eLanka Newsletter – 25th Nov – 8th edition – Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter First DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Opens in Weerawila, Sri Lanka “WADAKAHA SUDIYA” (THE DRINK) – By Des Kelly Nige learned to cook in immigration detention – now he’s teaching Australians his recipes THE MYSTICAL EXPLORER WINS – BY ANNE DE COSTA A property market boom is coming A Planter’s Dream or Folly By George Braine Sermon Preached by the Rev’d Marc Billimoria, Warden of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia at the Episcopal Ordination and Installation of The Reverend Dushantha Lakshman Rodrigo Depriving your heart muscles with Calcium can lower your blood pressure.-By Dr Harold Gunatillake Ella Rock – hike through highland hamlets By Arundathie Abeysinghe The extraordinary Alagu Subramaniam Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Lamprais – An Inheritance from the Dutch STC OBA NSW-ACT online ...

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Jayasuriya fine cricketer and ruggerite-by Upananda Jayasundera Dhammika Devapriya Jayasuriya Source:Dailynews Dhammika Devapriya Jayasuriya, is an old boy of S.Thomas’ College, Mount.Lavinia who has represented his alma mater in crickrt and rugby with distinction. Better known as DD to his associates he was a third generation school boy of S.Thomas’ from 1959 to 1971. He was in the College Hostel from the age of seven years and started playing a game called Fives which is like Squash and this game is played with both hands using a hard Rubber ball. This game helped him to handle the ball with flexibility and developed the fitness expected of a seven year old boy. As he grew up he was very interested in Cricket and Rugby due to this experience and ability. In time to come he started sports like Cricket, Rugby and Hockey in School. But as hockey was played in the ...

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Please scroll down for the Sir John Kotelawala article below the Desmond Kelly article…     “PETERITES AROUND THE WORLD” – Appointment of Desmond Kelly, an old Peterite, as Administrator on the Forum                 This was a recent Article sent in to the “Captain” of S.L.S. eLanka on 1st Oct., 2020. Interesting, to say the least. Hi Neil, (Jayasekera),  I believe that Desmond Kelly is the Editor of eLanka, Main Website for all Lankan Australians, and now the Special Website for all Lankan Britishers as well.  We are happy & proud to announce that we have decided to appoint Desmond, also an old Peterite, as Administrator on our Forum “Peterites Around The World”, with immediate effect. The reasons for this appointment are varied.  Firstly, we believe that due respect has to be shown to all Peterites & others who are now in the twilight years ...

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Annual General meeting of the S.Thomas’ College Old Boys’ Association, New South Wales Branch Inc   Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting  of the S.Thomas’ College Old Boys’ Association, New South Wales Branch Inc. will be held at 5:00 pm on Sunday, 25 October 2020  at the Wok Works Thai Cuisine, Shop 2, North Village, 4 Beaton Road, Kellyville NSW 2155     ...

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S .THOMAS COLLEGE MOUNT LAVINIA 2018 RUGBY DINNER.THE SLIDE SHOW AND VIDEO PRESENTATION – thanks to Shanaka de Livera   THE RUGBY FOOTBALL TEAMS OF S.THOMAS COLLEGE, ROYAL COLLEGE AND TRINITY COLLEGE OF 1977,1978 AND 1979, A TRIBUTE TO THE  COACHES OF ALL THREE SCHOOLS OF THE SAID ERA , A SEMI FINAL AND FINALS OF THE  FIRST EVER SCHOOLS RUGBY FOOTBALL KNOCKOUT TOURNAMENT PLAYED IN 1978 WITH SNIPPETS OF BOB HARVEYS LIVE RADIO COMMENTARY , THE SECOND DE SARAM SHIELD MATCH PLAYED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN COLOMBO IN 1979 AND A BRIEF CLIP OF THE LATE COACH  MR QUENTIN ISRAEL SINGING MY WAY AND THE THOMIAN SONG IN THE 80″S. ...

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  “THE NAME SAYS IT ALL” – By Des Kelly THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR ANY FORMAL INTRODUCTION TO THIS STORY. THE NAME SAYS IT ALL. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) eLanka. Resolute leader and gentleman of integrity – 149TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF CHARLES EDWARD VICTOR SENEWIRATNE COREA Source:Daily Mirror It will always be a matter of pride and gratification to the people of Sri Lanka that the struggle for political emancipation was launched, supported and sustained by a long line of patriots so fired by their devotion to make this country a better place to live in, rid of the shackles of alien rule. The road to independence has been a hard and rugged one. Immeasurable therefore is the country’s debt to those intrepid pioneers for the courage and determination they showed in the face of insuperable odds to launch and carry out their campaigns. One such pioneer was …    Charles ...

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Source: Financial Times – Sri Lanka S. Thomas’ College was created as the fulfilment of a dream and vision of the First Anglican Bishop of Colombo, the Rt. Revd James Chapman on 3 February 1851. The college was first established in the then prestigious location of Mutwal, overlooking the Colombo Harbour. S. Thomas’ College thrived at this location and grew from strength to strength. The vision of the Founder was to produce men of character and also be a platform from which God-fearing men who would want to serve the Lord, as Christian Ministers would emerge. However, besides producing men for the church, the college produced men who could be rightly referred to as “Giants amongst Men” for the Nation of Ceylon. Most of the civil society leaders from political leaders to those who headed the State Assembly and then the first Parliament and the Judiciary as well as that ...

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