Till The Mountains Disappear Josephian Scouting : A Retrospect  by Jeremy De Lima Source:tillthemountainsdisappear The Scouting movement which now spans 216 countries with over 38 million members was started in 1908 by Robert Baden-Powell, (later Lord) a British Military hero in the 1900 South African war. Under the aegis of one of our greatest Rectors, Rev Fr Peter Pillai OMI, the first Catholic Scout troop in Sri Lanka, began at Darley Road in 1949. Using his good-given second-sight, he was appointed as our first Group Scout Leader, the Rev. Fr Henk Schram OMI, a Rover scout back in his home town was in Holland. Our fledgling group starts to take wing, ably assisted by Mr Francis Naidu (alias the “Black Panther”), seconded from 1st Port of Colombo. In August 1949 we made our public debut at the Group Scout Camporee and Pageant, held at the Royal Primary Oval in Colombo. ...

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Sri Lanka’s mystery spinner for T20 Cup Source:Thewst Sri Lanka have called up 21-year-old mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana to their squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman in October-November. Theekshana, who took four wickets on his one-day international debut against South Africa last week, is joined by left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama, the only uncapped player in the squad, who took 11 wickets on his Test debut against Bangladesh earlier this year. Wanindu Hasaranga and Dhananjaya de Silva complete the spin bowling contingent, with Akila Dananjaya and leg-spinner Pulina Tharanga among the reserves. Veteran seamer Nuwan Pradeep has been included as part of a pace attack that includes Dushmantha Chameera and all-rounders Chamika Karunaratne and Lahiru Madushanka. There were no major omissions apart from Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka, who are serving year-long bans for breaking COVID-19 protocols on their tour of England ...

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Heartburn- Why you should know about it?-By Dr Harold Gunatillake Transcript: 25 million adults experience heartburn daily- so says the stats. About one third of them experience heartburn at least once a month in the US. It is a feeling of burning sensation behind your heart in the gullet, food related and due to a weak gastroesophageal sphincter muscles mechanism, resulting in acid reflux into your gullet. It is not a life-threatening disease, but annoying and can lead to sleepless nights, and cause complications, such as inflammation of the lower third of the gullet, referred to as esophagitis, progressing to ulcers and narrowing of the esophagus called a stricture. Even babies are born with this weak valve mechanism. Therefore, all babies are held vertically and given a pat on the upper back after a feed by the mother. It is very common among the Indians and Sri Lankans due to ...

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A Pleasure To Serve My Country As Consul General of Sri Lanka for New South Wales and Queensland in Australia, Lakshman Hulugalle has many years of experience promoting the country’s interests. As the former director-general of the Media Center for National Security, he successfully disseminated information globally and navigated swathes of media scrutiny on Sri Lanka’s war against terrorism with tact and composure. Embarking on his new role amid the pandemic in 2020 to serve Sri Lanka single-mindedly once again, Mr. Hulugalle has already gathered together Australians and Australians of Sri Lankan origin to accelerate his plans for the country. Speaking with Business Today, Mr. Hulugalle said that he focuses on bringing suitable investments and investors to Sri Lanka while promoting Australian tourists to visit the country. As the pandemic wanes, he hopes that with borders opening and fewer restrictions to travel, Australians would confidently come to Sri Lanka for ...

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SRI LANKAN STREET FOOD By Dish – Weekly Specials   HEAT & SERVE DELIVERY SERVICE – -Free Delivery Sydney wide- THIS WEEK SPECIAL “Lamprais”   Lamprais is a mouth watering parcel of food wrapped in a banana leaf. A careful selection of curries made to a very specific Dutch recipe passed down from generations of Dutch Burghers in Sri Lanka. your choice of meat is cooked until tender with specific herbs and spices. Included are Eggplant Moju,fish cutlet,ash plantain & prawn blachan. All served on a bed of tiny grains of rice that is cooked in a spicy stock.Topped with a fried boiled egg, it all comes together in an aromatic culinary perfect marriage! Dish Heat & Serve Home Delivery Service -free Delivery Sydneywide- Dish Heat & Serve Home Delivery Service’ came into being from the desire to bring the Sri Lankan Street Food that you love right to your door. We ensure your ...

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Sunil Perera will live in the people’s hearts forever-BY NIROSHA RAJAPAKSE Source:Sundayobserver Napoleon Bonaparte once declared music reminds us that the human race is greater than we realise. The music played by a legend in the domain of the Sri Lankan music industry, whose enormous contribution towards the upheaval of the Sri Lankan music bears testimony to the above declaration. The island bid adieu to Sunil Perera, one of the highly acclaimed and renowned stalwarts of the Baila genre of Sri Lanka. Albeit Sunil Perera is no more, the legacy that he left behind would remain in the annals of Sri Lankan music forever. No hyperbole remains in declaring that Sunil was undoubtedly and indisputably a giant, whose colossal and genuine potential and capacity in music do not need an introduction; it is ubiquitous and well known both among the Sri Lankan music fans and critics alike. Sunil Perera was ...

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