SANGEETHA WEERARATNE PHENOMINAL ROLE MODEL ACTRESS, ENTREPRENUER.MODEL AT PEAK OF STARDOM – by Sunil Thenabadu   Photo Source:soundcloud.com Charisma is one of the real surface qualities that you would expect in any actress. Obviously, a performer has to be charming, expressive, and charismatic.  This is because performing on camera, requires a certain amount of expressive energy, so those individuals with high-octanes of energy and the ability to translate that energy on-screen should go without saying. Hard work and commitment is another trait needed to become a successful actress like Sangeetha Weeraratne so naturally talented with her hereditary affiliations to father. Hard work, commitment, confidence and passion are the other traits embedded in the personality of Sangeetha who bring one hundred percent of herself to each role she plays though could be mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting. Sangeetha is one who could whole-heartedly commit to be successful actress she is..   Dian Hemamali Sangeetha Weeraratne born December 13, 1973, ...

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 Sober Islands Trincomalee Harbour – by Stefan D’silva Recent ignorant and distorted comment on Sober Islands prompted me (in discussion with an ex-serviceman) to draft this brief illustration. The British site plans I have, are very informative, precise, factual and comprehensive. I have spent time exploring Great Sober Island on foot. The overgrown vegetation, knotted creepers crawling over the old British fortifications are straight out of an ‘Indianna Jones movie set’! British Naval history markers and construction is scattered all over the island in good condition. I still hold hope that a combined international effort may one day,  uncover French, possibly Dutch and British graves. Time will tell. There is (or was) a tourist resort operating on Great Sober Island. I am not certain as its current status as a result of covid lock downs (2020 -2021 – 2022). Much of the information on line refers to the resort and is ...

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Insulin Sensitivity, insulin resistance and insulin unresponsiveness – By Dr harold Gunatillake Website: www.Doctorharold.com There are over 400 million Diabetics in the world. Two million diabetics in Sri Lanka Studies done by Sri Lanka diabetic association and Kins College London have found that 20% of Sri Lankans have abnormal blood sugar levels. Primary risk factor for diabetes………. If you have diabetes or want to know about diabetes, the two words- insulin sensitivity and resistance- must be well understood to understand and control diabetes. Insulin resistance and insulin sensitivity are two sides of the same coin. If you have insulin resistance, you have low insulin sensitivity. Conversely, if you are sensitive to insulin, you have low insulin resistance. While insulin resistance is harmful to your health, insulin sensitivity is beneficial in non-diabetics. Your insulin sensitivity determines the amount of insulin your body needs to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. The more severe your ...

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Celebrating the life and service of Ven. Dr. Omalpe Sobitha Thera: Adored for his relentless service to Buddhism and Nation-by Amb.Buddhi Athauda Source:Dailymirror   I have had the honour of associating with Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thero very closely for the last few years, and he has played an instrumental role in shaping my spiritual knowledge of Buddhist philosophy over time. I offer Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera, my most profound reverence, prayers, and warmest wishes on this occasion. Early Life, Education, Education Service and Scholarships Omalpe Sobitha Thera was born on May 26, 1950 in the town of Embilipitiya to J. Juvanis Appuhamy and W. K. Podimanike. He was the fifth in a family of  seven children and was ordained as a monk of the Rāmañña Chapter at the tender age of 11 years. Even though, as a standard traditional practice, a bhikkhu’s given name would be preceded by his birthplace,  ...

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“WILD-CATS” by Des Kelly Very strange indeed, how these subjects suddenly pop up, out of nowhere, it seems, because this writer began following an Aussie-rules Football team from the town of Geelong, Melbourne, Australia, named “CATS”. Why did I begin to follow this team ?, simply because Geelong rhymed with Ceylon, the Country I loved, but had to leave reluctantly, like so many thousands of “Burgher Buggers”, when the “Sinhala-only” policy was introduced by a latter-day P.M., with the initials S.W.R.D. For him, KARMA followed. F.Y.I. Karma is a word originating from, believe it, or not, a Sinhala/Sanscrit word “KARUME’ , (pronounced Karumay). That said, your’s truly then recorded anither song in Australia called The Rise And Fall Of Flingle Bunt, (don’t know who HE was, but BUNT is another strange name), and guess what ??, I recorded this Instrumental with a group named “The Wildcats”. NOW, PLEASE WATCH THIS ...

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Navy Signals – By Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne Source:island.lk Messages transmitted among ships or from ships to shore are known as signals in naval jargon. Some of these signals are secret messages. Others are routine signals, such as ship’s victualling requirements and personnel transfers. Signal men, or present-day ‘communicators’, are a group of proud people who work closely with Commanding Officers and other officers. As the old Navy mostly communicated in English, and in Morse Code, in English, their English knowledge was always impeccable. Furthermore, communicators dressed very smartly. The famous writer, the late Kalakeerthi Karl Muller, in his novel, ‘Spit and Polish, vividly describes the job of communicators in the Navy. Long before radio technology and telecommunications were invented, sailing ships communicated with one another with the help of flags. Those ships required to get close to harbours to communicate with shore. There are numerical and alphabetical flags of ...

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Gananath Obeyesekere’s 1975 Article on Murder by Sorcery – By Michael Roberts Gananath Obeyesekere: “Sorcery and Premeditated Murder: The Canalization of Aggression”[1]   Source:thuppahis.com In this paper I want to deal with a series of interrelated problems beginning with the following specific questions and propositions. First: how far can we make inferences about the human psyche and social structure from official statistics computed by government agencies, in this case statistics on homicide and crimes of violence? Criminology as a discipline is especially concerned with this problem, and criminological studies in Sri Lanka have made social structural, cultural and psychological inferences from the statistical data.[2]  At the outset, let me emphasize that I am not concerned with the conventional debate about the accuracy of governmental statistics. Criminologist who have dealt with this issue are agreed that Sri Lanka’s official statistics on homicide and violent crimes are reasonably accurate, and on the ...

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“LOVING HEIDI HAUGE” – by Des Kelly She’s the Scandinavian Queen of Country Music, and at the moment, quite the rage, is Heidi Hauge. A recording “Star”, with dozens of Country Songs to her credit, even though her Scandinavian accent is a bit hard to get used to. I have already featured this good-looking songstress often, but now, another Country Music friend of ours, Charles Schokman has come up with what I am proud to feature on e’ Lanka, Australia’s BEST website for Lankans everywhere, a more recent recording of Heidi, for your enjoyment. Charles’ post to me is fully appreciated. Heidi’s appreciation of the way she is loved each night, is seconded by both Charles Schokman & your’s truly. It would not be difficult to love Heidi Hague each night either, after hearing her sing all these wonderful songs. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’ Lanka.   “The Way You Love ...

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“CHAIR EXTRAORDINAIRE” – by Des Kelly Nearly every good home in Ceylon had one. This chair did take a fairly large part of the normal verandah’s (or front porches) of the usually medium sized homes that were common over there, but of course, there were “Wallowvas” (spelt as pronounced) & Mansions of the rich & famous that could easily accommodate two, or even three of them. Thank you, Charley Schokman for reminding us about these “Hansi-Putuwas”. True to your name, you give us all a shock sometimes, bringing up these wonderful memories. The “post” is welcome, well-written, and serves it’s purpose, and the picture of the chair looks pretty good, as well. Tell me if I’m wrong, but I think that the premiere furniture makers of bygone Ceylon, Don Carolis & Sons made that one. That said, let’s leave it there, & bring you the story of “The Chair-Extraordinaire. Desmond ...

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