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Reviewing the Past with KP …. Pirapaharan’s Best Man & Organisational Genius

Sri Lanka Guardian interview with KP, 4 June 2021, where the title runs thus “Selvarasa Pathmanathan alias KP speaks after years of silence”

The story of a man who transformed his life to shelter and educate hundreds of kids affected during armed conflict and due to social disparity in Sri Lanka. He is widely known as KP. Selvarasa Pathmanathan is now a social activist and founded the North-East Rehabilitation and Development Organization

When the world’s one-time most wanted man is given the chance to speak, what does he say? When he is given the chance to walk freely, where does he go? When he is given time and freedom, what does he do?

 KP in Kilinochchi ( Pic by Lakshman Dias for Lanka Courier) 

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Tulsi Karunanayake: Sombre Appreciations from THE CEYLANKAN Circle in Australia

Sumane & Rohini iyer:   Tulsi Karunanayake – remembered with love

Metta, wish for all beings to be happy, Karuna, compassion, Muditha, unselfish joy particularly in the good fortune of others, and Upekkha, equanimity – the four immeasurables in Buddhism all came together harmoniously in the person of Tulsi Karunanayake.

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Vanni Hope keeps Batting for the Underprivileged

ONE = VANNI HOPE – RATNAM FOUNDATION EDUCATION & SKILL ENHANCEMENT DESSFORD TAMIL SCHOOL NANU OYA DEC2021

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9/11 Chaos: How Lewis Porte and Gander in Canada met the Overflow from 9/11

It is almost 20 years since 9/11 and here is a wonderful story about that terrible day. …..Jerry Brown Delta Flight 15… (true story)

Here is an amazing story from a flight attendant on Delta Flight 15, written following 9-11:

On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, we were about 5 hours out of Frankfurt, flying over the North Atlantic.  All of a sudden, the curtains parted and I was told to go to the cockpit, immediately, to see the captain.

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Vanni Hope’s Educational Charity Work

VANNI HOPE – It’s Motto: “Be the reason someone smiles today”

 MESSAGE: Dear Friends, Relatives and Wellwishers

Once Again many thanks for helping us to serve indivduals and famlies in the poorest comunties in Sri Lanka. We indicate BELOW some of the enterprises in educational support for students in the face of the current covid pandemic — deploying brief You Tube Presentations.

ONE: HARSHINI – LAW DEGREE – LAPTOP – ONLINE CLASSES …. https://youtu.be/ixXniHBs96E

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Lankans in Adelaide in Support of Island’s Covid Battle

A Note from Dr Charitha Perera

Dear Friends,  On behalf of the Adelaide Covid 19 fundraising committee, I wish to inform you that the Sri Lankan Food Fair held on Monday 14th June raised a sum of $33,032. 
We thank the 16 Sri Lankan community organisations and many volunteers who worked tirelessly together for a common cause to raise these funds.
Some of the Chefs and Workers posing for all their worth!

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Inspiring Rendition of Blessings on Sri Lanka via Picture, Sound and Evangelical Heart in All Three Languages

Contemporary Pentecostal churches within Sri Lanka combine in an inspirational use of modern ZOOM technology to convey blessings in all three languages on all the peoples, places and animals of Sri Lanka 

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgxwJWrgCvdrwmmVzLNsglStRwnvZ?projector=1

…. with thanks to Jeni Nathanielsz in Australia for this reference

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An Unknown Aussie in India: A Covid Travel Saviour …. Simon Quinn

Richard Guilliatt, in The Australian Weekend Magazine 20-21 June 2020, where the title is

Simon Quinn is a 32 year old PhD student from Australia, studying Sanskrit living in Gurgaon 30km South West of Delhi. When the Indian government announced a sudden & draconian nationwide lockdown on 24th March, to halt the spread of Covid19 among the nation’s 1.38 billion people, he logged on to a chat forum for Aussies travelling in India on his lap top. Anxious messages were flooding in.

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Vocational Training for Plantation Workers promoted by VANNI HOPE

Vocational Training for Plantation Community in Sri Lanka on Tailoring Course – UPDATE WITH PHOTOS – LOGIE ESTATE NUWARA ELIYA DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT

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The Durability of Solar-Power Lighting Units and An Exemplary Outcome at Thalakolawewa

Chandra Fernando

We have been donating these lights since May 2014 to the same school [viz., the Thalakolawewa Primary School], amongst other places all over Sri Lanka. Last Saturday we received news that 42 children who studied under our lights were able to pass their Govt Scholarship Exam. 

This result is mainly due to the Principal’s dedication and commitment in encouraging the staff to have night classes and in making a special request for extra lights for the school.  He came to Sudath’s place and collected the lights personally. We have since arranged to give the school 4 lighting packages each containing 6 lights for the new batch of students.

… SEE https://www.google.com/maps/place/Thalakolawewa,+Sri+Lanka/@6.7456262,81.2402763,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ae4472a85270bf5:0xe552c72f0f2997ae!8m2!3d6.7197836!4d81.2539611

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