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Jun 1, 2014 - Led in a procession to the slaughter house...

We were beaten soundly by the youthful team of J/Hindu Old boys today in our first match of the tour. The scores were: 30-over match CCCC - 7 for 182 (Viji 29, Ramesh 24, Ramkumar 30) J/Hindu Old Boys - 2 for 183 10-over match CCCC - 7 for 67 J/Hindu Under 17 - 0 for 72 I will add details of the day when I have some time and a good internet connection.

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May 28, 2014 - The Captain and his Sailors...

I cannot believe how time had passed and the day has finally arrived! Yes, I have packed my bags and am so excited to board that flight tomorrow. I don’t know how I am going to sleep tonight. In this last entry before departure, I introduce the man (and his wife) who has made all this possible for us. All of us know the hours he put into organising this tour, and all of without a complaint! Thank you Shiva! Shiva was born in Puttalam to parents from Vaddukkoddai. He had studied in 4 schools: St Marys Maha Vidyalayam, Puttalam, Jaffna Hindu...

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May 24, 2014 - The Couples

While partners of many of the 'guys' coming on this tour had resigned to the fact that cricket will be the main interest on this trip and decided not to travel, some are indeed joining their hubbies and are looking forward to an enjoyable trip. I introduce 3 of the couples coming on the tour here. Ramkumar and Shantha Devi For Ramkumar and his wife Shantha Devi this the first trip to Sri Lanka. Ramkumar comes from Paruvachi, a small village in Erode District, Tamil Nadu, India. I understand that Paruvachi is the first village to have...

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May 9, 2014 - Lal "Lassanna Kakula" Wijesiriwardhane

Lal, who now lives in Canberra with his family, hails from Matara at the Southern tip of Sri Lanka. Matara which is about 160 km from Colombo was ruled by both the Portuguese and the Dutch and their architecture can still be seen in some of the buildings in that area. We will be visiting Matara on 10 June and I will have more to add about the place then. Now, back to Lal... Lal has been playing in the Sydney Tamils Masters (STM) competition as part of Canberra Masters team from its inception and is fun to be around. Don't be put off by his...

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May 7, 2014 - 22 sleeps to go...

Three more weeks, or 22 sleeps to be more precise, before I will board an Air Asia flight to Kuala Lumpur on my way to Sri Lanka, the country I was born, to join a group of cricket-mad friends and travel around the island and play a few games of cricket against teams made up of old students of our alma maters. It is almost 30 years since I last visited my home town, Point Pedro, at the northern tip of Sri Lanka. In October, 1984, I was in Colombo for a few days, but did not have the opportunity venture out anywhere else. So, when Shiva sent...

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