eLanka Newsletter: October 2017 - 5th edition
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Blossoms of Spring high tea hosted by Visakhians of NSW
By Sharmila Dilhani Jayasinghe Niriella

Visakhians of New South Wales ended the centenary year celebrations of their Alma mater in style with a spring themed high tea in Sydney recently. 

“Goodbye to a rock n roll legend” FATS DOMINO
by Desmond Kelly – ‘the Star of eLanka”

And so we say “goodbye” to another rock n roll legend, Fats Domino, born Feb.26,1928 & died on Oct.25th 2017, aged 89 years. A pianist, singer, song-writer, of New Orleans-style music, he will be remembered for many songs, one of the best being Blueberry Hill. His full name was Antoine Domino Jnr., affectionately nicknamed “Fats” because of his chubby look, he would sit down at a piano, play & sing in his own inimitable style, either “backing” dozens of other vocalists or doing his “solo” rock numbers with a flair, all of his own. He reminded me very much of another piano-legend of Lanka by the name of Gerry Crake......


by Natali Perera
My grandma once told me, “Before you go to bed, you must always say three prayers, not for your family, your parents or friends, but for you, you must be able to put yourself first”. I wasn’t a child, so I understood where she was coming from, but it seemed selfish nevertheless. I always thought, that if I look after others even better than how I treat myself, one day karma will be good to me and help you out. 

As always, the older you get, the wiser you become. My grandma was correct. All those times where I placed my friends before myself, especially during school, that didn’t help ......

Suzie Prins surprise birthday bash
Photos thanks to Trevine Rodrigo

Eating Red Meat is Bad News

Health Education for Sri Lankans & others by Dr Harold Gunatillake

When you are admitted to Casualty as an emergency with chest pain, doctors, in addition to performing various investigations does a test to measure the blood levels of a molecule called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO). Positive results of this test are a sure sign of a heart attack or even death. Prognosis and seriousness of the episode can be assessed by the medical team, from this test alone....


Photos thanks to MC Duke


SCATS NSW felicitated Bonny Fernando

Photos thanks to Roy Grafix



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5th of November 2017

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6th of November 2017

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

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2017 Christmas Carols Dinner and Dancing

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Operation Hope – Annual Fundraising Luncheon
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