Upali Obeyesekere

  IPL 2021: Sri Lanka Cricket Grants NOC To Hasaranga & Chameera To Take Part In UAE Leg Source:-republicworld The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) gave national players Dushmantha Chameera and Wanindu Hasaranga permission to participate in the second leg of the IPL 2021 on Sunday. Earlier this month, IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore named the Sri Lankan stars as replacements for Australia’s Adam Zampa and Daniel Sams, who had rendered themselves unavailable for the remainder of the tournament, which will be hosted in the UAE next month. The SLC said both players will join the IPL camp following the conclusion of the bilateral series between Sri Lanka and South Africa.  “The permission for the players was granted by the SLC in consultation with the Technical Advisory Committee. The ‘No Objection Certificate’ to the duo was issued for them to join the IPL teams starting from 15th September (following the completion ...

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OBITUARIES – AUGUST 2021 (Compiled by Victor Melder: Melbourne)   KAULE, Michael, (22.01.1952 – 16.07.2021, son of the late Aloy and Amy Kaule, father of Sean and Adam. Brother of Marie and June. (Contributed) KELLAR, Randolph (Sandy), father of Dominic and Daniel, in Sri Lanka. (Contributed) VANGRAMBERG, Denham.  Son of Gordon (late) & Mavis Van Gramberg,​  brother of big Denham (dec),​ Murray,​ Warren,​ Danielle,​ Jimmy (dec) and Mickey,​   brother-in-law of Vilma & Rodney.​  Father of Keshia,​ Natalie,​ Thiasha & Arrianne,​ grandfather of Katara & Yelena, in Sri Lanka on August 1, 2021. (Daily News, 3.8.2021) BERTUS, Bernard (02.06.1939 – 02.08.2021), husband of Betsy (nee de Waas), father of Howard and Anthea, in Melbourne. (Contributed) LUMANAUW, Stanley, son of the late Willem Ferdinand Lumanauw and Sybil Iris Walles. Sister of Veronica in Sri Lanka. (Contributed) BURDETT, William (Bill), husband of Helen, father of Darryl and Roger. Brother of Bob, Fred, Jim (dec), Brian, Les and Malc, ...

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British girl, born to Sri Lankan parents wins ‘Miss International U.K. 2021/2022’ title By: Upali Obeyesekere – Reporting from Toronto, Canada Evanjelin Elchmanar from Birmingham, U.K., has won the crown of “Miss International U.K. 2021/ 2022” defeating, more than 50 other British girls. She will compete in the “Miss World International” to be held in Japan in October 2021. According to reports, she is a lovely girl with a sweet, engaging personality, and is a strong contender to win that competition too. Born in France to Sri Lankan parents – Givaraju Erajsingham Elchmanar of Batticaloa and Shanthi Rajakaruna of Galle, Evanjelin Elchmanar moved to the United Kingdom (UK) and is now a British Citizen. She is making waves in beauty pageants in the U.K. On Friday, July 23rd Evanjelin was adjudged the winner of ‘Miss International U.K. 2021/2022’ titled at Park Hall Hotel in Lancashire, England. It was the fifth edition of ...

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WINSTON TAMBIMUTTU – ONE OF THREE PETERITE ATHLETES FROM THE FIFTIES WHO WON NATIONAL HONOURS PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE! By: Upali Obeyesekere – Josephian-Peterite NEWS NETWORK St. Peter’s College has produced coterie of star athletes since the early 1930s, a few who continued the journey and emerged as national champions. Established in 1922 as ‘St. Joseph’s College South’, the school by the Wellawatta Canal was re-branded and named St. Peter’s College in 1927. The name change was documented on April 8, 1927, vide Gazette Notification No.7575. Ninety-nine years later, we pay homage to Rev. Fr. Maurice Le Goc, Rector of St. Joseph’s College for his foresight and vision in establishing this great seat of learning. Rev. Fr. Nicholas Perera was consequently appointed Rector of St. Peter’s College in 1927, and due to his inspired leadership sports was introduced. Athletics commenced in earnest at St. Peter’s after the expansion of the picturesque College grounds, ...

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