ITEM courtesy of Chandra Fernando & Leslie De Silva of Anduren Eliyata …. Visit their Web site www.andureneliyata.com.au for more details
This particular example displays Chief Priest Rev Kovida from Katoomba Bhavana Vihara, donating lights to people of his village in the Udugama area of Galle Districtgalle district.
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Udumbara Udugama, in The Sunday Times …. and retrieved here by Moira Djukanovic for the ASLA Web Magazine in Adelaide
The full title in the Times runs as ; “200 years ago a green haven began to grow: the Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya
The Royal Botanic Gardens Peradeniya, beloved to Lankans and known simply as the Peradeniya Gardens celebrated it’s bicentenary in 2022. Founded by the British as a premier research institution for agriculture and plantation crops in the country, it was brought under the purview of the Department of Agriculture in 2006, The Department of National Botanic Gardens was formed to administer this and other botanic gardens around the island. Dr. Shelomi Krishnarajah, the seventh Sri Lankan Director General of the Gardens became the first woman to hold this post. Dr Krishnarajah who was appointed in 2018 has a solid background in floriculture and tissue culture.
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Dear Friends, Relatives, and Well-Wishers, ……“The Reason Someone Smiles Today”
As part of our continued mission to serve the communities in need within Sri Lanka, Vanni Hope is embarking on an ambitious project that seeks to bring economic stability and enhance the livelihoods of our people, especially those who have suffered due to the current economic hardships the island faces.
➢ There are doing agriculture. They have coconut, banana grove. They cultivate nut plants.
➢ Nagusami is the head of the family. He lost a hand due to an accident.
Kevin Hand, in Al-Jazeera, 19 November 2023, where the where the title runs thus “ICC Cricket World Cu p 2023 final: Five things that went wrong for India”
India were favourites to win a home Cricket World Cup – so how did it all go wrong for them in the all-important final?
Hosts India won all 10 games leading up to the final and were heavy favourites to claim the trophy, but fell at the last hurdle. Al Jazeera takes a look at five things that went wrong on the day for India as their winning streak ended at the worst possible time.
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A Striking Photo sent to Thuppahi by Keith Bennett of Australia
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A FORECAST by Errol FERNANDO, …. A Piano Player from the Heavens, 19 November 2023
After a long tournament, we reach the final that we all predicted many weeks ago, Lorenz – India vs Australia – with the obvious prediction that India will win. Millions will back India,of course.
Let me take a different path by predicting a win for the Aussies, especially if they bat first. Head, Marsh and Maxwell are dangerous players who can take the game away from India.
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Veins of Influence: Colonial Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in Early Photographs and Collections, by Shalini Amerasinghe Ganendra
[This book is a pioneering monograph that brings a rich array of early and previously unpublished images of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) into the global discourse of photography, pairing a striking lens of visual appreciation with distinctly humanizing perspectives.
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