https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Grant-Luden.jpg Source:Island Sri Lanka Cricket has roped in Grant Luden to their coaching staff ahead of the two Test series against England. South African Luden has worked with several international teams and will function as SLC’s trainer. SLC sources said that Luden was set to join in November last year, but his recruitment was delayed due to the pandemic. Luden entered the Sri Lankan team’s bubble in South Africa and arrived in the island in the chartered flight that carried the Sri Lankan team and he is at present in Galle with the team. Luden is credited for raising Pakistan’s fielding standards as they went onto win the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017. During his time in Pakistan, he doubled up as Fielding and Conditioning Coach working alongside current Head Coach Mickey Arthur. SLC sources said that Luden’s ‘tough guy’ reputation was one main reason for them to hire him.  ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Lihan-fine.jpg Lihan Wickremasinghe, outstanding Cricketer produced by Poramadulla Central College. (Picture by Upananda Jayasundera-Kandy Sports Spl. Corr.) Lihan Wickremasinghe, an old boy of Poramadulla Central College of Nuwara Eliya District is one of the best cricketers produced by the school. He was coached by Palitha Thilakasiri, a Level one Cricket Coach who was behind Lihan’s success. Lihan Wickremasinghe captained the School Cricket teams from Under 13 to Under 19 level and played continuously. in the last Season of his school career he scored more than 550 runs including two centuries against Gamini Maha Vidyalaya and Kurunduwatte Central College, As a right arm off-spinner he bagged 62 wickets in his final year in School in 2012. Lihan did not stop at that level but while playing for his School he played for the Nuwara Eliya District Cricket team and later went onto captain the Nuwara Eliya District Cricket team. After leaving ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/110093/eight_col_200909_Winston-Southland_19.jpg?1601254134 Southlanders are expressing relief after a deal was reached to keep the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter open. The Tiwai Point aluminium smelter will remain open until 2024. Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon Mining conglomerate Rio Tinto announced last year it was closing Tiwai in August this year due to high energy and transmission costs. But it has struck a deal with Meridian Energy to keep operating until the end of 2024. Southland Mayoral Forum chairperson Tracy Hicks said the announcement is a positive start to the new year. “We’ve got a lot of people who are absolutely thrilled – the workers feel like they have some certainty around what their future will be.” Hicks said the extension means other opportunities for the industry in the region can be explored. “The one that has been talked about a lot is green hydrogen energy – we would be in the position ...

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[og_img] George Michael reaches number one for first time since 1996 with Last Christmas as the classic hit tops the charts 36 years after its release – by  SEAN O’GRADY   George Michael’s classic single Last Christmas has reached number one over 36 years after its release. The iconic track, which the late singer released as part of Wham! with Andrew Ridgeley has become the first number one of 2021, according to Official Charts. The song has set a new record for longest time taken for a single to reach number one at 36 years, beating Tony Christie’s (Is This The Way To) Amarillo which took 33 years and four months to reach the top spot. Achievement: George Michael’s classic single Last Christmas has reached number one over 36 years after its release  Source:Daily Mail UK 9 Last Christmas climbed from three to one in the charts after it got an impressive 9.2 million streams over the past week. ...

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[og_img] Wickramasinghe Memorial Home for Elders Ranwala, Kegalle (Approved Charity – Gazette No. 833, dated 19.08.1994) Managed by Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary An Appeal for Assistance for the Maintenance & Upkeep History in brief ‘The Wickramasinghe Memorial Home for the Elders’ was constructed by the family of Mr. A.A. Wickramasinghe in 1940 and given to the Parish of Kegalle for its administration while the expenses for maintenance were bone by the family. In 1951 the building at the time consisting of two dormitories was handed over to the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary to care for the poor, homeless destitute Elders of the District of Kegalle. This Home is registered under the Social Service Department it receives a meagre grant of Rs. 1,500/= per person a month. Thus, the Home depends heavily on donations which are not always regular. Therefore, the upkeep of the Home ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/95727/eight_col_000_1OE1RX.jpg?1580661642 A World Health Organisation team has arrived in the Chinese city of Wuhan to start its investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. A man walks along a street in Wuhan in January, 2020, when it was starting to become the city at the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP The long-awaited probe comes after months of negotiations between the WHO and Beijing. A group of 10 scientists is set to interview people from research institutes, hospitals and the seafood market linked to the initial outbreak. Covid-19 was first detected in Wuhan in central China in late 2019. The team’s arrival on Thursday morning coincides with a resurgence of new coronavirus cases in the north of the country, while life in Wuhan is relatively back to normal. An aerial photo shows the Yellow Crane Pavilion and the Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province. ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/253176/eight_col_My_Food_Bag_1610.jpg?1610603525 My Food Bag is testing the waters ahead of a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO). My Food Bag chief executive Kevin Bowler. Photo: Supplied From today, the business is offering its 315,000 customers and staff the chance to reserve an allocation of shares if it did proceed with plans to become a publicly listed company. “If the business lists, customers and team members will have the chance to receive a priority allocation in the IPO, ahead of everyone else,” My Food Bag chief executive Kevin Bowler said. “Since inception, our customers have been at the heart of everything the My Food Bag team does. So, it makes sense to prioritise our customers and team members, as we consider this next milestone in the business.” The level of interest it receives could swing My Food Bag’s decision to dual-list on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges, he said. The ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Josh-Dowling.jpg Source:Dandenong It was a round of stunning fightbacks and brilliant individual performances in the DDCA’s Turf 1 competition on Saturday, with no other than a thrilling blockbuster at Park Oval between Buckley Ridges and Berwick capturing the attention. The Bears looked down and out and the Bucks a class above, but never doubt a champion side – Matt Chasemore’s premiership winning group simply keeps getting the job done. The Bears managed to bowl the home side out for 192, with overseas recruit Benny Howell – fresh off a stint with the Melbourne Renegades in the BBL – fighting hard for his 37 while Daniel Watson continued his strong form with 34 at the top of the order and Hussain Ali (38) blasted some vital runs late in the piece. Leggie Ruwantha Kellepotha was once again impressive, snaring 3/21 from his nine overs, while quicks Brendan Rose (2/65) and James Wilcock (2/36) were also ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/eLanka_Australia-SriLanka-e1597242312381.jpg Donate to eLanka Perera & Sons Breudher – Limited Stock – at Sunil’s Spice Centre, Thornleigh (Sydney) Search eLanka website eLanka Newsletter Signup eLanka Marriage Proposals Best & Less Travel Banner Advertising on eLanka Sri Lankan Events Calendar << Jan 2021 >> M T W T F S S 28 29 30 31 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 ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Indian-Americans-on-Joe-Bidens-Transition-Team.jpg Donate to eLanka Perera & Sons Breudher – Limited Stock – at Sunil’s Spice Centre, Thornleigh (Sydney) Search eLanka website eLanka Newsletter Signup eLanka Marriage Proposals Best & Less Travel Banner Advertising on eLanka Sri Lankan Events Calendar << Jan 2021 >> M T W T F S S 28 29 30 31 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 ...

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