eLanka Newsletter – 25th August 2021 – 8th Edition – Sri Lankans In Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Legends give up leisure time to help rural kids improve spoken English skills Hon. Consul for Sri Lankan in Queensland Australia; Anton Swan – Bust Unveiling of Uri Gagarin Russian Astronaut with the Lord Mayor of Brisbane Adrian Schinner Russian Consul General Irina Bruk and other Consuls “A PIANIST TO BE PROUD OF” – By Des Kelly DEMISE OF MANGALA SAMARAWEERA – OUTSPOKEN MATARA DISTRICT MAVERICK POLITICIAN & FORMER MINISTER By: Upali Obeyesekere – With files from International Media Sri Lanka former finance minister Mangala Samaraweera passes away Koch…more to crow about Loving kindness costs nothing “The world’s largest aircraft repair center was built on my instructions” – Nipuni Karunaratne – by Upali Obeyesekere PEER Servants – 2021 Lydia Award Stories THE UNSUNG ...

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The Ballet School of Colombo making history in Sri Lanka-by PRIYAN DE SILVA   Source:Island ‘The Ballet School of Colombo’ the first Sri Lankan Dance establishment to be affiliated to the Commonwealth Society of Teachersof Dancing conducted its inaugural  examinations  in the fields ofClassical and Jazz Ballet on the 7th of August. Thirty six students ranging from the ages of 5 to 34 presented themselves for the exam which was conducted online. They were the firstbatch of Sri Lankan students who took the test from CSTD syllabus. After Covid19 pandemic changed the way of life, The Colombo Ballet School took the initiative to conduct lessons online afterwhich the final grooming for the examination was done in person adhering to current health regulations. ...

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