Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

eLanka is proud to showcase a new programme called Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo.

It’s sort of a weekly digital magazine type video programme which gets uploaded every Friday on YouTube.

Savithri has a small short and snappy news section called News Capsule, a longer (6 minutes or so) segment called Let’s Talk which deals with issues, or interviews with pioneering/great people and what they’ve been doing, and finally a 60 sec segment which is a very lifestyle oriented one. The link is below with a synopsis of this week’s highlights. It has gone down very well with the Sri Lankan expatriates who enjoy having a connection as to what goes on in the country.

Just like eLanka, Savithri does not do politics and try to keep the tone positive and happy as she, just like eLanka, believe all of us need positive happy news these days -we have enough gloominess around us.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 37 22.01.2021

In the backdrop of Sri Lanka’s ports, the Kaleidoscope spotlight fall on the Port City and saving our oceans, plus miracles with coconut, ears that go glam, park street mews is twelve, cannabis and yellow grub sandwiches, dethroning the king, and economic, stock, gold and oil news.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 36 – 15.01.2021

Wishing our viewers a happy Thai Pongal, Kaleidoscope this week features a COVID survivor, details Sri Lanka’s aviation potential, watches ocean waste become an elephant, finds out about access to law for women and children & has dwarf giraffes, hyper-realistic masks, ‘world in crisis’ fashion, best & worst passports, stocks, oil, gold and the economy!

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 35 08.01.2021

While enjoying some vignettes of the Sinharaja Rainforest, Kaleidoscope this week gets some frank opinions about the proposed tourism travel bubble and the world we want, creating destination tales, celebrating women, cultured chicken, the Lilliputian frog, stocks, gold, oil plus a quick look at what’s been happening this week

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 34 01.01.2021

A happy new year and going into 2021, Kaleidoscope’s diverse variety of guests share lessons learned in 2020 and their wish lists for 2021 plus some sunny news during the past year, impacts of the EU-UK Trade Deal on Sri Lanka, infusing Ceylon Tea into skincare and getting ready to discover and explore!

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 33 25..12.2020

It’s our Christmas Special this week with quintuplets – five elves & a baby, three ‘Vice’ men, Santa’s gifts from ODEL, Softlogic, Shangri La & Mabroc, ground realities to move ahead, the ugliest orchid, the Darth Vader nativity and a quick round up of news, views, the economy and more!

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 32 18.12.2020

A few secrets are revealed on the set of Funny Boy, SriLankan’s touchdown in Oz, revenue optimism in Budget 2021, mental health upkeep, merry & masked, wearing Circulose, policing Santas and Kaleidscope’s Christmas gifts are from The Kingsbury, The Bayleaf and Rodrigo’s this week!

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 31 11.12.2020

Famous Christmas trees form the backdrop on this week’s Kaleidoscope to discuss COVID-19’s gendered impact, artisan tea that nurture forests, fighting single mom stigma, a Singer walkabout, economic news, exports, deposit rates, stock, oil, gold, Air Vodka & gifts from Cinnamon Grand Cinnamon Lakeside & Amami.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 30 04.12.2020

In the backdrop of some of the oldest churches in Sri Lanka, Kaleidoscope focuses on abuse in sports, the Fitch debate, creative storytelling, Vanusha Walters’ maiden multi-lingual speech in NZ’s parliament, economic, stocks, oil and gold news, social distancing Santas and Christmas gifts to be won from Healing Island and Harpo’s.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 29 27.11.2020

Focusing on plus size positivity, luxury condominium status, media safety in a pandemic, the Aiyo story, ADB’s grant, stocks, oil and gold, Tesla’s gigafactory, Beyonce’s Grammy chances, Notre Dame’s scaffolding, Utah’s weird monolith, rocking monkeys and masked Santa’s – watch Kaleidoscope this week while on a Couch Safari.


Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 28 20.11.2020

Discussing disability inclusion with Queensland’s Australian of the Year Dr Dinesh Palipana and tackling the port’s woes, women who control the skies, changing faces, news from the stock market, oil and gold prices, Dead Sea Santa and Luca the electric car – all on Kaleidoscope this week.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 27 13.11.2020

Celebrating Diwali and a host of Sri Lankan achievers, Kaleidoscope this week spotlights the woes of the apparel industry, gets insight on opportunities for skilled workers in the UK, the Pro Helvetzia Residency winner’s Facing Maha journey and demonstrates keeping fit during lockdowns – plus more!

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 26 06.11.2020

The iron woman and women technopreneurs to the fore, cementing a recycling mindset, doing right by your doggy, a whale of a tale, skeletons in a strip club and more on Kaleidoscope this week in the backdrop of the Dutch Hospital Colombo.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 25 30.10.2020

An exclusive with Shanika Amarasekera MBE who’s on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Sri Lankan filmmaker Rehan Mudannayake’s DIDI goes to Hollywood, IFC Women in Work’s Sarah Twigg on the COVID impact on women led businesses, Shanthini Ahangama transforms backyards into gardens, Atlanta Opera’s COVID inspired Pagliacci, a 5 km collage dedicated to abused women, a Halloween pumpkin mural and much more on Kaleidoscope this week.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 24 23.10.2020

Enjoy your weekend everyone! Kaleidoscope this week features how caregivers cope with cancer, cycling lanes, the future of Sri Lanka’s NBFIs, upcycling saris, weekend reads, baby gorillas, Lego pursues sustainable materials and giant pumpkins.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 23 16.10.2020

This week on Kaleidoscope – Behind bars whether in or out, Project Hope, WFP and the Nobel Peace Prize, English Tea Shop are GGOB champions, the first South Asian woman in the IOC Marketing Commission, aerial yoga, stocks, oil and gold news, the Australian firefighters calendar, the 007 swimsuit, pink diamonds and lots more.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 22 09.10.2020

What happens when cancer hits you, racing 600 kms Around the Pearl, a tour of the Central at Shangri La Colombo, boosting women entrepreneurs, putting on the Ritz with some glitz, pre-school online, soaring bicycle exports and the Taru Villas competition winner.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 21 02.10.2020

We need men at the table to discuss health, sex and baby matters. Manisha Dissanayake and Dr Radhika Sunderaraj of ARKA say why! Also, win a one night’s stay at Riva by Taru Villas and meet the camera shy Nayantara Fonseka aka Taru. Chairman Dimuth Fernando on the Stock Market’s Super September, a 3rd generation Botejue brings back the Bernards Banian, Santhoshini Jayasekera empowers women through batik, Anoma Wijewardene uses art to fight climate change, Dilmah’s tea beer in Australia, state of the art cancer treatment at Ceylinco Healthcare Center and much more on Kaleidoscope this week.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 20 25.09.2020

On Kaleidoscope this week, four divorcees talk about navigating their divorces and managing children in that equation, Chairman of SriLankan Airlines Ashok Pathirage pilots cloudy skies, US Ambassador Alaina Teplitz quantifies US assistance to Sri Lanka during the pandemic, Writer Ameena Hussein explains why female authors write under male pseudonyms and Yanika Amarasekera showcases Sri Lanka’s first curated wedding registry..and there’s much more.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 19 – 18.09.2020

Autism is a difference, not a disability – Kaleidoscope this week focuses on Kesara Kahandaliyanage, a person with autism who founded K’s Kitchen and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Yashoda Rohanachandra. Also, why locally manufactured pharmaceuticals makes qualitative sense, a COVID-19 vaccine being the panacea for tourism, signs that may prevent suicide and hand-painted porcelain in Pawsome Love.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 18 – 11.09.2020

Kaleidoscope this week speaks with paediatric nurse, Miss England for Miss World 2020 Finalist Rebecca Sinnarajah. We also check out why Colombo’s shipping hub status might be sinking, gain a fresh perspective on the vehicle import ban, spotlight the fight against gender based violence through fashion and propose some great weekend reads.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 17

This week on Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo:
The widening road inside the Sinharaja Rainforest, gyms keeping fit, doggy vacations, fashion speaks out against domestic violence, customised gifts…and more on Kaleidoscope, featuring Rainforest Protectors’ Jayantha Wijesingha, T&A Fitness’ Tarja De Silva & Alberto Ruiz Bravo, Fox Resorts’ Chris Quyn, Designer Amilani Perera & Kashmira Edirisinghe of Robed Gift Works.


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eLanka Newsletter – 13 Jan 2021 – 4th edition – Sri Lankans in Australia

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My memories working at the Ceylon Tea Centre in London during the sixties-by Irangani Gunatillake

“A TREASURE-TREE” – by Des Kelly

Sri Lankan style warm welcome in Melbourne

Dré Diesel provides exceptional service to real estate agents

Burundi to Bledisloe: The African refugee who’ll sing Australia’s anthem at Bledisloe III-By Tom Decent

All about T-20 Cricket you need to know

Rohan Weerakkody, only cricketer to win five titles at Mega Show-by Dinesh Weerawansa

Is it Tea or Coffee, you prefer?-By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Meemure – Paradise hamlet in Central Highlands By Arundathie Abeysinghe

Panthers downed by impressive Swans (Sri Lankan’s ex International Tillakaratne Dilshan in action!)

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How nine siblings were steeled to bear excruciating pain-By Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne

Cinnamon Life lights up with Hope for 2021

The Dutch Burghers and English; Voices of Survivors

British-Sri Lankans recognized in Queen’s Honor List

Sorry dot com – සොරි .com | Sunil, Nalin, Sachith and Rukmantha & Falan

Shermaine Willis – Lungi dance – Tamil Style!

I Can Only Imagine – BYU Noteworthy

Seasons 2020 – by Anil Wickremetunge

Koththamalli – Gypsies | Official Music Video | MEntertainments

Memories of the Solar Eclipse (1955) and the ‘ Vadakaha Sudiya’ song

Connections Australia collaboration with MultiConnexions and InQ Innovation wins Next Generation Entrepreneur Program grant

Y. C. Chang was one of Sri Lanka’s finest ruggerites-By Hafiz Marikar

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eLanka Newsletter – 13 Dec – 4th edition – Sri Lankans in Australia

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Prime Minister – Scott Morrison – Opinion – 2020 Wrap up

CHRISTMAS IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS IN CEYLON – by Noel Cruz (Introduction by Des Kelly)

Master Builders WA ‘Women Building Australia’ – Jane Arnolda – Wins Consultant Professional category

The Jazz Singer – by Patrick Ranasinghe

It is Written – by Lucky Navaratne

40th: AGM of the Old Antonian Social Club

Sri Lankan Food Take Away – A Great Success

Railway Cafe video and tyranscript-By Dr Harold Gunatillake

Sembuwatta Lake – magnificent splendor amidst verdant vistas By Arundathie Abeysinghe

John Keells Stock Brokers (JKSB) – Sri Lanka – STOCK MARKET WEEKLY – Week Ending, Friday, December 11, 2020

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Colombo 21 – Sri Lankan Restaurant – Castle Hill (Sydney)

Sri Lanka v England: Two-Test tour rearranged for January

Australia and India partner on COVID-19 research

Light Railway System for Jaffna Peninsula
Dr.Gnana Sankaralingam

Kerrigan and his 6 Priceless Treasure Children are #1


*The good old days in good old Ceylon* – by Ms.Therese Nilmini

Sir Winston Churchill’s position on whisky

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The Past Presidents of the Old Joes Club dinner at the Colombo Club

Silver Fawn Club Inc. Celebrating 50 Years New Year’s Eve Dinner – 31 Dec 2020

Publishing a collection of short stories written by people of Sri Lankan origin living in Australia Calling for Contributions

Cinematic Sri Lanka : Explore Pasikuda

Mal Sara- Sinhala Full movie| Rithu Akarsha | Srimali Fonseka

100 (Tamil) | Full Movie

Seeking to Contact

Distant Drums (A Jim Reeves Cover)
By Gehan Gunasekera

Falcon Financial Services
Calling Overseas qualified Accountants….

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eLanka Newsletter – 25th Nov – 8th edition – Sri Lankans in Australia

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First DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Opens in Weerawila, Sri Lanka


Nige learned to cook in immigration detention – now he’s teaching Australians his recipes


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

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Lamprais – An Inheritance from the Dutch

STC OBA NSW-ACT online Carol Service 2020 – A Festival Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas In Ceylon In The ’50’s: Swing Bands And Grand Galas

Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga pull out of LPL

Whatmore out of LPL coaching role

Botham’s grandson gets Wales rugby call-up

Sri Lanka Train: Conductor’s POV – Kandy to Ella Train FULL TOUR

Aussie Chat with RAJIV SEBASTIAN

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Frog genus named after Rohan Pethiyagoda

Sthuthi Newatha Enna | Sinhala Movie

Vanamagan – Tamil Full Movie

Seeking to contact Dr Wijesiri Dantanarayana

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eLanka Newsletter – 1st Nov – 1st edition – Sri Lankans in Australia

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Arizona Journalist Publishes Engaging Literary Novel

“ANIMAL ANTICS” – by Des Kelly

Sri Lankan Born Kerrigan, on 20 charts this week including several #1

How Can We Improve Debt Sustainability in Sri Lanka | A Primer on Economic Growth – by Mr. Murtaza Jafferjee, Chairman of the Advocata Institute

Yapahuwa Rock Fortress – ephemeral capital of Sri Lanka – By Arundathie Abeysinghe

Sri Lanka Wildlife Streaming & Online Communication Campaign for Destination Promotion – Go on a couch safari

S. THOMAS’ COLLEGE OLD BOYS’ ASSOCIATION, NSW/ACT – Announcement – New Committee STC OBA NSW/ACT 2020/2021

Health & Views – October 3rd issue 2020 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake

The Nicosia Tragedy – lest such be forgotten – Capt Elmo Jayawardena

Sri Lanka set to play two-Test series in South Africa

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Lessons Learned from the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture & Thereon – By Noor Rahim

Life at St.John’s College, Jaffna, in the 1930 – 1940s – by Victor Benjamin.

Cricket Australia Men’s International Fixture – It’s on! Dates, venues for India tour confirmed

Clive Inman kept our flag flying abroad scoring fastest 50 in 8 minutes – By Mahinda Wijesinghe


Women in Power-by By Kusum Wijetilleke

Byron Fernando, remarkable ruggerite from Trinity-by Hafiz Marikar

SRI LANKA NEWS-(OCTOBER 2020)Compiled by Victor Melder

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SCC – Sri Lankan Food – Take Away on 21st November & Latest Status!

Aruda Soysa | Sinhala Movie

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University of Colombo Alumni of NSW Establishes Self-Sustainable Scholarships

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eLanka Newsletter – 18th Oct – 5th edition – Sri Lankans in Australia

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Consul General pays a courtesy call on with Her Excellency, the Governor of New South Wales


Crowdfunding fight to save pay-as-you-can Lentil As Anything restaurants during COVID-19 recession-Cheryl Hall

An American’s Opinion of Australia – by David Mason

Photos from the Consul General of Sri Lanka Sydney office – photos

Vijay Sethupathi to play legendary Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan in biopic ‘800’-By PTI

Mr. Ranjith Weerasena – Vice Patron and former President of the St Peter’s OBU

Osteoporosis-who gets it?-by Dr Harold Gunatillake

Ex Servicemen Project

England tour to Sri Lanka – Mickey Arthur ‘really positive’ fixtures will go ahead-Andrew Fidel Fernando

Adihetty looking to impress – By Nick Creely

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Juggler like no other – By Des Kelly

Galana Ganga & Rahath Himiwarun

The Graham Norton Show – Explaining cricket to Jennifer Lopez, Freddie Flintoff, David Mitchell

Senarath Kulathilake was an excellent scrum half-by Althaf Nawaz

Mysteries of Hennangela & Rambakan Oya – By Stefan D’silva

Saman the athlete turned ruggerite-by Althaf Nawaz

An interesting read on how certain phrases we used today evolved – By – Dan Steele

What Waugh saw, and how it changed him – By GREG BEARUP

Plants animals and peoples – By Oscar E V Fernando

Blessed Carlo Acutis; first Saint in jeans, T-shirt and a computer Wizard – By Anton Abeyesekera

Rebuilding of the economy in post-COVID-19 era: Acquisition of technology a must-W.A Wijewardena

OF HUMAN BONDAGE – Swami Agnivesh died on September 11th: The liberator of India’s bonded labourers was 80

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Sri Lankan Recipes by Curry Mad – Savoury Stuffed Dates

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eLanka Newsletter – 11th Oct – 3rd edition – Sri Lankans in Australia

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“COMEDY IS” – By Des Kelly

BRANDIX OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Clarification from Brandix on concerns pertaining to COVID-19 detected Facility in Minuwangoda

“PETERITES AROUND THE WORLD” – Appointment of Desmond Kelly, an old Peterite, as Administrator on the Forum

The Blood On Our Hands: How You Can Go Vegan To Help The Voiceless & Save The Planet In The Process – By Aadesh Wickrematunge

British Tamils Forum (BTF) and Hindu Council United Kingdom (HC UK) met with High Commission of India

Authentic Sri Lankan food at Hela Bojun Hala – By Arundathie Abeysinghe

Health benefits of Coffee and Tea compared-by Dr Harold Gunatillake


Trio of HFC girls added extra class at St Peter’s – By Algi Wijewickrema


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Rock of Ages – by Oscar E V Fernando

Jackfruit: the ‘vegan sensationʼ that saved Sri Lanka

Changing Tracks: Reg and Melbourne grow up together – On Drive with Rafael Epstein

A/g Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs | Media Release | New requirement to learn English to maximise job prospects

Changing Tracks: Reg and Melbourne grow up together – On Drive with Rafael Epstein

Memories of St Thomas’ College Teachers by Peter Selvaratnam

Reawakening in a Time of Crisis – By Co-Authors – Indu Hewawasam & Anoma Gunawardena

Operation Hope Special Update and Thank you


Monara Thanna මොනර තැන්න

Lovely speech by Akio Toyoda – President of Toyota

Sri Lankan Recipes by Curry Mad – Coconut Milk Toffee

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AGRO INDUSTRY – Compiled by Savithri Rodrigo

B. R. L. Fernando


B. R. L. Fernando addresses the main concerns surrounding food security

Q: In terms of food security being a priority, how do you view Sri Lanka’s agro industry?

A: Food security has always been a priority. Sri Lanka never suffered from famine although malnutrition remains an issue impinging on food security.

The agro industry is in a nascent stage where value addition to agricultural production is minimal. For example, Sri Lanka exports about 50 percent of tea produce in bulk form and only the balance as tea bags.

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