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Samantha and Belle had a great time on the “Regal Princess” with new friends
Molly and Allison Foenander
Past Presidents of the Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)(Celebrating 50 Years serving the community – Founded in 1973)
Piyal Mataraarachchi SLAASC Past President 1998
Tony de Rosairo SLAASC Past President 1999
Palitha Pelpola SLAASC Past President 2000
Fay and Terry Herft celebrate their 59th Wedding Anniversary on the “Regal Princess”
“Celebrating 59 years together. How the heck did I survive?
We did it together with God’s blessings. With three beautiful daughters and eight beautiful grandchildren and a great grand daughter on the way!” – Fay Herft
#RSDailyMusic: Here’s What We’re Listening to Today
Featuring artists NuAsia, Raveena Mehta, Ysoblue, Abhishek Hazarika and more
“Welcome to my World” of Jim Reeves 100th at Northridge Womens Club in California
Carl Fernando and wife Ertha Had a reunion of family in Arbon, Suisse
Jayam and Gina and grand kids dinner of Thai food with cousin Ami and Paul David in Queensway, London
Jayam and Gina with Samantha and Belle, Moira James and Duleep and Malkanthi Jayatilaka in the lobby of Hotel in London
Lunch with New Zealand Billionaire Owen Glenn at Hakkasan in Mayfair, London seeing him after 20 years!
Ken Hamer travelled from Kent to Hayes in London to see us. Niran and Indrajith Perera cooked up a tasty stringhopper feed!
The Sri Lanka Foundation International USA invites you to Sri Lanka Day 2023!
This year they are holding the celebration virtually on their Youtube Channel youtube.com/@SLFoundation
You can join from your home or find a community organization near you to join one of their many watch parties, visit this link srilankafoundation.org/
At the World Premiere of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE in Colombo, Sri Lanka Chandran and Nihara Rutnam, Rene and Iswari CamouRene and Iswari Camo
Sunethra Gunawardene Celebrated her 74th birthday at Nobu in Newport Beach. Good friend Claudia, Sunethra, Janinda and Mike Gunawardene
Cruising on the “Regal Princess” to the British Isles
Suba and Alex Perera of Chino Hills, Ca.
Samantha, Gina, Jayam and Belle
Ann Schumacher and Fay
Fay and Gina at the Vault Bar at the Marmarosh Hotel in Bucharest, Romania
Lunch with our guide/driver at a restaurant outside Count Dracula’s Bran Castle in Transilvania, Romania
Jeevo Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Ca.
The Jeevo Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Beautiful event. Took mom since she is the biggest fan of art and music to experience the first Sri Lankan-American artist to perform at Walt Disney concert hall, Rajeev Nandakumaran.
Walt Disney Concert hall admin have informed, there were close to 1800 attendees and the largest audience for a local artist. – Aruni Boteju
Musaeus College Student Inuki Jayaweera represents Sri Lanka in Malaysia Billie Jean King Cup/Asia Oceania Group II
Jayam’s Choice “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga (Please click on arrow)
Summer Holiday in Sri Lanka Los Angeles Cousins – Johns, Camous, Sagadavans, Lenanders, Sassanis, Bacons, Beys etc.
My Funny Valentine – Beautiful! (Please click on arow)
“Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo July 20th, 2023
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|It’s proving to be a packed programme! Welcome to Kaleidoscope. The dog days may have just begun! Also it’s about Riverston while we dive into Sri Lanka’s standing with the IMF & the world of imported fish, give a child a meal, check out the world’s best buildings, repurpose old things, take a flying race, become a transformer, take a leaf from France & check the market sketch.|
Obituaries – Sad News
Merrill J. Fernando (93) The founder of popular Sri Lankan tea company Dilmah has died in Colombo. He was surrounded by his sons and grandchildren when he passed away on July 20th, 2023. He was known for his iconic ‘do try it’ slogan. The founder had helped create the brand’s first Single Origin Tea in 1988, and worked up until he was 91. He also founded the Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation, which supports youth, entrepreneurs, community organisations, incarcerated people and war widows in Sri Lanka. His son, Malik J Fernando, shared a heartfelt tribute to his father on LinkedIn. ‘He was such a towering figure in our lives; we never thought he would leave us,’ he wrote.
Jermyn Fernando passed away in Colombo, Sri Lanka on July 15, 2023. Brother of Locksley Fernando of Los Angeles, Ca. Former Manager of Fountain Cafe. At the time of passing away he was the most senior Lion in the Colombo Lions Club. Past pupil of
St. Joseph’s College, Colombo.
His funeral was at Kanatte on July 17, 2023.
Joe (Nage) Victoria – Passed away in Sri Lanka. Husband of Swarna (deceased) and son Luckshan (deceased), brother of Selve, Mirani, late Raj, Wije, Mahe and Agnes. Remains were at Western Florists Funeral Parlour, Negombo. Burial was on 22nd July 22, 2023. at Raddoluwa Cemetery .
Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen
Warm chickpea salad with chili and lime dressing
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1 yellow(brown onion), finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 1/3 cups (14 oz/440g) drained, canned chickpeas
- juice of two limes
- 1/4 cup (2 fl oz/160ml) chili oil
- 1/2 cup (3/4 oz/20g) fresh cilantro (fresh coriander leaves
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- crusty bread, warmed, for serving
Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft,3-5 minutes. Add chickpeas and stir until heated through,about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low,add lime juice and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add chilli oil and cilantro and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm with bread.
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