Kanda Sashti: Ornate Kandan, obliterate obstacles ♫
by K. Thirukumaran
Kanda Sashti, the annual fasting days in devotion of Lord Murugan falls this year from Friday October 24 – 29th.
Statement from the Governor General of Canada
Following the Recent Tragedy in Ottawa
Together with all of Canada, Sharon and I are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of today’s attacks. [gg.ca]
Have a Melodious Joy of Deepavali ♫
Kalyana Parisu is director C.V.Sridhar’s debut film released in 1959, starring Gemini Ganeshan, Saroja Devi and Vijayakumari.
The film has several melodious songs, among them:
“Unnai Kanndu naan aada
Ennai kandu nee aada
Ullasam pongum inba Deepavali” [TW]
Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained
By Nita Bhalla and Shihar Aneez
JAFFNA Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In the fishing village of Oori, two mothers await news of their young daughters who were taken to a care home three months ago after their alleged rape by members of the Sri Lankan navy. [Reuters]
Supreme court grants bail to Jayalalitha and stays operation of the sentence
By Siva Sivapragasam
India’s Supreme Court has ordered the release of Tamil Nadu’s former Chief Minister Jayalalitha on bail in the disprortionate assets case in which she was sentenced to four years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 100 crores. [MJ]
Will the TNA Reveal Truth About Killing of Kingsley Rasanayagam by LTTE Ten Years ago?
The assortment of political parties known as the Tamil National Alliance(TNA) is regarded as the premier political configuration representing the Sri Lankan Tamils in Parliament, the Northern and Eastern provincial councils and various local authorities in the north and east. The TNA has in recent times ardently supported the ongoing probe on Sri Lanka being conducted by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. No other political grouping in Parliament has openly declared its support for the UN investigation in the manner that the TNA has. [DBSJ]