eLanka Newsletter – 16th March 2022 – 5th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “SHANE SHONE IN SRI LANKA” – by Des Kelly The Walawwa comes alive for Moomba as Melbourne gets back to normal activity – by Trevine Rodrigo A tale of contrasts? – by Trevine Rodrigo (Melbourne – eLanka Sports editor) Shane Warne – A cricketing genius – by Sanjeewa Jayaweera Erandi Madushika possesses a tonal adorned voice, a vital member of Kochchi quartet, many own songs contributing to teledramas and films, teacher in International school already at summit of fame – by Sunil Thenabadu “The Lionel Wendt Is The Mecca Of Sri Lankan Theatre”: Jerome De Silva on #TheDebrief w/Roel Raymond Errol Knower – by Richard Simon ( Farewell, Atahualpa – by Richard Simon) A talented actor with a promising future-by NIROSHA RAJAPAKSE “WE ...

Read More →

Rajasthan Royals appoint Lasith Malinga as fast bowling coach for IPL 2022 Source:Dailynews Rajasthan Royals have roped in Lasith Malinga as their fast-bowling coach ahead of IPL 2022, and Paddy Upton as “Team Catalyst”. Malinga, who retired as a player in 2021, is the highest wicket-taker in the IPL with 170 scalps across nine seasons for Mumbai Indians. In 2018, he was Mumbai’s bowling mentor as well, and earlier this year, he was appointed Sri Lanka’s bowling strategy coach for the T20I series in Australia. At Royals, Malinga will work alongside his former captain Kumar Sangakkara, who is the franchise’s head coach and director of cricket, and Steffan Jones, who was named as high-performance fast-bowling coach last week. ...

Read More →

“CRICKET-COMMENTS”-by Des Kelly Sent in to e’Lanka by Keith Bennett who never ever fails to “spin-up” a satisfactory yarn for each and every Sri Lankan who loves Cricket (I am still looking for one who doesn’t), so, thank you for this one, Keith. As I have said before, and reiterate for the umpteenth time, Cricket is only a GAME, and, like any other game, you WIN some, and LOSE some. Sri Lanka is on a losing curve at the moment, but hold on to your caps, for the tide to turn shortly, and we can cheer our team onto victory, no matter which team they are up against. In the meantime, let us just say “good luck, guys, don’t forget to keep on, keeping on, for old Sri Lanka, you are a great team, no matter what !!. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) eLanka. ...

Read More →

It needs a mastermind to win in South Africa-by Rex Clementine Source:Island Indian cricket had reached new heights last year winning in Australia, sealing the series of all places at the Gabba, where the Aussies had been unbeaten for three decades. Given such an epic performance, you thought this Indian team will complete a series win in South Africa as well. But the Indians were cut to size as the Proteas chased down a tricky target showing guts in plenty with their skipper Dean Elgar putting up a super show at the Wanderers this week. The series is leveled 1-1 and India could still go onto win it by emerging victorious in the final Test in Cape Town next week. The point is that you thought the series for this Indian side is a walk in the park given the parity between the two sides. If India do not win ...

Read More →

Russel Arnold: Sri Lanka’s Forgotten ODI Star By Michael Roberts Source:cricketique.live During the course of the World Cup 2015 watchers were occasionally served up statistical tables of leading run-scores in the history of World Cup or ODI cricket. Sri Lankan fans would have been especially attentive to those featuring Sangakkara’s stellar career and record breaking levels. On one such occasion I was intrigued to see Russel Arnold’s statistics appear at the tail-end of an august list of names. Primed by Arnold’s appearance as a TV commentator and his impeccable performance in this role, I proceeded to do some research on the topic and began with a statistical picture of a comparative kind that is quite revelatory. This picture raises issues about media-hype and our very own memory banks.   It would be fair to say that the batsmen stars in the ODI memory store of Sri Lankan cricket enthusiasts over the ...

Read More →

Day 2 ICC WC T 20 ,2021 – Curtis Campher bags four in four as Ireland demolish Netherlands by seven wickets with 27 balls remaining – by Sunil Thenabadu Curtis Campher became the third man to take four wickets in four balls in men’s T20Is    Photo source :CRICINFO   Brief scores Ireland 107 for 3 ( Gareth Delany 44, Paul Stirling 30*, Klaassen 1-18) beat Netherlands 106 ( Max O’Dowd 51,  Curtis Campher 4-26,Mmark Adair 3-9) by seven wickets  Scotland skipper winning the flip opted to field in the Group A first phase match played in Abu Dhabi yesterday. Netherlands were gradually building up a respectable total .But disaster struck when Curtis Campher playing only in his fifth T 20 in  his second over and tenth over in the innings bowling right arm medium swing captured four wickets in four balls was instrumental in the drubbing of the Netherlands .This was a record  hattrick first in ...

Read More →

eLanka Newsletter – 19th September 2021 – 6th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “BAMBALAPITIYA BEAUTIES” – By Des Kelly Sri Lankan-born Dr. Ashani Weeraratna appointed to US National Cancer Advisory Board Sri lanka Association of NSW Inc Invites you to the Virtual Sundown Gathering (Weekly On Friday – 5.30pm to 7.30pm) (Sydney time) Celebratory Mass For Old Joe Mario Pieris in Los Angeles, Ca. JETLINERS Bass guitarist Felix Fernando – by Patrick Ranasinghe Lulu Hypermarkets in Saudi Arabia host Sri Lanka product promotion week Royal College Old Boys in Australia Association – FLOREAT MAGAZINE – September 2021 2FORTY2 BAJAWWA – 25th September 2021 at 08:00 PM – (AEST) – Online event Contours for a new Constitution with a difference, for the future, not for the past By Raj Gonsalkorale SYDNEY BENS St.Benedict’s College Old Boys Association ...

Read More →

Lasith Malinga – Special Announcement – While my shoes will rest my love for the game will never rest   The experience that I have gained through the past 17 years will no longer be needed in the field since I have decided to retire from T20I Cricket marking my retirement from all formats of cricket. But I will be continuously supporting the younger generations who thrives to uplift the spirit of the game and I will always be there with all who love the game. May the triple gem bless you all! – Slinga 99- ...

Read More →

Podi Malinga set for big things-by Rex Clementine Source:Island Schoolboy Matheesha Pathirana has become the talk of the town after his new ball burst in the SLC T-20 League that concluded at Pallekele this week. For bowling with a slingy action, Pathirana has been nicknamed Podi Malinga as his action is identical to that of Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga. Still a schoolboy at Trinity College, Pathirana represented Sri Lanka in the Under-19 World Cup last year at the age of 17. Currently, he is 18 and eligible to play the next World Cup as well and he has been included in the pool. In the recent T-20 League at Pallekele, SLC Greys had maintained an unbeaten run throughout the league stage and for the final, Head Coach and former Sri Lanka cricketer Upul Chandana decided to throw Pathirana in the deep end. It was a gamble. But young Pathirana came ...

Read More →