SUNDAY CHOICE – “WAIT” Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried, Quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied. I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate, And the Master so gently said, “Child, you must wait.” “Wait?  You say, wait? ” my indignant reply. “Lord, I need answers, I need to know why! Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard? By Faith, I have asked, and I am claiming your Word. My future and all to which I can relate Hangs in the balance, and YOU tell me to “WAIT”? I’m needing a ‘yes’, a go-ahead sign, Or even a ‘no’ to which I can resign. And Lord, You promised that if we believe We need but to ask, and we shall receive. And Lord, I’ve been asking, and this is my cry: I’m weary of asking!  I need a reply! Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate As my ...

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The former Consul General in Sydney, Australia Lakshman Hulugalle passed away in Sydney (14 May 2022) Mr. Lakshman Hulugalle has been receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit for nearly two weeks due to an illness. Mr. Hulugalle also served as the Director-General of the Media Center for National Security during Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presidency. Sources said that steps have been taken to bring the body of Mr. Hulugalle to Sri Lanka. As Consul General of Sri Lanka for Sydney – New South Wales, in Australia, Lakshman Hulugalle had 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 gathered together Australians ...

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VINU SIRIWARDANA A FORMER BEAUTY QUEEN, RENOWNED ACTRESS ,TV HOST AND MODEL – by Sunil Thenabadu The characteristics needed to be a successful actress is to possess a stupendous acting talent together with a pleasant personality is absolutely essential for the trade. However, this talent has to be tagged with other qualities like coordinated movements, a well-modulated voice, passion, a propensity for dancing with a good sense of rhythm.Vinu Udani Siriwardena is such an actress .She further possesses the ability to perform diverse roles with varied sets of emotions without much flaw. Vinu possesses all these qualities along with self-confidence and optimistic thinking; hence she has remained upright for over a decade deciding to choose the appropriate career.As a model Vinu possesses the needed stamina alongside patience and perseverance withstanding hectic schedules having a good height healthy complexion also been photogenic.    Vinu Udani Siriwardana born March 10, 1992 is an acclaimed  Sri Lankan actress,model, and television presenter. He was educated at Anula Vidyalaya Nugegoda. Vinu ...

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“When The Fallen Angels Fly – Heidi Hauge & Arne Benoni” “KELLY KLASSIC”  DUET – The Scandinavian Country Queen HEIDI HAUGE & NORWAY’S FAMOUS ARNE BENONI sing a BILLY SHAVER COMPOSITION with a difference. This time, it’s all about FALLEN ANGELS who learn to fly again. Especially for all e’ Lankans, wherever you are. Please enjoy. ...

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A “KELLY KLASSIC” OF E’LANKA MAGIC, PLEASE ENJOY “Del Reeves – Belles Of The Southern Bell 1965” – by Des Kelly FYI :- A wide variety pf MUSIC picked especially for e’Lanka Members and Readers around the World. “MUSIC makes the World go round”, and only the very BEST versions of what I would term “MUSIC-MAGIC” will appear regularly on e’Lanka. Any special requests will also be favourably considered, and again, I will pick only the Best Versions of each song. All I would need would be the correct titles of each song and I will take it from there. I envisage one request per month, from each Member, so here’s hoping that a very special few minutes of top Music will be another added attraction to what is now, already a “Household-Word” to each and every Sri Lankan Patriot around the Globe, Courtesy of “Mr Music” of Melbourne, Vic., Australia. There ...

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John Keells Stock Brokers (JKSB) – Sri Lanka – STOCK MARKET WEEKLY 13-05-2022 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 capabilities. JKSB ...

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“BEAUTIFUL BIRDS” Thanks to Alan & Margaret Benson, and not forgetting one of the main sources of info.-e’ Lanka, Keith Bennett, here is something that hardly needs an introduction. The beauty of birds, is a welcome change to lots of other videos going around today. In my humble opinion, Scientists in general can say anything they like about our Universe and what exists in it, they can opt to describe Earth’s wildlife any way they might want to, but only GOD would be able to enhance these smaller winged creatures that we call birds. This fascinating video says it all, so now let us have a long look at the magnificent colours they wear, so naturally, & rejoice in what the ALMIGHTY has given us for our viewing pleasure. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’ Lanka. Download the PDF file .   ...

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A wooden bridge, an iron house, and Barbara then…-by Somasiri Devendra Source:Sundaytimes So Barbara has ridden off into the sunset, on her white horse, after “a hard day’s night” leaving behind memories of the times when she was a person, not an icon, and very good company indeed. Those memories reach back 60 years. In 1962 I was the only unmarried officer, in our ‘ship’ in Diyatalawa – Her Majesty’s Ceylon Ship “Rangalla” – living in solitary splendour in the Wardroom (the Officers’ Mess). That made me the official host to visiting dignitaries. One day I was told to stand by to entertain a WW2 veteran, a Lieut. Cdr. Hildon Sansoni, who would be coming on a longish holiday with his family. Proctor of the Supreme Court, National Tennis Champion, one of the first Ceylonese to be commissioned in the CRNVR, a Captain who had had his ship sink under ...

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Talented Iqbal Jumar chose hockey over cricket-BY DENNIS DE ROSYARO Source:Sundayobserver Iqbal Jumar was born to be a sportsman with exceptional and inherent talent. He could have reached great heights in any ball-game but chose hockey as his preference. A distinguished Kingswoodian, he shone in many sports, winning colours in hockey and soccer, while being a regular member of the 1st XI cricket team. While still a schoolboy, he represented Kandy District HA at the National Hockey Championships. In 1959, the sports loving Carson Cumberbach & Company was happy to offer employment to Iqbal where he worked for 15 years. Along with internationals Chandra Schaffter, V Jeyaratnam, LP Rayen and K Sampanthan, Jumar helped Carsons to many championships in ‘A’ division tournaments conducted by the Mercantile HA. In the premier club tournaments, he represented the Burgher RC and Malay CC, and played in many a victorious team. In 1970, he ...

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