Victor Melder

 SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS (AUGUST 2021) Compiled by Victor Melder Sri Lankan cricketer Kande Arachchige Isuru Udana Tillakaratna, better known as Isuru Udana, announced his retirement from International cricket today (31). Issuing a statement on the matter, the all-rounder said “I am proud to have served my nation, and Sri Lanka Cricket with utmost dedication, commitment, and passion to my fullest with a bunch of people who have touched my soul with the relationship of never-ending friendship. However, I believe the time has come for me to retire from International cricket in order to make way for the next generation of players’’.  Udana, who played 21 ODIs and 35 T20Is for Sri Lanka in his 12-year international career, picked 18 ODI and 27 T20I wickets. He last played for Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I versus India in Colombo. (Ceylon Today, 1.8.2021) Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) revenue took a sharp dip in ...

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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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SRI LANKA NEWS (AUGUST 2021) Compiled by Victor Melder. Medical officers raised serious concerns about the surging numbers of COVID-19 patients and deaths, with statistics showing at least three to four patients dying every hour. Vice President of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Dr. Manilka Sumanatillake told the Media that if the country was to win the race between the rapidly increasing COVID infections and the numbers being vaccinated it would have to re-impose stricter travel restrictions for a short period. He also said Sri Lanka’s daily COVID-19 cases count could be several times higher than the official figures. The Ragama and Kalubowila teaching hospitals, where wards were flooded with COVID-19 patients by Wednesday (4), were seen having patients under trees and outside the buildings by last midnight. Meanwhile, with at least 20 children being admitted with COVID -19 to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital per day, measures were taken to ...

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