First Non-Profit Community Hall and meal donation facilities open in Karaichickudiyrppu – Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka North

In memory of Dr. Subramaniam and Parvathy (Ruckmani), their daughter Maheswary Parameswaran and family, have built a community hall extension to the Mullaitviu Karaichickudiyrppu Veerakathi Vinayagar temple. This facility named “Ammah Amuthasurabi Hall” can house functions in Mullaitivu and was ceremoniously opened on Feb 06, 2014 by retired Commissioner of Cooperative President Mr. S. Santhirascgaram. …

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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 by Tamils across the globe 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 …

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A Melodious 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” The Song written by Pattukottai Kalyanasundaram (Apr 13, 1930 – Oct 8, 1959) is rendered by P. Susheela …

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Actor Ravichandran dies of lung infection

Ravichandran, who as a flamboyant young actor delighted audiences with his very first film, Kaadhalikka Neramillai, died late on Monday, July 25th night at a city hospital. He was 69. Ravichandran had been ailing for a while, and had been in a couple of hospitals being treated for several complications, including lung infection and failing …

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