Brother of Shane Warne to visit Foundation of Goodness-By Bipin Dani Source:Dailymirror The brother of the late Australian spinner Shane Warne, who arrived in Sri Lanka on Friday, will visit the Foundation of Goodness in Seenigama as part of his itinerary.    Jason Warne and his wife Shay are in Sri Lanka on the invitation of the Minister of Tourism Harin Fenando and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), The Foundation of Goodness was founded by Philanthropist Kushil Gunasekera, with whom Shane Warne associated in relief efforts after the 2004 tsunami. ...

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SLC to honour late Shane Warne before the first Test-by Dhammika Ratnaweera Shane Warne returning to the pavilion after taking his 500th Test wicket at Galle in 2004 Source:Dailynews Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will pay tribute to the late spin legend Shane Warne when the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia begins at the Galle International Cricket Stadium tomorrow. The spin legend Warne died on March 4, 2022, during a holiday in Thailand nearly four months ago. Late spin legend from Australia Shane Warne was not a popular figure among Sri Lankans in the 1990s but his contributions towards the country’s most disadvantaged kids after the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 helped change that attitude. ...

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Sri Lanka Crisis Light of Hope – By Dr harold Gunatillake Website: www.Doctorharold.com The indomitable world around us Nations helping with a mighty rush An island separated by ethnic clashes United, with no more bashes A great future awaits our masses *Tamil Nadu sends aid worth nearly Rs 400MN which includes a consignment with rice, milk powder, medicine, and more consignments of essentials Sri Lanka today received a consignment of humanitarian aid worth over 3 billion Sri Lankan rupees from India. *The 15,000 MT consignment includes rice, milk powder, and essential medicines, according to the Indian High Commission. The Indian High Commission said that Sri Lanka would receive more assistance in the future. Ambassadors of the European Union (EU) called on President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Palace in Colombo on 24th June. “Consider European countries as friends of Sri Lanka….” “Will assist at this difficult time….” These remarks were made ...

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Alert Critical: Australian cricket bats for Sri Lanka reaching out a fourth time – By Callistus Davy Source:sundayobserver.lk Cricket and cricketers in Australia have come out on yet another occasion to lend a hand to Sri Lanka making them more of a family friend sharing grief and sorrow unlike in a bygone era when some islanders misunderstood them as bullies and racists. This time the hand of the Aussie came in the form of a soothing appeal to back a United Nations move to help Sri Lanka battle against crippling food, fuel, cocking gas and agriculture shortages besides an alarming rise in prices of essential requirements to add to an acute shortage of drugs and medicine and frequent electricity blackouts that has taken the country into the dark ages of the past. In their latest intervention, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc and batsman Steven Smith have in a video message ...

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Sri Lankan Seniors Get-together in NSW(Sydney) Australia – by Dr Harold Gunatillake   Hello Seniors and Guests, I would like to make an apology for the serious mistake I made in my previous YouTube on Shane Warne and the Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1999, in the description, through error I had said Shane Waugh. I am sorry for that error. No errors on YouTube itself. Today is a great event and joyful day for the Sri Lankan Seniors who meet once a year through the Sri Lankan Association of NSW’s sponsorship to meet, greet and have a good time including lavish rice curry lunch. Enjoy the video footage. Website: www.Doctorharold.com 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, ...

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Reminiscing Memories -Celebrating Shane Warne’s Life by Dr Harold Gunatillake Hello, my name is Harold Gunatillake. I am a retired cosmetic surgeon with interest in videography and compiling and presenting films. Going through my archives, I was lucky to find a footage of the Australian Cricket team when they visited Sri Lanka in September 1999, and footage of the 1st test match Australia vs Sri Lanka played in Kandy. Going through my archives, I found something interesting and I happen to be in Sri Lanka at the time Alston Koch was launching his pub at the Rock Café, and the year was 1999. At that party Shane Warne played a big part in his team and at that time the captain was Steve Waugh. This footage I am presenting in honour of the greatest wonderful cricket legend after Bradman, with whom I had the opportunity to meet at the Rock ...

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Goodbye legend, an incredible short but memorable innings – by Trevine Rodrigo (eLanka Sports editor) Shane Warne’s indelible mark on cricket could not have been more emphasized than the overwhelming send off at the hallowed MCG.  Melbourne and Australia’s iconic hero who took the world by storm with his uncanny talent that revolutionised leg spin, was given an unforgettable send off in the final siren of the life of a champion.  He was not just a champion of sport, he championed what a true sportsman should be. The fact that Warnie was a fiercely a competitive cricketer who would stop at nothing to swing the scales in favour of whom he represented, was testament to his commitment in whatever he undertook.  While everyone stereotyped him to be a cricketer or to a lesser degree a Footy wannabe, Warnie was very much more. He filled a lifetime so short,  fulfilling more than ...

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              TWO GREAT SPORTSMEN OF A BYGONE ERA – by Quintus de Zylva SHANE WARNE met EDDIE GRAY and I at the Tullamarine airport many years ago. Shane was on his way to Sri Lanka to play cricket  and we travelled on the same plane that day. SHANE was amazed at Eddie’s sporting achievements and he was fascinated with Eddie’s blazer. He was also interested in the fact that Aidan and Ryan ( my grandsons) attended Mentone Grammar – a school that Shane attended in his formative years. EDWARD IAN GRAY (21 December 1918 – 21 September2004) was educated at Royal College Colombo where he was a Senior Prefect and Captain of the Athletics Team, Boxing Team and Rugby Team. He joined the Ceylon Police Force and his first duty station was in Kandy. When World War 11 broke out Eddie was the OIC at the Koggala Police Station where the RAF ...

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The end of Shane Warne’s MAGIC Source:island.lk There were emotional scenes as family, loved ones, and fans, assembled to meet the private charter flight, carrying the body of the 52-year-old cricket legend, Shane Warne, home, to Melbourne. The arrival came almost a week after his shock death, in Thailand. And, the big question is what really caused Shane Warne’s death! Could any of the following been a contributory factor to his death? * Warne’s two bouts with Covid, and lifestyle, may offer clues into his sudden death. (So bad was his experience with the first Covid attack that he had to use a ventilator to help him recover.) * Studies have shown Covid can increase the risk of heart problems in some. * Warne was also a habitual smoker, who was also known to be a lover of junk food. * His manager said Warne also often tried liquid-only diets ...

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