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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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  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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Wishing you a safe and happy Eid-Al-Fitr’ – NSW Health and MHCS   Eid Al-Fitr is commonly known as the festival of breaking of the fast and marks the end of Ramadan Mubarak. In 2021, Eid-Al-Fitr will be celebrated in Sydney on Thursday, 13 May. Dates may vary according to moon sighting NSW Health and the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS) in partnership with the Multicultural Health Service in Western Sydney Local Health District have produced the ‘Stay COVID-safe this Ramadan’ Video message in English from Religious and Community Leaders – to help remind people to celebrate Ramadan in a COVID-safe way. NSW Health and MHCS have also developed ‘Wishing you a safe and happy Eid-Al-Fitr’ social media tiles in English and multiple languages to remind everyone to please keep the community safe – even if you have mild COVID-19 symptoms, get tested and stay at home until you get a negative test result. It would ...

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In February 2021, Professor Sucharit Bhakdi, M.D. and a few his colleagues warned the European Medicines Agency about the potential danger of blood clots and cerebral vein thrombosis in millions of people receiving experimental gene-based injection The first case of CVT after AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine was detected in a woman, 37-year-old in Norway. CAT scan had shown the brain clot, when admitted to the ED in the hospital. It was also found that the platelet count was also incredibly low. She died after two days.This was one of 16 cases reported.In the 16 cases reported the researchers found one or two thrombotic, i.e., clotting events such as cerebral venous thrombosis-referred to as CVT: some had internal visceral organs vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism-meaning a clot from elsewhere in the lungs, 6 of them had died. Five of them had multiple vein clots all over the body. Global health experts came under ...

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  Mothers’ day, the 9th of May, in Australia, is almost upon us. While my own dear Mum is now long gone, (God bless her), there would doubtless be thousands of Mothers in Australia, whose families will be getting ready to celebrate this very special day.            Please let me add to these celebrations by reminding everyone that, while they are living, EVERY DAY should be Mother’s day, simply because we would not be HERE without them. Always give your parents, both Mother and Father all the respect they so richly deserve.            Many many moons ago, I remember singing a song dedicated to Mum, on Radio Ceylon. It is now just one of those “good old songs” that very few would remember, so, for EVERY MOTHER out there, here are the lyrics I sang, and now dedicate to all of you. ...

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  Many years have now slipped past since one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful Women and one of their most famous male Vocalists of the era, recorded a most beautiful love song entitled “Sandak-nage’, as my English title indicates.             Rukmani Devi, also known as the Nightingale of Ceylon, as beautiful as any Beauty Queen our little Island produced, plus a famous Actress, to boot, recorded this song with Neville Fernando, a Vocalist/Guitarist who not only enjoyed the company of Rukmani, but also thoroughly enjoyed singing with her. They recorded more songs together but both have now sadly passed on so here’s my sincere “Rest in Peace” wish for this fabulous duo.           Later, in Australia (Melbourne), this writer decided to record a cover version of this beautiful love-ballad.  Problem is, I did not have a Rukmani to record it with, but ...

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