“THE NAME SAYS IT ALL” – By Des Kelly THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR ANY FORMAL INTRODUCTION TO THIS STORY. THE NAME SAYS IT ALL. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) eLanka. Resolute leader and gentleman of integrity – 149TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF CHARLES EDWARD VICTOR SENEWIRATNE COREA Source:Daily Mirror It will always be a matter of pride and gratification to the people of Sri Lanka that the struggle for political emancipation was launched, supported and sustained by a long line of patriots so fired by their devotion to make this country a better place to live in, rid of the shackles of alien rule. The road to independence has been a hard and rugged one. Immeasurable therefore is the country’s debt to those intrepid pioneers for the courage and determination they showed in the face of insuperable odds to launch and carry out their campaigns. One such pioneer was …    Charles ...

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  “THE SALT OF THE EARTH” – By Des Kelly     Everyone knows that too much salt is not good for human consumption, and yet, food without salt is not only bland, it is tasteless as well. However, this little article is not primarily about salt-consumption, it is more about comparison rather than consumption, showing us that little things come in much more attractive packages.       We just put up with a sprinkle of the stuff, the the great Mahatma Gandhi had a lot more to do with, in his day (but that is another story). I do think however, that Aussies do love, and use much more salt than even the Sri Lankans do. When I first came to Australia, I was amazed at the amount of salt(mainly),used at their famous bbq’s. Not much pepper, because spices in general were unheard of, until us, Asians migrated to ...

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“A PICTURE SPEAKS A 1000 WORDS” – By Des Kelly   Sent to me, by a good friend, Errol Lynch, are a bunch of truly fascinating photographs of both famous and infamous people. Especially for the members & readers of eLanka, with the compliments of both Errol & myself, here they are, folks. If these “pictures” do not conjure up some precious memories, I really do not know, what will. Desmond Kelly   (Editor-in-Chief)– eLanka. Her Majesty and Prince Phil – same brooch, same pearls, same love. We see many old photos, but this set is really special… Hans Christian Anderson Winston Churchill, 1895 Mahatma Gandhi dancing Sophia Loren Albert Einstein Paul Gaugin Vincent van Gogh John Wayne, 1930 (aged 23) Elizabeth Taylor… this could have been X rated. Alfred Hitchcock, 1920’s Paul Newman, served in the Pacific in WW2 Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow Confederate general Robert E Lee, Did you ...

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