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The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio says a total of 264 groups and individuals have successfully applied for the Pacific Aotearoa Community COVID-19 Recovery Fund, that will support Pacific communities drive their own COVID-19 recovery strategies, initiatives, and actions. “I am keen to see this Fund support Pacific communities to lead their own socio-economic recovery and rebuild plans and have them become the authors of their own solutions in response to COVID-19. “The Pacific Aotearoa Community COVID-19 Recovery Fund is one of five investments that the Government approved in Budget 2020 so that the Ministry for Pacific Peoples can support more new initiatives identified by Pacific churches and community groups in their COVID-19 response, recovery and rebuild plans,” says Aupito William Sio. The Fund has three categories to pilot and test a broad range of Pacific initiatives and solutions from grassroots, emerging to established organisations, including: Grassroots initiatives: ...

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Alphabetically speaking, we will now have to concoct yet another one-word description for the above, because we’re sick & tired of hearing by-names like Coronavirus, Covid, Catastrophic, Unprecedented, & many other12 & 13 letter adjectives that seem to be around, ad-nauseam.           We will not be able to blame anyone for this particular Virus. It will certainly not be exclusively antagonistic in Victoria. Everyone over a certain age will cop it, no matter where they live. There are no vaccines pre-planned, as they are still working on one for the present Pandemic.  WHO wrote the details shown below (I think, but really don’t know). However, this was sent to me by a good friend, Dallas Achilles & on behalf of eLanka, I thank him for it. Desmond Kelly.(Editor-in-Chief)  eLanka. ANOTHER VIRUS COMING ! As if we don’t have enough to worry about during these crazy times. ...

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  “ISLAND IN THE SUN” – By Sarah Jameel (Introduction by Des Kelly) Although it has the identical title as a very popular song of old, this true story of Ceylon then/Sri Lanka now, as written by Sarah, and kindly forwarded to this writer, by the Editor of the Burgher Association of Melbourne, my good friend Neville Davidson, this would have to be one of the best, most nostalgic, endearing accounts of life, as we lived it, in My Lovely Island Home.  Excellently written, bringing  back so many precious memories, treasured moments that so many of us shared, before the reluctant exodus forced upon us by the powers that be, of a particular era, put an end to our enjoyment of the Island In The Sun, OUR Lovely Island Home aptly named Ceylon then, Sri Lanka now. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in- Chief) eLanka. Buy the CD 3 pack shipped to your door for $35 ...

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  A very sad video indeed. This young doctor-to-be, dying of a brain tumour, and yet facing death so bravely, being helped up to sing (beautifully) on stage with one of Sri Lanka’s best, most compassionate entertainers, Keerthi Pasqual leaving most of her audience, and me, in tears, knowing that this was the last song she would sing before she died, and this, she did, leaving us all heartbroken. May she now rest in peace.   Source link ...

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  I have always believed that “reading” is an education in itself. One can always end up in the most Senior Classes in School or College, enter top Universities around the planet, become Professors on various subjects and have Intelligence Quotas that hit the roof, yet still not know what is happening in this World of ours.   This being the case, it comes back to the fact that when something of this nature comes to us on the Internet, we READ & recoil in the sheer wonder of it all. It feels good to be able to share the knowledge with many thousands of people, in my case, especially with the members and readers of eLanka, a website that I am very happy & proud to be part of. Have to admit that I knew nothing of the subjects covered by this very interesting post, sent to me by ...

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I have written so much about Ceylon (then), Sri Lanka (now), it didn’t seem fair that not much was said about this great brown Land that so many of us Sri Lankans migrated to, and so many more are hoping to make their second home. Then, to the fore, he comes again, my good friend Max Gerreyn from W.A., one huge part of this Island Continent that CANNOT boast about being host to Corona Virus, unlike the other States, and especially Victoria, who let the bug in, and in turn, is now in the process of kicking it out.           Here, for each & everyone of our Lankan/Aussies, 8s a most interesting look at “STRALIA” which I hope you will enjoy. Thank you Max, for forwarding this to me. Always appreciated.  Desmond Kelly.(Editor-in-Chief)  eLanka. map illustrates how large Australia is compared to other countries.                           The following is by ...

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