https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Ananda-Kularatne-e1610815915664.jpg Source:FT Ananda Kularatne was the eldest son of P de S Kularatne, Principal of Ananda College and Dharmaraja, the well-known educationist whose history is well-documented. His mother was Hilda Westbrook, an English lady, a Cambridge graduate in French and German from Newnham College, a theosophist and educationist. She was founder Principal of Ananda Balika in Colombo, Sri Sumangala Girls School, Panadura, Mahamaya College, Kandy, Maliyadeva Girls School, Kurunegela and Sri Pushpadana Girls School, Kandy as well as being Principal of Visakha Vidyalaya during most of 1920. Ananda arrived in England in November 1941 after volunteering for RAF service. He was just 20 years old at the time of his enlistment in the RAF and had just started his second year of a general arts degree at Colombo University College and had learned to fly at Ratmalana Airport. In the RAF, Kularatne did his initial training course at Stratford-on-Avon in ...

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Source:Dailymirror Sri Lanka’s bowling coach David Saker admitted that the home side had not been good enough to combat an authoritative Joe Root and failed to put pressure on debutant Dan Lawrence early in his innings, as England piled on a 180-run first innings lead to take command of the first Test by the end of the second day in Galle today.  Root, who carried on from his overnight score of 66, went on to reach his 18th Test century – his first since November 2019 – adding another 102 runs and remaining unbeaten when play ended early today.  Saker said Root had put pressure on the Sri Lankan bowlers by using the crease and manipulating the bowlers’ lengths.  “Joe is a seasoned player and he’s got a really good game plan and he understands how to play spin really well. He looked so good and just him being so ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Ajith-Abeyratne.jpg Ajith Abeyratne Source:Dailynews Ajith Abeyratne was a top class sportsman produced by Trinity College, in the mid 1960s He played rugby for the school at the age of 15, and besides playing rugby, he performed with distinction in cricket, basketball, tennis and athletics. During his time his name was a household one in sports in Kandy and he holds the record for the fastest century between Trinity and Royal College –100 in 69 minutes off 62 balls in 1968 at Asgiriya. He led the Trinity College rugby teams in 1967 and 1968 and won colours and the coveted Lion in rugby as well as the Ryde Gold Medal awarded to the best all-round student in 1968. He was also the president of the Student Christian Movement. In 1967 in his first year of captaincy in rugby, Ajith Abeyratne’s side beat the star-studded St. Peter’s College led by Rodney Patternott. ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Shashika.jpg Shashika Source:Dailynews Sri Lanka youth cap, Left hand batsman and left arm leg-spinner P.W. Shashika Dulshan is an outstanding cricketer produced by St. Servatius’ College Matara Parawahera Widanage Shashika Dulshan was born on 4th of May 2000 at Matara. He was admitted to Thalpawila Madya Maha Vidyalaya in 2005. He joined St. Servatius’ College Matara in 2007 in grade 3. He started Cricket in 2011 as left arm fast bowler under his first coach Priyantha Abeysekara and assistant coach Tharindu Jeewantha in 2010. He started school Cricket and represented under 13 ‘B’ team in 2011. He represented the school under 13 teams for three years. He scored 55 runs and claimed eight wickets for the under 13 ‘B’ team in 2011. He scored 45 runs and claimed 8 wickets for the under 13 ‘A’ team in 2012. He scored 207 runs with a century against St. Thomas’ College Matara ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Olav-Bruin-e1610822385449.jpg From the Sunday Times 27 Dec 2020 Out of Africa in our wilds By Yomal Senerath-Yapa Continuing our series on the Bawa award shortlist, we feature a five star safari camp in Yala View(s): 335 The architect: Olav Bruin Palatupana used to be one of the ‘climaxes’ of Yala. After the long safari drive through dry jungle, the landscape broke into haunting sand dunes and a wild boulder-strewn beach where you got down at dimming dusk for a ‘stretch’ and to read the sands for the roll-call of creatures from leopard and elephant to pangolin.  Cradled near the national park in the same beach today like a mixed herd of elephant and heron from the sky is the Wild Coast tented lodge – the first of its kind in Sri Lanka. The elegant menagerie of structures forms a five star safari camp in the wild Ruhunu country. When Olav Bruin ...

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  Now that Cricket has once again become the flavour of the month, I have decided to bring back memories of how much they think about this game in Sri Lanka, after all, just a few years ago they defeated Australia, supposedly the best in the World, and Arjuna was only narrowly beaten by Gotabaya, for the Presidency of our former homeland. I have always enjoyed Vinoda Samaya and their natural Comedians, most of whom have now passed on, but to explain this comedy sketch to those who do not know Sinhala, especially some who migrated to Melbourne from SL just before the latest Pandemic, the story goes that this funny, plump guy who cries a lot, has been listening to the wireless, taking in a cricket match being played, has just lost his wife, who has quite probably run away with another man (because she does not like cricket), ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/116165/eight_col_000_8YV76Q.jpg?1610819684 largest inoculation drive. A sanitation worker became the first Indian to receive a Covid vaccine as the country began the world’s largest inoculation drive. A medical worker prepares to inoculate a colleague with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a hospital in New Delhi. Photo: AFP or licensors Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the programme, which aims to vaccinate more than 1.3 billion people against Covid. He paid tribute to front-line workers who will be the first to receive jabs. India has recorded the second-highest number of Covid-19 infections in the world after the United States. Millions of doses of two approved vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin – were shipped across the country in the days leading up to the start of the drive. “We are launching the world’s biggest vaccination drive and it shows the world our capability,” Modi, said, addressing the country on Saturday morning. He added that ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Talal-Rafi.jpg Source:Island The Global Youth Climate Network (GYCN), an initiative of the World Bank Group, has appointed Sri Lankan Talal Rafi as a Climate Ambassador for 2021. GYCN is part of the World Bank’s Y2Y Community, a network of young professionals dedicated to inspiring, engaging and empowering young people in global development. The initiative motivates young people to work together to develop and implement innovative programmes alleviating climate change and to inspire, educate and connect with their communities to mitigate climate change. Talal Rafi is an entrepreneur and consultant who work across multiple fields in developing entrepreneurship. Talal has been an advocate on the topic of climate change through his work in entrepreneurship development; he mentors and advises startups in ensuring that their business models are environmentally sustainable and mitigate climate change. He is consulting as an industry expert at the Moratuwa University Entrepreneurship Centre under the World Bank AHEAD ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/bambalapitiya-flatters-and-frien.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/Jeewa.jpg Source:Island Verteran actor Jeewan Kumaranatunga’s debut production Jeewa has concluded filming and is in post production stage. The film revolves around the character of an altruistic and combative hero fighting against injustice and inequity, exposing corruption, portrayed by Kumaranatunga himself. Other cast members include Sangeetha Weeraratne, Meena Kumari, Kalum Aryan, Cletus Mendis, Dharshana Dharmaraj, Sarath Dikkumbura, Kumara Ranepura, Gayan Mapalagama, Ananda Athukorala, Rohitha Dias and Sudath Wijesekara. Thrishula Deepa Thambawita is the cinematographer, Chandana Edirisinghe the Assistant Director, Dhanushka Hulangamuwa the makeup artist, Sarath Samarawickrama the Art Director, Wasantha Kumarawila the stunts coordinator and Susantha Kelumpriya and Chamara Upekshitha Production Managers. Jeewa’s script was written by Kalum Aryan, and produced by Thilini Priyamali and Isuru Bandarage for Thico Films. Source link ...

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