BENANIAH (God Made) – by Lakshman Navaratne (If you prefer listening to the message; please log on to    christianityisme.com) We Gentiles, who are Drafted and Grafted to the tree of life, living on earth today, shall always be with the Lord feeding with the sap of Grace from the Cross, hidden in his “Word” and Resting in the shadow of the Almighty. This is the assurance from the Apostles of Christ who were martyred for “His Name”. [A]  Our salvation is a free gift from eternity; so, if we want to be a part of his kingdom, we must be working with him for the final Crown, in spite of the ridicule from the faithless around us. The 40 human writers who wrote the scripture, obeyed the Voice of the Almighty and penned the content as heard into their hearts. So, we may be reading the translated versions of the letter; ...

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WHAT A DAY – WHAT A WEEK. – By Noor R. Rahim (The Trials, Tribulations & Rewards in a Workers’ Life.)   You start off the week on a Monday Bleary-eyed and wary – not knowing what ahead doth lay Gosh! The telephone, facsimiles, problems and queries vex you – don’t they? But undaunted, you surmount these all the way   The rest of the week is all the same and they stay Except the second Thursday of the month, when you get your pay But the money does not last – the way you wish it would stay Always looking forward to the Friday eve – to anchors aweigh   Straight home or to the bar to vent your cares away Reminisce on the past and be able to say I haven’t done or said something – that would rue my day Heck! Its’ the start of my weekend and ...

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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW ….. IS LOVE AND YOU!!! – by Des Kelly   “What the World needs now ….. …  Is my story, true,  Animals need this deep love, too,  Show them that, you really care,   They reciprocate it, anywhere,  …… Also God’s creations,  ……. Though they cannot speak,  Love & attention, is what they seek   Try it, and see, & you won’t be sad,     Your friendship with them,        WILL MAKE YOU GLAD”   Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’ Lanka.   Love & attention is what they seek ...

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Dr  R L HAYMAN – The Legend Lives On Forever – by Milinda Hettiarachchi One of the things that comes foremost to any Thomian’s mind is the indebtedness and gratitude owed to the First Headmaster of S. Thomas  College at Gurutalawa, Dr Rolo L. Hayman who was also the longest serving Sub Warden at STC Mount Lavinia simultaneously for over 20 years. STC at Gurutalawa was modeled after Gordonstoun School in Elgin, in the north of Scotland that had been founded by Kurt Hahn and attended by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as well as Charles, Prince of Wales. Warden Canon R. S. De Saram declared that STC at Gurutalawa and STC Mount Lavinia were one and the same school and not two Colleges. Warden C. H. Davidson remarked quoting the poet William Wordsworth: “TWO Voices are there; one is of the sea, One of the mountains; each a mighty Voice…” Dr Hayman had taught the ...

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Red fish curry, tomato rasam, prawn curry: great Sri Lankan recipes Source:Theguardian A celebration of the island nation’s food with dishes from Rambutan, the new cookbook by economist turned restaurateur Cynthia Shanmugalingam Growing up in Coventry in the 1980s and 90s, Cynthia Shanmugalingam recalls being faintly embarrassed by Sri Lankan food. She has a vivid memory of her friend Amy coming over to her house when they were 15. As usual, Shanmugalingam’s mum set up Amy and Cynthia in one room, eating fish and chips, while in another room the rest of the family had a selection of curries and rice. “I don’t know why we did that,” Shanmugalingam says. “It’s not like somebody said our food was disgusting or anything, but maybe it was an inherited perception. Anyway, Amy said, ‘Can I have what you’re having in there?’ And I was like, ‘Don’t ruin the chips! It’s the only time I’m ...

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Sri Lanka Crisis Light of Hope – By Dr harold Gunatillake   Website: www.Doctorharold.com The indomitable world around us Nations helping with a mighty rush An island separated by ethnic clashes United, with no more bashes A great future awaits our masses *Tamil Nadu sends aid worth nearly Rs 400MN which includes a consignment with rice, milk powder, medicine, and more consignments of essentials Sri Lanka today received a consignment of humanitarian aid worth over 3 billion Sri Lankan rupees from India. *The 15,000 MT consignment includes rice, milk powder, and essential medicines, according to the Indian High Commission. The Indian High Commission said that Sri Lanka would receive more assistance in the future. Ambassadors of the European Union (EU) called on President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Palace in Colombo on 24th June. “Consider European countries as friends of Sri Lanka….” “Will assist at this difficult time….” These remarks were made ...

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Golden Star( Gehaniya) of the Sinhala cinema Swarna Mallawarachchi reminisced after five decades -by Sunil Thenabadu Photo Source:dailymirror.lk Charisma , hard work, dedication and commitment are  those real surface qualities with charm expressive that would make a fabulous actress like Swarna Mallawarachchi. This is because performing on camera, requires a certain amount of expressive energy .Swarna is an  individual with high-octanes of energy she has the ability to translate that energy on-screen. Swarna possess natural charisma which has benefited her in successful performing endeavors.  Swarna Mallawarachchi born on 1st August 1948 in Kosgas Handiya, Grandpass is perhaps the most popular actress ever produced in the Sri Lankan cinema since it’s inception often popularly known as the “Golden star of Sinhalese cinema” also as “Gehaniya of the Sinhala cinema’. Swarna began her acting career whilst still a schoolgirl,Vijayaba Maha Vidyalaya Grandpass, before she was barely seventeen years old starring in the year 1966 in the blockbuster film ‘Sath Samudara’ directed by Siri Gunasinghe. She has had no intention to ...

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Maxwell’s words of wisdom to find of Aussie tour Wellalage-BY DHAMMIKA RATNAWEERA Source:Sundayobserver The find of the Sri Lanka-Australia ODI series 19 year-old left arm spinner Dunith Wellalage bowed out with a tally of nine wickets the highest from either side during the five matches. After he made his debut against Australia, Glenn Maxwell, one of the best all rounders in world cricket, gave his blessings to young Wellalage. His father Suranga Wellalage, the former Prince of Wales skipper, said: “My son remembers Maxwell’ s words. ‘Hey young boy you played your debut game against a top side and that’ s a very rare chance for a young cricketer. You started with a good performance and you have good future and all the best.” Wellalage recorded his best ODI bowling figures of 3 for 42 in the last game on Friday at the R. Premadasa Stadium. The promising all rounder ...

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IMF-Sri Lanka talks positive-BY CHAMIKARA WEERASINGHE   Source:Sundayobserver The talks in Colombo between the nine-member staff mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and senior officials from the Finance Ministry have made key progress in restructuring the country’s balance of payments for much needed financial consolidation, sources at the Prime Minister’s office told the Sunday Observer yesterday. “IMF-Government negotiations have moved in a positive direction from the start. The chances are that the IMF will reach a staff-level agreement with Sri Lanka,” a Finance Ministry official said. “This will be critical for channelling IMF funds for an economic stabilisation program. It will also create a positive background for obtaining external loans.” When the country enters into a staff-level agreement with the IMF, the country will not have to deal with issues like the recent refusal by an international bank to serve as a guarantor for Sri Lanka’s purchase of fuel, ...

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