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Sri Lanka, an Island Nation That Is Best Savored Slowly
Sri Lanka, an Island Nation That Is Best Savored Slowly
Sri Lanka, an Island Nation That Is Best Savored Slowly

It’s common while traveling to be approached by locals trying to make a few a bucks by offering to show you around. I typically respond with a polite “no,” but on this particular morning in Kandy, a small city in the center of Sri Lanka, I was looking for someone to take me on a tour of the sights. Santha, a small, middle-aged man with a big smile, must have…

New York Times - Jan 31 02:06 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Arts&Culture ]

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 ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • ‘Super Deluxe’ Review: A Tamil Film, With a Cosmic Indie Vibe

    ‘Super Deluxe’ Review: A Tamil Film, With a Cosmic Indie Vibe

    “Super Deluxe,” though, runs three hours, and Kumararaja loses his way in the draggy, overlong second act. It includes not one, but two drawn-out scenes of threatened rape. (We know the ugly outcome of one, though it happens off camera.) That these scenes, with their leering Bollywood-ish villain, verge on the cartoonish doesn’t save them. They’re part of a…

    NYT - Mar 29 15:38 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, World, Arts&Culture ]

  • 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 ]

  • 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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  • '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 ]

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