eLanka Newsletter: November 2017 – 1st edition
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Cha’s Cabin Crab lunch – Melbourne
Photos thanks to Trevine Rodrigo



by Desmond Kelly – ‘the Star of eLanka”

Lo! , & behold. Another new English “dual-word”.

My criticism of another silly “problem” going on in our Federal Parliment Rooms at the moment. First and foremost, before anybody g ..

Australia and Malaysia have strengthened their ability to work together to combat maritime crime through a cooperative law enforcement training exercise called Exercise Redback.

Exercise Redback is part of an ongoing series of cooperative maritime law enforcement training exercises designed to enhance the capabilities of both countries to combat maritime crime including people smuggling and human trafficking.


Honesty is the best policy


Recently, I have been thinking about where the phrase “honesty is the best policy” originated from. At first, I thought maybe it was through trial and error. One day, many years ago, someone somewhere decided to lie about something. The outcome was negatively related, and hence, the individual decided that honesty was the best policy for future similar situations. Obviously, a quick search into google informed me that it was in fact a proverb from Benjamin Franklin.

Follow these rules when eating food for health & longevity
Health Education for Sri Lankans & others by Dr Harold Gunatillake
Hot food joints are always crowded, and it is disheartening to see parents taking their kids for an evening out, away from home cooked food. Even birthday parties are held at these food outlets for kids for convenience and low expenses.

When you visit Colombo, driving along Rajagiriya main road, you’ll come across on the left-hand-side a giant hot food outlet: you’ll be surprised to see the crowds of young people patronizing this joint even closer to midnight. 

by Christopher Rezel

Sri Lanka’s wildlife parks have recently been in the news for the wrong reasons.

In mid-October a helicopter of a private airline flew at low altitude over the Kaudulla National Park spooking elephants and visitors.

It seems the pilot was doing so for the amusement of fee-paying passengers.

It is claimed the helicopter has been visiting the park regularly, probably flying low and stampeding elephants on every occasion.

*A special tax on super luxury vehicles
*Rs. 10 excise duty per kilo on plastic resins
*An ‘open cage’ concept at the Dehiweala Zoo
*A cellular tower levy of Rs 200,000 per month
*Rs. 300 mn to promote IT and IT related sectors
*Alcohol volume based excise duty
*Issuance of new liquor license to be simplified
*NBT to be imposed on liquor, toddy not spared


by Desmond Kelly ‘the Star of eLanka’

Thank you “Special Broadcasting Services”.

You are “Special”. In an age where comedy on television is as bleak as a cold Winters day, where the usual four-letter epithets HAVE to make an entry in order to obtain an inane “laugh”, where “jokes” are as dull 


 The Aussie star won Young Talent Time at age eight. We caught up with the soprano ahead of her debut in The Merry Widow.
You have a unique genealogical background. What do you think of yourself as nowadays?


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Andrew De Silva – Purple Revolution

(Melbourne Event)

18th of November 2017

White Wonderland New Year's eve Dance

(Colombo Event)

31st of December 2017

Sri Lanka Food and Cultural Festival

(Sydney Event)

25th & 26th of November 2017

Ceylon Society of Australia present 20th Annual General Meeting, Dinner and Sing-along

(Sydney Event)

25th of November  2017

Shepherdian Valentine Night

(Sydney Event)

10th of February 2017

Inaugural Inter School Six-a-Side Indoor Cricket Tournament

(Melbourne Event)

19th of November 2017

2017 Christmas Carols Dinner and Dancing

(Sydney Event)

2nd of December  2017

Sunil and Nalin Perera live in Concert

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7th of November 2017

Sri Lanka Festival – 2017

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25th of November 2017

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26th of November  2017

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02nd December  2017

Thomian Carol Service

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25th of November  2017

Bollywood Night

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25th November 2017

Australia – Ceylon Fellowship Inc New Years Eve Gala Dinner Dance 2017
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31st of December 2017

Christmas Dinner Dance

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22nd of November  2017

He is still the King of Kings

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SPC OBSC Annual Christmas Lunch

03rd of December  2017

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