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  Hello Viewers. Good morning to you. It is a bright morning and blue skies, on Saturday 8th May. I am in the City of Blacktown, City Council Hall, two hours’ drive from the heart of Sydney. Today, the Sri Lankan Association of NSW in collaboration with Blacktown City Council and Multicultural NSW are having a Multicultural Diversity event. What will be clear is that the Australian SriLankans in NSW having been assimilated into the multicultural community, forms part of the Australian government, and this event today will provide sufficient evidence of that unity. Let us join. Hope you will enjoy the day as much as I will do. Dr Harold www.Doctorharold.com Source link ...

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  Who this songwriter is, unfortunately, not known. Who the Vocalist is, not known either, who the entire production was done by, also missing, but we certainly know who sent me this “bloody ripper” of a video, which I am now happy to share with all our eLanka members,all over the whole world. His name is Max Gerreyn, & if he wants our acceptance, he certainly has mine. We do need a dose of humour in this day and age, and when this great humour is particularly true, and can eke out a laugh from me and from you, i can see no reason why this song should not enter the Aussie hit parades in no time, whatsoever. So, sit back folks, relax, open a bottle (now, don’t be a sipper) Listen, enjoy & laugh aloud to this great                    BLOODY RIPPER.   ...

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  Situated at the border of Colombo Fort, about a kilometer from the busy City Center and guarding the entrance to the market in *Pettah, Khan Clock Tower is a memorial to a father from his sons. Built in early 20th century by the family of Framjee Bhikhajee Khan, the clock tower is in good condition and well-maintained to date. Although, there is a fountain which is still in the premises of the clock tower, it is not functioning at present. The Clock Tower is approximately four storeyed and stands above the other buildings in the vicinity.  Well-landscaped popular landmark built by Bhikhajee and Munchersaw Framjee Khan, the sons of Framjee Bhikhajee Khan was a token of ‘affectionate gratitude’ to their father. The clock tower was dedicated to residents of Colombo through Colombo Municipal Council on January 4th, 1923, on the 45th death anniversary of Framjee Bhikhajee Khan. Khan family ...

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  A very special “treat”, in store, for many thousands of eLanka members around the World, will quite definitely be this “re-treat” into their childhood days when Nursery Rhymes were common, both at home, and in school.           I have had the pleasure of knowing some of the top Show-biz Personalities, both men and women, of my lovely Island home, as I always call her, and believe me folks, Rukshan Perera, ever since I heard him for the first time, has climbed to the top rungs of this musical ladder, not only because of his showmanship and expertise in what he does, but also because of his genuine humility in everything he attempts to do, on-stage. To me, all he seems to want to do, is to ENTERTAIN his audiences, and he does this brilliantly.           Now, just to be different, he ...

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Source:Island The big jumbo has come from the French land and as the French themselves say it is ‘annus mirabillis’ the miracle year, finally, and finally the wait is over. The world will now see the Big- Bus that we all waited for so long to see. As the years roll by, none would talk of delays regarding the delays on delivery dates and how late the bird flew in. These would be like words written on a blackboard, erased forever. But the aeroplane will grace the sky and, perhaps rewrite all the records of commercial aviation when the mega-miracle A380 dominates the international air-routes. Singapore Airlines went into the record books as the launch customer. Some of my old friends from SIA would fly the A380. Perhaps, Luke would, too, and this story is about him. Luke of yesteryear and how he first flew as a cadet and how ...

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  Australia and Sri Lanka have a robust and enduring bilateral relationship of 74 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations in May 1947. The Asia Pacific Nation and South Asian Island have close foreign relations from May 1947 to date.  In 1946, the Federal Minister for External Affairs, Commerce and Agriculture recommended to the Australian Parliament that Australia should be represented by a Commissioner in *Ceylon, as there was a likelihood of Ceylon being granted independence after India. Thus, in 1947, Mr. Charles William Frost, a Tasmanian ex-Labor Member of Parliament was posted as Australia’s first Commissioner to Ceylon.  Sri Lanka also set up a High Commission in Canberra, Australia and Mr. J.A. Martensz, an appointed Member of the First Parliament of Ceylon assumed duties as the first High Commissioner of Ceylon in Canberra, Australia. With the visit of the former Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies (in office from1939 – ...

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