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


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Good News From Jayam December 1, 2022 Pls Scroll Down 25 items

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Hope You Had A Great Thanksgiving!


Advocata Institute wins 2022 Templeton Freedom Award – Dhananath Fernando


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



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.


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.


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


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


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

(Seen here at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel)


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


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


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


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)


Samantha (Weerasinghe) Gunther Had a Great Time with Family

at the Elton John Concert


Christmas Medley by Mild Nawin (Please click on arrow)

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

(Here with husband Roger Weerasinghe)


President Wickremesinghe and

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


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.




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


Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo November 25th, 2022 (Please click on arrow)


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

Rajan Moonesinghe (33) Passed Away in Austin, Texas Funeral in Los Angeles

Rajan Loved Sports!


Memorial Service in Austin, Texas

Sunday, December 4th, 2022

Rajan Moonesinghe

He Loved Animals

He Loved Life!

Rajan Moonesinghe

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



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

(Hot and sour soup)


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


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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