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SRI LANKA NEWS (JUNE 2021) Compiled by Victor Melder

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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.


www.utravel.com

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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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The Beauty of Sri Lanka

(Preserve our Natural Sri Lankan Heritage)

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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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A Wild Leopard in the Jungles of Sri Lanka

(Preserve our Beautiful Natural Sri Lankan Heritage)

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