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Antonette L Duval
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HSBC Bank USA, N.A. – Mortgage Sales
21842 Hawthorn Blvd Torrance Ca 90505
Cell: 720-270-6767 eFax: 224-352-4575 Email: antonette.l.duval@us.hsbc.com
Website : https://www.us.hsbc.com/home-loans/mortgage-consultants/antonette-duval/

URGENTLY NEEDED 25 OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS DISTRIBUTED TO THE RURAL AREA HOSPITALS BY SLF & OTHER SL ORGANIZATIONS

SL ORGANIZATIONS IN Southern California, GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR DONATION!!!!!

On September 4th, 2021 two lorries carrying urgently needed 25 Oxygen Concentrator’s took off to the hospitals in the rural areas in Sri Lanka for distribution. The rural area hospitals selected for the long awaited Oxygen Supply were Maslkeliya, Dickoya, Tricomalee, Meeghatanna, Karapitiya, Dankotuwa, Peradeniya and Thellapillai.

This project was funded by the Sri Lanka Foundation, Sri Lanka America Association, Sri Lanka Muslim Association, St Joseph’s College Old Boys Association, Ananda College Old Boys Association, Holy Family Convent Past Pupils Association, Methodist College Past Pupils Association and other generous individuals in Southern California.

We continue our efforts to raise more funds as we are now preparing to distribute 500 Pulse Oximeters and more Oxygen Concentrator’s to other rural area hospitals that are in crucial need to save lives.

If you wish to donate to this worthy cause please contact the following individuals:

Keshini Wijegoonaratna: 213-400-7705
Lucky Rajasinghe: 909-730-2847
Samantha Kurera:951-963-1030
Rakshita Dissanayaka: 562-254-4865
Rohan Sourjah: 310-567-8894
Rahim Mantara: 909-223-5866
Dushyantha Kurera: 909-974-9199


See attached Zelle Account for easy transfer:
Zelle Account Information

SLF Intl, USA Showcases 2021 Sri Lanka Day, One of a Kind Virtual Event!!!!! to the Global Audience

When 2021 Sri Lanka Day celebrations began many people logged in to the SLF Platform on August 20th from all around the world and entered the lobby were simply flabbergasted to witness such a detailed creation, with the information center, the Auditorium Exhibition hall, and the Networking lounge. The entrance to the Auditorium door opens and you are lead to the roof top in a elevator which is never seen any virtual event before. It was also breathtaking to see the creation of the virtual people moving around in the lobby and in their seats in the Auditorium and Networking lounge.

The attendees had the choice of deciding which segment of their interest and was able to enjoy it from the comfort of their homes.The five hour Amazing Cultural Performances from all over the world was viewed and enjoyed by many when some of the other Attendees were visiting and chatting with Vendors in the Exhibition Hall and the networking lounge was busy with people trying to connect.

The event continued on August 21st & 22nd, with excitement building up to win quiz prizes when our amazing live mc’s promoted enthusiasm and anticipation among the attendees to stay until the very end.

The “Pageant of Lanka” was showcased to give a feel of the original Parade that is hosted on the World Famous Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena.

We appreciate our Sponsors for their contributions to support the event as well as showcasing their products. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to all the volunteers for their valuable time to assist in many different ways.

The event ended with a Big Bang by the band “Sithara” to entertain the attendees with some nice Sihala Music.

Sri Lanka Day Expo & Parade Platinum Sponsor, Marina Square/Real Estate Investment, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!

iMarina Square – Uptown Colombo is Sri Lanka’s first and largest harbor front luxury condominium project developed by three internationally reputed industry giants; Access Engineering PLC, China Harbor Engineering Company and Mustafa Singapore.

The complex will be developed on an expansive five-acre land consisting of 1068 condos over 36 floors across 5 towers as well as having two acres exclusively allocated for recreational facilities and common areas. Located minutes away from the anticipated developments such as the Colombo International Financial City (Port City), Elevated Highway and the Fort Multimodal Transport Hub, Marina Square – Uptown Colombo offers modern living spaces with infinite ROI possibilities and unmatched rental opportunities.



For more information contact:
Dhinushka Ranasinghe
Manager Customer Service
Mobile- +94 760 515031
Telephone- +94 112 305705
Website:www.marinasquare.lk


Sasika Pradeep
Manager-Marketing Communication
Mobile-+94 76 885 7711
Telephone-+94 112 305705
Website:www.marinasquare.lk

SLF Platform, One of a Kind, Never Seen Before!!!!!! Register Now

SRI LANKA FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL USA PRESENTS FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME A VIRTUAL PLATFORM, NEVER SEEN BEFORE IN THIS MAGNITUDE.

WE ARE PROUD TO SHOWCASE INTERNATIONALLY THE CULTURAL PERFORMANCES, CORPORATE SPONSORS, SRI LANKAN VENDORS, ALL UNITED USING OUR VIRTUAL PLATFORM WITH GLOBAL ATTENDEES.

WE ARE EXCITED TO SHARE THAT ATTENDEES CAN ALSO CHAT WITH THEIR FRIENDS, FAMILY, VENDORS AND ALL OTHER ATTENDEES WITHIN THE NETWORKING LOUNGE.

ALL THESE FEATURES IN ONE PLATFORM!!!!!!!

DON’T MISS OUT!!!! REGISTER NOW ON: slfplatform.org

RELAX FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME AND ENJOY!!!!!!

IN THE AUDITORIUM!!!!!!!! FIVE HOURS OF CULTURAL PERFORMANCES FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD. LIVE MC’S WILL CONDUCT A QUIZ TO GIVE AWAY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF PRIZES!!!!!!

IN THE EXHIBITION HALL!!!!! SRI LANKA SPONSORS AND VENDORS SHOWCASING OVER 100 PRODUCTS.

IN THE NETWORKING LOUNGE!!!!!CHAT WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

For more information contact:
Keshini Wijegoonaratna- 213-400-7705 or Achala Weerasinghe-213-400-1662

REGISTER NOW!!!2021 Sri Lanka Day Expo & Parade Goes Global on a Virtual Conference Platform

DON’T MISS OUT:
Register Now: https://www.slfplatform.org/registration-landing

A spectacular presentation PROMOTING Sri Lanka’s arts, crafts & Merchandise on the global stage.

LOS ANGELES — When the annual Sri Lanka Day was celebrated in the historic city of Pasadena in 2019 the thousands of visitors who filed along the historic route of the New Year’s Day Rose Parade, gasped in amazement as they watched the ‘Pageant of Lanka,’ a miniature Kandy Perahera with decorated elephants on rollers and traditional Sri Lankan dancers, parading on the streets of Los Angeles. That day, Sri Lanka took its rightful place among the ethnic festivals held in America. 

  This year, Sri Lanka Day is going worldwide. As a virtual event Sri Lanka Day 2021 will reach millions of viewers across the globe. Although virtual events are not quite like seeing an event in person, these “quarantine events” are playing a fascinating role in keeping the public arts alive while public life is in lockdown. Each live event is unique and unfiltered, revealing a side of artists that many fans do not get an opportunity to seeup close. And like viewers, artists are looking for ways to display their unique talents. Through these at-home shows, they have found a perfect opportunity to blend performance with an uplifting experience, and that is what is offered by the Sri Lanka Day Virtual Event this year. It is billed to be an elaborate public celebration intended to expose the historical heritage, culture, and traditions of Sri Lanka to the world.

Sri Lanka Day celebrations are sponsored and organized by the Sri Lanka Foundation, based in Los Angeles, California, a brainchild of Dr. Walter Jayasinghe, a leading expatriate physician and a successful entrepreneur who came to the US in the early 1960s. In 2003, he established the Foundation to promote Sri Lankan cultural activities in the US and expose the American public to the many facets of the historical heritage and culture of Sri Lanka. Since then, the Foundation has been serving a wider community of Sri Lankans in and outside of the United States, and it is now the Sri Lanka Foundation International.

The Foundation’s premiere event is the annual Sri Lanka Day celebration. This year’s global event will be held on 20, 21, and 23 August. Throughout the three days, it will feature events from around the world when the sights and sounds and the unique taste of Sri Lanka will virtually come alive. It will feature Sri Lankan traditional music, dances, art, and theatre. The audience will also be treated to a tour de force of Sri Lankan art, artifacts, fashionable clothing, jewelry, sweets, spices, food to promote indigenous products and entrepreneurs. 

Mesmerizing dance and music performances from many countries will be staged throughout the three days. Keeping the audience entranced will be the traditional Kandyan and low country dances featuring vibrant costumes and ornate jewelry; Raban Pada, Hela Gee Rangana, ‘Thaala’ Nada, and other Sri Lankan classical and popular songs accompanied by well-choreographed dances with breath-taking spin movements and pulsating drumming. The performances are to be interspersed with a cultural fashion show with Sri Lankan models showcasing Sri Lankan costumes on the catwalk.

The main event will be the Kandy Perahera, the ‘Pageant of Lanka,’ a sample of the iconic Kandy Esala Perahera featuring a procession of ceremonial musicians, drummers, dancers, singers, stilt walkers, whip crackers, flag bearers, sword carriers, ‘Sesath’ Carriers, led by elegantly dressed ‘Nilames’ and various other performers accompanied by several elaborately adorned elephants, including the casket carrier parading the streets in celebration.

Among the highlights of the event are the expert presentations on topics relating to education, business, sports, health, and fashion.

Staging the virtual Sri Lanka Day event is a gigantic task. The planning and preparation for the event began several months back with hundreds of volunteers.  The Sri Lankan embassies and Sri Lankan community organizations worldwide have been brought together to plan and support the event.

According to the organizers, the Sri Lanka Day celebrations this year will have a global audience exceeding 50.000, and the event will exceed the standards set by long-established ethnic events anywhere. It should be a matter of pride to every Sri Lankan that their countrymen can stand side by side with other nations wherever they may be.

For more information contact:
Keshini Wijegoonaratna: 
email: keshini@srilankafoundation.org or 213-400-7705
Achala Weerasinghe:email: achala@srilankafoundation.org or 213-400-1662
For vendors to register online or to watch the festival go to:
https://www.slfplatform.org/registration-landing

Written By:
Nandasiri(Nandi) Jasentuliyana
Former Deputy Director-General, United Nations, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and President Emeritus, International Institute of Space Law & Policy.

Aruni Boteju Initiates the Mission of Connecting Sri Lanka and Consul General with Direct Relief

Consul General of Sri Lanka, visited Direct Relief’s Santa Barbara headquarters to discuss the ongoing emergency response in the region and opportunities for future partnership in the South Asian country.

Through the coordination of Aruni Boteju, Direct Relief recently donated ventilators and adaptors (equivalent to USD $54,422 or LKR 10,854,346) to Sri Lanka.

Dr. Chandradasa toured the organization’s 155,000-square-foot warehouse, accompanied by several others, including Aruni Boteju, who coordinated the visit. Dr. Chandradasa spoke with Direct Relief CEO and President Thomas Tighe and other staff about the necessity of access to Covid-19 vaccines, as well as ongoing medical support.

Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states of the United States of America and more than 80 countries across the globe, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. Direct Relief also has a long history of emergency response to Sri Lanka, including the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Through the coordination of Aruni Boteju, Direct Relief recently donated ventilators and adaptors (equivalent to USD $54,422 or LKR 10,854,346) to Sri Lanka.

First Sri Lankan-American appointed to the Judicial Bench in State of California

Aruna P. Rodrigo was recently appointed as a Judge for the Superior Court of San Bernardino County. Hon. Aruna P. Rodrigo is the first Sri Lankan-American appointed to the judicial bench in State of California. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka. His family migrated to the United States in 1991 at the age of nine. Hon. Aruna P Rodrigo obtained his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University, Juris Doctor of law and a Master of Public Administration from University of La Verne.

He was admitted to practice law in State of California in 2008 and is a certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California. He was also an adjunct law professor at University of La Verne College of Law. Until his appointment, he held various senior trial attorney positions including working at the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office. Along with his wife, they founded and managed Rodrigo Law Firm, PC in Southern California.

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan with Sri Lankan Expatriates Delivers Essential Medical Equipment worth over $225,000 Directly to 14 Corona Treatment Hospitals within Three Weeks of Request

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan in connection with expatriates living in Japan donated over $225,000 worth of Covid related emergency equipment to 14 government hospitals. Many philanthropists came forward due to a special program introduced by His Excellency Sanjiv Gunasekara, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka. This model allowed donors to choose their preferred medical equipment directly from authorized Sri Lankan suppliers and donate to a hospital of their choice. Appreciating the transparency adopted the philanthropists offered their contribution without hesitation.

Four of the active Sri Lankan Associations in Japan the Sri Lanka Business Council of Japan, Sri Lanka Automobile Association in Japan, Kansai Japan Sri Lanka National Organisation and the Sri Lanka Professional Association mobilized their members and helped in this worthy cause.

With the rapid proliferation of new corona strains there has been a greater tendency for patients to succumb than ever before due to the inadequacy of medical equipment to provide immediate treatment to hospitalized patients. Ambassador Gunasekara met with the business community at his residence and through a detailed power point presentation followed by a one to one question and answer session explained how this could be an opportunity for the “successful” to save lives.

Information on eight essential equipment such as HFNO Machines, BMC Machines, BI PAPS Machines, Ventilators, Oxygen Regulators, NRBM Machines, Multi Para Monitors, Syringe Pumps which are essential to save patients’ lives were provided. The contact details of the relevant Hospital Directors, Suppliers of the above Equipment and the Information of the relevant Sri Lankan agents were handed over to the donors. Further, the monies were asked to be credited directly to the vendors after the commitments were matched with needed equipment and hospitals.

The Embassy of Sri Lanka coordinated all the logistics of placing orders, delivery schedules, including coordinating respective family members of donors witnessing the gifting of equipment to the respective hospitals. The entire project was fully transparent and donors had full access to all information. It is also worth to mention that the equipment were made available to the respective hospitals on an urgent priority basis which made it possible to complete the entire project in 3 weeks.

Written by: Sri Lanka Embassy, Tokyo, Japan

Food Drive Huge Success hosted by Church of Scientology in Los Angeles

Thank you to all of the Volunteer Ministers who came out for our food drive last Sunday: Stewart, Trevor, Dawn, Scott, Keren, Luz, Tom S., Derek, Arlene, Tom W., Andrea, Abraham, Ron, Yates & Edwin. It was a huge success, thanks to the Volunteer Ministers of Southern California!

In addition to helping over 500 families with much needed food, we also welcomed 97 interested guests into the church for a tour and 74 watched the Stay Well Presentation! Following this, 17 purchased books and one started a Life Improvement Course.

Together, we are helping the people of East Hollywood!

This coming Saturday, 3rd of July, is the next food drive from 9am – 3pm, and we need your help!

Location: Church of Scientology in Los Angeles

Address: 4810 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca