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This Former Immigrant From Sri Lanka Just Made India\'s Most Expensive Movie
This Former Immigrant From Sri Lanka Just Made India\'s Most Expensive Movie
This Former Immigrant From Sri Lanka Just Made India's Most Expensive Movie

The man who bankrolled the science-fiction film 2.0, India’s costliest movie, is a former immigrant from Sri Lanka who is now running his family's telecom, healthcare, financial services, media and entertainment conglomerate in the U.K. Meet Allirjah Subaskaran, 46, who fled Sri Lanka with his family at the height of the ethnic conflict there three decades ago,…

Forbes - Dec 12 03:21 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Arts&Culture ]

Making sense of life, healing and ayurveda in Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Making sense of life, healing and ayurveda in Tangalle, Sri Lanka

I’m not quite sure what happened, but these days, you couldn’t throw a crystal singing bowl very far without it hitting an ayurvedic spa. They’re everywhere. And inaccessible: Too many of them deal with the subject in a mystifying way with lots of coded words like virechana karma and kati vasti in the spa menu with vague explanations of what you’re signing up…

CNA - Sep 27 23:42 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Arts&Culture, Tourism ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • Sampling Sri Lanka at Montréal's Nama Restaurant

    Sampling Sri Lanka at Montréal\'s Nama Restaurant

    When Jeya Sivans described her journey to owning Nama, a cozy new restaurant in Montréal's Plateau, she was humble. "I am not a chef," she demurred. Indeed, she grew up in India and London with a foodie father and a mother who enthusiastically prepared Sri Lankan food for their family of seven; there wasn't any need for her to cook. Sivans recalled her sister's…

    SevenDaysVT - Dec 13 14:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World, Arts&Culture ]

  • In Northern Sri Lanka, thosai worth driving for

    In Northern Sri Lanka, thosai worth driving for

    In the North, this often isn’t the case, because it’s the women that are left. You’ll see women whizzing around on bicycles, women on the buses, women running shops, and women leading the Ammachchi Centres (or, less catchily, the Empowering Women’s Entrepreneurship Centres). These restaurants are clean, organised and bustling…

    CN Traveller - Nov 13 17:13 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Arts&Culture ]

  • A Tribute to Mom: Don’t cry because it’s over…

    A Tribute to Mom: Don’t cry because it’s over…

    Just as tragically, most people who are mentally ill are far more likely to be ignored by their own family and friends. I encourage you donate to or volunteer with Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) or similar venerable organizations across the world. At the very least show some empathy for their struggle — and take the time to say few kind…

    TamilCanadian - Jun 15 13:53 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Arts&Culture ]

  • Old Kachcheri, Jaffna

    Old Kachcheri, Jaffna

    A kachcheri is a district secretariat that functions as a liaison between the central Sri Lanka government and its activities at district level. Within its own district, a kachcheri also implements government projects, collects revenues, and organizes elections. Expectedly, a bureaucratic branch of the government of this magnitude requires a large facility to…

    AtlasObscura - May 09 18:48 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Jaffna, Arts&Culture ]

  • M.I.A. Blocked From Boarding Plane To Canada For Toronto Hot Docs Festival

    M.I.A. Blocked From Boarding Plane To Canada For Toronto Hot Docs Festival

    Musician M.I.A. was unable to board a plane to Canada after U.K. officials found a stamp in her passport from 2017, she said Monday."Jealousy is a terrible thing. The British and Sri Lankan Tamil singer and rapper is scheduled to attend the Canadian premiere of her documentary "Matangi/Maya/M.I.A." at Toronto's Hot Docs festival on Wednesday. A spokesperson for the…

    Huffington Post - May 01 17:36 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, Arts&Culture, UK ]

  • Sri Lankan Buddhist minister denied entry into Hindu temple in India

    Sri Lankan Buddhist minister denied entry into Hindu temple in India

    The Sri Lankan Minister of Buddhist Affairs Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, was not allowed to enter the 11th century Lingaraja (Shiva) temple in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the East Indian state of Odisha. Perera told the media on Sunday that the temple authorities barred his entry because he is a Buddhist and not a Hindu. The ‘embarrassing’ incident occurred on…

    BD News - Apr 02 14:31 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, SriLanka, Arts&Culture ]

  • Joan Sullivan: Novel tells story of refugees

    Joan Sullivan: Novel tells story of refugees

    Sharon Bala’s debut novel is a rich and timely work. It’s tempting to say it’s ripped from the headlines, but it’s also torn form the history books. “The Boat People” are 500 Sri Lankans who’ve spent everything they had to get their families to a safe place. That’s one specific news item, but of course people have always been on the move, fleeing from…

    The Telegram - Mar 19 23:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Refugees, Canada, Arts&Culture ]

  • In Sri Lanka, this tribe speaks Telugu

    In Sri Lanka, this tribe speaks Telugu

    The Telugu diaspora is a large and vibrant community found in almost every country where there are Indian-origin populations. But they are migrants. So when an indigenous, Telugu-speaking tribe believed to have been around for centuries outside India — in Sri Lanka, to be precise — was identified, it attracted the attention of researchers.

    The Hindu - Feb 20 19:56 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, History, Arts&Culture ]

  • 30 under 30: Influential young Tamils from Europe & North America on Forbes 2018 list

    30 under 30: Influential young Tamils from Europe & North America on Forbes 2018 list

    Today Forbes published their “30 under 30” lists for Europe & North America, celebrating under 30 years old who have significantly transformed their industry. From art & culture to science & entrepreneurship, the annual list is decided by experts and overwhelmingly successful individuals. Here are the influential Tamils from North America & Europe.Logeswaran is…

    Thamarai - Jan 26 19:31 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, World, Arts&Culture ]

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      - 30 UNDER 30 - Forbes
  • 'It's slavery in the modern world': Foreign workers say they were hungry, abused at Toronto temple

    \'It\'s slavery in the modern world\': Foreign workers say they were hungry, abused at Toronto temple

    ..Eventually, a member of the temple's congregation became aware of the alleged conditions the workers were facing and contacted the Tamil Workers Network. "If it was 20 years ago, when I was young, I may have just burned the temple down, because of the magnitude ... of the story," said Ram Selvarajah, a volunteer with the Tamil Workers Network. "I'm not even going…

    CBC - Jan 17 13:27 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Canada, Arts&Culture ]

  • When Architecture And Buddhism Came Together: The Guard Stones Of Ancient Sri Lanka

    When Architecture And Buddhism Came Together: The Guard Stones Of Ancient Sri Lanka

    The ruins of Sri Lanka’s ancient kingdoms are a testament to the architectural skill of our ancestors. They have several unique architectural features including intricately carved stairs, the moonstones that lie at the foot of the stairs, and the guard stones that are placed on either side of the stairs at the entrances to these historic and religious sites. …

    Rmedia - Dec 07 15:35 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Arts&Culture ]

  • The Myth of Lazy Jaffna Youth

    The Myth of Lazy Jaffna Youth

    A more meaningful approach to address both the economic problems in Jaffna and the aspirations of the youth would be investment to create local jobs that provide a regular income. That would mean investment to develop local resources and small industries. That would also require some critical reflection on the part of the economists, policy makers and other pundits…

    Daily Mirror - Oct 16 17:02 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Arts&Culture ]

  • How Sri Lanka balances serendipity and sultry charms

     How Sri Lanka balances serendipity and sultry charms

    Throwing open the curtains of my room in the Slightly Chilled Guest House, I am greeted by the morning view of Adam's Peak, where Adam first set foot on earth when he was chucked out of the Garden of Eden. Or call it Sri Pada, the mountain of the sacred footprint. But then again, it's Samanala Kande, Butterfly Mountain. And Hinduism's Sivan Adi Padham.

    SMH - Aug 19 15:05 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Arts&Culture ]

  • 'Demons in Paradise' review: A spine-chilling testimony to rebel violence in Sri Lanka

    \'Demons in Paradise\' review: A spine-chilling testimony to rebel violence in Sri Lanka

    In Jude Ratnam’s debut film, the documentary 'Demons in Paradise', a group of former Sri Lankan Tamil militants is sitting around a fire talking about their fight for freedom. Curiously, there is no mention of the enemy, the Sri Lankan military, that brutally crushed their struggle for a separate state for the ethnic minority Tamils.

    Economic Times - Jul 30 16:21 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Arts&Culture ]

  • Desertification of Jaffna and Jojoba

    Desertification of Jaffna and Jojoba

    Fears have been expressed that, resulting from climate change, the Jaffna peninsula may become semi-desert in the not-too-distant future. It would be timely in this context for a team of agricultural scientists, industrialists and entrepreneurs to study this possibility and determine whether semi-desertification may, in fact, prove to be of great benefit to the…

    Island - Jun 12 14:50 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, SriLanka, Arts&Culture ]

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      - Desertification of Jaffna and Jojoba - Island
  • Contributions to Tamil from doyens of Chettinad recalled

    Contributions to Tamil from doyens of Chettinad recalled

    International conference on ‘Chettinad and its contribution to Tamil,’ organised by Karaikudi Kamban Kazhagam in Karaikudi recently. | Photo Credit: handout_e_mail A.V. Meyyappa Chettiar, a pioneer in popularising songs of Subramania Bharathi Avichi Meyyappa Chettiar, popularly known as A. V. Meyyappa Chettiar or AVM is known to many as Indian film producer,…

    Hindu - Apr 18 15:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu, Arts&Culture ]

  • Rajini should have gone to Sri Lanka

    Rajini should have gone to Sri Lanka

    Actor Rajinikath should not have backtracked from going to Sri Lanka. He could have played the role of a statesman in creating a path for rapprochement. The fringe elements just tried their luck by blowing the horn, knowing that Rajini is sensitive to criticism; especially when it comes to promotions. Committing to visit Jaffna first and later backtracking makes the…

    Hindustan Times - Apr 04 14:26 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Arts&Culture ]

  • Rajinikanth cancels visit to Sri Lanka

    Rajinikanth cancels visit to Sri Lanka

    Rajinikanth on Saturday cancelled his visit to Sri Lanka+ , where he was scheduled to give away homes for displaced Tamils, after some pro- Tamil outfits urged him to withdraw+ from the programme. The "Enthiran" actor said he took the decision after founders of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), Vaiko and Thol…

    PTI - Mar 25 17:07 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Arts&Culture, WarCrimes ]

  • Popular Tamil Eelam singer SG Shanthan passes away

    Popular Tamil Eelam singer SG Shanthan passes away

    Shanthalingam Gunaratnam (SG Shanthan), the most popular Eezham Tamil singer of songs in the Tamil Eelam liberation struggle so far, has passed away in Jaffna on Sunday at the age of 57 of kidney failure. The singer, known for his unique high-pitch singing of liberation songs, has recorded more than 250 Tamil Eelam songs and at least 350 devotional songs. One of his…

    TamilNet - Mar 02 11:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Arts&Culture ]

  • Sinhalese monks unleash a new brand of nationalism in Sri Lanka

    Sinhalese monks unleash a new brand of nationalism in Sri Lanka

    Recalling a conversation he had had with the hardliner, Gnanasara Thero, a professor of Buddhism at Colombo’s Buddhist and Pali University, he says, “When I asked him to change his way of speaking, he used cuss words I have never heard before.” Gnanasara Thero is currently languishing in jail on charges of contempt of court. Adds the professor who does not want…

    Telegraph India - Nov 26 19:08 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Arts&Culture, WarCrimes ]

  • Building resilience: Responding to cyber-bullying in Sri Lanka

    Building resilience: Responding to cyber-bullying in Sri Lanka

    She strikes a pose for the camera: arms akimbo, a determined look on her face as she gazes into the distance. Watching her, the group laughs and shouts encouragement. The atmosphere is light-hearted and supportive. Yet, just five minutes later, one of the girls being photographed talks about the anxiety she feels, whenever she posts photos of herself online.

    FirstPost - Jul 25 14:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Arts&Culture ]

  • Mega Chinese Cultural Exhibition enters Sri Lanka

    Mega Chinese Cultural Exhibition enters Sri Lanka

    A mega Chinese cultural exhibition titled "Silk Road Memory - NICE Choice Exhibition of Chinese Creative Cultural Products" kicked off in Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Tuesday, displaying China's popular culture such as Kung Fu. The exhibition was jointly organized by China Cultural Center in Sri Lanka and the Network of International Culturalink Entities of China.…

    Xinhuanet - Jun 14 17:44 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Arts&Culture, China ]

  • After delay, M.I.A. headed to Toronto for Hot Docs

    After delay, M.I.A. headed to Toronto for Hot Docs

    A statement from M.I.A.’s manager, Christopher Taylor, says “the situation has now been resolved and Maya is flying as we speak. She is very excited to be coming to Toronto for the Hot Docs screenings of Mathangi / Maya / M.I.A and the collateral events around the film.” Controversial artist M.I.A. might be forced to live up to her name — she was not…

    Toronto Star - May 02 13:57 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, Arts&Culture ]

  • Risotto From Sri Lanka Is Just as Good

    Risotto From Sri Lanka Is Just as Good

    If you’re tired of reading terrible things about immigrants — how they never integrate, how they rape and steal, how they deal drugs, how they create “no-go zones” in European cities — here’s a success story to ponder. I’d say there are millions of such stories across Europe. It concerns Ramesh Kumar Balakrishnan, whose first job in Italy was as a…

    New York Times - Apr 09 19:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, Arts&Culture ]

  • Sri Lanka to postpone May Day celebrations due to Vesak festival

    Sri Lanka to postpone May Day celebrations due to Vesak festival

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday said the government would hold May Day celebrations on May 7 this year instead of May 1 due to the Vesak Festival. Speaking at an event in the capital Colombo, Sirisena said the cabinet had approved to move the May Day celebrations following a request made by the Buddhist clergy. He said this year's Vesak…

    Xinhua - Mar 27 14:14 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Arts&Culture ]

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      - May Day celebrations moved to May 7 - CDN
  • 'Komaali Kings': 40-year revival of Sri Lankan Tamil cinema?

    \'Komaali Kings\': 40-year revival of Sri Lankan Tamil cinema?

    Producers of the first Tamil film to be made in Sri Lanka, in more than 40 years, hope it is the start of a homegrown revival. Tamils normally watch movies made in India, because the local industry has been crippled by decades of war and lack of experienced movie makers.

    Al Jazeera - Feb 26 23:27 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Arts&Culture ]

  • Tales Of Lankan Tamil Diaspora Narrated With Poignancy And Hilarity

    Tales Of Lankan Tamil Diaspora Narrated With Poignancy And Hilarity

    January 28. It was on this date nine years ago that immigrant Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada intensified protest against a “genocide” of their community in the Northern Province of the island-nation. Appadurai Muttulingam’s stories take a kaleidoscopic view on their everyday lives—and beyond that. For someone who has carried a gun for 20 years, it feels…

    Outlook - Jan 31 23:17 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, History, Arts&Culture ]

  • Buddhist Dominance Tamil

    The documentary discusses the possibilities of building the reconciliation and peace between the communities, centered on the dominance of the Buddhist religion, which is currently in the country. The history of Sri Lanka is a subject of deep study. The tradition of our country should be protected by accepting that Tamil Buddhists lived in Sri Lanka. Buddhist…

    YT - Jan 18 17:53 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Arts&Culture ]

  • Canadians celebrate Tamil Heritage Month In January

    Canadians celebrate Tamil Heritage Month In January

    Canada is home to one of the largest Tamil diasporas in the world. Adopted unanimously by Parliament in 2016, Tamil Heritage Month provides Canadians with a great opportunity to celebrate the invaluable contributions of Tamil Canadians to the enrichment of Canada's social, cultural, economic and political fabric. During this month of celebrations, let us all draw…

    CNW - Jan 05 18:30 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World, Arts&Culture ]

  • Spicy, salty, sweet: Lamprais is the best of Sri Lankan cuisine in a delightful package

    Spicy, salty, sweet: Lamprais is the best of Sri Lankan cuisine in a delightful package

    While there is an abundance of takeout spots in the city that specialize in curries, very few Sri Lankan spots offer another quintessentially Sri Lankan dish: the lamprais (or lump rice.) Lamprais was introduced to Sri Lanka under the Dutch rule, sometime in the mid 1600s. It is an interpretation of rice and curry accompanied by sides, inspired by the Indonesian…

    CBC - Nov 02 20:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, Arts&Culture ]

  • A trial-at-bar in Jaffna and a governance muddle in Colombo

    A trial-at-bar in Jaffna and a governance muddle in Colombo

    In midst of an impossible muddle of governance in Colombo, the handing down of the death sentence to the accused in the Sivaloganathan Vithya rape and murder case by a trial-at-bar in Jaffna this week is one tentative indication that, (to borrow from Longfellow) the mills of justice in Sri Lanka have started grinding again, exceedingly fine. Indeed, this trial is…

    Sunday Times - Oct 03 10:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Arts&Culture ]

  • Sri Lanka to host conference on Tamil culture

    The International Movement of Tamil Culture (Sri Lanka chapter) in association with the University of Jaffna will be holding a two-day special conference on ‘Challenges and Initiatives of Tamil Language and Culture’ at the University premises on August 5 and 6. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Malathi Rajavelu, IMTC India Chapter and Panch.…

    Hindu - Jul 31 14:47 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Arts&Culture ]

  • Tamil Nadu literary associations donate books for Jaffna library

    Tamil Nadu literary associations donate books for Jaffna library

    In a gesture of goodwill, literary associations from Tamil Nadu have gifted a consignment of 16,000 books to the Jaffna Public Library in Sri Lanka, two weeks ago. How to build your Canadian credit history ROYAL BANK OF CANADA 61% of direct mail recipients buy in-store Canada Post Recommended By Colombia Consul general of India in Jaffna, A Natarajan said…

    TNN - Jul 12 15:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Jaffna, Arts&Culture ]

  • Film breaks silence on ‘madness’ of Sri Lanka civil war

    Film breaks silence on ‘madness’ of Sri Lanka civil war

    Jude Ratnam is worried how his film might go down with his fellow Sri Lankan Tamils. And he has a point. Demons in Paradise, which is premiering at the Cannes film festival, tells of the bloodbath that drove some Tamils to take up arms in the three decade-long insurgency that tore the island apart. But the documentary also shatters a taboo by insisting that some…

    Hindustan Times - May 25 17:26 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Arts&Culture, WarCrimes ]

  • Feasting on Tamil performing arts

    Feasting on Tamil performing arts

    People familiar with the Jakarta performing arts scene might find that local performance halls rarely feature performing arts from India, particularly those coming from its southern province of Tamil Nadu.The Tamil language comes from the Indian province of Tamil Nadu. It is widely spoken in many Asian countries like India, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, where…

    JP - Apr 18 14:57 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, Arts&Culture ]

  • Not averse to Rajinikanth visiting Sri Lanka when situation improves: VCK

    Not averse to Rajinikanth visiting Sri Lanka when situation improves: VCK

    Rajinikanth, however, can meet the Tamils any day in Sri Lanka but only after the situation of its various regions affected by the 2009 war improves there, he said. "People there too are ready to welcome him. We too are not going to oppose it," he told reporters here, adding, however, that the present situation was not conducive for the actor's visit. "When the…

    PTI - Mar 29 17:15 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, History, Arts&Culture ]

  • Films on Lankan war in stormy seas

    Films on Lankan war in stormy seas

    The civil war in Sri Lanka was a bitterly fought one between the minority Tamils and the majority Sinhalas. The Tamil-speaking population – which has its sympathisers in the people of Tamil Nadu, bound as the two are by a common language – was demanding a separate homeland in the northern parts of Sri Lanka. For 30 years, the two communities battled, ruining the…

    Gulf Times - Mar 17 13:53 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Arts&Culture, WarCrimes ]

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