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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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CEYLONESE! by Jayam Rutnam (Written on a rainy day on October 25th, 2010) I was weened on LACTOGEN powdered milk when I was a baby, I was also given WOODWARDS GRIPE WATER, now I am in my teens.  Woke up this morning, I was sleeping on a mattress made by ARPICO. I listened to Reddifusion, because my GRUNDIG radio was broken.  Washed my face with RANI SANDALWOOD SOAP.  The servants wash in SUNLIGHT SOAP. Brushed my teeth with PEPSODENT.  Put BRYLCREAM and combed my hair. I put a dab of CUTICURA powder on my face. I put on my VELONA banian.  I wore my TULANE shirt since my BROADWAY shirt  was being dry cleaned at SITLANIS. I put on my BATA shoes.  I walked through the hall which was being polished with CARDINAL POLISH.  I then had a breakfast of toast with CHIVERS MARMALADE and another ...

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My Days in the Boarding School of St. Joseph’s College – By Jayam Rutnam    WHY ST. JOSEPHS? It was in the early fifties that my parents enrolled me to the boarding school of St. Joseph’s College. My four brothers were boarded (at different times) at St. Thomas’ College in Bandarawela and then Gurutalawa.  Since my father had attended both St. Thomas’ and St. Joseph’s, he felt that at least one of his sons should attend St. Joseph’s. I would watch my mother pack all kinds of goodies (canned foods, chocolates, new clothes etc) in my brothers’ trunks when they left for their boarding school. I felt that I missed out on the fringe benefits of going to boarding school. It was decided that I should attend St. Joseph’s College and although I lived less than four miles from the school, I insisted that I be boarded, so that I too could enjoy the ...

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