Good News From Jayam April 15, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 15 items

Good News From Jayam April 15, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 15 items

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Ceylon Today – Daily Finance Today Rutnam Eyes USD 10M Revival for RanmiNitenna Tele – Cinema Park By Ishara Gamage -April 9, 2024

Ceylon Today - Daily Finance Today

Rutnam Eyes USD 10M Revival for RanmiNitenna Tele - Cinema Park
By Ishara Gamage -April 9, 2024

Renowned film director and Chairman of Asian Film Location Services Ltd. (established in 1980), Chandran Rutnam, plans to lease the now-defunct Ranminitenna Tele-Cinema Park in Hambantota with an initial investment of USD 10 million. Speaking to Finance Today, he said, “We, Asian Film Location Services Ltd are in the final stages of presenting the proposal to the Government. In the first phase alone, we could generate USD 25 million to USD 30 million annually by providing equipment and studio rentals, services, and experienced and talented technicians, significantly boosting the country’s foreign exchange reserves.” He mentioned that despite the ideological issues among the bureaucrats and the lack of vision through ignorance among state officials, he is determined to successfully implement this project with the support of President Ranil Wickremesinghe. Initially, the park encompassed 125 acres, including a 50-acre Jambugaswewa tank. For future expansion, it was extended to 235 acres. The land designated for Ranminitenna Tele-Cinema Park was reserved by Cabinet Memorandum No. 08/1084/338/024 dated 11 June, 2008. With a portfolio of over 75 foreign films that Rutnam has brought in and shot in the island nation, it generates more than USD 600 million. Rutnam’s determinations extend beyond the film industry, with the aim of elevating Sri Lanka’s status in the global economic and cultural arena. “Sri Lanka has the potential to become a global centre for movie production. But this opportunity remains largely untapped due to the lack of knowledge of this industry and its marketing ability. Reimagining Sri Lanka’s narrative requires understanding the potential of the industry, the vision, strategic investments, and a major strategic overhaul. Not the mere continuity of past methods and stagnation.” According to him, the entertainment industry is one of the five leading sources of foreign exchange in developing Asian countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and India. He opined: “Despite Sri Lanka’s scenic beauty and accessibility, the movie industry fails to attract global attention due to inadequate infrastructure requirements.” Rutnam, with his past global experience, has proposed a revolutionary investment strategy to inject over USD 150 million into the Sri Lankan economy. “Developing high-tech virtual sound stages and other state-of-the-art systems and current technologies that keep up with the fast-changing and constantly moving creative and profitable entertainment industry. “This effort will not only change Ranminitenna Tele-Cinema Park but also ensure that Sri Lanka becomes more appealing to international film producers, which will generate more income than the tourism industry,” he remarked. “After the production and success of the iconic film The Bridge on the River Kwai, which was shot entirely in Sri Lanka, no government or tourist authority had the vision for over 50 years to rebuild the bridge as must-see’ tourist attraction. Other countries have jumped on the opportunities. Example: New Zealand, where the film Lord of the Rings was shot. There are more tourists visiting the film set where the movie was shot than the population of the country. There were numerous missed opportunities in Sri Lanka purely due to the lack of knowledge coupled with the lack of creative vision”, he further stated. The current plan, one that the Government fully supports, already has initial foreign funding. Rutnam, who has just returned from Mumbai and Chennai in India, states that the Indian film industry, which produces 2000 films a year, is eager to shoot in Sri Lanka, provided we have the desirable facilities. Rutnam is confident that Sri Lanka will soon be —

“The Film Capital of Asia.” 

Happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year Celebrations next Saturday! on Saturday April 13th in Torrance, Ca. Please arrive early for a full kiribath breakfast

Happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year Celebrations next Saturday!

on Saturday April 13th in Torrance, Ca.

Please arrive early for a full kiribath breakfast


Dream Boys with Daddy Coming to Rosemead, Ca. Saturday April 20th, 2024


Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL) top scientist Dr Sarath Gunapala’s Invention shot into space

Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL) top scientist

Dr Sarath Gunapala's Invention shot into space

JPL Scientist Dr. Sarath Gunapala was in Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida to witness his HyTI (Hyperspectral Thermal Imager) launch. HyTI (Hyperspectral Thermal Imager) is designed with the focus on understanding, modeling, mapping, and monitoring the world’s agricultural lands, and water resources, as well as for studies pertaining to forest fires, volcanoes, and a number of other applications (e.g., stubble burning in agricultural lands). Climate variability and expanding populations are putting unprecedented pressure on agricultural croplands and their water use, which are vital for ensuring global food and water security in the twenty-first century. Currently, on average worldwide, croplands use 80-90% of all human water consumption. HyTI data and derived information products will be invaluable in advancing our knowledge on multiple fronts in crop type mapping, crop productivity modeling, crop water use assessments, and crop water productivity (“crop per drop”) mapping. 

Yoshi Jayakody of Walnut CA celebrated his birthday with his friends and family in Joshua Tree CA. Son of Late Mangala and Mangala Jayakody – a Financial consultant and a CPA in Los Angeles


Jayam’s Choice “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson


Jayam's Choice

"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson


Kaleidoscope April 11, 2024 (Please click on arrow)

Happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year! Is Avurudu still important? And what about that devil’s cauldron, tech and travel, eccentric artists, women of worth and more.

Obituaries – Sad News

Sudath Dharmasena (62) Of Hawaiian Gardens, Ca. Passed away on March 27, 2024. Beloved husband of Thanuja. Son of Late M.D.P. Dharmasena and Nirmala Dharmasena. Brother of Charles (Sydney), late Tilak, Vijith (London), Twin Udaya (Sydney) and late Dilip

Brother-in-law of Susima, Priyanki, Dilli and Rukshani

Son-in-law of Sunethra and late Jinadasa Atapattu

Brother-in-law of of Sanjeevi, Maheshi and Arosha

Uncle of Dilini, Tara late Nirosh, Shani, Tiyashi, Vihashi, Bianca, Dmitri and Mandil.


    Thursday, April 11th from 4pm-8pm

Funeral Service

     Friday, April 12th from 11am-12.30pm

Both viewing and funeral service will be held at

     Forest Lawn Memorial Park

     Patriots Chapel

     4471 Uncoln Av

     Cypress, CA 90430


Jeanne VenetiaJeanne Venetia Arseculeratne (Fernando) (84) passed away on March 16th in Torrance, California. She was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to the United States with her husband Felix Arseculeratne, daughter Agatha and son Romesh in 1969. She was preceded by her husband Felix, survived by her daughter Agatha (David) Yartz, son Romesh Arseculeratne, sister Celine (Phillip) Fernando, nieces and nephews Ranil (Noely) Fernando, Anne (Prasanna) Samarawickrama, Melissa (Sanjay) Gunawardena, Marlie (Andrew) Abrahams and Mahen (Thilini) Fernando. 


Viewing held on April 1st, 2024 2-6 pm at Holy Cross Cemetery – Culver City CA 90230

Funeral held on April 2nd, 2024 9am at Holy Cross Cemetery – Culver City CA 90230


HAMER – RUSSELL PERCIVAL PETER. Husband of Mallika, loving father of Peter and Sandra; father-in-law of Sherman and Briony; darling grandfather of Tiffany and Steffany; Brother of Granville and Mervyn (both deceased), passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Cortege left A.F. Raymonds Funeral Parlour, Borella, on March 29, 2024, for burial at 3pm at General Cemetery, Kanatte.


Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Sri Lankan Bibbikan


1 medium-sized coconut 

  (1-1 1/2lb.)

2 lbs. Jaggery

1/2 lb. Cadjunuts

2 teaspoons clove powder

cardomon and cinnamon powder (to taste)

1/4lb white wheat flower

1/2 lb. Sugar

2 ozs. ginger preserve (cut very fine)

2 teaspoons grated rind of lime

2-3 oz. Seedless sultanas (optional)



1.Scrape coconut. Extract as much coconut milk as possible.

2.Pound coconut.

3.Dissolve Jaggery and Sugar with coconut milk. Add salt. Bring to a Boil.

4.Add pounded coconut and cook until mixture is sticky but not burned or caramalized. Take off the fire.

5.Add Flour. Mix well. Chop Cadjunuts, ginger preserve and spices. Mix well

6.Add lime rind just before putting in 9×12″ pan. Bake at 325 degrees F, until done.

Turn onto platter,place a few fresh flowers on a side to decorate.


I have given you traditional Sinhala Tamil Recipes for your Table over many years.Make this.Have fun.

Please email me for all your questions and requests.


A Royal Get Well Soon! to Our Dear Katherine Princess of Wales, UK We Love you!

A Royal Get Well Soon!

to Our Dear Katherine

Princess of Wales, UK

We Love you!

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