“MEMORIES-PLUS” – By Des Kelly     Not everyone has the “gift” of remembering the good old days, as we call them, but whoever wrote this little story remembers plenty. It is a shame though, that he/she forgot to take the credit for writing such a memorable little true story, about life in general, in Ceylon(I think), so many years before the Island’s name was changed to Sri Lanka. I base this possibility on the fact that I remember most of what was written, and while full credit is given to the unknown author of this very interesting haven of memories, I take pleasure in reposting it for all e’Lanka members.  I must also thank my good friend, Dayal Cooray, for posting it, in the first place. ...

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“RADIO DAYS” – By Des Kelly  Happy Birthday for the 2nd July from eLanka Desmond! Here is a bit of value add from eLanka to one of your articles….. Press Play button in the middle and set the volume up on the bottom right side! “Those were the days, those “radio days”. Famous “Radio Ceylon” was born in 1925 and, even for a Country that was, at the time, known as “The Pearl of the Orient”, still another wonderful description of this tiny Country of ours, this “medium-wave-marvel” soon started to receive plaudits from all around the World. Just think about it, Ladies, Gentlemen, and “Radio-buffs”, this “event” started ninety three long years ago, Countries much larger than this “tear-drop” in the Indian Ocean, knew not what “Radio” even meant, the British “ruled” Ceylon, and actually began the exercise that was going to turn “Radio-Ceylon” into the 2nd largest “Station” ...

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