https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/flowers-obituary.jpg Deeply  regret  to  inform  you that  SYLVIA  PEREIRA,  wife  of  the  late  FRANK  MORLEY  PEREIRA  OAM ,  Convenor  and  founder  member  of   the  Australian  Old  Boys  Association  of  S.Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia  and  Branches, passed  away  on  Friday, 01st. January  2021. The  funeral  and viewing  will  be  at  3.30pm.  Thursday  07th.  at  Boyd  Chapel, Springvale  Necropolis, and  admission  will  be  strictly  limited  in  compliance  with  the  current  Covid  preventive  restrictions. Source link ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/252547/eight_col_heath.jpg?1609305259 A New Zealand resident stranded in Scotland believes the introduction of a pre-departure Covid-testing regime will simply mean more delays. Travellers prepare to leave the UK via Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport near London. (file pic) Photo: AFP From 15 January, anyone flying to New Zealand from the United States or the UK must provide evidence of a negative test before boarding their plane. Karen Dunn moved from Scotland to Rangiora in 2013 and now calls New Zealand home. But, she had to go back to Scotland in October to visit her elderly mother after she had an emergency operation – and now Dunn is stuck there. “I don’t know how or when I’m going to get back,” she said. Karen Dunn moved from Scotland to Rangiora in 2013. Photo: Supplied Several of her flights have been cancelled although she is now booked into a managed isolation facility in ...

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In Loving memory of Colvin Merle Lucien Perera 1944 – 2021 who I recall was a student at St. Peters College, Bambalapitiya in 1958.  He was better known as Merle. He would take part in College concerts. He completed his higher studies at St Benedict’s College, Kotahena.  I next saw him perform on stage at St. Peters College, with his group “The Jetliners”. A popular sound-man named Tony Fernando, who was, on that day, experimenting on various sound effects, offered the group a recording session at his Lewis Brown studio. It was a memorable night for me watching this group perform hits such “Apache” and “Quarter Masters Store”, songs made popular by the UK group called The Drifters, later changing their name to The Shadows. A few months later, I bumped into Lucien who invited me to the Coconut Grove (a function room at the famous Galle Face Hotel), where ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/see-the-beauty-of-venice-as-it-s.jpg The Italian city of Venice is a city like no other, rising from the waters of Venice Lagoon. Follow us through the historic streets – and canals – and see why Venice should be firmly on your bucket list! When ready, browse vacation packages to Venice: https://www.expedia.com/Venice.d17998… Begin your #Venice #vacation in the central district of San Marco. Journey along one of the world’s great aquatic thoroughfares, The Grand Canal. Glide past elegant palazzos; today many of these palaces house important museums and galleries. Known as The City Of Bridges, Venice has hundreds to discover. The Accademia Bridge offers some of the Grand Canal’s finest views. The oldest of the Grand Canal’s four crossings is the Rialto Bridge, which serves as the gateway to the Rialto Markets. The most famous of all is the Bridge of Sighs, which connects Doge’s Palace to the historic prison. Venice is a city ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/113625/eight_col_201124_NZ-Housing_01.jpg?1606247398 There are fears more people will be locked out of the New Zealand property market in the coming year, as house prices grew at a record rate for the second consecutive month. CoreLogic’s house price index increase in December eclipses November’s record (File image). Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon Property research firm CoreLogic’s house price index rose 2.6 percent in December, with the average property price hitting $788,967. That eclipses November’s record, when prices grew at their fastest level in 16 years. CoreLogic head of research Nick Goodall said the increase was driven by low interest rates, attractive capital gains and tight supply. Judging by the growth rates, he believed jumping on the property ladder will be out of reach for more and more people in 2021. He said scraping together enough to meet asking prices would be impossible for many, leading to outright unaffordability. “Even with availability, credit ...

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[og_img] BBC Interview with Dr Maheshi Ramasamy, investigator for the Oxford Vaccine group, on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine   Maheshi Ramasamy was born in Sri Lanka to a Tamil father and Sinhalese mother. Her father Ranjan Ramasamy was a prominent Tamil scientist in Sri Lanka and her mother Samaranayake Ramasamy was also a renowned scientist. Also Read: Science and medicine were part of my life – Dr. Maheshi N. Ramasamy, Principal Investigator for the Oxford COVID-19 on eLanka  The post BBC Interview with Dr Maheshi Ramasamy, investigator for the Oxford Vaccine group, on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine appeared first on eLanka. Source link ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/georgia-with-alston-koch.jpg   ‘Georgia’ a totally live performance by Alston Koch with the Blackburn Orchestra, Melbourne Australia. From Alston Koch – GEORGIA ! As you vote for the special Senate run off elections:A ‘Command Performance’ to the Governor General of Australia and the state governors including Dame Elizabeth Murdoch a special friend, performed some 10 years ago posted as a dedication to ‘Georgia’ & mostly to all my friends in the USA that I miss so much. Vote wisely friends (Photo with President of The Art 4 Peace )God bless you all with this ‘old sweet song’ till we meet again. by Alston Koch Source link ...

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[og_img] A TRIBUTE – CHRIS GREET: Deep feelings not always shown, heartfelt merriment on display by Ernest Macintyre Chris Greet first  belonged to a Colombo that is only a historical memory of Lankans of his vintage, of a few days ago. A few people that would be, and naturally fewer as days go by. A Colombo, associated with the old Radio Ceylon off Bullers Road, the early Lionel Wendt Theatre, the Regal Film Theatre, The Majestic in Bambalapitiya. Cargills, Millers, Apothecaries and Caves in the Fort shopping area and clanging tram cars in Pettah running past the Rupee Stores. Chris made his early life moving between these, remnant  colonial places, as daily liver, outstanding radio announcer and voice artist and merry actor in shows at theatres in the city.   I came to know him well after Bullers Road became Baudhaloka Mawatha. Neither Chris nor I knew who Buller was, so we were ...

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  Many tributes have already been made, including one from Joe Van Langenberg & “your’s truly”, in Australia on eLanka. My apologies for naming Tuesday the 29th of December as the day of his passing, it was actually Monday, the 28th, according to a much more reliable source, his son, Steve. This, together with this main “son re- father” account of his dad’s hectic, wonderful, & remarkable life, in a brief but touching tribute/semi-autobiog.             Chris was a truly multi-talented individual, never satisfied with seeing the world pass by without his involvement in something or the other. Most times, it was both.            On behalf of eLanka, I would like to say thank you to Stephen Greet for this more in-depth story on the man who was his dad. It’s a great story. Please read about Greet, his life & times. ...

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DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic: BET Soul Train Edition. DJ Cassidy spreads love and soul with some of his musical heroes as they pass the mic and perform classics! Artists include: Jody Watley, Deniece Williams, Ready For The Word (Melvin Riley), Sheila E., The Time (Morris Day & Jerome Benton), Shannon, Lisa Lis, Cameo (Larry Blackmon & Willy Morris), Evelyn “Champagne” King, Alicia Myers, George Clinton, Chaka Khan and El Debarge! Source link ...

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