76th Independance Day Celebrations held in Toronto – Photos thanks to Noor Rahim 76th Independance Day Celebrations held in Toronto; and elaborately and meticulously arranged and produced by H.E Mr. Thushara Rodrigo, Consul General, his staff and the many Volunteers & Sponsors that made it a wonderful and colourful event. They are very worthy of praise without doubt. All kudos & thanks to them. Of course, the participants deserve much credit/praise for their very wonderful performances which kept the audience spell bound – A very big thank you. Please see the attached photographs of the proof & quality of the performers and the organizers including the Sound System and Graphics which were excellent. Please click here to visit eLanka facebook page to view the full set of photos ...

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It’s that time of the Year – Once again.- By Noor Rahim Onset of the Festive Season. The flowers are all but gone and the trees have shed all their leaves. How one misses the various types of Birds, Bees and Butterflies that foraged for food in the previous days. Only the few bushy-tailed squirrels that scamper hither and thither on the grounds; picking up the nuts and every morsel of food they can gather for their hibernation; are currently visible. The daylight hours keep getting shorter by the day; and along comes the drop in temperature too. The ardent connoisseur of a “White Christmas” will no doubt await the snows; that they pray will complete their Christmas. To offset this change of weather and its’ temporary change of environmental setbacks comes that “Spiritual Change” in atmosphere. You feel the onset of the Festive Season in its immediate wake; although ...

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“As the Days Fade Away…..” – By Noor Rahim As the days fade away; one can only look around for what lies ahead and speculate – be it good or bad. Whatever it be one must keep in mind the age old saying of “Man Proposes; and God Disposes”. Presently the “sitting outside” on the verandah and watching the “World go around” is all but gone and restricted as such; confining one to being indoors within the walls of the home. However, we of the extreme North have to contend with the God given four seasons and savour the good and the bad as we humanly can – for each season has its characteristics and metamorphoses; and it is for us to contend with, enjoy and make best of it all. Easier said – but does everyone agree? For it is said that “One Man’s Meat is another Man’s poison”. ...

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A Man-Created Warming of Mother Earth. –  By Noor Rahim The devastating ecological changes that humans encounter today Are just the result of the humans’ avaricious and ambitious weighs Always throwing caution to the wind and putting it off for another day Comfort foremost being the mindset without thought to what may lay   In his/her greed for material gains there’s nothing withheld in the foray The whole World appears to follow this disastrous concept, so to say In boosting the National Wealth do they indulge and encourage The exploitation of Mother Natures’ assets to fulfil the National usage   It was in “Nature Studies” we were taught The results of the ravages on the ecology of the land Would bring to the humans untold distraught Summing it: “Man will destroy Nature & Nature will destroy Man”   Does one really think for a moment the felling of these mighty ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 8th November 2023 – 3rd Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter ANGELO MATHEWS TIMED OUT! – By Upali Obeyesekere A new era for the NRMA Insurance ‘West Test’ SRI LANKA BEATEN BY BANGLADESH BY THREE WICKETS – By Sunil Thenabadu ජපන් සංස්කෘතියේ ,බළල් පරපුරේ අසිරිමත් භූමිකාව. – By ආචාර්ය ගාමිණී කාරියවසම් WAR- A- LUDICRACY – By Oscar E V Fernando Ruvendrini Menikdiwela in Key UNHCR Role – By Michael Roberts FAITH MOVES MOUNTAINS – By Noor Rahim HALL OF FAME – BARCLAY GEORGE ‘BUDDY’ REID A PHENOMENAL SPORTSMAN AND ROLE MODEL – By Ravi Rudra Shakib has Sullied the Spirit of Cricket – By Michael Roberts Veteran singer Athula Sri Gamage passes away – By Sunil Thenabadu RUVENDRINI MENIKDIWELA Burgher Tennis Club in Galle, circa 1928-by Michael Roberts Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs furious ...

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FAITH MOVES MOUNTAINS – By Noor Rahim A little girl went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet. She poured the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Three times, even.. The total had to be exactly perfect… No chance here for mistakes.. Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, she slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall’s Drug Store with the big red Indian Chief sign above the door. She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention, but he was too busy at this moment. Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound she could muster. No good. Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glass ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 20th September 2023 – 6th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Sriraj and India scuttle hapless Sri Lanka to grab Asia Cup – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE (Elanka Sports Editor) CDF CHARITY – The silent contributor to the health sector for almost 10 years සිවු සරකට පෙර සදා නිහඩවු රන් සර – By ආචාර්ය ගාමිණී කාරියවසම් Thomas’ College OBA Annual Dinner Dance in aid of the Bishop Chapman Scholarship Fund – 5th of November 2023 කනමරා මත්සුරි – ජපානයේ ශිෂ්ණෝත්සව වසන්ත සැණකෙළිය . – By ආචාර්ය ගාමිණී කාරියවසම් DEMISE OF TERENCE WIJESOORIYA FOREMELY OF OMAN TELECOMMUINACTIONS FINANCE DEPARTMENT SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LOOK BACK – by Charles Schokman PERCY RECEIVES RS. 5 MN FROM SLC – By Sunil Thenabadu ECOLOGICAL DEVASTATION. – By Noor Rahim Dr. Rex H G CLEMENTS Motivation for Health and ...

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ECOLOGICAL DEVASTATION – By Noor Rahim Buzz! Buzz!! Buff!!! Went the chainsaw Chop! Chop!! Chop!!! Went the axe-man Gasp! Gasp!!Gasp!!! Went the citizens Watching the killing of Mother Nature, in anger & sorrow   A mighty oak tree is what they saw Felled by a machine and lumber-jack Crash! Crash!! Crash!!! Came the mighty shock All and sundry did watch the dastardly show   The question was under whose authority or law Blah! Blah!! Blah!!! Went the Authority Don’t worry, we will re-plant aplenty With small saplings and any other seed we can sow   What idiocracy do the authorities bestow By their senile permission to fell the mighty Oak That stood sentinel for many years, for mankind’s sake One can only ask oneself how long will it take to restore   Dream! Dream!! Dream!!! And just take a bow For you will not be around when this happens But ...

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Happy Father’s Day – By Noor Rahim My Dad is my tutor and mentor Be it helping me on the computer Or in my math and grammar Regardless of day or time he’ll help me without a murmur   He finds a lot of time to help me in my leisure Takes me out to the movies – which is such a pleasure And plays outside in the garden until the sun is a-goner That’s my Dad; he is such a do-gooder   My Dad is also a preacher Teaching me the good in life & to be a believer In sickness he gives me succour Until I am back on my feet; feeling like a warrior   Today’s a day that you would sit & wonder Am I getting younger or older? But remember Dad that I’m your greatest admirer And shall remain ever-loving now & forever   “Happy ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 3rd September 2023 – 1st Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Pathirana and Theeksheena lay the platform for a sensational Sri Lanka triumph over Bangladesh – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE. (Elanka Sports Editor) Magic and glamour at all events our focus SRI LANKA NEWS – by Victor Melder. Injury ridden Sri Lanka’s gamble on sacrifice in Asia Cup with plans for World Cup is up fordebate? – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE. (Elanka Sports Editor) Photos from the Facilitation to 7th Royalist to become Navy Commander- Admiral Ravindra Chandrasiri Wijegunaratne Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 173 31 08 2023 SUNDAY CHOICE – A FATHER’S LOVE – by Charles Schokman Festival of the Tooth – By Dr harold Gunatillake A Man-Created Warming of Mother Earth. – By Noor R. Rahim MEDIA RELEASE: Celebrate spring with Liverpool ...

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