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The Magnificent Lotus Tower in Colombo is a popular tourist attraction!
Past Presidents of the Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)(Celebrating 50 Years serving the community – Founded in 1973)
Ananda Niyerapola SLAASC Past President 2002
Jayam Rutnam SLAASC Past President 2003Keshini Wijegoonerathna SLAASC Past President 2004/2005
Keith Ranga SLAASC Past President 2006
Chamber of CommerceAwards San Gabriel Valley Examiner2023 Business of the Year
Rutnam of the San Gabriel Valley Examiner speaks to the audience at the Glendora Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner held at the Glendora Country Club on June 28th, 2023. The “Examiner” a popular weekly newspaper which serves the foothill communities of the San Gabriel Valley, won the “top” Business of the Year Award.
Farewell to Dr. Palitha Kohona by the Foreign Ministry of China (We need more Ambassadors Like Him)
Vice Minister Sun Weidong hosted an impressive banquet in a lavishly refurbished Hutong (courtyard residence in old Beijing) to farewell departing Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona. The Vice Minister waxed eloquent on Ambassador Kohona’s impressive contribution to strengthening the bilateral relationship between China and Sri Lanka and wished him well.
“HFC Alumni Association puts on the best events” – Book Your Tables Now! Saturday, September 16th, 2023
SLAASC – Mobile Clinics Agreement Reached
President of Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC), Niroshan Kahawatte has reached an agreement with the Tri-State Community Healthcare (TSCHC) to provide medical services to the Sri Lankan community in SOCAL. TSCHC’s outreach program is designed to help enhance access to quality medical services in underserved communities. TSCHC takes an active role in community events such as health fairs and partners with organizations as SLAASC that provide adult and children services by providing health care services through Mobile Medical Clinics. Arrangements are being made to hold the first Health Care Mobile Service to the Sri Lankan Community at the Christian Church in Van Nuys. It will be followed by Mobile Services in Orange County and Riverside County. Arrangements are also underway with the UCLA Health Team to provide blood donation programs at the above locations where the health care services are provided.
At the planned locations, the community will have the opportunity of having testing carried out for Blood Pressure, Diabetes, TB, Covid and a variety of other ailments. Further
information will be provided soon. ” Photo: Mr Hasanjith, SLAASC Comm. Member, Niroshan Kahawatte President SLAASC, and Akram Manoukian, CEO (TSCH).
Ravi Gunewardena of Los Angeles Elevated to Fellow of the AIA National Organization
Save the Date Blue & Gold Gala Dance April 27th, 2024 (Details to follow)
The Sri Lanka Foundation International USA invites you to Sri Lanka Day 2023!
Chithral Sings(please click on arrow)
Jayam’s Choice “O Sole Mio” Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti (Please click on arrow)
Ananda College Old Boys Association of West Coast Maroons’ Night 2023 Saturday October 21st, 2023
Sri Lankan born Gary Anandasangaree appointed Canadian minister
Sri Lankan born Tamil MP Gary Anandasangaree has been appointed as a Cabinet Minister in the Canadian Government. Gary Anandasangaree is the son of former MP and Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) leader Veerasingham Anandasangaree. He was among seven rookie MPs who have been promoted to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet following a major reshuffling.Gary Anandasangaree was first elected in 2015 as the MP for the Toronto riding of Scarborough-Rouge Park.
On Wednesday, he was sworn in as Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations.
Nilushi Ranaweera, Sri Lanka’s first female Assistant Attorney General in Minnesota
Hailing from Batapotha, Madelgamuwa, in Gampaha, the foundation for Ranweera’s educational was laid at Holy Cross College before she earned her degree from the Colombo University in 2005. Continuing her pursuit of knowledge, she crossed continents to study law at Hamlin University in Minnesota State in 2006, and later received her Juris Doctorate from Michel Hamlin Law College in 2016.Determined to embark on her journey to gain legal expertise, she underwent further specialised training under the guidance of a government judge in Minnesota, leading to her appointment as Assistant Attorney General.
Young Sri Lankans at a Birthday Celebration at The Draycott in Pacific Palisades, Ca.
Sri Lankan National Anthem Beautifully Sung by Australian (Please click on arrow)
Eranjanie Somaweera of Cypress, Ca. Celebrated Her 70th Birthday in Hawaii with grandkids Ishara, Cosmos and Susanna (Eranjanie is the wife of late Bandula Somaweera and Mom of Dilshan and Charlini)
A Virtual CI Newscaster (Please click on arrow)