eLanka Shop superposes 120 grocery packs distributed to families and loved ones in Sri lanka within a few weeks – by Des Kelly Dear Fellow Sri Lankan – in Australia (and globally)….. I am proud to say that within a very few weeks eLanka Shop has distributed over 120 grocery packs in Sri Lanka, to the families and loved ones of our eLanka members. A brilliant initiative by the eLanka IT team in Sri Lanka who manage both eLanka and eLanka Shop operations. As you may know, eLanka shop is Australia’s first and leading online shop. Sri Lankans in Australia and Globally have been purchasing the special grocery packs online and eLanka team have been delivering these packs within 24 – 48 hrs all over Sri Lanka. Delivery is Free! Once the order is made online, the eLanka team sources the products, packs in a special eLanka box and deliver ...

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A KELLY-KLASSIC – I’ll break out again, tonight – by Des Kelly My “Cover” of a song about a prisoner who feels that he should be home again, tonight, written by Whitey Shafer and A.L. (Doodle) Owens, The late, great, Merle Haggard turned it into a hit, & hopefully, our e’Lanka members will enjoy my version, together with self-backing on my Technics keyboard. Its a great song, well suited to “the Hag”, who, in real life, actually broke out of various prisons about 17 times, before he recorded the song. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka. ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 1st June 2022 – 1st Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “D.S.” – by Des Kelly (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka. ) Linnean Medal, the ‘Nobel Prize’ for naturalists won by old Thomian Rohan Pethiyagoda – by Sunil Thenabadu Sangakkara and Solanki about their Success at IPL 2022 – By Dr Michael Roberts A great evening at Colombo 21 Castle Hill Sydney – monthly buffet night Brisbane Sri Lankan Newsletter – Dæhæna – June 2022 “CHAIR EXTRAORDINAIRE” by Des Kelly (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka. ) Jacinda Ardern receives standing ovation for Harvard speech on gun control and democracy cultural diversity in parliament – by Tharini Roouwette A LIFE IN THE LAW – NIMAL WIKRAMANAYAKE (BOOK REVIEW) – By Hugh Karunanayake Celebrating the life and service of Ven. Dr. Omalpe Sobitha Thera: Adored for his relentless service to Buddhism and Nation-by ...

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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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“FIRST DOWN, AGAIN” – by Des Kelly    Video Source: abc 07.47. (7/12/2020) touchdown,  Monday morning, you guessed it. The first International flight into Melbourne, coming from Colombo, Sri Lanka has made it safely, now to face the new, much tougher entry requirements that will be required of both the Airline crew and the passengers, quarantined under very strict conditions, overseen, this time, by ADF (Australian Defence Force) Personnel, as it should have been, in the first place, anyway.         First down, again, since June 2020, and it really does not matter where in the World they come from, visitors could well be carrying the dreaded Covid bug (without even knowing it), and Victoria Australia, of all places, is certainly not going to make the same mistakes they made initially, leading to the toughest restrictions in Australia, in an effort to eradicate C.V,19., this one, too little, it ...

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Sail Along Silvery Moon – By Des Kelly    This touching note was forwarded to me by Maxwell, in reply to my request for a few details on the beautiful video he sent me previously. I too, absolutely love the “Vaughn” Sax’s in harmony, music, & strangely enough, Sail Along Silvery Moon was also one of my favourites. Thank you, Maxwell Gerlach, and now, everyone connected to eLanka, please watch some good music, played as it should be played, for your total enjoyment.              Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) eLanka. ...

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“STORMS NEVER LAST” – By Des Kelly  Once in a way, a song grabs my attention to the extent that I feel I just have to share it with all of our eLanka  members, around the World. Many will have already heard this beautiful Country song, written by an equally beautiful songstress, songwriter, and pianist, Jessie Colter, dedicated to her famous Country Icon husband Waylon Jennings, God rest his soul.            I consider myself a Country Music fanatic, and have seen this great couple Jessie & Waylon sing this song on stage, together, with this Country “Outlaw” Waylon publicly showing his love for his beautiful wife, even as they sang.  I loved their version of the song           Then, out of the blue, so to speak, I suddenly watched another version of Storms Never Last, this time, by an Irish Father/Daughter combination, ...

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eLanka – June 2019 – Vol: 4 – This Week’s Events + Sponsors & Advertisers of eLanka   Here are a list of This Week’s Events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane AND our eLanka Sponsors and Advertisers. Kindly review the services provided by our advertisers and where ever possible please use their services. These Advertisers and Sponsors help eLanka to bring these events and news items at no cost to you!. Best & Less Travel – Cheapest Airfares Guaranteed DISH – CATERING & EVENTS – Sydney Flavour of Ceylon – Experience the finest Sri Lankan food in Sydney Orbit Remit – International online money transfer The Burgher Association of Australia Centre is available for private hire Westminster College – Study in Sydney, Australia Vijitha Yapa Sri Lanka – Online Book Store – We Ship Books Worldwide Tower Accountants (Blacktown – Sydney) EXQUISITE LIQUORS – Colombo No 7 & London Dry Gin ...

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AS LIGHTNING IS FOLLOWED BY THUNDER ELANKA’S FOR “LANKANS DOWN UNDER”. E – EXCELLENT L – LAUDABLE A – ADVERTISING N – OUS K – NOWLEDGABLE A – MBITIOUS – THAT’S US. @ “ELANKA” “NOT “A”, “B”, “C”, OR “D”, “E”LANKA, ARE WE” “AS HONEY IS TO A BEE, ELANKA IS ALWAYS FOR ME”. “NEVER MIND THE FUSS, IT’S ELANKA FOR US”. “ELANKA” FOR ME. BY DESMOND KELLY. ...

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