DESMOND KELLY

   Just for a change, (which is as good as a holiday), I have decided to feature three of my special Sinhala-Song favourites for the many thousands of eLanka members & readers, in the hope that these songs will bring back many precious memories, as music so often does, better ...

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  Something very different, AND very good, in our favourite baila dancing style. Everyone who loves “doing” the baila will undoubtedly love this video, kindly sent to me by a good friend, Elliston, via Stanislaus Kleyn, who obviously loves this type of music & dancing and now wishes to share ...

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Having served in the Royal Ceylon Navy myself, so many years ago, it was very heartening, and I felt proud to read this beautiful story, authored, in the first place, by a guy named Dan.            Daniel, we, at eLanka would have been more than pleased ...

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Further to the “Burgher Buggers” as we were all fondly “referred to” by our Sinhalese,Tamil, Muslim & Malay friends in “My Lovely Island Home” there was one “lot” who will always be remembered for their very famous “quotes”. These were spoken in what was termed “broken English”, not scratched, slivered, ...

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  Now that Cricket has once again become the flavour of the month, I have decided to bring back memories of how much they think about this game in Sri Lanka, after all, just a few years ago they defeated Australia, supposedly the best in the World, and Arjuna was ...

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Another Suburb in the Ceylon I remember so well. Down South, as they would say, in America, Galle was one of the major Cities, where the ancestors on mum’s side, whose name was Kriekenbeek, a Dutch name, if ever there was one, took over from the Portuguese, built a massive ...

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