Happy Sinhala and Hindhu New Year   Aluth Avurudha – Puthandu

SLAASC Celebrations at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, Ca. 
Tomorrow, Saturday April 11, 2015.
sri lanka flag waving
Good News From Jayam
 
April 15, 2015        Please Scroll Down

President Maithripala Sirisena Visits China

 President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in China recently on a state visit is seen observing the Guard of Honor accorded to him with China’s President Xi Jinping.

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New US Ambassador to SL Nominated

President Barack Obama has nominated an Indian-American, a former official at the Embassy in New Delhi, as the next US ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives. Obama yesterday announced the nomination of Atul Keshap, a career foreign service official, as the next US ambassador.

 
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Gypsies Dinner Dance – Due To Popular Demand – Two Tables Available 

The organizers have made two tables available and increased capacity to 450.  If you need tickets call Upul Dharmadasa, Sanjiv Gunasekara or Chris Ganlath. First Come First Served! The Dance is on 18th April (next Saturday).

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Having Fun In Los Angeles   
Upul’s Party Bus

Ajith Jinadasa, Raja Edirisuriya, Sanjiv Gunasekera, Upul Dharmadasa, Janaki Wickramaratna and Barbara Dharmadasa
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Scam in California – BEWARE!
“This is the IRS – This is the IRS”

Victims are told by telephone, that they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. Just hang up the phone! Many Californians of Sri Lankan origin have gotten caught to this SCAM!

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Sri Lanka Foundation’s Family Fun Day


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Disney’s Monkey Kingdom

Filmed in Sri Lanka

Disneynature's Monkey Kingdom - Official Trailer
Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom – Official Trailer – click on link
A top Disney movie ‘Monkey Kingdom’, a feature length wildlife documentary will debut in U.S. cinemas on April 17th across the country. Filmed almost entirely around the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the film documents the life of a troop of wild monkeys (rilaw), including breathtaking action sequences set in the precincts of the ancient city.  ____________________________________________________

Malini and Ranjan Overcome with Joy

Famous actress Malini Fonseka said she was overjoyed over clinching the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) NIELSEN PEOPLES ACTRESS OF THE YEAR and SLIM NIELSON PEOPLES YOUTH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR joint winner award at the ninth SLIM Awards at the Water’s Edge recently.  Popular actor Ranjan Ramanayake won, SLIM NIELSEN PEOPLES ACTOR OF THE YEAR and was joint winner in the category of SLIM NIELSEN PEOPLES YOUTH ACTOR OF THE YEAR the winner for the eighth consecutive year.

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Sri Lankan Community in California

Young Physician Mixer

 

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Seen at the Kingsbury Recently

Sushmita and Suhashana Wijayaratna, Prishan and Sheahara Pandithage, Sheahana Wickremasinghe and Shamina

 
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Josephian’s “All Inclusive” 
Gala Dinner Dance 2015

At the Fabulous DELUXE Banquet Hall in Burbank, Ca.
Friday, July 17 at 7 p.m.
$100 includes Dinner, Premium Cocktails, Floor Show, Prizes and Surprises
Call Sanka, Therese, Kingsley or Jayam to reserve tables
 
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Karina Oliani From Sao Paolo, Brazil  
In Search of the Great Blue

Karina Oliani is an adventurous soul. She has sky dived multiple times and climbed Mount Everest. Known widely in South America and Brazil for presenting documentaries, she is also the founder of Pitaya Films and Medicina da Aventura (Adventure Medicine). Karina visited Sri Lanka recently to film yet another documentary, this time focusing mostly on our rich ocean wildlife. Her first stop in Sri Lanka was Dutch Bay Resorts in  Kalpitiya. 

 
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The Gypsies Are Here- Buy Your Tickets Now – You Could Win $5000
Sunday, April 19th (Next Week)

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Chitra Somapala’s Golden Oldies  
New Album
Chitra Somapala   Golden Oldies  Full Album
Chitra Somapala Golden Oldies Full Album
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Hettigoda Industries Relaunches 
Ayurvedic Toothpase

Supirivicky, the first ayurvedic toothpaste introduced to Sri Lanka by Hettigoda Industries (Pvt) Ltd which has a proud history of over 25 years, comes to you today with added power and a classy modern outlook. Supirivicky contains nine ayurvedic ingredients such as goraka, pepper, aralu, munamal bark, velmi, natural cinamon oil, pila roots, natural clove oil and katu karandu which help to stop formation of plaque, fight tooth decay, avoid tooth discoloration and maintain healthy and strong teeth.
 
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Siripala – The Kandalama Flutist

Hailing from a musical background, D.S. Siripala (50), unmarried, is a resident of the area and works harvesting his field during the day and performing in the evening at the hotel. Starting from around 6.30 pm, the flutist performs just as the hotel and its guests prepare to wind down for the day and continue to keep them enthralled till around 10.30 pm. Siripala is perched atop a rock at Kandalama playing his flute.

 

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Happy Wedding Anniversary 
Conrad and Carina (Melbourne, Australia)

GOOD NEWS wishes famous Sri Lankan singer Conrad de Silva and his beautiful wife Carina a wonderful 43rd Wedding Anniversary in April. Conrad sang with many groups in Sri Lanka including the Jetliners. They now live in Melbourne Australia.
 
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Ramani Fernando Opens Salon 
in Mount Lavinia

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Field Marshal’s Daughter Ties Knot 
With Sri Lankan Living In US

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s elder daughter Apsara Fonseka recently got

engaged to Ishviyan de Saram, a Sri Lankan based in New York. The event took place last week. De Saram is a Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young in New York.
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Presidential Award for 
Sri Lankan American

Sri Lankan American,Tilak Ratnanather who is an associate professor in the biomedical engineering department of the Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, was awarded  the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM), which is awarded by the White House to individuals and organisations to recognise the crucial role that mentoring plays in the academic and personal developmen of students studying science and engineering.  In addition to being honoured at the White House, recipients receive awards of USD 10,000 from the National Science Foundation. 
 
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Photo By Prishan Pandithage Photography

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Dilantha Malagamuwa  
Motorcycle to Car Racing Hero

From motor cycle riding to a leading motor car racing driver in Sri Lanka. This is what Dilantha Malagamuwa is known for and was back in his home country to celebrate his 25th year of his international racing career at the Museum Gallery Café, Colombo 7 , recently.

 
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Mother Feeding The Child – Water Colors by Tissa Hewavitarne

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Indian Mc Donald’s – This is Funny !
All Indian Food
All Indian Food
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Fruits of Sri Lanka – Mangosteens

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Super Golden Chimes Reunion 
With Original Members

The Super Golden Chimes Reunion concert with original members appeared for one last time at the BMICH on April 10th.

The original members last performed in Colombo in 2004 in front of a packed audience. The concert on April 10 featured Annesley Malawana, Sunil Malawana, Dixon Gooneratne, Rukshan Perera, Nimal Perera, Chandral Fonseka and Paul Pereira.

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Jayam’s Choice
Elvis Presley - My Way (High Quality)
Elvis Presley – My Way (High Quality)
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Aitken Spence Clinches Three Awards

Aitken Spence PLC emerged as a Gold award winner and was listed in the Super Ten companies at the HRM Awards 2014 organised by the Association of Human Resource Professionals (HRP) for the sixth time in Colombo recently. Heritance Kandalama, an Aitken Spence hotel, secured a Silver award and received the category award for best practices in ‘Talent Supply’. Aitken Spence was the only organisation to win three awards at this year’s awards ceremony.
 
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SriLankan Airlines – ‘Silk Route’
There’s No Better Way to 
Travel Business Class

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Recipe From Roma

FISH CURRY WITH TAMARIND (Goraka Malu Hodha)
Ingredients.
1lb. Fish
1 Tablespoon Tamarind pulp
1/2 cup hot water
1 1/2 tablespoons (all in one) Sri Lankan Curry Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon ground Turmeric
1 teaspoon Chilli (Cayenne) powder
3 Tablespoons Oil
6 Curry (Karapincha) leaves
1/4 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds (Ulu Hal)
1 medium sized Onion finely chopped
4 cloves Garlic finely chopped
Method.
1.Wash and dry fish and cut into serving size pieces
2.Soak tamarind pulp in hot water and allow to cool 
   Squeeze to dissolve pulp,strain and set aside.
3.Combine Tamarind liquid, Curry powder, Salt, Turmeric
   and chilli powder. Marinade Fish in this liquid for 30 mns.
4.Heat oil in Pan and fry Curry leaves and Fenugreek seeds 
   for 1 minute. Add the chopped Onions and Garlic and fry
   on medium heat until onion turns soft and golden stirring
   occassionally.
5.Add the Fish and marinade, cover and cook over low heat
   for 10 minutes.
8.Uncover and cook for a further 10 minutes.
9.Enjoy this with your usual Rice and vegetables.
   I love this curry with PITTU!!
Please use a wooden spoon very gently OR shake the pan
holdind the two sides to distribute gravy.This helps the fish
stay intact and not break.
Pls feel free to email me with any questions or requests.
 
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Obituaries – Sad News

 

REV. FATHER STANLEY ABEYSEKERA 
(Former Rector of St. Joseph’s College, Colombo). Son of the late Don John and Beatrice Margret Abeysekera. His remains were laid in State at St. Joseph’s College on 30th March, and thereafter at St. Sebastian’s Shrine, Kandana. Funeral was at Kandana Roman Catholic Cemetery. 
 

Janaka Jayasena (51)

of North Hills, California passed away after a heart attack on March 29, 2015.

Husband of Anne, father of Amy and Ryan. 

Janaka was the Lead Guitarist of the popular California

musical band “Anokia”. Funeral was on April 4, 2015 in Mission Hills, Ca.

 

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Easter Celebration 

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Legends of Sri Lankan Cinema – Stamps

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Beautiful Baby Birds Can You Tell Which Ones are Female and Which One is the Male?

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