Archive | August 6, 2016

Sri Lanka: First Olympic Medal — 1948, Duncan White, 400 Meter Hurdles (2nd Place).

by Anura Guruge


Click to access YouTube video. AMAZING quality given that this was shot, on film, 68 years ago. MUST WATCH.


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Click here for the Wikipedia original.


What made this even MORE special was that Ceylon had just got its independence from Britain
on February 4, 1948.

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“Gilman Library” Meet The Children’s Book Authors Event — August 6, 2016.

by Anura Guruge

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Elizabeth McKinney.

Debra Beth Laurion.

DJ Gerbio.

Picture taken by Jim Fontaine of ‘PCS Web Design’ husband of Authistpreneur DJ Gerbio.

Another fun event at the Gilman Library” in Alton, New Hampshire.

It was so good to meet the other authors. As ever made me appreciate my limitations.

Many thanks to Roza Benoit, Holly Brown & Lily Yari for making this happen. Bravo.

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Sri Lanka At The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

by Anura Guruge


From Google. Click to ENLARGE.

Click here to access the Google original from their ‘Olympic portal‘.

At every recent Olympics, whether Summer or Winter, during the Opening Ceremony I get the notion that I should check the Sri Lanka squad to see what they are representing (– suffice to say that equatorial Sri Lanka does not normally put up much of a showing at Winter Olympics).

Appears, per Google’s Olympics portal, that Sri Lanka is fielding a 9 person squad. That Google cannot find the picture for 3 of them is NOT promising nor good. That is bad.

Seems like a small squad for a country that now has a 20 million population. Yes, I will have to go digging for the squad sizes by country.

I expected to see some participation in golf and tennis — both played quite extensively by Sri Lankans. Also no boxing.

Appears, per the official Olympics site, that Sri Lanka, has only ever won two medals (and I think I vaguely remember the 2000 medal):


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Please also refer to these 3 related posts:
1/ Team down to 7 from 9.
2/ Sri Lanka team DETAILS.
3/ Sri Lanka/Ceylon 1st Olympic medal.

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