eLanka Newsletter – 22nd November 2023 – 7th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Australia produce the unthinkable to stun India in the World Cup final. Bowlers do a superb demolition job on star studded Indian batters. – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE. (eLanka Sports editor). Health & views November 3rd issue 2023 – Dr harold Gunatillake Australia’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 winning captain Pat Cummins in front of the Atal Pedestrian Bridge at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad ICC Hall of Fame Class of 2023 Celebration Dinner (Aravinda De Silva amongst the legends of the game) Players from five teams have been named in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Team of the Tournament The International Cricket Council (ICC) has thanked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the successful hosting ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 29th October 2023 – 9th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter THE FORUM WITH AUBREY JOACHIM on CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Mrs. Merlyn Rose Chandrasena – An Appreciation – By Dr. Nimal Chandrasena Return of Angelo Matthews, the man with the Midas touch transforms Sri Lanka’s fortunes. England perish under new look Sri Lanka. – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE(eLanka Sports editor). “Doctor, I need your advice on how to get rid of the leg cramps that I experience at night. What would you recommend?” – By Dr harold Gunatillake Darley News THE BULLETIN OF THE OLD JOSEPHIANS’ ASSOCIATION OF NSW OCTOBER 2023 Xondra La-Brooy, has won not one but TWO AWARDS at the International Fair Play Country Music Red Carpet Awards in the Netherlands British Sri Lankans celebrate future leaders in Awards ceremony Melbourne Cricket Education ...

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Remembering heroes on 30th Anniversary of Sri Lanka Navy Special Boats Squadron Source:Island The desk in Flag Lieutenant (Aide-de-Camp) office allocated to late Lt. Commander (SBS) Samantha W. Gallage, WWV, RWP, RSP when Admiral Wijegunaratne was Navy Commander, and Chief of Defence Staff. By Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne (Retired from Sri Lanka Navy) Former Chief of Defence Staff & Commander of The Navy Chairman Trincomalee Petroleum Terminals Ltd. Thirty years ago, in Fort Hammenhiel, Karainagar, two officers and 42 sailors volunteered to undergo a special training to start a new unit in our Navy; it was known as the Special Boat Squadron (SBS) or the Naval Commando Unit. The SBS was formed to fight the LTTE’s Sea Tigers in lagoons and waterways. I was fortunate enough to command the unit and train my men to be the “Bravest of the Brave” in the Navy. I was a young Lieutenant Commander ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 4th October 2023 – 2nd Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter New Zealand stun England in World Cup opener with a sensational 9 wicket win – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE. (eLanka Sports editor) JOSEPH VERNON FORBES – celebrates his 100th Birthday Sri Lanka stutter in warm up games but may still provide some fireworks. – BY TREVINE RODRIGO IN MELBOURNE. (eLanka Sports editor) Doctor, my morning fasting blood sugar is always high. Do you have any clues as to why this might be happening? – By Dr Harold Gunatillake Asian Games: More Medals Secured by Sri Lanka-by Michael Roberts මන නන්දණීය,නන්දා මාලිණිය , 80 වන වියට පිය තබන්නී…. By ආචාර්ය ගාමිණී කාරියවසම්. Coconut- an Asian dietary essential- was bashed again by Western researchers, despite its increasing popularity in the West. – By Harold Gunatillake ...

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Sri Lanka: The Guardian of Nagadeepa — A Journey of Faith and Harmony – By RAVINDRA C WIJEGUNARATNE Source : slguardian How “Kutti Swami “(baby priest) became “Periya Swami”(High Priest) in Nagadeepa Buddhist Temple ? Nagadeepa or Nainativu is one of the smallest inhabited islands in the country. Most Revered Nawadagala Padumaketti Tissa Thero, the Chief Sangha of the Northern Province and guardian of Nagadeepa Purana Rana Maha Viharaya and Dambakolapatuna Viharaya, celebrated his fifty years in the priesthood on July 4th, 2023. I first came to know this esteemed Buddhist priest when I served as the Officer in Charge of the small Naval Detachment in Nagadeepa back in 1985. At that time, I was a 23-year-old Sub Lieutenant, while Revered Priest was a year older than me and an able assistant to the High Priest, Most Revered Brhmana Watte Dharma Ketti Tissa Thero, a respected educationist who held an honored ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 16th April 2023 – 5th Edition Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter REMEMBERING ROBIN – by Des Kelly Language teachers meet the new government in NSW Vision Care celebrates the launch of new Wanduragala branch by conducting free health camp Sri Lanka: Islanders are Footballers-by Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne Why should you keep your blood pressure within the normal range? – By Dr harold Gunatillake “Joy” – A two-sided coin????? – By Noor Rahim Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 153 13 04 2023 Udawadiya Village – steeped in legend and history – By Arundathie Abeysinghe The Brad and Kiara Show Podcast – 2023- 4 -15 SUNDAY CHOICE – GOD’S CREATION – by Charles Schokman Why do doctors recommend taking magnesium daily? – By Dr harold Gunatillake Noel News America-Sri Lanka photo exhibition WHATS ON LIVERPOOL APRIL 2023 ...

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Islanders are Footballers   By  Admiral (Retd) Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne, Former Chief of Defence Staff Source:-defence Another goal! Jawa, our 1979/80 Royal Rugby team hooker huffing and puffing and Prabath trying to save the goal. Goal keeper (myself) out of position! When I became the 20th Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy on 12th July 2015, other than my family members the most happiest group was “Royal College class of 80”, that is my class/Grade mates in 1980 Advance Level class. We decided to embark on tour to Jaffna to celebrate. I had one plan in my mind for betterment of the children in Islands, mainly for boys. On my courtesy call to His Lordship Jaffna Catholic Bishop, Rt Rev Dr Bernard Gnanapragasam few weeks after becoming Navy Commander, his Lordship emphasized on curbing drugs problem in Jaffna and explained to me how youth were dragged in to this menace. ...

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Salute to Our Medical Staff   Source:-ceylontoday By Admiral (Rtd) Ravindra C Wijegunaratne (Former Chief of Defence Staff) My late mother was a nurse. She was very beautiful and strong. She had 41 years of Government service and reached the pinnacle of her profession before retirement and went abroad. Then she worked in Norway and Saudi Arabia for a few years.  She returned home when we lost our elder sister due to an accident in Russia. Then for the next 20 years she worked in private hospitals in Sri Lanka (Nawaloka, Asiri, Central, Delmon in Colombo and Philips at Kalutara).  Her last assignment was to train young nurses in the Philips hospital in Kalutara, closer to our home in Matugama. She stopped working at age of 80 years that was also with much reluctance.  She passed way at the age of 83 years. More than her earnings, her work and ...

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