eLanka Newsletter – 20th February 2022 – 6th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter FAMOUS LAST WORDS – By Des Kelly A story to tell by SOMASUNDARAM SKANDAKUMAR AIDAN MURPHY – by Des Kelly CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF Sri Lanka-Australia Relations They came, they saw and realized the mountain was too high to conquer – by Trevine Rodrigo RIP – BENITO DE SILVA (1935-2022) – CO-FOUNDER, JPAA CANADA – by Upali Obeyesekere Rajive Sebastian with Vivo on 19 March 2022 (Sydney event) Active Super – Join a leader in Responsible Investment PIYUMI PATHIRAJA A PHENOMINAL QUALIFIED MUSICIAN POSSESSING ABUNDANT OF VOCAL TALENT AT THE APEX OF FAME – by Sunil Thenabadu Mokata Matters by Capt Elmo Jayawardena “THE AGE OF INNOCENCE & THENCE-FORTH” – by Noor Rahim Brillant etymology – by Des Kelly Sri Lanka – India ...

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Sri Lanka leave for T20 World Cup with confidence-by Chris Dhambarage Source:Dailynews Sri Lanka’s white-ball Captain Dasun Shanaka expressed his confidence of making an impact at the ICC T20 World Cup as the team left for Oman for a two-match series yesterday. Sri Lanka’s departure was originally scheduled for Sunday but had to be put off by one day due to a cyclone situation in Oman where all flights to and from Muscat were suspended due to bad weather. Shanaka believes their two T20 games in Oman will be good preparation and will provide the opportunity to test their skill level ahead of the more important event in the United Arab Emirates. ...

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South Africa omit star Du Plessis for tour to Sri Lanka South Africa star Faf du Plessis playing for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League Twenty20 competition this year Asif HASSAN AFP  Source:France24 Former captain Faf du Plessis was a notable omission from the South African squad named on Thursday for a white-ball tour of Sri Lanka next month, the team’s final outings before the Twenty20 World Cup. Du Plessis, 37, retired from Test cricket in February, but said he remained available for South Africa in white-ball cricket. He has not played for the country in any format since. The T20 World Cup is scheduled for the United Arab Emirates in October and November. “The next two years are ICC T20 World Cup years,” Du Plessis said in a statement when he announced his retirement. ...

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