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

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Autumn Has Arrived – In California

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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”

Baja Sub Lanka Ocean Shipping


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

Shani Ekanayake and Rory Anderson


Jayam’s Choice “Sway” Dean Martin

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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)

Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)

Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)

Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)

Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)

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.

(Photos by Moran Moran)

 

 

 

Kurrypinch

Kurrypinch

Kurrypinch

Kurrypinch


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

romadezoysa1@gmail.com

 


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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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“The Queen is dead, God save the King!”  The Full Speech of King Charles III (Please click on arrow)

 


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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At the Canton Bistro on Highway 111 in La Quinta, Ca. The best Chinese Food in Townus ambassador town hall - queen elizabeth dies - british pm liz truss - migara guneratne esq - ranjan ramanayake movie - kusumi 40th

 


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.


Kasuni’s 40th Birthday Photos by Moran Moran

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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.

 

Sudharma Sharmilla Hatharasinghe | eLankaSudharma Sharmilla Hatharasinghe (90)

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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Fazli Sameer’s Book About Nuwara Eliya

“A Little Piece of England”

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Available on Amazon

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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

(Photos by Moran Moran)

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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”

by Abba

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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.

www.shayleenaw.com

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:

 romadezoysa1@gmail.com


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.

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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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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

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Please click on link below for website and past issues

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Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona Encourages Chinese Tourists to Visit Sri Lanka

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Addressing the Asian Marine Tourism Conference 2022 in Ningbo, China, Ambassador Palitha Kohona made a ringing call for Chinese tourists to visit Sri Lanka and enjoy it’s unmatched range of attractions. It is expected that China will ease its Covid related travel restrictions in the coming months. Dr. Kohona also discussed the potential for Chinese cruise ships to visit Sri Lanka with the vice president of the Chinese Cruise and Yacht Federation. Three million Chinese undertake cruise holidays annually.


Urgent Medicinal Supplies From US to the People of Sri Lanka

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Consequent to the request of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington, D.C., and under the guidance of Ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe, Heart to Heart International, a renowned global humanitarian organisation in the United States made a generous in-kind donation of urgent medicinal supplies worth $ 908,547 (Rs. 326,077,518.30) to the people of Sri Lanka. 


Four Year Old Athena has joined the Bellevue Bumblebees Here with Coach (daddy)

Jean-Louis and Assistant Coach (sister) Emma during practice.

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Anel De Silva and Sachin De Silva

win 111th W Shakspeare Golf Tourney

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The much awaited 111th W Shakspeare Golf Tournament teed off last Sunday at the Royal Colombo Golf Club, with Heritage Teas’ father and son duo Anel De Silva and Sachin De Silva emerging winners on a better score on the Back nine. Both winners and runners up had a total score of 38 points played on a Stableford format and the winners edged out Harsha Abeywickrama and Amal Cabraal of the Sunshine Holdings team to the runner up position based on the best score on the last nine holes.


Indika and Anusha Boteju’s daughter Aveah Celebrated her 1st Birthday in North Hollywood, Ca.

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Ganlath Insurance Services

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John Amirthiah’s Daughter Arianna Celebrates 18th Birthday

at the Foundation Room in Anaheim, Ca.

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Birthday girl Arianna with daddy John Amirthiah, Kingsley and Renuka Rajah.

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Guests Raksitha Dissanayake, Roshan Seresinhe and Sanka Marcelline.

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Birthday girl Arianna with Aloma and Denzil Ratnasoma.

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Samantha Chandrasoma, John Amirthiah and friend.


Pradeep Amirthanayagam

appointed again to People’s Leasing Board

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Pradeep Amirthanayagam has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board of the People’s Leasing and Finance PLC with effect from 15 July.

He previously served as the Chairman of People’s Leasing and Finance. Amirthanayagam is a reputed advertising and media personality in Sri Lanka who counts over 35 years of experience in the advertising industry. He is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of the leading advertising agency Holmes Pollard & Stott, which he was instrumental in setting up over 30 years ago.


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Prudential Financial Education Series

Live Webinar via Zoom

Wednesday, July 27th at 6 p.m.

Reserve your spot

To register click on link below

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Niran and Achala’s Daughter Vishni Celebrated her 21st Birthday

in Long Beach, Ca.

 

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Lewis Tucker

husband of Sonali (Jinadasa) Tucker Celebrated his 70th Birthday in Culver City

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Past pupils of Bishops College who attended the party were Keerthi Marasinghe, Migari Marasinghe, Sarosh Atapattu, Jivaka Atapattu, Dilhara Kalansuriya, Sonali Tucker, Kshanika Wijeweera, Riquaza Zavahir, Pradeep Perera, Achala Weerasinghe, Niran Weerasinghe, Kavi Wijeweera, birthday boy Lewis Tucker. 

 

 

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DIMO unveils Pela Batta, first and only paddy transplanting machine in Sri Lanka

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Expressing his views, Rajeev Pandithage – Director of DIMO who also oversees the Agri Machinery business of the Group, said: “Fuelling the dreams and aspirations of the farming community of the country, DIMO constantly promotes agriculture mechanization. The newly introduced Pela Batta will help realise that objective, and coupled with over 8 decades of DIMO trust and engineering excellence, unwavering DIMO warranty, and the invaluable after-sale service through an island wide branch network, we firmly believe that this machine will be in high demand among the Sri Lankan farming community.”


New Mercedes EQXX Made With Mushrooms and Cactus! by Supecar Blondie

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Miss Sri Lanka 2021 Sade Greenwood

is CJS First Youth Ambassador

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Miss Sri Lanka for Miss World 2021 Sade Greenwood embodies what CJS envisions for its future – young and energetic with a daring sense of style. The collection is symbolic not just of Sade’s personality, but the beauty of the country she comes from, Sri Lanka. “The sapphire exemplifies Sri Lanka, being one of the oldest sources of rare blue sapphires in the world,” explains CEO of CJS Akram Cassim. 


Jayam’s Choice

“Quando Quando”

Englebert Humperdinck

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Elephant Myths

by Thivanka Perera – Aegle Creations


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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

July 22nd, 2022

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In the backdrop of the moon landing, this week on our Kaleidoscope dose of positive, daring different, we chat with Peter D’Almeida on protests, Anushka Wijesinha on IMF warnings and Markus Loning on new supply chain laws, have a burst of batik, traffic-stopping dances, economic and market news!  


Obituaries – Sad News

Roshanee Fernando passed away in Victoria, Australia. Wife of Sharky,​ mother of Dr Shyara and Dr Shashini (both in Australia),​ mother-in-law of Prasad Fernando and Manuja Liyanage,​ grandmother of Ashane,​ Shevan,​ Teshan,​ Shanaaya and Shalayna,​ daughter of late Richard and Claudeliya Fernando of Mt. Lavinia,​ sister of late Priyantha and Prema,​ Srinath and Kusum,​ Lalith and Swarna,​ Ranil and Rukmal and Ruwanal and Jasmine. Funeral Service was on 16th July 2022 at St. Mary’s Cathedral,​ Sale Victoria at the Sale Lawn Cemetery Sale Victoria.


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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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Warm chickpea salad with chili and lime dressing

2 tablespoons peanut oil

1 yellow(brown onion), finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 1/3 cups (14 oz/440g) drained, canned chickpeas

juice of two limes

1/4 cup (2 fl oz/160ml) chili oil

1/2 cup (3/4 oz/20g) fresh cilantro (fresh coriander

  leaves

salt and freshly ground black pepper

crusty bread, warmed, for serving

METHOD.

Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok over

medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until

soft,3-5 minutes. Add chickpeas and stir until

heated through,about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to

low,add lime juice and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Add chilli oil and cilantro and season with salt and 

pepper. Serve warm with bread.

Serves 4.

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The Historic Galle Face Hotel built in 1864

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The “Hollywood” sign was lit up to Celebrate the First Day of Summer

 

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High-Level US Delegation Visits Sri Lanka

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The United States has agreed to provide technical assistance for fiscal management in Sri Lanka. This was conveyed by the visiting US State Department Deputy Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Kelly Keiderling, during a discussion with Prime Minister .The US Diplomatic Group also stated its support for the ongoing talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the International Monetary Fund.Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Asia in the United States Robert Kaproth and US Ambassador in Sri Lanka Julie Chung (above) also participated in the discussion.


Mahinda Samarasinghe Meets Joe Biden

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Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States of America Mahinda Samarasinghe met US President Joe Biden at the White House Oval Office. During the meeting recently, Ambassador Samarasinghe briefed President Joe Biden on the current situation in Sri Lanka.


Jetwing Hotels Awarded by TripAdvisor in 2022 Travellers’ Choice

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Jetwing Hotels announced that it has been recognized by TripAdvisor as a 2022 Travellers’ Choice award winner for seventeen of its hotels and villas across its portfolio, garnering the highest number of honours in Sri Lanka. Jetwing Colombo Seven, Jetwing Lake, Jetwing Lighthouse, Jetwing Jaffna, Jetwing Kandy Gallery, Jetwing Sea, Jetwing Lagoon, Jetwing St. Andrew’s, Jetwing Surf, Jetwing Vil Uyana, Jetwing Kaduruketha, Jetwing Yala, Jetwing Kurulubedda, Calamansi Cove Villas by Jetwing, Saman Villas, and Hotel J Unawatuna have all been recognized for their excellent service by TripAdvisor travellers.


Professor Asgi Fazleabas Recognized for Lifetime Achievement by Sri Lanka Foundation

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Professor Asgerally Fazleabas is a student of St Thomas College, Gurutalawa and Mt Lavinia, Sri Lanka. He received his initial diploma in Agriculture at the Aquinas University College in Colombo, Sri Lanka and earned his Bachelor of Science at the California State University in Fresno, California, then after received his Master of Science, Dairy Science and Reproductive Physiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Professor Fazleabas will be

awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sri Lanka Foundation Awards Ceremony at the Biltmore Hotel on November 13th 2022.


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 Human Rights Council President Appoints Radhika Coomaraswamy of Sri Lanka to Serve on Ethiopia Rights Body

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GENEVA – The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Federico Villegas (Argentina), announced the appointment of Radhika Coomaraswamy of Sri Lanka to serve as a member of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia. Ms. Coomaraswamy will join Kaari Betty Murungi of Kenya (chair) and Steven Ratner of the United States of America, who were appointed to serve on the human rights investigative body. Ms. Coomaraswamy brings to this position years of experience as a human rights lawyer, expert and advocate having served in various positions in her country and in the international arena. She has held several prior roles, including as a member of the Human Rights Council-created Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar from 2017 to 2019 and as Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict from 2006 to 2012.


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“Sri Lankan Fans Take a Bow” By S. Skandakumar

The recent support and solidarity of our cricket fans throughout the T20 and One Day series, that inspired our youthful national team to great heights may well go down in history as unprecedented. The fact that it came at the most challenging time ever in their own personal lives spoke volumes for their love for the game and our talented youth.

Their sincere acknowledgement of the role of Australia in the advancement of our cricket since attaining Test status in 1982, reflected a nation’s gratitude. As we struggle out of the worst-ever economic crisis experienced since Independence, let us together usher in a new era, and embrace the values that have made Australia the nation it is, through equality, mutual respect, and the rigid application of the Rule of Law where no one is above it.

May God bless our beautiful country and all her people.

The writer was the Assistant Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket in 1982-1988, Secretary in 1989-1992, Vice Chairman

/Secretary First Interim Committee in 1999-2000, and

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Australia in 2015-2019.


Chirashri Kariyakarawana

Graduates From UC Davis

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Chirashri Kariyakarawana received her MBA (Masters of Business Administration) from UC Davis Graduate School of Management on June 11th, 2022. Here with parents Sujeewa and Sangeetha Kariyakarawana.

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Chirashri with Uncle and Aunt. Sangeetha’s brother

Jeevaka Weerasinghe (Sri lanka cricketer) and Sister in law

Sharmel Weerasinghe. 


Wedding Bells for Aritha Wickramasinghe and Dave Hunter in London, England

 

 

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On the 18th of June 2022, Aritha Wickramasinghe, son of Shirley and Renuka Wickramasinghe, married his long-time partner Dave Hunter, son of Edmund and Mary Hunter, at London’s prestigious St. George’s Church in Mayfair. Aritha is an award-winning International Finance Lawyer and a Human Rights Activist. Dave is a Civil Engineer and specialist in yacht and ocean-based tourism.


President and Committee of the Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC) Meeting

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Miss Sri Lanka New York 2022

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Shayleena Wijerathna Petite Teen California 2022

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Fourteen year old Shayleena Wijerathna of Corona, Ca. has been crowned “Petite Teen California 2022.” She will be representing California at the nationals in Wisconsin in August 2022. Her platform is Autism Awareness- What makes you different is what makes you beautiful. She is a freshman and scholar at Santiago High School in Corona, CA. she is an aspiring teen commercial model/actress. She is being represented by Dreamscope Entertainment and Manikin Talent Agency. Shayleena is the daughter of Ronika Wijerathna and grand daughter of the late Romanie Abeysinghe.


Making their debut performance with ‘Aranga Pravesam’

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Namrutha Prabagaran, Hamshitha Prabagaran and Harshini Aravind will make their debut performance ‘Aranga Pravesam’ under the direction of their guru, Kalasuri Smt. Vasugi Jegatheeswaran on July 30 at the New Kathiresan Hall, Bambalapitiya. The chief guest of this event will be Dr. Jeyanthy Yogharajah, founder/ Artistic Director of Salangai Narthanalaya Academy of Fine Arts and Sasvatam UK. The guests of honour will be Sarah Philipps, Principal, Colombo International School and Rev. Sr. Ranjanie Silva, Principal, Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya.The performance is choreographed and directed by Smt. Vasugi Jegatheeswaran accompanied by vocalist – Arunanthy Aruran, Mirudhangam – Mahendran Logendran, violin – Shanmuganathan Thibaharan, thaala tharangam – Ratnam Ratnadurai and flute – Priyantha Dissanayake.


James Webb telescope reveals the universe as we’ve never seen it before

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The James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful observatory to be placed in orbit, has revealed the “deepest and sharpest infrared image of the early universe” ever taken, going back 13 billion years, NASA said. At first glance, the first image from NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope may not seem all that remarkable. But in reality, what appears to be tiny specks in space are actually galaxies — billions of years old. “If you held a grain of sand on the tip of your finger at arms length, that is the part of the universe you are seeing — just one little speck of the universe,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said of the image.


Jayam’s Choice Elvis Presley – All Star Tribute

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Iroshini Wijenayaka of Ideal Group represents Sri Lanka at the World Women Leadership Congress

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Ideal Group Ltd. Group Marketing and Communications General Manager Iroshini Wijenayaka, was recently nominated as a Patron of the World Women Leadership Congress (WWLC), taking Sri Lanka to the international limelight, yet again. Based in Mumbai, WWLC, honors the strategic and influential role of women leaders and annually organises the ‘Women Leadership Awards’ to celebrate the outstanding leadership and achievements demonstrated by women leaders in the region.  


Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS – Official Trailer

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Flight to Ceylon in 1950 with TWA

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Animals and Humans Sharing a Deep Connection

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“Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo July 8th. 2022

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Sri Lanka needs your prayers. We at Kaleidoscope want you to be a part of our journey of positivity so each week, it’s about bringing a smile on your face. This week, it’s lots of chocolate, large water lilies, alligator weddings, market & economic news, chats about HIV & empowering women through SMEs and song.


Obituaries – Sad News

Miriam (Mimi) Jayamaha – Daughter of late Stanley and Laura Fonseka,​ wife of late Dr Cecil Jayamaha,​ sister of late Tony Fonseka,​ mother of Rohan,​ Sargari and Senal,​ mother-in-law of Nilmini,​ Harindra and Janice,​ grandmother of Nirosh,​ Ashane,​ Sheveen,​ Roshane,​ Roshani,​ Chanel and Shawn,​ passed away on 5th July 2022. A privave funeral was held according to her wishes on 6th July 2022.

 

Rita Kunaratnam (90) passed away in Melbourne, Australia. Wife of the late Dr Theagan Kunaratnam, mother of Renuka, Manjula and Ishan, mother-in-law of Mano and Cindi, grandmother of Crishan, Tasha, Kalin, Kayle, Eathan and Jack.


Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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Pineapple Curry with Shrimp and Mussels

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk

2 tablespoons red curry paste

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1 tablespoon sugar

8 ounces jumbo shrimp, shelled

  and deveined

1 pound mussels, cleaned and

  beards removed

6 ounces fresh pineapple, finely crushed

  or chopped

5 kaffir lime leaves, torn

2 red chillies, chopped and cilantro

  leaves to garnish

Method 

1.In a large saucepan, bring half the

coconut milk to a boil and heat,

stirring, until it separates.

2.Add the red curry paste and cook

  until fragrant. Add the fish sauce

  and sugar and continue to cook 

  for a few moments.

3.Stir in the rest of the coconut milk

  and bring back to a boil. Add the 

  Jumbo shrimp,mussels, pineapple

  and kaffir leaves.

4.Reheat until boiling and then simmer 

  for 3-5 minutes, until the shrimp are

  cooked and the mussells have opened .

  Remove any mussells that have not 

  opened and discard. Serve garnished 

  with red chillies and cilantro leaves.

Please email me with any questions you may have to

romadezoysa1@gmail.com


Pelicans at Beira Lake, Colombo

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Lankan Tri Forces Receive

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

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

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


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

in Santa Barbara, Ca.

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


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

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

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


South Indian Chetty Food in Yangon “Mouth Watering”

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Congratulations Bilal and Dimanthi

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Mohamed Uvais Mohamed Assumes Duties as CPC Chairman

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

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


Jayam’s Choice

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody”

by Whitney Houston

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

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


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

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Foundation of Goodness

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Top Gun – Maverick Breaks All Records in Hollywood – Trailer

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The Real Jaffna

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Happy Birthday Dr Lilamani Wijayaratna

(with cousins Romany Sagadavan and Savithri Peiris and Ardni)

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Happy Birthday Thusitha de Silva

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Happy Birthday Jayam

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

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

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Southpoint Villas in Ahangama, near Galle, Sri Lanka

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Wonderful People, Wonderful Memories!

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

Sharmini and Srikantha Mathew

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

 

 

 

 

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

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


Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo June 24th. 2022

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

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

 

 

 

 

Supun de Silva (56)

Passed away in Norwalk, Ca.

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

Chapel of Memories, Norwalk, CA.

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


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Tangy Crab Salad Sandwiches

Ingredients

8oz (250g) cooked or canned crabmeat

2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper

4 fresh tofu buns or poppy seed bread

or all grain bread rolls

1 teaspoon finely sliced Thai basil leaves,

  to serve

Chilli Dressing

1 to 2 tablespoons minced red finger-length

chilli

2 cloves garlic minced

6 shallots or 1 small onion, minced

1/2 cup (125 ml) water

1 1/2tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons fish sauce

1.Make the Chilli Dressing by combining all

  the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer

  over high heat for about 6 minutes,stirring

  occasionally, until the mixture has thickened.

  Remove and set aside to cool.

2.Peel the cucumbers, then slice very thinly.

  If using larger cucumbers, cut in half length-

  wise first, scrape out the the seeds with a 

  spoon before slicing the cucumbers. Rub the

  salt into the cucumber slices and mix well,

  then strain or squeeze the cucumber to remove

  the liquid. Add all but 1 tablespoon of the

  Chilli Dressing, crabmeat, lemon or lime juice and

  pepper to the cucumber slices and toss to combine.

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

  the cucumber salad mixture and, top with the reserved

  Chilli Dressing basil leaves.

  NOTE: Japanese cucumbers are very small and crunchy,

  and almost seed less. Baby cucumbers or fresh pickling 

  gherkins make a good substitute.

  Makes 4 pieces. Prepration time:20 minutes

  Cooking time: 6 minutes.

  Should you have any questions please email me:

 romadezoysa1@gmail.com


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Dr. Kohona Explores Ways to Boost Trade with China

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


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

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

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Congratulations Graduates !

Samantha Djahanshahi

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Sydney Bacon

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Shehan

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

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

(Own a Part of Sri Lanka’s Heritage)

$6000 firm – Call Jayam 626-335-7266

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

 

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


Lassana Launches La Treats Range of Cookies

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


Jayam’s Choice “For So Long” by The Bee Gees (Please click on arrow)


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Lankan Muslims forgo Hajj pilgrimage to save forex for the country

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


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


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

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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo June 3rd, 2022 (Please click on arrow)


We have large whiskeys and even larger seagrass, fanged fans, young bakers, the port in action and our top story

discusses the cause of our crisis plus economic snippets.


Obituaries – Sad News

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

(See Appreciation by S. Skandakumar below)

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

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

 

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


Live Life To The Fullest – Albert Einstein Just Saying !

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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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Crisp Asparagus Rolls with Cheese and xo Sauce

Ingredients

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

6 cups (1.5liters) water mixed with 1 tablespoon

   of salt

Ice water

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

for wrapping

6 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

4 teaspoons XO sauce

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

1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil

 

Makes 16 pieces

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time :10 minutes

 

METHOD

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

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

  blanch the asparagus spears for 3 minutes, then drain and

  quickly plunge into the ice water.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Should you have any questions or requests,

please email me at :

romadezoysa1@gmail.com


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