eLanka Newsletter – 22nd June 2022 – 7th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter REPEATS THAT BEAR REPEATING – by Des Kelly Watch Cricket Highlights – Sri Lanka vs Australia ODI Series – June 2022 MAJOR FUNDING BOOST TO SUPERCHARGE HOUSING SUPPLY Pathum Nissanka century gives Sri Lanka 2-1 series lead vs Australia Galba’s Tales of Parliamentary Affairs from the Inside: “Wow”!-by Michael Roberts Australia to provide $ 50 Mn to Sri Lanka for food & healthcare needs – By Zulfick Farzan “SAMOA-SILASILA” – by Des Kelly Feast of the Transfiguration – Sunday 7th August 2022 Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has turned into a national emergency | ABC News Message to Sri Lankans living abroad from Dr. P Nandalal Weerasinghe, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Sri Lankan History & Current Affairs: The Sri Lanka-China ...

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Passionate Sri Lankan Fans awarded “MoM” Award-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis Errol Fernando, adjudicating from Melbourne, decided that the MAN of the MATCH Awad should be presented to the awesome, ……….. jolly, …….passionate Sri Lankan fans From: Errol Fernando Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 10:08 PM To: sunil perera <sunilp1943@gmail.com> Subject: RE: 3rd ODI Apart from giving my ‘Man of the Match’ to a batsman or bowler, Sunil, I have also over the years given it to the umpire, third umpire, groundsman, coach, selector or sports psychologist. Sometimes even to the player’s wife, the Woman of the Match. Recently, in the Lord’s Test, I gave it to the ball because it was the actual change of ball that enabled England to beat New Zealand. Yesterday, in the series-deciding  game at Colombo there were contenders such as Asalanka who were more than worthy of MOM. However, my winners were  the spectators. They were wonderful   –   passionate, ecstatic, deliriously ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 19th June 2022 – 6th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “Country Medley”- by Des Kelly Watch Cricket Highlights – Sri Lanka vs Australia ODI Series – June 2022 A Magical Blue Sapphire to Conserve the Majestic Sperm Whale Blue Ocean Group Stands Tall During Challenging Times TALK OF THE TOWN – by Charles Schokman Why You Must Visit Sri Lanka Now by Brightsun Grow More Food – Oscar E V Fernando Kangaroo flop at Pallekelle – Trevine Rodrigo (Melbourne – eLanka Sports editor) School meal program in Sri Lanka-Rise Up “FISHING FOR COMPLIMENTS” – by Des Kelly Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 110 16 06 2022 Health & Views June 1st issue 2022 – By Dr harold Gunatillake Health & Views June 1st issue 2022 – By Dr harold Gunatillake Rose quartz mountain range ...

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May Day Worldwide? The Energy Crisis in Australia Today-by Michael Roberts Australia heavily relies on gas and coal but is shifting towards renewables.CREDIT:GETTY Source:Thuppahis Editorial in THE AGE, 17 June 2022, …. https://www.theage.com.au/national/energy-crisis-should-hasten-push-into-renewables-20220617-p5auk5.html If anything good has come out of this week’s energy crisis it is the realisation that our electricity market is no longer fit for purpose – that after years of inaction we have finally been found out. The question is: what, exactly, can be done? It’s well known now that the crisis – which threatened blackouts across the eastern states and will no doubt be felt in our energy bills in coming months – was the result of a “perfect storm” of unlikely factors. Among them was the jump in coal and gas prices caused by the war in Ukraine; the east coast cold snap; floods at coal mines; maintenance outages at half a dozen major coal-fired power stations; some complex machinations ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 15th June 2022 – 5th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “A CHAPTER ON COMEDY” – by Des Kelly Watch Cricket Highlights – Sri Lanka vs Australia ODI Series – June 2022 Commendable endeavor from Elanka Donate a grocery pack to a poor family in Sri Lanka -Arundathie Abeysinghe Honouring The Legend Desmond De Silva Tribute Concert & Dinner Dance Sri Lanka Progress talks IMF Bailing Out Details – By Dr Harold Gunathilake “Anglo-Ceylonese”: A Missing Dimension in British Ceylon – By Michael Roberts SRI LANKA CAN BOUNCE BACK QUICKLY, IF POLITICIANS WOULD ALLOW – by N.S.Venkataraman Kelly Klassics – “Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius I’m Leaving it Up To You – by Des Kelly This is story of a girl born in Vavuniya – By Dr Harold Gunatillake Watch Cricket Highlights – ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 12th June 2022 – 4th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter “BUCKINGHAM PALACE” – by Des Kelly Commendable endeavor from Elanka Donate a grocery pack to a poor family in Sri Lanka -Arundathie Abeysinghe Watch Cricket Highlights – Sri Lanka vs Australia – T20 Series June 2022 Thomian Fiesta 2022 – Organized by S Thomas’ College OBA, NSW/ACT – Photos and video thanks to Roy Grafix Doctor, academic, activist, and now MP: Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah – By Khushaal Vyas Sri Lanka Progress talks IMF Bailing Out Details – By Dr Harold Gunathilake Lalithakala Visharada Deshamanya Manoj Peiris in an effervescent dominant voyage of over four decades in the field of music – by Sunil Thenabadu Duncan White, and the Returned Trinity Lion – By GEORGE BRAINE SUNDAY CHOICE – Only a Prayer Away Delays ...

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Skin-Colour in Sri Lanka: The Prevalence of Pitch-Black?-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis https://www.quora.com/Why-are-Sri-Lankans-darker-than-rest-of-the-South-Asians ….. with a warning from Thuppahi: have an antidote handy to cure the splitting of your sides Ashen Wicky, knows Sinhala …………Answered Jun 11, 2018 Lol , This is just another lunatic who always think about skin color than anything else…no wonder south asia always remain as 3rd world…Answer is ..Sri lankan majority is much much more lighter skinned than south indians…there are many pale and very light skinned people all over the country, as well very dark people like Africans are there…50% sri lankans are light tan and 30% are dark tan and 20% are dark…i mean very dark like south indians…between that 50% light skinned people there are very fair people like europeans too .. so don’t always dnt try to make pain in the ass about skin colour …it’s so funny when indians and Bangladeshis think they are white…they ...

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“The Last Post” — Its Origins and History-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis The Last Post will be played all over the world on Remembrance Day. But as Alwyn W Turner explains, its origins had nothing to do with mourning. Arthur Lane was a bugler in the British Army when he was captured by Japanese forces during the fall of Singapore in 1942. He spent the remainder of World War Two in PoW camps and working on the notorious Burma Railway. But he also had a more melancholy duty. He still had his bugle with him and it was his task to sound the Last Post for each of his comrades who died during those years.   ...

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Hambantota: Multi-Purpose Port of the Year for 2021-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis The Hambantota International Port was named “Multi-Purpose Port /Terminal of The Year 2021 & Port Infrastructure Development of the Year 2021,” at the recently concluded Global Port Forum (GPF) awards earlier this week.The Awards ceremony, held at the Shangri-La, Dubai, brought together organisations and professionals from across the world’s Ports & Terminals industry, to a gala event, where the highest contributors of 2021 were recognised. HIP won two of the most coveted awards, ‘Multi-Purpose Port / Terminal of The Year 2021’ and ‘Port Infrastructure Development of the Year 2021,’ after a stringent process conducted by the forum to select the most deserving in each of the categories. Global Ports Customers and Senior Port Experts from the Global Ports Council made up the prestigious panel of judges who were involved in the shortlisting and selection process.   ...

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Alagu Subramaniam ….The Unfolding of a Ceylonese Author-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis Premila Thurairatnam,  an essay that will appear in THE CEYLANKAN of May 2022 ….. with highlghting imposed by the Editor, Thuppahi Further to my article in the November 2020 issue of The CEYLANKAN  entitled The Extraordinary Alagu Subramaniam, I present the findings from my research into how this short story writer formulated some of his stories almost a century ago.  He was commended in the Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English as an exemplar of professionalism in the short story and that he wrote fiction of merit1. So, I think my effort on his work is worthwhile. Alagu in 1947 aged 37 when he returned to Ceylon from England Let’s begin with what is considered his finest short story ‘Professional Mourners’ where he points out the inhumanity of the caste system2. The narrator is a child remembering the details of his Hindu grandmother’s funeral and the importance attached to the ...

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