Minette De Silva in Pictures-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis Image Source:Thuppahis Sired by George E. De Silva and Agnes Nell on 1 February 1918, Minette De Silva has claims to be one of Sri Lanka’s greatest achievers on the world stage. As the pictures of her with Picasso and others at a conference, the Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne, in 1947 reveal, young Minette outshone all the others in presentability and age. She then proceeded to imprint her innovative mark within her beloved island — as some of the photographs and the recent recognition of her extraordinary talent by competent personnel  attests. …. Michael Roberts Minette and her father George E De Silva at a gathering of notables at the Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne, in the year 1947. she was thereafter elected as  an associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1948 -becoming the first Asian woman to receive such an accolade. ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 14th February 2024 – 4th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Sri Lanka Independence Day Celebrations in Sydney Australia on 04th February 2024 Sri Lanka Independence Day Celebrations in Sydney Australia on 04th February 2024 Batters hit top gear as Sri Lanka smash Afganistan to a series win – Same team but different mindset appears to be selectors master-stroke – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE (eLanka Sports editor) Health & Views – FEBRUARY 2nd issue 2024 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake The Sri Lankan Touch Footy team upcoming national training camp scheduled 24th-25th February 2024 in Melbourne ‘Made’ in Australia: The Journal SOUTH ASIA-by Michael Roberts THE FOUR CANDLES – By Charles Schokman Sri Lankan Exporters Delegation to Melbourne , Australia 11th to 16th March 2024 ( Melbourne Event ) Tribute to Icon thespian actor ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 7th February 2024 – 2nd Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Audrey’s 100th birthday – by Trevine Rodrigo (eLanka – Melbourne) Australian men’s fast bowler Jason Behrendorff spoke to the media in Perth today ahead of the Dettol T20 Series against the West Indies. ST ANTHONY’S VS ST BENEDICT’S – A proud SAINTS partnership – by Afzal Laphir 76th Independance Day Celebrations held in Toronto – Photos thanks to Noor Rahim Watch Cricket Test match Hihglights – Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka – February 2-5, 2024, Kerrigan La-Brooy – Concert Dance Health & Views – FEBRUARY 1st issue 2024 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake Kerrigan La_Brooy is honoured to be Nominated in 12 Categories at the 2024 International Red Carpet Awards Australian 15-player men’s squad for the T20 Series on the Qantas Tour of New Zealand ...

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China vs USA …. in Drone Aerobix Displays!!-by Michael Roberts  Courtesy of Keith Bennett et al in Melbourne …. Source:Thuppahis Image Source:Thuppahis The title is my choice   and let meindicate that I am old-fashioned and prefer the olde expressions of pageantr y and performance that engage human beings in performance, coordination and togetherness and endeavour. The mediums here are technological artifice: as cold as potentially dangerous when converted into warfare. ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 28th January 2024 – 8th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter 2024 Australia Day Honours List: Professor Buddhima Indraratna – Member of the Order of Australia, AM A sellout crowd feasted on Sri Lankan Hoppers and a fabulous Asian smorgasbord dinner at the Springvale RSL – by Trevine Rodrigo (eLanka) State formation, the politics of capitalist transition and conflicts – by Sunil Bastian Explore eLanka Property: Your Gateway to Sri Lankan Real Estate Ceylon Society of Australia – Meeting for Members and Guests on Sunday 25 February Health & Views – January 3rd issue – By Dr harold Gunatillake ‘Australia Day does not celebrate the arrival of the First Fleet or the invasion of anything. The First Fleet arrived 28th April 1770’ Comments – By Earlson Forbes From Ceylon to Australia: Migrant Journeys, 1860s-to-2010s- by ...

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Arrowheads directed at AUSTRALIA DAY…..Today-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis Item in THE ADVERTISER Newspaper in Adelaide … web-reference gone walkabout … But see ………………………… https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/cricket/cricket-australia-boss-nick-hockley-left-speechless-after-grilling-from-radio-host/news-story/199aa83d0e60b1da470ce4721b05b861 The issue that’s reaching boiling point today is the Australia Day debate. Australian cricket captain Pat Cummins has added his voice to calls to change the date from January 26: “My personal opinion  INSERTION: photos of typical Australia Day displays in Sydney in 2023 as  concurrent ceremnies occurred in all cities, town and villages Image Source:Thuppahis Air Force “Roulettes” in fly past in 2023 I absolutely love Australia and think it is the best country in the world by a mile. I think we should have an Australia Day, but I think we can probably find a more appropriate date to celebrate. Australia Day is meant to be a celebration of everything Australia in our history. I think we could choose a better date.’’ ...

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John De Silva: Aloysian, Sri Lankan, Australian-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis John was one of my class generation at St. Aloysius College, Galle and we represented the College in cricket, soccer, athletics and swimming. …. yes swimming …..  and were recipients of training in life-saving at the little harbour of Galle. He was “Johnny” not a “John” in our minds then. Alas, on one occasion a bad call for a run by me resulted in Johnny being run-out when he was batting well — in a match under my captaincy that we eventually lost. But in a previous year St. Aloysius had won all its matches under Mohammed Anwer’s astute captaincy and the quiet guidance of coach Marcus Jayasinghe. As John was a science student our ways parted after year 12 when I pursued an Arts degree at Peradeniya University and John took to Science in Colombo. But we met in ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 21st January 2024 – 6th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Wishing Esther Margaret Dunsford & Randolph John Victor Melder a Very Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Down musical memory lane … on Alive 90.5 FM Reminiscing the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s music scene in Colombo. – By Aubrey Joachim Charity work that Australia’s former High Commissioner Mr. Skanda Kumar is doing for the less fortunate in Sri Lanka – sent to elanka by Mr. Anton Swan Watch Highlights of T20 Series – Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe – January 2024 Inauguration of Nimal Dias Jayasinha Administrative Enclave at SSC Sri Lanka KFC BBL|13 Team of the Tournament Announced Australia’s bowlers stifle West Indies challenge to a record an easy 10 wicket win – Travis Head century makes the difference after bowlers exploit windies vulnerability against pace- ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 14th January 2024 – 4th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Watch Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe ODI highlights – Sri Lanka 2024 Australian women’s T20I and ODI squads announced for CommBank International series; Governor-General’s XI confirmed New Zealand Women’s Super-Smash competition – Chamari Athapaththu Scores her first 50 for Northern Northern Brave (match vs Auckland Women – Hearts) Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 192 11 01 2024 Why do some people drop dead? – By Harold Gunatillake The Brad and Kiara Show Podcast – 2024-1-13 Hospital Services Council pays tribute to all the hospital services led by Mr. Sarath Silva, Melbourne SUNDAY CHOICE – Give And You Shall Receive – By Charles Schokman Sandagiri Maha Seya – largest stupa in Kandy – By Arundathie Abeysinghe The Guardian Angels. – By Noor Rahim – 03 Jan 2024 ...

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Remembering Lasantha Wickrematunge’s Assassination-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis Image Source:Thuppahis Posters being pasted in Colombo and suburbs yesterday to mark the 15 years since the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge which falls today.   Today marks 15 years since the brutal murder of iconic journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge with none brought to justice. To mark the occasion Lasantha’s kids Avinash, Ahimsa and Aadesh issued the following statement which will be read out today at Lasantha’s graveside memorial at the General Cemetery Kanatte. Image Source:Thuppahis “Fifteen years ago today, our father Lasantha Wickrematunge was assassinated in cold blood in a defining moment of loss that shook the spirit of Sri Lanka and broke the hearts of all those who love and value peace and democracy. ...

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