sri lankan champions – “dedication” of enzo and cruz sassani – shani and rory wedding – slaasc music nite


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Autumn Has Arrived – In California


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Alumex Invests Rs. 1 Billion to Boost Capacity, Exports



Hayleys Group Executive Director Sarath Ganegoda, Chairman/Chief Executive Mohan Pandithage and Alumex Managing Director Pramuk Dediwela opening the new 

Low-Carbon Aluminium manufacturing plant. Alumex PLC has invested Rs. 1 billion in a state-of-the-art new melting facility in Sapugaskanda to produce low carbon aluminium, by the brand name ‘Ozon’, incorporating the most modern and environmentally-friendly technologies in the world.

Sri Lankans are Champions in Many Sports

Sri Lanka in majestic win to take Asia Cup


Asia cup

The Sri Lanka team made a superb team effort to win the sixth Asia Cup cricket title when they beat Pakistan by 23 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka chased the target and recorded their victory with three overs to spare. Sri Lanka batted first after losing the toss and made a comfortable total of 170/6 as they defended that total with a superb fighting spirit to clinch the title for the sixth time under the full capacity of Dubai grounds while most of them were Pakistani supporters ended up disappointed with back to back defeats from Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Netballers in Glorious Win to Retain Asian Title

Sri Lankan Netballers

Sri Lanka’s Netball team led by Gayanjali Amarawansa once again performed well to retain the Asian Netball crown when they defeated host Singapore 63-53 in their Asian Netball championship final played in Singapore. It was a superb team effort by Sri Lankan lasses who fought back to win the final after close four quarters.

“Dedication” of Enzo and Cruz Sassani was on the Beach in San Francisco, Ca.



Enzo and Cruz Sassani

Enzo and Cruz Sassani

Enzo and Cruz Sassani celebrated their “Dedication” (Baptism) on the beach overlooking the famous Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco with an intimate group including parents Jonathan and Jenai Sassani, grandparents Rene and Iswari Camou and Ed and Denise Hester, Godparents Aliki Djahanshahi, Sheahara Pandithage of Wembley, UK, Ken Griffin, Dan Keenan, Emily and Dan Carillo.

Isipathana Clinch 11th Knock – Out Title with Record Win over Joes

Isipathana Clinch 11th Knock

Isipathana College have done it again. They won the Inter-Schools Under-20 President’s Trophy Knock-Out title for the 11th year, at the Royal Sports Complex in Colombo, the ‘A’ Division League champions produced some champagne rugby to outclass St. Joseph’s College 49-22 in the final and went on to complete a fantastic rugby double for the 2022 season. Isipathana’s success also had a great amount of significance as they were able to notch-up the highest score in a President’s Trophy final while overcoming their own score of 47-12 against Royal in 2016.

Baja Sub Lanka Ocean Shipping “Send Your Xmas Packages Early to Your loved ones in Sri Lanka”

Baja Sub Lanka Ocean Shipping

Shani Ekanayake and Rory Anderson Celebrate their Marriage in Palmdale, Ca.

(Shani is the daughter of Dr Deepal and Tiroma Ekanayake)(Photos by Moran Moran)





Shani Ekanayake and Rory Anderson

Shani Ekanayake and Rory Anderson

Shani Ekanayake and Rory Anderson

Shani Ekanayake and Rory Anderson

Shani Ekanayake and Rory Anderson

Jayam’s Choice “Sway” Dean Martin

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Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC) founded in 1973

(President Samantha Kurera) “Sounds of Music in the Valley” on September 10th in Chatsworth, Ca. (Photos by Moran Moran)

Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)

Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)

Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)

Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)

Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California (SLAASC)






Sabandini Over One Million Views on Youtube

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Hotel Developers Readies Revamped Hilton Colombo for Tourism Rebound

Hilton Colombo

Hotels Developers Lanka Ltd. (HDL) is readying a revamped Hilton Colombo for the envisaged rebound in tourism following favourable country situation and relaxation of travel advisories by several countries. The first-ever major refurbishment of Hilton Colombo after being opened 35 years ago is nearing completion with an investment of

Rs. 2.5 billion. Around 253 rooms of Hilton Colombo is under-going a revamp whilst the five star remains operational and busy even amidst challenging times.

Tourist Arrivals Cross 500K Mark Renew Hope of Achieving 1 m Target

Tourist Arrivals

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka have exceeded the half-a-million mark, with 4,020 travellers arriving in the country during the first four days of the month. As per provisional data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) yesterday, a total of 500,472 visitors arrived so far. Despite the multiple challenges, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry looks to be in high season, as they ramp up efforts to achieve the set target of one million arrivals and boost foreign exchange inflows.

US Ambassador Julie Chung Visits Dewatagaha Mosque, Colombo 

US Ambassador Julie Chung

US Ambassador Julie Chung visited the Dewatagaha Mosque in Colombo recently at the invitation of Mr Reyyaz Salley and the Board of Trustees. “Like the United States, Sri Lanka has a rich diversity of faith communities who contribute much to their neighbourhoods, region, and nation. During my travels around this beautiful country, I have seen temples, kovils, mosques and churches, all coexisting side by side. This rich cultural heritage makes Sri Lanka a fascinating place. It is an amazing opportunity to live where my day starts hearing the Azhan call to prayer from the mosque and ends with the bana from the Buddhist temple in the evening.”


Alkamalee Jabbar (Sri Lankan) Candidate for City Council in Anaheim, Ca.

Alkamalee Jabbar

I’m excited to announce my candidacy for Anaheim City Council District 3. Anaheim unlocked the doors of opportunity for my family and me to prosper. I want to work with you to create a better future for Anaheim. Join our campaign today! – Alkamalee Jabbar

“Kurrypinch” Opens in Tarzana, Ca.

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King Charles Pledges to Work for Inter-Faith Unity

King Charles

As the new Head of the Commonwealth, of which Sri Lanka is a member, the King said he had a personal duty “to protect the diversity” of Britain in an address to 30 multi-religious leaders at a reception in Buckingham Palace on the eve of the state funeral of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Picture shows King Charles III, greeting Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala Thera, Head Monk of the London Buddhist Vihara and Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain. The London Buddhist Vihara was established in 1926 by Anagarika Dharmapala.


Kaleidoscope With Savithri Rodrigo September 23rd, 2022

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It’s our World Tourism Day Special today exploring some little known sites, discussing the relevance of our tourism product, the Indian traveler’s to-do list, improving our urban tourism, some old cheese & a new property plus some economic numbers.

Obituaries – Sad News

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Dr Carlyle Perera (84) passed away on September 15th. in Melbourne, Australia. Husband of Megan,​ father of Sharon,​ Samantha,​ Carlyle and Siobhan,​ father-in-law of Dr John Mariadason and Paul LaMont,​ brother of Travis,​ Heloise,​ Brian and Christopher,​ brother-in-law of Hiranthi,​ Martine and Sushila. Papps of Emma,​ Lucy and Noah. 

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A Famous Sri Lankan Doctor Passed away peacefully at his home in Melbourne,  Australia Dr. Carlyle Perera PSM

  • “Carlyle was born in Kotehena, Colombo. His parents Wilton and Winifred thought they would educate their eldest son at St. Joseph’s College, Colombo the leading Catholic institution, where he completed his entire scholastic education. He was an exemplary student and during this period he excelled in Sport as well.  He participated in College Cricket Captaining a successful  First Eleven team in 1958 and unique as it was his brother Travis was part of that team He was heavily involved in the production of the film Little Bike Lost in 1955/1956, by Fr. Noel Cruz, after which he entered the Medical faculty of the University of Ceylon. Their too, he was brilliant in his Education and excelled in Sport Captaining the University Cricket team. He passed out as a General practitioner in Ceylon. He then met the love of his life Megan and they were married Shortly after that. Seeking greener pastures he migrated with his family, three daughters and a Son, to Australia in 1971 and further qualified as a Psychiatrist and played a leading role in that field becoming the Chief Psychiatrist in the State of Victoria.Health. He was also awarded the Public Service Medal for Outstanding Service because of his diligence,  enthusiasm and effortless work, which touched the lives of the community and also his patients as a Psychiatrist and met with great success. He also took on the role of the fourth President of the Old boys Association. The Old Josephians’ Club of Australia making a distinctive mark during the period 1990/1992. Carlyle will be sadly missed. May his Soul Rest In Peace.”

Joseph Guy MothaPassed away in Maryland, USA on September 8th 2022. Son of late Fidelis Cruz and Thangammal Motha,​ brother of Geraldine,​ Britto,​ Philip,​ Dela,​ Julius,​ John and Schola,​ husband of Cecilia nee Paiva,​ father of Suhanthie,​ Ayuska and Sonali,​ father-in-law of Nishan de Silva,​ Uli Baeumer and Danny Lozier,​ grandfather of Minola and Nikhela,​ Kirana and Bennett and Kai.

Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

Tangy Crab Salad Sandwiches

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,

  to serve.


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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