Source:Factsanddetails    Once again, they say “you live & learn”. Marcus Cicero (43BC) of the Roman Empire, wrote these amazing words of wisdom. I would like to pass this Sarstharakaraya’s message onto each & every member of eLanka in (2020 AD) in the hope that THEY will live & learn from it. BTW, this little beauty of a “post”was sent to FB by Dal de Rozairo, a Burger from Ceylon then, Sri Lanka now, to The Burgher Connection with a touch of Madness (and sometimes, more than a touch of it) I’m afraid. Anyway, cut the chatter Des.,and let’s get down to it.  THE POOR – WORK & WORK.  THE RICH  – EXPLOIT THE POOR.  THE SOLDIER – PROTECTS BOTH.  THE TAXPAYER – PAYS FOR ALL THREE.  THE BANKER – ROBS ALL FOUR.  THE LAWYER – MISLEADS ALL FIVE.  THE DOCTOR – BILLS ALL SIX.  THE GOONS – SCARE ALL ...

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(September 15, 2018) Canadians Are Notorious For Being Kind Honest Commuters. Attendants Were Missing And The Automatic Gates Were Broken. This Is The Result! Police Officer Stops To Buy A Drink From A Little Girl At A Lemonade Stand In Kenora, ON, Canada Canadian Victims Of Theft Canadian Police On The Job Everything About This Says Canada This Moose Literally Followed Me Home Check out The Reason Why The Package wasn’t dropped Off At My Door Most Canadian Thing Ever Another typical sign An Officer Saw A Toddler Driving His Truck, Pulled Him Over & Gave Him His First Ticket. Fort McMurray, Alberta In Canada, sometimes Even The Robbers Are Polite Police Stop At A Canadian Marathon Canadian Graffiti The Most Canadian Picture Ever Taken How To Tell You’re In Canada And Meanwhile, In Canada Police Playing Ball Hockey With The Neighborhood Kids. Friendly warning Canada At Its Finest Saw ...

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SEARCH ELANKA WEBSITE Donate to eLanka Marriage Proposals Advertisement Banner Advertising on eLanka Advertisement eLanka Newsletter Signup Advertisement Sri Lankan Events Calendar << Oct 2020 >> M T W T F S S 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 ...

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Olympic Athlete, Ranjith Aluvihare. Source:Dailynews Athletic star, Ranjith Aluvihare represented Sri Lanka at the Moscow Olympics in the year 1980. So far he is the only Athlete who has taken part in the Olympics from Matale District. An old boy of St.Thomas’ College, Matale Ranjith Aluvihare was a Champion Athlete in School from Under 10 to under 19. His pet events were 100, 200 and 400 metres. His Athletic career spanned over 50 years. During this period he was active in Athletics as well as coaching boys and girls of Matale District in athletics. As a competitor he participated at the Moscow Olympics in the 4 x 400 Relay along with Kosala Sahabandu, A. Premachandra, K.T.M.Perera and S.V.A. Dharmasena (Reserve). He won a Silver Medal at the 400 Metre Race at the South Asian Games held in Kathmandu in 1984. This event was won by his fellow countryman, Ruwan Chandrathilake. ...

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New Zealand|Politics 16 Oct, 2020 04:45 AM3 minutes to read Video will play in Play now Don’t auto play Never auto play Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins go head to head with just over one day to go to polling day. Video / TVNZ The last poll before the election has given Labour the edge – but also provided New Zealand First fresh hope it could survive in Parliament. In the Newshub Reid Research poll, Labour received 45.8 per cent support, down 4.3 per cent. National received 31.1 per cent, up 1.5 per cent. But NZ First has risen to 3.5 per cent, up from its previous 1.6 per cent. Act is at 7.4 per cent, up 1.1 per cent. While the Green Party are down to 6.3 per cent, down 0.2 per cent. Translating into seats in the House, Labour would have 61, National 41, Act 9 and the ...

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Stacey Brown is welcomed home by her partner Adam Drape as she arrives from New Zealand at Sydney International Airport. Photo / AAP Travellers on the first commercial flight from New Zealand in seven months have landed in Sydney this afternoon – in the first phase of a transtasman travel bubble. There were emotional scenes at Sydney International Airport as families were finally reunited after the bubble opened overnight. Passengers on board the Air New Zealand flight touched down at midday. Passengers wearing facemasks as they arrive into the international arrivals area at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport. Photo / Getty Images Passengers were greeted with signs that read “we’ve missed you” and “welcome back” as they made their way through the terminal to their loved ones. There were hugs, kisses and tears as those stuck on either side of the Tasman came together after seven months apart as both nations ...

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New Zealand|Politics 16 Oct, 2020 04:01 AM4 minutes to read Video will play in Play now Don’t auto play Never auto play Labour leader Jacinda Ardern is on an Auckland walkabout blitz this morning and has filled her campaign diary with mall visits and tours of local businesses. Video / Peter Meecham After a false start and weeks of intense campaigning, New Zealand political parties have come to the end of the Election 2020 trail. Today was the final push for politicians on all sides. New Zealand’s laws mean there can be no political advertising or media on polling day itself. That means MPs, and MP hopefuls, were all out in force today. Labour leader Jacinda Ardern was sticking to a tried and tested method of campaigning – the walkabout. These wanders through a busy street or mall have become a mainstay of Labour’s campaign – Ardern has done a ...

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Housing, wages and health are the three top election issues for Pasifika, a new survey shows. Photo / File By RNZ Housing, wages and health are the three top election issues for Pasifika, according to a new survey by a Pacific youth-led activist group. “Pacific Votes Count 2020: A Survey Report” found that the political party seen as most likely to help Pacific people into warm, affordable homes would likely be rewarded with their votes. Volunteers with the Pacific Climate Warriors (PCW) surveyed more than 500 Pacific respondents to gauge the most pressing issues before the election. Report co-author and PCW co-ordinator Mary Moeono-Kolio said housing was the most important issue for 23.2 per cent of respondents. Moeono-Kolio said the Auckland region it peaked at 62 per cent. “But then also importantly, a lot of our communities who responded from South Auckland, it came across really strongly across all of ...

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The sportsman’s lawyer Michael Heron, QC (standing), says his client has nothing to do with importing or financing drugs. Photo / File A top New Zealand sportsman has had his bid for permanent name suppression rejected a fourth time after prosecutors accused him of being involved in a global drug conspiracy – but his identity can not be revealed yet. It is expected the sports star will file a further appeal to the Supreme Court. In September, after the sport star lodged his fourth appeal, the Court of Appeal heard the case for a second time. Today, that court again denied the man permanent name suppression but he was given leave to, once again, apply for interim name suppression to allow him to appeal the latest judgement. The sportsman was named during the drug-trafficking trial of Tevita Fangupo, Tevita Kulu and Toni Finau in Auckland last year. Despite not being ...

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New Zealand|Politics 16 Oct, 2020 03:24 AM3 minutes to read Video will play in Play now Don’t auto play Never auto play Whether young people would use more cannabis was a hot topic during a debate on the October 17 referendum to make recreational cannabis legal. The headmaster of one of the country’s biggest schools has devoted his last newsletter to parents before tomorrow’s cannabis referendum to a plea for “hope not dope”. Mt Albert Grammar headmaster Patrick Drumm doesn’t explicitly tell parents how to vote in the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill referendum. New Zealanders will decide whether recreational use of cannabis should become legal for people aged 20 and over. But Drumm’s message in the newsletter, titled “Hope not dope”, is clear – young people need to be protected from easier access to cannabis. “As a school community this year, we have spoken a lot about hope as ...

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