On His Bike all the Way to UK

Arthur L Alvis in his youth reached his 'dreamed land' (England) in 1954 converting his young and mighty calf muscle power into the pedals of a push (Raleigh) bicycle, which he used to boast about as energy generated out of 'Kiri Kos' (Jack curry) and 'Kurumba Londha' (Kernel of young coconuts)! Using his 2 HP calf muscle power, it took him over eighteen months to cross over fourteen man made frontiers from Colombo before he could reach England. It was a challenge and a dream he had to fulfill which became a fixation in his mind that drove him to take such a bold step in that manner when no one had ever dared before!

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life abroad ends up in a police cell

Today's column is dedicated to three helpless Sri Lankan workers who are stranded and marooned in a foreign land where despite voluntary attempts to rescue them have not been successful up to the time of this column goes to print.

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Just Being Buddhists And Reciting, “Sadu” … “Sadu” Is Superficial

Jinadasa Vijayatunga became a neighbour of Lord Mountbatten when he lived at 12 Clivendon Place London…

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New Life  New Wife and a  New House

Continuation from Pt.86 .........Jinadasa Vijayatunga told me that Sir Solomon had a weakness for English women".. ........

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Boy From Ceylon who became a man of the world

The late Jinadasa Vijayatunga was associated with his first classic, Grass for my feet, an evocation of village life seen through the eyes of his youth and adolescence in his native home Urala. He wrote on a variety of subjects and through a diversity of literary forms ranging from essays, travel, biographies, religion, yoga and reviews.

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Man who repays his debt to Animals and Plants

David Shepherd is one of the worlds most respected and honoured wild life artists and conservationists. Since the 1960s, he has been exceptionally popular in limited edition print productions and posters of his own paintings. Born in Hendon, West London, he exhibited his latent talents in painting at the age of eight in a children’s painting competition titled - ‘Nursery World’ .

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Don Hubert

“If you are not destined to die you will never die, I thought it was too late but he survived”, commented Don Hubert of Harold Wood Essex, on November 27, 2004 coming out of the swimming pool at the New Central Park, after saving the life of 43 year old James Burgin whom he spotted lying motionless on the bed of the pool.

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Sepala Munasinghe

Life Abroad experiences in its true sense had to be digressed for a while after the 70th episode published under the heading ‘Vivian gave beans’ which was responded by Nicky Karunarathna in Australia, as a feedback, with a cache of brazen exposures from his personal experiences surrounding the occurrences on the by-gone-day politics in Sri Lanka, initially out of the LSSP activities and later going into other areas of ‘unverified’ political landscape.

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Did DUDLEY'S BOO BOO TAINT SRI LANKAN  POLITICAL LANDSCAPE ?

(Continuation of Nicky Karunarathna exposures)

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JVP Posters

(Nicky Karunarathna exposures – continued from 80) - First and foremost an apology is due on an inadvertent error in Para 4 (Part 80) under the sub-heading Slave Trade which would have given the reader the impression of history being distorted. In fact 4th paragraph should have read as follows:

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