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Old 04-11-20, 03:58 PM
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Default Origin of' Ara Soysa'

From: Dulip Perera <>
Date: Wed, Nov 4, 2020 at 12:03 PM
Subject: Fwd: Origin of' Ara Soysa' ?
To: Sriyan jayasekera <>

Asking for your help,do you know

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Date: 31 October 2020 at 15:21:30 GMT+5:30
To: MC>
Subject: Fw: Origin of' Ara Soysa' ?

Those who are in Perth, any clues as to the identity?

Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:49 AM
Subject: Origin of' Ara Soysa' ?

The term "Ara Soysa" famously touted at cricket and rugby matches came into being during an English Debate at Peradeniya in the early 1950s.
A pretty undergrad named Miss Soysa was giving "good as she got" to the male counterparts.
The male undergrads started shouting "Ara Soysa,Ara".She later on taught at Peradeniya and got married to an Economist and a fellow lecturer . Both lectured at University of Western Australia.
She still lives in Perth, husband having passed away sometime back.

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