Rajiva Corona Virus Collection-by Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha After publishing well over half a dozen books in the period after coronavirus struck, Rajiva Wijesinha has now produced a much lighter volume, which is described as the first in what is defined as The Coronavirus Collection. As this book suggests, they are short studies of different interests, in this case, both books and places. The immediate motivation is sketched at the start of the volume when the writer says, ‘Nostalgia is always fun, and in this t ime of coronavirus, it seems not an indulgence but a necessity. What else can one do but sink into the past when the future seems to have stopped?’ (Ref: The Island Paper, Sri Lanka) Having produced two books about travel, the writer moves to another great pleasure in his life and talks briefly about forty or so books, including the works of Shakespeare and Byron. ...

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D. S. Jayasekera – the consummate educator Source:stcobasydney.org   Remembering a dedicated teacher and who’s birth centenary falls on 13th August 2020. Mr. Jayasekera was on the College teaching staff from 1947 to 1995 and was The HEADMASTER, LOWER SCHOOL from 1976 to 1995. “He devoted his whole life to teaching and the sinhala he taught us was flawless” Sunil Wijesekera “The calibre of teacher he was is the kind that we need today, for there was dedication and devotion towards the school and the profession which is unmatched even today” S V D Kesarralal Gunasekera “To me he exemplified all the finest qualities in a great teacher from his immaculate dress to his superb teaching of Sinhala and Buddhism” Rohith Perera “He was a man of total decency and integrity…The Lower School, as you know, was a model under his leadership. Asked as I had been to come in to ...

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Health & Views December 3rd issue 2021 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake Download the PDF file . Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and whilst the author will endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, eLanka makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the eLanka website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained in this article for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In otherwords, eLanka In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website / ...

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Rajiva Wijesinha’s The Past Is Another Country – Down memory lane with Lionel Pieris The Past is Another Country is a series of interviews with individuals distinguished for their contributions to culture and to society. In addition to discussing their individual contributions, the programmes explore the context in which each of them functioned. The interviews, by Rajiva Wijesinha, cover a range of developments in post-independence Sri Lanka, and present a panoramic view of social change in the latter half of the 20th century. Lionel Pieris is the son of Harold Pieris, who lived at the famous Alfred House and turned it into a centre for drama and other cultural activities. ...

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