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USMC Staff Sergeant Rajah Rutnam First Sri Lankan American Veteran Happy Veterans Day
China Renews Support for Sri Lanka
|In a significant diplomatic encounter, President Xi Jinping extended China’s unwavering commitment to aiding Sri Lanka in achieving economic stability and progress, devoid of any political agenda. This gesture was made during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing with President Ranil Wickremesinghe who was on a four-day official visit to China attending the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. It was also the first Presidential-level meeting since Wickremesinghe assumed office 14 months ago. China is the largest lender for Sri Lanka apart from being the biggest investor and the second biggest source for imports.|
Cargills Signs Agreement on Joint Project
Hambantota Port Surpasses Half a Million Transshipment Units, Outpacing Previous Roll-on Roll-off (RORO) Records
|The Hambantota International Port (HIP) has achieved a milestone by handling over half a million transshipment units by September, exceeding the port’s previous year’s roll-on/roll-off (RORO) figures. “As the global economy recovers gradually, we continue to aggressively market our location and services. As a result, RORO transshipment is steadily increasing at HIP and we have been able to better our volumes year-on-year,” HIPG COO Tissa Wickremasinghe said. Last year, HIP hit the 500,000-transshipment unit mark in November, closing 2022 with a total volume of 558,200 local and transshipment cargo handled, whereas this year the port was able to achieve the milestone within the third quarter of 2023, setting a new milestone. The port’s RORO business has seen significant growth in the past 5 years and it is now an attractive destination for transshipment of vehicles.|
Havelock City A City Within a City
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Royal College Old Boys Association of North America – Road Trip by bus to San Diego, Ca.
Old boys of Royal College in Southern California completed a grand one day picnic to San Diego with a dinner cruise. It was a very successful and unforgettable event. Kushan Kurukulasooriya, Ajward Shariz, Shobana Gunesekera and many other members constituted a band and entertained the crowd in the bus with live music. The dinner cruise was wonderful and everyone is looking forward to the next RCOBANA road trip. Some of the others were Sanjiv Gunasekara, Dr. Sarath Gunatilleke, Dr. Nalin Nanayakkara,
Ajit Perera, Munir Akbar, Rohan Sourjah and Daya Appapillai.
Manike Mage Hithe By Yohani
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World Famous Singer Yohani in Los Angeles for the first time presented by T & S Productions USA November 19th, 2023
T & S Night – First Time in USA November 4th, 2023 at Pearson Park Amphitheater, Anaheim, Ca.
Happy Birthday Prabha Bamunuarachchi of Torrance, Ca. (Here with family)
Lankan born Author Lukman Receives Top Literature Award in London
|Lukman Harees, a UK based writer, author and a media political commentator of Sri Lankan heritage received the “Outstanding Contribution to Literature” during the BRISLA Awards 2023 held on Friday 20 October, at the Caledonian Club in London. Lord Naseby PC (in pic), Venerable Seelawimala Thero, Former MP Nirj Deva DL, India and Indian Ocean Directorate from the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office Director Ben Mellor, and Yvonne Ridley were amongst the high dignitaries attending this ceremony.|
Remembering President J.R. Jayawardena Here with Dr. James T. Rutnam who celebrated his 80th Birthday at the Oberoi Hotel in Colombo (Circa 1985)
(OJAC) Old Joes Association Picnic at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, Ca. President Dino de Silva
OJAC President Dino Silva, Sanka Marcelline, Samantha Kurera and Luke Ratnayake. Ruwan Attele and Prasanna Perera (not in picture).
Clement Karunaratne and Sheana Wijeratne.
Shamilal Wijeratna, Chris Ganlath, Lalith Karunaratne, Rohith Seneviratna
“!Priyalal Kurera, Lalith Perera and Roshan Seresinhe
Jayam’s Choice Engelbert Humperdinck Meets Tom Jones
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SLAASC presents a “Christmas Wonderland” in Covina, Ca. Keep the date free! Saturday, December 9th, 2023
Born in Sri Lanka, Raised in Germany and now Lives in Austria, Leslie Suganandarajah – Music Director of the Prestigious Salzburg Landestheater First-ever Conductor from Sri Lanka (Please click on arrow)
Born in Sri Lanka, Raised in Germany and now Lives in Austria,
Leslie Suganandarajah – Music Director of the Prestigious Salzburg Landestheater First-ever Conductor from Sri Lanka
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“Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo October 19th, 2023 (Please click on arrow)
|We’re on a mission to celebrate the rural woman, Sri Lanka’s heritage textiles and transform the beloved tuk-tuk into something evergreen! Plus – discover mysterious rock art, the labyrinth on Mars, Sharon Stone’s art, conkering, the world’s coolest places and economic vignettes!|
Obituaries – Sad News
Jackson Anthony (65)The popular Sri Lankan film actor and singer passed away at the National Hospital in Colombo on October 9th, 2023. He was in a traffic accident in 2022
and was later in ICU. The final rites of Anthony were performed on October 12 at the St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Ragama.
Felix Anthony Perumal (88) (Chairman Vigilant Security and Investigation Services). Husband of late Chitra, father of Surani, Roshni and Mario, father-in-law of Michael De Silva and Nedra, grandfather of Jannik and Tehanee, Keshia and Rashmika. Tehra and Anaya, son of late Aloy and late Therese, brother of Vilma Navaratnam, Inez Panambalana, Evan and Walter (all decd.), Jean Dharmarathne and Bryan. Burial was on October 6th at General Cemetery, Kanatte.
Lynette Fernando (95)
Passed Away on October 7th, 2023
in Cerritos, Ca. Beloved daughter of the late Edwin and Dulcie Fernando, sister of the late Tony (late Rosemarie), late Florette, Zinnia (late Elmo), late Amitha (late Annesley), late Yvonne, late Roy (Sushila), and late Annette. Burial was on October 21st, 2023 at Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, Ca.
Surangani Menique Perera Mother of Anil (USA) and Tillak (Skyways Travel Solutions), mother-in-law of Ramona (USA) and Elorine, grandmother of Harshini (Aus), Arjun (USA) and Dimitri. Funeral Services were held on October 11th 2023 followed by Cremation at Borella Crematorium.
Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen
Green Pea Salad
1 Bag Frozen Green Peas, defrosted
1 Apple chopped
Grated Cheese 1/2 cup of Cheddar
1/2 onion chopped
Salt and Pepper
Mayonnaise to taste
(RECIPE FROM BLOCK PARTY NEIGHBOR)
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