Good News From Jayam
October 1, 2023 Pls Scroll Down 35 items
Autumn Has Arrived – In California
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Past Presidents of the Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)
(Celebrating 50 Years serving the community-Founded in 1973)
Viraj de Silva SLAASC Past President 2017
Indika Pilana Manage SLAASC
Past President 2018/2019
Sondra Wise Kumaraperu SLAASC Past President 2020
President Ranil in picture-perfect meeting
with Lankans in New York
|While in New York to address the United Nations General Assembly sessions, President Ranil Wickremesinghe also met the Sri Lanka community there. Most of them not only asked questions about the situation in Sri Lanka but also took photographs of the president and scrambled for selfies with him.|
Over 600 doctors training abroad due back in two months – Minister
|Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that due to the shortage of doctors in the health sector, there is an opportunity for doctors who are abroad for training in the medical service to come back to Sri Lanka and work. The minister also stated that about 600 doctors who are abroad for medical training are due to return to Sri Lanka in the next two months can join the hospital service again.|
Sherman de Silva with Ayomi Perera
“Live in Hollywood, Ca.”
Saturday, October 7th, 2023
Holy Family Convent Alumni’s
“Night in Bordeaux”
A Tremendous Success”
(Photos by Moran Moran)
Ishani Marcelline – President of the Holy Family Convent Past Pupils Association speaks.
The Executive Committee of the Holy Family Convent Past Pupils Association of California.
Dr Amila and Nadhini Silva and friends.
Singers and performers Stephanie Siriwardena and Dushyanth Weeraman were the main attractions.
Jayam’s Choice “Autumn Leaves” Johnny Mathis
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Jeff Gunewardena former Consul General from Sri Lanka to Los Angeles at the Queen of the World Pageant in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Singapore’s President-elect Tharman Shanmugaratnam’s grandparents came from Urelu in Jaffna
|Tharman Shanmugaratnam whose grandparents are from Urelu in the Jaffna district of Northern Sri Lanka made history on September 1st 2023 by getting elected as President of Singapore. Generally referred to as Tharman, the 66 year old London School of Econimics,Cambridge and Harvard educated economist is also the first “Ceylon Tamil” to be elected as Singapore president. He has earlier served as Singapore’s deputy Prime Minister and Finance minister.|
Pinga” by Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone (Don’t miss this one) (Please click on arrow)
Sunil Gamini Wijesinha receives Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays
|Mizukoshi Hideaki, Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, conferred “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays” on Sunil Gamini Wijesinha, former President of Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association, JASTECA, in recognition of his contribution to strengthening economic relations and promoting mutual understanding between Japan and Sri Lanka, by disseminating the Japanese management styles in Sri Lanka.|
Taking on a complex history – Vasugi Ganeshananthan talks about her latest book, Brotherless Night (a story about ordinary Jaffna women caught up in the cross currents of war).
|Bernadette (Bernie) de Chickera celebrated her 75th Birthday on September 2nd, 2023 with a lavish dinner to her family of children, their spouses and her grandchildren at her home in Dehiwela, Sri Lanka. Picture shows Bernie with her husband and her three sons Surenn, Charith and Rajive (who flew down from England for her birthday).|
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Australian Actuary inspires growth in Sri Lanka’s actuarial profession
|President of the Actuaries Institute, Australia Naomi Edwards recently embarked on a short but impactful private visit to Sri Lanka. During her visit, she met with several council members and volunteers of the Actuarial Association of Sri Lanka (AASL) to share her insights and experiences in the field of actuarial science.|
|Since the inaugural visit of the cruise ship to the Kankesanthurai Port (KKS) on June 16 over 6,000 tourists from India have visited Jaffna. The tourists enjoy a holiday adventure in Jaffna, with its rich history and cultural bonds with South India. Arrangements were made, September 16, to hold a ceremony near the KKS Port by Consulate General of India, Jaffna, Northern Province, Governor P. S. M. Charles, DS Office Tellippalai and Vali North Pradeshiya Sabha with the assistance of the Northern Province Tourism Bureau. to celebrate this success. The cruise service is operated by Cordelia Cruises of India.|
Christine de Souza and Chandran Rutnam Bumped into Mrs. India who also is Mrs. World at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo.
Kaleidoscope With Savithri Rodrigo September 21st, 2023 (Please click on arrow)
|Today, we’re racing down the track with Asia’s Karting Champ, indulging in some natural wonders, UNESCO sites, baby gorillas and cocktails, chat with a tourism spearhead, check out the economy, oil, gold and stocks, aluminium can portraits, moonquakes and fictosexuals!|
Obituaries – Sad News
Hiran Adihettypassed away on September 13th, 2023. in Sri Lanka. Son of Walter and Emmie Adihetty.
Brother of Nirmala, Sandhya and Yasmin. Husband of Felicia, father of Natasha, father in law of Shehan Perera. Grandfather of Joshua and Tahlia. Hiran was Past President of St. Thomas’ College OBA in Canada. He was a long time resident of Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Carmel Indranie Ernest (81)
Passed away on September 12, 2023 in Lancaster, Ca. Wife of Dr. Antony Cyril Ernest, mother of Marie Cheryl and Melanie Marietta. Sister of Sujatha Arsecularatne and Rohini Loku Liyanage and Parakrama Fernando.
Funeral Service will be on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at St. Junipero Serra Parish (60th St. W) in Lancaster, CA starting at 9:30am with the rosary viewing, mass to follow at 10:00am and burial at Good Shepherd Cemetery (70th St. W) in Lancaster, CA at 11:30am. The service will also be live streamed for those who cannot attend in person.
Yogam Rajanthan passed away on September 24th. Wife of late Rajanathan,sister of late sisters of Sivapakiam Kanagasuriam, late Maheswary Sri Pathmanthan, late Parameswary Thiagarajah, late Soundramani Sri Pathmaraja, Swarnam Sivaramaligam. Viewing at Mahinda Funeral Directors, Mount Lavinia from 2.00-4.00 p.m. Monday, 25th September 2023 at 4.00 p.m. for cremation at Mount Lavinia Crematorium.
Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen
Tangy Crab Salad Sandwiches
8oz (250g) Japanese or baby cucumbers
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (150g) cooked or canned crabmeat
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
4 fresh tofu buns or poppy seed bread or all
grain bread rolls
1 teaspoon finely sliced Thai basil leaves,
1 to 2 tablespoons minced red finger- length
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 shallots or 1 small onion, minced
1/2 cup (125ml) water
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons fish sauce
1.Make the Chilli Dressing by combining all the ingredients
in a saucepan and simmer over high heat for about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has thickened. Remove and set aside to cool.
2.Peel the cucumbers, then slice very thinly. If using larger
cucumbers, cut in half lengthwise first, scrape out the seeds with a spoon before slicing the cucumbers. Rub the salt into the cucumber slices and mix well, then strain or squeeze the cucumber to remove the liquid. Add all but 1 Tablespoon of the chilli dressing, crabmeat, lemon or lime juice and pepper to the cucumber slices and toss to combine.
3.Make a slit in the Bread Rolls and stuff each roll with the
cocumber crab mixture, then top with reserved Chilli Dressing and Basil leaves when served.
NOTE: Japanese cucumbers are very small and crunchy, and almost seedless. Baby cucumbers.
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