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Good News From Jayam July 15, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 35 items Source : goodnewsfromjayam Friday Jul 26, 2024 – Sunday Aug 11, 2024 Sri Lanka Ambassador to Thailand granted farewell audience by King and Queen Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP), Chaminda I. Colonne and her husband Stephen Senanayake were granted an audience by King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Rama X) and Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana of the Kingdom of Thailand to bid farewell to them, the Colombo foreign office said. The farewell audience took place at the Amphorn Royal Palace on June 26. J Med has opened its newest distribution center (DC) in San Diego, Ca. We are thrilled to announce that J Med has opened its newest distribution center (DC) in San Diego, making us the only DME distributor in ...

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Good News From Jayam July 1, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 35 items Source : goodnewsfromjayam Happy Fourth of July Elizabeth K. Horst to be next US Envoy to Sri Lanka President Joe Biden has nominated Elizabeth K. Horst as the next US Ambassador to Sri Lanka. The nomination has been sent to the Senate. Elizabeth K. Horst, a distinguished member of the Senior Foreign Service holding the rank of Minister-Counsellor, currently serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for Pakistan and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. Elizabeth will replace Julie Chung whose term ends in July 2024. UD Production Events Special Performance of “Maathra” Concert Another successful event by UD Production he “Maathra” Musicvaganza, organized by Upul Dharmadasa (UD Production), took place on the June 1st at the BMICH in Sri Lanka. The event attracted a full house, packed to capacity with over 1600 ...

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Good News From Jayam – June 15, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 35 items Source : goodnewsfromjayam Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16th, 2024 Sri Lanka Day in Pasadena has been postponed to 2025. Sri Lanka Day VIRTUAL will be held on Saturday, 17 August 2024 Dr. Lakshman Makandura’s Show Nalanda College OBA USA Presents A Prasanna Vithanage Movie “GAADI” – Children of the Sun with Sajitha Anuththara and Dinara Punchihewa in leading roles ” Stripped from nobility and forcibly married to an outcast by the monarchy, a noble woman fights to keep her dignity by rejecting to succumb to her destiny..” Saturday, June 22 at 2.30pm at Ahrya Theater, 8556 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA A Sri Lankan in MARS- Piyumi Wijesekara A proud moment for all Srilankans!Incredible achievement by this Srilankan born scientist, Piyumi Wijesekara to be chosen as a crew member on NASA’s next expedition on Mars! How beautiful to ...

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Good News From Jayam – June 1, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 35 items – By Jayam Rutnam Source : goodnewsfromjayam Please click on link below for website and past issues goodnewsfromjayam.com Happy Flag Day – June 14, 2024 Back by Popular Demand! Sri Lanka Day Expo 2024 in Pasadena, Ca. Saturday, July 13th “ABBA” in Colombo an Upul Dharmadasa Production at the “Waters Edge” Dillan Ariyawansa, Dimuth Tennekoon, Chandana de Silva and Friends Barbara and Upul Dharmadasa and Bunja Leonidas Abba fans had a great time! Captain Yohan and Mrs Thenabadu www.utravel.com Ursula Aruma Donates to Sri Lankan Temple On 16th February 2024, Ursula Aruma from Melbourne, Australia visited her homeland. She celebrated her 83rd birthday in Sri Lanka. She visited the Sri Sathya Sai School in Manipay, the Thiru Korneshawaram Kovil in Trincomalee, the hot wells in Trinco, the Dutch Burgher Union in Colombo, and the Walawe Sri Dewarakkitharama Rajamaha Viharaya, Damwelodaya, Kotaweheramankada, Tanamalwila. ...

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Good News From Jayam May 15, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 35 items Source : goodnewsfromjayam Mother’s Day is May 12th Sri Lanka Foundation Int. Awards at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, Ca. (Photos by Moran Moran) The awardees and staff of the Sri Lanka Foundation pose for an official photo. This years awards ceremony proved to be the best. “Extremely well organized!” “Excellent food!” Roy Malleappah – Exceptional Achievement Awardee Cyril Weeratunge – Exceptional Achievement Awardee Manilal Fernando – President’s Award Winner Sajee Perera, Master of Ceremonies Achala Weerasinghe – Producer/Choreographer/MC Dr. Dishan Jayasinhe, President of the Sri Lanka Foundation speaks   Dr. Walter Jayasinghe, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Foundation speaks Manik Punithakumar, Sunil and Daya Appapillai Aruni Ganewatte President Sri Lanka Youth Organization Suranga and Awardee Enoka Fernando Nandi and Shanthi Jasentuliyana with Sunil and Shanthi Abeysinghe Awardee Aruni Boteju, Sudesh, Ashton and Ashley Dr. Walter and ...

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Good News From Jayam May 1, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 35 items Source : goodnewsfromjayam Jayam Rutnam Hospitalized with Pneumonia in Los Angeles Good News is, his condition is improving! (Thanks Dr. Lakshman Makandura for insisting on calling 911) Sri Lankan Australians Reunite in Melbourne A photograph of a recent reunion lunch in Melbourne, where the large group present included old mates from STC, Trinity and Royal, many from the rugby and planting fraternities.  Standing – Jarit De Mel, Thiru Saravanamuttu, Peter Christoffelsz, Derek Cameron, Rohan Dambawinna, Brian Lieversz, Ari Saravanamuttu, Noel Brohier, Roger D’Silva, Prasada Wjesuriya, Ralph D’Silva (hidden behind), David Varney, Brian Paulusz, Felix Gooneratne, Barney Reid, Darrel Lieversz, Sarath de Mel, Sanjeeva Wijesinghe, Glen Van Langenberg, Bandu Molligoda, Alan Gunasekera, Peter Schoorman, Odath Weerasighe, Nigel De Kretzer, Gavin Rodie. Seated – John Rodie, Arasu Saravanamuttu, Bumpy Jayasekera, Selva Kanagasabai, Robin Daniels, Berram Daniels, Christopher Dias. Wathsala’s Book “What Happened ...

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Good News From Jayam April 15, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 15 items Ceylon Today – Daily Finance Today Rutnam Eyes USD 10M Revival for RanmiNitenna Tele – Cinema Park By Ishara Gamage -April 9, 2024 Renowned film director and Chairman of Asian Film Location Services Ltd. (established in 1980), Chandran Rutnam, plans to lease the now-defunct Ranminitenna Tele-Cinema Park in Hambantota with an initial investment of USD 10 million. Speaking to Finance Today, he said, “We, Asian Film Location Services Ltd are in the final stages of presenting the proposal to the Government. In the first phase alone, we could generate USD 25 million to USD 30 million annually by providing equipment and studio rentals, services, and experienced and talented technicians, significantly boosting the country’s foreign exchange reserves.” He mentioned that despite the ideological issues among the bureaucrats and the lack of vision through ignorance among state officials, he is determined to successfully ...

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Good News From Jayam April 1, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 35 items Tourist Arrivals Top Half-a-Million Mark In a remarkable feat for Sri Lanka’s tourism sector, arrivals surpassed the half-a-million sparking optimism about meeting the ambitious target of 2.3 million visitors by the end of the year. “Sri Lanka could achieve the set target for 2024 or more, whilst earning over $4 billion by year-end,” Tourism Minister Harin Fernando, recalling that in 2023 the country surpassed the 500,000 mark only in May and in 2022 in September. Russia (13,699), India (13,492), Germany (8,547), the UK (7,245) and France (5,851) emerged as the top markets so far in March. The tourism earnings during the first two months have registered $687.5 million in tandem with the boost in arrivals. US, China Coming Together for IORA Although the United States and China are seen geopolitically battling over the control of the Indian Ocean, ...

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Good News From Jayam March 15, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 35 items Happy International Women’s Day March 8, 2024 cientist Dr. Sarath Gunapala of La Crescenta, Ca. Invited to Witness Launch of Satellite in Cape Canaveral, Florida Top JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) Scientist Dr. Sarath Gunapala and his team have been invited for the launch of an important satellite from Cape Canavarel Space Center in Florida. This event will occur within the next two weeks. He will be accompanied by his wife Vajira. The above photo shows Dr Gunapala being presented with Sri Lanka Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award by SLAASC Founder President Jayam Rutnam in 2003. This year, the Sri Lanka Foundation Awards ceremony will be held at the fabulous Grand Ballroom of the Universal Sheraton Hotel in Universal City, Ca. on Sunday, April 21st, 2024. J Med Supplies Expands with New Distribution Center in Buena Park, California J Med ...

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Good News From Jayam – March 1, 2024 Pls Scroll Down 35 items Source : goodnewsfromjayam Tourism Sector Earns Record Rs.7 billion in 45 Days Amid a rejuvenated focus on revitalising Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, President Ranil Wickremesinghe embarked on an observation tour in Tangalle and Galle, underscoring the Government’s commitment to enhancing tourist facilities. President Wickremesinghe’s visit came in the backdrop of record earnings from tourism this year (45 days) alone, which amounted to Rs.7,000 million from 306,708 tourists. The tourism surge in Sri Lanka is evident from the unprecedented 106 percent year-on-year increase in tourist arrivals, with around 9,000 visitors daily. Key US Official Donald Lu Hails Sri Lanka’s Economic Recovery as Greatest Comeback story US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu says SL is a different place a year on since crisis began. Praises SL as successful example of US administration’s Indo-Pacific ...

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