John Keells Stock Brokers (JKSB) – Sri Lanka – STOCK MARKET WEEKLY 29-04-2022 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 of order sourcing and placement ...

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“HELP ME”!! – by Des Kelly Sometimes it seems that the BEST there is, passes you by. This almost happened to me, until my brother Ian, now resident in Sri Lanka sent me this video of Eloise Saayman  singing a Country Gospel Song that I had heard many times before, sung superbly by Gene Watson, the Texas-based Country Icon, a song with, as simple a title, as anyone could think of, which was “Help me”. After hearing Gene sing this song, I did try to find a comparison to his version to no avail, until quite suddenly this version appeared in the messenger column of my ipad, courtesy my brother. I have to admit that I took hardly any notice of this latest message, being extremely busy with my Editorial work for e’Lanka, finally deciding to give ear to what this pretty bespectacled lass had in store for me, and ...

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Singing alongside Victor – by GEORGE BRAINE I spent Christmas 2017 with Victor Ratnayake and a few friends at Nuwara Eliya, and, on our return to Colombo, he drove me to my home near Lunuwila. I sat in the front seat, and his wife sat in the back. As we were passing Rukmani Devi’s statute at Tudella, Victor began to reminisce about the Rukmani he knew and respected. He has a phenomenal memory, and he brings in numerous anecdotes, usually funny, to his stories. But, on Rukmani, his memories were tender and tinged with sadness. Then, I related my own story. While schooling in Negombo in the early 1960s, I was boarded at a house on Temple Road, only a few hundred meters from “Jaya-Ruk”, the home of Rukmani and Eddie Jayamanne. They were at the height of their popularity.  The boarding house owner was the sister of Bertram Fernando, ...

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Can alcohol be good for you? – by Dr Harold Gunatillake   Good advice by Dr Harold OAM Health writer   “Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” —Galileo “Alcohol will never be considered a healthful drink, like tea or coffee, but if you chose the healthier options, a drink a day will calm your anxiety. People who do stressful jobs, a drink in the evening with dinner will help to unwind and socially interact with your family”. About 2 billion people worldwide consume alcoholic drinks, out of which over 76 million people are currently affected by alcohol use disorders, such as dependence and abuse, according to current stats. Alcohol -from a beer with a concentration of ethanol less than 5% to wines and stronger spirits over 40% are considered good for your heart health if you understand what moderation means. Some Vodkas contain 30% ethanol and bourbons maybe around ...

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Hidden Eden in Seethawaka – treasure trove of nature – By Arundathie Abysinghe   Nestled in the outskirts of *Avissawella, in Illukowita in close proximity to Thunmodara, alluring Sitawaka Wet Zone Botanical Gardens is a paradise on earth… Fresh mountain air, verdant forest with glimpses of breathtaking vistas… Pebbled paths with many rare plants and trees flanked by beautifully laden flower beds… A serene lake with a reflection of the flower beds and tall trees surrounded by verdant misty mountains… Panorama of the green canopy contrast with beautifully designed flower beds… A vast lake, the centerpiece of the Botanic Gardens contrasts with the blue-grey sky reflected in the clear waters… Visitors are enchanted watching fish, small as well as large, coursing through the lake, a therapeutic experience… The serene atmosphere of the Gardens offers splendor and serenity of a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the adjacent road… Visitors ...

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Conrad de Silva Makes History Sri Lankan Australian Singer Performs on “The Voice” at 80 (Please click on arrow below) Popular Sri Lankan Australian singer Conrad de Silva made history when at 80 years of age, he performed on “The Voice” show in Australia. “The Voice” is a BIG HIT show and it is very difficult to get on it unless you are very talented. Conrad introduced his wife of fifty years and presented her with a ring. The judges included country and western star Keith Urban, who is married to Nicole Kidman. All the judges were in tears! Congratulations to this wonderful product of Ceylon, who still wows audiences at 80! Jayam2424@yahoo.com ...

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DAMITHA ABEYRATNE IN A SCINTILLATING VOYAGE IN STARDOM FOR OVER THREE DECADES IN INIMITABLE STYLE – by Sunil Thenabadu   Photo Source:films.lk Sedhavi Mudiyanselage Damitha Buddhini  Abeyratne Bandara as a reputed actress possess the following specific qualities.she interprets her characters’ feelings and motives is order to successfully portray the characters in the most compelling manner.She possesses memorization skills, persistence,physical stamina, and speaking skills in abundance.   Damitha Abeyratne as  popularly known was born September 14, 1975 is a Sri Lankan film teledrama and stage actress who had commenced acting when she was only eight years ago having been awarded many awards as Signis OCIC,Swarna Sanka, Presidential film ,Sarasaviya,Sumathi ,international film,Raigam Tele’es, Tamil Nadu International film awards some many times during a short span in her acting career.She had also won awards for her dramatic roles in Dandubasnamaya.  She had schooled at Samudradevi Balika Vidyalaya Nugegoda and St.Paul’s Milagiriya  for her primary and secondary education. In year 1987, Damitha had made her acting debut as an eight-year-old in the teledrama Passe Gena ...

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Ceylon Girls Restaurant offers that difference – by Trevine Rodrigo (Melbourne: eLanka) Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the highly competitive Sri Lankan eating places in Dandenong and its surrounds in Skye Road Frankston, is “Ceylon Girls”, a quaint little restaurant which exudes class and quality. Friendly owner Angela Lord Evans had no qualms about explaining her choice of location to us as Esric Jackson (he lured us there), my wife Anne and I listened to her reasoning and why it has been a success over the past few months since its inception. Being our first experience, we decided we will settle on a simple rice and curry to get an assessment of the basic cuisine on offer. We left with no regrets. The Ceylon Girls restaurant has a wide array of options for dining out. Although limited in capacity to 55 pax, the options on offer include, ...

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