OBIITUARY – NEVILLE DAVIDSON I was informed this afternoon by Breeda Foenander of the BAA, of the sad demise of  Neville Davidson this morning. He was the editor of the BAA Newsletter and will be missed by so many. May He Rest in Peace Blessings Victor   For Whom the Bell Tolls – by John Donne   No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thine own Or of thine friend’s were. Each man’s death diminishes me, For I am involved in mankind. Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee. ...

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  “ISLAND IN THE SUN” – By Sarah Jameel (Introduction by Des Kelly) Although it has the identical title as a very popular song of old, this true story of Ceylon then/Sri Lanka now, as written by Sarah, and kindly forwarded to this writer, by the Editor of the Burgher Association of Melbourne, my good friend Neville Davidson, this would have to be one of the best, most nostalgic, endearing accounts of life, as we lived it, in My Lovely Island Home.  Excellently written, bringing  back so many precious memories, treasured moments that so many of us shared, before the reluctant exodus forced upon us by the powers that be, of a particular era, put an end to our enjoyment of the Island In The Sun, OUR Lovely Island Home aptly named Ceylon then, Sri Lanka now. ...

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      “FOOD FOR THOUGHT” – By Des Kelly   An excellent thought-provoking idea from Neville Davidson, Editor of the Burgher Association in Melbourne, has just arrived, via e’mail, and I lose no time in reiterating his words for the benefit of all our eLanka readers around the World. I am sure that Neville will agree with me when I say that it really does not matter where we Sri Lankans now reside, we should do everything possible to feed the hungry, whenever & wherever possible. Far too much food is being wasted in THIS Country and every effort should be made, to have all this excess food “collected” and sent off, under refrigeration, of course, to our neighbour 3rd World Countries where food is scarce & people and children are practically starving. Oh, I know that this is being done, even as I write this, BUT, our Governments EVERYWHERE, don’t ...

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