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Dinesh Chandrasena Shares Her Story On What It Means To Feel Like A Woman

Posted on 12 August 2017 by admin

By: Sakuna Esufally – Courtesy: Cosmopolitan Magazine.

The Fashion Design Program Coordinator at Raffles Design Institute and independent designer is loving her journey of femininity and the fact that she gets to determine her own life. Here’s why it’s important for everyone to get that freedom.

I’m doubled over with laughter as I listen to Dinesh’s wise-cracks on everything from the Kardashians (“Where do they find these whack-job men?!”) to end-of-the-week exhaustion (“People are out and about…and I’m just tired!”). Relaxed and forthright, her hair in a trademark topknot, Dinesh says in her wry tone, “My sister says I look like an angry ballet teacher in this hairstyle…oh, well!”

It’s a rare thing to find someone who’s willing to laugh at herself with no restriction. “At certain points in life, you have to decide whether you’re going to laugh or cry. I always laugh,” she says, with an undertone of sass, breaking out into a huge smile.

It’s equally rare to find such an esteemed personality not look at herself as cut above the rest. Dinesh has that rarest of gifts—the ability to connect with people, regardless of age or experience. She’s direct and unflinchingly honest, not afraid to say you’re wrong, while simultaneously indicating she’s on your side. From our first meeting early last year, I’ve recalled her poise and prose (clipped, effective and deliberate) with envy. I was undoubtedly thrilled, then, to have the chance to speak to her about something that’s seated at the core of, both, her and Cosmo: Owning your femininity.

“To me, femininity is not based on appendages or body types. Instead, I equate femininity with resilient strength. And, contrary to the mainstream, slightly misogynistic view, getting in touch with your femininity doesn’t mean being emotional and weak, or that you’re going to break down every second (what utter nonsense!)—I think tapping into that core of emotions keeps you strong and grounded.”

The term ‘femininity’ i.e. the quality of being female doesn’t only lie in whether women (those that are born as such and those that are transitioning) choose to wear a dress or put on lipstick; inherently, it’s something more innate. Though, physical appearance does play a big role.

Dinesh hasn’t had any plastic surgery (and, as of the day of our interview, nor does she intend to), but she has embarked on hormone therapy that, in her own words, has “softened” her out. Then with her infectious, from-the-belly laugh, she says, “And by that, I mean I get more fat on certain areas of my body than I’ve been used to, like on the hips. But, it’s all positive change. I love every bit of it.”

The transition has also been very gradual. “I wasn’t a jock, who showed up one day with Double-Ds,” she says, eyes sparkling. “There are actually photographs from when I was very little (I must have been about 3 or 4) with me in a dress, thrilled to pieces. Biologically, I wasn’t born with an Adam’s apple, and I’ve always had fuller lips and doe eyes; I’ve always been feminine featured. My mum used to jokingly say, ‘God never intended you to be a boy.’”

“In that sense, I was very blessed,” she says, quietly. “My mum and granny were very educated and they allowed me to progress on my path to femininity with a lot of support. In our world, I understand how huge and rare that is. I do not, under any circumstance, take it for granted that I’ve been privileged enough to not face traumas as I started on this transformation.”

For Dinesh, owning her femininity was a journey she always knew she wanted to take. “Without this journey, I would have felt incomplete,” she states. “I would have felt like I was acting—like I was an alien in another body. When you can’t be your true self, it’s like there’s a being inside you, trying to tear out of a shell. It’s not a hard sentiment to understand: for example, if your life-long dream is to be a farmer, but you’re working as a doctor, you’d feel much the same way. It doesn’t feel right; and it feels like you’re losing out on all you could be. That’s why I think being self-actualized is so important—living your most authentic life, makes you feel secure and confident with who you are, because you’re not pretending to live a life you love. You’re actually living it.”

Does embarking on a journey of femininity require an identity change, I ask. Like, does she ever feel the need to change her name to reflect her feminine self? Some people might think so, she confirms, but not her. “I don’t feel a compelling reason to change my name, because who I am hasn’t fundamentally changed. I’ve always been me. This journey is not about changing that; it’s so that my outside can match the inside I’ve always felt.”

“Besides, I love my name. My parents gave it to me. It’s my identity and it’s all I’ve known. I’m developing my existing self; not creating her anew.” She continues, with a sprinkling of dry candour, “Also, if someone called me by another name, I’d be like, Who are you talking to?! It would be a very confusing situation, and it’s not a complication I need! The older I get, the more I try to simplify life. I’m about peeling away layers, not adding them on.”

Dinesh mentions the criticism she’s faced in passing, not because she’s skimming over the topic, but because it really doesn’t have much bearing on her. She’s over it. “I’ve definitely received comments. As a result, over the course of my journey, I’ve become much more understanding of, and kinder to, others, because whether you realize it or not, people are battling their own demons. I’ve also grown a thicker skin…”

“But, I mean,” and here she rolls her eyes. “If anything about my life bothers you, look away. Simple! Just avert your eyes from the ‘horror.’” (Another high five, sister!)

The day before, Dinesh had sauntered into her Cosmo shoot, which, unbeknownst to us, was her first in sari. She looked beautiful yes, but as much because the sari looked like it had been created for her, as because she radiated self-worth and positivity. “I was a sari virgin!” she exclaims. Then, “I honestly think I’m beautiful.” It’s not aggressive or conceited; Dinesh tells most people upfront that they’re gorgeous, so why should she not hold the same standards for herself?

“It’s important for me to disprove the theory that embarking on your journey to femininity is seedy,” she expresses. “You can be successful, respectable and demure, and still want to embark on it. It doesn’t make you any less of a person. Hopefully, I’ve had that impact and I’ve been able to help people recognize the importance of being authentic.”

“It’s important to know what’s good for you,” she says leaning back. “You need to trust your inner self. Women have the power to do whatever they want; it’s my hope that they always do.”

This article was originally published as ‘What Does It Mean To Feel Like A Woman?’ in the August 2017 Confidence issue of Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka. 

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Health & Views by Dr. Harold Gunatillake

Posted on 09 August 2017 by admin

It is said that bipolar disorder is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, is there an actual test with accurate results for bipolar? The term “chemical imbalance” is my least favorite term in all of pop psychology/psychiatry. The “chemicals” of which people refer to are actually called “neurotransmitters.” Neurotransmitters are a substance in the brain that allow for the electrical conduction and transmission of signals between brain cells (or, “neurons”). There is no test for chemical imbalance in the brain for any disorder because no one knows how much of any neurotransmitter is optimal, and it varies from person to person, and the neurotransmitters themselves are not in stagnant amounts, and we need different amounts in different parts. Some neurotransmitters also function as hormones (or you could say that they are hormones that function as neurotransmitters). These neurotransmitters have a chemical composition (so does your desk chair), but they are not liquids in the sense that they can be measured in volume. In fact, they are molecules. 

For complete article and more, please open Dr. Harold Gunatillake's Health & Views in the pdf below.

Health & Views August 2017 by Dr. HG
 

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Sri Lankan doctor among 14 indicted in largest ever US medicare fraud

Posted on 15 July 2017 by admin

 

A United States-based Sri Lankan-origin doctor is among 14 people charged in the Central District of California for allegedly participating in health care fraud schemes. Dr. Kanagasabai Kanakeswaran was indicted late last month on one count of conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks for health care referrals and four counts of receiving kickbacks for health care referrals, the US Department of Justice said. Dr. Kanakeswaran is an internist (general medicine) in Lancaster, California, and is affiliated with Antelope Valley Hospital.

He received his medical degree from the Colombo University’s Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
The owners and operators of a home health company called Star Home Health Resources allegedly paid bribes to physicians, including Dr. Kanakeswaran, to refer Medicare beneficiaries for home health services to Star. As a result of his referrals alone, Star received US$ 4,157,311 from Medicare. This took place from May 2008 to May 2016.

This and other indictments served alongside are being called the largest-ever health care fraud enforcement action by federal prosecutors. The defendants include doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals. Hundreds of others have been charged across the US in cases that cumulatively allege about $1.3 billion in false billings.

The nationwide sweep includes charges against more than 120 defendants — some of whom are doctors — who allegedly prescribed and distributed opioids and other dangerous narcotics. The 14 defendants charged in the Central District of California are accused of health care fraud and kickback schemes involving compounded drugs, home health services, physical therapy, acupuncture, Medicare Part D prescription drugs, diagnostic sleep studies and hospice care.

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News Release: Ontario Enhancing Support for Refugees and Newcomers

Posted on 20 June 2017 by admin

 

 

By: Upali Obeyesekere – Editor, TSL. Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Today is World Refugee Day. As part of the 2017 budget, the province is investing $17.5 million in new funding over two years to enhance services for refugees and vulnerable newcomers. In 2016, Ontario received over 110,000 immigrants (37 per cent of national landings) and welcomed over 28,000 refugees as permanent residents (47.8 per cent of the national share). In 2017-18, Ontario is investing over $110 million in newcomer and refugee supports including language training, settlement and employment programs. Refugees will also continue to settle in Ontario through secondary migration and relocation from other provinces as they explore settlement needs and work opportunities. 

New Investment will Help Refugees Settle and Succeed

Ontario is continuing to support refugees and vulnerable newcomers with a new investment to help them settle and get the support they need, to successfully integrate into their new lives in Ontario.

Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, was at Paramount Fine Foods Restaurant in Mississauga today to mark World Refugee Day and announce new provincial support to help refugees and other newcomers succeed.

The province is enhancing services for refugees and vulnerable newcomers, including settlement services, case management, employment and training supports, and programming for refugee women and newcomer youth. These additional resources will support the long-term, sustainable social and economic integration of newcomers. The province is now accepting applications from organizations that would like to apply for funding to provide these services.

Ontario has taken a leadership role in Canada's humanitarian efforts to help refugees and save lives, with:

  • Communities across the province welcoming refugees at an unprecedented level, with more than 28,000 refugees from across the world resettling in Ontario last year.
  • 45 per cent of all Syrian refugees — who arrived in Canada between November 2015 and March 2017 — settling in Ontario.
  • More than 19,000 Syrian refugees settling into their new lives in the province since November 2015, with the help of settlement agencies, municipalities, employers and refugee sponsors. These newcomers are already giving back and contributing to their broader communities. 

Helping newcomers thrive and succeed is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

 

 

 

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TheAppLabb CEO Kundan Joshi receives 2017 Technology Achievement Award by Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce

Posted on 20 June 2017 by admin

On Saturday, June 10, TheAppLabb CEO Kundan Joshi accepted the 2017 Technology Achievement Award by Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce at Chamber’s Annual Gala. It is a premier social and business event for all Indo-Canadians, hosting more than thousands of guests constituting of leading entrepreneurs, professionals, decision-makers in the government, and academics.

Attached below please find the official press release on this exciting honor.
 

TheAppLabb CEO Kundan (center) Joshi receiving the Technology Achievement Award with ICCC President Arun Srivastava, Canada’s Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Bardish Chagger, India’s High Commissioner to Canada Nadir Patel, and CIBC District VP Venki Raman (Left to Right).

TheAppLabb CEO Kundan (center) Joshi receiving the Technology Achievement Award with ICCC President Arun Srivastava, Canada’s Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Bardish Chagger, India’s High Commissioner to Canada Nadir Patel, and CIBC District VP Venki Raman (Left to Right).

TheAppLabb CEO Kundan Joshi Accepts The 2017 Technology Achievement Award By Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce

TORONTO, June 12 – TheAppLabb CEO Kundan Joshi was privileged to receive the 2017 Technology Achievement Award by Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, on June 10 at Chamber’s Annual Gala held at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC).
 
The Technology Achievement Award is awarded to a Technology Achiever of Indian origin who has a record in innovation; has established a high profile in the Canadian and the global business community; demonstrated achievements in business product and/ or business process innovation and development; strong leadership skills, and has made contributions to the community.

 

2017 Award winners, ICCC leadership and VIP guests
Other corresponding ICCC’s award achievers were CEO and President of Chalmers Group of Companies, Balwinder Takhar, founder of Sunray Group Ray Gupta, Director of Sleep Medicine Dr. Indra Narang; Chief Statistician of Canada, Anil Arora; President of Hampton Inn and Suites by Crown Group of Hotels, Sameer Sharma; CEO of Richberry Group of Companies, Peter Dhillon; President and CEO of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Mina Mawani; Co-Founder of Highbury Canco Corp., Pradeep Sood; and CPA- CGA, Jatinder Bawa for their contribution in their respective spheres. 

During the Gala, Joshi appreciatively accepted the Technology Award on behalf of his family and his team at TheAppLabb.  He is a strong believer of the fact that great honors are never individual achievements, instead, they are a proof of being blessed with great people that support and have faith in you. Joshi has been intensely dedicated to exploiting technology innovations to drive value to businesses and refining the human experience. 
 

Indian High Commissioner Vikas Swarup (left) and Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Patel (right)
A rare occurrence that turned out to be the highlight of the Awards and Gala night was the presence of Indian High Commissioner Vikas Swarup and Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Khan. ‘The biggest natural resource India has is the Indian’ said the Indian High Commissioner in his short yet insightful speech. Continuing with his inspirational speech, he stated that ‘It is the Indian who has and will shape the destiny of the world.’ Vikas Swarup also showcased the strength of India stating that ‘People of Indian origin have been elected to parliaments in many western countries, and therein is the strength of India, a strength that is unparalleled and one that is growing,’ mentioning supporting instances of the UK, Canada, and many other countries.
 
The Canadian High Commissioner, on the other hand, expressed Canada’s desire to develop strong ties with India, both economic and people-to-people. Nadir Patel pointed out the visits of nine Canadian ministers to India in the previous months as an indication of the significance with which Canada desires to be closer to India.
TheAppLabb CEO and 2017 Technology Award receiver Kundan Joshi (right) alongside Mayor of Markham Frank Scarpitti
As founder and CEO of TheAppLabb, Joshi has inspired and guided his team of technology evangelists through the creation of over 500 apps for clients both large and small, ranging from enterprise giants like Unilever, Dell, and Samsung to innovative startups like Gift Jeenie. In addition, Joshi holds a degree in software engineering from the University of Western Ontario and is the founder of 15 other tech companies including StartupLabb, an accelerator for high-potential technology startups, and InnovationLabb, an R&D lab for emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, IOT, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Blockchain.
Technology Award Winner and TheAppLabb CEO Kundan Joshi (right) with TheAppLabb CCO Surbhi Guleria-Joshi (left) and Mayor of Toronto John Tory (center)
Presented by the ICCC, Chamber’s Annual Gala has been recognizing Indo-Canadians for their contribution in different sectors for the last 25 years. The awards are given to a selected set of individuals at the Chamber’s Annual Awards & Gala Night, held on the second Saturday of June every year. It is a marquee event where the ICCC promotes trade and commerce between India and Canada and recognizes the achievements of Indo-Canadians from all across Canada through award presentation.
 
The Canadian High Commissioner, on the other hand, expressed Canada’s desire to develop strong ties with India, both economic and people-to-people. Nadir Patel pointed out the visits of nine Canadian ministers to India in the previous months as an indication of the significance with which Canada desires to be closer to India. 

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News Release: Amazon Creates 800 New High Tech Jobs in Ontario

Posted on 20 June 2017 by admin

It is common knowledge that Amazon.com, commonly known as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company that was founded on July 5, 1994, by Jeff Bezos and is based in Seattle, Washington. The company has been in the news recently with its takeover of Whole Foods that sent the stock of competing grocery chains plummeting. To understand why, you need to know something much simpler than Amazon's far-reaching ambitions or possible vision for transformation of the grocery industry: Amazon doesn't make any money. Competing with Amazon is terrifying for any existing business because the company's executive team operates on a radical model whereby the company's overall net income is nearly zero quarter after quarter.

QUICK FACTS – AMAZON

  • Amazon opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in 1995 and seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company.
  • Amazon Web Services is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform company.
  • Ninety per cent of the jobs at Amazon’s Toronto office will be highly skilled technical positions. With these new positions, Amazon will employ over 2,000 people in Ontario.
  • Amazon joins tech leaders such as Facebook, Thomson Reuters and Shopify in choosing Ontario to do business and develop next-generation technologies.
  • Ontario’s tech sector employs approximately 430,000 people. The province’s Highly Skilled Workforce Strategy builds on the strength of our education system to help prepare people for the technology- and knowledge-based jobs of tomorrow.

 

June 20, 2017

Province’s Innovation Economy Attracts Global Tech Giant to Toronto and Ottawa.

Ontario has secured a significant investment from global technology company Amazon thanks to the province's highly skilled workforce, culture of innovation and competitive business climate.

Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne joined leaders from Amazon Canada to officially open the company's new corporate office in Toronto.

Amazon currently employs 600 people at this location and expects to add another 200 positions, including software developers, engineers and programmers. From the Toronto office, these employees will contribute to some of Amazon's highest-priority global technology development projects, including Amazon Fulfillment Technologies, the voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant Alexa and Amazon Web Services.

In addition to its corporate office in Toronto, Amazon is creating jobs and opportunities across Ontario by:

  • Operating four fulfillment centres in the province, employing more than 1,600 associates. One of these centres in Brampton is among the most advanced in the world
  • Establishing a software development office in Ottawa, with an exclusive focus on development projects for Amazon Alexa
  • Selecting the University of Waterloo as one of four universities to receive the Alexa Fund Fellowship, a program helping educate students about voice technology and empowering them to create the next big thing.

Ontario will continue to be a global centre for innovation and the development and commercialization of transformative technologies. Key initiatives include expanding access to college and university education by making average tuition free for more than 200,000 students, and increasing our support for next-technology researchers, developers and entrepreneurs through the Business Growth Initiative.

Keeping Ontario at the leading edge of research and innovation is part of Ontario's plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

 


QUICK FACTS

  • Amazon opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in 1995 and seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company.
  • Amazon Web Services is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform company.
  • Ninety per cent of the jobs at Amazon’s Toronto office will be highly skilled technical positions. With these new positions, Amazon will employ over 2,000 people in Ontario.
  • Amazon joins tech leaders such as Facebook, Thomson Reuters and Shopify in choosing Ontario to do business and develop next-generation technologies.
  • Ontario’s tech sector employs approximately 430,000 people. The province’s Highly Skilled Workforce Strategy builds on the strength of our education system to help prepare people for the technology- and knowledge-based jobs of tomorrow.

 

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Vesak celebrations in Toronto

Posted on 17 June 2017 by admin

The vibrant city of Toronto counts the largest number of Sri Lankan expatriates in Canada. The Sinala/Tamil New Year, Vesak, and other relgious festivals are celebrated by numerous Sri Lankan Socio-Cultural Organizations based in Toronto in assoication with the Consulate General for Sri Lanka in Toronto. Following is an account of the Toronto Vesak celebrations with files from mainstream media outlets.


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Followers of Lord Buddha’s philosophy marked the birth, attainment of enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha, by organising several events in the Greater Toronto Area, with the active participation of the Consul General of Sri Lanka in Toronto and staff.

The West End Buddhist Temple and Meditation Centre of Mississauga, together with other Buddhist temples in the GTA, representing Theravada, Mahayana and Vijirayana Sects organised an event on 28 May to mark Vesak, which included prayers, sermons and parade and was attended by devotees from Sri Lanka, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal. Chair of the organising committee Ven. Dr. Bhante Saranapala delivered the main sermon highlighting the way to follow Lord Buddha’s journey for the benefit, welfare and happiness of human beings with his blessings on the city, the nation and the world. 

Addressing the gathering Consul General of Sri Lanka emphasised the relevance of following Lord Buddha’s teaching today than ever before and the contribution of Buddhism towards spirituality of humanity. The Consul General also highlighted Sri Lanka’s pivotal role in declaring Vesak as ‘International Vesak Day’ by the United Nations and this year’s International Vesak Day under the theme ‘Buddhist teachings for Social Justice and Sustainable World Peace’ in Colombo. This event was attended by Senator Victor Oh, Federal Member of Parliament Peter Fonseca, Mayor of Mississauga Bonnie Crombie and Provincial Minister Dipika Damerla. 

Dr. Veronique Tomaszewski, Adjunct Professor of the Department of Sociology of the York University delivered the keynote address at the Vesak celebrations organised by the Canada-Sri Lanka Sinhala Association on 26 May in Scarborough. Clergy representing Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Islamic faiths, Consuls General of Sri Lanka and Nepal and other dignitaries graced the occasion.      

The Most Ven. Ahangama Rathanasiri Nayaka Thero of the Toronto Maha Vihara, while delivering his sermon to mark Vesak at the Vihara premises, stressed the importance of following Lord Buddha’s philosophy and transforming life of all human being. The events, held from 13 May, included a two-day Sil program, devotional songs, a special sermon by Ven. Assaji Thero of the United Kingdom, virindhu, dansala and awarding of certificates to Dhamma school participants. A colourful vesak pandal illustrating ‘Deeghithi Kosala Jathaka’ was also exhibited at the temple premise for three days. 

The Brampton-Caledon Buddhist Mission Centre organised its Vesak celebrations at its newly acquired premises in Caledon for the first time on 7 May. Consul General of Sri Lanka and officials of the Consulate General took part at the event and at the certificate awarding ceremony of its Dhamma School.

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Canada to host 2018 G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec

Posted on 27 May 2017 by admin

May 27, 2017.
Taormina, Italy.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the 2018 G7 Summit will be held at Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie, Quebec. Located in the Charlevoix region, this unique and idyllic area highlights our country’s vast and diverse natural beauty and evokes the historical significance of the St. Lawrence River.

Next year’s summit will allow Canada to showcase both its domestic and international priorities: to strengthen the middle class, advance gender equity, fight climate change, and promote respect for diversity and inclusion.

It will also be an important opportunity for Canada to engage G7 counterparts on pressing global challenges, and pursue further collaboration on innovative and clean economic growth. 

A parallel announcement was also made today at Le Manoir Richelieu by Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos, and Minister of National Revenue Diane Lebouthillier.

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“Canada is proud to host the 2018 G7 Summit in Charlevoix. This vibrant region captures everything that our country is about – from bilingualism, to cultural diversity, to stunning scenery in every season. I look forward to welcoming my counterparts next year in beautiful Charlevoix. I’m sure they will fall in love with the region, just as Canadians have done for generations.”
– Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

 

Quick Facts

  • This will be the sixth summit hosted by Canada, and the first in Quebec since 1981.
  • The previous Canadian summits were held in Muskoka, Ontario (2010), Kananaskis, Alberta (2002), Halifax, Nova Scotia (1995), Toronto, Ontario (1988) and Ottawa-Montebello, Ontario and Quebec (1981).

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Sri Lankan Culinary Show at the Embassy Chef Challenge in Washington

Posted on 25 May 2017 by admin

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Sri Lanka presented its authentic culinary at the Annual Embassy Chef Challenge held on May 24th at the International Trade Center in the Ronald Regan Building in Washington DC.
 
At this well attended annual event over 30 Embassy Chefs showcased their culinary talents with food preparation skills and signature delicacies of each country.   
 
Sri Lanka was represented by the Embassy Chef Anuradha Wijesinghe, who received public compliments for his spicy kottu with chicken curry for its taste and presentation.  All participating Chefs were required to present one pre-prepared food item for sampling and for consumption by visitors.
 
The Embassy Chef Challenge event was a yet another platform for portraying Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage and attractive tourist sites. At the Sri Lankan culinary stall, an awareness program on Ceylon Cinnamon and Ceylon Tea was conducted which received appreciation by the visitors.  
 
The Embassy Chef Challenge event organized by the Cultural Tourism DC (CTDC) offers a rare opportunity to showcase authentic food by Embassy affiliated Chefs across oceans during the month of May as a part of month long celebration of international cultural awareness.  
 

 
Embassy of Sri Lanka
Washington DC
 
May 25, 2017 

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ICC Champions Trophy: Winners to take home cheque of US$2.2 million

Posted on 15 May 2017 by admin

 

The upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales from 1-18 June carries a total prize money of $4.5 million with the winner of the eight-team tournament taking home a cheque of $2.2 million, the International Cricket Council announced yesterday.

The eighth edition of the tournament sees an increase of $500,000 in prize money from the 2013 edition, which too was played at the three venues being used this time – Cardiff Wales Stadium, Edgbaston and The Oval.

The runner-up of the tournament will get a cheque of $1.1 million, while the other two semifinalists will earn $450,000 each.

Teams finishing third in each group will take home $90,000 each, while the teams finishing last in each group will get $60,000 each. 

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