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Good News From Jayam – By Jayam Rutnam

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Celebrating Thai Pongal in Kotahena

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Hindus turned up in their numbers to engage in religious observances at the Sivam Kovil Kotahena to celebrate Thai Pongal. 

Sri Lanka, an ideal place to invest in, President tells world community in Davos, Switzerland

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe left visited Davos, Switzerland to participate in the World Economic Forum. President Wickremesinghe had a special reason to join the World Economic Forum as Sri Lanka needs projects to move forward this year. Well-known businessmen and world superpowers from all over the globe attend this economic forum. This is a great place to explain to them about the investment opportunities in Sri Lanka.

Hayleys Group sponsors 260 cataract surgeries through HelpAge Sri Lanka’s ‘Give the Gift of Sight’ initiative

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Hayleys Chairman and Chief Executive Mohan Pandithage presents a personalised surgery sponsorship card to a patient at the HelpAge Eye Hospital in Wellawatte, Colombo. Pandithage, who visited the hospital and interacted with patients’ post-surgery, said, “As a purpose-led business striving to make lives better, social responsibility is a part of our Group’s core values. Senior citizens have made remarkable contributions to society throughout their lifetimes. “

Stengthening Sri Lanka’s Future: Sri Lanka Foundation’s Meeting with US Embassy in Sri Lanka

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In a recent commitment to further the Sri Lanka

Foundation’s service to Sri Lanka, the Senior Operations Director of the Sri Lanka Foundation, Achala Weerasinghe, met with the Deputy Chief Officer of Mission, Sonnek Angeles, at the US Embassy in Sri Lanka on December 21st, 2023. The agenda revolved around the ongoing initiatives of the Sri Lanka Foundation, particularly highlighting recent endeavors within the country.

David Weinman Celebrated his 80th Birthday on January 13th with a Dinner at the Peking Duck in Perth, Australia

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David, his wife Doreen-ann and daughter Tamara at the Peking Duck. David Weinman is the son of Major Aubrey Weinman well known for designing the Dehiwela Zoo in Sri Lanka. Major Weinman was the first curator of the zoo which he ran for many years. The Weinman family lived on the Zoo grounds. Major Weinman joined government service and was appointed second Superintendent of the Dehiwala Zoological Gardens after it was established in 1939. He became the inaugural Director of the Dehiwala Zoological Gardens and remained there until his retirement in 1962. He was awarded an OBE as part of the 1954 New Year Honours. After retirement, Major Weinman moved to Applecross, Western Australia, with his wife Ena née van Cuylenberg and son David.

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David Weinman as a young boy at Dehiwala Zoo, Sri Lanka cuddling his favourite tiger cubs.

Nalanda OBA USA Invites you to a “Night of Love” on Saturday, February 10th in Canoga Park, Ca.

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Coconino High School Freshman Jai McCabe Wins Congressional App Challenge

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Coconino High School (CHS) freshman Jai McCabe won the 2023 Congressional App Challenge for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District in December. The app McCabe created and designed for the contest will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., and featured on the House of Representatives website. In April, McCabe will be visiting the Capitol to present his work as part of the House of Code science fair for Congressional App Challenge winners. Following in the footsteps of his late grandfather Shelly Gunawardena. Jai is the son of Sriyanthie and Brian McCabe of Flagstaff, Arizona.

USA TOUR 2024vThe BNS Show with Umaria & Randhir April 6th, 2024

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Cargills Appoints Two New Directors Dushni Weerakoon and Ganesan Ampalavanar

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Cargills (Ceylon) PLC has appointed of Dushni Weerakoon and Ganesan Ampalavanar as directors of the company. Weerakoon, a leading Sri Lankan economist, brings a wealth of diverse experiences to the Cargills board, contributing to the company’s strategic direction. Meanwhile, Ganesan, the former CEO of Nestle Lanka, Nestle Indonesia, and Nestle Vietnam, is set to play a crucial role in advancing the company’s FMCG business, drawing on his extensive global management expertise. Together, they will collaborate with the leadership team to guide Cargills towards new milestones and enhance its contribution to the national economy.

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T & S Productions USA – 36th Production Christmas Family Nightv(Photos by Moran Moran)

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Jayam’s Choice Orchestra Italiana Bagutti “Historia de un amor” Cantando Ballando (HD) (Please click on arrow)

Jayam's Choice

Orchestra Italiana Bagutti

"Historia de un amor" Cantando Ballando (HD)

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Chalan Munasinghe – 2017 Boss Kettering Award Precise GPS Autonomous Driving Level 2

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Chalan Munasinghe is a Senior Systems Engineer at General Motors for Navigation and Rear/Front Passenger Seat Infotainment. Chalan and the team was awarded The “Boss” Kettering Award in 2017 for The Invention of Precise GPS designs that enabled handsfree lane centering on limited access highways. The “Boss” Kettering Award is GM’s top technical award for recognizing employees who have developed truly outstanding inventions and innovations. These inventions and innovations: Are superior in originality and creativity Have identifiable and sustainable commercial value! Chalan has several patents to his name for autonomous driving capabilities through GPS and 4G LTE LTE connectivity. (below) Award ceremony picture with GM executives (Including GM President Mark Reuss) with Engineering Team.

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Golden Gate Program 01 | Dr. Nandasiri Jasentuliyana – Part 01 (A beautiful presentation by the Sri Lanka Foundation) Please click on arrow

Golden Gate Program 01 | Dr. Nandasiri Jasentuliyana - Part 01

(A beautiful presentation by the Sri Lanka Foundation)

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The Beautiful Cinnamon Bey Hotel Resort in Beruwela “A Hidden Gem”

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Let’s Celebrate Ceylon’s Independence From the British on Saturday, February 3rd in North Hollywood, Ca.

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Kaleidoscope With Savithri Rodrigo January 11th, 2024 (Please click on arrow)

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Girls on Wheels, the Outhouse woman, safari points, Golden Globe glam, killer worms, doggy hotels, economic vignettes, a monkey king and lots more!

Obituaries – Sad News

Stanley Joseph (81)

of Pasadena, Ca. One of the founders of the Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC Founded in 1973) Passed away on January 25, 2024. He leaves behind his wife Shirani and two daughters. Funeral arrangements are pending.

A tribute to our beloved son and one of a kind human being Vernon – By Marie Wambeek 

Vernon Glen WambeekVernon Glen Wambeek was our eldest son, named after his father Vernon however everyone knew him as Glen. He studied at Wesley College in Colombo where he ended up becoming a prefect. He was into various sports including Rugby, Cricket and Athletics, in addition to being a Judo National Champion. He also took part in school plays; his most memorable role was when he played Julius Caesar in a Shakespearean Drama Competition which he ended up winning.

Glen moved to Australia in 1977 and started his career in the hotel industry, eventually opening up his own restaurant in Crows Nest known as the ‘Rangoon Racquet Club’. It was voted one of the top restaurants in New South Wales. My son was a hard worker; he worked tirelessly to build his company over 29 years. He also wanted to pay it forward, which involved enrolling in a mentor program at a local school. While he gained much satisfaction from his work and achievements, his pride and joy were his 2 sons. Losing Glen 2 years ago is a heartache that my husband Vernon and I have to bear. We will hold on to our memories of our kind, generous and loving son. We will miss him every day for the rest of our lives.

Written Excerpts of tribute by Marie Wambeek

Desmond Brohier – Passed away in Sri Lanka. Husband of late Ramya Brohier,​ father of Shannon Brohier,​ brother of Jerome and Elorine,​ brother-in-law of Mayura,​Chandrika,​ Chandralal,​ Kapila,​ Asitha,​ Irshani,​ Thilakaratne,​ Shiromi,​ Kumudini,​ Nilanthi,​ Tilak Wickremasinghe,​ son of Doris Brohier and late Ernie Brohier,​ son-in-law of late George and late Hemamala Gunawarden,​ Burial was on January 17th, 2024 at the Anglican Section,​ General Cemetery,​ Borella.

Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Oaxacan Green Mole with Chicken

Oaxacan Green Mole with Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and halved
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • Seven 6″ corn tortillas
  • 1 quart low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 medium tomatillos, husked and halved
  • 1 Poblano chilli, stemmed, seeded and quartered lengthwise
  • 1 bunch cilantro, leaves leaves and tender  stems
  • 1 small white onion, root end intact,quartered lengthwise
  • 1 cup lightly packed flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 8 ounces small Yukon Gold potatoes
  • (1- 1/2 inches in diameter), halved
  • 6 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1 inch chunks  (about 2 cups)

METHOD

1.Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. In a large pot over medium high, combine the tortillas and broth,then bring to a boil. Using a slotted spoon (transfer the  tortillas (they would have softened) to a blender, add 1/4 cup water and blend until  smooth, about a minute.

2.Pour the puree  into the boiling broth and stir to combine; rinse out the blender and set aside.Add the chicken to the pot,cover and reduce to low. Cook, stirring occasionally and adjusting the heat as needed to maintain a gentle simmer,until a skewer inserted into the chicken meets a little resistance, 30 to 35 minutes.

3.Meanwhile, heat the broiler  with a rack about 4 inches from the element.Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Arrange the garlic,tomatillos, poblano chili and onion in a single layer on the baking sheet. Broil until the vegetables are lightly charred, about 4 minutes, then flip them and continue to broil until the second sides are slightly charred, 3-5 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes then transfer to the blender.

  1. Add 1/2 cup water to the blender,then puree until smooth,about 30 seconds.Add the cilantro, parsley, mint, fennel, cumin, 2 teaspoons salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Blend until smooth and bright green, about2 minutes. scraping the sides as needed. You should have about two cups of puree, set aside.

5.When the chicken is ready, stir in the potatoes,green beans and zuchchini into the pot. Bring to a simmer over medium and cook, a skewer inserted into a potato  meets no resistance,about 15 minutes. Stir in the puree, then taste and season with salt and pepper as needed

I know that this Recipe is a little long, stay home, (that is safe) and try this. It is delicious! Ideal for the cool weather that is predicted.

Please email me for all your questions and requests.

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Glossy Ibis: Jewel of Jaffna

Glossy Ibis: Jewel of Jaffna

Sri Lanka is known for its beautiful diversity of bird life- at least 468 species of birds 34 endemic species and at least 226 migrant species. Within Sri Lanka, Jaffna and the Northern Province are also home to an array of birds, from storks, egrets and herons to kingfishers, kites and eagles and even ducks and grebes. However, while many birds are well documented and widely appreciated such as the migrating Greater flamingos, there is one bird species that does not receive anywhere near the attention it deserves: the Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus).

How Did You Hear About The YMCA?

How Did You Hear About The YMCA?

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Christmas Decorations in Colombo

Christmas Decorations in Colombo

Official Opening of the ”Colombo-Street-Lighting”

Official Opening of the ”Colombo-Street-Lighting”

Sri Lanka Tourism blitzed the city of Colombo this festive season by lighting up key streets and areas for a second consecutive year, following the success of last year.  The month of December marks the start of the country’s peak tourist season, and the city light up project by Sri Lanka Tourism aims to add to the festivities and the overall holiday experience of visitors, as they enjoy a variety of events, sites, and the hospitality of Sri Lankans. 

Colombo Lights Up For Christmas ! Capturing Festive Magic – Christmas and New Year Celebrations 2023-24 – Colombo, Sri Lanka (Please click on arrow)

Colombo Lights Up For Christmas !

Capturing Festive Magic - Christmas and New Year Celebrations 2023-24 - Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Congratulations! Vijay Amritraj International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2024

Congratulations! Vijay Amritraj

International Tennis Hall of Fame

Class of 2024

Since becoming a globally recognized name as an athlete in the 1970s and 1980s, Vijay Amritraj has used his profile to spread the sport of tennis throughout India and the Asian continent.

Vijay Amritraj’s trailblazing success on the ATP Tour popularized the sport and inspired a generation of new players. Vijay Amritraj was one of India’s greatest players in the Open Era, anchoring India’s Davis Cup squad to its only two Finals appearances in 1974 and 1987; in 1974, he played a key role in India’s boycott of the Final against South Africa to demonstrate against Apartheid. Post-retirement, Vijay Amritraj has become the face of tennis broadcasting in Asia and the Middle East, sharing the sport with millions during the Grand Slams. As an administrator, he has helped to expand professional tennis’ presence in India, including the ATP Chennai Open, WTA’s Chennai Open and two ATP Challenger events. Vijay Amritraj has consistently worked to advance humanitarian causes and the greater good. In 2001, he became the first Indian to serve as United Nations Messenger of Peace. Since 2006, the Vijay Amritraj Foundation has provided education, and basic needs for women and children in India’s neediest communities. Vijay is married to Sri Lankan, Shymala Wenceslaus.

Tennis at the 18th Annual Vijay Amritraj Charity Gala in Las Vegas, Nevada

Tennis at the 18th Annual Vijay Amritraj Charity Gala in Las Vegas, Nevada

The 18th Annual Vijay Amritraj foundation, Golf and Tennis invitational was held at Anthem Country Club, Henderson, Nevada in early December. Vijay Amritraj is in the center also included other tennis pros Anand Amritraj, Danielle Rose Collins, Alison Riske, Gene Malin and Prakash Amritraj

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Sri Lankan ladies at the tennis clinic, Janice Hsu Thanam, Gloria Moonesinghe, Jeanne Page Mather and Laila Carim

Yohani Bags Top Award at TV Derana Music Video Awards

Yohani Bags Top Award at TV Derana Music Video Awards

South Asian pop music sensation – Yohani, bagged top honors in the categories of “Most Popular Music Video” and “Most Viewed Music Video of 2021” at the TV Derana Music Video Awards held recently. The win comes on the back of the launch of Yohani’s debut album – “Kella,” which was released on all major streaming platforms earlier in the month. Yohani and her team returned to Sri Lanka to attend the award show following her performance in Los Angeles, USA and appearance at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi representing luxury Swiss watchmaker – Tag Heuer

Jayam’s Choice “Auld Lang Syne” Rod Stewart


Jayam's Choice

"Auld Lang Syne"

Rod Stewart

“Agnes Aunty” by Lalith Anthony Perera and Piyal Perera with “Nightingales” (Please click on arrow)

"Agnes Aunty" by Lalith Anthony Perera and Piyal Perera with "Nightingales"

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Kushil Gunasekera – Runner-up Prize Winner of The One Humanitarian Award 2023 by Rotary International in Hong Kong

Kushil Gunasekera - Runner-up Prize Winner of The One Humanitarian Award 2023 by Rotary International in Hong Kong

The “80 Club” in Melbourne, held their biggest Event of the Year on December 9th, at The Grand, on Princes, Mulgrave, Vic. Australia

The "80 Club" in Melbourne, held their biggest Event of the Year on December 9th, at The Grand, on Princes, Mulgrave, Vic. Australia

The “Next Generation Band” played at the function, followed by a sumptuous smorgasbord. The highlight was Sarah Foord opening the carols with a rendition of “Mary’s Boy Child” joined by the St Francis of Assissi Church choir. The event was compered by Rodney de Kretser. The 80 Club in Melbourne was formed in 1982. They now have 580 members. Above photo shows the “Next Generation” Band

The "80 Club" in Melbourne, held their biggest Event of the Year on December 9th, at The Grand, on Princes, Mulgrave, Vic. Australia

President of the “80 Club” in Melbourne, Angelo Herft with wife Melinda

The 80 Club in Melbourne

Sarah Foord, accompanying herself on guitar opening the carols with her rendition of Mary’s Boy Child, singing with Church choir from St Francis of Assisi

The 80 Club in Melbourne

Noeline Willenberg, Melinda and Angelo Herft and Ursula Aruma

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“QUE SERA, SERA” – Doris Day Piano Cover by Thaminie Perera (Please click on arrow )

“QUE SERA, SERA” - Doris Day Piano Cover by Thaminie Perera

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Goolbai Gunasekara’s Newest Book “Life can be a frolic” is now available at

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J Med 6th Annual “J” Awards

J Med 6th Annual "J" Awards

John Amirthiah, President and CEO of J Med with awardee

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J Med 6th Annual J Awards 2

J Med 6th Annual J Awards 2

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Happy 40th Birthday Dinuka de Silva of Los Angeles, Ca.

Happy 40th Birthday Dinuka de Silva of Los Angeles, Ca.

Sri Lanka High Commissioner in United Kingdom Hosts Christmas Reception in London

Sri Lanka High Commissioner

in United Kingdom Hosts

Christmas Reception in London

Sri Lanka’s recently posted High Commissioner to London Rohitha Bogollagama and Mrs Bogollagama hosted a Christmas reception for London-based diplomats, British Government officials and dignitaries at his residence last week. Among those present were Rt Hon Lord Naseby (above) a long time supporter of Sri Lanka, Sir Peter Heap, President Friends of Sri Lanka, Gayan Chandra Acharya, High Commissioner of Nepal and Mrs Sunitha Acharya, Nimisha Madhavi, High Commissioner of Uganda .

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Balance Ecercises For Seniors

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DIMO Shines Bright at TAGS 2023 with Four Prestigious Awards in Corporate Reporting

DIMO Shines Bright at TAGS 2023 with Four Prestigious Awards in Corporate Reporting

In a resounding testament to its commitment towards transparency, DIMO secured four accolades at the TAGS Awards 2023 organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently.

DIMO clinched the Gold Award in Integrated Reporting. Silver Award in Digitally Transformative Reporting. Gahanath Pandithage, Group Managing Director/CEO of DIMO, commenting on this accomplishment said “We are happy and honoured to celebrate this Quadruple Victory at TAGS Awards. This achievement further reaffirms our commitment towards transparency”.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo December 21st, 2023 (Please click on arrow)

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

December 21st, 2023

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It’s our Christmas Special! Looks like Santa’s coming earlier than expected for some lucky winners on the show today! Plus – what is The Holy City like – we find out in song and a chat, watch a light fight, stroll through Strasbourg, get some economic snippets and check out the new VAT.

Obituaries – Sad News

Mohamed IqbalMohamed Iqbal (88) passed away in New Zealand on December 14, 2023. Husband of the late

Jean Irene, father of Zan and Zak, father-in-law of Clara. Grandfather

of Zara and Aiden. Mohamed was formerly Sri Lanka’s First Honorary Consul & Tea Commissioner to New Zealand, Australia and Fiji for 42 years.

Lakshman Rajaratnam passed away on November 13th, 2023 in Darwin, Australia. Lakshman was born in Jaffna and lived most of his life in Darwin, working as a Water Resources Engineer. He is survived by his Wife Mallika and Son Brinthan

CR & FC Games in Sri Lanka

CR & FC Games in Sri Lanka

Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Recipes From Roma's Kitchen

Jaggery Souffle

Ingredients

2 cups thick coconut milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

4 eggs

1/2 – 3/4 lb. grated jaggery

4 teaspoons gelatine soaked in

1/2 cup cold water

Method

Dissolve the soaked gelatine over boiling 

water. Mix yolks, coconut milk and jaggery and

strain. Cook over a low flame till custard thickens

and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from fire 

and allow to cool. Add dissolved gelatine and flavoring.

Lastly fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites. Rinse ring mold

in cold water and shake off the water but do not wipe. Pour

the custard into the mold and place in cold water (This will

make the souffle come out in layers of different shades of

brown when unmolded). Put the mold in the refrigerator

for 6- 8 hrs. to set. To unmold ease the sides of the souffle

with a knife, turn over and gently tap the mold or place your hands on the mold for a few minutes and for the warmth of your hands the souffle will unmold.

Decorate with roasted cadjunuts and cream.

Note: The souffle should be unmoulded just before serving and not too long ahead of time.

SERVES 4-6.

I hope this old Sri Lankan Recipe will be enjoyed and take pride of place on your NEW YEAR breakfast table with your family.Have a great New Year, email me should you have any questions or requests.

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Season’s Greetings from SriLankan Airlines – USA

Season's Greetings from SriLankan Airlines - USA

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Christmas Wonderland and Carols in North Hollywood, Ca.

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The SLAASC’s Christmas Wonderland and Carols on December 9th, was a big hit with hundreds of Sri Lankans who came to North Hollywood, Ca. Guest of Honor was Lal Perera and his wife Praxid. Los Angeles Consul General Dr. Lalith Chandradasa was there. SLAASC President Niroshan Kahawatte and his Committee went out of their way to decorate the venue with thousands of lights and Christmas trees. They even had fake snow which fell on the guests. The highlight of the show was Sri Lankan kids, who sang Christmas carols. They had practiced for this event and they did a great job! Well done SLAASC. The event was televised in Sri Lanka. The MC’s were Keith Ranga and Medini Ratnayaka.

DO GHAZAL Tea About the brand: Do Ghazal Tea from Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Ltd., Colombo, the world’s largest exporter of Sri Lanka tea is now available nationwide in all Persian/Arab/Middle Eastern grocery stores.

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The teas are marketed in 104 countries worldwide. Do Ghazal Tea is the company’s flagship brand, marketed worldwide in a wide range of variants, including many special and premium lines. In the past five years, sales have experienced unprecedented growth, at an average rate of over 30 percent per annum. Under the Do Ghazal brand umbrella, the company offers a comprehensive produce range: traditional black, green, silver and Darjeeling tea in loose packs and teabags, together with flavored and herbal teas and a variety of different packaging options. The company keeps pace with the market development by constantly innovating and updating its product range and packaging to stay abreast of global trends. The teas are priced at the best value to consumers while upholding the highest quality standards. The teas are packed at the company’s state-of-the-art production facilities in Colombo.

Colombo Lotus Tower takes dining and banqueting to new heights The Blue Orbit Restaurant and Cosmic Banquet Room opens

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe opened South Asia’s first revolving restaurant and banquet hall on December 8th.

The project is a joint venture between Colombo Lotus Tower management which will have an 80 percent stake and Citrus Leisure PLC. The ‘Blue Orbit’, South Asia’s tallest restaurant and Sri Lanka’s first-ever revolving restaurant will create a new icon for the country. With seating capacity for 225 guests at any given time, the Blue Orbit promises an extraordinary dining experience with culinary creations designed to tantalise true connoisseurs. This restaurant will feature an extensive international buffet for lunch and dinner, operating from 11.00 am to 11.00 pm.

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Bohra Business Expo attracts over 1,000 guests

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One of the largest convention (MICE) events, the Bohra Business Expo will be held from December 8 to 10 at BMICH Hall B and the event has attracted over 1,000 guests.

The event is happening in partnership with the Home & You Lifestyle Exhibition organized by Aitken Spence Exhibitions and Conventions. Over 50 vendors, spanning from startups and home-based ventures to well-established businesses, united in the entrepreneurial spirit.

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Nandasiri Jasentuliyana’s 85th Birthday in Diamond Bar, Ca.

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Dr Nishani and Dr Richard Gunasekera, Shanthi and Nandi, Dr Lalani and Edward Thangaratnam

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Dr. Lasika and Dr. Chandrika Seneviratne and Dr. Nishani and Dr. Richard Gunasekera

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Dilip Jayasekera presenting a plaque as a memento from his Amigo Group with Niroshan Kahawatte MC. 

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Dr. Lakshman and Thusitha Makandura, Dr. Sarath and Vajira Gunapala, Tissa and Sheila Atapattu and Dr. and Mrs. Lariff Idroos are seated.

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“As we celebrate 75 years of bilateral relations, this heart-warming video showcases the accomplishments of decades of partnership between the US and Sri Lanka. It highlights shared achievements that have impacted the lives of countless Sri Lankans through USAID’s partnerships in education, health, agriculture and economic development. As we step into the next chapter of our journey, the US-Sri Lanka friendship will continue to thrive, nurturing strong people-to-people ties, partnerships and progress for years to come.” –  US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung

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Pahan Silu Dinner Dance at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Hollywood, Ca. by Visakha Vidyalaya Alumnae Association of Southern California (Photos by Moran Moran)

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Goolbai Gunasekara’s Latest Book now available on Amazon.com

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From JayamWitty, funny and eminently readable, these sketches were first published as a weekly column in the Daily News of Sri Lanka some years ago. The tales range from the author’s school and university days to stories of her ebullient granddaughter, Kitkat. Her own life as the daughter of two highly erudite parents – one from America and the other from India – is amusingly and light heartedly written, but always with deep affection. Goolbai Gunasekara has the rare ability to laugh at herself and to poke fun at the goings-on of a variety of situations, be they at her school, ballet class, under the Dentist’s drill or at a Do-You-Know- Contest. This book is the first of three others printed in Sri Lanka over the last twenty years. Now available on Amazon.com

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Mount Lavinia Hotel Christmas Tree Lighting 2023

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Christmas Wonderland and Carols in North Hollywood. Ca. Saturday December 9th. 3 pm to 8 pm

Christmas Wonderland and Carols in North Hollywood. Ca. Saturday December 9th. 3 pm to 8 pm

Christmas Wonderland and Carols in North Hollywood. Ca. Saturday December 9th. 3 pm to 8 pm

Dear Californians

Mark your calendars for a delightful celebration of Christmas with the SLAASC on Saturday, December 9th, in North Hollywood, Ca. From 2 to 6 pm, immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

Experience the Magic:

Underneath the enchanting glow of Christmas lights, join us for heartwarming carol singing that will fill your spirit with joy. Watch as children delight in our Christmas playland, where they can let their imaginations run wild and have a jolly good time.

Santa’s Special Visit:

From 4 to 5 pm, Santa himself will grace us with his presence! He’ll arrive bearing a sack full of gifts for the little ones and will be more than happy to pose for memorable photographs. It’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss!

Tasty Treats Await:

Indulge in delicious food and refreshing drinks available for purchase throughout the event. Savor the flavors of the season as you immerse yourself in the festive ambiance.

Join Us:

Make this Christmas truly special by joining us with your kids at SLAASC’s festive extravaganza at:

11455 Burbank Blvd, 

North Hollywood, CA 91601

 

Niroshan Kahawatte

President

SLAASC

818-264-5933

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Miss Sri Lanka For Miss Universe 2023 Umanda Bamunuachchi

 

Miss Sri Lanka For Miss Universe 2023 Umanda Bamunuachchi

Umanda Bamunuachchi was Sri Lanka’s entry to the Miss Universe Pageant held in El Salvador. The title was won by Miss Nicaragua with Miss Thailand being the first runner up and Miss Australia being the second runner up. Umanda is 21 years old born in Sri Lanka and lives in Paris, France.

Chandler Moonesinghe Wins SLAM 2023, Golf in Palm Springs, Ca.

Chandler Moonesinghe Wins SLAM 2023, Golf in Palm Springs, Ca.

Dayan Jayasekara 2023 senior champion with Chandler Moonesinghe SLAM champion 2023.

Chandler Moonesinghe Wins SLAM 2023, Golf in Palm Springs, Ca.

Lalith Perera, low gross winner with SLAM champion Chandler. Chandler Moonesinghe won the SLAM Golf for 2023, with the lowest net score, at the annual two day tournament held November this year in Palm Springs, California. Lalith Perera of Sri Lanka Rugby fame, won the low Gross title. 48 Golfers of Sri Lankan origin and residents in California participated at this annual challenge. Chandler captained his high school golf team and is the youngest son of Naresh and Gloria Moonesinghe.

 Godwin Van Rooyen’s 88th birthday at Castlemaine, Victoria

Godwin Van Rooyen's 88th birthday at Castlemaine, Victoria

Godwin Van Rooyen's 88th birthday at Castlemaine, Victoria

Grandson Oscar Ram, sister Faye de Kauwe, daughter Radhika, sisters Noeline Willenberg, Ursula Aruma, Godwin van Rooyen, and youngest grand son Huxley.

Godwin van Rooyen celebrated his 88th birthday at ARCARE in Castlemaine on November 9th. He was an old Peterite and hails from Dehiwala. Godwin worked at Baur & Company and migrated to UK/Australia in 1966. He lived and worked in Melbourne, till 2000 and then retired to Queensland and eventually became a resident of ARCARE in Castlemaine, to live close to his only daughter Radhika who lives in Castlemaine, Victoria.

Don’t Miss SLAASC’s Christmas Wonderland and Carols 11455 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood, Ca. 91601 Bring Your Kids!

Christmas Wonderland and Carols

Sri Lankans in California Air National Guard

Sri Lankans in California Air National Guard

Suranga Ganewatte , Naj Nagendran and Nipuna Vidanapathirana. Suranga is an administration officer at 146 Medical Group, Channel Islands, CA , previously commanded by Col.(retd) Naj Nagendran. Nipuna is in Intelligence at 163rd attack wing at March Air Force base, Riverside, Ca – home of the MQ1 Predator drone.

Bishops College Past Pupils Association of California Halloween Party

Bishops College Past Pupils Association of California Halloween Party

Bishops College Past Pupils Association of California Halloween Party

Bishop’s College Past Pupils Association held their first Public Fundraising soiree on October 28th, at the Elks Lodge in Playa Del Ray. The attendees came from far and wide; San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange Counties as well as from Sri Lanka. The PPA was Founded by Roma De Zoysa. The founding committee included Indrani Rutnam, Romany Sagadevan, Achala Weerasinghe, Gayoshi Rodrigo, and other Southern Californian Bishopians! Sonali Tucker is the current President of the organization. The event was enjoyed by one and all, who left wanting more! Please look forward to their future events.

Beira Lake area to be converted to a major entertainment destination- Tourism Minister

Beira Lake area to be converted to a major entertainment destination- Tourism Minister

“The Beira Lake area would be converted to a major entertainment destination,” said Minister of Tourism and Lands, Harin Fernando. He said that this task was handed over to him personally by President Ranil Wickremesinghe who was keen to develop this area as a major entertainment destination similar to Clarke Quay River in Singapore which offers amusement, dining and entertainment.“We are also keen to have a few floating restaurants, entertainment options, street food corners and other amusement options. We will facilitate international entertainment and hotel companies to start operations here.”

Dr. Janesri de Silva of Pasadena, Ca. Celebrated Birthday

Dr. Janesri de Silva of Pasadena, Ca. Celebrated Birthday

Birthday Girl Dr.Janesri with husband Sunil de Silva

Birthday Girl Dr.Janesri

With children Jonathan and Darby

With children Jonathan and Darby

Janesri with parents Rane and Padma Ranasinghe

Jayam’s Choice “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Andy Williams

Jayam's Choice "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Andy Williams

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Ananda College Old Boys Association of the West Coast Maroons’ Night 2023 at “Castaways” in Burbank, Ca. Photos by Moran Moran

Ananda College Old Boys Association of the West Coast Maroons' Night 2023 at "Castaways" in Burbank, Ca. Photos by Moran Moran

Ananda College Old Boys Association of the West Coast Maroons' Night 2023 at "Castaways" in Burbank, Ca. Photos by Moran Moran

 

Ananda College Old Boys Association of the West Coast Maroons' Night 2023 at "Castaways" in Burbank, Ca. Photos by Moran Moran

Ananda College Old Boys Association of the West Coast Maroons' Night 2023 at "Castaways" in Burbank, Ca. Photos by Moran Moran

Ananda College Old Boys Association of the West Coast Maroons' Night 2023 at "Castaways" in Burbank, Ca. Photos by Moran Moran

Ananda College Old Boys Association of the West Coast Maroons' Night 2023 at "Castaways" in Burbank, Ca. Photos by Moran Moran

Ananda College Old Boys Association of the West Coast Maroons' Night 2023 at "Castaways" in Burbank, Ca. Photos by Moran Moran

Ananda College Old Boys Association of the West Coast Maroons' Night 2023 at "Castaways" in Burbank, Ca. Photos by Moran Moran

 

Ananda College Old Boys Association of the West Coast Maroons' Night 2023 at "Castaways" in Burbank, Ca. Photos by Moran Moran

Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages picks Sri Lanka for its maiden call to Asia

Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages picks Sri Lanka for its maiden call to Asia

In a monumental stride for Sri Lanka’s tourism sector, Aitken Spence Travels announces the arrival of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages’ newest ship, the Resilient Lady, making her maiden call to Asia and to the Colombo Harbour on November 13, 2023. This historic event marks a significant contribution to the global recognition and confidence of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. The Resilient Lady, a marvel of modern maritime engineering began her maiden voyage in May 2023, and boasts a passenger capacity of 2,770 passengers across 1,404 cabins & suites.

Chethi and Rocky’s Wedding in California

 

Chethi and Rocky's Wedding in California

Chethi and Rocky's Wedding in California

Chethi and Rocky's Wedding in California

Foundation of Goodness Dr. Nage of Los Angeles donates GPS for diving

Foundation of Goodness Dr. Nage of Los Angeles donates GPS for diving

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo November 16th, 2023 (Please click on arrow)

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo November 16th, 2023 (Please click on arrow)

The 2024 budget is out, and we’re breaking it down! Plus, motosurfing, the simple joys of childhood with preschool art, a Titanic menu, monkey chimera, Dubai Design Week & a quick look at some economic snippets as we commemorate Remembrance Day, and much more

Obituaries – Sad News

premarajPremaraj Appapillai (80)passed away In Sydney, Australia on November 8th, 2023.

He was the son of Professor Velupillai Appapillai, of the University of Ceylon, Colombo and Isabelle Thangam Appapillai née Joseph. Husband of the late Agnes. Father of Rapti. Brother of Mano, Daya and

Kumudhini.

Monica Doreen Corea

Monica Doreen Corea (94) (Former Teacher of Uva College,​ Badulla). Wife of Vernon (Radio Ceylon /​ SLBC and BBC Broadcaster),​ mother of Ivan,​ Vernon Jr. and Ouida,​ mother-in-law of Fidelma and Praveen,​ passed away,on the 13th of November in New Malden,​ Surrey,​ UK. She was the sister-in-law of former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States and Daily News/Observer Editor Ernest Corea and Indra Corea. She was the daughter-in-law of Reverend Canon Ivan Corea and Ouida Corea.

Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Hot and sour soup

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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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. romadezoysa1@gmail.com

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Aruni Boteju’s Ceylon International Film Festival Was a Tremendous Success – Nandasiri Jasentuliyana

Aruni Boteju's Ceylon International Film Festival Was a Tremendous Success - Nandasiri Jasentuliyana

Nandi and Shanthi Jasentuliya, Aruni Boteju and SLAASC President Niroshan Kahawatte.

“An unexpected journey and such a beautiful and wonderful experience. It was an great honor to receive both California State Legislature Certificate of recognition from State Assembly Greg Hart and Senator Monique Limone recognition and proclamation from Mayor Randy Rowse, City of Santa Barbara. Our humble gratitude for giving us this honor the strength and courage to be part of this wonderful community. We are proud to announce all winners and performers of the festival received the certifications from California State Legislature as well.”

Aruni Boteju-Chairman, Ceylon International Film Festival

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The final night of the second annual Ceylon International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, California on October 28th, 2023. The historic Lobero Theater was the venue for a star studded awards ceremony celebrating cinematic

masterpieces from around the world and masters of their craft. A celebration in international dance and music

The final night of the second annual Ceylon International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, California on October 28th, 2023. The historic Lobero Theater was the venue for a star studded awards ceremony celebrating cinematic Aruni Boteju's Ceylon International Film Festival Was a Tremendous Success - 3

T & S Productions USA presents L. A. Live with Yohani Sunday, November 19th 2023 Book your tickets now!

T & S Productions USA presents L. A. Live with Yohani Sunday, November 19th 2023 Book your tickets now!

Sri Lankan Born Suzette Herft is a Big Hit in Australia

Sri Lankan Born Suzette Herft is a Big Hit in Australia

Suzette Herft is an exotic contemporary troubadour, born in Sri Lanka, but a true Melbournian at heart. Suzette has a wealth of songs and mixes these genres with her luscious voice, heartfelt and soulful lyrics, a joyful sunny countenance with a “natural charm and grace that engages her audience”. Don’t miss this musical medicine woman whose music will heal your heart! She sings at The Quiet Man, Irish Pub, 271 Racecourse Road, Kensington,Vic., every 3rd Wednesday of the month. She won the 2019 Folk Victoria Award for Services to Folk Music

Suzette Herft’s Aunties Ursula Aruma, Noeline Willenberg and Faye de Kauwe, and cousins Debbie Cooke, Rozanne Willenberg, Tamara Stewart and Adrian Willenberg attended The Quiet Man, Irish Pub, to hear Suzette perform on October 24th

Suzette Herft’s Aunties Ursula Aruma, Noeline Willenberg and Faye de Kauwe, and cousins Debbie Cooke, Rozanne Willenberg, Tamara Stewart and Adrian Willenberg attended The Quiet Man, Irish Pub, to hear Suzette perform on October 24th

Padmini Johns of La Jolla, Ca. Birthday Party

Halloween Cruise to Mexico with family

Padmini Johns of La Jolla, Ca. Birthday Party

Birthday girl Padmini Johns with husband (Elvis) John Johns

Padmini Johns of La Jolla, Ca. Birthday Party

Padmini Johns of La Jolla, Ca. Birthday Party

Padmini Johns of La Jolla, Ca. Birthday Party

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Ananda Niyerapola’s 87th Birthday in Montrose, Ca.

Ananda Niyerapola's 87th Birthday in Montrose, Ca.

Ananda Niyerapola of Montrose, Ca. celebrated his

87th birthday with family and close friends. Here with wife Ranjini and daughters Ranesha, Nirosha and Harshini

Ananda Niyerapola's 87th Birthday in Montrose, Ca.

Manomi Hatharasinghe, Priya, Krishan and Rohan Hatharasinghe and kids

Ananda Niyerapola's 87th Birthday in Montrose, Ca.

Jenny Edirisinghe, Flora Perera, Ishani Marcelline, Nel Jayawardena and Thushara de Silva

Ananda Niyerapola's 87th Birthday in Montrose, Ca.

Hollywood Movie Production Editor Tom Noble, St Thomas College cricket champion Dr. Larif Idroos and Jayam

Ananda Niyerapola's 87th Birthday in Montrose, Ca.

Palitha Kasthuriarachchi of United Airlines, Suranga and Aruni Ganewatte President of (SLYO) Sri Lanka Youth Organization

Ananda Niyerapola's 87th Birthday in Montrose, Ca.

Delan and Rani Wickremasinghe

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Shane and Nel Jayawardena, Flora Perera and Jenny

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Thushara de Silva, Ishani and Sanka Marcelline

Ananda Niyerapola's 87th Birthday in Montrose, Ca.

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Kanthi de Silva’s Birthday

Kanthi de Silva's Birthday

The Birthday Girl Kanthi

Kanthi de Silva's Birthday

Jilska Fernando, Ruth Moonesinghe, Drs Gamini and Sirima Hethimuni

Kanthi de Silva's Birthday

Swarna Perera, Therese Selvaratnam

Kanthi de Silva's Birthday

Chitra Ekanayake, Mangala Jayakody, Aloma and Denzil Ratnasoma, Nedra Abeyguneratna

Kanthi de Silva's Birthday

Palitha Pelpola and friends

Kanthi de Silva's Birthday

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Christmas Wonderland and Carols Saturday, 9th December in Covina, Ca. 3 to 8 p.m. Bring Your Kids!

Christmas Wonderland and Carols Saturday, 9th December in Covina, Ca. 3 to 8 p.m. Bring Your Kids!

Kaleidoscope With Savithri Rodrigo November 9th, 2023 (Please click on arrow)

We go to the Barefoot Loft to embrace Ena de Silva’s amazing work. Also the first in a series for the Galle Literary Festival with poet Isurinie Mallawaarachchi and find out about promises not kept in Budget 2023!

Obituaries – Sad News

palith Kotelawala

Lalith Kotelawala (84) Former Chairman of Ceylinco Consolidated and Founding Chairman of Seylan Bank, Deshamanya Deshabandu Lalith Kotelawala passed away at a private hospital in Colombo on October 21, 2023. Husband of Sicille. He was the son of Justin and Millicent Kotelawala.

Funeral was at Kanatte.

 

Roy Nihal Cooray

Roy Nihal Cooray passed away in Torrance, Ca. on October 23, 2023. Husband of Valerie, father of Dilky (Anand Cornelio) and Reshan (Amali Jayasinghe) and grandfather of Devan, Kai, Jai, and Diyani. Services

were held at Nativity Catholic Church in Torrance, Ca. on November 4, 2023.

Felix Anthony Perumal

Felix Anthony Perumal (88) (Chairman Vigilant Security and Investigation Services). Husband of late Chitra, father of Surani, Roshni and Mario, father-in-law of Michael De Silva and Nedra, grandfather of Jannik and Tehanee, Keshia and Rashmika. Tehra and Anaya, son of late Aloy and late Therese, brother of Vilma Navaratnam, Inez Panambalana, Evan and Walter (all decd.), Jean Dharmarathne and Bryan. Burial was on October 6th at General Cemetery, Kanatte.

(In our previous issue, we mistakenly inserted the picture of a gentleman who IS NOT Felix Perumal. We apologize to the individual for this embarassing mistake)

 

Winifred Pearl Gomes – Daughter of the late Lucas and Mary Josephine Gomes,​ sister of the late Anton,​late Bernard,​ late Felix,​ late Rev. Fr. John,​ late Stanley,​ late Aloysius,​ late Annesley,​ and Leslie and Patrick Gomes,​ passed away on November 8th 2023. Remains will lie at Barney Raymonds Funeral Parlour in Borella on Sunday,​ November 12th from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 2 p.m. on the same day,​ for burial at the General Cemetery,​ Borella (Roman Catholic section).

Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Recipes From Roma's Kitchen

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.

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The 2024 BMW i4 Elegant yet affordable at US$50,000

The 2024 BMW i4 Elegant yet affordable at US$50,000

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Roy Nihal Cooray Passed Away in Torrance, Ca. on October 23rd, 2023

Roy Nihal Cooray Passed Away in Torrance, Ca. on October 23rd, 2023

Roy Nihal Cooray

Passed Away in Torrance, Ca.

on October 23rd, 2023

Roy Nihal Cooray

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Roy Nihal Cooray on October 23, 2023. Beloved husband of Valerie, father of Dilky (Anand Cornelio) and Reshan (Amali Jayasinghe) and grandfather of Devan, Kai, Jai, and Diyani. 

Although we mourn his loss, we know that he is rejoicing with the Lord and we invite you to join in a mass celebrating his life.

All services will be held at:

Nativity Catholic Church

1447 Engracia Avenue,

Torrance 90503

Viewing and Rosary:

Friday November 3, 2023 from 6-8 pm

Memorial Mass/Celebration of Life:

Saturday November 4, 2023 at 10 am

Reception to follow at Nativity Church Annex.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in honor of Roy can do so to anyof the

following organizations:

Clarendon Foundation (www.clarendonfoundation.org)

Sharing Hands (www.sharinghandsfoundation.org)

St. Jude’s Research Hospital (www. stjude.org )

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INTRODUCTION As of 2010, there were 45,159 Sri Lankans living in the US. Substantial immigration began in the 1990s when many fled the violence of the Sri Lankan Civil War. The majority of Sri Lankan-Americans live in the vicinity of either New York City (where there’s a Little Sri Lanka on Staten Island), central New Jersey, or Los Angeles.

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USMC Staff Sergeant Rajah Rutnam First Sri Lankan American Veteran Happy Veterans Day

USMC Staff Sergeant Rajah Rutnam First Sri Lankan American Veteran Happy Veterans Day

China Renews Support for Sri Lanka

China Renews Support for Sri Lanka

In a significant diplomatic encounter, President Xi Jinping extended China’s unwavering commitment to aiding Sri Lanka in achieving economic stability and progress, devoid of any political agenda. This gesture was made during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing with President Ranil Wickremesinghe who was on a four-day official visit to China attending the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. It was also the first Presidential-level meeting since Wickremesinghe assumed office 14 months ago. China is the largest lender for Sri Lanka apart from being the biggest investor and the second biggest source for imports.

Cargills Signs Agreement on Joint Project

Cargills Signs Agreement on Joint Project

Ranjit Page, CEO of Cargills at the extreme Right, President Ranil Wickremasinghe, Foreign Minister Jaishankar right of Ranil. An agreement concerning a joint project involving @NDDB_Coop@Amul_Coop and the Cargills Group of

Sri Lanka was signed with the aim of elevating the local dairy industry.ia

 

Hambantota Port Surpasses Half a Million Transshipment Units, Outpacing Previous Roll-on Roll-off (RORO) Records

Hambantota Port Surpasses Half a Million Transshipment Units, Outpacing Previous Roll-on Roll-off (RORO) Records

The Hambantota International Port (HIP) has achieved a milestone by handling over half a million transshipment units by September, exceeding the port’s previous year’s roll-on/roll-off (RORO) figures. “As the global economy recovers gradually, we continue to aggressively market our location and services. As a result, RORO transshipment is steadily increasing at HIP and we have been able to better our volumes year-on-year,” HIPG COO Tissa Wickremasinghe said. Last year, HIP hit the 500,000-transshipment unit mark in November, closing 2022 with a total volume of 558,200 local and transshipment cargo handled, whereas this year the port was able to achieve the milestone within the third quarter of 2023, setting a new milestone. The port’s RORO business has seen significant growth in the past 5 years and it is now an attractive destination for transshipment of vehicles.

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Royal College Old Boys Association of North America – Road Trip by bus to San Diego, Ca.

Royal College Old Boys Association of North America - Road Trip by bus to San Diego, Ca.

Old boys of Royal College in Southern California completed a grand one day picnic to San Diego with a dinner cruise. It was a very successful and unforgettable event. Kushan Kurukulasooriya, Ajward Shariz, Shobana Gunesekera and many other members constituted a band and entertained the crowd in the bus with live music. The dinner cruise was wonderful and everyone is looking forward to the next RCOBANA road trip. Some of the others were Sanjiv Gunasekara, Dr. Sarath Gunatilleke, Dr. Nalin Nanayakkara,

Ajit Perera, Munir Akbar, Rohan Sourjah and Daya Appapillai.

Royal College Old Boys Association of North America - Road Trip by bus to San Diego, Ca.2

Royal College Old Boys Association of North America - Road Trip by bus to San Diego, Ca.

Royal College Old Boys Association of North America - Road Trip by bus to San Diego, Ca.

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Royal College Old Boys Association of North America - Road Trip by bus to San Diego, Ca.2

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World Famous Singer Yohani in Los Angeles for the first time presented by T & S Productions USA November 19th, 2023

World Famous Singer Yohani in Los Angeles for the first time presented by T & S Productions USA November 19th, 2023

T & S Night – First Time in USA November 4th, 2023 at Pearson Park Amphitheater, Anaheim, Ca.

T & S Night - First Time in USA November 4th, 2023 at Pearson Park Amphitheater, Anaheim, Ca.

Happy Birthday Prabha Bamunuarachchi of Torrance, Ca. (Here with family)

Happy Birthday Prabha Bamunuarachchi of Torrance, Ca. (Here with family)

Lankan born Author Lukman Receives Top Literature Award in London

Lankan born Author Lukman Receives Top Literature Award in London

Lukman Harees, a UK based writer, author and a media political commentator of Sri Lankan heritage received the “Outstanding Contribution to Literature” during the BRISLA Awards 2023 held on Friday 20 October, at the Caledonian Club in London. Lord Naseby PC (in pic), Venerable Seelawimala Thero, Former MP Nirj Deva DL, India and Indian Ocean Directorate from the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office Director Ben Mellor, and Yvonne Ridley were amongst the high dignitaries attending this ceremony.

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Remembering President J.R. Jayawardena Here with Dr. James T. Rutnam who celebrated his 80th Birthday at the Oberoi Hotel in Colombo (Circa 1985)

Remembering President J.R. Jayawardena Here with Dr. James T. Rutnam who celebrated his 80th Birthday at the Oberoi Hotel in Colombo (Circa 1985)

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(OJAC) Old Joes Association Picnic at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, Ca. President Dino de Silva

(OJAC) Old Joes Association Picnic at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, Ca. President Dino de Silva

OJAC President Dino Silva, Sanka Marcelline, Samantha Kurera and Luke Ratnayake. Ruwan Attele and Prasanna Perera (not in picture).

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Clement Karunaratne and Sheana Wijeratne.

Clement Karunaratne and Sheana Wijeratne.

Shamilal Wijeratna, Chris Ganlath, Lalith Karunaratne, Rohith Seneviratna

Shamilal Wijeratna, Chris Ganlath, Lalith Karunaratne, Rohith Seneviratna

“!Priyalal Kurera, Lalith Perera and Roshan Seresinhe

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"!Priyalal Kurera, Lalith Perera and Roshan Seresinhe

"!Priyalal Kurera, Lalith Perera and Roshan Seresinhe

Jayam’s Choice Engelbert Humperdinck Meets Tom Jones

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SLAASC presents a “Christmas Wonderland” in Covina, Ca. Keep the date free! Saturday, December 9th, 2023

SLAASC presents a "Christmas Wonderland" in Covina, Ca. Keep the date free! Saturday, December 9th, 2023

Born in Sri Lanka, Raised in Germany and now Lives in Austria, Leslie Suganandarajah – Music Director of the Prestigious Salzburg Landestheater First-ever Conductor from Sri Lanka (Please click on arrow)

Born in Sri Lanka, Raised in Germany and now Lives in Austria,

Leslie Suganandarajah – Music Director of the Prestigious Salzburg Landestheater First-ever Conductor from Sri Lanka

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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo October 19th, 2023 (Please click on arrow)

We’re on a mission to celebrate the rural woman, Sri Lanka’s heritage textiles and transform the beloved tuk-tuk into something evergreen! Plus – discover mysterious rock art, the labyrinth on Mars, Sharon Stone’s art, conkering, the world’s coolest places and economic vignettes!

Obituaries – Sad News

Jackson AnthonyJackson Anthony (65)The popular Sri Lankan film actor and singer passed away at the National Hospital in Colombo on October 9th, 2023. He was in a traffic accident in 2022

and was later in ICU. The final rites of Anthony were performed on October 12 at the St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Ragama.

Felix Anthony Perumal

Felix Anthony Perumal (88) (Chairman Vigilant Security and Investigation Services). Husband of late Chitra, father of Surani, Roshni and Mario, father-in-law of Michael De Silva and Nedra, grandfather of Jannik and Tehanee, Keshia and Rashmika. Tehra and Anaya, son of late Aloy and late Therese, brother of Vilma Navaratnam, Inez Panambalana, Evan and Walter (all decd.), Jean Dharmarathne and Bryan. Burial was on October 6th at General Cemetery, Kanatte.

 

Lynette Fernando

Lynette Fernando (95)

Passed Away on October 7th, 2023

in Cerritos, Ca. Beloved daughter of the late Edwin and Dulcie Fernando, sister of the late Tony (late Rosemarie), late Florette, Zinnia (late Elmo), late Amitha (late Annesley), late Yvonne, late Roy (Sushila), and late Annette. Burial was on October 21st, 2023 at Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, Ca.

 


Surangani Menique Perera Mother of Anil (USA) and Tillak (Skyways Travel Solutions),​ mother-in-law of Ramona (USA) and Elorine,​ grandmother of Harshini (Aus),​ Arjun (USA) and Dimitri. Funeral Services were held on October 11th 2023 followed by Cremation at Borella Crematorium.

Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Recipes From Roma's Kitchen

Green Pea Salad

Ingredients

1 Bag Frozen Green Peas, defrosted

1 Apple chopped

Grated Cheese 1/2 cup of Cheddar

1/2 onion chopped

Chopped pickle

Salt and Pepper

Mayonnaise to taste

MIX WELL!

(RECIPE FROM BLOCK PARTY NEIGHBOR)

 

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Shangri-La Colombo, Shangri-La Hambantota Succeed at World Travel Awards 2023

Shangri-La Colombo, Shangri-La Hambantota Succeed at World Travel Awards 2023

Shangri-La Colombo, Shangri-La Hambantota Succeed at World Travel Awards 2023

Shangri-La Colombo and Shangri-La Hambantota have achieved top recognition at the World Travel Awards 2023, reinforcing their position as leaders in the hospitality industry. Shangri-La Colombo was honored with the titles of Sri Lanka’s Leading Hotel 2023, Sri Lanka’s Leading Business Hotel 2023, and Sri Lanka’s Leading Hotel Suite 2023 while Shangri-La Hambantota was awarded the title of Sri Lanka’s Leading Beach Resort 2023, the hotel company said in a media release.

Bangladesh Film Festival illuminates Colombo

Bangladesh Film Festival illuminates Colombo

The third Bangladesh Film Festival unfolded on Friday (6) at Tharangani Theatre, Sri Lankan National Film Corporation, with the screening of internationally acclaimed movie ‘Rehana Maryam Noor’ directed by Abdullah Mohammad Saad. The Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka is organising the film festival which will continue. A sizeable crowd, including renowned personalities of local cinema and cine connoisseurs, braced the rain in Colombo to experience Bangladeshi movies. Actress Swarna Mallawarachchi graced the occasion as chief guest. Director Anoma Rajakaruna as the curator of the festival introduced the movie to the audience before screening.

Havelock City a city within a city (Please click on link below)

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Havelock City a city within a city (Please click on link below) www.havelockcity.lk

Old Joes Association of UK (Blue and White Ball) Annual Dinner Dance at Heathrow London

(Photos by Mishtre Photography UK)

Old Joes Association of UK (Blue and White Ball) Annual Dinner Dance at Heathrow London (Photos by Mishtre Photography UK)

Niran and Indrajith Perera of Hayes, London

Old Joes Association of UK (Blue and White Ball) Annual Dinner Dance at Heathrow London (Photos by Mishtre Photography UK)

Tony and Moira James of Hounslow, London with friends

Old Joes Association of UK 3

Old Joes Association of UK 3

Old Joes Association of UK 3

Cuthbert Charles with wife Lovina

Old Joes Association of UK 3

Old Joes Association of UK

Old Joes Association of UK

Old Joes Association of UK

Old Joes Association of UK

Bollywood Film Producers Choose Sri Lanka to Shoot Eight Films – Daily News

Bollywood Film Producers Choose Sri Lanka to Shoot Eight Films - Daily News

Bollywood Film Producers Choose Sri Lanka to Shoot Eight Films - Daily News

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Sri Lankan Aussie Heads Virgin Voyages

Sri Lankan Aussie Heads Virgin Voyages

Nirmal Saverimuttu has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Voyages in September 2023. Having joined the Company in January 2015, previously, Nirmal served as President and Chief Experience Officer, responsible for all passenger, crew and commercial operations at Virgin Voyages. In this role Nirmal shaped the company’s award winning experience on its fleet of 3 cruise vessels. Nirmal is Sri Lankan-Australian, was born in Zambia and has lived in London, Sydney and New York City. He now resides in Florida with his wife Leandra and 2 children. Nirmal has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honors) from the University of Sydney. Nirmal is the son of Selva and Dilini Saverimuttu, Sri Lankan born Australians, now domiciled in Sydney.

Boszman Concept for Event Planning in Sri Lanka

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Boszman Concept for Event Planning in Sri Lanka Click on link below for website

Jayam’s Choice “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

Let us commit to building a compassionate Sri Lanka on this World Animal Day – Otara

Let us commit to building a compassionate Sri Lanka on this World Animal Day - Otara

Every living being, both great and small, deserves to live a life free from pain and suffering. On this World Animal Day, let’s come together, and make a stronger collective commitment to work towards fostering harmony between humans and animals, ensuring that the beauty of Sri Lanka’s wildlife thrives alongside our nation’s growth and that all other animals can live free from suffering. Together, we can turn this vision into reality, and build a future where compassion for all living beings is a guiding principle and our way of life. This is the true Sri Lanka.  

Otara Gunewardene

World Animal Day- Ambassador 

800: Murali’s inspiring story unfolds on silver screen

800: Murali’s inspiring story unfolds on silver screen

The film ‘800,’ based on the life of Muthiah Muralitharan, widely regarded as one of the greatest spinners in the world, has commenced screening in India. The title refers to Murali’s 800 Test wickets, a record that has still not been equalled. The film ‘800’ was filmed in various locations, including Sri Lanka, India, and Australia. It was simultaneously released in 15 countries, such as India, Sri Lanka, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. Originally made in Tamil, ‘800’ has been dubbed in Sinhala and Telugu, and it includes English subtitles for wider accessibility. The screenplay for the film ‘800’ was jointly written by Tamil film director M. S. Sripathi and Booker Award winner Shehan Karunathilake, whose first book Chinaman (on a fictional cricketer) was a big hit in cricket playing countries.

The Kapil and Sharma Show with Jacqueline Fernandez

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www.utravel.com

A Sri Lankan Baker’s Baguette Conquers France

A Sri Lankan Baker’s Baguette Conquers France

This year France marked the 30th anniversary of the “Grand Prize of the Traditional French Baguette,” organized by the Paris City Hall. Tharshan Selvarajah, 37, an intense bearded man with a fierce work ethic, won, with his creation edging out 126 other baguettes. His prize? The honor, for the next year, of delivering those baguettes to President Macron and his staff. He also received some $4,250. The baker’s popularity is now such that long lines form outside his boulangerie, Au Levain des Pyrénées, on the fringes of eastern Paris. Selvarajah explained what made his bread special. Seated in a nearby cafe, he held up his hands.

“God gave us all different hands,” he said. A smile broke across his face. “My mother’s chicken curry and my wife’s chicken curry may use the same chicken but they do not taste the same,” he said. “God gave me the hands to make the best baguette in France! I am never angry with the flour as I knead the dough.”

Alston Koch to Debut New Climate Friendly Song “Let me take you to an Island”

Alston Koch to Debut New Climate Friendly Song "Let me take you to an Island"

President of SUNx Climate Friendly Travel Club Geoffrey Lipman with the Chairman of the organisation Juergen Stienmetz has made a joint statement “As part of the SUNx Climate friendly Travel Club we are bringing in to perform at the Gala Dinner Asia’s “King Of Pop” and Platinum award winning recording artist Alston Koch with a brand new Climate Friendly Travel song “Let Me Take You To An Island” to be released on the night dedicated to the Climate Resilience of Small Island States”

Son of Sri Lankans Kishore and Jean Lekhraj – Dinesh Lekhraj of Gibson Guitars in Nashville, Tennessee with Joe Bonamassa

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St Joseph’s College Colombo Tennis Team (Circa 1958)

St Joseph's College Colombo Tennis Team (Circa 1958)

St Joseph’s College Tennis Team (Circa 1958) Asoka Abeywardena, Dougy Gunawardena, Nimal Ranaweera, Hiranjan Perera, Raja de Silva, Pali Wijesena, Ranjit Pereira, Ajantha Jayasinghe, Ranjit Silva. Seated Billy Roland, Ranjan Almeida, Father Gerry Abeysekara, Father Peter Pillai, Stanislaus Fernando, Lakshman Malawana, Indrajith Perera.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo October 5th, 2023

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Happy Children’s Week! Today, we find out the origins of balloons – something all children love, visit the No Hungry Kids project, the status of children in the modern day with UNICEF’s country representative, find out about the oldest aquarium fish and construction project, explore the controversial Online Safety Bill, add some economic news and pack in much more!

Obituaries – Sad News

Obituaries - Sad News

Bernadette Nittianandan (80)

of Pasadena, Ca. passed away on September 23rd, 2023.

Wife of Late Nitti

Daughter of Late Denzil and Edith Weerasinghe

Sister of Late Anton Weerasinghe, Monica Weerasinghe and Leonie Kotalawala. Mother of Arjunan, Rohan, Cholan (Ty) and Dale. Mother-in-law of Dinali and Angie. Grandmother of Ashley, Maya and Nikki, Cholan Jr. Teiya, Karnan and Romeo.

Great Grandmother of Brody, Levy and Isabella.

Funeral was at Live Oak Memorial Park Chapel on October 7th, 2023.

Enid Harriet Sirimanne (91) passed away in San Diego, Ca. on September 13th 2023. Mother of Ben, Sriyantha and Antoinette.Funeral was in San Diego on September 30th, 2023

Kevin Magnus Herft (76) passed away in Sydney, Australia on October 7th, 2023. Son of the late Fred and Annette D’Abrera. Arrangements for his Funeral will be advised in due course.

A Unique Publication Presented to the President During his Recent Visit to Address the U.N.

A Unique Publication Presented to the President During his Recent Visit to Address the U.N.

A copy of ‘The Kingdom of Ruhuna: Home of the Yala National Park”, a newly published coffee table book, was presented to the President Ranil Wickramasinghe in New York during a glamourous reception hosted by the Sri Lanka Mission to the United Nations. A copy was also presented to the Foreign Minister Aly Sabry. The book was recently launched at the ‘The Beauty of Sri Lanka’ photographic Exhibition held by the America Sri Lanka Photographic Art Society Los Angeles (ASPAS), in association with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Los Angeles at the UCLA Art Gallery. It was authored by the founder President of ASPAS, Suriya Jayalath Perera, an accomplished photographer and wildlife enthusiast who transports the reader through the lens of his camera to Ruhuna’s hidden gems, where they can witness majestic wildlife in their natural habitats – from elusive leopards prowling through lush jungles to colorful birds soaring across vibrant skies. His painstaking research work over two years of residence in the Yala area, originally carried out for his Master’s thesis written in Sinhala at the Kelaniya University, was recently published with a historical narration of the people and places of the region in an attractively published coffee table book containing unmatched photography including some historical ruins deep in the jungle hitherto unknown even to historians. It was compiled and edited by Dr. Nandi Jasentuliyana, who supervised its translation and publication.  In his introduction to it, he points out the critical role played by the Kingdom of Ruhuna in the history of the Island from its inception in the 5th Century on many occasions.The Kingdoms of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa were in turmoil almost from the very beginning of their history in the fifth century B.C. due to periodic Indian invasions of  Cholas, Pandyas, and Pallavas forcing some of its people with its rulers to flee to the South and eventually to be reclaimed by Prince Dutugamunu from the ruling family of the Kingdom of Ruhuna who led an army from Ruhuna.

Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Recipes From Roma's Kitchen

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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New Year Cruise on “Discovery Princess” Los Angeles to Mexico Fully Booked!

New Year Cruise on "Discovery Princess" Los Angeles to Mexico Fully Booked!

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