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Shangri-La Colombo, Shangri-La Hambantota Succeed at World Travel Awards 2023
|Shangri-La Colombo and Shangri-La Hambantota have achieved top recognition at the World Travel Awards 2023, reinforcing their position as leaders in the hospitality industry. Shangri-La Colombo was honored with the titles of Sri Lanka’s Leading Hotel 2023, Sri Lanka’s Leading Business Hotel 2023, and Sri Lanka’s Leading Hotel Suite 2023 while Shangri-La Hambantota was awarded the title of Sri Lanka’s Leading Beach Resort 2023, the hotel company said in a media release.|
Bangladesh Film Festival illuminates Colombo
|The third Bangladesh Film Festival unfolded on Friday (6) at Tharangani Theatre, Sri Lankan National Film Corporation, with the screening of internationally acclaimed movie ‘Rehana Maryam Noor’ directed by Abdullah Mohammad Saad. The Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka is organising the film festival which will continue. A sizeable crowd, including renowned personalities of local cinema and cine connoisseurs, braced the rain in Colombo to experience Bangladeshi movies. Actress Swarna Mallawarachchi graced the occasion as chief guest. Director Anoma Rajakaruna as the curator of the festival introduced the movie to the audience before screening.|
Havelock City a city within a city (Please click on link below)
Old Joes Association of UK (Blue and White Ball) Annual Dinner Dance at Heathrow London
(Photos by Mishtre Photography UK)
|Niran and Indrajith Perera of Hayes, London|
Tony and Moira James of Hounslow, London with friends
|Cuthbert Charles with wife Lovina|
Bollywood Film Producers Choose Sri Lanka to Shoot Eight Films – Daily News
Sri Lankan Aussie Heads Virgin Voyages
|Nirmal Saverimuttu has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Voyages in September 2023. Having joined the Company in January 2015, previously, Nirmal served as President and Chief Experience Officer, responsible for all passenger, crew and commercial operations at Virgin Voyages. In this role Nirmal shaped the company’s award winning experience on its fleet of 3 cruise vessels. Nirmal is Sri Lankan-Australian, was born in Zambia and has lived in London, Sydney and New York City. He now resides in Florida with his wife Leandra and 2 children. Nirmal has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honors) from the University of Sydney. Nirmal is the son of Selva and Dilini Saverimuttu, Sri Lankan born Australians, now domiciled in Sydney.|
Boszman Concept for Event Planning in Sri Lanka
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Let us commit to building a compassionate Sri Lanka on this World Animal Day – Otara
Every living being, both great and small, deserves to live a life free from pain and suffering. On this World Animal Day, let’s come together, and make a stronger collective commitment to work towards fostering harmony between humans and animals, ensuring that the beauty of Sri Lanka’s wildlife thrives alongside our nation’s growth and that all other animals can live free from suffering. Together, we can turn this vision into reality, and build a future where compassion for all living beings is a guiding principle and our way of life. This is the true Sri Lanka.
World Animal Day- Ambassador
800: Murali’s inspiring story unfolds on silver screen
|The film ‘800,’ based on the life of Muthiah Muralitharan, widely regarded as one of the greatest spinners in the world, has commenced screening in India. The title refers to Murali’s 800 Test wickets, a record that has still not been equalled. The film ‘800’ was filmed in various locations, including Sri Lanka, India, and Australia. It was simultaneously released in 15 countries, such as India, Sri Lanka, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. Originally made in Tamil, ‘800’ has been dubbed in Sinhala and Telugu, and it includes English subtitles for wider accessibility. The screenplay for the film ‘800’ was jointly written by Tamil film director M. S. Sripathi and Booker Award winner Shehan Karunathilake, whose first book Chinaman (on a fictional cricketer) was a big hit in cricket playing countries.|
The Kapil and Sharma Show with Jacqueline Fernandez
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A Sri Lankan Baker’s Baguette Conquers France
This year France marked the 30th anniversary of the “Grand Prize of the Traditional French Baguette,” organized by the Paris City Hall. Tharshan Selvarajah, 37, an intense bearded man with a fierce work ethic, won, with his creation edging out 126 other baguettes. His prize? The honor, for the next year, of delivering those baguettes to President Macron and his staff. He also received some $4,250. The baker’s popularity is now such that long lines form outside his boulangerie, Au Levain des Pyrénées, on the fringes of eastern Paris. Selvarajah explained what made his bread special. Seated in a nearby cafe, he held up his hands.
“God gave us all different hands,” he said. A smile broke across his face. “My mother’s chicken curry and my wife’s chicken curry may use the same chicken but they do not taste the same,” he said. “God gave me the hands to make the best baguette in France! I am never angry with the flour as I knead the dough.”
Alston Koch to Debut New Climate Friendly Song “Let me take you to an Island”
|President of SUNx Climate Friendly Travel Club Geoffrey Lipman with the Chairman of the organisation Juergen Stienmetz has made a joint statement “As part of the SUNx Climate friendly Travel Club we are bringing in to perform at the Gala Dinner Asia’s “King Of Pop” and Platinum award winning recording artist Alston Koch with a brand new Climate Friendly Travel song “Let Me Take You To An Island” to be released on the night dedicated to the Climate Resilience of Small Island States”|
St Joseph’s College Colombo Tennis Team (Circa 1958)
|St Joseph’s College Tennis Team (Circa 1958) Asoka Abeywardena, Dougy Gunawardena, Nimal Ranaweera, Hiranjan Perera, Raja de Silva, Pali Wijesena, Ranjit Pereira, Ajantha Jayasinghe, Ranjit Silva. Seated Billy Roland, Ranjan Almeida, Father Gerry Abeysekara, Father Peter Pillai, Stanislaus Fernando, Lakshman Malawana, Indrajith Perera.|
Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo October 5th, 2023
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|Happy Children’s Week! Today, we find out the origins of balloons – something all children love, visit the No Hungry Kids project, the status of children in the modern day with UNICEF’s country representative, find out about the oldest aquarium fish and construction project, explore the controversial Online Safety Bill, add some economic news and pack in much more!|
Obituaries – Sad News
Bernadette Nittianandan (80)
of Pasadena, Ca. passed away on September 23rd, 2023.
Wife of Late Nitti
Daughter of Late Denzil and Edith Weerasinghe
Sister of Late Anton Weerasinghe, Monica Weerasinghe and Leonie Kotalawala. Mother of Arjunan, Rohan, Cholan (Ty) and Dale. Mother-in-law of Dinali and Angie. Grandmother of Ashley, Maya and Nikki, Cholan Jr. Teiya, Karnan and Romeo.
Great Grandmother of Brody, Levy and Isabella.
Funeral was at Live Oak Memorial Park Chapel on October 7th, 2023.
Enid Harriet Sirimanne (91) passed away in San Diego, Ca. on September 13th 2023. Mother of Ben, Sriyantha and Antoinette.Funeral was in San Diego on September 30th, 2023
Kevin Magnus Herft (76) passed away in Sydney, Australia on October 7th, 2023. Son of the late Fred and Annette D’Abrera. Arrangements for his Funeral will be advised in due course.
A Unique Publication Presented to the President During his Recent Visit to Address the U.N.
|A copy of ‘The Kingdom of Ruhuna: Home of the Yala National Park”, a newly published coffee table book, was presented to the President Ranil Wickramasinghe in New York during a glamourous reception hosted by the Sri Lanka Mission to the United Nations. A copy was also presented to the Foreign Minister Aly Sabry. The book was recently launched at the ‘The Beauty of Sri Lanka’ photographic Exhibition held by the America Sri Lanka Photographic Art Society Los Angeles (ASPAS), in association with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Los Angeles at the UCLA Art Gallery. It was authored by the founder President of ASPAS, Suriya Jayalath Perera, an accomplished photographer and wildlife enthusiast who transports the reader through the lens of his camera to Ruhuna’s hidden gems, where they can witness majestic wildlife in their natural habitats – from elusive leopards prowling through lush jungles to colorful birds soaring across vibrant skies. His painstaking research work over two years of residence in the Yala area, originally carried out for his Master’s thesis written in Sinhala at the Kelaniya University, was recently published with a historical narration of the people and places of the region in an attractively published coffee table book containing unmatched photography including some historical ruins deep in the jungle hitherto unknown even to historians. It was compiled and edited by Dr. Nandi Jasentuliyana, who supervised its translation and publication. In his introduction to it, he points out the critical role played by the Kingdom of Ruhuna in the history of the Island from its inception in the 5th Century on many occasions.The Kingdoms of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa were in turmoil almost from the very beginning of their history in the fifth century B.C. due to periodic Indian invasions of Cholas, Pandyas, and Pallavas forcing some of its people with its rulers to flee to the South and eventually to be reclaimed by Prince Dutugamunu from the ruling family of the Kingdom of Ruhuna who led an army from Ruhuna.|
Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen
JAPCHAI (Korean Noodle Speciality)
- 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)
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.
Lay the Carrots, Onions and mushrooms on top of noodles.
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.
New Year Cruise on “Discovery Princess” Los Angeles to Mexico Fully Booked!