14-year-old Lankan-born Yevin carried Queen’s baton at Gold Coast C’wealth Games A 14-year-old Sri Lankan born boy from Brisbane, Yevin Samararatne was selected to carry the Queen’s Relay baton at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games,in 2018 Sri Lankan born Yevin Samararatne is a young golfer who has won many State and national golf championships in Australia. His achievements in golf and studies are the main reason for his nomination by the school to carry the baton.   “We were living close to the Logan Golf Range. It was a common sight to see players indulge in practices on the course while we were passing by. One day we dropped in at the course with my plastic golf clubs. A coach came up to me and my family after he had observed my swing and told us that I possess a great swing. This prompted me to pursue golf as a career,” ...

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Yevin and Tiyara phenomenal golfing siblings “Down Under”   Teenage siblings Yevin and Tiyara Samararatna of Sri Lankan origin with innate talent are already versatile golf prodigies ‘Down Under’ having triumphed in many local competitions in Brisbane other state golf tournaments in boys/girls categories. Tiyara has prolifically shadowed elder brother Yevin, just turned seventeen years. Both were advised by coaches to commence participating in 18 hole competitions at relatively young ages. For all young golfers, the motivation is to lower their best scores. However no golfer is never satisfied 100% with his or her game even when they shoot a great score.This is how siblings Yevin and Tiyara have developed golf skills. The success of an exceptional golfer is not measured alone by hoisting a trophy. For many it is not to just play the game on a regular basis but to be consistent in it via a list of ...

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 Tablets to students a hoax, toilets a more priority  – by Sunil Thenabadu One of the Presidential Election “Gundus” before the Yahapalanaya Government came to power was to provide “Tablets” to all students in Sri Lanka which appeared to have got its priorities mixed up. All less affluent students were anxiously stayed in sheer anticipation. When the promise was about to get off the grounds there were protests from opposition those tablets are not going to help students in their studies and that they would get educated in other areas apart from assisting in their basic studies. This was a huge disappointment for majority of the less affluent students. The promise with all the spade work made is not going to get off for the sheer disappointment of many students. The previous government too instead of carrying out activities to resolve the urgent needs of people exhausted billions of rupees on matters which were ...

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John Keells Stock Brokers (JKSB) – Sri Lanka – STOCK MARKET WEEKLY – 01-10-2021 Brought to you by – John Keells Stock Brokers (JKSB)     John Keells Stock Brokers (JKSB) is a leading equity brokerage house in Sri Lanka and is a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH), the largest listed entity on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). We are one of 15 founding members of the Colombo Stock Exchange and our history in equity trading dates back to 1896. We are widely regarded in the industry for good governance practices with an emphasis on compliance and regulations. Our core sales and research staff have been engaged with the firm for a period of 10 – 25 years. Over the years this has helped JKSB develop strong and lasting relationships with our core client base of Foreign Funds/Individuals, Local Institutions and HNWI’s. This has contributed to our superior offering ...

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“The JAFFNA” and the Bird Aeroplanes by Capt Elmo Jayawardena Some years ago, I was writing a book for the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka. They were commemorating 100 years of aviation in our skies. I was collecting information from every possible source, from people who remembered and from people who had heard aviation stories of yester-year that had connections to Ceylon. That’s when I came to know of ‘The Jaffna,’ which sure has its own fascinating story. The year was 1915. A group of Jaffna Tamil people who had migrated to Malaya, takes the lead role to relate an unusual tale about a British Royal Flying Corps (R.F.C.) fighter plane that carried a Sri Lankan name. Native people of countries conquered by the British Empire were called to serve the war effort against Germany. Many joined and saw action both on land and sea. Efforts were also made ...

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ASL Music Films and Publishing Bhangra/Punjabi Song In English Published by – ASL Music Films and Publishing Produced by – Chrishantha Surith Fernando -Credits- Music Composed & Arranged by Kiran Pradhan Mixed & Mastered at Muzitek Creations, Sydney Sung by Errol Earl Rajendra Lyrics by Chrishantha Surith Fernando ...

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