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Good News From Jayam May 15, 2023 – By Jayam Rutnam

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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Swearing-In Ceremony

of SLAASC President Niroshan Kahawatte

Swearing-In Ceremony


SLASC President Michael Kurera and President Elect Niroshan Kahawatte before the ceremony

SLASC President Michael Kurera and President Elect Niroshan Kahawatte before the ceremony

SLAASC President Michael Kurera swears in New President Niroshan Kahawatte, while Founder President Jayam Rutnam looks on. The event was held in a beautiful Hall in West Covina, Ca.


SLAASC

Part of the elegant crowd of 128 people watch the proceedings. Some of those present were Dr Lakshman Makandura, Dilip Niranjana, Nandasiri Jasentuliyana, the Consul General, Past President Kapila Wimalaratna,

George Silva, Dr Amila Silva, Prabha Bamunuarachchi, Thusitha de Silva, Nandakumaran and many others including past and incoming committee members. The event was televised on Rupavahini Television in Sri Lanka.


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Founder President said the SLAASC is the first incorporated association of its kind in the US. Founded and Incorporated in 1973. He stated many firsts. It was the SLAASC that approached the Sri Lankan Government to establish a Consulate General in Los Angeles. The SLAASC had the first

Perehera in 1974 with a live elephant. The SLAASC had the first Sri Lanka Day. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley held a reception and the Sri Lankan flag was hoisted to fly outside City Hall for the first time…….. and many more!


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The newly sworn in President speaks to the audience, outlining the committees plans for the future.


The newly sworn in President speaks to the audience

The audience pays attention to the new SLAASC President Niroshan Kahawatte

Niroshan Kahawatte

SLAASC President presents a copy of the SLAASC 50th Anniversary logo to the Founder President


SLAASC 50th Anniversary


The new SLAASC Executive Committee and Committee.


Some of the distinguished guests

Some of the distinguished guests

Incoming Executive Committee Member Aruni Boteju with SLAASC President and Founding President

Committee Member Aruni Boteju with SLAASC President and Founding President


SLAASC Swearing-in Ceremony in West Covina, Ca.

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Sampath Bank Partners Hotel Developers For Refurbishment of Colombo Hilton

Sampath Bank Partners Hotel Developers For Refurbishment of Colombo Hilton

Sampath Bank PLC and Hotel Developers (Lanka) Limited (owner of Hilton Colombo) recently signed a facility agreement to finance the ongoing guest room Refurbishment Project of the landmark ‘Hilton Colombo’ Hotel located in the heart of Colombo. This is the first major revamp of the Hotel property since its inception in 1987.

Representing Hotel Developers (Lanka) Ltd was Upul Dharmadasa – Chairman and Shamahil Mohideen – COO and Sampath Bank was Managing Director – Nanda Fernando and Ayodhya Iddawela Perera – Managing Director Designate, as well as senior staff of the two institutions.


Sampath Bank PLC


While thanking and appreciating the cooperation extended by Sampath Bank, Mr. Dharmadasa, Chairman of Hotel Developers (Lanka) Ltd stated that, Sampath Bank partnering in the financing is an important milestone to complete the renovation of the iconic Hilton Colombo Hotel which will no doubt boost the quality of service and revenue potential of the property. He also stated that it was a bold decision that the company had taken, keeping immense confidence on the government initiatives for the economic recovery. The company was also one of the few to have initiated such an upgrade during the most challenging period of the economy, with a forward-thinking mindset that the property should be well prepared to take on the challenges and market demand with the much-expected industry revival. He also stated the important role the tourism industry would play in the economy which is now in recovery mode. The upgrade will no doubt provide a boost to the industry with preparation to serve better in the future.

President Leaves to England for the Coronation of King Charles III

ranil wickramasinghe

President Ranil Wickramasinghe left the Katunayake Airport on May 4th for England to attend the coronation ceremony of King Charles III. Delegation of eight is to accompany the President on the visit. The coronation of King Charles III is scheduled took place on May 6, 2023 at Westminster Abbey. King Charles III was crowned as the King of England six months after the passing of his mother Queen Elizabeth II, who was the longest reigning monarch.


King Charles III

“God Save the King”

King Charles III


“Leading Sri Lankan Monks Bring the Message of Vesak, Peace and Harmony, to Beijing” 

Vesak sri lanka

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing hosted a grand Vesak celebration on May 5th with around 500 Chinese and Sri Lankans participating. Reverend Uduwe Dharmaloka Thero led the assembly in reciting gaathas. Deputy Chief Thero of the Lanka Amarapura Mulawansha  Maha Nikaya, the Venerable Yogiyane Sobhitha Thero, spoke of Buddhism being more a way of life and of the long standing religious ties between China and Sri Lanka. Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona, who presided over the event, spoke of the Buddha’s message of non-violence and of metta, mudita, karuna and upekha and their relevance in today’s strife torn world.


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Future Lankan Solicitor in Dubai

Future Lankan Solicitor in Dubai

Jude R Senanayake recently graduated from Middlesex University Dubai and completed LLB Honours Law Degree with a First Class. He is currently working for Dubai’s prestigious law firm Hamdam Al Shamsi as a paralegal and continues his studies further expecting to become one of the few Lankan solicitors in Dubai. He is the son of Rukashan and Sanjika, the grandson of late Don Ariya Senanayake, a politician and cousin of the late Dudley Senanayake.

 


 

New Coffee shop at Courtyard by Marriott Colombo

New Coffee shop at Courtyard

The recently launched Courtyard by Marriott Colombo, opened its coffee shop Tito’s at the lower level of the hotel where it offers both indoor and outdoor seating. Open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., the friendly baristas create delicious teas, coffees and fresh juices, while the culinary team at Tito’s works behind the scenes to create freshly baked bread, scrumptious cakes, and savoury treats.


Soul Sounds Academy adds Lankan Voices to King’s Coronation Concert

Soul Sounds Academy

Sri Lankans too have something to look forward to as the Soul Sounds Academy has been invited to partake in a virtual choral item for the special coronation concert that was livestreamed on May 7 from Windsor Castle. The Soul Sound’s Academy is the only Lankan choir amongst many from Commonwealth countries invited to participate in the event which was broadcast by BBC London. Among the stars performing at the live concert before the newly crowned King and Queen Consort, are Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and the British pop group Take That. Also taking top billing are the Italian opera star Andrea Bocelli and Welsh singer Sir Bryn Terfel who performed as a duo.


Jayam’s Choice Banana Boat Song “Day-O!” by Harry Belafonte


City Cinema Mt Lavinia

City Cinema Mt Lavinia which was closed for a month re-opened on April 28 with a new management as ‘City Lite Cinema’ by Anura Jasenthuliyana of Movie Works (pvt) ltd.

The refurbished theatre was opened with the newest ‘PS 2’ (Ponni Selvam) Tamil Film. The cinema with a capacity of 100 seats (AC) and Dolby Digital 3D technology has car park and a canteen. Owned by Jasenthuliyana who is also the Secretary of Film Exhibitors Association runs the Lite cinema chain which includes Amity Maharagama, Vista Jaela, Sky Matara, Max Katubedda, Wox Avissawella, Nikad0 Kadawatha and Sarasavi Alawwa.


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Photography Exhibition at UCLA

Photography Exhibition at UCLA

“Sri Lanka In Focus 2023” Art and Culture Exhibition was held at the University of California in Los Angeles – UCLA on April 22-23 to mark the Earth Day. This photographic exhibition not only focused on just art and culture but also tourist attractions, wildlife, and the natural beauty of Sri Lanka. It was organized by the America Sri Lanka Photographic and Art Society- Los Angeles and supported by the Sri Lanka Consulate General in Los Angeles. Chief Guest was Consul General Dr Lalith Chandradasa and Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker was Prof. Glen MacDonald of UCLA.


Sri Lanka In Focus 2023
Dr Nandasiri Jasentuliyana speaks to the guests

“The Last Waltz” in Honor of Englebert Humperdink by Thaminie Perera

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JAYNE MANSFIELD

JAYNE MANSFIELD

This beautiful and popular Ballad was made famous by Englebert Humperdink back in 1967 and still loved by many of us today. I was honored & grateful to have had the opportunity to meet him in person and play the piano for him and to be mentored by him at his Bel Air Mansion. I loved and enjoyed playing his beautiful, vintage, and customized concert grand STEINWAY which once belonged to gorgeous and famous actress JAYNE MANSFIELD.


Kaleidoscope May 4th, 2023

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Happy Vesak – may yours be peaceful and tranquil!

And this week – there’s lots packed in on Kaleidoscope.

It’s a riveting tale – Prisoner #1056 Roy Ratnavel shares his story exclusively in Sri Lanka with us; we stop by at the Met Gala, visit a green office, watch banana art go awry, take a train on the tallest bridge & chat about INR transactions & a food for funding entrepreneur.  We have vignettes of the economy and stock, oil and gold market, while celebrating Vesak at the Gangaramaya temple.


Jayantha Somaratne – Ambassador For Peace

Jayantha Somaratne - Ambassador For Peace


Obituaries – Sad News

Sam SamaradivakaraSam Samaradivakara, Passed way in Franfurt,

Germany on April 20th, 2023. Former Director Europe of Ceylon Tourist Board, Frankfurt/M, Germany. Husband to the late Wendy and father to Lalanthi (Germany) and Maithri (UK). He was also a father-in law to Fiona (UK), grandfather to Benjamin and Emily (Germany) , and brother of Seela Tennakoon (Rambukkana) and Dharmalatha Herath (Badulla), uncle of Lakshika (USA), and of Priyanthi and Christo (Australia). Funeral was on May 8, 2023. in Hauptfriedhof, Frankfurt am Main.

 

Desmond KellyDesmond Kelly (87)

It is with deep sadness that we inform you, our beautiful dad, Desmond Kelly, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his children on April 29th 2023.

A kind and caring father, grandfather and great grandfather who was totally devoted to his family. To our extended family, his friends and fans, thank you for the love and happiness you gave to him and for the treasure of memories you gifted. Dad, our family gatherings won’t be the same without you. The music you played, the stories you told, your knowledge and wisdom, your jokes and that laugh. We will miss you very much. Put the amp up loud in your heavenly abode, sing and strum that guitar to your heart’s content. You are free. Forever in our hearts. Rest in peace. We love you.

Mike, Doug, Michelle and Warren

Funeral Arrangements: Wednesday, May 10th, 2023 at the Boyd Chapel, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Vic. at 10.15am. Start 10.30.

 

Anoma RasaputraAnoma Rasaputra (64) of Tustin, Ca. passed away at UCLA on April 28, 2023. Wife of Chandima Munindradasa, former SLAASC Committee Member. Mother of Prasangi. There was an immediate cremation according to her wishes.

Anoma was a famous classical Sinhalese singer.

While living in Tustin, Ca. she helped many Sri Lankan immigrants by keeping them in her home when they first arrived.

May she rest in peace.

 

 

 


Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Panna Cota

Panna Cota

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 pkt (2 ½ tsps) unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup + 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream

 

Berry Sauce:

  • 2 cups berries divided into 1 cup portions
  • 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • ½ Tbsp. lemon juice

 

Method:

 1.Off the heat, place 1 cup milk in a medium pan. Sprinkle the top with the gelatin. Let stand 3-5 minutes or until gelatin is softened. Place pan over medium/low heat and stir until gelatin dissolved and mixture is steaming about

4-5 minutes (DO NOT BOIL)

  1. Add 2 cups heavy cream, ½ cup and 1 Tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and a pinch of salt. Continue stirring for 5 minutes until sugar is fully dissolved and mixture is steaming, about 4-5 minutes (DO NOT BOIL) remove from heat.

3.Place sour cream in a medium bowl with a pouring lip. Whisking constantly, gradually add warm cream. Once the mixture is completely smooth, divide into 6 or 8 ramekins. Refrigerate until fully set 4-6 hours.

 

  • How to make Berry Sauce

 1.In a small pan combine 1 cup berries, ½ Tbsp. lemon juice and 3 Tbsp. sugar. Bring to a low boil and cook 4-5 minutes or until syrupy.

2.Stir in remaining 1 cup of fresh berries and remove from heat. When syrup is at room temperature  or just barely warm, spoon it over the top of chilled panna cotta

Please email me for all your questions and requests. romadezoysa1@gmail.com


Vijay Amritraj

Vijay Amritraj is one of India’s most successful tennis players. He’s also the only person in history to play a match at Wimbledon in the morning, and end up in a James Bond movie in the afternoon.mDuring his extensive career as a top-20 player, Vijay broke barriers and popularized tennis across more than half the world’s population throughout the Asian continent. Following his fruitful tennis career, he became an actor, commentator, and most notably, humanitarian, through his role as United Nations Messenger of Peace (2001-06) and through The Vijay Amritraj Foundation. Vijay is married to a Sri Lankan, Shymala.


A Beautiful Wild Leopard in Yala Photo by Award Winning Photographer Andy Samarasena

Beautiful Wild Leopard in Yala


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Good News From Jayam – May 1, 2023 – By Jayam Rutnam

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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By Jayam Rutnam

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happy mother's day - elanka


Niroshan Kahawatte Elected President of Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (Founded in 1973)

Niroshan Kahawatte Elected President of Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (Founded in 1973)

Niroshan Kahawatte has been elected President of the SLAASC. The oldest organization of its kind in the USA. The SLAASC celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2023. The swearing in ceremony will be held on Sunday April 30th

at 2 pm. Everybody is invited. See Invitation below:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Jayam’s Choice

Céline Dion – My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from ‘Titanic’)

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Aitken Spence Travels welcomes

4,000 cruise passengers for April 2023

Aitken Spence Travels welcomes 4,000 cruise passengers for April 2023 - elanka

Aitken Spence Travels welcomed 4,000 cruise tourists to Sri Lanka on the eve of Sinhala and Tamil New Year. The luxurious cruise ships, MSC Poesia and MSC Magnifica docked into the port of Colombo with an atmosphere filled with excitement and celebrations. The shore excursion teams from Aitken Spence Travels were on site, ready to delight these visitors with an array of experiences that showcased the very best of Sri Lanka during the holiday season.


Sri Lanka as one of the best travel destinations

Sri Lanka as one of the best travel destinations - elanka

Sri Lanka which has a high tourist attraction has been named as one of the best tourist destinations in the world this year.Sri Lanka has been listed in the Forbes list as one of the 23 best places to visit in 2023. US based international travel influencer Juliana Broste, an award-winning travel filmmaker and host, showcasing adventures and fun things to do around the world, recommended Sri Lanka to be listed as one of the best places to visit in 2023. This was a result of her visit to Sri Lanka in 2022, under the Visiting Blogger Programme of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau 2022.

Meanwhile, the Chinese Government has included Sri Lanka among the 20 countries it approves for its citizens to travel to, says Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to China Palitha Kohona,


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Awrudu Customs and Rituals

Reach China through the Silk Route

Awrudu Customs and Rituals Reach China through the Silk Route

The Embassy of Sri Lanka, together with the Sri Lanka – China Economic, Education, and Cultural Association (SCEECA), organized the “Beijing Soorya Mangalya” (National New Year) on 16 April 2023, at the Embassy following rituals, customs and tradition. Over 250 invitees, including, Ven. Dr. Bodagama Chandima Nayaka Thero and his disciples, the Sri Lanka community, Sri Lankan students, and Chinese friends attended. Addressing the gathering, the Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona extended warm Awrudu wishes to everyone. He said that Sri Lanka is hoping that the reopening of China will result in many Chinese tourists visiting Sri Lanka and helping to revive its flagging tourist industry which was buffeted by COVID-19. We are grateful that Sri Lanka is in the list of 20 countries published for Chinese tourists to visit. China was the main source of global tourists in 2019.


Sri Lanka v Ireland:

Hosts well on top in first Test

Sri Lanka v Ireland: Hosts well on top in first Test

Sri Lanka ended day two of their first Test against Ireland in a commanding position as the tourists laboured to 117-7 in reply to their hosts’ first innings total of 591-6 declared.

Ireland will go into day three in Galle trailing by a massive 474 runs and with the prospect of defeat looming large.

Four players scored centuries as Sri Lanka built up a formidable total. Prabath Jayasuriya has taken five of the seven Ireland wickets to fall to date.


Adios Amigo Janaka Palapathwala

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Lakruwani’s Concert – Save The Date

December 2nd, 2023

Lakruwani's Concert - Save The Date December 2nd, 2023


19 Sri Lankan STREET FOODS Across Sri Lanka!! COLOMBO Kottu Roti, JAFFNA Seafood + TRIBAL Curry about

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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo April 20th, 2023

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Eid Mubarak – and stay blessed! The Terminator plugs holes, the sea’s largest garbage patch, a global entrepreneur with Fortune 500 experience gives tips and another shows beauty in Batik, get ready to adopt an ambulance, economic and market news & the world’s amazing mosques!


Obituaries – Sad News

James Oswald (Ozzie) Schumacher (83) of Lakewood, Ca. passed away on April 16th, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Esme, his siblings Glennie, Desmond, Dawn, Bryan, Rebecca, and his beloved grandson Anthony.  Ozzie is survived by Anne, his loving wife of fifty three years, as well as his

daughters Susan Esme and Jamie Rebecca and their husbands Diego Amarilla and Nick Johnson, Ozzie’s granddaughters Corina, Chloe, Natalie, Madeline, and Zarina, his sister Fay and her husband Terrance, his brother Mark and wife Kyoko, his sister June, as well as many nieces, nephews.

Celebration of life will be on Saturday, May 6th, 2023,

see below:

James Oswald - elanka

Max Gerreyn- elanka

Max Gerreyn passed away in Perth, Australia. Husband of Shereen. Max was one of the most talented cartoonists that Sri Lanka produced.

The Funeral Service for Maxwell GERREYN was held at St. Mary Of The Cross MacKillop Church, Perth , W. A. on April 21st 2023. Residential Address-

128, Appleblossom Drive, Mirrabooka, W. A. 6061.

(See caricature by Max below)

“You brightened many a Life with your wit and humour on your long and eventful journey on Earth.” – Sri Lanka HighCommissioner to Australia Somasundaram Skandakumar

 

 

Max Gerreyn' cartoon - elanka


Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Squid Cuttle Fish or Dhallo Curry - elanka

Squid/Cuttle Fish or Dhallo Curry

(which ever name you call it)

Ingredients

1 lb.cuttle fish

2 tspns. salt

2 slices ground ginger

2 teaspoon fenugreek

1/2 tspn. sweet cummin powder

1 1/2 tspns corriander powder

a sprig of curry leaves

2-3 tspns. lime juice

2 dessertspoons oil

4 oz. 1st extract of coconut milk

2 dessertspoons chilli powder

6-8 cloves garlic

1 tspn. pepper powder

1/2 tspn. cummin powder

3-4 green chillies chopped

1 oz. red onions,chopped

12oz. 2nd extract of coconut milk

Method

1.Clean cuttle fish. Cut into 1″ pieces

2.Mix together with all the powdered

  ingredients and salt.

3.Heat oil. Add curry leaves onions and fry

  for a few minutes.

4.Add cuttle fish and left over ingredients

  and cook for 5-7 minutes.

5.Add second extract of coconut milk and

  cook until done.

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

  boil add lime juice and take off fire.

Ingredients for 8 portions.

   

Should you have any questions or requests,

please email me at :

romadezoysa1@gmail.com

 


Ferrari Roma Spider

(You have to special order this one from Italy)

Ferrari Roma Spider (You have to special order this one from Italy)


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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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Happy St Patrick’s Day March 17, 2023 (erin go bragh)

Happy St Patrick's Day March 17, 2023 (erin go bragh)


Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)

Celebrates 50 Years in 2023

Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC) Celebrates 50 Years in 2023


Raja de Silva – President 1975

Raja de Silva - President 1975

During his SLAASC presidency, Raja de Silva’s involvement with the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Tom Bradley helped promote Sri Lankan heritage and culture. He

helped improve SLAASC newsletter with his graphic design knowledge. Raja contributed multiple poems and articles for the SLAASC newsletter. Raja was a past pupil of

St. Peter’s College and was very involved in the Past Pupil’s Association in California. Raja managed the Graphics design division for the Automobile Association of America. Raja de Silva passed away in 2011. Raja’s wife Chinta and children Manomi and Niran were all very involved with the association.


Harry Hatharasinghe

Harry Hatharasinghe

Harry Hatharasinghe was a Committee Member of the SLAASC for many years and served in the Committees of

Jayam Rutnam, Anthony de Silva, Raja de Silva and Rajah Rutnam. This hard working gentleman was opposed to being President, but he worked hard in furthering the goals of the SLAASC. One of his major feats was organizing the

first perehera in the USA in 1974. Harry and his wife Sudharma, performed as dancers, drummers and actors at various functions including the PATA Conference at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. They were also responsible for teaching Sri Lankan cultural dancing to the community in Los Angeles.


The Ceylon America Association of Southern California Makes History in 1974

The First Perehera in America

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The first Perehera in the United States was held at the Lotus Festival in Echo Park, Los Angeles in 1974. Organized and produced by Harry Hatharasinghe, his wife Suddharma, his sons Rohan, Roshan and Rabi as well as numerous people in the community. The event was televised by NBC’s Paul Moyer and Kelly Lange. Chandra Hathotuwegama was the Nilame, Roshan Hatharasinghe and Rohan Gunewardena were Kandyan dancers, Niran de Silva led the procession, Baskran Panchadsaram was the Kawadi dancer. Ravi Gunewardena, Rohan and Rabi Hatharasinghe, Manomi de Silva and many others participated. The Perehera was attended by thousands of spectators as you can see in the video.


Dr. Lakshman and Thusitha Makandura’s Acclaimed Teledrama ‘Kunchanada’ Will Feature on Sirasa TV Beginning March 20.

Dr. Lakshman and Thusitha Makandura's Acclaimed Teledrama 'Kunchanada' Will Feature on Sirasa TV Beginning March 20.

Kunchanada

Shot on location, award-winning Sri Lankan director Christy Shelton’s  Kunchanada (elephant trumpet)  is a tribute to daughter Sarah’s enduring love for the gentle giants of this world by her parents, Dr. Lakshman and Thusitha Makandura, the producers. The resulting forty-episode masterpiece grapples with the rough currents of the elephant-human conflict enacted daily on the rural landscapes of Sri Lanka. This timely yet timeless story is so wonderfully told through Indika Atthanayaka’s expert lens, accompanied by music director Kapila Poogala Arachchi’s cascading score, and it is easy to soak in the story’s emotions, the naturalistic performances of a legendary cast led by Sriyani Amerasena, and the familiar sounds of Sri Lankan villages. This must-watch series will begin featuring on Sirasa TV beginning March 20th at 7.30.

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75th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence Celebrated in Los Angeles

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Sri Lanka in the spotlight at Top Model of the World

Sri Lanka in the spotlight at Top Model of the World

Sadani Peiris has all the qualities for ‘Top Model of the World’, published – Charisma, Confidence, Eloquent Speech, and a Winning Attitude.Sadani has done Sri Lanka proud by taking the second runners-up position (third) in the finals, held in Egypt. The title of Top Model of the Word went to Mexico, with Colombia coming in second. Sadani has been signed by Toabh Creative Model Management Pvt. Ltd., in India – a top international agency that represents international models.

 

Enthusiastic response to the Tourism Promotion Event held at the Embassy, Beijing

Enthusiastic response to the Tourism Promotion Event held at the Embassy, Beijing

Sri Lanka’s Embassy in Beijing, China hosted a very successful Tourism Promotion event at the Embassy premises, attended by approximately 100 Tour Operators, Agencies, Service Providers, Media and Government Representatives. The gathering was addressed by the Ambassador, Dr. Palitha Kohona, the Minister Counselor, Nalika Kodikara, Chairman of the Tourism Promotion Bureau, Chalaka Gajabahu, President of SLAITO, Nishad Wijethunga, President of the Hotels Association, M. Shanthikumar and Managing Director of Spring Travel, Yang Yang. They highlighted the unique attractions of Sri Lanka and encouraged the tour operators and the media to assist in promoting visits to Sri Lanka. There was a question and answer session also.

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Local Elvis Janaka Palapathwala to do it in the US

Local Elvis Janaka Palapathwala to do it in the US

Janaka Palapathwala is very much in the news these days, and his local shows have been crowd-pullers. Janaka recreates the Elvis Presley era, through song, and presentation, and that has made him extremely popular with those who still love the music of the late king of rock ‘n’ roll. “Dates in Toronto, Canada, Washington DC, and New York, are in place. Texas and Minnesota are confirmed but not the dates, as yet. “I’m only waiting for confirmation from LA and San Francisco and then we can finalise the itinerary.

Arya and Yara’s Birthday Party at Adventure City, Ca.

Arya and Yara's Birthday Party at Adventure City, Ca.

On February 24th, 2023 Charles Schokman of Australia Celebrated his 94th Birthday.

Here With His Furry Friend Kira.

Happy Birthday Charles

On February 24th, 2023 Charles Schokman of Australia Celebrated his 94th Birthday. Here With His Furry Friend Kira. Happy Birthday Charles


Classical and Cool 2023 – Gehan Cooray

Classical and Cool 2023 - Gehan Cooray

A moment from my CLASSICAL AND COOL charity fundraiser concert last weekend, captured by Ramesh Malintha. I really don’t think Torgeir Kinne Solsvik and I could have been *ANY MORE ECSTATIC* about the way our concert unfolded!!!!!! It was a HEAVENLY NIGHT. At Bishop’s College.


Sheraton Kosgoda Celebrates 3 Years

Sheraton Kosgoda Celebrates 3 Years

Managed by the world largest hospitality group Marriott International, the Sheraton Kosgoda Turtle Beach Resort, is the first Sheraton property to open in Sri Lanka. The resort has been in operation since February 2020 and has welcomed many local and International travellers from all over the world. Only 90 minutes away from Colombo, the resort is nestled in picturesque Kosgoda, known for its sea turtle conservation project and pristine beach with dreamy sunsets.

Clarendon Foundation Fundraiser at the Omni Hotel, Los Angeles

(Photos by Moran Moran)

Clarendon Foundation Fundraiser at the Omni Hotel, Los Angeles (Photos by Moran Moran)

Clarendon Foundation Fundraiser at the Omni Hotel, Los Angeles (Photos by Moran Moran)

Clarendon Foundation Fundraiser at the Omni Hotel, Los Angeles (Photos by Moran Moran)

Clarendon Foundation Fundraiser at the Omni Hotel, Los Angeles (Photos by Moran Moran)

Clarendon Foundation Fundraiser at the Omni Hotel, Los Angeles (Photos by Moran Moran)


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Book Your Dream Cruise Now Niro World Cruises in Los Angeles

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Gem Mining in Sri Lanka – a Risky Business

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Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Woodley Park, Van Nuys, Ca.

Saturday April 15th – Keep the date free!

Sinhala and Tamil New Year Woodley Park, Van Nuys, Ca. Saturday April 15th - Keep the date free!


Shivantha Wijesinha “Breathe” (Official Music Video)

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Samantha Weerasinghe Gunther and Thaminie Weerasinghe Perera – Cousins in California

Samantha Weerasinghe Gunther and Thaminie Weerasinghe Perera - Cousins in California


Shangri-La Colombo hosts Michelin-starred dining with Chef Larry Jayasekera

Shangri-La Colombo hosts Michelin-starred dining with Chef Larry Jayasekera

Shangri-La Colombo welcomes Sri Lankan culinary sensation in the form of One Starred Michelin Chef Larry Jayasekera to host three exclusive dining events where guests can experience first-hand his celebrated gastronomic flair. 

Culinary Collaborations at Shangri-La Colombo is a series showcasing personalities in the culinary arts, exchanging ideas, and offering gastronomic delights to its valued patrons. To mark Shangri-La Colombo’s 5th anniversary this event featuring Chef Larry will be Volume Three of the series. Chef Larry’s variety of mouth-watering delectable dishes will be paired to perfection by Sommelier Elvis Ziakos, who has been named Sommelier of The Year – UK.


Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo March 10th, 2023

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Happy International Women’s Day this week as we focus on women in insurance, a molecular geneticist who’s the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, inequity in jobs and pay, check out the IFC’s stance on Sri Lanka, the changed Toblerone, some fab underwater images for World Wildlife Day and give glam status to women of any age.


Obituaries – Sad News

Rita Bernadine Thangarajah,

Rita Bernadine Thangarajah, 

retired teacher, Pandatteruppu, Sri Lanka, went to be with the Lord on January 26th 2023 in Sydney, Australia. Daughter of the late Sam and Annam Rutnam. Beloved wife of late William Thangarajah, loving mother of Shirubthy, Irene, Christine, and Carolyn. Mother-in-law of Suhen Setukavalar, Rohan Bartlett, Kenneth Gunasureshan and Nesan Nesaraj. Grandmother of Naomi and Nathan, Esther and Joel, Matthew and Mark, Rachel and Ruth.  Sister of the late Anton Seevaratnam, James Rutnam, Rani Arnold and Shanthi Rajaratnam.

Rita Bernadine Thangarajah, A celebration of her life was held on February 1st 2023 at Merrylands Baptist Church, Merrylands, NSW 2160.

 

Christopher Royston Ellis (82)Christopher Royston Ellis (82) is an English novelist, travel writer and erstwhile beat poet. He passed away at his home in Kaikawala, Sri Lanka on February 26, 2023. Royston’s funeral was held on February 28, 2023 at Maddewela crematorium, Bentota. May his Soul Rest In Peace!.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olga Fernando – (Retired teacher,​ St. Joseph’s College,​ Colombo). Sister of Priyani and late Brig. George,​ Rita,​ Alfred,​ Major. Boniface and Remigius. Sister-in-law of Angelo,​ Shirani,​ and late Mallika,​ Wifred and Emelda. Burial was at General Cemetery,​ Mount Lavinia on February 3rd 2023.


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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Fresh beef stew pie on a cutting board. Meat in puff pastry

Belizean Meat Pie….

Ingredients

Pastry

2/4 Cups All purpose Flour

1 tspn. Salt

1/2 Cup Shortening

1 Egg

2/3 Cup water

 

Filling

1/2 lb. ground Beef

1/2 tspn. salt 1/2 tspn. Black Pepper

1/2 tspn. Thyme

1/4 cup Onion finely chopped

1 clove Garlic, finely chopped

1/4 Cup Green Bell Pepper Wocestershire

1 Tbs. Ketchup

1 1/2 cup Water

1 TBS Cornstarch 1 TBS Water

Habanero (finely chopped optional)

 

Bake at 375 degreesF for 25 minutes.

This Recipe makes 12 Servings

For any questions OR Requests please email me

romadezoysa1@gmail.com

 


Wild Leopard in the Jungles of Sri Lanka

(Preserve our Beautiful Natural Sri Lankan Heritage)

Wild Leopard in the Jungles of Sri Lanka (Preserve our Beautiful Natural Sri Lankan Heritage)

 

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Good News From Jayam By Jayam Rutnam

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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Sri Lanka Celebrates 75th Independence Day in Colombo (President of Sri Lanka Hoists National Flag)

Sri Lanka Celebrates 75th Independence Day in Colombo (President of Sri Lanka Hoists National Flag)


Sunil and Dr. Janesri de Silva of Pasadena, Ca. Celebrated Their 27th Wedding Anniversary

Sri Lanka Celebrates 75th Independence Day in Colombo (President of Sri Lanka Hoists National Flag)


David Weinman Celebrates

79th Birthday in Perth, Australia

David Weinman Celebrates 79th Birthday in Perth, Australia

David Weinman celebrated his 79th birthday with his wife Doreen at a restaurant in Perth, Australia where they had the best Peking Duck. They just reurned to Perth, Australia after 12 years in Kota Kinabalu where he had a restaurant. David is the son of Major Aubrey Weinman who designed the Dehiwela Zoo. Major Weinman was also the first curator of the zoo which he ran for many years. David lived on the Zoo grounds.


Holy Family Convent Alumni Association

of California Donation to

The Lady Ridgeway Hospital in Colombo

 

Holy Family Convent Alumni Association

Familian Association members Ishani Marcelline (President), Nel Jayawardana (Vice President) and Flora Perera (Treasurer) with Dr. Tennekoon. The Holy Family Convent – Bambalapitiya Alumni Association of California gifted medical instruments to the Orthopedic Department of Lady Ridgeway Childrens Hospital in Sri Lanka.  The Familian Association donated $ 37,436.76 towards this cause which was much appreciated by the Board of Directors of LRH.  The funds were raised at the event “A night under the Stars for hope”, which was held in San Marino, Ca. in the summer of 2022. The Familian executive committee of CA was given a warm welcome and were acknowledged for their hard work in Colombo, Sri Lanka on December 31st 2022. The above donation was the largest gifted to them by an individual organization.


Ambassador Dr Palitha Kohona Undertakes Successful Visit to Xiamen

Ambassador Dr Palitha Kohona Undertakes Successful Visit to Xiamen

Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona was a guest speaker at the seminar organised by the popular Home and Abroad News Magazine, the Ambassadors Club and the Justsun Group at the Group’s impressive headquarters in Xiamen. Dr. Kohona spoke at length on why Sri Lanka should be the top travel destination in the minds of everyone. It was safe, was clogged with stunning attractions, was the home of many globally important Buddhist sites and a welcoming people was awaiting them. Dr. Kohona also had discussions with Shen Huangtong, national channel Director of the Xiamen Xiaoyi Travel Technology, Company which is a major coordinator of travel operators, including on-line platforms. They will log into the travel promotion event being hosted by the Embassy and will assist with the Mission’s tourism promotion activities.


An Evening with Ranjan Ramanayake in Diamond Bar, Ca.

(Here with Actress Shirani Kaushalya)

An Evening with Ranjan Ramanayake in Diamond Bar, Ca. (Here with Actress Shirani Kaushalya)


Celebrating the 76th Birthday of the Sinhala Film Industry – 

(Chandran Rutnam cutting the Birthday cake with the Chairman of the National Film Corporation Deepal Chandraratne)

Celebrating the 76th Birthday of the Sinhala Film Industry - (Chandran Rutnam cutting the Birthday cake with the Chairman of the National Film Corporation Deepal Chandraratne)


Utravel.com Christmas Party at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo

(Photos by Moran Moran)

Utravel.com Christmas Party at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo (Photos by Moran Moran)

Utravel.com Christmas Party at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo (Photos by Moran Moran)

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Utravel.com Christmas Party at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo - 3

Utravel.com Christmas Party at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo - 3

Utravel.com Christmas Party at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo - 3

Utravel.com Christmas Party at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo - 3

Utravel.com Christmas Party at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo - 3

Utravel.com Christmas Party at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo - 3

Utravel.com Christmas Party at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo - 3


Tamara-ann Visits Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Tamara-ann Visits Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Beautiful Tamara-ann daughter of David and Doreen-ann Weinman of Perth, Australia, visited the Taj Mahal in Agra.

It was on her wish list and the company she works for made it possible for her to do so. Tata’s and Taj Hotels of India made it possible by sending her on a 2 week tour of their offices in India.


New Airport Scanners Will Allow Liquids and Laptops in Your Carry-ons

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Jayam’s Choice Elvis Presley – “Love Me Tender”


Cruising on the Sapphire Princess to South America

Cruising on the Sapphire Princess to South America


On the Sapphire Prncess to Buenos Aires, Uruguay, and Chile. Gina, Jayam, Priya, Suba, Fay and Terry of California with servers Kevin, Asif and Pim.

On the Sapphire Prncess to Buenos Aires, Uruguay, and Chile. Gina, Jayam, Priya, Suba, Fay and Terry of California with servers Kevin, Asif and Pim.


We won and lost at the craps table!

We won and lost at the craps table!

The restaurant in Buenos Aires prepared the best steaks. served by waiters dressed as gauchos! We were hosted by Dr. Jorge and Mabel of Buenos Aires.

The restaurant in Buenos

Outside the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is where Evita Peron spoke from to the people of Argentina. We visited Eva Peron’s grave.


US-India Move to Establish Joint Military Base in Trincomalee?

US-India Move to Establish Joint Military Base in Trincomalee?

Victoria Nuland, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs of the United States, has made a second visit to Sri Lanka within a few months. Prior to her visit, she met with key officials in the Indian government, including Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar, to discuss a strategic plan for the region.“During her visit Nuland suggested to the Sri Lankan government in the strongest possible terms to establish a US-Indian joint military base in Trincomalee, which will serve as a critical component in protecting US and Asia-Pacific interests and countering Chinese development activities in the region,” informed sources reaffirmed.


Kite Festival in Jaffna to celebrate Thai Pongal

Kite Festival in Jaffna to celebrate Thai Pongal

Over 200 kites took to the sky in Velvettithurai, Jaffna as it celebrated its annual kite festival this year. The festival was held at the Valvettithurai beach as part of the Thai Pongal celebrations. M. Prashan (31), won the first prize for his kite resembling a transforming aircraft, making it his sixth consecutive victory. This annual festival is held in the month of Thai or January, during the final season of Vadai wind (northern wind) when the wind is optimal to fly kites.


Chitranganee Wagiswara approved as High Commissioner to Australia

Chitranganee Wagiswara approved as High Commissioner to Australia

Chitranganee Wagiswara received the approval of the Committee on High Posts to be appointed as the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the Commonwealth of Australia.


Extreme Sri Lanka! Jaffna Food and the Neck Bulge Tamils!!

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Ambassador Rodney M. Perera Presents Credentials to the Emperor of Japan

Ambassador Rodney M. Perera Presents Credentials to the Emperor of Japan

Newly appointed Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Japan E. Rodney M. Perera presented the Letters of Credence to His Majesty Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on January 19 2023. The Credentials Presentation Ceremony is one of the most solemn and formal ceremonies held by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. Ambassador Perera’s first overseas diplomatic assignment was at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo as Second Secretary from 1989 to 1992. He was Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States of America in Washington D.C. until the end of 2020.


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Kaleidoscope February 17, 2023

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Our top topic is about investor confidence & we find out the cost of a job, plastic eating enzymes, the dogwalk at NY Fashion week, visit an Off-Broadway musical, check out the week that was and have a little bit of the Mardi Gras thrown in.


Obituaries – Sad News

G. C. Wickremasinghe Veteran business leader and corporate professional passed away on January 26th, 2023, in a private hospital in Colombo. Wickremasinghe was a Director at Aitken Spence and Company PLC and was also the former chairman of the company in 1996/97. He also spearheaded the construction of the Triton Hotel, now Heritance Ahungalla, working closely with the renowned architect, Geoffrey Bawa. He conceived and implemented the conversion of the iconic Tea Factory Hotel, one of the most successful hotels in the Group. He was the husband of Ayoma Wickremasinghe and father of Kimarli Fernando, Gihan Wickremasinghe and Amila Zoetelief Tromp.

G.C.Wickremasinghe Veteran business leader and corporate professional passed away on January 26th, 2023, in a private hospital in Colombo. 

Wickremasinghe was a Director at Aitken Spence and Company PLC and was also the former chairman of the company in 1996/97. He also spearheaded the construction of the Triton Hotel, now Heritance Ahungalla, working closely with the renowned architect, Geoffrey Bawa. He conceived and implemented the conversion of the iconic Tea Factory Hotel, one of the most successful hotels in the Group. He was the husband of Ayoma Wickremasinghe and father of Kimarli Fernando, Gihan Wickremasinghe and Amila Zoetelief Tromp.

 

Dr. Cecil Saverimutto passed away in Perth, Australia on January 25th, 2023, husband of Shiranthi, father of Ajanth and Iandra, father-in-law of Angela, grandfather of Arijana, Xavier and Asher, Brother of Raj, Prince, Selva, Kenneth, Judy (dec), Jacinth and Max. he Funeral was on Feb. 8, 2023 at Fremantle Cemetery.Dr. Cecil Saverimutto passed away in Perth, Australia on January 25th, 2023, husband of Shiranthi, father of Ajanth and Iandra, father-in-law of Angela, grandfather of Arijana, Xavier and Asher, Brother of Raj, Prince, Selva, Kenneth, Judy (dec), Jacinth and Max. he Funeral was on Feb. 8, 2023 at Fremantle Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mavis Rita GardinerMavis Rita Gardiner passed away in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 20, 2023. Wife of the late Cyril Gardiner. Mother of Sanjeev Gardiner, Chairman of Galle Face Hotel, Colombo. Mother-in-law of Surekha, grandmother of Sheanna and Seshaan. Daughter of late Alexander and Mary Henry, sister of Earle, Helen and of late Anton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian DerosayroBrian Derosayro passed away in California recently. Husband of Loleeta. Father and grandfather. May he rest in peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Husband of Lorraine, dad of Nicola (Rector) and Graeme, father-in-law of Kevin Rector, Grandpa of Carter Jane, son of Lawson and Marjorie Koch, brother of Joan, Romaine (Sri Lanka) and Cherine (Canada) was passed away on February 15, 2023, in San Diego, Ca.There will be a private burial for the family. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis – It is with deep regret that we announce the demise of His Grace the Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswald Thomas Colman Gomis,​ Archbishop Emeritus of Colombo on Friday the 3rd February 2023. Son of the late Vincent Gomis and the late Mary Florida. A Requiem Mass was held on 6th February at St. Lucia’s Cathedral followed by burial in the Cathedral Crypt. Archbishop’s House,​ Borella.

 

Juanita Irene Van Ranzow passed away in Australia. Wife of Tony (dec), mother of Robin, Fred, Derek and Judy, mother-in-law of Ann, Allan and Christine, grandmother of Julia, Amanda, Matthew, Lauren, Damien, Sarah and Malia, great grandmother of Ava, Lakey, Duke, Kiala, Parker, Zeke, Leyna, Sonny and Alister.


Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Pomegranate-Orange Chicken.

Pomegranate-Orange Chicken.

 Ingredients

1 large orange,zest finely grated, juiced

1 cup pomegranate juice

11/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Freshly ground pepper

6 teaspoons Canola oil

Kosher salt

3/4 cup lower-slat chicken broth

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into

1-inch pieces

2 medium parsnips, peeled and sliced

on the diagonal 1/4 inch thick

1 red onion, peeled and cut into

3/4-inch thick wedges

1 4-lb.chicken, cut into 8 serving pieces,

trimmed of extra skin and fat, patted

dry

1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

 

Method

Position a rack in the center of the oven and

heat the oven to 400 *F.

In a medium saucepan, combine the orange juice

and pomegranate juice. Bring to a boil over medium

heat and reduce to 1/4 cup, about 15 minutes. Add

1/2 teaspoon thyme, the cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon

pepper. Divide the mixture between two small bowls.

To one bowl add 2 teaspoons of oil and 1/2 tspn.salt.

To the other add the chicken broth, all but 1teaspoon

of the orange zest, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Scatter the sweet potatoes, parsnips, and onion

over the bottom of a metal, glass or ceramic baking

dish that measures about 10x15x2inches. Toss with

the remaining 4 teaspoons of oil and 1 teaspoon thyme

Arrange the chicken skin side up, on top of the vegetables

and brush with all of the juice-oil mixture.

Roast for 30 minutes.

Remove the pan from oven and reduce the temperature

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

pieces and scatter the walnuts around the chicken. Return

the pan to the oven and roast till the vegetables are tender

and an instant-read thermometer registers 165*F in several pieces of chicken,20 to 30 minutes.

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

Sprinkle the vegetables with a little salt and sprinkle the

remaining orange zest over all. Tilt the roasting pan so that the juices gather in one corner. With a large shallow spoon skim as much fat as possible from the pan sauce. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper and pour into a pitcher to pass at the table.

Serves 4-6.

 

Please email me for all your questions and requests.

romadezoysa1@gmail.com

 

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SLAASC Christmas Party in Los Angeles, Ca.

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SLAASC-Christmas-Party

SLAASC-Christmas-Party

SLAASC-Christmas-Party

Seen at the SLAASC Christmas Party were Past Presidents Kapila Wimalaratne, Dushantha Kurera. Committee Members Nalaka Kaluwahewa, Mangala Jayakody, Jude Abeyguneratne, Berty Trevine Fernando and many others, The SLAASC will celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2023. The 2022 SLAASC President is Sam Kurera.

Colombo Lights Up For Christmas !

Colombo Lights Up For Christmas !

Colombo Lights Up For Christmas !

On the advice of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Tourism Minister Harin Fernando is spearheading the lighting up and beautification of Colombo city to spread the cheer of Christmas and the New Year. Here the view of a lit-up Presidential Secretariat and Galle Face with a message to tourists to visit Sri Lanka. 

 

Hayleys Wins Overall Excellence in Corporate Reporting at CA Sri Lanka’s TAGS Awards ’22

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Hayleys Chairman and Chief Executive Mohan Pandithage (fourth from right) with the overall excellence in Corporate Reporting Gold Award at the TAGS Awards organised by CA Sri Lanka. Top conglomerate Hayleys PLC triumphed with the coveted gold award for ‘Overall Excellence in Corporate Reporting’ at the TAGS Awards, while John Keells Holdings PLC and Softlogic Life Insurance PLC shared the silver award in the same category, and L B Finance PLC walked away with the bronze award.

 

US Provides 9,300 Tons of Fertiliser to Paddy Farmers in Sri Lanka

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The US Embassy in Colombo in a statement noted that the handover ceremony was attended by US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung, Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Asia Anjali Kaur, FAO Representative for Sri Lanka and the Maldives Vimlendra Sharan and USAID Mission Director Sri Lanka and Maldives Gabriel Grau.

Human Rights Activist

Sandya Ekneligoda – Among World’s 100 Top Influential Women 2022

Sandya-Ekneligoda

Sandya Ekneligoda, a human rights activist has made it to BBC’s 100 women of 2022. BBC 100 Women is an annual list that celebrates the achievements of women internationally, from grassroots volunteers to global leaders. Other notable names on the BBC 100 Women list include global music phenomenon Billie Eilish, actress and producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas, actress and disability activist Selma Blair and West Side Story Hollywood icon Rita Moreno.

 

Cruise Ship Visits to Hambantota Will Triple Next Year

 

Cruise Ship Visits to Hambantota Will Triple Next Year

Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) will kick-off a tourism campaign to attract cruise liners to the port for 2023/24 in the coming year. Currently, the number of cruise ships scheduled to arrive at the port in 2023 is expected to triple from 2022 numbers. “The instant you land in HIP, you can see greenery and no built-up area, unlike most other ports. “We also intend to set up duty free shopping opportunities for tourists visiting the port.

 

Chinese Cruise Ships to Visit Sri Lanka after Travel Restrictions are Relaxed

Chinese Cruise Ships to Visit Sri Lanka after Travel Restrictions are Relaxed

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing, with a view to attracting more Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka, is also actively exploring the possibility of Chinese cruise ships and yachts visiting Sri Lanka. The Ambassador, Dr. Palitha Kohona had a very successful online meeting with the Vice President of the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA), Zheng Weihang. Vice President, Zheng said that Sri Lanka will be promoted as a new market for Chinese cruise ships. Dr. Kohona formally proposed that Sri Lanka be designated as a destination for cruise ships after the travel restrictions are relaxed.

 

Port City, Colombo in Progress

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Sri Lankan workers are seen busy engaged in work in the port city project of Colombo which was constructed by a Chinese company. The project is said to have cost US$15 billion in total comprising of residential areas, hospital, a financial centre and an international school. 

 

Colombo Port City Duty-Free Mall Due to Open in April 2023

Colombo Port City Duty-Free Mall Due to Open in April 2023

Two international duty-free operators and an international food and beverage operator have confirmed their investment in the proposed duty-free shopping mall in the Colombo Port City. Operations will commence in April 2023. It will also be the first Downtown Duty-Free Mall in Sri Lanka and in the region. The interior fit-out will begin soon after the infrastructure work is completed.

 

Blue Planet Laureate Professor Mohan Munasinghe felicitated by Royalty in Japan

Blue Planet Laureate Professor Mohan Munasinghe felicitated by Royalty in Japan

Professor Mohan Munasinghe and Sria Munasinghe (right) with Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan. Professor V. Ramakrishna (co-winner of Blue Planet Prize) and his spouse are also in the photo. Professor Mohan Munasinghe, 2021 Blue Planet Prize Laureate and co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace, recently attended the ceremonies for the Blue Planet Prize, which is the top global award for environmental sustainability, and which is equivalent to a Nobel Prize for environment.

 

Suraj Fernando – Recovering From Open Heart Surgery in Los Angeles –

We Wish Him a Speedy Recovery!

(Here with wife Senani)

Suraj-Fernando

 

Jayam’s Choice “Silent Night” Kelly Clarkson

 

Yohani’s Magical Performance on the Kapil Sharma Show (Please click on arrow)

 

Visitors to Sri Lanka from California (at the Marriott Beach Resort in Weligama)

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Heshawa and Rowena Wedding at the Fabulous Shangri-La in Colombo

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John Amirthiah and two daughters, Sajee Perera and Rukee were there, so were many others from Southern California.

 

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Christmas Medley by Thaminie Perera

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Manilal and Sherene Fernando

50th Anniversary in Westminster, Ca.

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Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin “Silent Night”

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“Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

December 23rd. 2022

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Obituaries – Sad News

Obituaries - Sad News

Clive Inman (86)

passed away in Leicester, UK. on December 7th, 2022. Clive represented Ceylon teams after captaining his alma mater St Peter’s College, (1954 and 1955). He carved his name in the annals of the Josephian-Peterite Battle of the Saints by scoring a record 204 runs in 1954 and then leading Peterites to victory in 1955. Clive was a prolific cricketer who excelled from his school days, later on, built a name for himself as an outstanding batsman for Ceylon and English Country Leicestershire during the 60’s.

Clive Inman’s funeral will be held at Loughborough Crematorium, Leicester Road, Loughborough, LE11 2AF, United Kingdom,on Tuesday, 24th January 2023 at 12.30pm.

 

 

Bernadette Aloma Alles (64) passed away in Los Angeles, Ca. on November 30, 2022. Wife of Andrew Winston Alles.

Mother of Christine and Antoinette. Daughter of the late Douglas and Auril Lodowyke. Funeral was on December 16, 2022. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, Ca.

 

 

 

Bernard Jayaratne – Husband of the late Sheila Jayaratne,​ father of Shiranthi and Janaka (USA),​ father-in-law of Srina de Alwis and Angela Jayaratne,​ grandfather of Shanuki,​ Shenoj and Anoma,​ great-grandfather of Jovann,​ passed away on December 2nd 2022. Cremation was on December 4th. at the General Cemetery,​ Borella.

 

Misriya Sufi-Ismail (née Mohideen), passed away on December 8, 2022, in Torrance, California. Wife of the late Mackie Sufi-Ismail, mother of Muzni (Garden Grove, CA), Minza, and Nuzkiya (Torrance, CA), mother-in-law of Shamila Sufi-Ismail, Ajwad Shariz, and Rahim Junaidean. She was a grandmother and great-grandmother to many.

The Janaza prayers and funeral were on December 9, 2022, after Jummah Prayers at the Melrose Abby Memorial Park in Anaheim, Ca. We humbly request your dua (prayers) for the deceased and for the strength, courage, and patience of the family during this time of difficulty. You may reach the family at: Muzni: (562) 754 7675, Minza: (310) 634 4600

 

respect

 

Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Jaggery-Souffle

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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Fiona Chandiram Ladies Golf Team Wins ‘Vijay Amritraj Cup’

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Team USA, ‘Par Tee ladies’, with Fiona Emersely Chandiram in the center, receiving the ‘Vijay Amritraj Cup’ from tennis legend Vijay Amritraj.

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Sue Sirisena, Jeanne Page Mather, Shymala Amritraj and Fiona Emersely Chandiram. Sri Lankan American, Fiona Emersely Chandiram led her team of eight lady Golfers, Team USA – ‘Par Tee Ladies’, to victory at the Vijay Amritraj Foundation charity golf invitational 2022, for the ‘Vijay Amritraj Cup’, at the Porter Valley Country Club, in Los Angeles. Fiona is an alumni of Methodist College, Colombo and the school Games Captain. Team USA, ‘Par Tee Ladies’, had the highest stableford points amongst the eleven teams of 88 golfers. Teams competing included five teams representing India, three USA teams, two teams representing Sri Lanka, led by Nick Perera and Naresh Moonesinghe and one team representing Mexico. Golf was followed with dinner and the awards presented by Vijay Amritraj, also of movie fame, as an actor in movies, including Star Trek and James Bond, ‘Octopussy’.


Sri Lanka Foundation’s Awards Ceremony was Spectacular!

(Photos by Andy Samarasena Photography)

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The Sri Lanka Foundation’s Awards Ceremony Gala was held at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca. on November 13th, 2022. Here is Chairman and Founder of the SLF Dr. Walter Jayasinghe, wife Aeshea Jayasinghe, President Dr. Dishan Jayasinghe and wife Zuigly Jayasinghe.

(The Sri Lanka Foundation’s Awards Ceremony was organized by Shirani Stanislaus and her Team who put on a spectacular show). The MC’s were Achala Weerasinghe, Sajee Perera and Thivanka Kurera.

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Mohan Chandramohan presents the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cardiac Surgery, and Biomedical Engineering to Professor Ajit Yoganathan.

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Jayam Rutnam presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to

Professor Asgerally (Asgi) Fazleabas, for his excellence in the Research of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology.

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Dr. Walter Jayasinghe presents the Outstanding Community Service Award for his excellence as an Infectious Disease Specialist in Covid Guidelines, Vaccines, Therapeutics, and Community Service to Dr. Deepthi Jayasekara.


The Years Biggest Musical Show is on Saturday, December 10th, 2022

Don’t Miss It!

(Thusitha and Sudarshani’s 32nd Production)

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Thomian Alumni of California Dinner Dance

Keep the Date Free!

Saturday April 22nd, 2023 at the Hilton in Glendale, Ca.

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Sanjiv Gunasekara presents the Outstanding Performance by a Young Professional Award for her excellence as a singer, dancer, model, and Actress to Talin Silva.reSri Lanka Foundation’s Award Ceremony …..continued

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Munir Akbar presents the Rising Star Award to Dr. Zainab Ifthikar for her excellence in Philanthropic Endeavors, Academic Achievement, and as an author.

Munir Akbar presents the Rising Star Award to Dr. Zainab Ifthikar for her excellence in Philanthropic Endeavors, Academic Achievement, and as an author.

Dr. Nandasiri Jasentuliyana presents the Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in Technology, and Electrical Engineering to Dr. Yasantha Rajakarunanayake.

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Dr. Sarath Gunapala presents the Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence as an Internationally Recognized Researcher, Academic, and Engineer to Professor Tissa H. Illangasekare.

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Dr. Dishan Jayasinghe presents the Outstanding Community ServiceAward for excellence in Research and Clinical Work in HIV/HCV and Covid -19 Disaster Relief, and Humanitarian Work to Professor Dushyantha Jayaweera.

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Dr. Walter Jayasinghe presents the Sriamerican of the year Award for excellence as an Artist, Humanitarian, and Community Leadership to Keith Ranga.

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Dr. Walter Jayasinghe presents the President’s Award for excellence in Exceptional Philanthropic Services for the Betterment of the Sri Lankan Community to Priyalal Kurera.

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Professor Sivalingam Sivananthan presents the Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence as an Eminent Scholar, Diplomat, Professor, and Author to Professor Patrick Mendis.

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Rohan Sourjah presents the Outstanding Performance by a Young Professional Award for excellence as a World Renowned Musician, Entrepreneur, Producer, and Philanthropist to Amith Boteju.


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The Sri Lanka Foundation Academy of Performing Arts Dance Group put on a fabulous show.

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Dr. Walter and Aeshea Jayasinghe with Dr. Lakshman and Thusitha Makandura.

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Dr. Deepthi and Roshani Jayasekara with their son and daughter.

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Tissa and Sheila Atapattu with Habiba Akbar and friend.

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Suba and Alex Perera of Chino Hills, Ca.

Suba and Alex Perera of Chino Hills, Ca

Dr. Lakshman and Thusitha Makandura, Dr. Sarath and Vajira Gunapala and friends.

Dr. Lakshman and Thusitha Makandura, Dr. Sarath and Vajira Gunapala and friends

President of the Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC) Sam Kurera, with friends.The SLAASC celebrates 50 years in 2023.

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The very talented Talin Silva entertained the guests.

The very talented Talin Silva entertained the guests.

Some of the presenters included Dr. Walter Jayasinghe, Professor Siva Sivananthan, Dr. Nandasiri Jasentuliyana,

Dr. Sarath Gunapala, Mohan Chandramohan, Jayam Rutnam and Dr. Dishan Jayasinghe.

Fashion Show

The fantastic Fashion Show was organized by Achala Weerasinghe. Above are all the models.

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Producer/Choreographer Achala Weerasinghe takes a bow!

Model-Minori-Itoh.

Model Minori Itoh

Gavin-Rutnam

Model Gavin Rutnam

Rukee-Shyanne

Model Rukee Shyanne

(there were many more fine models)

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Morina Dass, Ms. California

Gethsemane’s 2022 ‘Clyde Carols By Candlelight’ Television Spectacular.

Hosted by Kerrigan La-Brooy.

(Launches in Melbourne Australia on Sat Dec 17th from 7.30 – 9.30 pm AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time.)

Gethsemane TV:

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Channel 31:

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Hope You Had A Great Thanksgiving!

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Advocata Institute wins 2022 Templeton Freedom Award – Dhananath Fernando

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


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

 

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

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


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

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

Chandler-Moonesinghe

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


Thusitha and Sudharshani’s 32nd Production

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

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

(Seen here at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel)

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

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

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


Old Joes Dance at the Marriott Hotel in Heathrow, UK

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

Moira and Tony James.


2022 U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball

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


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


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Samantha (Weerasinghe) Gunther Had a Great Time with Family

at the Elton John Concert

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Christmas Medley by Mild Nawin (Please click on arrow)


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

(Here with husband Roger Weerasinghe)

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President Wickremesinghe and

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

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


 

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

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

 

On Kaleidoscope today:

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

And lots more


Obituaries – Sad News

Rajan Moonesinghe (33)

Passed Away in Austin, Texas.

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

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

Rajan Loved Sports!

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Memorial Service in Austin, Texas

Sunday, December 4th, 2022

Rajan Moonesinghe

He Loved Animals

He Loved Life!

Rajan Moonesinghe

Taken Too Soon !

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

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

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

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

 

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


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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Suan-la-Tang

Suan-la Tang

(Hot and sour soup)

Ingredients

6 cloud ears and 12 golden needles or 4 chinese dried

mushrooms, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes

1 cake fresh bean curd, neatly diced

2/3 cup pork fillet

3 tablespoons cornstarch

5/8 cup water

1-2 tablespoons oil

1 small onion, peeled and chopped

61/4 cups home – made beef stock  

   or consomme

4 tablespoons rice-wine vinegar

1 tablespoon light soy sauce

 freshly ground black pepper and salt

1 egg beaten

1 teaspoon sesame oil

2-3 scallions, shredded

Method

Drain the cloud ears and golden needles

or the mushrooms, which should be nicely plump.

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

Finely slice the pork into match stick size pieces and dust 

with cornstarch. Blend the remaining cornstarch with water 

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

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

slightly and fry the pork slices until they change color.

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

for 10 to 15 minutes, then thicken with the cornstarch

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

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

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

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

 the scallions if desired.

Serves 6.

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

Rajan Moonesinghe (33)

Passed Away in Austin, Texas.

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

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

Rajan Loved Sports!

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Memorial Service in Austin, Texas

Sunday, December 4th, 2022

Rajan Moonesinghe

He Loved Animals

He Loved Life!

Rajan Moonesinghe

Taken Too Soon !

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You Can’t Beat the Sri Lankan Smile

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

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

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

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

(Excerpt from article in Sunday Observer by Nandi Jasentuliyana)


President Ranil Wickremesinghe Addresses the China International Import Expo

Ranil Wickremesinghe

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


Launch of New U.S. Embassy in Colombo

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


Investment Promotion State Minister

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

Dilum-Amunugama


Past Presidents of the SLAASC

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

(Founded in 1973)

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Lotus Tower and Port City

are Revenue Generators

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


SriLankan Airlines

Sri Lankan Airline


Miss Tourism World 2022 Grand Finale

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


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

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Cargills Food City Opens its 500th Outlet

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


Roger and Helen Weerasinghe of

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

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

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


Sri Lanka on show

at World Travel Market London

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


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


First Sri Lankan female singer in Solo Concert Lakruwani Fernando

in North Hollywood, Ca.

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


Happy 10th Birthday Maddy Rose

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Sri Lankan Girl Happy to Play for Australia

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


Wildlife Film Maker Makes History

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

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

 

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

(Photos by Moran Moran)

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Kaleidoscope With Savithri Rodrigo November 11th, 2022

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Some bullets of what we have on Kaleidoscope –

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

And lots more!


Obituaries – Sad News

Sonia Alagoda

Sonia Alagoda (85)

Beloved Mother of Deshan Atapattu and Sonali

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

Visitation

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

Gates, Kingsley& Gates Praiswater Mortuary,

6909 Canoga Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303

Funeral Service   

Thursday November 17, 2022. 10: 00 AM

St Andrew & St Charles Episcopal Church

16651 Rinaldi St, Granada Hills, CA 91344

Interment               

Thursday, November 17, 2022. 12 Noon

Oakwood Memorial Park and Cemetery

22601 Lassen St, Chatsworth CA 91311

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

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Iresha-de-Silva

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


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

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


Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

ATTACHMENT DETAILS Jalapeno-and-Shrimp-Salad

Jalapeno and Shrimp Salad 

Ingredients

1 iceberg lettuce, separated into leaves,

  or assorted leaves

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

12 ounces cooked shrimp, chopped

1/2 cup chopped green beans

1/2 cup chopped cooked carrots

1/2 cucumber, about 4 ounces chopped

2 hard- cooked eggs coarsely chopped

1 drained pickled jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

salt

Method

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

  leaves. Stir together the mayonnaise and sour cream

  and set aside.

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

 jalapeno, in a separate bowl. Season with salt.

3.Add the mayonnaise and sour cream mixture to the 

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

  are well mixed and coated with the dressing. Pile the

  mixture into the lined salad bowl or arrange 

  attractively on the platter and serve with salt.

 

You may contact me with any questions or requests.

romadezoysa1@gmail.com


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

 

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Indree Moonesinghe Weds Danny Caulkin in Washington State.

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

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Celebrating Trinity College Bradby Shield Winners

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


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

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


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Prima Stella Dairy onboards Chamika Karunaratne as the new Brand Ambassador

Inspiring the nation to ‘Be Healthy, Be Active’

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


Sajith Fernando’s 50th Birthday Bash

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Peterite Rhythm 2022 Toronto, Canada

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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo October 7th, 2021

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


Obituaries – Sad News

Obituaries - Sad News

Rajah Sinnathuray passed away in Sri Lanka.

He was well known to many being:

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

and many other Associations.

Motorcycle racing champion.

Proprietor of the well known Sinnathuray Commercial Tutory

 

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

Celebrated the life

of Enver Gladstone White. 

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


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


Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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JAPCHAI (Korean Noodle Speciality)

Ingredients

4 cooked potions of dangmeon cooked sweet potato starch noodles

1 Carrot, peeled and julienned

1/2 Onion, cut into 1/4″ slices

2 cups oyster mushrooms, cut into bitesized pieces

1 1/2 TBSP white granulated sugar

3 TBSP Soya Sauce

2 tspn. vegetable oil

 Pinch of Black Pepper (optional)

1 tspn. roasted Sesame seeds (optional)

 

STEP 1

If Danmyeon noodles are long, carefully cut

the noodles with scissors to make them fit

the diameter of the diameter of the inner pot.

Lay the noodles in a criss-cross pattern to prevent

clumping.

STEP 2

Lay the Carrots, Onions and mushrooms on top

of noodles.

STEP 3.

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

and 3/4 cup of water until well combined.

Drizzle liquid over the vegetables and noodles.

 

These quantities are sufficient to serve four or you

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

Sri Lankan Shrimp Curry and it was very nice.You 

can even put some sauteed Shrimp in a little Chilli

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

top of the whole dish.

Should you have any questions or requests, please

email me and I will be happy to help you.

This Korean Dish is absolutely lovely to look at and 

a treat in it’s light but interesting flavors.

I am answering the first question which you will send. 

The DANGMEON (sweet potato starch noodles) is not

difficult to find in the Asian Markets and are sold in 

packets.

Simple to make and is not drowned in different flavors.

Enjoy!

romadezoysa1@gmail.com

 


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