Flamboyant Wicketkeeper Batsman Russell Hamer Passes Away – By Lawrence Machado Dashing wicketkeeper-batsman Russell Hamer, who played for Ceylon (later Sri Lanka) for many years, passed away in Colombo on Wednesday, March 27.  He was 76. The former Wesley College star, who had his share of health issues, was always a treat to watch on the field. He loved to entertain and had a loyal following wherever he played. A former Ceylon Schools representative, Hamer represented the country at the annual Gopalan Trophy against Tamil Nadu, with a highest score of 52 in the 1970-71 series. These matches were among the highlights for Ceylon and later Sri Lanka in the days before the country attained Test status in 1982. During a time when Ceylon produced crack wicketkeeper batsmen, Hamer was at the top of his game, playing a few limited over matches for the national team. This was a time ...

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TRIBUTE TO ACKIEL OUSMAND: A legacy of Love, Community Service, and Commitment to Excellence! – By Upali Obeyesekere reporting from Toronto, Canada Life is impermanent, but death is permanent! Ackiel Ousmand – A life well lived on this earth! Ackiel’s beloved family, large coterie of friends and relatives must reluctantly accept that Ackiel has left us for good and will not come back. My thoughts of Ackiel are that of a warm hearted, friendly, and a committed human being. He was a trailblazer who made his presence felt to this world in many ways. In the twenty-five years he lived in Toronto, Ackiel was a mover and shaker in the Sri Lankan-Canadian community and served in numerous capacities in many socio-cultural organizations. By extension, he was an asset to Sri Lankan diplomats in Ottawa and Toronto who sought his assistance on community matters. Albert Einstein’s quote “The only thing we can count ...

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Dhananjaya celebrated phenomenal actor in theatre, television and cinema – By Sunil Thenabadu Image Source : info-rain Dhananjaya Siriwardena the popular actor in television, theatre and cinema, born in Kandy as Gajanayake Arachchige Samuditha Dhananjaya Siriwardena, hails from a family comprising of. artistes, father Sunil Siriwardena is a renowned musician, vocalist and a lyricist and mother Susiri Siriwardena is also a lyricist. only sibling elder brother Madhmadhawa Aravinda also an actor. a reputed vocalist cum politician.. Dhananjaya is also a familiar television host steering professionally and competently lately in the ITN “Chat N Music’ currently for over two years conducting in a spectacular style. Dhananjaya is married to Shashini. She was a flight attendant in Dubai. Dhananjaya had first met Shashini in year 2005 by sheer quirk during a photo shoot of Indika Mallawaarachchi .after a prolonged love affair got married after eight years. The duo is blessed with a daughter ...

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Message on the Occasion of the 76th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka Source : Qld Sri Lankan Newsletter – Dæhæna – February 2024  It is with much pleasure that I convey my warm greetings to all Sri Lankans residing in Australia, on the occasion of the 76th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka. As we mark this important occasion, we pay homage not only to those who fought to achieve independence but also to those who in the recent traumatic past sacrificed their lives to safeguard our country. While we reflect on the true value of Independence, we are amidst a challenging and decisive juncture. The government of Sri Lanka is actively working towards strengthening democracy, promoting reconciliation and meaningfully moving the country towards greater economic progress and maintaining peace and stability for the prosperity of Sri Lanka and the people. It is an opportune time for all ...

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DAMITHA ABEYRATNE in a scintillating voyage in stardom for over three decades in inimitable style – By Sunil Thenabadu Sedhavi Mudiyanselage Damitha Buddhini Abeyratne Bandara as a reputed actress possess the following specific qualities. she interprets her characters’ feelings and motives is order to successfully portray the characters in the most compellingmanner. She possesses memorization skills, persistence, physical stamina, and speaking skills in abundance. Damitha Abeyratne as popularly known was born September 14, 1975is a Sri Lankan film teledrama andstage actress who had commenced acting when she was only eight years ago having been awarded many awards as Signis OCIC, Swarna Sanka, Presidential film,Sarasaviya, Sumathi,international film, Raigam Tele’es, Tamil Nadu International film awards some many times during a short span in her acting career. She had also won awards for her dramatic roles in Dandubasnamaya. She had schooled at Samudradevi Balika Vidyalaya Nugegoda and St.Paul’s Milagiriya for her primary and ...

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Foundation of Goodness – special vegan cookbook Dear ELanka Team, I am writing to you from the Foundation of Goodness, a Sri Lankan NGO who have been working since 1999 to bridge the island’s urban-rural divide and provide the opportunities and resources needed for rural communities to succeed. With the rising cost of living worldwide, our donations have also been negatively impacted and in order to raise funds for our humanitarian and empowerment activities we have designed a beautiful vegan cookbook filled with delicious and authentic Sri Lankan recipes collected from the staff and beneficiaries at our project centres across Sri Lanka. Furthermore, International Sri Lankan Chefs like Peter Kuruvita have also added their special recipes to our collection. We would be very appreciative if you could carry the attached graphic in your newsletter, in this season of giving, to build awareness of this delicious gift idea which with all profits helpign to uplift ...

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New President of Engineers Australia – Dr Raj Aseervatham Source :  Qld Sri Lankan Newsletter – Dæhæna – December 2023 Engineers Australia has announced the appointment of Dr Raj Aseervatham, an Australian of Sri Lankan descent, as the new National President and Board Chair. Dr Aseervatham has more than 35 years of professional experience, commencing his career as a civil infrastructure engineer in local and state government. He has worked in two ASX 50 mining companies and one ASX 50 energy company, consulting and audit/assurance firms in Australia and overseas. He is a twice-published author on organisational leadership. “I am excited to lead Engineers Australia as we continue to deliver on our current strategy; one that is designed to take us well into the next decade,” Dr Aseervatham said. Engineers Australia CEO Romilly Madew AO said that Dr. Aseervatham was well -equipped to lead the organisation. “Raj brings extensive engineering ...

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Crisis in Sri Lanka and the World [Sinhala version] – By Asoka Bandarage Click Here To Buy your Book  Source : barnesandnoble This book provides a broad picture of Sri Lanka’s on-going political and economic crisis as the culmination of several centuries of colonial and neo-colonial developments. The book presents the Sri Lankan crisis as an exemplification of a broader global existential crisis facing more and more debt trapped countries, especially in the post-colonial Global South. The book’s in-depth case study raises important questions pertaining to sovereignty and political and economic democracy in Sri Lanka and the world at large. The book also explores the emergence of the crisis in the context of the accelerating geopolitical conflict between China and the USA in the Indian Ocean. It ponders if the debt crisis, economic collapse and political destabilization in Sri Lanka were intentionally precipitated to the advantage of the Quadrilateral Alliance (USA, ...

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The Brad and Kiara Show Podcast – 2023-11-4 Source : omny.fm A lifestyle radio show that connects with your community and focuses on topics that you can relate to, a little bit of this and a little bit of that with a real Sri Lankan touch – Anything and everything goes on The Brad & Kiara Show – Tune in Saturday Mornings 7-8 right here on Triple H 100.1 FM ...

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