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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!

 

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Hope You Had A Great Thanksgiving!

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Advocata Institute wins 2022 Templeton Freedom Award – Dhananath Fernando

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Advocata Institute, an independent policy think-tank based in Colombo, has won the 2022 Templeton Freedom Award by Atlas Network. Advocata’s chief executive officer Dhananath Fernando accepted the award and a 100,000 US dollar grand prize at the Atlas Network Freedom Dinner held in New York last week. Since 2004, the award has identified and recognised the most exceptional and innovative contributions to the understanding of free enterprise, and the public policies that encourage prosperity, innovation, and human fulfillment via free competition.


Visit Sri Lanka – The Irresistible Tourist Hotspot in the Middle of the Indian Ocean

 

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Addressing the Wenzhou International Import Expo, Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona, extolled the high quality of Sri Lanka’s agricultural exports. Black tea which is, by far, the major agricultural import from Sri Lanka to China.

Using the opportunity to promote tourism to Sri Lanka, Ambassador Kohona said that with the expected easing of Chinese travel restrictions, and the winter’s cold beginning to bite. We have a target of 1 million Chinese tourists once travel restrictions are relaxed. Ambassador Kohona wished the Expo great success and invited the guests to visit the Sri Lanka pavilion to experience Sri Lanka’s high quality products.


Pujitha De Silva Wins Thomian Golf 2022 at Porter Valley Country Club, Ca.

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Chandler Moonesinghe, Mohan Chandramohan, Romesh Wijeysuriya, Jonathan Mather, Pujitha De Silva, Nick Perera, Nirmal Palliyaguru, Arne Chandiram, Chitral Fernando, Naresh Moonesinghe, Ryan Jayatileke, Dr Ganesh Devendra, Dr Vathana Aria, and Nigel Fernando.

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Pujitha De Silva the winner, with the Trophy. The Thomian alumni of California ended their 9 rounds Golf tournament series for 2022, on November 12th, with the final round being held at Porter Valley Country Club. Pujitha De Silva of Sri Lanka schools cricket fame and the past President of the Thomian Alumni of California (TAC) with the highest points earned in this series was the winner. 18 Golfers participated throughout the year.  


Thusitha and Sudharshani’s 32nd Production

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Indrani Wye Celebrates 87th Birthday with Family at Sunrise of Westlake Village, Ca.

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Two Winners of the Sri Lanka Foundation Awards Dr Asgi Fazleabas and Keith Ranga

(Seen here at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel)

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’Genius’ 10-year-old school girl of SL origin is smarter than Einstein

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A 10-year-old school girl of Sri Lankan origin has proved she is “smarter than Einstein” with an impressive IQ score.

Ariana Dambarawa Hewage, who lives near Leeds Road in Huddersfield, took a Mensa IQ test recently and scored 162 – said to be “genius” level. The likes of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawkins’ estimated IQ is 160. Ariana, who attends St Patrick’s Catholic Primary Academy in George Avenue, hopes to become a famous scientist herself some day. “She’s my genius” said dad Janaka Dambarawa Hewage. He said: “When she took her exams recently we realised just how smart she is.”


Old Joes Dance at the Marriott Hotel in Heathrow, UK

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At the Old Josephian’s Dinner Dance on November 5th in Langley were Old Joe President Tim Selvaratnam and his wife, Ange;ine and Delikhan Gunewardena,

Moira and Tony James.


2022 U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball

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The 247th US Marine Corps Birthday Ball was held on 18 November in Colombo. Here US Ambassador Julie Chung


Jayam’s Choice “Princess of the Night” Richard Clayderman and Zade Dirani (This one is for Classical Piano Maestro Louis Page)


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Samantha (Weerasinghe) Gunther Had a Great Time with Family

at the Elton John Concert

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Christmas Medley by Mild Nawin (Please click on arrow)


Helen Weerasinghe’s Creation of a Community Center in Tarzana, Ca.

(Here with husband Roger Weerasinghe)

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President Wickremesinghe and

U.S. Ambassador Chung celebrate the Commissioning of the U.S-donated Sri Lanka Navy Ship Vijayabahu

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On November 22, 2022, the President of Sri Lanka Honorable Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Secretary to the Minister of Defense Kamal Gunaratne, the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung attended the commissioning of the Navy Ship Vijayabahu, formerly the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro, in Colombo Harbor. The United States had donated the ship to Sri Lanka on October 26, 2021 as part of its continuing commitment to strengthen Sri Lanka’s ability to protect its maritime sovereignty and security.


 

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Foundation of Goodness Project 2023 (A worthy cause) You can donate via Paypal USA

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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo November 25th, 2022 (Please click on arrow)

 

On Kaleidoscope today:

  • Dollar bonds up
  • Inflation is down
  • What’s not in the budget
  • Welcome Back Better
  • Honey-money
  • Jaffna & its food
  • 24 hour race
  • Oil, gold & stocks

And lots more


Obituaries – Sad News

Rajan Moonesinghe (33)

Passed Away in Austin, Texas.

Son of Ruth and Kavan Moonesinghe, Brother of Mark and Johann, Brother-in-law of Jimol and Andrew, Uncle of Nathaniel, Malachi and Makayla. Funeral in Los Angeles

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Memorial Service in Austin, Texas

Sunday, December 4th, 2022

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Please say a prayer for the Moonesinghe Family to give them strength at this time of tragic loss

Rajan David Moonesinghe (33) passed away under tragic circumstances in Austin, Texas. Son of Ruth and Kavan Moonesinghe, brother of Johann, Mark and Jimol. “It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of our beloved son and brother, Rajan David Moonesinghe, on November 15, 2022.

Rajan was the best of us, our shining star, who loved fiercely, and gave all of himself to family and friends. We take comfort in the knowledge that he is home with our Lord Jesus Christ and are thankful for the gift of 33 years that we had with someone so special. A funeral is being planned in Los Angeles and more information will be shared as arrangements are made.” – Ruth Moonesinghe

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE MOONESINGHE FAMILY DURING THIS SAD TIME

 

Joyce Serpanchy (nee Raymond) (102) Passed away on 10th November 2022 in Perth,​ Western Australia. Wife of Wilmot (dec.),​ sister of Annesley (Tinny) (dec.) and Margie (dec.),​ mother of Marcelle,​ June,​ Lorraine,​ Cheryl,​ Charles (dec),​ and Trevor,​ mother-in-law of Peter Ranasinghe,​ Milroy De Soyza,​ Willie Weerasekera and Vanessa,​ grandmother of Michelle,​ David,​ John,​ Anne-Maryse,​ Janine,​ Jehan,​ Aruni,​ Tamara,​ Tarique,​ Dominic and Anya,​ great-grandmother of Breandan,​ Siobhan,​ Keeva,​ Sasha,​ Abby,​ Sebastian,​ Daniel,​ Samadhi,​ Kavi,​ Sheanna,​ Zane and Amari. May she Rest in Peace!


The Unexpected Origins of Appa (Hoppers)

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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Suan-la-Tang

Suan-la Tang

(Hot and sour soup)

Ingredients

6 cloud ears and 12 golden needles or 4 chinese dried

mushrooms, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes

1 cake fresh bean curd, neatly diced

2/3 cup pork fillet

3 tablespoons cornstarch

5/8 cup water

1-2 tablespoons oil

1 small onion, peeled and chopped

61/4 cups home – made beef stock  

   or consomme

4 tablespoons rice-wine vinegar

1 tablespoon light soy sauce

 freshly ground black pepper and salt

1 egg beaten

1 teaspoon sesame oil

2-3 scallions, shredded

Method

Drain the cloud ears and golden needles

or the mushrooms, which should be nicely plump.

Cut into thin shreds and set aside with the bean curd.

Finely slice the pork into match stick size pieces and dust 

with cornstarch. Blend the remaining cornstarch with water 

and reserve. Heat the oil in a Chinese claypot or wok over

a gentle heat and cook the onion till soft. Turn up the heat

slightly and fry the pork slices until they change color.

Pour in the stock, cloud ears, needles or mushrooms, cook 

for 10 to 15 minutes, then thicken with the cornstarch

paste. Add bean curd, vinegar, soy sauce and black pepper

and salt to taste. Lower the heat and drizzle in the egg from

a balloon whisk or your finger tips so that it  forms threads

of mixture.Add sesame oil just before serving. Garnish with

 the scallions if desired.

Serves 6.

Please email me for all your questions and requests.

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Rajan Moonesinghe (33) Passed Away in Austin, Texas Funeral in Los Angeles

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Passed Away in Austin, Texas.

Son of Ruth and Kavan Moonesinghe, Brother of Mark and Johann, Brother-in-law of Jimol and Andrew, Uncle of Nathaniel, Malachi and Makayla. Funeral in Los Angeles

Rajan Moonesinghe (33) Passed Away in Austin, Texas Funeral in Los Angeles

Rajan Loved Sports!

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Memorial Service in Austin, Texas

Sunday, December 4th, 2022

Rajan Moonesinghe

He Loved Animals

He Loved Life!

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Taken Too Soon !

Please say a prayer for the Moonesinghe Family to give them strength at this time of tragic loss

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You Can’t Beat the Sri Lankan Smile

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Prestigious Sri Lanka Foundation Awards Ceremony on Sunday, 13th November at Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca.

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The Sri Lanka Foundation International Awards, honouring excellence among the Sri Lankan expatriates will take place on November 13 in Los Angeles in the United States.

The ceremony recognising those in the Sri Lankan expatriate community whose work has had an essential impact on the lives of their contemporaries dates back to 2003 and continues to be the most prestigious event among

Sri Lankan expatriates from around the world. The aim of the ceremony is to make the awardees feel that their work is valued. It also shows approval and gratitude for their creativity and outstanding achievements and makes the broader community of Sri Lankans aware of their accomplishments. It serves to inspire the younger generation to achieve excellence in their chosen fields.

(Excerpt from article in Sunday Observer by Nandi Jasentuliyana)


President Ranil Wickremesinghe Addresses the China International Import Expo

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe was the first speaker after President Xi Jinping to address, on line, the well attended and highly prestigious 5th China International Import Expo CIIE and the Hongqiao Economic Forum Opening Ceremony. In addition to the President of Sri Lanka, the opening ceremony was addressed by the heads of State of Mauritania, Mozambique, Belarus, Guyana, Solomon Islands, and the Director General of the World trade Organisation, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona represented Sri Lanka at the ceremony.


Launch of New U.S. Embassy in Colombo

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung, and the U.S. Department of State’s Under Secretary for Management John Bass officially opened the new U.S. Embassy on Galle Road in a festive event that included officials and private citizens from both countries. “It was a great honor to celebrate our new Embassy in the presence of the President of Sri Lanka, honored guests, and colleagues,” said U.S. Ambassador Chung. “We have had an embassy in Colombo since Sri Lanka’s independence in 1948, and the new campus symbolizes our enduring partnership with Sri Lanka.”


Investment Promotion State Minister

Dilum Amunugama Inspects Port City Colombo with Raja Edirisuriya, Executive Project Management Director

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Past Presidents of the SLAASC

met to plan Celebrations of 50th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)

(Founded in 1973)

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Lotus Tower and Port City

are Revenue Generators

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Two iconic projects in South Asia, the Colombo Port City and the Lotus Tower are turning out to be major revenue generators for Sri Lanka. The Lotus Tower which was living on handouts doled out by the Treasury has reversed this negative trend and is now earning revenue not only in rupees but in foreign currency as well. Since its opening a few months ago it has netted in almost Rs. 1 billion erasing the myth that it was a white elephant. The Colombo Port city too is generating income through several leisure projects that have begun operations. Several new investors have expressed interest in investing and the next historic landmark of the Port City will be South Asia’s largest Duty Free shop that will be opened in April next year.


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Miss Tourism World 2022 Grand Finale

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Sri Lanka will host the much awaited Grand Finale of the ‘Miss Tourism World 2022’ worldwide pageant in December 2022. Eighty beauties, winners of their National Pageants will vie for the Miss Tourism World 2022 title. The contest commences on December 8 and will conclude with the Grand Finale on December 21. Komangodage Thilini Kumari, Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Tourism World 2022 will represent Sri Lanka.


Samantha and Cole were cowboys for Halloween in Glendora, Ca.

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Cargills Food City Opens its 500th Outlet

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Home-grown Sri Lankan brand, Cargills FoodCity, achieved another milestone with the opening of its 500th retail outlet while also marking its 39th anniversary – since opening the first outlet in 1983. The latest outlet was opened in Battaramulla. Cargills Deputy Chairman Ranjit Page, speaks at the event. The company is the single largest collector of fresh produce, sourcing fresh fruits and vegetables from a network of over 5000 farmers and contributes over 4 per cent of the national production in fruits and vegetables. It is also the largest collector of fresh milk in Sri Lanka and hopes to enter the field of inland fisheries.


Roger and Helen Weerasinghe of

Simi Valley, Ca. celebrated Halloween on the Cruise Ship ‘Carnival Radiance’ recently

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Work on $789 m Colombo West International Terminal begins at Colombo Port

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The construction work of the newly built West Terminal of Colombo Port(CWIT) commenced under the patronage of the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva. Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Bagle participated in this event as a special guest. The ministry emphasizes that this entire project will cost 789 million US dollars. 51% of this total investment belongs to Adani, 34% to John Keels, and 15% to Sri Lanka Ports Authority. The length of the jetty constructed under this project is 1,400 meters. The total terminal area is 65 hectares. The container capacity of this terminal is 3 million.


Sri Lanka on show

at World Travel Market London

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The Sri Lanka pavilion at WTM was declared opened by Tourism and Lands Minister Harin Fernando, along with High Commissioner in UK Saroja Sirisena, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Chairman Chalaka Gajabahu, Sri Lanka Conventions Bureau Chairman Thisum Jayasuriya, SLTPB Director Marketing Dushan Wickramasuriya, senior officials from the High Commission and industry partners.  


Jayam’s Choice Englebert Humperdinck Friend to many Sri Lankans in Los Angeles, Ca. (Please click on arrow)


First Sri Lankan female singer in Solo Concert Lakruwani Fernando

in North Hollywood, Ca.

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Felicitation of Dr. Harold Gunatillake in the Pioneer Room of the Castle Grand in Sydney, Australia (Please click on arrow)


Happy 10th Birthday Maddy Rose

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Sri Lankan Girl Happy to Play for Australia

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A Sri Lankan table tennis player Sanaya Buddhadasa has won a place in the Australian youth team to play in the World Youth Table Tennis Championship scheduled to be held in Tunisia from December 4 to 11. She will represent Australia in the Under-19 singles, doubles and mixed doubles at the meet in Tunisia. “When I came to Australia I wanted to become a national champion here and my dream is to represent Australia in the Olympics. I am happy to be the number one ranked player in the Under-17 and 19 categories at the moment,” said Sanaya.


Wildlife Film Maker Makes History

Thivanka Perera’s “Sri Lanka Leopard Dynasty” to be telecast on National Geographic’s “Natgeo”

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This is a first time genuine news from Srilankan wildlife Film making. ‘Sri Lanka Leopard Dynasty’ Produced by THIVANKA RUKSHAN PERERA on behalf of AEGLE CREATIONS PVT LTD. SRI LANKA, will Première Telecast on NatGeo – WILD from 13th Nov 2022.

 

Miss Sri Lanka New York Contest in Staten Island, New York

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Kaleidoscope With Savithri Rodrigo November 11th, 2022

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Some bullets of what we have on Kaleidoscope –

  • World’s largest economy-USA
  • Corporate earnings to drop
  • Growing trade
  • Permacrisis
  • Chefs with skill
  • Race The Pearl
  • Plus-size ballerinas
  • Stock, oil & gold prices

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Obituaries – Sad News

Sonia Alagoda

Sonia Alagoda (85)

Beloved Mother of Deshan Atapattu and Sonali

Perera. Mother-in-law of Yeni and Nick. Loving Grand Mother of Ashley and Brandon. Daughter of the late Frank and the late Laetitia Alagoda. Loving Sister of the late Gloria Weerakoon, the late Deanna Nanayakkara, and Frank Daya Alagoda.

Visitation

Tuesday, November 15, 2022. 3:30 PM – 7: 30PM

Gates, Kingsley& Gates Praiswater Mortuary,

6909 Canoga Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303

Funeral Service   

Thursday November 17, 2022. 10: 00 AM

St Andrew & St Charles Episcopal Church

16651 Rinaldi St, Granada Hills, CA 91344

Interment               

Thursday, November 17, 2022. 12 Noon

Oakwood Memorial Park and Cemetery

22601 Lassen St, Chatsworth CA 91311

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Andrew and Charles food pantry.

http://www.2saints.org/donations-and-pledges


Iresha-de-Silva

Iresha de Silva passed away recently in Los Angeles, Ca. Funeral Service was at La Mirada, Ca. on November 3rd 2022.


Bashid Ahmed Karamali (90),​ passed away on October 28th in Massachussets, USA. Husband of Yvonne Karamali (nee Gunasekara). Son-in-law of the late Fred and Daisy Gunasekara,​ of “Woodlands” Ethul Kotte. Brother-in-law of the late Siri Rupesinghe,​ Freda Weerasinghe,​ Grace Samarasinghe,​ Ruth Wijesinghe,​ Frederick Gunasekara and Charles Gunasekara. Father of Riaz Karamali,​ Dilara Hafiz and Nahid Markosian.​ Bashir retired from the IMF,​ WA. DC.,​ as Asst Director of the Middle Eastern Dept.,​ at the early age of 56. 20 Bayon Drive,​ Apt 215,​ South Hadley,​ MA 01075,​ USA by karamali@icloud. com.

Mrs Thelma Thiedeman of Glen Waverley, Victoria, passed away on October 30, 2022. Wife of late Lieut. Cdr. Noel Thiedeman, R.Cy.N. retd., The President, S L E S A Requests inform retd. Sri Lanka Naval Officers  and Naval Association.


Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

ATTACHMENT DETAILS Jalapeno-and-Shrimp-Salad

Jalapeno and Shrimp Salad 

Ingredients

1 iceberg lettuce, separated into leaves,

  or assorted leaves

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

12 ounces cooked shrimp, chopped

1/2 cup chopped green beans

1/2 cup chopped cooked carrots

1/2 cucumber, about 4 ounces chopped

2 hard- cooked eggs coarsely chopped

1 drained pickled jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

salt

Method

1.Line a large salad bowl or platter with the lettuce

  leaves. Stir together the mayonnaise and sour cream

  and set aside.

2.Combine the shrimp, beans, carrot, cucumber, eggs and

 jalapeno, in a separate bowl. Season with salt.

3.Add the mayonnaise and sour cream mixture to the 

  shrimp, folding it very gently, so that all the ingredients

  are well mixed and coated with the dressing. Pile the

  mixture into the lined salad bowl or arrange 

  attractively on the platter and serve with salt.

 

You may contact me with any questions or requests.

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Sri Lanka’s Cricket Champions Sri Lanka in majestic win to take Asia Cup

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The Sri Lanka team made a superb team effort to win the sixth Asia Cup cricket title when they beat Pakistan by 23 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka chased the target and recorded their victory with three overs to spare. Sri Lanka batted first after losing the toss and made a comfortable total of 170/6 as they defended that total with a superb fighting spirit to clinch the title for the sixth time under the full capacity of Dubai grounds while most of them were Pakistani supporters ended up disappointed with back to back defeats from Sri Lanka.


Export Revenue of BOI Enterprises up to September 2022 Surpass US$6 Bn

Export Revenue of BOI Enterprises up to September 2022 Surpass US$6 Bn

The Board of Investment (BOI) takes pride to announce the remarkable resilience shown by its enterprises, in the face of recent economic challenges and unprecedented sequences of events with the merchandise exports of the enterprises amounting to US$ 6.6 Bn during the period from January to September 2022. This is a 16% growth compared to the corresponding period of 2021. “The BOI has always been the forerunner of Sri Lanka’s export industry contributing over 65% to the country’s overall export earnings and 85% to the national industrial export earnings,” said BOI Chairman Raja Edirisuriya.


Sri Lanka Foundation Awards Ceremony Millennium Biltmore Hotel Sunday, November 13, 2022

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Diana Rutnam Marries Keith Davis in Bellevue, WA

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Diana Rutnam, daughter of Daniel and Shelly Rutnam and grandaughter of Chandran and Judy Rutnam married Keith Davis in Bellevue, Washington recently.


Gracie, Belle, Samantha and Athena in Washington State for the Wedding

 

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Indree Moonesinghe Weds Danny Caulkin in Washington State.

(Indree is the daughter of Naresh and Gloria Moonesinghe of Los Angeles, Ca.)

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Celebrating Trinity College Bradby Shield Winners

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he second leg of the 76th Bradby shield rugby encounter between Trinity College and Royal College was held last month in Kandy with team Captain Byron Fernando as Chief Guest. It was an unforgettable special time for former team members and friends to reunite. Many memorable team events were held throughout Bradby week culminating with the Bradby Shield encounter and the traditional Rugger Ball. Several team members scattered across the Globe from Los Angeles to Canada, Australia, and beyond attended the celebrations. (See pic below)


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Seated Mr Ariasingham (MIC) Ashan Ratwatte, Dilip Adhihetty, Rev WG Wickremasinge (Principal), Byron Fernando (Captain), Roshan Ratwatte, Rohan Kumaraswamy, Yusuf, Hassanaly, Bertie Dias (Coach) Standing Second Row: Adrian Basnayake, Lalin De Soysa, Rohan Abeyhoon, Shabbir Hassanaly, TTK Seneviratne,

V Maheswaran, Lakshmanan Ariasingham, Dinesh de Silva, Channa Brodie. Standing Top Row: Nalin Wettasinghe, Dushyantha Wijesinghe, Darnley Mant, Subash Jegathesan, Joey Sama.


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Prima Stella Dairy onboards Chamika Karunaratne as the new Brand Ambassador

Inspiring the nation to ‘Be Healthy, Be Active’

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Nutrition brand Prima Stella Dairy announced its partnership with Chamika Karunaratne as it onboarded the Sri Lankan cricketing sensation as the new Brand Ambassador to carry forward the brand promise of inspiring Sri Lankans to “Be Healthy, Be Active”. An all-rounder in the sporting arena, Chamika Karunaratne has excelled in multiple sports, making a mark as a national badminton player, junior national champion in javelin, and a national cricketer who has won the hearts and minds of an entire Island Nation with his healthy and active stance on field.


Sajith Fernando’s 50th Birthday Bash

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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo October 7th, 2021

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We shed light on our lighthouses and we have a new NFT space launched by award-winning Canadian actress Lisa Ray, Colombo going it alone, exporters in a quandary, spicing up a twist, market news plus massive pumpkins & Mr Doodle. That’s today on Kaleidoscope.


Obituaries – Sad News

Obituaries - Sad News

Rajah Sinnathuray passed away in Sri Lanka.

He was well known to many being:

The President of The Automobile Association of Sri Lanka, Capri Club, Lions Club and Anglers Club.

and many other Associations.

Motorcycle racing champion.

Proprietor of the well known Sinnathuray Commercial Tutory

 

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Enver Gladstone White (90) November 24, 1932  – September 30, 2022

Celebrated the life

of Enver Gladstone White. 

Beloved Great Grandfather, Grandfather, Father and Brother at Green Hills Memorial, Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca. on October 7th, 2022


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(Sri) Srikanthan – Husband of Shanthi,​ father of Rupi (USA),​ Sasi (UK),​ Sivahari (Canada),​ father-in-law of Amaran,​ Karthi and Pradeep,​ grandfather of Arjun,​ Ashwin,​ Pooja and Shailan,​ son of late Sivasithamparam and Muttachi,​ brother of late Sathiya Gunasingham,​ late Wiji Tharmalingam,​ Chandrakanthan and sister-in-law of Belan (USA),​ Rathy and brother-in-law of Kathiraimalainathan (Canada),​ son-in-law of late C. Thiagalingam Q.C. and Maheswari,​ brother-in-law of late Thiagi,​ late Para,​ late Jaya,​ late Nimo,​ late Karunes,​ late Jothi,​ late Dharma,​ Vijeyalingam and sister-in-law Shashi (Australia). Funeral took place on 21st September at General Cemetery, Borella.


Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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JAPCHAI (Korean Noodle Speciality)

Ingredients

4 cooked potions of dangmeon cooked sweet potato starch noodles

1 Carrot, peeled and julienned

1/2 Onion, cut into 1/4″ slices

2 cups oyster mushrooms, cut into bitesized pieces

1 1/2 TBSP white granulated sugar

3 TBSP Soya Sauce

2 tspn. vegetable oil

 Pinch of Black Pepper (optional)

1 tspn. roasted Sesame seeds (optional)

 

STEP 1

If Danmyeon noodles are long, carefully cut

the noodles with scissors to make them fit

the diameter of the diameter of the inner pot.

Lay the noodles in a criss-cross pattern to prevent

clumping.

STEP 2

Lay the Carrots, Onions and mushrooms on top

of noodles.

STEP 3.

In a small bowl, whisk sugar, soy sauce, vegetable oil,

and 3/4 cup of water until well combined.

Drizzle liquid over the vegetables and noodles.

 

These quantities are sufficient to serve four or you

can serve it as a side dish. I once served it with a 

Sri Lankan Shrimp Curry and it was very nice.You 

can even put some sauteed Shrimp in a little Chilli

Sauce (not too much) or just drizzle with a spoon on

top of the whole dish.

Should you have any questions or requests, please

email me and I will be happy to help you.

This Korean Dish is absolutely lovely to look at and 

a treat in it’s light but interesting flavors.

I am answering the first question which you will send. 

The DANGMEON (sweet potato starch noodles) is not

difficult to find in the Asian Markets and are sold in 

packets.

Simple to make and is not drowned in different flavors.

Enjoy!

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Alumex Invests Rs. 1 Billion to Boost Capacity, Exports

 

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Hayleys Group Executive Director Sarath Ganegoda, Chairman/Chief Executive Mohan Pandithage and Alumex Managing Director Pramuk Dediwela opening the new 

Low-Carbon Aluminium manufacturing plant. Alumex PLC has invested Rs. 1 billion in a state-of-the-art new melting facility in Sapugaskanda to produce low carbon aluminium, by the brand name ‘Ozon’, incorporating the most modern and environmentally-friendly technologies in the world.


Sri Lankans are Champions in Many Sports

Sri Lanka in majestic win to take Asia Cup

 

Asia cup

The Sri Lanka team made a superb team effort to win the sixth Asia Cup cricket title when they beat Pakistan by 23 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka chased the target and recorded their victory with three overs to spare. Sri Lanka batted first after losing the toss and made a comfortable total of 170/6 as they defended that total with a superb fighting spirit to clinch the title for the sixth time under the full capacity of Dubai grounds while most of them were Pakistani supporters ended up disappointed with back to back defeats from Sri Lanka.


Sri Lankan Netballers in Glorious Win to Retain Asian Title

Sri Lankan Netballers

Sri Lanka’s Netball team led by Gayanjali Amarawansa once again performed well to retain the Asian Netball crown when they defeated host Singapore 63-53 in their Asian Netball championship final played in Singapore. It was a superb team effort by Sri Lankan lasses who fought back to win the final after close four quarters.


“Dedication” of Enzo and Cruz Sassani was on the Beach in San Francisco, Ca.

 

 

Enzo and Cruz Sassani

Enzo and Cruz Sassani

Enzo and Cruz Sassani celebrated their “Dedication” (Baptism) on the beach overlooking the famous Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco with an intimate group including parents Jonathan and Jenai Sassani, grandparents Rene and Iswari Camou and Ed and Denise Hester, Godparents Aliki Djahanshahi, Sheahara Pandithage of Wembley, UK, Ken Griffin, Dan Keenan, Emily and Dan Carillo.


Isipathana Clinch 11th Knock – Out Title with Record Win over Joes

Isipathana Clinch 11th Knock

Isipathana College have done it again. They won the Inter-Schools Under-20 President’s Trophy Knock-Out title for the 11th year, at the Royal Sports Complex in Colombo, the ‘A’ Division League champions produced some champagne rugby to outclass St. Joseph’s College 49-22 in the final and went on to complete a fantastic rugby double for the 2022 season. Isipathana’s success also had a great amount of significance as they were able to notch-up the highest score in a President’s Trophy final while overcoming their own score of 47-12 against Royal in 2016.


Baja Sub Lanka Ocean Shipping “Send Your Xmas Packages Early to Your loved ones in Sri Lanka”

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Shani Ekanayake and Rory Anderson Celebrate their Marriage in Palmdale, Ca.

(Shani is the daughter of Dr Deepal and Tiroma Ekanayake)(Photos by Moran Moran)

 

 

 

 

Shani Ekanayake and Rory Anderson

Shani Ekanayake and Rory Anderson

Shani Ekanayake and Rory Anderson

Shani Ekanayake and Rory Anderson

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Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC) founded in 1973

(President Samantha Kurera) “Sounds of Music in the Valley” on September 10th in Chatsworth, Ca. (Photos by Moran Moran)

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Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)

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Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)

 

 

 

 

 


Sabandini Over One Million Views on Youtube

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Hotel Developers Readies Revamped Hilton Colombo for Tourism Rebound

Hilton Colombo

Hotels Developers Lanka Ltd. (HDL) is readying a revamped Hilton Colombo for the envisaged rebound in tourism following favourable country situation and relaxation of travel advisories by several countries. The first-ever major refurbishment of Hilton Colombo after being opened 35 years ago is nearing completion with an investment of

Rs. 2.5 billion. Around 253 rooms of Hilton Colombo is under-going a revamp whilst the five star remains operational and busy even amidst challenging times.


Tourist Arrivals Cross 500K Mark Renew Hope of Achieving 1 m Target

Tourist Arrivals

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka have exceeded the half-a-million mark, with 4,020 travellers arriving in the country during the first four days of the month. As per provisional data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) yesterday, a total of 500,472 visitors arrived so far. Despite the multiple challenges, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry looks to be in high season, as they ramp up efforts to achieve the set target of one million arrivals and boost foreign exchange inflows.


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US Ambassador Julie Chung Visits Dewatagaha Mosque, Colombo 

US Ambassador Julie Chung

US Ambassador Julie Chung visited the Dewatagaha Mosque in Colombo recently at the invitation of Mr Reyyaz Salley and the Board of Trustees. “Like the United States, Sri Lanka has a rich diversity of faith communities who contribute much to their neighbourhoods, region, and nation. During my travels around this beautiful country, I have seen temples, kovils, mosques and churches, all coexisting side by side. This rich cultural heritage makes Sri Lanka a fascinating place. It is an amazing opportunity to live where my day starts hearing the Azhan call to prayer from the mosque and ends with the bana from the Buddhist temple in the evening.”


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Alkamalee Jabbar (Sri Lankan) Candidate for City Council in Anaheim, Ca.

Alkamalee Jabbar

I’m excited to announce my candidacy for Anaheim City Council District 3. Anaheim unlocked the doors of opportunity for my family and me to prosper. I want to work with you to create a better future for Anaheim. Join our campaign today! – Alkamalee Jabbar


“Kurrypinch” Opens in Tarzana, Ca.

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Kurrypinch

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King Charles Pledges to Work for Inter-Faith Unity

King Charles

As the new Head of the Commonwealth, of which Sri Lanka is a member, the King said he had a personal duty “to protect the diversity” of Britain in an address to 30 multi-religious leaders at a reception in Buckingham Palace on the eve of the state funeral of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Picture shows King Charles III, greeting Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala Thera, Head Monk of the London Buddhist Vihara and Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain. The London Buddhist Vihara was established in 1926 by Anagarika Dharmapala.


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Kaleidoscope With Savithri Rodrigo September 23rd, 2022

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It’s our World Tourism Day Special today exploring some little known sites, discussing the relevance of our tourism product, the Indian traveler’s to-do list, improving our urban tourism, some old cheese & a new property plus some economic numbers.


Obituaries – Sad News

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Dr Carlyle Perera (84) passed away on September 15th. in Melbourne, Australia. Husband of Megan,​ father of Sharon,​ Samantha,​ Carlyle and Siobhan,​ father-in-law of Dr John Mariadason and Paul LaMont,​ brother of Travis,​ Heloise,​ Brian and Christopher,​ brother-in-law of Hiranthi,​ Martine and Sushila. Papps of Emma,​ Lucy and Noah. 

P.O. Box 667,​ Balwyn,​ Victoria,​ Australia.

 

A Famous Sri Lankan Doctor Passed away peacefully at his home in Melbourne,  Australia Dr. Carlyle Perera PSM

  • “Carlyle was born in Kotehena, Colombo. His parents Wilton and Winifred thought they would educate their eldest son at St. Joseph’s College, Colombo the leading Catholic institution, where he completed his entire scholastic education. He was an exemplary student and during this period he excelled in Sport as well.  He participated in College Cricket Captaining a successful  First Eleven team in 1958 and unique as it was his brother Travis was part of that team He was heavily involved in the production of the film Little Bike Lost in 1955/1956, by Fr. Noel Cruz, after which he entered the Medical faculty of the University of Ceylon. Their too, he was brilliant in his Education and excelled in Sport Captaining the University Cricket team. He passed out as a General practitioner in Ceylon. He then met the love of his life Megan and they were married Shortly after that. Seeking greener pastures he migrated with his family, three daughters and a Son, to Australia in 1971 and further qualified as a Psychiatrist and played a leading role in that field becoming the Chief Psychiatrist in the State of Victoria.Health. He was also awarded the Public Service Medal for Outstanding Service because of his diligence,  enthusiasm and effortless work, which touched the lives of the community and also his patients as a Psychiatrist and met with great success. He also took on the role of the fourth President of the Old boys Association. The Old Josephians’ Club of Australia making a distinctive mark during the period 1990/1992. Carlyle will be sadly missed. May his Soul Rest In Peace.”

Joseph Guy MothaPassed away in Maryland, USA on September 8th 2022. Son of late Fidelis Cruz and Thangammal Motha,​ brother of Geraldine,​ Britto,​ Philip,​ Dela,​ Julius,​ John and Schola,​ husband of Cecilia nee Paiva,​ father of Suhanthie,​ Ayuska and Sonali,​ father-in-law of Nishan de Silva,​ Uli Baeumer and Danny Lozier,​ grandfather of Minola and Nikhela,​ Kirana and Bennett and Kai.


Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Tangy Crab Salad Sandwiches

Tangy Crab Salad Sandwiches

Ingredients

8oz (250g) Japanese or baby cucumbers

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup (150g) 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 (125ml) water

1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons fish sauce 

  METHOD

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 lengthwise first, scrape out 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 

  cocumber crab mixture, then top with reserved Chilli Dressing and Basil leaves when served.

NOTE: Japanese cucumbers are very small and crunchy, and almost seedless. Baby cucumbers.

Please feel free to request any Recipe or anything

I may be able to help you with email me at

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Liz Truss Becomes UK’s Third Woman Prime Minister

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Liz Truss, Britain’s Foreign Secretary, was named winner as Conservative Party leader and the country’s Prime Minister. The party said Truss won the votes of around 57% of Conservative members, compared with about 43% for ex-Treasury Chief Rishi Sunak. Truss, 47, will become Britain’s third female Prime Minister, after Thatcher, who governed from 1979 to 1990, and Theresa May, who held office from 2016 to 2019.


A Proud Family of Lawyers

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Migara Gunaratne took oaths as an Attorney on August 12th 2022. Migara is the son of Maithri and Sonali Guneratne of Barnes Place, Colombo. Grandson of Sri.Kantha and Sharmani Mathew.


U.S. Ambassador Julie Chung’s Virtual Town Hall with the Sri Lankan American Community Thursday, September 22,2022 10.30 a.m. Eastern, 7.30 a.m. Pacific (Please click on link below to join)

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Anoma Halgama of Covina, California is the Leading Caterer of Sri Lankan Foods in Southern California

She Also makes the best short eats for any occasion

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Chandran Rutnam’s Short Film Competition

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Sri Lankan Born Ranil Jayawardena is Britain’s New Environment Secretary

 

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Sri Lankan born Ranil Jayawardena has been appointed as Britain’s new Environment Secretary in Liz Truss’ Cabinet, UK media reported yesterday. While leading the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Mr Jayawardena is expected to be responsible for Britain’s food and agricultural policies. Being a junior Minister, Jayawardena , was an early backer of new Prime Minister Truss. He became an MP in 2015.


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David Martil of Los Angeles, Ca. on US Team Over 60, World Cup Cricket

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Sri Lankan born David Martil, member of the USA team at the inaugural over 60, World Cup cricket, being played in Queensland, Australia. David is an alumni of St Peter’s college, Colombo.


Sri Lanka’s Latest Movie “The Game” Starring Ranjan Ramanayake to be shown in Beverly Hills, Ca. October 22nd, 2022

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Jayam’s Choice “Dancing Queen” by Abba Dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II

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The most fitting title for a “dancing queen,” following a dinner party at Windsor Castle, prompting Her Majesty to smile and make her way to the dance floor and dance to the 1976 ABBA hit. “I always try to dance when this song comes on,” the Queen reportedly said, “because I am the Queen and I like to dance.”


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Sri Lanka’s Yupun Abeykoon wins 100m bronze at CWG 2022

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Sri Lanka’s Yupun Abeykoon won the bronze medal in the final of the men’s 100 meters event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Kenyan Ferdinand Omanyala claimed the gold in 10.02 seconds, defending champ Akani Simbine from South Africa was second in 10.13 and Yupun Abeykoon took the bronze in 10.14 seconds.

He becomes the first Sri Lankan athlete to win bronze medal in the 100 meters event at the Commonwealth Games and wins Sri Lanka’s first major athletic medal in 24 years. 


South Asia’s fastest man Yupun Abeykoon reacts to Sri Lanka beating India

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The Lotus Tower in Colombo will open to the Public on September 15th, 2022

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“Kurrypinch” in Tarzana, Ca. to open on September 10th, 2022

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Xondra La-Brooy of Australia Reaches World #1 – Sings Butterfly

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Xondra La-Brooy, daughter of Sri Lankan born Singer/Songwriter Kerrigan La-Brooy, has set a new world record. She’s the first 10 year old to reach #1 on the Tasmanian Australian Top 40 Singles Chart with her debut self-penned song titled ‘Butterfly’. Xondra reached #1 on the Video charts as well, swapping places with her Dad, and she’s also hit #1 on the International Traditional Country Charts receiving Gold and Platinum status.


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Queen Elizabeth II Visits Ceylon in 1954 by Thivanka Perera – Aegle Creations

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When Tea Queen Irangani Gunatillake Met Queen Elizabeth II in the Sixties

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“EDELWEISS” (The Sound of Music) Piano Cover by Thaminie Perera


Sri Lanka Offers Condolences Over Queen Elizabeth II’s Death

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Sri Lanka’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe Thursday offered his “deepest condolences” over the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch of the former British colony for the first two decades of her reign.

“Deepest condolences to the Royal family, government and people of the UK on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II,” Wickremesinghe said in a statement.

Elizabeth II reigned as queen of Ceylon, as the island nation was known, until it became a republic and changed its name in 1972.

She visited Sri Lanka twice, travelling in 1954 to the central city of Kandy and the tea-growing mountain region of Nuwara Eliya, once home to a number of British-run plantations.

Her second visit in 1981 included a stop to view the construction of the country’s largest hydro-electricity dam, named for Queen Victoria.


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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo September 9th, 2022

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As we ride the Avatar elevator, check out cabinet diversity, pioneering baby products & doggy treats – discuss Better Work and what’s beyond the bailout, with a glimpse of the stock, oil and gold markets. 


Obituaries – Sad News

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (96) passed away in Balmoral, Scotland on September 8th, 2022. The Queen reigned for 70 years. On Saturday September 16th, The Last Post, Reveille and the national anthem will end the hourlong funeral service before a procession that could be as long as 1.5 miles then carries the coffin past Buckingham Palace to Wellington Arch and on to Her Majesty’s final resting place at Windsor.

 

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passed away in Los Angeles, Ca. on August 20, 2022.

Sudharma is survived by her sons Rohan and Daughter in law Manomi Hatharasinghe, Dr Roshan (Roger) and daughter-in-law Sriyani Hatharasinghe and Rabi Hatharasinghe. Sister of late Francis, late Wimaladasa, Late Jim and late Linton Abeyratne. She was also a grandmother and gret grandmother.

 

Donald Karunaratne | eLankaDonald Karunaratne (77) passed away in Valencia, California, on August 28th, 2022. Donalds’s legendary contribution to the development of Sinhala cinema from the days of the early 60s includes classics Poronduwa, Love 2000 and Keith Ranga’s Tom Pachayo, Ghosts Can’t do it starring Bo Derek, directed by John Derek. Donald is survived by his wife Shiranee, daughters Gayathri and Gayoshi and son Daruka.

 

 

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Sripal Rodrigo passed away in Sydney, Australia. Husband of Shirani, father of Maryse, father in law of Jude, Grandfather of Cruz, son of late Beryl Rodrigo and JBC Rodrigo. Funeral took place on September 10th at at the Mary Mother of Mercy Chapel, Rookwood Cemetery.

 

Daphne Bakshani (nee Paiva) passed away in Colombo. wife of late Pishu Bakshani,​ mother of Vijayanthi Perera (USA),​ Naresh Bakshani,​ Manoj Bakshani,​ Tanuja Dharmawardane,​ mother in law of Jude Perera (USA),​ Sandra Bakshani,​ Indradatta Dharmawardane,​ grandmother of Marisa and Tanisha (USA),​ Shannon (Canada),​ Shimaine,​ Niresh (Canada),​ Tarina and Tehan. Cremation was on September 4th at the Borella Cemetery.


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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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.

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Sudharma Sharmilla Hatharasinghe March 4, 1932  –  August 20, 2022

Sudharma Sharmilla Hatharasinghe March 4, 1932  –  August 20, 2022

Sudharma Sharmilla Hatharasinghe March 4, 1932  –  August 20, 2022

Sudharma Sharmilla Hatharasinghe – A pioneering matriarch of the Sri Lankan community, who has touched the lives of many here in Southern California, wife of late Captain Harry Hatharasinghe, of Simi Valley, passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on August 20, 2022.  A Private cremation was followed by a Buddhist service on August 26, 2022 at the Sarathchardra Buddhist Center in North Hollywood for family and friends.

Sudharma Sharmilla is survived by her sons Rohan and Daughter-in-law Manomi Hatharasinghe, Dr Roshan (Roger) and daughter-in-law Sriyani Hatharasinghe and Rabi Hatharasinghe

Sister of late Francis, late Wimaladasa, Late Jim and late Linton Abeyratne.

Grandchildren: Krishan and Granddaughter in-law Priya Hatharasinghe, Sriyanthi and Grandson in-law Aaron Gerschler, Teshan Hatharasinghe, Vershan Hatharasinghe, Dr. Ashan Hatharasinghe and Granddaughter in-law Dr. Rebecca Hatharasinghe, Shahan Hatharasinghe, Sunaly Hatharasinghe and Anjallie Hatharasinghe

Great grandchildren: Mckayla Gerschler, Kylen Gerschler, Jai Hatharasinghe, Maya Hatharasinghe and Kiara Gerschler

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One of the Many Beautiful Dancers

that appeared at the Sri Lanka Foundation’s Sri Lanka Day Expo and Parade 2022

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On Sunday, August 13th, 2022 the final count down began while hundreds of people anxiously waiting started to log in to the SLF PLATFORM!!!! The entrance to the Auditorium door opened and the guests were led to the roof top in an elevator which was never witnessed in any virtual event before. The curtains rolled down, the lights went off in the Auditorium and the official ceremony began followed by the Global Cultural Program. The four hour Mesmerizing Cultural Performances from all over the world was viewed and enjoyed by many when some of the other Attendees were visiting and chatting with Vendors in the Exhibition Hall and the networking lounge was busy with people watching the Resourceful Video’s.


Happy 85th Birthday to

Dr. Walter Jayasinghe Founder/Chairman of Sri Lanka Foundation

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Photo taken at a previous Sri Lanka Foundation Awards Ceremony. Here Dr. Walter Jayasinghe presents an Award to Dr. Lareef Idroos of Los Angeles, Ca. The 2022 Awards Ceremony will be at the same venue, the historic Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on November 13th.


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President Receives Credentials of Nepalese Ambassador, Australian High Commissioner

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Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona Joins the Asian Mountain Tourism Alliance

in Calling for Renewed Concerted Effort

to Revive Global Tourism

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The Asian Mountain Tourism Alliance held its sixth summit in Guiyang, Guizhou, China, on 17 -18 August 2022. Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona, in his presentation said that while Sri Lanka lacked snow covered peaks, it possessed perhaps the only high peak in the world sacred to three of the key religions of the world, Sri Pada to Buddhists and Adam’s Peak to Christians and Muslims. Dr. Kohona also invited travellers to savour the soothing beauty, lush greenery, the aroma of fresh tea engulfing the ranges and the gushing revulets and water falls of the tea country of Sri Lanka. The mountainous tea country was attracting increasing numbers of visitors and the bungalows, now converted to boutique hotels, were beginning to fill up.


“Cousins Party 2022” was a pool party

at the Camou residence in Glendora, Ca.

(Lenanders, Sassanis, Beys, Bacons,

Djahanshahis, Johns and Rutnams attended)

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Dilip Niranjan Celebrates 50th Birthday

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The 50th Birthday of the Founder, President & CEO of Meditech Data International-USA , Meditech Data International (Pvt) Ltd-Sri Lanka, Dilip Niranjan Jayasekara, was celebrated at the magnificent Pacific Palms Resort on a grand scale attended by an impressive gathering of his collaborators in the medical establishment and community members. Above Nandasiri and Shanthi Jasentuliyana, Dilip, son Randil, wife Wathsala, Dr. Lakshman and Thusitha Makandura. 

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Wathsala, Dr. Yasantha Rajakarunanayake, Dilip,

Dr. Shobana Gunawardena, Randil Jayasekara,

Nimmi and Thilani 

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With Dr. Sarath and Vajira Gunapala of Pasadena, Ca.

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With Dr. Lakshman and Thusitha Makandura

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With Dr. Janesri and Sunil de Silva of Pasadena, Ca.

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Vote of thanks from the birthday boy

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Wathsala and Dilip share a light moment!

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Dilip and Wathsala’s son Randil shows off his talents

on the violin


Ranjan Ramanayake goes to Watch his film

“The Game”

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Former Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake who is currently serving a prison sentence in Welikada Prison, went to the Gold Class Theatre at Scope Cinema at the Colombo City Center to watch the movie ‘The Game’ in which he acted. Ranjan Ramanayake was taken by the prison officers to the theatre under strict security and a limited number of people attended the showing.


Jayam’s Choice

“Dancing Queen”

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Amaya Hills, Kandy offers

special deals for Bradby Shield

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Amaya Hills, Kandy going beyond their traditional Bradby deals are offering a series of special ‘deal’ for the 76th Bradby Shield encounter between Trinity College and Royal College on September 3. The Resort will be offering transfers from the train station to the resort, shuttle service to Pallekele stadium and back, live music featuring OIC, papare bands, a gala dinner buffet from 7 p.m. to midnight with a massive spread of International and local cuisine, live cooking stations, bites corners, beverage promotions and entrance to Le Garage nightclub after party with Sun FM.


“Ten Guitars”

by Sherwin Jayah

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The Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (Founded in 1973)

(Celebrates 50 Years Serving the Sri Lankan Community in 2023

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Domino’s Sri Lanka opens

37th outlet in Matara

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World’s leading pizza chain, Domino’s Pizza has brought its beloved flavours to the southern coast of Sri Lanka with the ceremonious opening of its 37th outlet in Matara on 1 August. The people of Matara can now enjoy Dominos’ tantalising range of pizza, sides, pasta, desserts and beverages, as well as an unmatched level of customer service and care, with convenient and traditional dining options including Dine-In, Carry-Out and Delivery.


The Golden Harvest

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Shayleena Wijerathna Teen Petite USA 

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Shayleena Wijerathna was Crowned Teen Petite USA making her the 1st Sri lankan American to earn that title. She is 14 years old and in high school. She will be competing at the Universal competition next year. We would love to share it with our Sri lankan community. She worked really hard day in day out for months with several coaches. We want to share with girls her age with hard work and determination, age is just a number. She has a Facebook page, website and an Instagram account.

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fb – Shayleena Wijerathna

instagram- @shayleenaw

Her platform is to normalize autism. She is the founder of a non profit organization called Difference is Beautiful. Shayleena is the daughter of Ronika Wijerathna.


Suvini Jayasekera Opens New Office

“Shakthi Vaidya” in Encino, Ca.

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Sri Lankans at Elvis Week

in Memphis, Tennessee

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Moira James from London, England with Elvis fans from Sri Lanka Jeanne, Gina from Indiana and Anula from Maryland at Elvis Week.


Two Sri Lankan origin Canadians among Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2022

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In Toronto,two Sri Lankan Canadians, Professor Janaka Ruwanpura and Dr. Sivakumar Gulasingam were among the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2022. The annual awards celebrates the achievements of inspiring Canadian immigrants. Professor Ruwanpura is a scholar in construction engineering and an award-winning academic. He is the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Research/International) and Professor of Engineering at the University of Calgary. A few recent awards received by him include the Distinguished Alumni Award (Arizona State University), Life Time Achievement Award from Sri Lanka Foundation (Los Angeles) and City of Calgary’s International Achievement. Dr. Sivakumar Gulasingam is an award-winning physical medicine and rehabilitation physician attached to University Health Network’s Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and an Assistant Professor of the University of Toronto.


Hand Carved solid wood Mahogany couch from Sri Lanka circa 1980 perfect condition.

Sold as a set of Sofa and two chairs

$2950 firm 

(Worth well over $5000)

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Two identical Mahagony solid wood hand carved chairs Sri Lanka origin in excellent condition

(Call Jayam 626-335-7266)

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“Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

August 19th. 2022

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On Kaleidoscope today in the backdrop of Nuga Gama – the village in the city, we chat about stagflation, logistics, the economic crisis’ impact on women & girls, give you some market and economic news plus check out deep dive chess. 


Obituaries – Sad News

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Tony Anghie. On the balcony of the Dutch Burgher Union. Colombo.

Anthony John Bernard (Tony) Anghie (91) Passed away on 22nd August at the Army Hospital in Colombo. Husband of Varini,​ father of Antony,​ brother of late Trevor,​ Maureen and Maurice. Funeral was held on 24th August 2022 at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour.

 

Good News From Jayam September 1, 2022 Pls Scroll Down 35 itemsFrederick White “Freddy” (91) Passed away in Perth, Australia.on August 13th 2022. Husband of Lavender. Father of Fred Jr., Dhyan, Bernardine, Suzette, Cliff and Fiona.

 

 

 

 

 

Sheila Gauder passed away in Melbourne, Victoria.

Wife of Kenneth (dec) mother and mother in law of Gwyllym and Debbie, Jeremy and Claudine. Grandmother of Cameron, Tara, Justin and Nadine. Funeral Service was held at the The Boyd Chapel Springvale Botanical Cemetery on 25th August.

Donations to Australian Alzheimer’s Foundation in lieu of flowers.

 


Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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Liver Hath Maalu (Liver with Seven Vegetables)

Ingredients

1/4 lb. Capsicums (Maalu Miris)

1/4 lb. Large red onions

1/4lb. Ash Plantains (Alu Kehel OR Unripe Green Burros-Available in Mexican Markets)

1lb. Liver

1 tspn. Pepper powder

1 1/2 tspns. corriander powder

1/4 lb. Potatoes

1/4 lb. Eggplant/Brinjals/Aubergine (whichever ONE you call them)

1/4 lb. tomato

3 tspns. Chillie powder (or less to your preference)

1 tspn. mustard seeds crushed

4 tspns.Vinegar

3 tspns. salt

1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds

2″ piece cinnamon

oil for deep frying

3 Tbspns. oil

5 cloves garlic finely chopped

6 ozs. coconut milk

a sprig of curry leaves

2 cardomons 

2 cloves

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 ozs. Bombay onions sliced.

Method

1. Peel red onions and set aside. Peel plantains, cut into 1/2″

  cubes, rub with turmeric and set aside.Wash,dry and cut 

  brinjals into 1/2″ cubes, cut capsicums into four, wash and 

  cut potatoes into 1/2″ cubes, tomatoes into four and liver 

  into 1/2″ cubes after having washed and having removed 

  the skin. Keep all of these aside.

2. Heat oil for deep frying and deep fry potatoes, brinjals and plantains separately until they are light brown.

3. Dip red oinons, chillies, tomatoes in the deep fat and 

  remove immediately.

4. Heat oil, sliced onions, curry leaves, liver, garlic, cloves

  cardomoms and cinnamon and allow to cook for about

  8-10 minutes. Then add coconut milk, curry powders, salt,

  pepper, vinegar, fenugreek and mustard.

  Cook a further few minutes.

5. Add the fried vegetables. Simmer for 10 minutes more.

 

This curry may be served with Yellow Rice OR Ghee Rice.

Should you have any questions please email me:

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Wilpattu National Park

by Thivanka Perera – Aegle Creations

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National Flower of Sri Lanka

The Blue Lotus or Water Lilly

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Mrs. Sri Lanka World 2022

Uschi Perera

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Los Angeles Sri Lankans

Cruise on “Carnival Panorama”

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The Abeyguneratnes, Jayakodys, Kaluwahewas and Ekanayake on board the ship and in Mexico.


Louis Page’s New Album Released

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Louis Page’s latest album of five has just been released in digital stores, through Arabesque Records. Entitled Mirage à la Russe – it’s an immense panorama of ambience and sound in two epic Russian piano masterpieces, Mussorgsky’s suite ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ and an exquisite interpretation of the most famous (5th) of Scriabin’s sonatas in extended movement, known as ‘Poème d’Extase’ (Poem of Ecstasy).


Johnny and Azuma De Souza enjoying the Beach and Sunset in Squamish, Canada

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Christine de Souza Wanigasekara

with children in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Faisal Buharie was recognized by the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives at its Annual Conference in Sonoma and the American Association of Airport Executives for an award for its Aviation Management, AAAE Foundation Scholarship. With Corinne Nystrom, A.A.E. SWAAAE President and Director of Falcon Field Airport, Arizona, and, Graham Ritz, Director and Terminal Manager Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Int’l Airport – SJC. Faisal is a pilot and holds a Degree in Aerospace Engineering from California State University Long Beach.


Sherman de Silva Cruising with Friends

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Rani Buell and Daughter Suhashini of Canada were Serenaded by ‘Elvis’ at the Johns’ Residence in Manhatten Beach, Ca.

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Bishop’s College Past Pupils Association

of California – Tea Party

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Cruising on the Navigator of the Seas were Ajith Jinadasa, the Weerasinghes, the Samarasenas

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Jayam’s Choice

“Grease – You’re The One That I Want”

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

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Sri Lankan Batiks Promotion

in Antalya, Turkey

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The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Turkey organised the second leg of the Sri Lankan Batiks promotional event with the assistance of the Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka to Antalya Ali Kamburoglu. The event was held at Beachpark, Konyaalti in the city of Antalya which is the tourism hub of Turkey. The visitors admired the glamour of Sri Lankan batiks and handloom sarees, wraparounds, shawls and other dresses and showed keen interest in connecting with Sri Lankan suppliers through e-commerce platforms. 


Muslim Choral Ensemble champions humanity

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The World Muslim Choral Ensemble along with the Muslim Choral Ensemble Ambassadors for Peace performed at the Lionel Wendt on 24 July. The concert consisted of 10 international choristers and instrumentalists from India, Iran, Pakistan, USA and Sri Lanka.


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Sri Lanka Muslim Association

of California EID Dinner 2022

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Third Time in the Lion City: Ministry of Crab Conducts Pop-up in Singapore

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Dharshan Munidasa and his team from Ministry of Crab returned to Singapore for a four-night pop-up from 19 to 22 July at Shangri-La Singapore marking their third time at the flagship property of the Shangri-La group. Befitting Ministry of Crab’s unique dining experience at the historic Dutch Hospital in Colombo, the pop-up took place at The Dutch Pavilion at Shangri-La Singapore, a quaint colonial building that was formerly a Dutch School. 


Ideal Motors Unveils Sri Lanka’s

First Home-Grown Electric Car

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Nalin Welgama, the Founder and Chairman of the Ideal Group, together with a team of expert technicians who are passionate about climate change and migration to electric vehicles, developed Ideal Moksha in their very own green workshop facility in Ratmalana. Ideal Motors unveiled the ‘Ideal Moksha,’ Sri Lanka’s first home-grown fully-electric car at the JAIC Hilton.


Past Presidents of the SLAASC met at Founder President’s Home in Glendora, CA. The SLAASC Celebrates 50 Years in 2023

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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

August 5th, 2022

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Here’s our dose of positive, daring, different on Kaleidoscope this week. There are pink diamonds, space drinks, striped & spotty ones, chambers being frank, an artist being reflective, children dreaming dreams and economic vignettes.


Obituaries – Sad News

Good News From Jayam - August 15, 2022 Pls Scroll Down 35 itemsOlivia Newton-John (73), who gained international fame for her iconic role in the 1978 musical “Grease,” passed away August 10, 2022. .

“Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” her husband John Easterling said in a statement.

“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years, sharing her journey with breast cancer.

 

 

 

 


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Asoka Kumara De Zoysa Rajapaksa

Join us on August 13th from 11 am to 3 pm to celebrate the incredible achievements. His life and all that he has done will forever be remembered.

Boyko & Reardon Mortuary

15 Teloma Dr. Ventura, CA. 93003. Hosted by Ananda Markalanda. Please join us after for lunch.

 

 

 

 


Asoka de Lanerolle – Husband of Nalini,​ father of Kanishka,​ Manisha and Dhanusha,​ father-in-law of Bogumila and Deenesha,​ grandfather of Chayanka and Praveen,​ brother of late Upali and Indra,​ brother-in-law of Rupa,​ Tissa,​ Mahasen and Sunethra,​ passed away. Cremation was at the General Cemetery,​ Borella on August 2nd.

 

Sunil Jayantha Gunasekara, fondly known as S.J. (Attorney-at-Law), husband of Mala, father of Manishka (Lovely), Jehan (Biggie) and Charith (Boochie), brother of Keshini and late Suneetha, brother-in-law of Nimal and late Oliver Sr., father-in-law of Rolando and Binuri and uncle of Theodore, Sudath, Sunethra, Sonali and Oliver. Funeral Service was held on 4th August 2022 followed by the burial at Borella Cemetery, General Christian Section.


Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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CHILLI CRABS

INGREDIENTS

2 Cooked crabs, about 1/2 lbs

1/2″ cube shrimp paste

2 cloves garlic

2 fresh red chillies, seeded or 

1 teaspoon chopped chili from a jar

1/2 ” fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced

4 tablespoons sunflower oil

1 1/4 cups tomato ketchup

1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar

1/2 cup warm water

4 scallions, chopped to garnish cucumber

 chunks and hot toast, to serve (optional)

Method

1.Remove the claws of one crab and turn it onto

  its back with the head facing away from you. Use

  use your thumbs to push the body up from the main

  shell. Discard the stomach sac and “dead men’s fingers,”

  i.e. lungs and any green matter. Leave the creamy brown 

  meat in the shell and cut the shell in half with a cleaver or

  very sharp knife. Cut the body section in half and crack the

  claws with a hard blow from a hammer or cleaver. Avoid 

  splintering the claws. Repeat with the other crab.

2.Grind the shrimp paste, garlic, chillies and ginger to a paste with a pestle and mortar.*(I have an extra coffee grinder that is great for these small jobs)

  1. Heat a wok and add the oil. fry the spice paste, stirring 

constantly, without browning.

Stir in the tomato ketchup, sugar and water and mix the sauce well. When just boiling, add all the crab pieces and toss in the sauce until well coated and hot. Serve in a large bowl, sprinkle with the spring onions. Place in the center of the table for every one to help themselves. Accompany this finger-licking dish with cool cucumber chunks and hot toast for mopping up the sauce, if you like.

Please email me for all your questions and requests.

romadezoysa1@gmail.com


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sri lanka foundation’s sri lanka day expo and parade must not be missed – register now – letter from jayam

sri lanka foundation’s sri lanka day expo and parade must not be missed – register now – letter from jayam

Dear Friends

We in Los Angeles are fortunate to have an organization like

the Sri Lanka Foundation in our midst. They go out of their way to do what they can for the community and Sri Lanka.

The Foundation is famous for many things, one of which is their Sri Lanka Day Expo and Parade held on the route of the famous Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. Thousands of

Sri Lankans lined the streets of Pasadena to watch the parade with pride in the past.

Due to Covid, the Foundation has not been able to organize this annual celebration. Instead, they have thought of a great idea of celebrating “virtually.”

The previous virtual event in 2021 was a great success, with thousands clicking in to watch performances of Sri Lankan culture worldwide.

This year, the celebrations begin on August 10th. Lets show

our support to the Sri Lanka Foundation, who worked so hard to organize this event. Over 100 products will be showcased by Sri Lankan sponsors and vendors.

Please register and watch the wonderful performances of our very own Sri Lankans with PRIDE AND GRATITUDE!

Best wishes – Jayam Rutnam

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sri lanka foundation's sri lanka day expo and parade must not be missed - register now - letter from jayam

FREE EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Virtual Expo will be open to the public from August 10th – August 20th

There are many new features added this time for our worldwide audience. Including new online games to win prizes worth $5000!! 

From now onwards you can refer your friends and family by just adding their email addresses on the registration page. Hurry up, register now and win prizes!!!

Are you excited for this year’s Sri Lanka Day Expo & Parade?

To Register Please Click on Link below

https://bit.ly/3PqdFOaJayam


sri lanka foundation's sri lanka day expo and parade must not be missed - register now - letter from jayam


sri lanka foundation's sri lanka day expo and parade must not be missed - register now - letter from jayam


sri lanka foundation's sri lanka day expo and parade must not be missed - register now - letter from jayam


 sri lanka foundation's sri lanka day expo and parade must not be missed - register now - letter from jayam


sri lanka foundation's sri lanka day expo and parade must not be missed - register now - letter from jayam


sri lanka foundation's sri lanka day expo and parade must not be missed - register now - letter from jayam

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