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Good News From Jayam – December 1, 2022 – By Jayam Rutnam

 

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Hope You Had A Great Thanksgiving!

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Advocata Institute wins 2022 Templeton Freedom Award – Dhananath Fernando

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Advocata Institute, an independent policy think-tank based in Colombo, has won the 2022 Templeton Freedom Award by Atlas Network. Advocata’s chief executive officer Dhananath Fernando accepted the award and a 100,000 US dollar grand prize at the Atlas Network Freedom Dinner held in New York last week. Since 2004, the award has identified and recognised the most exceptional and innovative contributions to the understanding of free enterprise, and the public policies that encourage prosperity, innovation, and human fulfillment via free competition.


Visit Sri Lanka – The Irresistible Tourist Hotspot in the Middle of the Indian Ocean

 

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Addressing the Wenzhou International Import Expo, Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona, extolled the high quality of Sri Lanka’s agricultural exports. Black tea which is, by far, the major agricultural import from Sri Lanka to China.

Using the opportunity to promote tourism to Sri Lanka, Ambassador Kohona said that with the expected easing of Chinese travel restrictions, and the winter’s cold beginning to bite. We have a target of 1 million Chinese tourists once travel restrictions are relaxed. Ambassador Kohona wished the Expo great success and invited the guests to visit the Sri Lanka pavilion to experience Sri Lanka’s high quality products.


Pujitha De Silva Wins Thomian Golf 2022 at Porter Valley Country Club, Ca.

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Chandler Moonesinghe, Mohan Chandramohan, Romesh Wijeysuriya, Jonathan Mather, Pujitha De Silva, Nick Perera, Nirmal Palliyaguru, Arne Chandiram, Chitral Fernando, Naresh Moonesinghe, Ryan Jayatileke, Dr Ganesh Devendra, Dr Vathana Aria, and Nigel Fernando.

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Pujitha De Silva the winner, with the Trophy. The Thomian alumni of California ended their 9 rounds Golf tournament series for 2022, on November 12th, with the final round being held at Porter Valley Country Club. Pujitha De Silva of Sri Lanka schools cricket fame and the past President of the Thomian Alumni of California (TAC) with the highest points earned in this series was the winner. 18 Golfers participated throughout the year.  


Thusitha and Sudharshani’s 32nd Production

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Indrani Wye Celebrates 87th Birthday with Family at Sunrise of Westlake Village, Ca.

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Two Winners of the Sri Lanka Foundation Awards Dr Asgi Fazleabas and Keith Ranga

(Seen here at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel)

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’Genius’ 10-year-old school girl of SL origin is smarter than Einstein

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A 10-year-old school girl of Sri Lankan origin has proved she is “smarter than Einstein” with an impressive IQ score.

Ariana Dambarawa Hewage, who lives near Leeds Road in Huddersfield, took a Mensa IQ test recently and scored 162 – said to be “genius” level. The likes of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawkins’ estimated IQ is 160. Ariana, who attends St Patrick’s Catholic Primary Academy in George Avenue, hopes to become a famous scientist herself some day. “She’s my genius” said dad Janaka Dambarawa Hewage. He said: “When she took her exams recently we realised just how smart she is.”


Old Joes Dance at the Marriott Hotel in Heathrow, UK

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At the Old Josephian’s Dinner Dance on November 5th in Langley were Old Joe President Tim Selvaratnam and his wife, Ange;ine and Delikhan Gunewardena,

Moira and Tony James.


2022 U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball

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The 247th US Marine Corps Birthday Ball was held on 18 November in Colombo. Here US Ambassador Julie Chung


Jayam’s Choice “Princess of the Night” Richard Clayderman and Zade Dirani (This one is for Classical Piano Maestro Louis Page)


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Samantha (Weerasinghe) Gunther Had a Great Time with Family

at the Elton John Concert

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Helen Weerasinghe’s Creation of a Community Center in Tarzana, Ca.

(Here with husband Roger Weerasinghe)

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President Wickremesinghe and

U.S. Ambassador Chung celebrate the Commissioning of the U.S-donated Sri Lanka Navy Ship Vijayabahu

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On November 22, 2022, the President of Sri Lanka Honorable Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Secretary to the Minister of Defense Kamal Gunaratne, the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung attended the commissioning of the Navy Ship Vijayabahu, formerly the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro, in Colombo Harbor. The United States had donated the ship to Sri Lanka on October 26, 2021 as part of its continuing commitment to strengthen Sri Lanka’s ability to protect its maritime sovereignty and security.


 

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Foundation of Goodness Project 2023 (A worthy cause) You can donate via Paypal USA

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On Kaleidoscope today:

  • Dollar bonds up
  • Inflation is down
  • What’s not in the budget
  • Welcome Back Better
  • Honey-money
  • Jaffna & its food
  • 24 hour race
  • Oil, gold & stocks

And lots more


Obituaries – Sad News

Rajan Moonesinghe (33)

Passed Away in Austin, Texas.

Son of Ruth and Kavan Moonesinghe, Brother of Mark and Johann, Brother-in-law of Jimol and Andrew, Uncle of Nathaniel, Malachi and Makayla. Funeral in Los Angeles

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Rajan Loved Sports!

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Memorial Service in Austin, Texas

Sunday, December 4th, 2022

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He Loved Animals

He Loved Life!

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Taken Too Soon !

Please say a prayer for the Moonesinghe Family to give them strength at this time of tragic loss

Rajan David Moonesinghe (33) passed away under tragic circumstances in Austin, Texas. Son of Ruth and Kavan Moonesinghe, brother of Johann, Mark and Jimol. “It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of our beloved son and brother, Rajan David Moonesinghe, on November 15, 2022.

Rajan was the best of us, our shining star, who loved fiercely, and gave all of himself to family and friends. We take comfort in the knowledge that he is home with our Lord Jesus Christ and are thankful for the gift of 33 years that we had with someone so special. A funeral is being planned in Los Angeles and more information will be shared as arrangements are made.” – Ruth Moonesinghe

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE MOONESINGHE FAMILY DURING THIS SAD TIME

 

Joyce Serpanchy (nee Raymond) (102) Passed away on 10th November 2022 in Perth,​ Western Australia. Wife of Wilmot (dec.),​ sister of Annesley (Tinny) (dec.) and Margie (dec.),​ mother of Marcelle,​ June,​ Lorraine,​ Cheryl,​ Charles (dec),​ and Trevor,​ mother-in-law of Peter Ranasinghe,​ Milroy De Soyza,​ Willie Weerasekera and Vanessa,​ grandmother of Michelle,​ David,​ John,​ Anne-Maryse,​ Janine,​ Jehan,​ Aruni,​ Tamara,​ Tarique,​ Dominic and Anya,​ great-grandmother of Breandan,​ Siobhan,​ Keeva,​ Sasha,​ Abby,​ Sebastian,​ Daniel,​ Samadhi,​ Kavi,​ Sheanna,​ Zane and Amari. May she Rest in Peace!


The Unexpected Origins of Appa (Hoppers)

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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Suan-la-Tang

Suan-la Tang

(Hot and sour soup)

Ingredients

6 cloud ears and 12 golden needles or 4 chinese dried

mushrooms, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes

1 cake fresh bean curd, neatly diced

2/3 cup pork fillet

3 tablespoons cornstarch

5/8 cup water

1-2 tablespoons oil

1 small onion, peeled and chopped

61/4 cups home – made beef stock  

   or consomme

4 tablespoons rice-wine vinegar

1 tablespoon light soy sauce

 freshly ground black pepper and salt

1 egg beaten

1 teaspoon sesame oil

2-3 scallions, shredded

Method

Drain the cloud ears and golden needles

or the mushrooms, which should be nicely plump.

Cut into thin shreds and set aside with the bean curd.

Finely slice the pork into match stick size pieces and dust 

with cornstarch. Blend the remaining cornstarch with water 

and reserve. Heat the oil in a Chinese claypot or wok over

a gentle heat and cook the onion till soft. Turn up the heat

slightly and fry the pork slices until they change color.

Pour in the stock, cloud ears, needles or mushrooms, cook 

for 10 to 15 minutes, then thicken with the cornstarch

paste. Add bean curd, vinegar, soy sauce and black pepper

and salt to taste. Lower the heat and drizzle in the egg from

a balloon whisk or your finger tips so that it  forms threads

of mixture.Add sesame oil just before serving. Garnish with

 the scallions if desired.

Serves 6.

Please email me for all your questions and requests.

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Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona Encourages Chinese Tourists to Visit Sri Lanka

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Addressing the Asian Marine Tourism Conference 2022 in Ningbo, China, Ambassador Palitha Kohona made a ringing call for Chinese tourists to visit Sri Lanka and enjoy it’s unmatched range of attractions. It is expected that China will ease its Covid related travel restrictions in the coming months. Dr. Kohona also discussed the potential for Chinese cruise ships to visit Sri Lanka with the vice president of the Chinese Cruise and Yacht Federation. Three million Chinese undertake cruise holidays annually.


Urgent Medicinal Supplies From US to the People of Sri Lanka

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Consequent to the request of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington, D.C., and under the guidance of Ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe, Heart to Heart International, a renowned global humanitarian organisation in the United States made a generous in-kind donation of urgent medicinal supplies worth $ 908,547 (Rs. 326,077,518.30) to the people of Sri Lanka. 


Four Year Old Athena has joined the Bellevue Bumblebees Here with Coach (daddy)

Jean-Louis and Assistant Coach (sister) Emma during practice.

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Anel De Silva and Sachin De Silva

win 111th W Shakspeare Golf Tourney

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The much awaited 111th W Shakspeare Golf Tournament teed off last Sunday at the Royal Colombo Golf Club, with Heritage Teas’ father and son duo Anel De Silva and Sachin De Silva emerging winners on a better score on the Back nine. Both winners and runners up had a total score of 38 points played on a Stableford format and the winners edged out Harsha Abeywickrama and Amal Cabraal of the Sunshine Holdings team to the runner up position based on the best score on the last nine holes.


Indika and Anusha Boteju’s daughter Aveah Celebrated her 1st Birthday in North Hollywood, Ca.

(Photos by Moran Moran)

 

 

 

 

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John Amirthiah’s Daughter Arianna Celebrates 18th Birthday

at the Foundation Room in Anaheim, Ca.

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Birthday girl Arianna with daddy John Amirthiah, Kingsley and Renuka Rajah.

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Guests Raksitha Dissanayake, Roshan Seresinhe and Sanka Marcelline.

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Birthday girl Arianna with Aloma and Denzil Ratnasoma.

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Samantha Chandrasoma, John Amirthiah and friend.


Pradeep Amirthanayagam

appointed again to People’s Leasing Board

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Pradeep Amirthanayagam has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board of the People’s Leasing and Finance PLC with effect from 15 July.

He previously served as the Chairman of People’s Leasing and Finance. Amirthanayagam is a reputed advertising and media personality in Sri Lanka who counts over 35 years of experience in the advertising industry. He is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of the leading advertising agency Holmes Pollard & Stott, which he was instrumental in setting up over 30 years ago.


Beautiful Kandy: Tour of the Sacred City

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Prudential Financial Education Series

Live Webinar via Zoom

Wednesday, July 27th at 6 p.m.

Reserve your spot

To register click on link below

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Niran and Achala’s Daughter Vishni Celebrated her 21st Birthday

in Long Beach, Ca.

 

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husband of Sonali (Jinadasa) Tucker Celebrated his 70th Birthday in Culver City

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Past pupils of Bishops College who attended the party were Keerthi Marasinghe, Migari Marasinghe, Sarosh Atapattu, Jivaka Atapattu, Dilhara Kalansuriya, Sonali Tucker, Kshanika Wijeweera, Riquaza Zavahir, Pradeep Perera, Achala Weerasinghe, Niran Weerasinghe, Kavi Wijeweera, birthday boy Lewis Tucker. 

 

 

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DIMO unveils Pela Batta, first and only paddy transplanting machine in Sri Lanka

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Expressing his views, Rajeev Pandithage – Director of DIMO who also oversees the Agri Machinery business of the Group, said: “Fuelling the dreams and aspirations of the farming community of the country, DIMO constantly promotes agriculture mechanization. The newly introduced Pela Batta will help realise that objective, and coupled with over 8 decades of DIMO trust and engineering excellence, unwavering DIMO warranty, and the invaluable after-sale service through an island wide branch network, we firmly believe that this machine will be in high demand among the Sri Lankan farming community.”


New Mercedes EQXX Made With Mushrooms and Cactus! by Supecar Blondie

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Miss Sri Lanka 2021 Sade Greenwood

is CJS First Youth Ambassador

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Miss Sri Lanka for Miss World 2021 Sade Greenwood embodies what CJS envisions for its future – young and energetic with a daring sense of style. The collection is symbolic not just of Sade’s personality, but the beauty of the country she comes from, Sri Lanka. “The sapphire exemplifies Sri Lanka, being one of the oldest sources of rare blue sapphires in the world,” explains CEO of CJS Akram Cassim. 


Jayam’s Choice

“Quando Quando”

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Elephant Myths

by Thivanka Perera – Aegle Creations


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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

July 22nd, 2022

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In the backdrop of the moon landing, this week on our Kaleidoscope dose of positive, daring different, we chat with Peter D’Almeida on protests, Anushka Wijesinha on IMF warnings and Markus Loning on new supply chain laws, have a burst of batik, traffic-stopping dances, economic and market news!  


Obituaries – Sad News

Roshanee Fernando passed away in Victoria, Australia. Wife of Sharky,​ mother of Dr Shyara and Dr Shashini (both in Australia),​ mother-in-law of Prasad Fernando and Manuja Liyanage,​ grandmother of Ashane,​ Shevan,​ Teshan,​ Shanaaya and Shalayna,​ daughter of late Richard and Claudeliya Fernando of Mt. Lavinia,​ sister of late Priyantha and Prema,​ Srinath and Kusum,​ Lalith and Swarna,​ Ranil and Rukmal and Ruwanal and Jasmine. Funeral Service was on 16th July 2022 at St. Mary’s Cathedral,​ Sale Victoria at the Sale Lawn Cemetery Sale Victoria.


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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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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

METHOD.

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.

Serves 4.

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Dr. Kohona Explores Ways to Boost Trade with China

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Sri Lanka Ambassador in Beijing Dr. Palitha Kohona has requested the China Asia Economic Development Association Urban Cooperation Committee (CAEDAUCC) to establish Sri Lanka national pavilions, both online and offline, as part of the overall efforts to promote Sri Lanka products.Declaring Sri Lanka should make every effort to increase exports to China, Ambassador Kohona said increase of Sri Lankan exports to China could help Sri Lanka overcome the current crisis.


Newlyweds Alexa and Trey of Bellevue, WA Cruising Alaska on the ‘Discovery Princess’

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Happy 4th Birthday Athena (You can’t beat that smile!)

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Lunch with Sheahara Pandithage of Wembley, UK at “The Strand House” in Manhattan Beach, Ca.

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Antique 200 year old couch from Sri Lanka in excellent condition new corduroy green upholstered – Valued in Sri Lanka for much more than asking price.

(Own a Part of Sri Lanka’s Heritage)

$6000 firm – Call Jayam 626-335-7266

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Shanthi and Nandi Jasentuliyana 40th Wedding Anniversary in Diamond Bar, Ca.

 

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Urgently Required Medical supplies were dispatched to the University Hospital Peradeniya (UTH), by Meditech Data International CEO Dilip Niranjan Jayasekara from the funds raised at the 40th-anniversary gathering of Shanthi and Nandi Jasentuliyana. 


Lassana Launches La Treats Range of Cookies

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Lassana Group of Companies, has launched of a delicious and innovative range of exclusive cookies to the Sri Lankan market under its own proprietary brand, ‘La Treats’. With the promise of ‘Treat Yourself’, La Treats presently offers six unique flavours for cookie lovers to enjoy. All new flavors of freshly baked La Treats cookies, including Choco Chip, Red Velvet, Milk and Malt, Fruit & Nut, Blueberry, and Raisin are now available for purchase online and at all Lassana showrooms, island wide.


Jayam’s Choice “For So Long” by The Bee Gees (Please click on arrow)


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Lankan Muslims forgo Hajj pilgrimage to save forex for the country

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Over 1,500 Muslims who were planning to make the Hajj pilgrimage this year have decided to skip in a bid to help Sri Lanka conserve scarce foreign exchange. Saudi Arabia had allocated a quota of nearly 1,600 persons from Sri Lanka for the Hajj this year. It was the first time in two years Sri Lanka got an opportunity as Saudi cancelled the practice of one of the pillars of Islam for outsiders in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. Sources said if Sri Lankans were to undertake the pilgrimage the cost would have been around $ 7 million.


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In what is probably the highest accolade paid to a Sri Lankan naturalist ever, this year’s Linnean Medal for Zoology was bestowed on Rohan David Pethiyagoda, who, though not a scientist in the formal sense, has as a naturalist been a guiding light with his magisterial Freshwater Fishes in Sri Lanka (1990) and been responsible for the discovery and/or description of almost a hundred new species of vertebrates from our island. The ceremony at Burlington House on May 24, and Rohan Pethiyagoda says he felt very honored as a Sri Lankan to be standing there.


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Stardust Nite at the Ceylinco Ballroom on July 10th 1970 Rs. 7.00 (were you there? Livy was!)

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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo June 3rd, 2022 (Please click on arrow)


We have large whiskeys and even larger seagrass, fanged fans, young bakers, the port in action and our top story

discusses the cause of our crisis plus economic snippets.


Obituaries – Sad News

Major General Yogendra Balaretnarajah VSV USP NDC – Former Chief of Staff,​ Sri Lanka Army – husband of late Sarojini,​ father of Anusha,​ Arjuna and Brahman and grandfather of Ashwin,​ Akshara and Bhishman,​ father-in-law of Mohan Villavarayan and Dr Anjana,​ son of late Mr & Mrs Balaretnaraja of Kachcheri – Nallur Road,​ brother of Mrs Chandramathy Ganesharatnam,​ late Mrs Ratnaleela Tissainayagam,​ Dammayanthy Nadaraja,​ Ganendra,​ Balendra,​ Rajendra and Nareshkumar. Funeral was at the General Cemetery,​ Kanatta new Crematorium 2nd June 2022 with Hindu rituals followed by escort under full military honors.

(See Appreciation by S. Skandakumar below)

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Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday AthenaCharles Selvaratnam David “Charlie” (73) passed away in Sydney,​ Australia on May 25th 2022.

Charlie was a Civil and Structural Engineer working for the New South Wales Government. Husband of Puvaneswari (Rani),​ father of Prishan,​ Nishan,​ father-in-law of Anita,​ grandfather to Maya,​ Alisha,​ brother of late Alfred (Alfie),​ Sarojini,​ Joseph (Joe),​ Paul,​ brother-in-law of late Ranjini,​ Indran Nallamanickam​,​ Rohinie,​ Ami. Funeral was in Sydney on 6th June 2022.

 

Colman Ebert (Former G.A.) – Husband of Indrani,​ father of Cheruka,​ brother of Elton and Maise and Roy and Viji,​ expired. Burial was at General Cemetery Borella,​ Roman Catholic Section. on 30th May 2022.


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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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Crisp Asparagus Rolls with Cheese and xo Sauce

Ingredients

16 fresh large asparagus spears (about 1 lb./500g)

6 cups (1.5liters) water mixed with 1 tablespoon

   of salt

Ice water

2 to 3 sheets filo pastry (20×11 in/50x28cm each)

for wrapping

6 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

4 teaspoons XO sauce

1/2 cup (1 stick 125 g) butter, melted

1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil

 

Makes 16 pieces

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time :10 minutes

 

METHOD

1.Cut off the bottom one-third of the asparagus spears and

  discard. Bring the salted water to a boil in a saucepan and

  blanch the asparagus spears for 3 minutes, then drain and

  quickly plunge into the ice water.

2.Cut the filo pastry into long rectangular strips with the width measuring 2/3 the height of the asparagus spears.

3.Place the grated cheese and the asparagus spears on a large plate, then move the plate to and fro to roll the asparagus in the cheese until well coated.

4.Place each asparagus spear on a filo strip, close to one end. Spread 1/4 teaspoon of the XO sauce over the asparagus and brush the filo strip with the melted butter.

5.Wrap by rolling the filo strip around the asparagus spear 3 to 4 times and seal with a dab of the butter. Repeat with all the other asparagus spears.

6.Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and pan- fry the asparagus rolls on all sides, placing the sealed edge face down first, until the filo pastry turns golden brown. Serve hot on a platter.

 

Should you have any questions or requests,

please email me at :

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Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday Athena

 

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It’s Summer in Los Angeles

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Buddhists, Christians and Muslims Celebrate Ramazan at Galle Face, Colombo

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The Muslim community organized an alms-giving for the Maha Sangha at Galle Face to mark the end of Ramazan fasting season. A nun and a cleric serving meals to the Maha Sangha at the event. Ven.Omalpe Sobitha Thera and Ven. Rajawatte Vappa Thera were present along with the clergy.


Ambassador Dr Palitha Kohona Presents His Letter of Credence

to The President of Mongolia

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Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona, who is concurrently accredited as the Ambassador to Mongolia, presented his Letter of Credence to the President of Mongolia, H.E. KhurelsukhUkhnaa on 27 April 2022. Arriving at the State House for the Credentials Ceremony, Ambassador Dr Palitha Kohona, inspected a ceremonial guard of honour and was accorded an extended meeting by the President, H.E. Khurelsukh Ukhnaa. The Ambassador conveyed the warmest best wishes of the President of Sri Lanka, to the President of Mongolia and he proposed consolidating the bilateral relations further with a state visit once travel restrictions are more relaxed.  


Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to

Dr. Walter and Aeshea Jayasinghe

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ComBank Digital wins AFTA award for

‘Best Frictionless Credit Evaluation Initiative’

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Representatives of the Commercial Bank accept the AFTA award. From left: Commercial Bank Senior Manager – Digital Banking Unit Chamindaa Fernando, the Bank’s Manager – IT Nadika Nagahawatte, President of Fintech Association of Sri Lanka Rajkumar Kanagasingam, Association’s Senior Advisor Dr.Tissa Jayaweera, Assistant Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Dharmasri Kumaratunge and the bank’s Executive Officer – Integrated Risk Management Department Malinda Liyanage.



Shelanee Marcelline Graduates in Class of ’22

Loyola Marymount University

(Shelanee is the daughter of Sanka and Ishani Marcelline of Altadena, Ca.)

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A Beautiful Boutique Hotel

in the Heart of Colombo

“Rosmead Place” by Thilanka

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Vote For Shawn Thever – Sri Lankan for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Office 118

Primary Election June 7, 2022

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Sri Lankan Aranya Manchanayake

Shines in Australian Athletics

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Aranya is the daughter of Anushani and Anuja Manchanayake of Melbourne, Australia. Her grand parents are Swarna Nagahawatte and late K Premaratne, formerly of People’s Bank and Sarath and Ranjini Manchanayake, living in SL. Aranya Manchanayake won bronze in the under 18 womens pole vault at the Australian track and field championships 2022 in Sydney. This is her 2nd National after winning bronze for 4×100 womens relay in 2018.


Amrit Sidhu Marries Indrajith Premachandra in Washington

(Photos by Sarah Falugo and Vogue)

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Indrajith Premachandra of Brooklyn, New York were marriedf in a Sikh and Buddhist ceremony in Payallup, Washington. The wedding was officiated by Prasanna

Yamasinghe of Los Angeles as Ashtaka. Amrit is a Resident Physician in Brooklyn, New York. Indrajith is a SVP working in Risk Management. A three day affair, celebrating Amrit’s Punjabi Sikh culture along with Indrajith’s Sinhalese uddhist culture. Indrajith is the son of Rohan and Shanthi Premachandra.


Congratulations

to Shanthi and Nandasiri Jasentuliyana

40th Wedding Anniversary

in Diamond Bar, Ca.

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Shehan and Riho Jayakody Wedding

Son of Mangala and late Mangala Jayakody

1 Hotel, West Hollywood, CA.

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Minoli de Silva of Washington DC

Now Skates For Team USA

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Minoli De Silva. Now skating for Team USA.

Madhushini Dharmasena is ex Musaeus College. Ruckman de Silva is an old Royalist. They now live in Washington DC. They both got scholarships to Dartmouth & have obtained Ph.D’s. They both work at FDA. He’s a chemist and She is a microbiologist.

 


Isipathana College OBA 1963/1973

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After the inaugural ex-co meeting of Isipathana College OBA Yearly Group 1963/73. Pioneer Group. 27.04.2022.

L/r Naveen Gunawardena, Ivan Perera, Chandima Gunawardena, Laki Wickremasinghe, Ajantha Upali, Sanath Ketiparachi, Raja Sirisena, M. F. Jiffry, Anura Serasingha, Kusum de Zoysa, Mahendra Dharmadasa, Mervin Preena and Janak Muthucumarana.


Jayam’s Choice

“Speak Softly Love”

“The Godfather” theme by Andy Williams

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight

by The Boy Choir

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Wedding of Casey Van Calbergh

Piet Van Calbergh Good Friends! (Circa 2002)

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Jayam, Gina, Iswari, Rene, Judy and Piet on board the schooner at Piet and Mary Van Calbergh’s daughter Casey’s wedding.


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People Finding People

Still Looking for:

CHARMAINE  VEMADEVAN 

and MICHELLE HATCH  

Pls contact jayam2424@yahoo.com


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Ceylon Tamil Pop Songs Collection

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“Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

May 6th. 2022

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Would the 19th or 20th Amendment work is our top topic this week on Prime Group Kaleidoscope plus glam galas, exquisite cane craft, printing in peril, feeding the 5,000, economic titbits, old nuns and even older goddesses.


Obituaries – Sad News

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Wilson Karunaratne (79) passed away. Wilson established himself as the villain of Sinhala Cinema made his debut appearance in the Hadawath Neththo film directed by Subayar Makeem in 1974. He won a merit award for the Nicholas’s role in the film titled Sasara Chethana directed by veteran artiste Malani Fonseka. He had contributed a number of films including Yakadayaka, Jeewana Ganga, Saradiyelge Putha, Hithuwoth Hithuwamai, Hitha Mithura and Selinage Walawwa. Cremation was at Kirulapone crematorium.

Benjamin Gomez (Ben) – Son of late Chevalier Christian and Agatha Gomez,​ brother of late Mary,​ Delly,​ Jerome,​ Beta,​ Bridget,​ Catherine,​ Lazarus,​ Francis and Bertie. Funeral was on 4th May 2022 at the General Cemetery,​ Borella.

Rupert Rasanayagam (93) passed away in Colombo on April 28, 2022. He was the elder brother of the late Francis and Dr. Indran Selvaratnam.


JUST FOR A LAUGH

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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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POMEGRANATE-ORANGE CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

1 large orange, zest finely grated, juiced

1 cup pomegranate juice

1 1/2 dried thyme leaves

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Freshly ground black pepper

6 teaspoons Canola oil

Kosher salt

3/4 cup lower salt chicken broth

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1″ pieces

1 red onion, peeled and cut into 3/4″ thick wedges 

14lb Chicken, cut into eight serving pieces,

     trimmed of extra skin an fat patted dry

1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions

Post a rack in the center of the oven and heat the

oven to 400F.

In a medium saucepan,combine the orange juice and

pomegranate juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat 

and reduce to 14 cup about 15 minutes. Add thyme,

cinnamon and the pepper. Divide the mixture between

 two small bowls to one bowl add two tspns. of oil and

1/2 tesapoon of salt to the other, add thechicken broth 

all but 1 teaspoon of the orange zest, and 1/4 teaspoon 

of salt.

Scatter the sweet potatoes, and onion over the bottom of 

a metal glass or ceramic baking dish that measures about

10x15x2 inches.toss with the remaining 4 tspns.of oil and

remaining thyme. Arrange the chicken pieces, skin side up,

on top of the vegetables and brush with all of the juice-oil 

mixture. Roast for thirty minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and reduce the temperature

to 375F.Pour the juice broth mixture around the chicken

pieces and scatter the walnuts around the chicken. Return pan to the oven andand roast until vegetables are tender and an instant-read thermometer registers 165F in several pieces of chicken, 20 to 30 minutes.

Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Use a slotted spoon to arrange the vegetables and walnuts around the chicken.

Sprinkle the vegetables with a little salt and sprinkle a little 

orange zest over all. Season the sauce to taste with salt and 

pepper and pour into a pitcher to pass around at the table.

Serves 4 to 6.

I hope you enjoy the dynamite Mediterranean flavor combinations

in this dish.

Questions and requests are always welcome.

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President to Roll Out 1,000 New

National Schools Establishment Program

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Bringing ‘Vistas of Prosperity’ to the forefront, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will ceremoniously launch the 1,000 new national schools establishment program, covering all nine provinces. The inaugural ceremony of the 1,000 new national schools establishment program will be held at the Siyambalanduwa Maha Vidyalaya in Monaragala today at 10:30 a.m. auspicious time with the blessings of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and by the invitation of the Leader of the House of Parliament and Education Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, President’s Media Division said.

Alliance Finance Secures USD 10 mn

From Netherlands’ FMO

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Sri Lanka’s oldest finance company, Alliance Finance Company PLC (AFC), has received the second tranche of USD 5 million from the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO) as part of a long-term financing facility of USD 10 million to expand its growing portfolio of MSME business. AFC secured this USD 10 million facility from the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO in mid-2021 and received the first tranche of USD 5 million on July 1, 2021 With an investment portfolio of EUR 6.3 billion, FMO is one of the largest European bilateral private sector development banks with investments in 85 countries. This financing series is also a significant development for the country’s MSME sector, which is considered as the backbone of the economy. Romani de Silva, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of AFC said.

Shanghai Cooperation Council Awards Twentieth Anniversary Medal to Ambassador Dr Palitha Kohona

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Ambassador Dr Palitha Kohona was among the selected ambassadors to be awarded the Shanghai Cooperation Council’s twentieth anniversary medal for contributing to the Organization’s development and progress. The award ceremony was attended by all the member states of the SCO and other invited guests.

Some Great Things Sri Lankans

Achieved in 2021

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Christmas in Colombo 2021

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Students of Sunflower Montessori School, Van Nuys, Ca. visit Owner Iswari Camou in Glendora, Ca.

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Laju and Anurag Choudhry attended Iswari Camou’s Sunflower Montessori School when they were three and four years old. One of their favorite teachers was Jeanne Page Mather. They visited Iswari and Rene’s home in Glendora, Ca. with their Mom Rajashree during the Christmas season. Now Laju has a clothing line called “lacedbylaju” and Anurag is an executive in the movie industry.

Cruisin’ to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

For The New Year on the ‘Grand Princess’

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The Grand Princess arriving at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Ringing in the New Year on the deck of the ship.

Champagne, Music and Dancing.

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Eight people took the five day cruise to celebrate 2022.

From left are Sandra, Taz, Gina, Sanka, Errol, Jilska, Ishani and Jayam.

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‘A kiss is just a kiss!’ Sanka wishes Ishani on their 28th wedding Anniversary. The waiters, maitr’d, head waiters and crew sang the Anniversary Song. A special singer from the crew serenaded them by singing “My Way.” (That’s Camelia at the back. She was a riot)

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Our fantastic waiter Daniel from Serbia and his able assistant Camelia, from the Phillipines, kept us laughing and took good care of us. They asked the cook to prepare special Indian food. Buriyani, chicken curry, pappadams and chutney. We also had lobster, prime rib and creme brulee.

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Arriving at Cabo!

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Brave enough to eat Mexico’s famous “street tacos.” They wouldn’t give us a table for eight! The food was great! Service was horrible! But we enjoyed.

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Jayam’s Choice

“Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley

we celebrated his 84th Birthday on January 8th

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Rhythm of Beauty – Anna-Marie Ondaatje

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We have known her for her flair for rhythmic gymnastics. However Anna-Marie Ondaatje was recently back in the spotlight for another reason. She made her debut into the world of beauty pageants, an ambition she had been cherishing all these years, to follow the footsteps of her paternal great aunt Maureen Hingert who was runner-up Miss Universe 1955.

Street Food in Sri Lanka

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Prithi Fernando’s Cocktail Party

in her Luxurious Penthouse

at Colombo City Center Residences

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www.utravel.com (C)

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People Finding People

Still Looking for:

Mercy Fonseka

(used to live in New York)

Pls contact jayam2424@yahoo.com

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World’s tallest Netball lady 6’10” is from little town Jaffna(right). From left Olympian sprinter Susanthika Jayasinghe, Cricket Captains kUmar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena.

Two Legends Singing Together

Alas! They are no more!

David Weinman Celebrated his 50th

Wedding Anniversary with wife Doreen-Ann and Family in Australia

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Here with his daughter Tamara, David Weinman was in hospitaal recently where he underwent heart surgery. He survived despite complications. David is the son of Major Aubrey Weinman, who was the first Director of the Dehiwela

Zoo from 1947 to 1962.

Happy New Year From

Agnes and Michael Thambinayagam

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They Passed Away in 2021

Never to be Forgotten

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Clement de Alwis – Chris Greet – Bryan Walles – Philip Fernando – Mahentharajah Nalliah – Sirali Pieris –

Dr. Tony Chandraratne – Philip Perera – Monty Wanigasekara – Virendra Gunasekara – Panchadsaram – Sheila Karunaratne – Pradeep Gunewardana – Budrin Musafer – Mario Pieris – Ranji Ariathurai – Michael Fernando – Susan Pyne Ediriweera – Dr. Roland Silva -Russell Gonsal – Elvis Thurgood – Mangala Samaraweera – Sunil Perera – Lakshman Ratnapala – Delrine Ingram – Gratien Amirthanayagam – Arnold Arseculeratne – Hassina Leelaratne – Alice Robinson – Olga Milliken –

Dr. Lakshman Weerasena – Jagath Swaris.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

January 7th. 2022

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Wishing you the very best in 2022, here’s what unfolds on Prime Group Kaleidoscope this week – the wheels turn in the EQXX and the Orient Express plus a turbo stove, a book man adds to feel good stories and a candid young politician plus much more.

Obituaries – Sad News

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Desmond de Silva (77) The veteran Sri Lankan singer passed away in Melbourne, Australia of a heart attack. Regarded as the ‘King of Baila’, the legendary singer was born in Matara. He launched his career in popular music in 1963 as the lead vocalist of the Fire-Flies. He also performed with leading Sri Lankan pop groups – ‘Spitfires,’ ‘Gabo and the Breakaways,’ and the ‘Jetliners.’In 1976, he decided to form his own band, “Desmond and the Clan”, which performed in various countries in Southeast Asia.

 

 

 

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Sir Sidney Poitier (94) has died. The actor, activist, director and ambassador became the first black man to be awarded Best Actor at the Academy Awards in 1964 for Lillies of the Field.

Over the course of his illustrious film career, Poitier was nominated for a further two Oscars, 10 Golden Globes and six BAFTAs, as well as receiving eight Laurel nominations.

 

 

 

 

Dinesh de Soyza passed away recently in Sri Lanka under tragic circumstances. Son of Sumana and the late Dr Tony de Soyza. Brother of Ishani (Australia) and Rajith (Arizona).

Jeya Ratnanather – Passed away on December 17, 2021. Wife of Leslie,​ mother of Chanath (USA),​ Shamindra (USA) and Iyendra (Canada),​ daughter of the late R.I. and Vaida Fernandopulle,​ sister of Deva,​ Neil,​ Renuka (all predeceased) and Ermina,​ passed away on 17th December 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic,​ a private funeral was held on the same day.

Lucky de Chickera’s Book About the

Tsunami that hit Sri Lanka

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This book is fiction based on fact; on the Dec 26th 2004 Tsunami that ravaged Countries in S. ASIA. The story is about a fisher family living in Hikkaduwa and the travails that they were faced with on account of this catastrophe. He has authored five books since 2010 and sold in many Countries. Lucky was shortlisted for the Gratiaen and also nominated for the State Literary Award.

The author’s contact details are 011 2715343 TP, and lucky.eldece.dechickera@gmail.com on email.

Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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Stir-fried shrimp with Tamarind

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons tamarind Paste

2/3 cup boiling water

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons chopped onion

2 tablespoons palm sugar

2 tablespoons chicken stock or water

1 tablespoon fish sauce

6 dried red chillies, fried

1 pound uncooked shelled shrimp (leave the tails on)

1tablespoon finely chopped garlic

2tablespoons fried sliced shallots

2 scallions, chopped to garnish

a handful of cadjunuts to garnish

METHOD

1.Put the tamarind paste in a small bowl, pour over the boiling water and stir well to break up any lumps. set aside for thirty minutes. Strain, pushing as much of the juice through as possible. Measure 6 tablespoons of the juice,

which is the amount needed, and store the rest in the fridge. Heat the oil in a wok. Add the chopped onion and fry till golden brown.

  1. Add the sugar, stock, fish sauce, dried chillies and the tamarind juice, stirring well until all the sugar dissolves, Bring to a boil.

3.Add the shrimp, garlic and shallots. Stir-fry for about 3 -4 minutes until the shrimp are cooked.Garnish with the chopped scallion and sprinkle the cadju on top (if desired).

4.Serve with a bowl of steamed Rice .

 

Serves 4-6.

I hope all of you stayed safe,followed the rules and had as happy a holiday Season as you could and are safe.

Aunty Roma.

Please email me for all your questions and requests.

romadezoysa1@gmail.com

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