நேர்காணல்: திரு. எம். ஏ. சுமந்திரன் – திரு. பி. விக்னேஸ்வரன்

நேர்காணல்: தமிழ் தேசிய கூட்டமைப்பு நாடாளுமன்ற உறுப்பினர் – திரு. எம். ஏ. சுமந்திரன் – செவ்வி காண்பவர்: திரு. பி. விக்னேஸ்வரன் – (முன்னாள் இலங்கை ஒலிபரப்புக் கூட்டுத்தாபன தமிழ் சேவை பணிப்பாளர்)

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Sindhu Nathiyin Misai ♫ by Subramanya Bharati ♫ Invoked by PM Narendra Modi in Sri Lanka

by K. Thirukumaran Sri Lanka continues to be in the midst of receiving global coverage in the recent days with high profile visits of world dignitaries, since the visit of Pope Francis earlier in January. Now glad to have witnessed another one of the most mesmerizing events, post May 2009 in Sri Lanka; That is, …

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Life of a Flower ♫ Tribute to Paaventhar Bharathidasan

April 29th is Birth Anniversary of Paaventhar Bharathidasan Paaventhar Bharathithaasan’s poetic works dealt with socio-political issues that are true and relevant to this day. In one of his songs of nature, “Kulingidum Poovil Ellam” Poet Bharathidasan brings upon the lyrics of blossoming honey in swinging flowers and the bees sucking on them for nectar – …

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Many facets of Thai Pongal: Pongal as Tamils’ Passover

by K. Thirukumaran Many facets of Thai Pongal: Thai Pongal is marked with cultural festivities to uphold tradition and heritage (1) Among other things, Thai pongal has long become a festival marking or taking gauge of prosperous sentiments in the lands of our roots, as one aspiring to be a farmer declined over a generation …

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Government Vilification of Tamil Daily Condemned in Sri Lanka Parliament

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran MP has spoken on the true state of media and intimidation of journalists in Sri Lanka while particularly lime-lighting of attacks and vilification campaign against Jaffna Daily Uthayan. Sumanthiran MP said lack of action against the perpetrators of attacks against Uthayan only leads to the concussion that of …

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PB Srinivas remembered for his soft gentle evergreen melodies

Memories of Yesteryear (2): P.B. Sreenivas (1930-2013) By Saba-Thambi Early last week when my spouse turned from the computer to give me the sad news of the veteran play back singer P.B. Sreenivas (PBS)passing away, the news didn’t hit me at that time until 48 hours later as I was listening to PBS songs as …

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Sri Lanka Civil Society action on LLRC Recommendations

The “Platform for Freedom” – a coalition of Civil Society organizations held an event on the 16th of May to pass a resolution to develop an action plan on the report released by the LLRC-the full implementation of which is believed to be crucial for reconciliation in the country. Speaking at the event, Dr. Paikiasothy …

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US urged to work with Sri Lanka to encourage equal representation of Tamils

Washington, Feb 11, The United States should work with the Sri Lankan government to encourage transparency, accountability, and equal representation of Tamils–a historically marginalized, persecuted, and underrepresented ethnic group–panelists agreed at an American Enterprise Institute event Friday. [Click here to see video & reader comments: trasnCurrents.com: US urged to work with Sri Lanka gov to …

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Graceful melodious tenderness at Saraswati Pooja

Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar’s composition in praise of Goddess Saraswati is recited during Navarathri, especially at cultural festivities on the 9th day, marking the final day of Saraswati Pooja. Today October 8th, is the 9th day of Navaratri. In Sri Lanka, Saraswati Pooja is celebrated in divine worship and aesthetically to the Goddess at schools, homes …

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Alaipayuthey Kanna by Pithukuli Murugadas

‘Alaipayuthey Kanna’ rendered by ‘Kalaimamani’ Pithukuli Murugadas ~ Featuring Photo Slide show of Sri Krishna Jayanthi Celebrations held at Arulmigu Sri Venkadeswara Mahavishnumoorthy Devasthaanam in Nedimala-Dehiwala, Sri Lanka, on Sep 1 and 2, 2010. Pictures courtesy of: Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai Ragam: kanadaa 22 kharaharapriya janya Aa: S R2 G2 M1 D N2 S Av: S N2 …

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British Tamils inaugurate London-Geneva Walk for Justice

British Tamils conduct midnight vigil to commemorate Black July 83 and inaugurate London – Geneva Walk for Justice British Tamils once again embarked on a rally through London on Friday, 23rd July 2010 calling for justice for victims of war crimes in Sri Lanka. In a symbolic yet solemn show of unity and hope, a …

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Message to Tamil diaspora from a Bharathithaasan poem

Paaventhar Bharathithaasan’s poetic works dealt with socio-political issues that are true and relevant to this day. Many of his works have been featured in Tamil movies as well. His song “Siththira Solaikale” was included in the film “Naan ean piranthen” – Why was I born?, starring Makkal Thilakam M.G. Ramachandran. Universal Hero Kamal Hasaan stated …

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Celebrating birth of Jesus: Song by poet Vairamuthu

Kaviyarasu Vairamuthu’s song from Tamil movie Minsara Kanavu, featuring slides from Sri Lanka East: [pictures courtesy of: Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai] Translation of song from Tamil: For the rain of love drench the world, lord of lord appeared Arriving on haystack glittering like a diamond Sun can’t appear in front of stars but good God the son …

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Spirit of the season: Annual pilgrimage of Lord Iyappan

by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai Black Season to climb the mountain and worship Lord Iyappan has just begun. Devotees in Black attire are seen on the streets of the East visa They have gathered & seen filling up visa application forms on the pavements in Colombo to get the visa to travel to India during the season. …

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Miss Sri Lanka enters Bollywood with Aladin

Miss Sri Lanka Jacqueline Fernandez enters Bollywood with Aladin from the twiiter pages of D.B.S. Jeyaraj dandy Went for Hindi movie “Aladin “just to see Bollywood debut of Miss Sri Lanka Universe Jacqueline Fernandez .She looks dandy! Nice eye candy! Jacqueline Fernandez Jacqueline Fernandez looks like a composite of Hollywood’s Rene Russo& Bollywood’s Rakhee Gulzar, …

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Music for heart and soul in dew filled Lahore night

by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai “Music is expression of harmony in sound; Love is the expression of harmony in life”-Stephen Gaskin Sain Zahoor Ahmad is a leading Sufi singer in Pakistan. He performed at Peeru’s Café in Lahore on October 10th 2009 in front of the 200 visiting female journalist delegates (South Asian Women in Media) from …

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Video: Navarathri finale at New Kathiresan Temple, Bambalapitty, Sri Lanka

by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way …

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