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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 ]

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 ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • 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 ]

  • 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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      - River for Jaffna-Cultivating Productive Water from Salt Water Lagoons in Northern Sri Lanka-What the Water Balance of Elephant Pass Lagoon Demonstrates? - IJSER
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      - A river for Jaffna - TamilNet
      - A RIVER FOR JAFFNA PROJECT - RiverSymposium
  • 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 ]

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