Apr 9 – 15

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada for Puthandu

Ottawa, Ontario
April 12, 2017
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement for Puthandu:

“Today, Tamils in Canada and around the world will welcome the New Year, known as Puthandu.

“On this occasion, families and friends will come together to feast, celebrate, and visit holy sites in a spirit of hope and optimism for the year to come. [http://pm.gc.ca/]

Lester James Peries, The Legendary Pioneer Of Authentic Sri Lankan Cinema


The doyen of Sinhala cinema celebrated his 98th birthday on 5 April 2017.

IF I were to pose the question “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the best Lankan filmmaker of them all?” to my personal magic mirror, the answer would be in three words – Lester James Peries! [DBSJ]