Thomian Cricketers in Cricketing Hurrah at the SSC in Colombo, 17 December 2023-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis Mevan Pieris … whose article has received highlighting emphasis from The Editor, Thuppahi The historic lunch of Thomian legends held at the SSC in Colombo on  the 17th December 2023 was hosted by the Rudra brothers of whom Ravi Rudra residing in New Zealand is a livewire who has reminisced a lot on athletics and cricket recently. His research is praiseworthy. Of those who attended the lunch the Tissera brothers were the oldest. Vernon Tissera opened batting for STC in 1949, and at 90 years was a delight to have with us. I was invited to speak, and mentioned that I entered STC in 1954, after two enchanting years at Ladies College, not to mention a few naughty stories I related. ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 27th December 2023 – 8th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Peterite Christmas Night 2023 / PRESS RELEASE Hussey and Larsen to be inducted in the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame SCATS NSW OVER TWO DECADES HAS BEEN IN ACTIVE EXISTENCE Boxing Day Test ticket sales surge at a rapid pace Food insecurity is a significant issue in Sri Lanka and affects us as well – by Dr Harold Gunatillake Cricket Australia Launches Multicultural Action Plan OBITUARY – PRASANNA NIMAL WIKRAMANAYAKE. KC (11 August 1933 – 20 December 2023) – By Hugh Karunanayake Brave Seargent Wimal Jayasekera reminisced, deprived of promotions as he was too talented and skilled disliked by the top Police personnel – By Sunil Thenabadu PSI McGrath Pink Parade – 3rd January 2024 – 7.30 AM ( Sydney Event ) ANDUREN ELIYATA ...

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A Suppository FOR An Innocent’s Arse in England-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis A Suffering Ignoramus About half a century back I was driving with my wife to Bath when I found myself struggling to breathe. We drove immediately to the Bath hospital where I joined the Emergency queue. The same problem persisted: fit and well but couldn’t breathe! I quickly saw that the others in the queue were far worse off than I was. One had a deep gash in his neck; another a badly wounded arm, etc, etc. My non-breathing was trivial to everyone except myself! After a long wait, a young nurse called my name out and asked me to follow her. She led me into a room, closed the door and immediately asked me to remove my trousers and lie on the bed. Let me tell you what I did NOT say to her. “Excuse me, I’m not sure what you ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 24th December 2023 – 7th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter NRMA Insurance Test Series begins with strong viewing figures A Magical Christmas Eve – By Dodwell Keyt Gethsemane Carols By Candlelight 2023 Christmas Videos for the festive Season – sent to eLanka by Patrick Ranasinghe ST. John’s Past Pupils Presents Valentine’s Dinner Dance 17th February – By Trevine Rodrigo in Melbourne. SUNDAY CHOICE – Give It All To Jesus – By Charles Schokman Cricket Australia Launches Multicultural Action Plan Health & Views – December 3rd issue 2023 – by Dr Harold Gunatillake Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 189 21 12 2023 Celebrity Chef Gary Mehigan Explores Sri Lanka’s Cuisine, Culture and Scenery through Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts! International Tennis Hall of Fame – Class of 2024 – Vijay Amritraj image ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 20th December 2023 – 6th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Nathan Lyon grabs the headlines with his 500th and Australia grab the first Test. – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE. (eLanka Sports editor) The XVth Anniversary Celebrations of the Thomian Carol Service, heralds the Advent Season in Sydney Gethsemane’s Carols by Candlelight 2023 Television Spectacular Premiers on Channel 31 as well as Gethsemane TV on Monday December 18th @7.30pm Australian Time. Australia’s bowlers stifle Pakistan fightback. – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE. (eLanka Sports editor) Obesity and potbelly issues – By Dr Harold Gunatillake An Inspirational Message for the Month of December 2023 – By Charles Schokman National Community Cricket Awards 2023-24 Merry Christmas & A Bright and Prosperous New Year – By Noor Rahim Are You Aware About ...

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Cricket Crazy Cricket in the Caribbean-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis Michael Roberts: Histrionic Hitting by Harry Brooks in the 20h over by Eric Russell secures a Magical Win for England against the Windies in the Third 20-over ODI at St. Georges, 16 December 2023 Note the ‘steps END OF OVER 1910 runs ENG: 202/3CRR: 10.63 • RRR: 21.00 • Need 21 runs from THE LAST OVER .END OF OVER 19 10 runs ENG: 202/3CRR: 10.63 • RRR: 21.00 • Need 21 runs from 6 balls 19.1 Russell to Brook, SIX runs HARRY BROOK! Sharp, full, outside off and punished right over extra cover! That might be the shot of the day, and what a time to play it! 17 needed off 5 19.2 Russell to Brook, SIX runs …… Another one! Russell tries to follow Brook to the leg side but ends up serving up a rank full toss that is just helped over fine leg! 19.2  12 needed off 4 ………….  Russell to Brook, 2 runs ……Short, straight, Brook pulls out to midwicket and calls two early. Salt obliges ...

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The Old and the New: In Memoriam, David Hookes-by Michael Roberts Source:Cricketique Michael Roberts,  from the Baggy Green, by Bernard Whimpress, 2016, Comment: On 25 March 2001 a public memorial service paid homage to Sir Donald Bradman after a full lifetime innings capping his monumental record as batsman and captain on the cricket field. On 27 January 2004 a public memorial service honoured David Hookes’ memory after his cameo innings in life was prematurely terminated before a half-century was reached. Bradman’s memoriam marked the passing of the old century, the twentieth century. Hookes and his memoriam signalled the new, the twenty-first century. Hookes’ bat and his Redbacks Cap marked his last hurrah in home ground The generational contrast was also inscribed in the style of each memorial moment. The public service to Bradman was a traditional Christian service held in St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral abutting the Adelaide Oval and almost part of it ...

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“Mary’s Boy Child” conveyed in Cerebral South Asian Dance-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis With Thanks to FELIX SIRIMANNE extended by Thuppahiya …. for leading us to this Celebration of the Christmas Message in a Performative South Asian Mode of “cerebral’ character ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 17th December 2023 – 5th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter A Christmas Evening. A night to remember! – By Aubrey Joachim Pakistan show defiance as Aussie bowlers toil. – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE. (eLanka Sports editor) Antonians in Melbourne joined Rev Fr Hilarion O.S.B in celebrations of his Golden Jubilee of priesthood and thanked him for his dedicated services to the College. Australia XI for the first Test against Pakistan DEMISE OF CALLISTA KULUGAMMANA DEARLY BELOVED MOM OF SAMANTHA KULUGAMMANA FORMERLY OF MUSCAT INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL It’s that time of the Year – Once again.- By Noor Rahim Orient Finance’s Alternative Finance Business Unit Wins International Accolades The Brad and Kiara Show Podcast – 2023-12-16 Adelaide University Celebrates Year 2023 & Envisions A Good Future-by Michael Roberts THE GLOBAL ...

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Khawaja ‘cartooned’ by Johannes Leak-by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis Johannes Leak is one of the cartoonists for The AUSTRALIAN newspaper. To receive his attention in whatever form is to reach the mountainearing heights of political commentary. Usman Khwaja is one of the rare sportsman to receive this áccolade’. Joining Australia’s Prime Minister [on Albanese] as a target is reach the cumulous clouds of public prominence. For those unaware of the circumstances, note that Usman Khawaja, a devout Muslim, chose to inscribe pro-Palestinian messags on the underside of his boots  because any such act in blatant display would have seem him evicted from the playing field. This compromise act was seconded by a black armband …. so his position received news reportage. Leak’s cartoon was …  and is … one of the peaks of news coverage.  Usman Khawaja has now become a mountaineer. ...

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