Good News From Jayam July 15, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 35 items

Good News From Jayam July 15, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 35 items

Good News From Jayam July 15, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 35 items

Friday Jul 26, 2024 – Sunday Aug 11, 2024

Sri Lanka Ambassador to Thailand granted farewell audience by King and Queen

Sri Lanka Ambassador to Thailand granted farewell audience by King and Queen
Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP), Chaminda I. Colonne and her husband Stephen Senanayake were granted an audience by King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Rama X) and Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana of the Kingdom of Thailand to bid farewell to them, the Colombo foreign office said.

The farewell audience took place at the Amphorn Royal Palace on June 26.

J Med has opened its newest distribution center (DC) in San Diego, Ca.

We are thrilled to announce that J Med has opened its newest distribution center (DC) in San Diego, making us the only DME distributor in San Diego! This expansion is a testament to our commitment to exceptional service and our promise to Jump Through Hoops and go the extra mile for our customers.

At our new San Marcos, San Diego location, J Med will offer our renowned white glove services, including:

– Same-day and next-day delivery

– Same-day pick-up

– No minimum order fee

– Bed setup

– Repairs etc

Join us for a special event to celebrate this milestone! Come meet the J Team at the San Diego J Mixer on August 9th. Stay tuned for more details.

For inquiries and services, please contact us at:

– Phone: 714-869-4618 or 855-825-5259

– Email:

We look forward to serving the San Diego community with the highest level of care and dedication.


CEO / President

O: 855-825-5259

F: 855-825-4266

7300 Artesia Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90621

Jumping Through Hoops.. So you Don’t Have To..

J Med Staff Bid Farewell to Rowan Bandarthilak as he Embarks on Residency in Alabama

Rowan Bandarthilak, a dedicated and resilient individual, began his residency in Internal Medicine in Alabama. His journey to this milestone has been marked by perseverance, hard work, and the support of those around him.**

**Educational Journey**

Rowan completed his high school education in Long Beach, California. With a strong foundation, he pursued his undergraduate degree at UCLA, where he developed a keen interest in the medical field. Determined to further his education, Rowan enrolled in medical school in the Caribbean.

**Overcoming Challenges**

Rowan’s path was not without its hurdles. During his time in medical school, he faced significant challenges, including caring for his ill mother and navigating the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these obstacles, Rowan remained steadfast in his commitment to his education and his dream of becoming a physician. His perseverance paid off, culminating in his graduation from medical school and securing a spot in an internal medicine residency program in Alabama.

**Gratitude and Acknowledgements**

Rowan is deeply grateful to everyone who supported him throughout his journey. He extends special thanks to J Med Supplies and John Amirthiah, where he worked for two years. The experience not only provided him with valuable professional skills in the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) field but also fostered long-lasting friendships with the company’s amazing staff.

Rowan looks forward to the next chapter of his career, hopeful and determined to make a positive impact on people’s lives through his work in medicine.

Duncan Bravo of Los Angeles in Geico Commercial (Please click on arrow)

Darby de Silva daughter of Sunil and Dr Janesri de Silva of Pasadena, Ca. Married Haritha Lal Rodrigo in Colombo

Mom Janesri helps with brides necklace

Mr and Mrs Haritha Rodrigo after the wedding ceremony held at All Saint’s Church in Borella. The reception was at the Hilton Colombo.

Photo taken at the pre wedding banquet l/r Jonathan, Janesri, Darby, Haritha and Sunil de Silva.

King Charles Installs New U.K. Prime Minister Keir Starmer

The 2nd Anniversary of the Super Speciality Childrens Hospital was Celebrated in Fiji

The 2nd anniversary of the Super Speciality Childrens hospital was celebrated in Fiji on April 24, 2024. This hospital is unique in that it does not have a billing counter. All life-saving heart surgeries are conducted FREE of charge. Sumeet Tappoo is Chairman and Dr Kripali Tappoo Director of the Hospital. Global Humanitarian and founder of the Sanjeevani hospital is Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai. He also opened a FREE Childrens hospital in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, maintained by generous people from Sri Lanka living in Australia  The web link is –  : “Participate Now”(above photo) Doris Loel, Sumeet Tappoo, Sandra Taylor and Ursula Aruma.

Bedroom in San Gabriel Valley area for Rent to Sri Lankan lady who can cook Sri Lankan dishes. Has to be very clean. Please call 626-335-7266.

Ranwan Rayak 7 Muharat Ceremony in Pasadena, Ca.

Palitha kasthuriarchchi. Click by Aruna Krishanantha, the show will be on stage on November 9th 2024 in Los Angeles The word ‘Muhurat’ means an auspicious time. In Hindu customs, Muhurat is a time when planets are aligned favorably to ensure positive results.



Jayam’s Choice 20 Beatles Songs in 4 Minutes (Please click on arrow)

Happy 21st Birthday Maya of Santa Barbara, Ca. (Beautiful photo by Moran Moran)

Uma Kumaran, elected MP for Stratford and Bow in the U.K.

British Tamil Uma Kumaran, of the Labour Party, has been elected the Member of Parliament for Stratford and Bow, securing 19,145 votes, following the UK’s general election that took place on July 4, 2024. Kumaran, born in East London, has roots in Sri Lanka. Both her parents are Tamils. Kumaran worked for NHS professionals before joining the Labour party. She first contested in the 2010 local elections in Harrow, London, as one of the Labour Party candidates, but was not elected.

eLanka Australia’s Premier Website for the Sri Lankans down-under

Tiana Sumanasekera in tears after Floor – Olympic TRIALS Day 2 (Please click on arrow)


Patrick Sela of Brisbane, Australia and family Visit Machu Picchu in Peru

Patrick Sela’s eldest Granddaughter Neve Sela (25yrs old) has been in South America backpacking since February and our his son Owen (55yrs) wanted to go over and spend a couple of weeks with her in Peru and do Machu Picchu. He invited Patrick to join him on a trip to Peru and catch up with Neve and see a part of South America he had not seen. The trip was a pre 85th Birthday gift from Patrick’s son.

Lushani Kodituwakku – Woman of Lankan descent wins top business award in UK

Lushani Kodituwakku, Founder and Managing Director of Luminii Consulting, was recently awarded the Women in Business/Entrepreneurship award at the Women in Management UK Professional & Career Women Awards 2024. In November 2023, she was named Chief Executive Officer of the Year in Market Research and Intelligence in the UK. In April 2023, she received the award for Commercial Due Diligence Provider of the Year at the European Private Equity Awards.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo July 4th, 2024 (Please click on arrow)

It’s the 4th of July – so fireworks are a must! And today, dive into the depth of the ocean, dissect women’s role in the banking sector, check out the spirits of revelry at the national bartenders competition, witness the great animal migration, watch AI ads get an economic update and more!

Padura” Party in North Hollywood by SLAASC on Saturday July 27th

TASC 5K Run Fundraiser in Hansen Dam, Ca. (The Adult Skill Center)

Dennis Andre Rutnam CEO of TASC

Kumara, Maddie, Robert, Evelyn, Dennis Andre and Lupe

Jayam’s 84th Birthday with family on June 23rd in Glendora, Ca.

Obituaries – Sad News

Indrani Irene MahaIndra (94) of Los Angeles, Ca. passed away on June 25th 2004.

Wife of the late Ratnasabapathy MahaIndra (Maha), mother of Ardni, Rani, Mohan, and the late Ravi. Mother-in-law of Palitha Pelpola, Delan Wickramasinghe, and Renuka MahaIndra. Grandmother of Nadyenka Gandhi, Jarren Mahalndra, and Natalya Mahalndra. Grandmother-in-law of Adarsh Gandhi and Rachel MahaIndra. Great-grandmother of Anaami and Nayaani Gandhi. Daughter of the late Ulrich and Lillian (nee Roberts) Weeresinghe. Sister of the late Lakshman (Lucky) Weeresinghe, Niveditha (Nive) Galleway, Ajasath (Aja) Weeresinghe, Naikasi (Nikki) Porritt, and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Peiris.

Celebration of Life service for Indrani MahaIndra and her late son, Ravi Mahalndra, to be held on August 10th at 10.30 am

at Our Lady of Lourdes Church,

18400 Kinzie St. Northridge, CA.

Reception to follow.

Don Alan Panambalana (89) passed away in Sydney, Australia on June 10th, 2024. Father of Nadine, Sean and their present and former partners Ian,

Natalie (dec) and Allison, grandfather to Zac, Joshua, Hannah, Noah, Finn, Luca, Tara, Noah Bennett, and Fern, great-grandfather to Esther, former husband of Ferne, brother of Pauline.


Rose Mirani De Saram – Daughter of Senaka and Shirangika De Saram,​sister of Rohan,​ granddaughter of Vinitha and the late Shirley De Saram and Sunil and Anna Abeyratna,​ niece of Ranil and Indika De Saram,​ Mahen and Hiranthi De Saram,​ Chayanika and Dishan Fernando and Damian and Yenushka Abeyratna. Burial was on 6th July 6th, 2024 at St. Ann’s Church Burial Ground,​ Wattala.
Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen



2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

2 medium yellow onions, finely chopped (about 2 ½ cups)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 lb 80% lean ground beef

½ cup dry red wine

½ cup canned crushed tomatoes

¼ cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 Tbs. tomato paste

¼ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg


3 lb. eggplant (about two medium or 5 to 6 baby eggplant), trimmed and sliced crosswise about ¼ inch thick

Kosher salt

3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil; more as needed

Freshly ground black pepper


1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 medium russet potatoes (about two and a half pounds), rinsed and dried

Kosher salt


3 cups whole milk

4 oz. (½ cup) unsalted butter

2 ¼ oz. (½ cup) unbleached all-purpose flour

2 large eggs, beaten

½ oz. finely grated Grana Padano, Parmigiana- Reggiano, or Pecorino Romano (½ cup)

⅛ tsp. Freshly grated nutmeg; more to taste

Kosher salt


Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, a generous pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until translucent-5 to 8 minutes.

Turn the heat up to medium high. Add the beef, a pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally and breaking up the meat until browned-7 to 10 minutes. Add the wine; turn the heat down to medium and cook, stirring occasionally until absorbed-about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, parsley, tomato paste and nutmeg, stirring to combine. Turn the heat down to low and gently simmer to meld the flavors, stirring once or twice- about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside. (The meat sauce can be refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 3 months).


Cover the bottom and sides of a large colander with a single layer of the eggplant slices and sprinkle generously with salt. Top with more layers of eggplant, salting each layer until all the slices have been used. Let sit in the sink or over a large bowl for 30 minutes to 1 hour.


Heat the oil in a heavy-duty 12-inch skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat until shimmering hot (about 375°F).

Meanwhile, slice the potatoes crosswise into ¼-inch rounds, discarding the end slices. Working in batches, fry 10-15 slices in a single layer, flipping once until the potatoes are tender-about 4 minutes.

Blot excess oil with paper towels and lightly season with salt.


Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and heat oven to about 350°F.

Rinse the eggplant in cold water to remove excess salt. Press the slices between paper towels or clean kitchen towels to dry, then arrange them in a single layer on two large rimmed baking sheets. Lightly brush both sides off each slice with the olive oil and lightly season both sides with salt and pepper. Roast, flipping once, until tender and lightly browned- 30 to 35 minutes total.


Heat the milk in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until steaming; set aside.Melt the butter in a 4-quart saucepan over medium low heat. Add the flour and cook, whisking constantly, until golden-about 5 minutes. Slowly whisk in the hot milk and then simmer gently, whisking until the raw flour taste is gone and the sauce thickens- about 5 minutes. Turn the heat down to low and gradually whisk in the eggs; whisk vigorously to combine. Remove from the heat. Set aside one Tbs. of the cheese for assembly and add the remaining cheese to the sauce along with the nutmeg and one tsp. salt; Whisk until smooth. Season to taste with more salt and nutmeg.


Position a rack in center of oven and heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a 9×13 -inch baking dish.

Arrange potatoes in an even layer on the bottom of the dish, overlapping the slices like shingles. Sprinkle evenly with 1 tsp. of the reserved cheese.

Arrange the eggplant slices as you did the potatoes and evenly sprinkle with 1 tsp. of the remaining cheese. Spread the meat sauce in an even layer on top of the eggplant. Pour the béchamel over the meat sauce and spread in an even layer. Evenly sprinkle with the remaining 1 tsp. cheese. Bake until the top is golden brown-50 to 60 minutes. Let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving

This favorite casserole of Greeks and non-Greeks alike takes some time to prepare, but it is oh so worth the effort!

Gracie and Olivia get ready to ride in the 4th of July Parade in Glendora, Ca.

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