British girl, born to Sri Lankan parents wins ‘Miss International U.K. 2021/2022’ title By: Upali Obeyesekere – Reporting from Toronto, Canada Evanjelin Elchmanar from Birmingham, U.K., has won the crown of “Miss International U.K. 2021/ 2022” defeating, more than 50 other British girls. She will compete in the “Miss World International” to be held in Japan in October 2021. According to reports, she is a lovely girl with a sweet, engaging personality, and is a strong contender to win that competition too. Born in France to Sri Lankan parents – Givaraju Erajsingham Elchmanar of Batticaloa and Shanthi Rajakaruna of Galle, Evanjelin Elchmanar moved to the United Kingdom (UK) and is now a British Citizen. She is making waves in beauty pageants in the U.K. On Friday, July 23rd Evanjelin was adjudged the winner of ‘Miss International U.K. 2021/2022’ titled at Park Hall Hotel in Lancashire, England. It was the fifth edition of ...

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Health & Views July 3rd issue 2021 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake https://www.elanka.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Health-Views-July-3rd-issue-20212-copy.pdf Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and whilst the author will endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, eLanka makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the eLanka website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained in this article for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In otherwords, eLanka In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website / article. Also please note ...

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My take on the Olympics   Source:Island “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” Pierre de Coubertin – Founder of International Olympic Games and its second president. The 2020 Olympic Games started on Friday July 23 after more than one and a half years postponement due to the cursed coronavirus, which is stalking the Games with a couple of competitors proving positive. Sympathies are with the hosts Tokyo since holding the Games means much planning and organizing, money spent and work undertaken. We oldies were introduced to the Games early in life as we had to write essays about it; learnt its history in our Greek and Roman Civilization exam preparations and with interest kindled, were lucky to savour Duncan White’s success in hurdles and much later Susanthika Jayasinghe’s silver medal in the ...

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WINSTON TAMBIMUTTU – ONE OF THREE PETERITE ATHLETES FROM THE FIFTIES WHO WON NATIONAL HONOURS PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE! By: Upali Obeyesekere – Josephian-Peterite NEWS NETWORK St. Peter’s College has produced coterie of star athletes since the early 1930s, a few who continued the journey and emerged as national champions. Established in 1922 as ‘St. Joseph’s College South’, the school by the Wellawatta Canal was re-branded and named St. Peter’s College in 1927. The name change was documented on April 8, 1927, vide Gazette Notification No.7575. Ninety-nine years later, we pay homage to Rev. Fr. Maurice Le Goc, Rector of St. Joseph’s College for his foresight and vision in establishing this great seat of learning. Rev. Fr. Nicholas Perera was consequently appointed Rector of St. Peter’s College in 1927, and due to his inspired leadership sports was introduced. Athletics commenced in earnest at St. Peter’s after the expansion of the picturesque College grounds, ...

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