Jayam Rutnam

ceylon filmfest – friends dance – real jaffna – thaminie’s piano – bilal and dimanthi – By Jayam Rutnam Good News From Jayam July 1, 2022 Pls Scroll Down 35 items Lankan Tri Forces Receive Rapturous Welcome by British Public at Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant Lankan High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena and her Minister Counsellor (Defence) to the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK, Brigadier L H Mahinda Rajapaksha with the Lankan military contingent participated at the Pageant. At the invitation of British Government, a contingent of Sri Lankan Tri Forces participated at the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant and official birthday held last week. Distinguished military personnel from Sri Lanka bearing the national flag fluttering in the air, marched past Buckingham Palace in the presence of the Royal family members. Lobero Theatre Hosts First-Ever Sri Lankan Ceylon International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, Ca. The historic Lobero Theatre in ...

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Good News from Jayam – congratulations 2022 graduates – Samantha – Sydney – Lianne – Wathni – Shehan – Queen Elizabeth jubilee – Happy Birthday Athena June 15, 2022  Pls Scroll Down  35 items Dr. Kohona Explores Ways to Boost Trade with China Sri Lanka Ambassador in Beijing Dr. Palitha Kohona has requested the China Asia Economic Development Association Urban Cooperation Committee (CAEDAUCC) to establish Sri Lanka national pavilions, both online and offline, as part of the overall efforts to promote Sri Lanka products.Declaring Sri Lanka should make every effort to increase exports to China, Ambassador Kohona said increase of Sri Lankan exports to China could help Sri Lanka overcome the current crisis. Newlyweds Alexa and Trey of Bellevue, WA Cruising Alaska on the ‘Discovery Princess’ Happy 4th Birthday Athena (You can’t beat that smile!) Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth Celebrations in London (Please click on arrow) Congratulations Graduates ! ...

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Good News From Jayam June 1, 2022 Pls Scroll Down 35 items Please click on link below for website and past issues goodnewsfromjayam.com   Happy Flag Day – June 14, 2022   Dr. Walter and Aeshea Jayasinghe Celebrate 50 Years of Wedded Bliss! Dr. Walter and Aeshea Jayasinghe celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Los Angeles Buddhist Vihara, in Covina, Ca.where over 400 relatives and guests wished them many more years. Above with son Adrian, daughter-in-law Vivian and grandchildren. (Photo by Moran) Walter and Aeshea with Walter’s sister Thusitha and brother in law Dr. Lakshman Makandura. (Following photos by Andy Samarasena) Walter and Aeshea with Dr. Nandasiri Jasentuliyana and his wife Shanthi. Walter and Aeshea with Dr. Sarath and Hemanthi Gunatilaka. Walter gets a big hug from his sister Thusitha. Achala Weerasinghe of the Sri Lanka Foundation and US Ambassador Julie Chung Sri Lanka Foundation International (SLF) USA is ...

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Good News FromJayam May 15, 2022 Pls Scroll Down 35 items Please click on link below for website and past issues goodnewsfromjayam.com It’s Summer in Los Angeles 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, ...

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Conrad de Silva Makes History Sri Lankan Australian Singer Performs on “The Voice” at 80 (Please click on arrow below) Popular Sri Lankan Australian singer Conrad de Silva made history when at 80 years of age, he performed on “The Voice” show in Australia. “The Voice” is a BIG HIT show and it is very difficult to get on it unless you are very talented. Conrad introduced his wife of fifty years and presented her with a ring. The judges included country and western star Keith Urban, who is married to Nicole Kidman. All the judges were in tears! Congratulations to this wonderful product of Ceylon, who still wows audiences at 80! Jayam2424@yahoo.com ...

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Good News From Jayam May 1, 2022 Pls Scroll Down 35 items Hiran Abeysekara: Best Actor at Olivier Awards 2022: Making history in the performing arts Making history in the performing arts, Sri Lankan theatre actor, Hiran Abeysekara won the Best Actor for the stage adaptation of ‘Life of Pi’ at Olivier Awards 2022 in London at the Royal Albert Hall. The Wyndham in London’s West End, Hiran’s consistent stellar performance rightfully earned him the award of Best Actor. Hiran was the ‘star’ of that jubilant evening of the most prestigious, historical theatre awards festival in the world by winning the Best Actor award for Playing his extravagant performance as Pi Patel in the Lolita Chakrabarti’s stage adaptation of Yann Martels’ book Life of Pi, one of the highly acclaimed productions of Sheffield Theatre Production. Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing Celebrates National New Year Day The Embassy of Sri ...

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Good News From Jayam April 15, 2022 Pls Scroll Down 35 items Sinhala Tamil New Year at Woodley Park, Van Nuys, Ca. Saturday April 23rd Wedding of Anuk Perera (Son of Nihal and Ruchila Perera) to Erika Torres at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, Pasadena, Ca. (Photos by Moran Moran) ALSTON lifts barriers for SRI LANKA  in DUBAI at DUBAI EXPO (Please click on arrow) ALSTON KOCH brings a 12,000 + audience to their feet with his rendition of self written song ‘Climate Change’ & later singing live on DUBAI TV & EXPO TV to a captive audience. Showing his ‘instant mastery’ he suddenly changed the lyrics of the famous song ‘LOVE IS IN THE AIR’ to ‘DUBAI IS IN THE AIR ‘ to the delight of the cheering Dubai Audiences. Later, a special guest of the Royal Family he was invited to perform at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Picture below shows Alston with PRINCE FAISAL AL SAUD of Saudi ...

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Good News From Jayam March 15, 2022 Pls Scroll Down 35 items   Happy Mardi Gras, New Orleans March 2022 President Rajapaksa Opens Sri Lanka’s Biggest Cement Factory by Lanwa President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurated the cement manufacturing facility of Lanwa Sanstha Cement Corporation Ltd., the largest cement factory in the country. They also laid the foundation stone for the proposed new steel factory. The investment for the new steel plant, which will be built on 250 acres of land is $400 million. The manufacturing process is scheduled to begin in late 2024.The investment for the cement factory, which commenced construction in March 2020, was $100 million. Covering an area of 63 acres, it is one of the largest cement factories in the South Asian region. The factory has an annual production capacity of 4 million metric tons and will supply 2.8 million metric tons to ...

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Good News From Jayam March 1, 2022 Pls Scroll Down 35 items   Spring Break in Los Angeles!   World Scout Day Marked under the Patronage of the President World Scout Day celebrations and the presentation of Presidential Scout Certificates were held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat. The World Organization of the Scout Movement is the largest international voluntary organization for children with over 52 million children in 172 countries. The highest award a Scout can receive is the President’s Scout Medal. Video Attached! US Ambassador Designate to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Julie Chung Meets For Virtual Engagement with the Sri Lankan American Communty Hosted by SLF International, USA “The Sri Lankan American Community had the privilege to meet with the United States Ambassador Designate to Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Her Excellency, Julie Chung, for a Virtual Engagement hosted by the Sri ...

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Good News from Jayam – independence day – kushil gunasekera – gamini gunewardene – yohani – shelly gunewardena – queen elizabeth – zoom amigos – 15 Feb 2022     74th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence Celebrated in Colombo 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 ...

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