Sheperdians’ Valentine's Day Dinner Dance – love was in the air !
The night began with the President of the PPA, Mrs Subo Gowripalan, giving a short welcome speech, followed by the Shepherdians present rendering the School Song with a lot of feeling and love for their alma mater. The music then started and couples converged on the floor to strut their stuff. Lal Wickramatunge, Sri Lanka’s Consul General in Sydney, made an interesting talk that was well-received by the 300 guests present. DJ Shehan was a marvel. He catered for all types of music from waltz to rock ’n’roll, from baila to Bollywood. Dinner by the Flavour of Ceylon restaurant was sumptuous. And the dancing continued

Property Infromation day on Feb. 28th at Blue Elephant Pennant Hills.
Free presentation on buying property in Sri Lanka either for investment or as your own home. Experts will explain the legal process, the tax benefits, finance arrangements, current purchase prices and so on. To be held at the Blue Elephant Restaurant on Feb. 28th from 6PM. Bookings are advisable as space is limited.

A better way to check your diabetes
Today there is a better test to control blood sugar levels and reduce the long term risks of heart attacks, stroke, blindness and kidney failure associated with diabetes. One such test is the HbA1c or in short A1c test. This term refers to glycated haemoglobin a protein within each red cell that carries oxygen throughout the body. The glucose that enters your blood stream joins with the oxygen in the haemoglobin to become glycated. By measuring glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) doctors are able to get an overall picture of what your average blood sugar levels have been over a period of about three months. This period of three months is estimated because life span of red cells is about three months.