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74th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence Celebrated in Colombo

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The main celebration was held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Independence Square in Colombo.“When steering the country in the right direction, we know that the support of each and every person in the country cannot be expected. We are not ready to abandon our plans for the country’s future prosperity by looking upon those who will not change. Our objective is to do what is right by the country, and not to please everyone,” President Rajapaksa said.“We can make our way forward, only with a positive attitude that looks optimistically towards the future. We can surmount the challenges we meet only if we dedicate ourselves to a victorious journey.”

Gracie dressed up as Dolores

Madrigal (the main character in Disney’s “Encanto,”) when she visited Disneyland in Anaheim, Ca. for her birthday

(grand daughter of Jayam and Gina Rutnam)

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Save the Date – Sri Lanka Foundation’s Awards Ceremony is Back!

Sunday, November 13th, 2022

 

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Yoshi Jayakody’s New Toy

The Beautifull, All American,

2022 Chevy Corvette Stingray Z51

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Yoshi Jayakody of Van Nuys, Ca. stands with his Mom Mangala Jayakody and brother Shehan, in front of his beautiful new car. A Chevy Z51 is priced at more than US $100,000 loaded. His late Dad Mangala, would be soooo proud! We are too!

Hymn For Sri Lanka

Three Languages

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Kushil Gunasekera of Foundation of Goodness Presented with Excellence Award

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Gamini Gunawardane Appointed High Commissioner for Sri Lanka to Republic of South Africa

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, with the approval of the Parliamentary High Posts Committee, has appointed Professor Gamini Gunewardane as the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the Republic of South Africa with concurrent accreditation to Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland (Eswatini), and Angola. He will be succeeding the present High Commissioner, S. Amarasekara senior civil servant and former Secretary to the Cabinet and several ministries who is completing his term on February 15th. Dr. Gamini Gunewardane was President of the Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California in 1988. The SLAASC was founded and incorporated in 1973.

Jayam’s Choice

“Too Young” by Bill Forbes

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“Vilithelu Penne” confers the ‘Award of achievement’ to Gayathri Wickramasinhge

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“Vilithelu Penne,” a women’s organisation based in Canada has conferred the ‘Award of achievement’ to Gayathri Wickramasinhge, Colombo Municipal Council member, recognising her contribution to the community and their spiritual life. The award was conferred by the director of the organisation, Sashikala Narendra. Colombo District MP Mano Ganeshan and Express Newspapers Ltd., CEO M. Senthilnathan also participated in the awards ceremony and distributed the certificate and the memento respectively.  

Guilty Farewell to Sri Lanka

Remy Jayasekere’s Reflections

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Shelton (Shelly) Gunewardena –

Engineer – Pioneer – Inventor

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Shelton (Shelly) Gunewardena, was born in Colombo. He was the third son of postmaster and telecommunications engineer M.M.P Gunewardena and Josephine. He qualified through City and Guilds of London Institute, Radio Technology accreditation levels I through V, a pioneer in electronics engineering and an inventor, Shelly began his career as a radio technician. He designed and built the Voice of America Radio Station in Ekala, and subsequently joined CISIR (Ceylon Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research). He worked on numerous research and development projects at CISIR before emigrating to the United States in 1967.  In 1977 he developed and patented the Miniature Chip Inductor which was a ground-breaking technology that paved the way to modern day cell phones. In 1990, he and his son Rohan, founded Mil-Spec Magnetics, Inc. in Pomona, Ca., a Military Aerospace Magnetics company designing and manufacturing Transformers, Inductors and Solenoid Coils for US Government subcontractors such as Boeing, Honeywell, Raytheon, and Sandia National Laboratories.  A keen enthusiast of exotic motor cars, stereophonics, and Japanese landscaping, Shelly was also a founding member of the Sri Lanka America Association of Southern California and an anonymous supporter of many charitable organizations. Shelly passed away in Walnut, Ca. on February 8, 2022 (See the obituary column below)

Orient Club Members 1912

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How to make Caramel Custard – It’s Easy!

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Queen Elizabeth II marks 70 years on the throne – God Save The Queen!

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Queen Elizabeth II on February 6 became the first British monarch to reign for 70 years, heralding the start of her Platinum Jubilee year despite her retreat from public view.

But the landmark date saw little fanfare, as the 95-year-old monarch traditionally spent the anniversary of the death of her father in private.

 

Yohani was writing music and singing 5 years ago with over 5 million hits on youtube

in 2016 – what a talented young lady!

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“Zoom Amigos” Professional Expatriates Meet Regularly on the Internet

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On February 5th. a group of Sri Lankan expatriates under the banner “Zoom Amigos” accorded a farewell luncheon in honor of Professor Emeritus Dr. Gamini Gunewardene, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador designate to South Africa.

Dr. Gunewardene retired recently as Dean of the Business School, California State University, Fullerton, and Los Angeles. The Zoom Amigos Group came to life during the Covid 19 crisis, and is made up of long resident Sri Lankan Expatriates in the US with wide and varied interests, to discuss current issues covering the US as well as Sri Lanka. Guest panelists at the weekly Zoom meetings included: prominent SriLankan Politicians, Attorneys,

Physicians, Academics, Accountants,

Businessmen, Ambassadors, Environmentalists, Journalists, Finance and Private sector analysts, Monetary and Fiscal Policy makers, such as Former Speaker Karu Jayasurya, Former Governor of the Central Bank, Indrajith Coomaraswamy. Secretary to the President and Ambassador Austin Fernando, and Prof. Nihal Jayawickrama.

The the weekly discussions are convened and moderated by Dr. Nandasiri Jasentuliyana.Photo: Darshan Sutharshana, Nandi Jasentuliyana, Dr.Gamini Gunewardene, Palitha Pelpola, Praba ‘Bobby’ Chandran, Pradeep Gunaratne, Stanley Wijesekara, Senaka Abeywickrama. (not in picture- Nalin Nanayakkara) Photo 2:Zoom Group with supporting crew and Jayantha Puswella. seated: Shantha Sudharshana, Shanthi Jasentuliyana, Shirani Gunawardena, Dr.Gamini Gunawardena, Ardni Pelpola, Portia Puswella, Kumudini Wijesekara. 

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Balmond Studio Unveils Southbeach Weligama – A Celebration of Modern Beachfront Living

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CEO Global Project Management Consultants Udayanga Alwis, COO NDB Investment Bank Kaushini Laksumanage, MD Balmond Studio John Blamond, MD Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants Shiromal Fernando. Balmond Studio combines over 50 years’ experience in architecture and design having worked on the Gherkin in London, Bird’s Nest in Beijing and Australia’s Sydney Opera House among others with Cinnamon Life being its visionary ideal for Colombo’s transforming skyline.  It’s London and Colombo design studios renowned for innovation, creativity and passion for modern design is led by Sri Lankan born Cecil Balmond OBE, the world’s leading thinker on form and structure.  His son John Balmond who leads the Southbeach Weligama project explains the unique proposition Balmond adds to the Sri Lankan property development landscape. 

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

February 4th. 2022

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There’s a GIFT on Prime Group Kaleidoscope this week, plus catwalk horses, old tortoises, Xena warriors, post-pandemic banking & post-independence democracy.  

 

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Victor Munasinghe (84) passed away in Santa Monica, Ca.

“My close friend Victor Munasinghe passed away on February 1, 2022. Victor’s nephew, Oliver Ranasinghe gave me the sad news this morning. I met Victor in Los Angeles when he first arrived several decades ago.  We developed a bond and friendship that lasted until his passing. Although I moved back to Sri Lanka, we kept in close touch and shared several lunches  and dinners whenever I visited Los Angeles. I respected his creativity and often used him as a sounding board when producing my films and writings. I respected his purity in his endeavors. His concern for others and his spiritual dedication was an inspiration to me. I shall miss my good friend who was always with me in spirit during the highs and lows of my life.”

Chandran Rutnam

 

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Bhante Homagama Kondanna Thero (82)

passed away in London, England recently. Venerable Kondana Thero was the oldest of a family of 11. His siblings are Kusuma Premalatha in Washington DC, Nanda, Ratnaseeli, Rivina and Chitra in Sri Lanka, Weerawardhana in London, Swarna In Sri Lanka, Malkanthi and Ranji in Los Angeles and Lakshmi in Washington DC. A private ceremony was held at the West Covina Buddhist Temple attended by close relatives.

 

 

 

 

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Shelton (Shelly) Gunewardena (92), passed away in Walnut, CA on February 8, 2022. Son of M.M.P Gunewardena and Josephine, Husband of the late Lorna, brother of Gaston, Victor, Rita (Madawala) and Quintus. Father of Sunetra, Ramani (Fernando), Nandini, Rohan, Ravi, Devika (Wijesinghe), and Sriyanthie (Mc Cabe), as well as in-laws Nimal Fernando, Sandra Gunewardena, Frank Escher, Sriyan Wijesinghe; grandchildren Chad, Shannon, Lara , Nina, Anjali, Seth, Krisante, Asante, Ravi, Johan, Shehan, Dilan and Skanda Jai; 6 great-grandchildren, and sisters-in-law Rani (Colombo) and Kamini (Toronto). The funeral will take place at St. Denis Catholic Church, Diamond Bar, on February 17, 2022 at 12 noon, followed by burial at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange , CA.

 

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Bill Forbes (82) passed away in Yorkshire, England on February 7th, 2022. He was born in Ceylon and migrated to the United Kingdom where he became a world renowned singer. Funeral arrangements are pending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bill Forbes (82) passed away in Yorkshire, England on February 7th, 2022. He was born in Ceylon and migrated to the United Kingdom where he became a world renowned singer. Funeral arrangements are pending.

 

 

 

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Robin Fernando (84) passed away on January 8th. Veteran Sri Lankan film and tele-drama actor Robin Fernando was a product of St, Benedicts college, Kotahena, he held national colors for Karate and Gymnastics. He was a popular actor in the cinema acting in more than in 80 films. His debut film came in 1965 “Chandiya”. He was also a renowned stunt coordinator. He acted in several tele-dramas and produced 2 films (Suradoothio based on Charlie’s Angels and Ninja Sri Lanka).  Robin is survived by his wife Violette, daughter Eranthi, Son Channa, and four grandchildren.

 

Colombo – Kankesanthurai – New

Luxury Train Launched

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Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen

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‘ LOVE IS IN THE AIR ” and to all young Valentines, here is a Delectable Treat you can share the smell of grilling , for your special love to say “I love you.”

 

Grilled Chicken with Coffee Barbecue Sauce

 

*Barbecue Sauce

2/3 cup strong brewed coffee

1/2 cup ketchup 

2 tablespoons molasses

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

1 tablespoon orange juice

1 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon minced chipotle

   chile in adobo sauce*

 

*Chicken

1(2 1/2 – to3 lb.cut- up chicken

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/4 teaspoon pepper

METHOD

1.Set up grill as follows. For charcoal grill:

 Heat coals in center of grill to medium 

 heat.Divide coals,placing half on each

 side of grill, leaving center open. Place

 drip pan between coals.

 For gas grill: Light two outside sections,

 leaving middle section unlit (three burner grill)

 Or leave one side Or light one side or leave other

 side unlit (two burner grill). Place drip pan on unlit

 section. Heat on high until hot. Reduce heat to 

medium.

2.Whisk all Barbecue Sauce ingredients in small 

  saucepan until blended. Bring to a simmer over

  medium to medium-low heat,simmer 10 to 15

  minutes or until slightly thickened,stirring

  constantly. Reserve 1/2 cup sauce for basting,

  place remaining sauce in serving bowl.

3.Brush Chicken with oil sprinkle with salt and

 pepper.

4.Oil grill grates. Grill Chicken, covered, directly over

  medium heat or coals 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly 

  browned, turning once.

5.Move chicken over drip pan (indirect heat). Grill,

  covered 20 to 30 minutes or until chicken is almost 

  cooked through,turning once.

6.Brush chicken generously with reserved barbecue

 sauce. Return Chicken to direct heat;grill, covered,

 4 to 6 minutes or until no longer pink in center,

 turning once.Serve with remaining barbecue sauce.

4 SERVINGS.

*tip Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce can be found in

the supermarket in the Hispanic section. REMOVE

veins and seeds for less heat.

WINE. Offer a spicy red One or the other from Santa 

Barbara OR Raphael Valley Chile are both great.

You can follow this with another Delectable Treat…….

Love cake.

Please call me and I will be happy to email the cake Recipe 

to you . Any othe questions or requests email me 

[email protected]

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