Celebrating Eid with the Sri Lankan Muslims in Brisbane – by Laurensz Manricks Source: Silverscene Official Newsletter of the Silver Fawn Club Inc. – Issue: May/June 2022 As you may know, Muslims across the world recently completed 30 days of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan which culminates with the Eid celebration. The Silver Fawn Club Office-Bearers were invited by a group of Sri Lankan Muslims in Brisbane to celebrate Eid with Sri Lankans from all other Brisbane Associations, on Saturday 7th May. Over 100 Sri Lankan community leaders and members gathered at the Darul Uloom Mosque at Woolloongabba for what was a most enjoyable and informative meeting with the Sri Lankan Muslim community in Brisbane. Sandun, Tyrone, Ranjan, Namal and Laurensz represented our Club while other members we spotted included Anton and Bronwyn Swan, Jayantha Pathikirikorale, Fyri and Susan Fahir, Wasantha Muthuthantri, Dr Sajee Alok and Dr Judy ...

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Australian Honours and Awards Investiture Ceremony presentation at the Investiture Ceremony, Government House – recipient Dr Harold Gunatillake The Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) is awarded for service worthy of particular recognition. Australia has a system of honours and awards to recognise Australians for excellence, achievement and commendable service. These awards were introduced on 14 February 1975. The Governor conducts investiture ceremonies twice a year at Government House Sydney for New South Wales recipients of Australian Honours and Awards. Recipients are announced on Australia Day and the Queen’s Birthday. Transcript: Hello viewers, Thank you for clicking on the link to open this video presentation. This is not my usual presentation on a health subject, but this is about myself that I wish you share and celebrate with me. The Governor of NSW invited me, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley ACQC, for the Investiture Ceremony on the 12th May ...

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SriLankan Airlines Adds A Record Number Of Sydney & Melbourne Flights – by JAMES PEARSON SriLankan Airlines is expanding its Australia offer, with Melbourne rising to 1x daily and Sydney to 5x weekly. Source:simpleflying.com SriLankan Airlines has added flights to Melbourne and Sydney. As such, it has more flights Down Under this northern summer (winter in Australia) than ever before. It has 722 round trip services (214,000 seats), up by 72% over the previous record in 2019. SriLankan increases Australia As the state of Victoria is home to Australia’s largest Sri Lankan community, it is no surprise that Melbourne, the state’s capital, has the most flights. Nor that it was the first Australian city to be served when the carrier returned to the country in 2017 New South Wales has the second-largest Sri Lankan population. From May 14th, Sydney, its capital, will have 5x weekly flights, up from 4x. This will be its ...

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Conrad De Silva Is The OLDEST Voice Contestant Ever – The Voice Australia – 27 April 2022 At 80 years old Conrad De Silva becomes the oldest ever auditionee with his charming performance of Nat King Cole’s ‘L-O-V-E’ , dedicated to his wife, for his Blind audition for The Voice Australia. We at eLanka and the whole of the Sri Lankan community in Australia and globally are so very proud of you Conrad! As we say …. “Good on ya mate!“ The Voice Australia: Conrad De Silva becomes oldest artist in show’s history and steals the nation’s heart – by Megan French Source:perthnow.com.au Conrad De Silva proved to Australia that age truly is just a number. Aged 80, De Silva became the oldest artist in The Voice Australia’s history when he took to the stage with a tear-jerking audition that warmed hearts all over the country. But it wasn’t just ...

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Fostering understanding for young members of the expatriate Sri Lankan community Source:Asiafoundation The Foundation created LankaCorps to help members of the expatriate Sri Lankan community engage with post-conflict Sri Lanka and to enhance their understanding of the country. The program fosters identification with Sri Lanka among youth with limited experience in the country of their heritage. LankaCorps Fellows will be placed with host organizations identified by The Asia Foundation in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. These affiliations will be augmented by an orientation program, language training, and periodic activities with other young leaders. Asia Foundation staff will offer in-country advisory and logistical support for the Fellows during their six-month affiliation. The fellowship will provide a travel stipend to cover roundtrip international airfare, in-country living expenses (including a monthly stipend and housing), and health insurance coverage. ...

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DONATION OF BOOKS TO SRI LANKAN LIBRARIES The Consulate General office wishes to call your attention for the donation of valuable books by Dr. Mike Katz, Mineral Development Consultant from Australia which will be handed over to Universities in Sri Lanka. In the same spirit, the Consulate General office would also like to request from the esteemed members of the Sri Lankan community/ organizations in NSW if they could donate any useful historically valuable books for distribution in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan community which migrated to Australia since 1960s, would have brought many publications from Sri Lanka and some of them would be valuable in relation to the History of Sri Lanka as well as useful for University students who are pursuing courses in the stream of Medicine, Law, Sociology, Commerce, IT, Engineering, Architecture, Agriculture, Biology and so on. In addition, we understand that there are a number of ...

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