[og_img] Help save this young man- BY CYRIL WIMALASURENDRE Source:Island KANDY – Twenty-year-old K.P.G. Nirmala Randiwela of No.23B, Keppetipola, Makelwala near Mawanella is suffering from acute kidney failure. Dr. Keerthi Bandara of the Kandy Kidney Treatment Centre has recommended that an O + kidney should be transplanted. Cyril Jayaratna, father of Nirmala, is looking for a donor to save his son’s life. He can be contacted at 071 8912299. A bank account (No.069 -200 -0043 -171) has been opened at Mawanella Branch of the Bank of Ceylon. The post Help save this young man- BY CYRIL WIMALASURENDRE appeared first on eLanka. Source link ...

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[og_img] Spread of Buddhist Education in Sri Lanka; the role played by Col. Olcott and Theosophists-by Dr D Chandraratna The Olcott Oration delivered to the Old Boys Association of Ananda College (November 2020, Perth, Western Australia) Source:Island It can be gauged from the Buddhist publications in and around 1880s that the ordinary Sinhalese were experiencing an acute sense of despair and disquiet that colonialism had brought about a social degeneration evidenced by increased consumption of liquor and associated problems of family violence, cattle stealing, gambling, and crime. Even the colonial civil servants from numerous districts complained to the Governor that social disorganization was affecting administration, revenue collection and policing. The Sinhalese Buddhist revivalist movement and a proper assessment of Col Olcott’s contribution must be understood in this context of the rising tide of Sinhala nationalism, Buddhist confrontation with Colonialism, Christian missionary activity and increasing westernization. The elite Buddhists including those ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/115778/eight_col_family_1s.jpg?1609532442 Families spending Christmas apart because of closed borders say they need hope of being reunited in the New Year. Vanita Sehgal, husband Rajeev Seghal and their daughter Mehak. Photo: Supplied Border exemptions have been allowed for people who do not have New Zealand residence or citizenship, but who have strong humanitarian reasons to be in the country. But the criteria are tight – Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has accepted 1700 of 16,000 people who applied. Among those affected are real-estate account manager Vanita Sehgal whose husband, Rajeev Seghal, was in India when his father died, and the border closed as he prepared to return home. She said her 15-year-old daughter Mehak was struggling with the 11-month separation. “Lately, she has started visiting the school counsellor because every evening when we are back it’s like dinnertime she really really misses the whole family being together just the three of us, ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Coastal-Cleanup-Program-at-Pasikkuda-2.jpg Source:Island Pasikuda is known as ‘Green- Algae Bay’ which is located approximately 35 kilometers away from the town of Batticaloa. The natural beauty of this beach with its horseshoe shaped bay, endless stretch of sandy shores and sparkling blue waters attracts visitors from all over. There are a string of hotels, restaurants and guesthouses located along the shores of this beach. After the civil war in Sri Lanka and the tsunami in 2004, tourism activities in this area experience a downfall. However, at present Pasikuda is making a comeback as a tourist destination. The government has taken necessary action to redevelop this area through a government- driven Special Economic Zone. This beach has been identified as one of the most secure spots for swimming in Sri Lanka and visitors have the ability to wade further into the sea because of the shallowness of the sea. Visitors can takepart in ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/cricket-sri-lanka-vs-bangladesh.jpg The national cricket team landed in South Africa Friday night and soon will resume training lead up to the two match Test series against the Proteas. Compared to most places in the world, South Africa’s health guidelines are lot more flexible and  all what  a person needs is two negative PCR reports before being allowed to assume daily activities. For a cricketer, a day’s activities in these times of pandemic means practice, weight training and rest.  They will be restricted to their hotel and the cricket ground and South Africa’s fantastic tourist destinations will be out of bounds. The team will be in a bio-bubble during their three week stay and their contact with the outside world will be limited. Following their stunning series win in South Africa during the last tour, Dimuth Karunaratne’s side can expect green tops this time around. The last series was played in Durban ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/247887/eight_col_153250326_l.jpg?1604706124 The border closure between Victoria and New South Wales came into effect overnight, as the Covid-19 cluster linked to a Melbourne restaurant rises to 10. There are now Covid-19 cases linked to a Melbourne restaurant (file picture). Photo: 123rf.com At the stroke of midnight, police vehicles joined the ends of queues at each border checkpoint to mark the midnight closure. Travellers were told earlier on Friday they would need to be in line before 11:59pm in order to make it home. “At midnight, regardless of how long the queue is, we’ll have a police car go to the end of that queue,” Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Rick Nugent said earlier. “If you are there by midnight, regardless of whether you’re actually processed, you’re included as arriving prior to midnight.” Travellers are no longer allowed to cross the NSW border into Victoria unless they have an exemption or a permit ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Dhammika-Syrup.jpg Source:Ceylontoday The Ayurveda Ethics Committee of the Rajarata University has approved the use of anti-Covid-19 syrup produced by Dhammika Bandara for further investigation. Accordingly, this step will allow the syrup to be referred for clinical trials. When inquired, the research team of the Rajarata University, which is conducting research on the syrup , said that steps have been taken to include the syrup in the register for clinical trials. According to the Rajarata University research team, the results will be released in another two to three weeks. Prior to obtaining the approval of the Ethics Committee, the relevant syrup had been subjected to preliminary tests to determine whether it contains heavy metals or elements harmful to the human body and the research proposal has been submitted. Source link ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Orgins_of_Santa_2.jpg Source:Realitysandwich Have you ever wondered why in modern Christmas tradition we do the things we do?  What is the origin of the Christmas tree, with the star on top, decorations about, and all the brightly wrapped presents beneath?  Or the idea behind Santa Claus who jets around the globe in a magic sleigh with flying reindeer – defying both time and space – to deliver the world’s children a bounty of Christmas gifts?  And since when did Santa and the birth of Jesus have anything to do with each other?  Where do these stories come from – and better yet: what are we actually celebrating on Christmas morning? There are answers to these questions.  And the history is not so farfetched or even that hidden.  You just have to know where to look.  And the first place we look is the North Pole; seriously – in ancient Siberia, near ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/JAFFNA-JUSTICE-HERITAGE-AND-THE-NEW-MAYOR-e1609506255948.jpg Source:Australian Tamil Management Service Mr Visvalingam Manivannan was recommended to us when we were looking for a lawyer to represent us in High Court of Jaffna. As our Attorney, there were times when I was dissatisfied with Manivannan’s service. But as a person he was always respectful of my wisdom in the issue and this brought us victory as a team against the opposition team of Colombo  lawyers led by the mighty Shanki Parathalingam PC – in successfully obtaining Leave to Appeal. I – a lay litigant –  prepared the Leave to Appeal application within the 14 day time period – part of which was from our lawyer daughter’s home in Melbourne. I mention my lawyer daughter because I believe I contributed to her becoming a lawyer. Since I have not taken credit for it – it is shared ownership in her profession.   The decision to self-represent happened ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SriLanka_flag.gif A total of eight inmates of the Mahara Prison have died due to the unrest which had arisen at the Mahara Prison last Sunday. Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said that another 71 inmates had been injured in the unrest and in addition to that two prison officials are also in critical condition. “All injured persons including two prison officials were admitted to the hospital for the treatments,” he added. A tense situation had arisen at the Mahara Prison due to a clash between the prison guards and remand prisoners. A group of inmates had attempted to escape from the Mahara Prison after another group of the prison had contracted COVID-19.Inmates had also set fire and destroyed the property in a bid to distract prison officials. (Daily News, 1.12.2020) The government will find out who was behind the clashes and resultant destruction at the Mahara Prison and the CID ...

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