SLCS wins the Winter Competition 2014 organized by the Sydney Morning Cricket Association under the purview of Cricket Australia and Cricket NSW
For the 2014 cricket season, it gives me great pleasure to report on the vast improvements our team has made from last year’s performance. In 2013, the SLCS finished 5th in Northern District Summer Cricket Competition but this year we have fittingly progressed and won the 5th grade premiership and came into semi-finals of 6th grade. Last year, the SLCS made a conscious decision to create a new team structure, ethos and atmosphere, headed by the principles and values of the game. Since then, the team as a whole has continued to strive for these goals and skills both on and off the field. Accordingly, credit goes to SLCS President and Captain Chanaka Senanayake who has emphasised the “work hard reap rewards” philosophy in an enthusiastic environment, motivating and challenging us during our training sessions and the entire season.
The Law Society Journal (Sep. 2104) features "A LYRICAL LAWYER" Maithri Panagoda
For Panagoda, 64, writing lyrics and contributing to the Sri Lankan community are his outlets. He started writing short stories and then songs when he was in his teens. In the 1970s, he had many songs recorded and broadcast. Now with his three adult children and two grandchildren to inspire him, he has started writing again. He has released a CD with 19 Sinhalese songs he has penned, 10 which were released in the 1970s and nine that he has created in the past two years. “For 30 years I didn’t do anything with music,” he says. “But about two years ago the urge to write came back to me. My children are happy and independent, so I guess I felt a bit free to start writing again. “My songs are love songs or patriotic songs. Recently, a friend asked me to write a song for his father who has Alzheimer’s and doesn’t recognise him. He wanted the song as a way of reaching him. When I am writing I have a melody in my head, but I am not a singer. For me it’s about the words.” (Reproduced with permission from Ms. Jane Southward.)
Ebola: Killing Thousands
This virus has killed more than 1200 African people to date and seems to be spreading to other countries. The first outbreak detected was in 1976 in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Since then there have been sporadic outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa. A few weeks ago two Americans contracted the disease while doing medical missionary work in Africa. They were sent to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment. The natural reservoir of the virus is bats and monkey become infected from the bats, and the humans are infected from monkeys or bats. Humans can transmit the virus through contact with body fluids. Incubation period is 2-21 days, and initial symptoms are flu-like. Talking about monkeys, in Sri Lanka, they have outnumbered humans in Kandy and the neighbouring hills.