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 Santa Barbara ...

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Des’ Birthday Celebration ……By Phyllis De Silva Desmond brought so much joy through his music and has touched many lives.  I have had hundreds of text messages, letters,emails and cards from all over the world, sharing with me how he has touched lives either through his music or simply by encouraging a fan to follow their dream.  His warm and caring interactions, in person or on the phone, showed how he always made time for his fans of all ages – personal messages and photos were never a problem for him…he was always happy to spread joy to his fans. Birthdays were special to Des During the pandemic, Des was often called upon to surprise many fans, young and old, on their special birthdays or anniversaries by video appearances…he loved doing that…you would think it was HIS birthday with how excited he was! Desmond never failed to remember birthdays and ...

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Kaleidoscope Let’s Talk with Dr Tara De Mel on Hunger Dear Friends of Kaleidoscope Below is the link to the interview I did with Former Secretary of the Ministry of Education Dr Tara De Mel who is leading projects to ensure that children, especially the young ones, get a midday meal.  There are at least one million children in Sri Lanka deprived of a midday meal due to the economic crisis.  Sri Lanka currently has the second highest malnutrition rate in South Asia. I would appreciate if this email can be shared among friends and family.  Any contribution we get to keep our children from going hungry is very appreciated.  It’s this midday meal that encourages them to come to school and it’s this midday meal they will probably have as their only meal for the day.  Please give generously. Account details below. Link for the interview:  https://youtu.be/SPjcRlk2wDo With greatest thanks ...

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Veteran actress Leonie Kotelawala passes away Source:Dailynews Veteran actress Leonie Kotelawala passed away yesterday. She was 78. In 1962, she participated in a drama competition organized by the Sri Lanka Arts Council and won accolades for her role in the drama ‘Sama’. She later acted in the film produced under the same name and entered the field of cinema. She has acted in films like Chandali, Pipena Kumudu and Vajira. She contributed to many popular teledramas such as Tara Devi, Kumarihami, Charitha Thunak Charulatha, Hiruta Muwawen and Nadayo to name a few. ...

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We have to protect players from injury and focus on T20 World Cup, says Prof. Arjuna de Silva-by Dhammika Ratnaweera Source:Dailynews Sri Lankan champion leg spinner Wanindu Hasaranga didn’t play the third ODI against Australia yesterday at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. The team Management is still looking at how he is recovering from the injury said Sri Lanka Cricket Medical Committee Chairman Prof. Arjuna de Silva yesterday. Hasaranga did not play the second ODI against Australia at Pallekele and underwent an MRI scan. Hasaranga was diagnosed with a groin muscle strain during the first ODI at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and his MRI report showed the extent of his injury. The team management, selectors and physiotherapists, and skipper Dasun Shanaka discussed Hasaranga’s issue and decided to rest him for the third ODI according to a reliable source. Hasaranga is not out from this series and he is ...

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ADB grants US$ 50 mn for import of chemical fertilizers-by Indika Polkotuwa Source:Dailynews Irrigation, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Roshan Ranasinghe said that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a grant of US$ 50 million for the importation of chemical fertilizers for the forthcoming Maha season. The necessary Cabinet approval will be obtained this week, the Minister said. Minister Ranasinghe was speaking after visiting the Sri Dalada Maligawa and meeting the Malwatta and Asgiriya Anunayaka Theras recently. The Minister said that with the introduction of chemical fertilizers required for the Maha season, it will be possible to increase the production and provide the required amount of rice to the people in the future. Minister Ranasinghe said that the North Central and North Western canal development projects under the Mahaweli project are being carried out with the help of the ADB and local funds and that such projects should be ...

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IMF delegation here today to discuss loan agreement-by Shiromi Abeyasinghe Source:Dailynews An International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation will arrive in Sri Lanka today (20) to finalise the staff-level agreement on the loan requested by Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe telephoned International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on June 7 and requested her to expedite the staff-level agreement on the loan requested by Sri Lanka as soon as possible. PM Wickremesinghe was informed on June 9 about the visit of the IMF delegation due today. The Prime Minister’s Office stated that further work on the loan will depend on the conclusion of agreements between Sri Lanka and the IMF staff level and that the delegation will stay in Sri Lanka for about a week to hold discussions. Sri Lanka expects US$ 4 to 5 billion in loan assistance from the International Monetary Fund. Earlier, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had ...

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