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Nadeesha Dilhani Lekamge wins Silver at Asian Games in Hangzhou

News Item in Daily Mirror, 3 October 2023

Nadeesha Dilhani Lekamge won the silver medal in the women’s javelin throw event at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China today. This is the first athletics medal for Sri Lanka at the Asian Game in 17 years. India’s Annu Rani won the gold medal in the event while China’s Lyu Huihui won the bronze medal.

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Sanga & Nicholas in Key MCC Roles

A Staff Writer for News First, 3 October 2023, with this title “Sangakkara: New Chair of MCC’s World Cricket Committee”

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced on Monday (2) that former Sri Lankan captain and batting legend, Kumar Sangakkara would become the new Chair of their World Cricket Committee. They also mentioned that the former Hampshire captain-turned-broadcaster, Mark Nicholas would be taking over as the new President of the club.

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International Espionage of a Jihadist Flavour

An Indian revolutionary exiled from his homeland urged fellow Muslims not to believe America, France or Britain, but advocated for a unity of socialism and Islam.
Jihad against colonialism: A mysterious link between global Islam, India and the Russian Revolution

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The Dutch Fort in Gurunagar, Jaffna

MAR Manukulasooriya, in the Sunday Observer, 1 October 2023 with this title “A distinctive Dutch archaeological site in South-East Asia”

The Jaffna Fort is near the coastal village of Gurunagar [within the Jaffna Peninsula]. It was built by the Portuguese in 1619 under Phillippe de Oliveira as a four-sided garrison with ramparts, corner bastions and moats following the Portuguese invasion of Jaffna.

 

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Bradman at Brockton Oval in Vancouver in 1932 during Australian North American Tour

VISIT https://fotoeins.com/2020/08/31/my-vancouver-summercricket-stanleypark/

“The Brockton Oval in Vancouver hosts an over-40s league game. Did you know that Don Bradman once described the ground as “without question the most beautiful ground in the world”?” …. https://twitter.com/espncricinfo/status/1034432962530488321

and, as it happens, one of the Curators at this ground at one point in the ltter half of the 20th century was a Sri Lankan migrant and cricket buff named CJ Van Twest (whose Ceylon news cutting in 1957 have been recently featured in this site: https://thuppahis.com/2023/09/22/cjs-cricket-news-cuttings-in-1957-ceylon-the-cricket-world/

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Chamari Atapaththu: Outstanding Sri Lankan Cricketer

Chamari Athapaththu …. stood Out once again for Sri Lanka in England this summer …. armed with a Kingsgrove Sports Cricket Bat                                                                                     

In the light of her outstanding record, Take a close look at her cricket bat: it bears the name of “Kingsports.”This is whee the ALOYSIAN connection fits into the narrative. Kingsporss is the com[any owned by HARRY SOLOMONS who is a great supporter of Sri Lankan cricket and sponsors Chamari among other cricketers.

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EA Hornell’s Photographs Revealed & Scrutinised

Antonia Laurence Allen

EA Hornell 

 

 

The National Trust Sri Lanka is holding its 154th session of its Monthly Lecture Series on Reversing cultural erasure: looking again at the photographs of E. A. Hornel” by Antonia Laurence Allen, ….. The lecture will be held via ZOOM this Wednesday  at 6.00 PM

Zoom Link  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87283573525

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Asoka Handagama’s “Alborada” penetrates Chile

Eda Cleary, in Sunday Observer, 24 September 2023.…  with highlighting imposed by the Editor, Thuppahi

The film Alborada by director Asoka Handagama was premiered in Chile recently with the Director of the Film School of the University of Valparaiso, film professor Rodrigo Cepeda, inviting academics, students and interested people to see the film.

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A Riotous Reading of the India-Sri Lanka World Cup Encounter at Eden Gardens in 1996

John De Silva

I am very surprised to hear people talk about the near riot that occurred at the end of the World Cup Semi Final match between India and Sri Lanka, 13 March 1996. Why are people so quick to jump to conclusions? Why are people not more understanding? Here is what ACTUALLY happened.

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Scrutinizing Sri Lanka’s Past in ATITA

A New Investigative Website …. https://atita.org/

 

About Atita: Atita is dedicated to the investigation of historical events in Sri Lanka. Taking its name from the Pali word for “past” (atīta), Atita serves to fill in gaps in English-language literature of Sri Lankan history.

All are welcome to read our work, but those already familiar with Sri Lankan history since 1948 will find it the most enriching. Our primary focus is on events from 1948 to 1972, when Sri Lanka was still called “Ceylon.”

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