 2019

Night of Hope – Fund Raising Dinner Dance – Organised by Operation Hope

16th March 2019

Dhamma Reflection by Most Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Nayaka Thero

8th March 2019

eLanka Events – SYDNEY
The Bellbirds Club Inc Presents Glitz & Glamour – 1st June 2019 (Sydney event)

1st June 2019

Black & Gold of NSW-DS.Senanayake College OBA – Sydney Chapter, Presents 2019 Black & Gold Masquerade Ball

25th May 2019

Sing-Along with Ranil Mallawarachchi

11th May 2019

Thora Paan Party for your Family – 30th March in Thornleigh

30th March 2019

Old Josephians Association of New South Wales Peerless Pearl – 30th Anniversary Ball

16th November 2019
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – SYDNEY – CDF Patient Transport Annual Ball 2019

24th August 2019

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2019 SILVER FAWN CLUB FAMILY CAMP AT LAKE PERSEVERANCE – 854 Perseverance Dam Rd, Crows Nest QLD
JOIN IN THE FUN THIS YEAR FOR EASTER IN APRIL 2019

Option 2: 18 – 22 April or
Option 1: 19 – 22 April 2019

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The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire

Burgher Association (Australia)
358 Haughton Road, Clayton VIC 3168
The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire (Dances, Birthday parties,
Anniversaries etc). The BAA Centre is located within a short walk from Clayton railway station. The hall
is licensed to hold 150 people. Tables and chairs for this number of attendees are provided. There is
usually plenty of parking across the road and a few spaces on the property. Disabled access via ramps
is available to both the front and rear doors and a disabled parking space is available. There is also a
‘horseshoe’ driveway permitting the dropping off of attendees under cover.

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TOP GUN DISCO – DJ’S JOHAN AND RON (Melbourne)

Johan and I provide the best music for any function on the night, with the best variety of music required by the clients.
We cater for all Club Functions, Birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and Christmas functions and any function that client may require , we are versatile. Additionally we have the best quality powered EV Speakers , mid range and Top , additionally we have special effects lightning and a smoke machine, which provides excellent settings and atmosphere for the occasion.We have many very satisfied customers on our records and can provide references if needed. Should you require more information please feel free to contact by email or my Mobile 0419807486 Ron
Warm regards, Ron

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Properties For Sale

The Castle Residence – Superlative Properties – Colombo, Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3 story house in Kelaniya – Sri Lanka

123 perch land with a 3-story house
Spaces 5-bedroom house with a 123.5 perch land located in Kelaniya
100-year-old clean title to the land
3 phase electricity / water and telephone connection.
Land ideal for residential or commercial purposes
Travel
– Access to Kandy road, Colombo Katunayake Highway and Negambo road in less than 5 mins
– Less than 30 minutes to the Katunayaka airport
– 20 minutes to Colombo Fort
– Less than 20 minutes to Colombo 7
– Road access to heavy vehicles thought Kandy and Negambo road
– 5 minute walk to the railway station
Contact
Name: Sanjeewa Edirisinghe
Number : +61 430 591 272
Email: andi.s.edirisinghe@gmail.com

Catalina – Exclusive “Second Home, Back Home” residential country club

Nuwera Eliya, Sri Lanka – Prime Land & House, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated

Nuwera Eliya
Prime Land, 174 Perches, Fenced and Gated.
There is a house, security room, tube well, walking distance to Town. Beautiful view of Nuwera Eliya town. Clear deed, U.D.A. approved Property Plan, Clear Title Report, Fertile soil for cultivation too, 10×10 water tank on top of land. Ideal for holiday home or circuit bungalow.
Please contact by email or phone.
Email: mahintha2014@gmail.com
Phone: 61 409 909095 or US 323-327-8903

Willows Real Estate – Bella Vista, Sydney, NSW

4 adjacent sub-divided plots with serviced water and electricity – Located on Tewatte Road in Ragama

1 plot, 14.6 perches (369.27 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 8, 760, 000) (AUD 74,871), with small house.
3 plots, 12 .4 perches (313.633 square metres). @ 6 lakhs per perch (LKR 7,440,000 each) (AUD 63,589 each). House with 5 bedrooms
Call Paul on 0419 034 855 (or +61 419 034 855 from overseas) to discuss in more depth.

Blue Ocean Group of Companies

IVY Residencies – Mt’Lavinia, Sri Lanka –
Home away from home in paradise

Benefit Property Group

House for Sale in Ja Ela

Fully furnished 3 bed bungalow – Rs 7,200,000

7 Perch land extent.
3 Bedrooms
Fully fitted pantry/kitchen equipped with 4 burner gas cooker/oven, Fridge-Freezer,
Microwave, Kettle and Utensils
Shower Cubical with Hot Water
Metal Grills on all windows, fanlights, front and back doors, for added security
In built concrete pillars for easy upstairs conversion
Brick construction
Off street parking for two cars
Well maintained throughout
24 Hr Security
Access to Swimming Pool
Clear title deeds
10 mins to Colombo-Katunayake Highway
Sold with all furniture and appliances.
Will consider unfurnished sales.
Contact: Jude

Email: njude1@gmail.com

Tel: +44 7990 530442

GREAT INVESTMENT
in a Teak Plantation at Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam
District Sri Lanka

A beautiful Teak Plantation located in Vanathavilluwa on Puttlam District for sale. Its located just 158 Km away from Colombo

TRILLIUM APARTMENT IN COLOMBO 8 FOR SALE

A large fully furnished & tenanted 3 bedroom apartment in the 4th floor of the park wing facing the swimming pool & the children’s park for sale.

– Area: 1,800 Sq Ft (largest size/corner)

– 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms

– Separate Maid’s quarters

– Fully Furnished

– Walking distance to British School in Colombo

– Able to sell with or without tenants

Sale Price: Rs. 55 Million (or equivalent in AUD)

Contact – +94 77 1061451/ +94 77 1061328

Email: sale.trillium@gmail.com

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