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Buddhists, Christians and Muslims Celebrate Ramazan at Galle Face, Colombo
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
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
ComBank Digital wins AFTA award for
‘Best Frictionless Credit Evaluation Initiative’
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.)
A Beautiful Boutique Hotel
in the Heart of Colombo
“Rosmead Place” by Thilanka
Vote For Shawn Thever – Sri Lankan for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Office 118
Primary Election June 7, 2022
Sri Lankan Aranya Manchanayake
Shines in Australian Athletics
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)
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.
to Shanthi and Nandasiri Jasentuliyana
40th Wedding Anniversary
in Diamond Bar, Ca.
Shehan and Riho Jayakody Wedding
Son of Mangala and late Mangala Jayakody
1 Hotel, West Hollywood, CA.
Minoli de Silva of Washington DC
Now Skates For Team USA
Isipathana College OBA 1963/1973
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.
“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)
Jayam, Gina, Iswari, Rene, Judy and Piet on board the schooner at Piet and Mary Van Calbergh’s daughter Casey’s wedding.
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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
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
Recipes From Roma’s Kitchen
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
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
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
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.
The Beauty of Sri Lanka
(Preserve our Natural Sri Lankan Heritage)