eLanka Newsletter – 25 April 2021 –4th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Watch Live: Remembering ANZACS – Anzac Day 2021 – Commemorative dawn services | official broadcast | ABC Australia “STORIES IN SONG” by Des Kelly Sinhala & Tamil Avurudu (New Year) Celebrations at Walawwa – Breakout from Lockdown! – By Trevine Rodrigo in Melbourne Minoli De Silva | Sri Lankan Curry | Masterchef Australia 2021 The Sinhalese Cultural Centre – Sydney Opening Ceremony – 18 April 2021 – Photos thanks to Roy Grafix SWA – Sydney Own Sinhala Originals and More Concert – Photos thanks to Roy Grafix Uma Panch – A Pride To Sri Lanka Day 4 Highlights | Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st Test 2021 Anh’s Brush With Fame – Kamahl on arriving in Australia and his start in music Kamahl discusses the ...

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Sri Lankan Australians in NSW becoming a credible community.   Early migration of Sri Lankans from their native land to Sydney was in the seventies, with a few families settled in earlier. There were about 30 families in Sydney living in the city and the suburbs, and most of them were professionals, teachers, and a few businesspeople. Meeting most weekends to get together and enjoy a good tasty spicy rice and curry was something that we looked forward, to feel home away from home. We had not collected enough money to purchase cars, but public transport was the mode of travel. So, getting down at the closest railway station, walking along the roadside, until the smell of dhal curry and Basmati boiled rice emanated, and that was the signal to spot the location of the home we were visiting for lunch. We never checked the number of the premises, but ...

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Colombo 21 (Castle Hill, Sydney) – by Dr. Harold Gunatillake Transcript: Cooking exotic Sri Lankan foods, is it viewed as culture, or a creation of art? I would say it is both culture and art. Culture is derived from the ancient traditions in Sri Lanka, and the art is the way it is presented which is a creation of the Western world. Newly opened Sri Lankan Restaurant in Castle Hill a popular suburb of Sydney, thickly populated with migrants including Sri Lankans seems to be the ideal convenient spot to visit for the food lovers who love Sri Lankan foods. No worries about parking, plenty of spaces in the basement car park. I am at this newly opened restaurant in Castle Hill called the Colombo 21, and I must say the ambience is superb, and quite spacious compared to most other Asian restaurants. The offerings are plenty to choose from ...

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If you have diabetes type 2, should know?- by Dr Harold Gunatillake There is more than one way you could bring down blood sugar level to normal range (fasting 90-110 mg), if you have diabetes. Early stages, your doctor will refer you to a dietician for advice on dietetic management. This early stage (pre-diabetic phase) diet and exercise alone will help to control the disease and possibly even reverse. Being having a genetic factor for diabetes or family history, you may need to continue both exercise and strict low GI foods discipline long term. When you are a full blown diabetic due to neglect during the early phase, your doctor will put you on medication to bring down your blood sugar level with food restrictions. Medication alone can control the blood sugar level but may not be able to reverse the diabetic situation unless the insulin resistance is reduced. In ...

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Health & Views November 3rd issue 2020 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake Download the PDF file . 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 / ...

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Importance of knowing the causes of leg swelling-By Dr Harold Gunatillake   This is a common condition that is most prevalent in your 60s and over. If you observe the condition you may need to see your health provider for investigation and treatment. Swelling can occur in one leg and foot, or both. If one limb is involved the cause is local in the leg itself, such as lymphatic gland blockage near the groin, blood vessel blockage due to deep vein thrombosis (DVT), skin infections, cellulitis and so on. Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition that occurs when blood clots form in the calf and thigh veins. Early detection and treatment are required before a clot moves from the leg into the lung referred to as pulmonary embolism. The commonest cause is when you sit frequently without much leg movements as travelling on a plane, the venous blood flow ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 22nd Nov – 7th edition – Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Frog genus named after Rohan Pethiyagoda Sail Along Silvery Moon – By Des Kelly Sri Lanka Society of Queensland (SLSQ) celebrates members and friends get together STOCK MARKET WEEKLY – SRI LANKA – Week Ending, Friday, November 20, 2020 Aussie Chat with RAJIV SEBASTIAN ONLINE Voice & Singing Lessons for Adults by Keerthi Pasquel AGM Old Antonian Social Club – 6 December 2020 HIT A HOLE-IN-ONE AT STADIUM AUSTRALIA A PETERITE PRIEST AND MARTYR – by Algi Wijewickrema What are Angiotensin inhibitors and Angiotensin 11 receptor Blockers?-By Dr Harold Gunatillake Kadugannawa Pass and Rock Tunnel – gateway to hill country By Arundathie Abeysinghe A property market boom is coming Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Deepawali 2020 Celebrated in Colombo – by Dr. Harold Gunatillake STC ...

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What are Angiotensin inhibitors and Angiotensin 11 receptor Blockers?-By Dr Harold Gunatillake Transcript: When you are over 60, high blood pressure also called Essential hypertension is most likely to occur in men and women equally. There is no identifiable cause, but is thought to be linked to genetics, poor diet, lack of exercise obesity and stress factors. It is a silent killer, unless BP is checked regularly and treated with antihypertensive medication if the readings are above the normal range and lifestyle changes. Other inevitable causes are insulin resistance, high alcohol intake, high salt intake, aging, low potassium, and calcium intake ...

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Are you constipated?-by Dr Harold Gunatillake Approximately 100 million people in the United States suffer from constipation and that these people spend $700 million yearly on constipation-relief products. What a shame when constipation is easily avoided through healthy diet and cleansing. Eating fruits Fruits are expensive and most people in Sri Lanka unfortunately cannot afford to eat daily.  They contain high fibre, forms bulk in your gut and makes your smooth muscles activated and with water helps stools the right consistency to pass easily. Dried fruits are loaded with fibre and is one of the foods that help relieve constipation. Bananas, figs, prunes, apples, mangoes. Mangoes are seasonal, and available in Sri Lanka during certain months of the year. They are low-calorie and high in fibre and is a great source of vitamin A and C, contains calcium, zinc, and vitamin E. There is a remarkably high fibre mango called ...

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What happens to dietary fats in the body?-Dr Harold Gunatillake   Website:www.Doctorharold.com Transcript:  That is our talk, today. Dietary fats are triglycerides Triglycerides are composed of fatty acids Each molecule of triglyceride contains three fatty acids joined to an alcohol glycerol Triglycerides are the main stores of body fat. They are stored in adipose cells, widely distributed over the body—mainly under the skin, around deep blood vessels, and in the abdominal cavity and to a lesser degree in association with muscles. There are three kinds of macronutrients in the diet- we eat, Carbs, Fats and Proteins. Today, our discussion is on fats and what happens to them in our body. Most of the dietary fats we eat are natural oils- both polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and animal fats are all packaged as triglycerides in the foods. So, when we eat dietary fat, we are really eating triglycerides. ...

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