eLanka Newsletter: January 2018 – 2nd edition
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Hansika Muthukuda receives her certifcate from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian at the presentation on December 13. – Lawrence Machado, Hills Shire Times

Hansika Muthukuda said when she moved from Hong Kong to Sydney in 2012, she was not proficient in English.

Five years later and Hansika is one of the highest achievers in the HSC, coming first in the state in English advanced, which she attributed to being smart about studying and managing her time efficiently.



by Desmond Kelly – ‘the Star of eLanka”

In Spain, they say “si si’, in France they say ‘”vi vi”
Every little Dutch girl says “ya” “ya”
Every little Danish “doll” says “da”
But sweetheart, tell me why? 
No matter how I try
Won’t you answer to my plea
Just say it in any language to me
When will you say “si si”.



Health and views

Health Education for Sri Lankans & others by Dr Harold Gunatillake


A MUSICAL ODYSSEY by Bernard VanCuylenburg

In contrast to the lyrical title of this article, I am compelled to refer to the writings of Celaleddin Rumi one of  the world’s greatest mystic philosophers who lived in the 13th century, in Turkey. His poetic and religious works mostly in Persian are some of the most beloved and respected in the Islamic world. He wrote “Jars of spring water are not enough. 



It’s always nice to hear a good news story from the Motherland, so here’s something that gladdened our hearts.

No doubt you’ve heard of SOS Children’s Villages who run the most wonderful and loving homes for children throughout Sri Lanka. Whilst you may think they are 100% supported by an international NGO, that’s not the case. They’re currently funded partly by people like you and I.

Back in 2001, a young girl, Anjalika, arrived on their doorstep. Alone and frightened by her new surroundings she took some time to settle in. After all, going from being without a close family to being planted in the middle of a large one was a whole new experience for her.


Excellent news, (not silly “breaking news”, that has got to be “fixed”), our new “Young Australian” of the year N.T. is none other than  Kevin Kadirgamar, the proud grandson of the late Rajan Kadirgamar, M.V.O., A.D.C., Rear Admiral & for 10 years from 1960-1970, the longest serving “Captain of the Royal Ceylon Navy”.


Dear members & readers of eLanka, I have been extremely fortunate to meet, and, in turn, introduce all of you to Bernard VanCuylenberg, another good Dutch Burgher from Lanka, who, in my opinion, is a “Superb writer of Stories”, in poetic vein, “Bernard Van, is a man, who certainly can”.

There are not too many “writers” who are perfectionists.

Bernard is one of them and his expertise can now be shared by all of us. Every “story” coming in from Bernard will, of course, bear his name, as the writer. We are indeed lucky to have him write for us.  Desmond Kelly.

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eLanka Events - MELBOURNE

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National Day of Sri Lanka 2018

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Shen Yun – Sydney Lyric Theatre

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Golden Oldies Sing Along with Bonny Fernando & Heartbeatz

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National Day of Sri Lanka 2018

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Shepherdian Valentine Night

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Royal College OBA NSW & ACT – A Royal “Rendezvous”

17th of February 2018

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23rd of February 2018

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