BARCLAY GORDON ‘BUDDY’ REID Elmo Rodrigopulle Source:-www.dailynews.lk There have been a few instances of sets of brothers playing for their schools, clubs and with some of them going on to sport Sri Lanka caps. Among them the leaders were the nine Fernandopulle brothers who played and all kept wickets for St.Benedict’s College, Kotahena which deserves mention in the Guinness Book of the records, AMENDRA brothers from Mahinda College Galle, the RANATUNGA and WETTIMUNY brothers from Ananda College also come to mind. But five brothers to play school cricket and excel for St. Thomas’ College, the school by the sea at Mount Lavinia were the REID brothers – CLAUDE, RONNIE, BUDDY, BARNEY and TINY. It is said that there were five Saram brothers who played for the Mount Lavinia school before the REID’S. Most outstanding But of the five brothers the most outstanding and who became a double international was BARCLAY ...

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SEVEN SRI LANKAN CRICKETERS WHO REPRESENTED SRI LANKA IN ANOTHER SPORT   While representing a nation in so much as one sport is a cause for profound pride, there have been players whose transcendental corporal virtuosities have helped them quixotically push the limits of mortal human abilities. The double internationals- players who represent their nations in two sports internationally- are, no wonder, a rare breed. As far as cricketers are concerned, most of the double internationals’ second sport is rugby thanks to the monopoly both rugby and cricket has over the commonwealth of nations. However, Sri Lanka’s cricketing double internationals’ second sport runs the gamut from table tennis to hockey. A notable feature among Sri Lanka’s cricketing double internationals is that most of them belong to Sri Lanka’s pre-test era. Perhaps, with cricket becoming a serious sport in the island following full ICC membership, cricketers may have hardly had any ...

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Joe Root wants Ashes clarity before committing to tour he is ‘desperate’ to play in Source:-www.thetimes.co.uk Joe Root says he is desperate to play in this winter’s Ashes but refused to guarantee he would lead his team to Australia given the uncertainties about the Covid restrictions that will be imposed on the touring squad. Speaking after being named men’s player of the year by the Professional Cricketers’ Association, Root would not commit fully to leading the team in the ten-week tour, saying that no one could give any guarantees until they had been fully briefed by the England management this week. “I feel it’s so hard to make a definite decision until you know,” the England Test captain, 30, said. “That’s why it’s so important that we get all the information. I’m desperate for part of an Ashes series. I always am. It’s that one series as an England player that ...

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PRESS RELEASE  Ryle J Moldrich ‘Shanthy’ the novel After nearly 37 years in public life including: -Having Stood for Parliament,  the Electronic Media, (Radio, TV) and being a ‘Bail Justice’ within the state of Victoria until October 2020, When the calling of a warmer climate beaconed me the opportunity seemed too good to miss. My wife and I have been blessed with the proverbial pigeon pair Randal & Rebekah. After having dabbled in politics, Real Estate and keeping a small farmlet in South Gippsland the writing bug lurked in my soul waiting to be released. Books were written and stories told. Some stories stayed hidden on a computer or a USB stick. My Writing has had a somewhat turbulent period in my time, from reports to scribbles from news items, to claims and articles in Newspapers to love letters and business proposals on behalf of others. ‘Shanthy’ my first official ...

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Tangamale Bird sanctuary – haven for avifauna aficionados by Arundathie Abeysinghe Sri Lanka is a resplendent island located in a geostrategic location in the Indian Ocean and is one of the significant locations for ornithology due to the abundance of bird life. Hence, Sri Lanka has become a popular destination for avifauna aficionados. Of the 427 recorded feathered species in the country, 250 are residents and 23 are endemic with a variety of ecological areas such as the hill country to jungles and forests, wet to dry zones as well as low lands. Hence, avifauna aficionados observe and research about these colorful feathered species while basking in the glory of the spectacular vistas. The Bird Sanctuary is home to Sri Lankan blue magpies (Urocissa ornata), paradise flycatchers (Terpsiphone paradisi), green barbets (Stactolaema olivacea), golden orioles (Oriolus oriolus), Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros gingalensis),  spot winged thrush (Geokichla spiloptera),   black naped ...

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Mega scene for Lanka’s singing sensation Yohani Karolina Protsenko: Violin version of ‘Menike Mage Hithe’ on the street of Santa Monica, in California Source:Island Two shows in India with her band Lunu EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Yohani, we are told, has been signed by an Indian company, Wingman Talent Management, and will be managed by Sonu Lakhwani, who has also had Jacqueline Fernandez under his wings Undoubtedly, Yohani de Silva is Sri Lanka’s singing sensation, global ambassadress and whatever more tags that she may add to her singing career, in the near future. I can’t think of a single present day local artiste who has achieved the kind of glory, and fame, that has come Yohani’s way, through her music or, let’s say, singing. This kind of global fame has not only taken everyone by surprise but Yohani, as well. ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ is not an entirely new creation; it came into the ...

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Curry Leaves Are a South Indian Herb With Major Star Power-by Simi George Photo by Isa Zapata, Food Styling by Pearl Jones Source:Bonappetit As a South Indian I’m lost without my kariveppilai—Tamil for curry leaves. My family is from Kerala, a verdant state on India’s southwestern coast. Nothing we cook is complete without curry leaves, dessert being the only exception. We use them in fiery red fish curries and summery yogurt drinks, in brawny beef fry and slurpable rasam, in chutneys and in pickles. In this part of the world, food looks naked without curry leaves in it.  Below, everything you need to know in order to understand their significance and use them in your cooking at home. What are curry leaves?  Native to India (and totally unrelated to curry powder) curry leaves are glossy, pointy, almond-shaped pinnate leaves with a complex citrus flavor often described as reminiscent of lemongrass, anise, ...

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