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 How Sri Lanka balances serendipity and sultry charms
 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 ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • 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 ]

  • On crossing the language barrier in Jaffna

    A month after moving to Colombo to report for 'The Hindu', the author writes about her first trip to the Tamil-majority north. The first thing that struck me about Rajachandran was the way he spoke: pausing between words and raising his voice when he emphasised a point.He watched my face to make sure I followed what he was saying. There was no difficulty…

    The Hindu - Feb 23 08:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Arts&Culture ]

  • Desalination - OR A River For Jaffna?

    Desalination - OR A River For Jaffna?

    In 2010 the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a total loan facility of 130 million US dollars for the "Jaffna and Kilinochchi Water Supply and Sanitation Project". The local costs of 26 million dollars were to be met by the Government of Sri Lanka. The project involved providing safe drinking water for 300,000 people in Jaffna Town and surrounding areas and…

    Island - Jan 29 22:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, Arts&Culture ]

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  • Thousands protest at India bullfighting ban

    Thousands protest at India bullfighting ban

    Thousands of people in India's southern Tamil Nadu state are protesting against a ban on bullfighting. At least 4,000 people have been camping at Marina beach in the state's capital, Chennai (Madras), since Tuesday night. Traditional bull-taming contests, known as Jallikattu, have been popular for centuries in the state. Protesters say they represent its identity. …

    BBC - Jan 18 22:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu, Arts&Culture ]

  • Stouffville's growing Tamil community celebrating Thai Pongal

    Stouffville\'s growing Tamil community celebrating Thai Pongal

    There are “over 2,000” Tamil Canadians living in Whitchurch-Stouffville. All of them are celebrating Thai Pongal, a Tamil holiday that celebrates the new year in the Tamil calendar and serves as a harvest festival. Considering the town’s population is approximately 46,600, Tamils would constitute a significant minority. In fact, last year the town agreed…

    Stouffville Sun-Tribune - Jan 18 14:50 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, Arts&Culture ]

  • A palindrome song in Tamil

    A palindrome song in Tamil

    For lovers of Tamil film music and lyrics, this Saturday will be a big day. When the date reads: 7.1.17, Tamil cinema’s first palindrome song will be released. Written by lyricist Madhan Karky for the film Vinodhan , every line in this romantic number — which starts with the word ‘Megharagame’ — is a palindrome.The film, directed by Victor Jayaraj and…

    Hindu - Jan 06 17:48 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Arts&Culture ]

  • How a Sri Lankan Refugee Became an Australian Army Major

    How a Sri Lankan Refugee Became an Australian Army Major

    He is proudly Australian and he is proudly Tamil. They are both equally valued. This is a message I think is relevant to all refugees and migrants. Lavan was born in Sri Lankan and raised a Tamil. His family has seen the ravages of war in the northern part of the country. Lavan writes and speaks his mother tongue, Tamil, proudly. He is fiercely proud of his culture,…

    TamilCulture - Oct 14 14:37 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Refugees, Arts&Culture, Australia ]

  • A.R. Rahman honoured with Tamil Ratna Award

    A.R. Rahman honoured with Tamil Ratna Award

    Oscar-winning music maestro A.R. Rahman has been honoured by the America Tamil Sangam with its Tamil Ratna Award. Presenting the award after Rahman's concert at the United Nations General Assembly chamber on Monday, Sangam president Prakash Swamy said the double Oscar and double Grammy winner is "an embodiment of peace, humility and charity". Swamy said that…

    IE - Aug 17 11:24 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: USA, Arts&Culture ]

  • As TN school children struggle to learn Tamil, a new app to the rescue

    As TN school children struggle to learn Tamil, a new app to the rescue

    With the number of students able to fluently grasp Tamil in primary classes dropping drastically, an app called “Chutti Tamil Arichubadi” is hoping to come to the rescue. Focusing on student needs, the app has options for learning the script, practicing writing and consulting a dictionary. Thus, the app provides flash-card like sequences of 247 letters along…

    News Minute - Jun 21 15:23 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, Arts&Culture ]

  • Modi, Sirisena inaugurate renovated Duraiappah stadium in Jaffna

    Modi, Sirisena inaugurate renovated Duraiappah stadium in Jaffna

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated newly-renovated Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna on Saturday. While Sirisena was present at the stadium in Jaffna, Modi joined the event through video-conferencing from New Delhi. Modi said that Indian government with Sirisena jointly dedicate to the people of Sri Lanka the…

    IANS - Jun 20 08:02 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Jaffna, Arts&Culture ]

  • Exposition of Buddhist relics from Pakistan in Sri Lanka

    Exposition of Buddhist relics from Pakistan in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lankan Presi­dent Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickra­masinghe, along with members of the Buddhist clergy and other dignitaries, inaugurated the exposition of the Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha brought from Pakistan, at a ceremony on Saturday which marked the Buddhist festival of Vesak. Vesak celebrates the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and…

    Dawn - May 23 13:53 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Arts&Culture, Pakistan ]

  • Sampling Sri Lanka in Toronto

    Sampling Sri Lanka in Toronto

    Though Toronto is thought to be the city with the largest number of Sri Lankan Tamil residents in the world, Sri Lankan food is relatively tough to find here - especially when you compare it to some of South Asia's other culinary imports. That's a shame, since it means most of Toronto is missing out on some unique dishes and flavour profiles. At first glance, the…

    NOW - May 07 15:11 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, Arts&Culture ]

  • Tamil & Chinese-speaking pupils ahead of British children in reading and writing English

    Tamil & Chinese-speaking pupils ahead of British children in reading and writing English

    Children whose mother tongue is Tamil are also doing better than those whose first language is English. Figures from the Department for Education reveal children recorded as speaking the Asian languages outperform English-speaking children in all year six tests. A higher proportion of Chinese or Tamil speakers get grade five or above in end of primary school SATs.…

    Express - Apr 27 18:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, Arts&Culture, UK ]

  • Lanka unveils South Asia's tallest Buddha statue

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has unveiled South Asia's tallest standing Buddha statue in Matugama of Kalutara district. The 135-feet tall Buddha Statue, which is similar to the Avukana standing Buddha Statue, has been built on a hill top at Batamulla Kanda Buddhist Centre at Matugama with the personal funds of Provincial Councilor Jagath Withana, reports…

    ANI - Apr 24 14:58 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Arts&Culture ]

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