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September 15, 2021 Pls Scroll Down 35 items

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We Will Never Forget”

National Day of Remembrance

September 11, 2021

President Congratulates

Sri Lanka Cricket Team

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday congratulated the Sri Lanka cricket team for its performance in the series against South Africa which was played in Colombo.“A victorious comeback of Sri Lanka’s cricket team, scoring a series win against South Africa. Congrats and thanks to the team and coach for their commitment to a great performance that gave us so much to be proud of,” the President tweeted. Sri Lanka won the series against South Africa 2-1 and it was the first ODI series victory after 8 years. “What a gutsy performance and a massive victory for the new look Sri Lanka team! Brilliant to see the energy and enthusiasm of this young team. Congratulations to Dasun Shanaka and the entire squad including coach Mickey Arthur and support staff on the series victory!” Sports and Youth Minister Namal Rajapaksa tweeted.

China’s Sinopharm Group Contemplates Vaccine Plant in Sri Lanka

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Sinopharm Group of China, one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers in the world, has once again expressed interest in setting up a vaccine refilling plant in Sri Lanka. This was disclosed when the Chairman of Sinopharm Group, Liu Jingzhen and the Senior Management Group met Ambassador to Sri Lanka in China, Dr Palitha Kohona on September 7. Sinopharm Group said that when a vaccine refilling plant is set up in Sri Lanka it can take advantage of Sri Lanka’s favourable trade access in the region and beyond and engage in exports as well. The Chairman said that Sinopharm will continue to collaborate with Sri Lanka and supply vaccines. Ambassador Dr Kohona also handed over a personal letter from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to the Chairman appreciating the uninterrupted supply of Sinopharm vaccine to Sri Lanka. Ambassador Dr Kohona conveyed his appreciation, on behalf of the President and the Sri Lankan people, to the Government of China for supplying vaccines. The Ambassador also said that more than 10 million people in Sri Lanka have received their first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine.

Sri Lankan Cousins Get Together in Chatsworth, Ca.

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Cousins of connected families in California got together recently at the residence of Evelyn and Yusuf Bey in Chatsworth, Ca. Those represented were the Romesh and Suren Sagadavan family, the Nicole Lenander family, the Maria Berry family, the Aliki Djahanshahi family, the Dennis Andre Rutnam family, the Sheriene Bacon family, the Christopher Johns family, the Liza Majers family, James Rutnam, Andrew Johns. All children of Sri Lankan immigrants to the United States.

Sunil Perera – The Voice From Moratuwa that Reached the World

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Millions of Sri Lankans woke up on Monday morning to see the news alert text on their mobile phones, informing them about the demise of music legend Sunil Perera at the age of 68 after COVID-19 complications. For more than 50 years this amazing singer and musician rocked Sri Lanka with many pulsating super hits. He was known affectionately to all Sri Lankans as “Sunil Aiya”. Apart from his powerful voice projection, his down to earth ways and simplicity was the prime reason that he became so popular, and his death is mourned by the entire nation.

Sunil Perera Tribute to a Legend (Please click on arrow)

‘Made in Sri Lanka’ Vehicles Unveiled

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The first Motorcycle and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), also known as a light utility vehicle, which utilize 35 per cent and 50 per cent locally manufactured parts respectively, and therefore considered as “Made in Sri Lanka” were unveiled on Tuesday with the participation of Youth and Sports, Development Coordination and Monitoring Minister and Digital Technology and Enterprise Development State Minister Namal Rajapaksa. These vehicles were manufactured by Senaro Motor Company (Pvt) Ltd.

Sri Lanka Day Virtual Event Urgently Needed Oxygen Concentrator’s Distributed to the Rural Area Hospitals (Please Click on Arrow)

Former Cricket Captain Arjuna Ranatunga Hosted to Reception at Residence of Dr. Lakshman and Thusitha Makandura

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Sarah Makandura holds the medallion given to

Dr. Makandura by Arjuna Ranatunga. (Above) Arjuna Ranatunga receives the Legacy Award in recognition of 25 years, from Dr. Lakshman Makandura of Los Angeles.

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“Cricket administration needs to change for the betterment of cricket.” This was stated by Former Sri Lankan cricket Captain Arjuna Ranatunga at a reception to mark the 25th Anniversary of the World Cricket Championship. The event was organized by Dr. Lakshman and Thusitha Makandura at their home in Arcadia, Ca. Senior Sri Lankan cricket players, Dilhara Fernando, Pulasthi Gunaratne, Senaka Ekanayake, Jeevaka Weerasinghe, Dr. Lalith Chandradasa the Consul General of Sri Lanka, Dr. Sarath and Vajira Gunapala were also present at the occasion.

Hi!! MAGAZINE CELEBRATES ITS 100th ISSUE

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“True lovers of books say that there is nothing like holding the book in your hand. That is part of the reason that the hard copy of Hi!! is still very popular and loved by many. They love the luxury feel of the magazine as against something online. I remember when it was first published, many would not even believe that we printed it locally.”

Shyamalee Tudawe

 Editor-in-Chief

Hi!! Magazine

Good Old Days in Hollywood (Circa 1965)

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Party at the residence of Rosy Weerasinghe in Hollywood, Ca. Indrani Wye, Rajah and Patsy Rutnam, Patrick Wye, Rosy, Chandran Rutnam, Iswari Camou and Jayam.

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Chandran Rutnam’s birthday dinner celebrated at the Playboy Club in Hollywood in December 1966. Also in photo

 

are Francis Ford Coppola (Godfather), Tony Bill (The Sting),

Rosy Weerasinghe, Judith Rutnam, Bill Bowers and Christine de Souza and the Playboy bunny!

Jayam’s Choice “Too Young” Nat King Cole (Please click on arrow)

James Koch Breaks Into

the Top Ten Music Charts

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Great News for Actor/Singer James Koch as he breaks into the Downloading Charts at No 2 & the Streaming Charts at No 3 throughout the Southern Hemisphere with his song I’M RUNNIN from the Hollywood film ‘NIGHTWALK’ released worldwide by LIONSGATE FILMS. While playing a major supporting role to Mickey Rourke and Patrick Kilpatrick.

James is seen here rubbing shoulders with his co-star buddy Patrick Kilpatrick who incidentally is running for Governor of California on 14th September.

James Koch sings “I’m Runnin” (Please click on arrow)

‘Lagoon’ Restaurant’ of Cinnamon Grand Colombo Featured in “World’s 50 Best Restaurants”

The Lagoon’ restaurant at Cinnamon Grand Colombo was recently featured in the “World’s 50 best restaurants” a globally recognized restaurant listing program – for their rich ambience, diversity of freshest seafood and variety of culinary experiences.‘The Lagoon’ restaurant is popularly known among local and international guests as an exquisite dining venue that captures the essence of a lively atmosphere at seafood markets; as the restaurant lays out the freshest catch of the day, allowing customers to pick their favourite, and have the chefs prepare it in any culinary style of choice, right before their eyes.

Ambassador Rodney Perera is Now CEO of the Sri Lanka Foundation

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Dr. Walter Jayasinghe, Founder and the Board of the Sri Lanka Foundation have appointed the former Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States of America, Rodney Perera as the Chief Executive Officer of the Sri Lanka Foundation. Ambassador Perera joins the SLF with nearly four decades of professional education,global travel, speaking engagements, and delegations involving Sri Lanka and its relations with most nations the World.

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For Sale in Los Angeles

Invaluable Collection of Books about Ceylon

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A personal collection of rare books on CEYLON (not Sri Lanka) collected over 70 years by a prominent Sri Lankan in Los Angeles. Some were bought for over US$3000 each several years back. One leatherbound original personal catalog belonging to H.W. Cave himself. Two original CORDINERS books on Ceylon, not reprints or reproductions over 200 years old. ALL in excellent condition, and in one book cupboard kept away from sunlight and moisture. The collection was shipped from Sri Lanka to California. This is a valuable collection which must be sold in ENTIRETY and NOT by piece. US$20,000. No offers!

This collection is easily worth at least three times the asking price. For a full list of books Please call Jayam 626-335-7266

Buongiorno By the Gypsies In remembrance – Sunil de Silva (Please click on arrow)

Sri Lanka America Association of Las Vegas

Annual Session

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Sri Lanka America Association of Las Vegas on the successful occasion of their Annual Session of 2021. Sri Lanka America Association of Las Vegas was founded in 2017. This year’s annual session was held on August 22nd with legendary World Cup Cricket Captain, Arjuna Ranatunga and Consul General of Sri Lanka,

Dr. Lalith Chandradasa, being the chief guests.

District Court Judge Joe Hardy administered the oath and Sanje Sedera (president), Daya Gamage (secretary), Prageeth Perera (treasurer), were elected to serve in the key positions. Evenings entertainment was given by the

Sri Lankan community. Above is one of the many performers, Lala Ganewatte of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Should You Support the Essential Schools Supplies Programme? Kushil Gunasekera – Foundation of Goodness (Please click on arrow)

Kaleidoscope With Savithri Rodrigo

September 10th, 2021

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We discuss investment opps, markets & the new colonialism, applaud Bocelli on the Rialto, husbands carrying wives, cardboard coffin travels, shipping firsts and Berlin’s Chitrasena spectacle.

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Dina Titus – We salute her awesome contribution in helping to increase the Moderna Vaccines from 600,000 to 1.5 million doses. She also helped to force USA to send much needed PPP to our beloved Sri Lanka!

Obituaries – Sad News

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Sunil Perera (68) Leader of the “Gypsies” band. Popular singer and composer, passed away on September 6th, 2021. Husband of Geetha, father of Sajith, Gayan, Rehana, and Manisha. Sunil was treated at a private hospital in Colombo and made a recovery from COVID-19. After a few weeks from complete recovery, on September 5th he was admitted to the ICU of a private hospital in Colombo due to severe COVID pneumonia. Sunil Perera and the Gypsies Band performed in Los Angeles for the first time at an event organized by the SLAASC, which was a tremendous success. They have since performed in Los Angeles many times.

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Nizar Haji Omar

Twelve years have passed since June 22, 2009 when we lost our dear friend Nizar Haji Omar to a massive heart attack. When I think about my time with Haji, it was like we lost him yesterday. On that fateful day, Haji and I had breakfast together at 22 Layards Road, as we often did. Tragically, he had fallen from the chair in his office and because the bales of cloth blocking the view into his office room, none of his office colleagues realised that he was experiencing a heart attack. Haji was the consummate gentleman and touched the hearts of so many. His wife Linda meant everything to him along with his two daughters, Ayesha and Nadia. I know he cultivated special relationships with so many individuals, mostly stemming from his rugby career at St. Peter’s, CR and FC and Sri Lanka. – Jehan CanagaRetna

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Eddie Wijesuriya passed away in Colombo recently. Father of Dulip, Deepika and Deepani. Funeral was in Colombo.

Bernard Bertus (82) passed away on August 2, 2021 in Melbourne Australia. Husband of Betsy (nee de Waas), father of Howard and Anthea. Funeral was in Melbourne.

Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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Fifteen Minute Fish Tacos

Ingredients

12 crisp taco shells

1 can (6 ounces) water- packed 

   white tuna, drained and flaked

1 can (19 0unces) Black beans OR  Chick

   Peas (my personal choice) well 

   drained, rinsed and drained very well.

1 cup chunky salsa

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

3 cups shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce

METHOD

1.Pre heat the oven to 400F.Arrange the taco

  shells in a single layer in a baking pan. Warm 

  the shells in the oven for 5 minutes.

2.Meanwhile in a medium bowl, combine the 

  beans,tuna,salsa, and 1/4 cup of the cheese.

  Add the lettuce and toss well.

3.Fill each warmed taco shell with some of the 

  tuna mixture. Top the filled tacos with the 

  remaining cheese and serve as a snack or a

  main dish.

Variations.

  *  For a change,fill the taco shells with shredded

   smoked turkey, chopped tomato, diced  chillies

   and shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

* Try them with steak strips, diced avocado and

    red onion,topped with sour cream.

Please feel free to email me with any requests and

any questions you may email me at romadezoysa1@gmail.com

This recipe is easy,quick and very tasty .Sprinkle a drizzle 

of spicy sauce or sprinkle a pinch of chilli powder. (NOT too

much!

 

ceylon filmfest – friends dance – real jaffna – thaminie’s piano – bilal and dimanthi – By Jayam Rutnam

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Good News From Jayam July 1, 2022 Pls Scroll Down 35 items

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Lankan Tri Forces Receive

Rapturous Welcome by British Public at Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant

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Lankan High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena and her Minister Counsellor (Defence) to the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK, Brigadier L H Mahinda Rajapaksha with the Lankan military contingent participated at the Pageant. At the invitation of British Government, a contingent of Sri Lankan Tri Forces participated at the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant and official birthday held last week.

Distinguished military personnel from Sri Lanka bearing the national flag fluttering in the air, marched past Buckingham Palace in the presence of the Royal family members.


Lobero Theatre Hosts First-Ever Sri Lankan Ceylon International Film Festival

in Santa Barbara, Ca.

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The historic Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara hosted the first-ever Sri Lankan Ceylon International Film Festival. The three day event showcased films ranging from documentaries to narratives, which a majority came from Sri Lankan film makers. CEYIFF was created by two sisters, founder Aruni Boteju and CEYIFF managing director Ruwani Horanage, who come from Santa Barbara’s tight-knit Sri Lankan community.


Harin Kicks off ‘Sri Lanka Can’ Campaign with Bollywood Stars to Woo Indian Tourists

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Tourism Minister Harin Fernando with Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh. Tourism Minister Harin Fernando has kicked off the ‘Sri Lanka Can’ campaign to boost arrivals, with the support from Bollywood actors who will speak positively on the atmosphere in destination Sri Lanka.

Bollywood actors Chitrangada Singh and Dino Morea have been selected to promote Sri Lanka in India, where Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) is planning to roll out three road shows in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.


South Indian Chetty Food in Yangon “Mouth Watering”

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Congratulations Bilal and Dimanthi

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ceylon filmfest – friends dance – real jaffna – thaminie’s piano – bilal and dimanthi – By Jayam Rutnam


Mohamed Uvais Mohamed Assumes Duties as CPC Chairman

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Mohamed Uvais Mohamed assumed duties as the new Chairman of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC).

He was appointed as the Chairman of CPC.Uvais Mohamed, brother of former Justice and Finance Minister Ali Sabry, had previously served as the Chairman and Managing Director of Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Limited (CPSTL) He later stepped down from the position on 21 December 2021.


Jayam’s Choice

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody”

by Whitney Houston

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Aitken Spence’s Chef DK Awarded President’s Medal of Honor

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 Chef Dimuthu Kumarasinghe was felicitated by the World Association of Chefs Societies with the prestigious President’s Medal at the 39th biennial Worldchefs Congress and Expo 2022 .Held at ADNEC Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 30 May to 2 June, the event took place after four years and hosted a trio of international competitions under one roof for the first time anywhere in the world, with certified free education sessions, an Expo and trade and education event dedicated to food service.


“The First Time, Ever I Saw Your Face” by Thaminie Perera

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Foundation of Goodness

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www.utravel.com

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Top Gun – Maverick Breaks All Records in Hollywood – Trailer

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The Real Jaffna

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Happy Birthday Dr Lilamani Wijayaratna

(with cousins Romany Sagadavan and Savithri Peiris and Ardni)

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Happy Birthday Thusitha de Silva

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Happy Birthday Jayam

(with family at Crab Pot in Long Beach, Ca.)

(Tony and Moira James of London, UK were visiting)

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Southpoint Villas in Ahangama, near Galle, Sri Lanka

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Wonderful People, Wonderful Memories!

Sonali and Maithri Guneratne of Barnes Place, Colombo 7 with Sonali’s parents

Sharmini and Srikantha Mathew

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Clarendon Foundation’s “Friends” Dance at the Omni Hotel, Los Angeles, Ca.

 

 

 

 

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The Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Korea Assumes Duties

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The Ambassador-designate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Korea, Savitri Indrachapa Panabokke, assumed duties at the Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Seoul, on 13 June.Ambassador-designate Panabokke has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Colombo and a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the National University of Singapore.The Ambassador-designate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Korea, Savitri Indrachapa Panabokke, assumed duties at the Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Seoul, on 13 June.Ambassador-designate Panabokke has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Colombo and a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the National University of Singapore.


Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo June 24th. 2022

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Ashok Ferrey on his win, sky-high bars, island styles and cocaine bananas, plus economic tidbits add to chats on construction, entrepreneurs and the lost capacity to hope? That’s today on Kaleidoscope.


Obituaries – Sad Neceylon filmfest – friends dance – real jaffna – thaminie’s piano – bilal and dimanthi – By Jayam Rutnam

Sumana Amarasinghe (73) The veteran actress, has passed away while receiving treatment at the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital following a heart attack. Born on 21 February 1948 in Katugastota, Kandy, Amarasinghe Acting on the school stage, won the first place in the Avurudu Kumari competition held in Dehiwala in 1964 and was crowned as “Miss Mere Lal” in 1965. She entered the film industry with the film Pipena Kumudu directed by Ruby de Mel. She became famous for her films ‘Sunethra’, ‘Sukiri Kella’ and ‘Obai Mamai’. Amarasinghe acted in many films and won the Most Popular Actress award on several occasions, in addition to producing six films. She was preceded in death by her husband veteran Sri Lankan actor and film director Roy de Silva.

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Shirley St. Hilarion (Hilary). Son of the late Shirley and Celine Dissanayake. Husband of Sumithra. Brother of Marcelline, Nirmalie, Anil and Vinodra. Brother in law of Pamela, Dr. Thomas Silva, Keshanie and late Mohan Jayamaha and of Rohini Chambers, passed away on 12th June 2022. A private funeral was held on the 14th, June 2022.

 

 

 

 

Supun de Silva (56)

Passed away in Norwalk, Ca.

on June 7th 2022. Husband of Chamitha. Son of Margie and Reggie de Silva. Brother of Upul and Prasad Funeral Service was on June 19th 2022 at

Chapel of Memories, Norwalk, CA.

RANJANI FERNANDO (73) passed away on June 21st 2022. Daughter of (late) Gerard Fernando and (late) Rachelle Fernando,​ wife of Senaka Fernando,​ mother of Lihini and Hirosh,​ mother-in-law of Dulani and Sachith,​ sister of Priyani Rajakaruna (late),​ Sobani Mendis and Marini Fernando.​ Funeral took place on​ June 23rd 2022. Burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.


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Tangy Crab Salad Sandwiches

Ingredients

8oz (250g) cooked or canned crabmeat

2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper

4 fresh tofu buns or poppy seed bread

or all grain bread rolls

1 teaspoon finely sliced Thai basil leaves,

  to serve

Chilli Dressing

1 to 2 tablespoons minced red finger-length

chilli

2 cloves garlic minced

6 shallots or 1 small onion, minced

1/2 cup (125 ml) water

1 1/2tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons fish sauce

1.Make the Chilli Dressing by combining all

  the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer

  over high heat for about 6 minutes,stirring

  occasionally, until the mixture has thickened.

  Remove and set aside to cool.

2.Peel the cucumbers, then slice very thinly.

  If using larger cucumbers, cut in half length-

  wise first, scrape out the the seeds with a 

  spoon before slicing the cucumbers. Rub the

  salt into the cucumber slices and mix well,

  then strain or squeeze the cucumber to remove

  the liquid. Add all but 1 tablespoon of the

  Chilli Dressing, crabmeat, lemon or lime juice and

  pepper to the cucumber slices and toss to combine.

3.Make a slit in the bread rolls and stuff each roll with 

  the cucumber salad mixture and, top with the reserved

  Chilli Dressing basil leaves.

  NOTE: Japanese cucumbers are very small and crunchy,

  and almost seed less. Baby cucumbers or fresh pickling 

  gherkins make a good substitute.

  Makes 4 pieces. Prepration time:20 minutes

  Cooking time: 6 minutes.

  Should you have any questions please email me:

 romadezoysa1@gmail.com


The Last African Bear by Thivanka Perera – Aegle Creations

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Supun de Silva (56) Passed Away in Norwalk, Ca.

Supun de Silva (56) Passed Away in Norwalk, Ca.

Supun De Silva

Supun de Silva

passed away in Norwalk, Ca.

on June 7th 2022

Husband of Chamitha

Son of Margie and Reggie de Silva

Brother of Upul and Prasad

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Funeral Service

Sunday, June 19th 2022

Viewing from from 10 am to 1 pm

Service 1 pm to 2 pm

Chapel of Memories

12626 Woods Ave, Norwalk, CA 90650

(near Imperial Highway)

Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday Athena

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Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday Athena


Dr. Kohona Explores Ways to Boost Trade with China

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Sri Lanka Ambassador in Beijing Dr. Palitha Kohona has requested the China Asia Economic Development Association Urban Cooperation Committee (CAEDAUCC) to establish Sri Lanka national pavilions, both online and offline, as part of the overall efforts to promote Sri Lanka products.Declaring Sri Lanka should make every effort to increase exports to China, Ambassador Kohona said increase of Sri Lankan exports to China could help Sri Lanka overcome the current crisis.


Newlyweds Alexa and Trey of Bellevue, WA Cruising Alaska on the ‘Discovery Princess’

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Happy 4th Birthday Athena (You can’t beat that smile!)

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Congratulations Graduates !

Samantha Djahanshahi

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Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday Athena

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Sydney Bacon

Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday Athena

Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday Athena

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Lianne de Silva

Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday Athena

Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday Athena

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Wathni Wije

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Shehan

Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday Athena

Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday Athena

 

 

 


Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday Athena


Lunch with Sheahara Pandithage of Wembley, UK at “The Strand House” in Manhattan Beach, Ca.

Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday Athena


Antique 200 year old couch from Sri Lanka in excellent condition new corduroy green upholstered – Valued in Sri Lanka for much more than asking price.

(Own a Part of Sri Lanka’s Heritage)

$6000 firm – Call Jayam 626-335-7266

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Shanthi and Nandi Jasentuliyana 40th Wedding Anniversary in Diamond Bar, Ca.

 

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Urgently Required Medical supplies were dispatched to the University Hospital Peradeniya (UTH), by Meditech Data International CEO Dilip Niranjan Jayasekara from the funds raised at the 40th-anniversary gathering of Shanthi and Nandi Jasentuliyana. 


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Lassana Group of Companies, has launched of a delicious and innovative range of exclusive cookies to the Sri Lankan market under its own proprietary brand, ‘La Treats’. With the promise of ‘Treat Yourself’, La Treats presently offers six unique flavours for cookie lovers to enjoy. All new flavors of freshly baked La Treats cookies, including Choco Chip, Red Velvet, Milk and Malt, Fruit & Nut, Blueberry, and Raisin are now available for purchase online and at all Lassana showrooms, island wide.


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Lankan Muslims forgo Hajj pilgrimage to save forex for the country

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Over 1,500 Muslims who were planning to make the Hajj pilgrimage this year have decided to skip in a bid to help Sri Lanka conserve scarce foreign exchange. Saudi Arabia had allocated a quota of nearly 1,600 persons from Sri Lanka for the Hajj this year. It was the first time in two years Sri Lanka got an opportunity as Saudi cancelled the practice of one of the pillars of Islam for outsiders in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. Sources said if Sri Lankans were to undertake the pilgrimage the cost would have been around $ 7 million.


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In what is probably the highest accolade paid to a Sri Lankan naturalist ever, this year’s Linnean Medal for Zoology was bestowed on Rohan David Pethiyagoda, who, though not a scientist in the formal sense, has as a naturalist been a guiding light with his magisterial Freshwater Fishes in Sri Lanka (1990) and been responsible for the discovery and/or description of almost a hundred new species of vertebrates from our island. The ceremony at Burlington House on May 24, and Rohan Pethiyagoda says he felt very honored as a Sri Lankan to be standing there.


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Stardust Nite at the Ceylinco Ballroom on July 10th 1970 Rs. 7.00 (were you there? Livy was!)

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discusses the cause of our crisis plus economic snippets.


Obituaries – Sad News

Major General Yogendra Balaretnarajah VSV USP NDC – Former Chief of Staff,​ Sri Lanka Army – husband of late Sarojini,​ father of Anusha,​ Arjuna and Brahman and grandfather of Ashwin,​ Akshara and Bhishman,​ father-in-law of Mohan Villavarayan and Dr Anjana,​ son of late Mr & Mrs Balaretnaraja of Kachcheri – Nallur Road,​ brother of Mrs Chandramathy Ganesharatnam,​ late Mrs Ratnaleela Tissainayagam,​ Dammayanthy Nadaraja,​ Ganendra,​ Balendra,​ Rajendra and Nareshkumar. Funeral was at the General Cemetery,​ Kanatta new Crematorium 2nd June 2022 with Hindu rituals followed by escort under full military honors.

(See Appreciation by S. Skandakumar below)

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Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday AthenaCharles Selvaratnam David “Charlie” (73) passed away in Sydney,​ Australia on May 25th 2022.

Charlie was a Civil and Structural Engineer working for the New South Wales Government. Husband of Puvaneswari (Rani),​ father of Prishan,​ Nishan,​ father-in-law of Anita,​ grandfather to Maya,​ Alisha,​ brother of late Alfred (Alfie),​ Sarojini,​ Joseph (Joe),​ Paul,​ brother-in-law of late Ranjini,​ Indran Nallamanickam​,​ Rohinie,​ Ami. Funeral was in Sydney on 6th June 2022.

 

Colman Ebert (Former G.A.) – Husband of Indrani,​ father of Cheruka,​ brother of Elton and Maise and Roy and Viji,​ expired. Burial was at General Cemetery Borella,​ Roman Catholic Section. on 30th May 2022.


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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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Crisp Asparagus Rolls with Cheese and xo Sauce

Ingredients

16 fresh large asparagus spears (about 1 lb./500g)

6 cups (1.5liters) water mixed with 1 tablespoon

   of salt

Ice water

2 to 3 sheets filo pastry (20×11 in/50x28cm each)

for wrapping

6 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

4 teaspoons XO sauce

1/2 cup (1 stick 125 g) butter, melted

1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil

 

Makes 16 pieces

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time :10 minutes

 

METHOD

1.Cut off the bottom one-third of the asparagus spears and

  discard. Bring the salted water to a boil in a saucepan and

  blanch the asparagus spears for 3 minutes, then drain and

  quickly plunge into the ice water.

2.Cut the filo pastry into long rectangular strips with the width measuring 2/3 the height of the asparagus spears.

3.Place the grated cheese and the asparagus spears on a large plate, then move the plate to and fro to roll the asparagus in the cheese until well coated.

4.Place each asparagus spear on a filo strip, close to one end. Spread 1/4 teaspoon of the XO sauce over the asparagus and brush the filo strip with the melted butter.

5.Wrap by rolling the filo strip around the asparagus spear 3 to 4 times and seal with a dab of the butter. Repeat with all the other asparagus spears.

6.Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and pan- fry the asparagus rolls on all sides, placing the sealed edge face down first, until the filo pastry turns golden brown. Serve hot on a platter.

 

Should you have any questions or requests,

please email me at :

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Dr. Walter and Aeshea Jayasinghe Celebrate 50 Years of Wedded Bliss!

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Dr. Walter and Aeshea Jayasinghe celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Los Angeles Buddhist Vihara,

in Covina, Ca.where over 400 relatives and guests wished them many more years. Above with son Adrian,

daughter-in-law Vivian and grandchildren. (Photo by Moran)

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Walter and Aeshea with Walter’s sister Thusitha and brother in law Dr. Lakshman Makandura. (Following photos by Andy Samarasena)

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Walter and Aeshea with Dr. Nandasiri Jasentuliyana and his wife Shanthi.

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Achala Weerasinghe of the Sri Lanka Foundation and US Ambassador Julie Chung

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Sri Lanka Foundation International (SLF) USA is expanding by including new projects in Sri Lanka to serve the community! Director of Cultural Affairs, Achala Weerasinghe represented SLF with its future projects to the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency, Julie Chung in Colombo, Sri Lanka last week.


Buddhika and Cassie Ekanayake’s New Venture in Palmdale, Ca. – The Silver Depot

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Buddhika and Cassandra Ekanayake’s ‘The Silver Depot’ had its Grand Re-Opening with the cooperation and attendance of the Antelope Valley Chamber of Commerce in Palmdale, Ca. who organized a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Silver Depot is located at 1201 Rancho Vista Blvd Unit C

Palmdale, CA 93551. Congratulations to Buddhika and Cassie!


Cruisin! Cruisin! Cruisin!

on the Brand New ‘Discovery Princess’

to Alaska and Victoria

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Veteran cruisers Fay and Terry, surprised Gina, Jayam, Rena and Paul, by joining them, along with Ozzie and Anne, Suba, Alexa and Trey. They went to Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau and Victoria, Canada. The ship, food and service were excellent.

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Niroshan Kahawatte recently launched his new franchised Company – Niro World Cruise & Dream Vacations. Next time you plan a cruise, train, or coach vacation, you now know the place to go for well-planned door to door service. Niroshan is a successful young Sri Lankan entrepreneur with a line of tea (Itrix Tea), he is the first Sri Lankan to establish a production studio in downtown Los Angeles as the home of his company, remember whether you vacation by air, sea or land Niro is the place to go.


Avishka Jayasekara Graduates From USC

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Congratulations to Avishka Jayasekara on her graduation from USC with Neuroscience Major/Health Policy Minor. Daughter of Dr. Deepthi and Roshani Jayasekara of Glendora, Ca.


“Sigiriana” by Thilanka

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Cassandra Fernando Wins Holt (Victoria) to enter in Australian Federal Parliament

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Holt Labor Candidate Cassandra Fernando won a seat at the 2022 Australian federal election which was held on 21 May 2022 to elect members of the 47th Parliament of Australia. Cassandra Fernando in Holt will be the first SriLankan born woman in Parliament. She came to Australia with her parents in 1999.


Tony Buxton Celebrated His 91st Birthday in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Jayam’s Choice

“Proud Mary”

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Judy Celebrates Birthday

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Judy celebrated her birthday on May 24th. with a breakfast at Coco’s Restaurant with Kshirabdhi and Patsy. Happy Birthday Judy and many more!


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People Finding People

CHARMAINE  VEMADEVAN (Found)

and MICHELLE HATCH (still looking)  

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May 20th. 2022

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The coming months are going to be bleak if what Rohan Pethiyagoda says on my show has some semblance of reality and he normally speaks sense….Today we ask some questions on Prime Group Kaleidoscope & add some smiles, hope, bike rides, patchwork, curve edits & a bunker museum.


Obituaries – Sad News

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A C M Lafir (89) Former Antonian, Nomads, Saracens, Kandy United and All Ceylon cricketer and one of the best soccer players, A.C.M. Lafir passed away in Colombo. He leaves his wife Carmini and three children Aashiq, Nirala and Mehera. His funeral was at Jawatte burial grounds.

 

Lakshman Hulugalle – Former Consul General of Sydney,​ Australia. Son of Rupa Hulugalle (nee Tennakoon) and (late) W. S. Hulugalle,​ brother of Sriyani Hulugalle,​ husband of Dilrukshi,​ father of Sachini,​ Sajini and Pamodhi,​ father-in-law of Ashan Polgampala and Nilanka Jayawardena; grandfather of Tiyesha and Tiyaan,​ son-in-law of Manel and (late) Chandra Ranatunga and brother-in-law of Ranjan and Prasadhini Ranatunga. Cremation was on 22nd May,​ at the Borella Cemetery. on Sunday,​ 22nd May.


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Duck with Artichoke

Ingredients

4 confit Duck legs (about 300g/10 1/2oz each)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, crushed 

4 tablespoons canned 

  tomato pulp or chunky

  passatta/strained tomatoes

1 teaspoon 

sweet paprika

1.25litres/generous 5 cups

  hot chicken stock*

400g/14oz.can artichoke hearts

drained and halved

4 tablespoons freshly

 chopped parsley

350g/scant 2 cups bomba,

Calasparra or aborio rice

salt

METHOD

Wipe away and discard the duck fat from the legs.

Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole and gently fry

 and garlic for 10 minutes, until softened. Stir in the

tomato pulp and paprika and cook for 5 minutes,

until dry. Pour in the stock.

Stir in the artichoke hearts and rice, and arrange the

duck legs in the pan pressing down into the rice. Return 

to a gentle simmer and cook for about  twenty minutes

until the rice is al dente and the liquid almost absorbed.

Stir in the parsley and serve.

*TIP: make chicken stock with the leftover chicken carcas

 from a roast chicken. Simply roughly drop or separate the

 bones and cavity and place in a saucepan with some fresh 

 chopped fresh vegetables and 2 litres of cold water.

Simmer for 45 minutes until the stock has a good flavour.

Strain and reserve the stock.

SERVES 4.

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Buddhists, Christians and Muslims Celebrate Ramazan at Galle Face, Colombo

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The Muslim community organized an alms-giving for the Maha Sangha at Galle Face to mark the end of Ramazan fasting season. A nun and a cleric serving meals to the Maha Sangha at the event. Ven.Omalpe Sobitha Thera and Ven. Rajawatte Vappa Thera were present along with the clergy.


Ambassador Dr Palitha Kohona Presents His Letter of Credence

to The President of Mongolia

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Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona, who is concurrently accredited as the Ambassador to Mongolia, presented his Letter of Credence to the President of Mongolia, H.E. KhurelsukhUkhnaa on 27 April 2022. Arriving at the State House for the Credentials Ceremony, Ambassador Dr Palitha Kohona, inspected a ceremonial guard of honour and was accorded an extended meeting by the President, H.E. Khurelsukh Ukhnaa. The Ambassador conveyed the warmest best wishes of the President of Sri Lanka, to the President of Mongolia and he proposed consolidating the bilateral relations further with a state visit once travel restrictions are more relaxed.  


Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to

Dr. Walter and Aeshea Jayasinghe

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ComBank Digital wins AFTA award for

‘Best Frictionless Credit Evaluation Initiative’

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Representatives of the Commercial Bank accept the AFTA award. From left: Commercial Bank Senior Manager – Digital Banking Unit Chamindaa Fernando, the Bank’s Manager – IT Nadika Nagahawatte, President of Fintech Association of Sri Lanka Rajkumar Kanagasingam, Association’s Senior Advisor Dr.Tissa Jayaweera, Assistant Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Dharmasri Kumaratunge and the bank’s Executive Officer – Integrated Risk Management Department Malinda Liyanage.



Shelanee Marcelline Graduates in Class of ’22

Loyola Marymount University

(Shelanee is the daughter of Sanka and Ishani Marcelline of Altadena, Ca.)

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A Beautiful Boutique Hotel

in the Heart of Colombo

“Rosmead Place” by Thilanka

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Vote For Shawn Thever – Sri Lankan for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Office 118

Primary Election June 7, 2022

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Sri Lankan Aranya Manchanayake

Shines in Australian Athletics

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Aranya is the daughter of Anushani and Anuja Manchanayake of Melbourne, Australia. Her grand parents are Swarna Nagahawatte and late K Premaratne, formerly of People’s Bank and Sarath and Ranjini Manchanayake, living in SL. Aranya Manchanayake won bronze in the under 18 womens pole vault at the Australian track and field championships 2022 in Sydney. This is her 2nd National after winning bronze for 4×100 womens relay in 2018.


Amrit Sidhu Marries Indrajith Premachandra in Washington

(Photos by Sarah Falugo and Vogue)

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Indrajith Premachandra of Brooklyn, New York were marriedf in a Sikh and Buddhist ceremony in Payallup, Washington. The wedding was officiated by Prasanna

Yamasinghe of Los Angeles as Ashtaka. Amrit is a Resident Physician in Brooklyn, New York. Indrajith is a SVP working in Risk Management. A three day affair, celebrating Amrit’s Punjabi Sikh culture along with Indrajith’s Sinhalese uddhist culture. Indrajith is the son of Rohan and Shanthi Premachandra.


Congratulations

to Shanthi and Nandasiri Jasentuliyana

40th Wedding Anniversary

in Diamond Bar, Ca.

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Shehan and Riho Jayakody Wedding

Son of Mangala and late Mangala Jayakody

1 Hotel, West Hollywood, CA.

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Minoli de Silva of Washington DC

Now Skates For Team USA

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Minoli De Silva. Now skating for Team USA.

Madhushini Dharmasena is ex Musaeus College. Ruckman de Silva is an old Royalist. They now live in Washington DC. They both got scholarships to Dartmouth & have obtained Ph.D’s. They both work at FDA. He’s a chemist and She is a microbiologist.

 


Isipathana College OBA 1963/1973

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After the inaugural ex-co meeting of Isipathana College OBA Yearly Group 1963/73. Pioneer Group. 27.04.2022.

L/r Naveen Gunawardena, Ivan Perera, Chandima Gunawardena, Laki Wickremasinghe, Ajantha Upali, Sanath Ketiparachi, Raja Sirisena, M. F. Jiffry, Anura Serasingha, Kusum de Zoysa, Mahendra Dharmadasa, Mervin Preena and Janak Muthucumarana.


Jayam’s Choice

“Speak Softly Love”

“The Godfather” theme by Andy Williams

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by The Boy Choir

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Wedding of Casey Van Calbergh

Piet Van Calbergh Good Friends! (Circa 2002)

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Jayam, Gina, Iswari, Rene, Judy and Piet on board the schooner at Piet and Mary Van Calbergh’s daughter Casey’s wedding.


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Still Looking for:

CHARMAINE  VEMADEVAN 

and MICHELLE HATCH  

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May 6th. 2022

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Would the 19th or 20th Amendment work is our top topic this week on Prime Group Kaleidoscope plus glam galas, exquisite cane craft, printing in peril, feeding the 5,000, economic titbits, old nuns and even older goddesses.


Obituaries – Sad News

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Wilson Karunaratne (79) passed away. Wilson established himself as the villain of Sinhala Cinema made his debut appearance in the Hadawath Neththo film directed by Subayar Makeem in 1974. He won a merit award for the Nicholas’s role in the film titled Sasara Chethana directed by veteran artiste Malani Fonseka. He had contributed a number of films including Yakadayaka, Jeewana Ganga, Saradiyelge Putha, Hithuwoth Hithuwamai, Hitha Mithura and Selinage Walawwa. Cremation was at Kirulapone crematorium.

Benjamin Gomez (Ben) – Son of late Chevalier Christian and Agatha Gomez,​ brother of late Mary,​ Delly,​ Jerome,​ Beta,​ Bridget,​ Catherine,​ Lazarus,​ Francis and Bertie. Funeral was on 4th May 2022 at the General Cemetery,​ Borella.

Rupert Rasanayagam (93) passed away in Colombo on April 28, 2022. He was the elder brother of the late Francis and Dr. Indran Selvaratnam.


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POMEGRANATE-ORANGE CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

1 large orange, zest finely grated, juiced

1 cup pomegranate juice

1 1/2 dried thyme leaves

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Freshly ground black pepper

6 teaspoons Canola oil

Kosher salt

3/4 cup lower salt chicken broth

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1″ pieces

1 red onion, peeled and cut into 3/4″ thick wedges 

14lb Chicken, cut into eight serving pieces,

     trimmed of extra skin an fat patted dry

1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions

Post a rack in the center of the oven and heat the

oven to 400F.

In a medium saucepan,combine the orange juice and

pomegranate juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat 

and reduce to 14 cup about 15 minutes. Add thyme,

cinnamon and the pepper. Divide the mixture between

 two small bowls to one bowl add two tspns. of oil and

1/2 tesapoon of salt to the other, add thechicken broth 

all but 1 teaspoon of the orange zest, and 1/4 teaspoon 

of salt.

Scatter the sweet potatoes, and onion over the bottom of 

a metal glass or ceramic baking dish that measures about

10x15x2 inches.toss with the remaining 4 tspns.of oil and

remaining thyme. Arrange the chicken pieces, skin side up,

on top of the vegetables and brush with all of the juice-oil 

mixture. Roast for thirty minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and reduce the temperature

to 375F.Pour the juice broth mixture around the chicken

pieces and scatter the walnuts around the chicken. Return pan to the oven andand roast until vegetables are tender and an instant-read thermometer registers 165F in several pieces of chicken, 20 to 30 minutes.

Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Use a slotted spoon to arrange the vegetables and walnuts around the chicken.

Sprinkle the vegetables with a little salt and sprinkle a little 

orange zest over all. Season the sauce to taste with salt and 

pepper and pour into a pitcher to pass around at the table.

Serves 4 to 6.

I hope you enjoy the dynamite Mediterranean flavor combinations

in this dish.

Questions and requests are always welcome.

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Popular Sri Lankan Australian singer Conrad de Silva made history when at 80 years of age, he performed on “The Voice” show in Australia. “The Voice” is a BIG HIT show and it is very difficult to get on it unless you are very talented. Conrad introduced his wife of fifty years and presented her with a ring. The judges included country and western star Keith Urban, who is married to Nicole Kidman. All the judges were in tears!

Congratulations to this wonderful product of Ceylon, who still wows audiences at 80!

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Hiran Abeysekara: Best Actor at Olivier Awards 2022:

Making history in the performing arts

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Making history in the performing arts, Sri Lankan theatre actor, Hiran Abeysekara won the Best Actor for the stage adaptation of ‘Life of Pi’ at Olivier Awards 2022 in London at the Royal Albert Hall. The Wyndham in London’s West End, Hiran’s consistent stellar performance rightfully earned him the award of Best Actor. Hiran was the ‘star’ of that jubilant evening of the most prestigious, historical theatre awards festival in the world by winning the Best Actor award for Playing his extravagant performance as Pi Patel in the Lolita Chakrabarti’s stage adaptation of Yann Martels’ book Life of Pi, one of the highly acclaimed productions of Sheffield Theatre Production.


Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing Celebrates National New Year Day

 

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The Embassy of Sri Lanka celebrated the National New Year on 17 April 2022. Over 150 invitees, including Ambassadors, representatives from Diplomatic Missions, the Sri Lanka community and Chinese friends were present. The event was sponsored by the China Sri Lanka Association for Trade and Economic Cooperation (CSLATE). The invitees were later treated to Sri Lankan delicacies, especially Sri Lankan traditional sweetmeats. 


President Michael Samantha Kurera

Sworn in at SLAASC AGM

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Michael Kurera being given the oath of office by former President of SLAASC Sondra Kumaraperu. This is the second year as President of the SLAASC for Michael Kurera. The SLAASC will be celebrating 50 years in 2023, having been founded and incorporated in 1973.

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SLAASC President Michael Kurera, Vice President Trevine Fernando and Committee after the election.


Grand Opening of Island Flavors n Spices in Artesia, Ca.

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JMED Supplies at Medtrade West 2022

in Phoenix, Arizona

 

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JMed Supplies was well represented by staff and Chairman John Amirthiah at the Medtrade West 2022 Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. JMed participated with a booth and reception where they distributed raffle prizes.


Reunion in Belleview, WA.

Padmini and John Johns of La Jolla, Ca.

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Padmini and John Johns, met with their children Christopher, Sarah and Andrew and cousins Daniel, Shelly, Diana and Natasha, Jean-Louis, Ash and Athena and friends

in Belleview, WA


Sri Lanka Association in Los Angeles Celebrate Aluth Avurudha-Puthandu in Woodley Park, Van Nuys, Ca.

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Avurudhu Kumari (New Year Queen) and runners up.

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Some of the ladies in colorful saris at the Sri Lanka Association’s annual aluth avurudhaputhanu celebrations at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, Ca. Hundreds of people were at the park

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Two of the young ones at the aluth avurudhu celebrations were Robert and Maddy of Arleta, Ca.

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Samantha Kurera and Nandakumaran light lamp as Sinduri Jayasinghe and Shirani Stanislaus stand by.


Dr Asoka Jayaweera’s Birthday Celebrated

at Newport Beach, Ca.

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A great time was had by all that were able to attend Dr Asoka Jayaweera’s 82nd Birthday. We walked on the beach, ate great Sri Lankan food and had great conversations.

Ashan (AJ) Jayaweera Chamberlin brought her lovely kids, Alexandra and Landrum and boyfriend, Lou Morrison and friend Janet Jensen Wolf from Boulder, Colorado to celebrate this special event. A BIG THANKS to friends and family that also attended! Hugs and Kisses!


Jayam’s Choice

“We’ve Only Just Begun” by The Carpenters

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Asia Cup 2022 in Sri Lanka,

in T20 format, begins 27 August

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The Asia Cup 2022 will be held in Sri Lanka between 27 August and 11 September in T20 format. The qualifiers will be played 20 August 2022 onwards. Held every two years, the Asia Cup’s 2020 edition was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions. The tournament this year will have six teams – India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and a qualifier. Participating teams in the qualifier are the UAE, Kuwait, Singapore and Hong Kong.


Food for thought at Interbrand-Daily FT International Women’s Day 2022

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Interbrand Sri Lanka and the Maldives and Headlines PR Chairman Anusha David and Daily FT Editor/CEO Nisthar Cassim.

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Charitha Abeyratne Hettiarachchi, Dr. Kshanika Goonesekera, Maud Meijboom-van Wel, NadiNisthar Cassim, Adrika Sri Bawan, Dr. Lanka Dissanayake, Rosanna Flamer Caldera, WNPS Youth Wing Chairperson Zaineb Akbarally and K.C. Somalatha.


Tribute to Dr. Gamini Goonetilleke –

Launch of his new Book

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Dr. Gamini Goonetilleke (right) hands over a copy of the book to Guest Speaker S. Skandakumar. The launch of the second book about a dedicated surgeon’s experiences in the war zone took place at the auditorium of the College of Surgeons at Torrington Place before a packed audience on 7 April. Guest Speaker was former High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Australia.


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Sri Lankan Doctor Receives

Distinguished Award

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Philanthropist, physician, and gene-therapy developer Dr Sukumar Nagendran received the ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’ from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University at a gala event held on April 9, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. After completing his high school education at Royal College, Colombo, Dr Nagendran migrated to the United States where he completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Rutgers University and his medical degree at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He subsequently trained in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.


SriLankan Airlines Adorns Aircraft Livery with ‘Raid Amazones 2022’ Insignia

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SriLankan Airlines has adorned one of its aircraft with customised livery to reaffirm its status as the official airline of the much-awaited ‘Raid Amazones 2022′.


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Aruni Boteju Founded First Film Festival

Let’s Support Her Project

June 10th, 11th, 12th

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Aruni Boteju, Founder of the Ceylon International Film Festival Corporation launched the first ever Sri Lanka Film Festival (SLFF-USA) in Santa Barbara, USA. Santa Barbara, the city of arts and culture is considered the Riviera of America, the home of the famous Santa Barbara Film Festival- SBFF. It is reputed as the original ‘Hollywood’ in California where the first American major film studio was built in 1910 which produced many silent films. Above with Los Angeles Consul General Dr Lalith Chandradasa.

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Movie Producers Niroshan Kahawatte, Andy Samarasena, and Sumedha Jayasena with Aruni Boteju and other movie personalities at the grand opening.

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Shanti and Nandasiri Jasentuliyana with Ruwani Horanage,

Aruni Boteju and their Mom. Congratulations to Nandi and Shanti who are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this year.


Dr Kushani Jayasinghe Awarded the 2022 Richard King Award in Genetics in Medicine

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Monash Health’s Dr Kushani Jayasinghe has been awarded the 2022 Richard King Trainee Award, established by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine. This award recognises a trainee’s contribution to high-quality research in ACMG’s official journal, Genetics In Medicine. Dr Jayasinghe received the award for her article ‘Clinical impact of genomic testing in patients with suspected monogenic kidney disease’, published in Genetics In Medicine in February 2021.


Accountant, Comic, and MasterChef: Dilruk Jayasinha’s Curious Journey to Comedy about

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As a long-time fan, and now headline performer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Dilruk knew within seconds of stepping on stage at his first gig that “this is all I want to be doing.” With the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) back for another year of laughs, Melbourne-based comedian Dilruk Jayasinha says it’s a joy to be back on stage, sharing stories and having the city buzz with laughter.  “It’s one of the three big festivals of the world [alongside Edinburgh and Montreal].


St. Joseph’s College crowned Division 1 Tier ‘A’ Champions U19 Division 1 – Tier A Cricket Tournament 2022

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St. Joseph’s College were crowned champions of the SLSCA U19 Division 1 – Tier ‘A” Limited Over Cricket Tournament, as they beat Richmond College by 106 runs in the final worked off today (20th April) at Police Park Grounds, Colombo. St. Joseph’s College won the toss and chose to bat first in a rain-shortened 47-over game. Sadeesh Jayawardena and Hirun Kapurubandara opened the batting for St. Joseph’s College, putting on a 37-run stand.


Queen Elizabeth Gets Own Barbie Doll for Platinum Jubilee

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Queen Elizabeth is being honoured with a Barbie doll in her likeness to mark her Platinum Jubilee this year.Toy maker Mattel said on Thursday it was commemorating the monarch’s 70 years on the throne with a Tribute Collection Barbie doll. Dressed in an ivory gown with a blue sash adorned with miniature medallions and ribbons, the figure also has a tiara based on the one Elizabeth wore on her wedding day.


“Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

April 22nd, 2022

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Sri Lanka and Debt is our top topic today, while we watch jumping cars, discuss rubber, serenade Sri Lanka & name the winners of our super gifts in the backdrop of Galle Face.


Obituaries – Sad News

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Krishan Sirimane (57) passed away in Los Angeles, Ca.

Funeral Service will be on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at

St. Edmund’s Episcopal

Church, 1175 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Marino, Ca. 91108.

3 pm viewing

4 pm funeral service

5 pm reception

 

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BarbaraSansoni (94) passed away. Founder of Barefoot Pvt Ltd, wife of late

Hildon Sansoni and Dr Ronald Lewcock. Mother of Simon and Dominic Sansoni, mother-in-law of Nazreen Sansoni. Sister of late Patrick Daniel and Jeanne Mansoor, Sister of Mary Ridgeon and Sally Hulugalle,

sister-in-law of Feizel Mansoor, Arjuna Hulugalle and late Martin Ridgeon. grandmother of Ashira, Natasha, Isabella, Sebastian and Sophia. Funeral was on 25th April.

 

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Cornel Perera The dynamic founder of the first ever Chain of Supermarkets in Sri Lanka, Cornel’s Supermarkets and the entrepreneur who initiated and built The Hilton Colombo and a great personality is no more.

His funeral took place on 25th of April 2022 .

 

 

SAMARASINGHE – DR HAYMAN THIRSWIN (H.T.) (92)passed away in Sydney,​ Australia on 1 April 2022,​ Husband of Shani and father of Wimal,​ Iromi and Devika.


 

Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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Squid/Cuttle Fish or Dhallo Curry

(which ever name you call it)

Ingredients

1 lb.cuttle fish

2 tspns. salt

2 slices ground ginger

2 teaspoon fenugreek

1/2 tspn. sweet cummin powder

1 1/2 tspns corriander powder

a sprig of curry leaves

2-3 tspns. lime juice

2 dessertspoons oil

4 oz. 1st extract of coconut milk

2 dessertspoons chilli powder

6-8 cloves garlic

1 tspn. pepper powder

1/2 tspn. cummin powder

3-4 green chillies chopped

1 oz. red onions,chopped

12oz. 2nd extract of coconut milk

Method

1.Clean cuttle fish. Cut into 1″ pieces

2.Mix together with all the powdered

  ingredients and salt.

3.Heat oil. Add curry leaves onions and fry

  for a few minutes.

4.Add cuttle fish and left over ingredients

  and cook for 5-7 minutes.

5.Add second extract of coconut milk and

  cook until done.

6.Add 1st extract of coconut milk.Bring to 

  boil add lime juice and take off fire.

Ingredients for 8 portions.

   

1.This is a first time I have advertised anything.

    It is absolutely something which in my mind is 

    washed, cleaned and dried to perfection. All you

    are expected to do is cut them in 1″rings and 

    follow cooking instructions. It truly is a great

    culinary experience. 2.The new market Eastern

Spices, located by our old familiar “Baja Sub”

carries this item. Washed, cleaned and ready to

follow directions!

Should you have any questions or requests,

please email me at :

romadezoysa1@gmail.com


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Sinhala Tamil New Year at Woodley Park,

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Van Nuys, Ca. Saturday April 23rd

 

Wedding of Anuk Perera

(Son of Nihal and Ruchila Perera)

to Erika Torres at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, Pasadena, Ca.

(Photos by Moran Moran)

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ALSTON lifts barriers for SRI LANKA 

in DUBAI at DUBAI EXPO

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ALSTON KOCH brings a 12,000 + audience to their feet with his rendition of self written song ‘Climate Change’ & later singing live on DUBAI TV & EXPO TV to a captive audience. Showing his ‘instant mastery’ he suddenly changed the lyrics of the famous song ‘LOVE IS IN THE AIR’ to ‘DUBAI IS IN THE AIR ‘ to the delight of the cheering Dubai Audiences. Later, a special guest of the Royal Family he was invited to perform at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Picture below shows Alston with PRINCE FAISAL AL SAUD of Saudi Arabia. He hopes to be back in Los Angeles in June 2022.

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Dr Deepthi Jayasekera, Infectious Disease Specialist Honored at Doctor’s Day Celebrations at Emanate Hospitals in Southern California

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 Infectious diseases specialists and ER physicians were honored at this year’s Doctors’ Day celebrations at Emanate Hospitals in Southern California this year. This felicitation ceremony marked the dedicated service they rendered to the patients and hospital staff with Covid-19 pandemic during last 2 years of Covid-19 pandemic. The Emanate Health Group encompass es Queen of the Valley hospital in West Covina , Intercommunity Hospital in Covina and Foothill Presbyterian hospital in Glendora.

Some Great Things Sri Lankans

Achieved in 2021

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Letter From Dr Lalith Chandradasa

Los Angeles Consul General

(This is important)

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Dear Sri Lankans living in the West Coast States in USA

 Ministry Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka by its circular No 60 /2022 / file No FA/OSL/2/1 has instructed all missions abroad to help in establishing a database of Sri Lankans living in their assigned territories.

  The government is of the opinion that having a centralized database will be of value in facilitating various official purposes such as providing emergency / consular  assistance, policy formulation, promoting engagement of overseas Sri Lankans in economic / development activities, etc

  

Having experienced the difficulties of not having a properly updated Database in providing services to you all during the recent Pandemic,we are sure that you will agree with us how difficult it would be without a current database in an extremely unlikely event similar to having to evacuate Sri Lankans from Russia and Ukraine. 

   We at the Consulate General requested all Sri Lankan Associations and Temples in the areas coming under the purview of the Consulate General at Los Angeles to help us in revising the database of Sri Lankans living in California by email dated November 3rd, 2021. We can not say that we are happy with the response we had from these institutions.

 We have also tried to gather information regarding the number of Sri Lankans living here from the census department to be advised that they don’t have a separate category as Sri Lankans apart from the main catogery of Asians. 

 We will be thankful to you for providing your details using the link given below

Please be good enough to pass on this link and motivate your colleagues and friends also to do the same and help us to serve you all better. 

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Ceylon Baithulmal Fund launches ‘Iconic Masjids of Ceylon’ coffee table book

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Although Sri Lanka’s Muslims form nearly 10% of the population of Sri Lanka, a comprehensive work detailing their main places of worship and recording their history, evolution and architecture has been a long-felt need. This lacuna is now filled with a well-illustrated coffee table book ‘Iconic Masjids of Ceylon’ authored by Asiff Hussein and published by the Ceylon Baithulmal Fund. The book covers 31 iconic mosques of Sri Lanka from what is supposed to be the oldest standing mosque in the country, Masjidul Abrar in Beruwala said to have been built in the year 920 but embellished over the years to the ultra-modern Jamiah Naleemiah Mosque that has been compared to a flying saucer. 

Angelina Jolie Visited Jaffna in 2013

Flew on Lionair’s Antonov Plane

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Angelina Jolie Visited Jaffna in 2013 Flew on Lionair’s Antonov Plane

Jayam’s Choice

“My Way”

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Aruni Ganewatte of the Sri Lanka Youth Organization (SLYO) at the International Women’s Conference in Los Angeles

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We have known her for her flair for rhythmic gymnastics. However Anna-Marie Ondaatje was recently back in the spotlight for another reason. She made her debut into the world of beauty pageants, an ambition she had been cherishing all these years, to follow the footsteps of her paternal great aunt Maureen Hingert who was runner-up Miss Universe 1955.

Enid Sirimanne of San Diego, Ca.

Celebrates 90th Birthday

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Mrs. Enid Sirimanne, wife of late Mr. Ben Sirimanne, who was the original Prince Maname of Dr. Sarachchandra’s Sinhala theater classic “Maname”, Celebrated her 90th birthday on the 26th of February 2022. The event was held at Veranda Fireside Lounge & restaurant in San Diego, California. She was an English instructor at Colombo University & Katubedda University before she moved to the US in early 1990’s. She has 6 Children (one, oldest Son Jayantha passed away in 2012), 11 Grand Kids and 6 great grand kids. Ben Sirimanne was the original recording artist for the very popular Sinhala classic “ Anna Balan Sanda-Ran thatiyen” from Kundalakeshi drama. 

304 Mile Per Hour in the Bugatti Chiron

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Kushil Gunasekera of the Foundation of Goodness Saves 12 Cows From Slaughter

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Dream Big – Ashan de Alwis

Head Prefect – St. Joseph’s College

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“Dream big, work hard and never give up,”says Head Prefect of St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10, Ashan De Alwis. Perfect Prefect features De Alwis who knows that in order to change the world around us, we need to first believe that we have, within ourselves, the power to change the world around us.

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eople Finding People

ROYSTON WATTS

who is in Canada, he played sax in band Roger and the Webs. He worked for the Canadian Police.

Pls contact jayam2424@yahoo.com

 

“Although They Look Like Mafia”

These are two of the nicest people you can meet! Uncle Dennis and Nephew James in Los Angeles, Ca. (Circa 2001)

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Adrika Sri Bawan’s Quest to Empower the Less Privileged Her Way

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Adrika Sri Bawan, the 26-year-old Melbourne-based lawyer, banker and mentor was born in Colombo, Adrika was adopted by Sharmalee and Sri Bawan when she was three months old. After an intense two-year legal battle with Australian Immigration, two-year-old Adrika arrived to start a new life when she was diagnosed with hearing loss. Profoundly hearing-impaired, Adrika hears with the help of cochlear implants. A young woman who believes in life’s ‘second chances’, today she strives to champion the same for the less privileged. It was during the height of Melbourne’s lockdown in August last year that the young solicitor who was freshly admitted to the Bar stumbled upon the Royal College SEARCH project (Spoken English at Royal College Hostel) which was launched in July the same year.

New DG appointed for Dehiwela Zoo

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Dr. Thilak Premakantha who has been appointed as the new Director General of the National Zoological Gardens Department assumed duties at the Department Headquarters at the Dehiwala Zoo. Accordingly, on the proposal made by Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation Minister C.B. Rathnayake, the Cabinet approved the appointment of Dr. Thilak Premakantha to the post.

Majestic Tuskers of Sri Dalada Maligawa

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The origin of the use of elephants in Buddhist processions and festivals in Sri Lanka dates back to the period of the introduction of Buddhism to the country by Ven. Arahat Mahinda Thera, during the reign of King Devanampiyatissa. There is an oral tradition that the use of elephants in processions commenced during the 18th century CE, when the Dalada Perahera, conducted in honour of the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha, was connected with Esala Perahera, the annual procession held in Kandy.

 

“Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

April 8th. 2022

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On our power-packed 100th programme, Prime Group Kaleidoscope celebrates the Sri Lankan people, discusses burning questions, checks out Grammy glams & Grammy mishaps plus gifts a vacation & yummy goodies.

Obituaries – Sad News

BERNARD WITHANAGE (Retired Sri Lanka Foreign Service) – husband of Yamuna Rambukpotha Withanage,​ father of Maheeka (Germany),​ Chithika (Canada),​ father-in-law of Tom and grandfather of Anuradh,​ passed away on 22nd March 2022. The funeral was held on 24th of March at Kasagahawatta Cemetery.

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Fazli Sameer’s Book About Nuwara Eliya

“A Little Piece of Sri Lanka”

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Available on Amazon

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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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Fiery Citrus Salsa 

 

INGREDIENTS

1green apple

2 fresh red chillies, halved and seeded

1garlic clove

8 fresh mint leaves

juice of 1 lemon

salt and ground black pepper

METHOD

1.Slice the bottom off the orange so that it stands

  firmly on a chopping board. Using a large, sharp

  knife, remove the peel slicing from the top of the

  orange.

2.Fold the orange in one hand over the bowl.Slice

  towards the middle of the fruit, to one side of a 

  segment, and then gently twist the knife to ease

  the segment away from the membrane and out

  of the orange. Remove to remove all of the segments

  and squeeze any juice from the remaining membrane.

3.Peel the apple, slice it into wedges and remove

 the core.

4.Place the chillies in a blender or food processor

  with the orange segments and juice, apple wedges,

  garlic and mint.

5.Process until smooth, with the motor running,

  pour in the lemon juice.

6.Season, pour into a bowl or small pitcher and serve

  immediately.

SERVES 4

This very unusual Salsa makes a fantastic marinade

for all kinds of shell fish, and it is deliciuos when drizzled

over freshly barbecued meat.

If you are feeling really fiery, don’t seed the chillies!

That will make the Salsa particularly hot and fierce!

Please email me for all your questions and requests.

romadezoysa1@gmail.com

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BOI Chairman Raja Edirisuriya, Korean Ambassador discuss promoting Korean investments in Sri Lanka

Good News from JayamKorean Ambassador Santhush Woonjin Jeong met BOI Chairman, Eng. Raja Edirisuriya to discuss ways to attract more Korean investments to Sri Lanka at the Board of Investment premises. BOI Chairman, Eng. Raja Edirisuriya emphasised the importance of boosting foreign investment to overcome Sri Lanka’s current economic challenges.

Roshan Serasinghe’s

Special Show in Burbank, Ca.

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Colombo Port City to Add Aquatic Airport

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The fast progressing Colombo Port City will see the addition of an aquatic airport, the Ministry of Tourism said. According to Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, the preliminary work of the airport has reached completion.The setting up of the water airport, which allows seaplanes, float-planes, and amphibious air-crafts to land and take off, was announced at a special discussion held with the relevant authorities to develop selected domestic airports in the country. The setting up of such an airport at the Colombo Port City is aimed at promoting the tourism industry, Minister Ranatunga said. (Above photo of Aquatic airport in the Maldives.)

High Tea and Fashion Show

for Lady Hilton Club Members

Good News from JayamHilton Colombo organised a High Tea and Fashion Show for the Lady Hilton Club members recently. The fashion show featured creations by Singaporean Designer Kavita Thulasidas, while hair and makeup were done by Ramani Fernando Salons 

Jayam’s Choice

“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”

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Browns Hotels Launches

‘The Lavender House’ in Pussellawa

Good News from JayamAdding another luxury property to Sri Lanka’s tourism catalogue, Browns Hotels & Resorts launched ‘The Lavender House’ in Pussellawa as the latest addition to ‘Reveal The Collection’. Eksath Wijerathne, the Group General Manager of Browns Hotels & Resorts PLC having been appointed as the head of Serendib Group Hotels said that they have already marketed this hotel globally and has a very positive response despite the pandemic. “We also see a huge appetite from local corporate and expats living in Sri Lanka for this property.”

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Dinushka Chandrasena Heads

Skal International Colombo again

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Skal Executive Committee: Seated Keethi Jayaweera (Treasurer), Zahara Mufti (Secretary) Dinushka Chandrasena (President) Ahintha Amarasinghe (VP), Bernard Wijetunge (Past President) and Sega Nagendra

(Ex-Officio) Standing Gyan Amarasinghe (Public Relations), Nirmalan Nagendra (Membership) Hashan Cooray (Young Skal) Shamali De Vaz (Ex-officio), Dushy Jayaweera (Ex-officio) and Shereen Gunasekera. The 68th Annual General meeting of Skal International was held recently at the Ramada in Colombo and Dinushka Chandrasena, Managing Director of Travel Talk Asia was re-elected President for the year 2022 with Ahintha Amarasinghe, Managing Director World Link Travels continuing as Vice President.

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A Style of His Own – Roger Menzies

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What was your favourite song or tune that belonged to the years that have flown by? Was it “The Way You Look Tonight”, ‘Do You Wanna Dance”. “Travelling Light”, “Fly Me To The Moon”, “Stranger On The Shore” or perhaps “In The Mood”? If I’ve struck a resounding chord, then you have to be with vocalist/guitarist/saxophonist Roger Menezes who is back home from Australia, in the land of his birth and performing at the lobby of the Galadari Hotel.

Gold Prices Soar in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka’s highest gold price is currently recorded in relation to the increase in gold prices in the world market.

The price of a 24 karat gold sovereign has risen to Rs.141,000 and a 22 karat gold sovereign costs more than Rs.130,000.

Maldivian Airlines flies to Ratmalana

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Creating a historic landmark in Sri Lanka aviation history Sri Lanka’s first international airport Ratmalana (Colombo International Airport) will entertain direct flights to the Maldives commencing from March 27. National flag-carrier, Maldivian Airlines will operate two flights per week and Nawaloka Aviation is the GSA for the airline. Maldivian Airlines which commenced its first international operations in January, 2008 with the first flight to Trivandrum India will be adding Ratmalana to their frequency.

Giant Sri Lankan sapphire could be worth $100 million

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“SL-born entrepreneur listed as FT1000 Europe’s fastest growing companies

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The luxury brand of British award-winning toiletries and gifts ‘Winter in Venice (WIV)’ has earned a place in FT 1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2022. Sri Lankan-born Ermila Jayasuriya-Curtis is the Founder and Managing Director of WIV Global Limited and WIV Property Holding Ltd in the UK. The survey was carried out by Statista, the research partner of the Financial Times. The FT 1000 is the result of a joint initiative by The Financial Times and Statista, which conducted months of research, public calls for participation, intensive database research and directly contacted tens of thousands of companies in Europe.

“No necessity to change Tourism Act” –

Hiran Cooray – Jetwing

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Hiran Cooray, Chairman of the Tourism Advisory Committee to the Ministry of Tourism says there is no necessity to change the present Tourism Act which has resulted in the betterment of the industry. He said further that the change of the Tourism Act would be a disaster and requested the industry to honestly look at what is best for the

country.“This is not the time to change the Act; there are much more serious matters that require the attention of the Development Authority and the Promotion Bureau.

A clothing brand with a cause – The Kaftan

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Kaftans are long tunic-like dresses that are comfortable, chic, and super versatile. The kaftan saw a resurgence during lockdown for its roomy and functional silhouette.

Classy Missy is a local kaftan brand. They offer a collection of timeless pieces focused on durability, comfort, and functionality. Aiming to dress women in charming kaftan’s that are fashionable yet comfortable. The Co-Founders of Classy Missy are a husband-and-wife duo Dinesh Perera and Piumi Naduvila.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

March 18th, 2022

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We continue discussing women led industries with women & tea, chat about the free float and growth outlook, check out underwater parks, tree scooters, stylish reed bags, rainbow fish, horseshoe bats, speedreading gifts & lots more.

Obituaries – Sad News

GURUSINGHE,​ IRENE DOROTHY – Passed away in Melbourne,​ Australia on 18th March 2022. wife of late

Dr Leslie Gurusinghe,​ mother/​mother-in-law of Chandan & Damayanthi,​ Hemal & Rathna,​ Manisha & Amrith,​ late Darshan & Olina,​ late Asitha & Thoa,​ grandmother of Bimsara,​ Venusha,​ Rohan,​ Serena,​ Leslie & Suzanne.

RANASINGHE – JOSEPH ANNESLEY. A Soldier of Jesus Christ and the Singha Regiment of the Sri Lanka Army (retired). husband of Marie Hakel – Ranasinghe,​ father of Rochelle and Janice,​ father-in-law of Wijith DeChickera and Sajjad Jamaldeen,​ Grandpa of Mikhail,​ Sofiya,​ and Rafael. A service of thanksgiving for Annesley’s life was held at their residence. No. 22,​ Jayasinghe Road,​ off Balapokuna Road,​ Kirulapone,​ Colombo 6,​ on the 23rd of March 2022. The Burial took place at the General Cemetery Kanatte (R.C. Section)

RODÉ – ANNABELLE (ANNE) RODÉ (nee JOACHIM). wife of 65 years to Edwin (Robin) Rodé,​ passed away on 17 March 2022. Funeral was on 23 March at St. Joseph’s Church,​ Moorish Road,​ Scarborough,​ Toronto,​ Canada.

E-mail: <R​o​b​i​n​a​n​n​e​@​r​o​g​e​r​s​.​c​o​m>

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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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Bibikkan

Ingredients

Ingredients for 1 Pan 15″x18″ (a small round pan,8-9″diameter)

3 large coconuts (scraped)

(1 1/2-1 3/4 lbs.)

1/2 lb white wheat flour

 a few cardomoms

1/2 lb cadjunuts chopped

2 teaspoons Vanilla

4 oz. coconut water

1 lb. rice flour

1 lb. treacle

1/2 lb.Sultanas

1 teaspoon yeast

1/2lb dates

METHOD

DOUGH

1.Roast the rice flour and white wheat flour slightly.Soak

the yeast in 2 oz.water with 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

2.Add the yeast and the coconut water to the flour.

Knead well. Leave to rise.

3.To make the Pani Pol,boil the treacle, add to the scraped

  coconut, powdered cardomoms and vanilla essence.

4.Mix Well. When the mixture is rather dry add the Sultanas,

  cadjunuts and chopped dates.

5.Take off the fire and allow to cool and lastly add the dough.

  Pour into lined and greased baking trays and bake in a hot 

  oven. 375*fahrenheit–400*F for 30- 40 minutes.

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SRI LANKA NEWS (JUNE 2021) Compiled by Victor Melder

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Happy Mardi Gras, New Orleans March 2022

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President Rajapaksa Opens Sri Lanka’s

Biggest Cement Factory by Lanwa

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurated the cement manufacturing facility of Lanwa Sanstha Cement Corporation Ltd., the largest cement factory in the country. They also laid the foundation stone for the proposed new steel factory. The investment for the new steel plant, which will be built on 250 acres of land is $400 million. The manufacturing process is scheduled to begin in late 2024.The investment for the cement factory, which commenced construction in March 2020, was $100 million. Covering an area of 63 acres, it is one of the largest cement factories in the South Asian region. The factory has an annual production capacity of 4 million metric tons and will supply 2.8 million metric tons to the local market.

New US Ambassador Julie Chung Calls on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

Commits to Boost Ties with Sri Lanka

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New United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie J. Chung called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees for the first time since assuming duties.The new US Ambassador emphasised that she was seeking to further strengthen the existing political, social and economic ties with Sri Lanka. Ambassador Chung said that the United States will help keep the Sri Lankan economy strong in the face of the COVID -19 pandemic and also expressed confidence that the US would assist in the development of Sri Lanka’s energy and tourism sectors.

Sri Lanka Day Expo and Parade 2022

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Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando and Emirates Airlines Senior Vice President Commercial West Asia and Indian Ocean Ahmed Khoory with the signed agreement in Dubai along with Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga and Sri Lanka Ambassador Malraj de Silva.The landmark agreement will see Emirates stepping up promotion of Sri Lanka as a safe and attractive destination for holidays. Since the reopening of Sri Lanka’s borders on 26 January post-pandemic, over 50,000 tourists have arrived in the country via Emirates. As per data issued by the Tourism Ministry, these Emirates flights have arrived from countries such as the UAE, Italy, UK and Germany.

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Blessings and Pirith Ceremony to Commemorate 65th Anniversary of Establishing Diplomatic Relations

between Sri Lanka and China

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On the occasion of 65th anniversary of diplomatic relationship between Sri Lanka and China,

the Sri Lanka-China Buddhist Friendship Association in collaboration with the Buddhist Association of China conducted a Blessing/Pirith Ceremony at the Abhayagiriya Temple in Anuradhapura and Sri Lanka Vidyalaya Maradana on 26th February 2022. The Buddhist Association of China made arrangements for the Venerable theros from the Lingguang Temple in Beijing and Putuao Temple in Guangdong to join the ceremony online. The Chanting

ceremony by the Chinese Buddhist monks was led by the Most Ven. Chang Zhang thero and Most Ven. Ming Sheng thero. Despite the COVID-19 related restrictions in China, the Ambassador, Dr. Palitha Kohona and four officers from the Sri Lankan Embassy also attended the event at the Lingguang Temple, a historic temple, where one of the two Tooth Relics of the Buddha is kept. The other is in Kandy.

Ambassador from Sri Lanka to Japan Sanjiv Gunasekara at the Ceylon Tea Board Stall at the Foodex Japan 2022 Exhibition

in Tokyo, Japan

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Yohani’s New Video- 

So Sri Lanka (You’re My Paradise)

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MasterChef Serves Up Tea-licious Partnership with Akbar Brothers

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London – 25 February, 2022 – Banijay Brands has partnered with one of the world’s largest tea producers to inspire a truly scintillating collection of tea blends that are certain to win over any MasterChef judge.The partnership will see Sri Lanka’s Akbar Brothers create a unique collection of teas with a sense of flair, creativity, and quality that the MasterChef brand is known for.‘MasterChef: The Champions Collection’ will be available for tea drinkers worldwide with blends such as Ceylon tea, Earl Grey, Moroccan Mint, Jasmine green tea, Rooibos Orange, Masala Chai, and more. Alice Bernardi, Director of International Brand Licensing at Banijay Brands comments: “Akbar Brothers is a market leader in driving sustainable practices and renowned for creating high-quality products. This is a partnership that fits perfectly with the MasterChef identity, promoting the core values at the heart of the brand. We hope that millions of MasterChef viewers worldwide can now sit back and enjoy the show with a cup of tea from the Champions Collection.”

Samantha Weerasinghe Gunther Appointed to the Board of UN Women USA Los Angeles

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Samantha Weerasinghe Gunther, is the daughter of first-generation Sri Lankan immigrants Ranjinie and Neville Weerasinghe. She is thought to be one, if not the first Sri Lankan baby girl born in Los Angeles, California! Currently, as a Marketing and Events Consultant utilizing her gifts of visualizing and creating engaging Marketing strategies and events she helps businesses thrive. Another passion is to foster positive change in this world. She is honored to be appointed on the Board of UN Women USA Los Angeles Chapter to help build awareness, empowerment, community, and the advancement of women.

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Dr. Ajit Yoganathan of Georgia, USA

Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the sustained outstanding accomplishments of an individual who has provided leadership and/or made a significant impact in basic, translational and/or clinical heart valve research. In line with the mission of the Heart Valve Society, the recipient has worked throughout their career to promote awareness, advance knowledge and innovate to reduce the burden of heart valve disease. The award will be given to a Heart Valve scientist, cardiologist or cardiac surgeon who is or has been actively involved in the Heart Valve Society.

The Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Dr. Ajit Yoganathan of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Gagan Malik

(Star of Sri Lankan Film “Siddhartha”)

Enters 15-day Monkhood in Bangkok

 

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Indian movie superstar Gagan Malik entered the monkhood at a temple in Bangkok. Malik was ordained at Wat Thatthong and will spend the next 15 days as a monk. Malik is one of the most popular actors in India. He has fans in many Asian countries, including Thailand. One of Malik’s best-known roles was as Prince Siddhartha in the Sri Lankan produced movie “Sri Siddhartha Gautama” in 2013, which depicted the life of the Lord Buddha.The movie soundtrack was dubbed in several languages, including Thai, and won several awards, including the best actor and best movie at the UN Vesak Buddhist Film Festival.

Lustre Designs Makes History as First Lankan Company to Win at Jewellery World Awards

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Lustre Designs Corporation, Sri Lanka’s finest custom gem cutting lapidary for precious and semi-precious gemstone cuts, has made history by becoming the first Sri Lankan company to win an award at the prestigious Jewellery World Awards. The company was able to outshine several global industry leaders to win the Gold Award under the category “Outstanding Small Enterprise of the Year”. The brainchild of award-winning young female entrepreneur Vindya Perera, Lustre Designs Corporation is the first platform in

Sri Lanka to showcase the work of young and talented lapidarists with their uniquely thought-out gem faceting techniques that reflect in the beautifully designed custom-cut precious and semi-precious stones. 

Charles and Claudette Schokman –

50 Years in Australia

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“Life will have its thorns of grief and sorrow, deeply into the heart they press. But, on the same tree grows the roses, roses of hope and happiness”.Congratulations to Charles & Claudette Schokman and their daughter Fiona Grech who on the 25th February 2022 celebrates 50 years living in Australia. During this time, they have experienced many happy and joyous occasions, as well as some sad and difficult times. There have been seasons of highs and seasons of lows, of loss and success, but through all these changing scenes of life, the grace of God has carried them.

They count it a blessing and an achievement to have helped their father found an auxiliary of the Dematagoda Christian Guild in Australia (ASWG) and subsequently Operation Hope Inc. They are overjoyed to have given their daughter Fiona in marriage to Chris Grech and celebrate in their achievements.

Indunil and Aravinda Wedding – Photo by Andy Smarasena of Santa Barbara, Ca.

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Alliance Finance clinches yet another international award in sustainability

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Alliance Finance Co. PLC (AFC), Sri Lanka’s oldest finance company with over 65 years of expertise in offering affordable and inclusive sustainable finance solutions to empower the nation has clinched yet another international award in sustainability. The project which helped AFC win this important award was the “One million trees for unity” project. Speaking about this award, AFC Deputy Chairman and Managing Director Romani de Silva (above) stated: “We are truly honoured to be the recipient of this prestigious award. We at AFC, constantly thrive to be the best at what we do and this award is a testament to that. We look forward to continuing and improving our sustainable finance activities in the New Year and increasing the positive impact we make on the sustainable development of our nation”.

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Monday, Monday! by the Mamas and Papas

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Evanjelin to Make the World Embrace

Sri Lanka

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Born to Sri Lankan parents, Evanjelin Elchmanar, she is the first woman of colour to win the prestigious Miss International UK title. She will be representing the United Kingdom in the 60th Miss International beauty pageant in October this year, one of the big three competitions alongside Miss Universe and Miss World. The 21-year-old Evanjelin hailing from the City of Birmingham set foot in Sri Lanka on 3 February 2022 for the very first time in her life, and the main purpose was to join hands with Sri Lanka Tourism and make her contribution to destination marketing in the UK. In order to proceed with her charity projects, she has enthusiastically involved herself promoting Sri Lanka among UK travellers by visiting and showcasing the local attractions, culture, cuisine and most of all, the hospitality and the welcoming smile of Sri Lanka.

New Board of Investment Chairman

Raja Edirisuriya Assumes Duties

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Tamil Actress Akila Narayanan

Joins US Army as a Lawyer

 

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Kollywood actress Akila Narayanan has stirred the attention of fans by enrolling herself as a lawyer with the United States Army. Akila made her acting debut with director Arul’s horror thriller Kadampari last year. She had to undergo the US Army combat training that ran into several months to enter the armed forces.After having successfully completed her training, the actress has now joined the US Army as a lawyer. Akila, who resides in the US, had also been running an online school of music called the Nightingale School of Music.

Sunil Wan Wala- the original song from the Movie “Aadara Kathawa” – Directed by Chandran Rutnam – Released January 1985 – By Shyamalee Seneviratne

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Jacqueline Dreams of ‘Magical Love Story’ with Akshay…

 

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The new Bachchhan Paandey poster features Akshay Kumar and Jacqueline Fernandez as a romantic couple.The film also stars Kriti Sanon. Akshay is all set to be seen as a dreaded gangster in Bachchhan Paandey.The actor shared a new poster of the film, introducing Jacqueline Fernandez as Sophie.The poster shows the two sharing coconut water while looking into each other’s eyes.While Akshay is in a striped shirt and colourful turban, Jacqueline is in a shirt and has metallic chains around her neck.

Two Legends Singing Together

Alas! They are no more!

Top Photographer Andy Samarasena Meets Top Movie Actor Morgan Freeman

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Al Jabbar

For Anaheim City Council

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Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Woodley Park, Van Nuys, Ca.

Saturday April 23rd – Keep the date free!

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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

March 4th. 2022

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This week, Prime Group Kaleidoscope is all about World Wildlife Day, a buzzworthy young rapper, kerosene carts, women and water, an economic reset, a beach in peril, elephant dung gin & so much more.

 

Obituaries – Sad News

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Shane Warne (52) Legendary Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne, one of the greatest cricketers of all time, has died of a suspected heart attack. “His management company said Warne had been found unresponsive in his villa on the Thai island Koh Samui..Despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived.

He is survived by his three children with former wife Simone Callahan.

 

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Segarajasingham (Sega) Nagendra (82) Husband of Sarla,​ son of the late Dr Theagarajah and Annapurani,​ much loved father of late Kshirabdhi,​ and Prashan,​ father-in-law of Jekhan and Chameli,​ grandfather of Karnan and Suhit,​ brother of late Sri,​ late Bhavani Nadarajah,​ Shanthi Nadarajah and Nirmalan,​ brother-in-law of Pratap,​ Tylin,​ Ranjan Nadarajah,​ Shobana,​ Suresh Murugaser. Cremation was on March 2nd, 2022 at Hindu Section of Kanatte Cemetery.


 

 

 

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Funeral Information

at Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions, McMillen Center, 1016 W. 164th Street, Gardena, Ca. 90247.

on Friday, March 11th, 2022.

Viewing from 2 pm. Funeral Mass at 3.30 pm. Eulogy at 4.30 pm.

 

 

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Padmadevi Matilda Peiris (89) passed away peacefully in Clovis, Ca. on March 8th, 2022.

Padmadevi was the beloved wife of late Lucas Peiris. She is survived by her children First Lady Ioma Rajapaksa and Samantha Peiris, son-in-law President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, daughter-in-law Cheryl Maljine Peiris, grandchildren Manoj Rajapaksa, Esuri Peiris, Sayuri Peiris, granddaughter-in-law Sevwandie Rajapaksa, and great-granddaughter Dulanya Rajapaksa.

Brian Michael Ferreira – Son of late Percival Monford (Sweetie) and late Bertha Henrietta,​ brother of Terrence (AUS),​ Emil (Canada),​ Desmond (AUS),​ Penny,​ Dennis (USA),​ Pam (Canada),​ Dawn (AUS) and Ann (AUS),​ brother-in-law of Sheryl,​ Zinora,​ Charmaine,​ Maria,​ Sherajh and Ranjith,​ uncle of Karlyn,​ Shane,​ Jason,​ Corinne,​ Kevin,​ Jonathan,​ Howard,​ Warren,​ Jessica,​ Joshua,​ Rebecca,​ Roshan and Tania. Funeral was on March 3rd, 2022.at General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic Section).

 

Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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Belizean Meat Pie….

Ingredients

Pastry

2/4 Cups All purpose Flour

1 tspn.Salt

1/2 Cup Shortening

1 Egg

2/3 Cup water

Filling

1/2 lb. ground Beef

1/2 tspn. salt 1/2 tspn. Black Pepper

1/2 tspn. Thyme

1/4 cup Onion finely chopped

1 clove Garlic, finely chopped

1/4 Cup Green Bell Pepper Wocestershire

1 Tbs. Ketchup

1 1/2 cup Water

1 TBS Cornstarch 1 TBS Water

Habanero (finely chopped optional)

Bake at 375 degreesF for 25 minutes.

This Recipe makes 12 Servings

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