DBS Jeyaraj Column
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) regarded as the premier political formation of the Tamils of Sri Lanka has been very much in the news lately due to what could be termed as an internal crisis.
Explosions at the iconic Boston Marathon Event in the US have sent shock waves causing the Western media to focus intensively on the global phenomenon described as terrorism.
Moviemaker Maestro Lester James Peries celebrated his birthday yesterday. Sri Lanka’s pioneering director of authentic Sinhala cinema was born in Dehiwela on April 5, 1919.The nonagenarian auteur in a cinematic career spanning more than five decades has stamped his indelible imprint on Sinhala films......
The attacks on the two Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka within three days in Tamil Nadu has angered many. The deplorable attacks have been condemned - and rightly so – severely by responsible representatives of all communities in Sri Lanka.
The spotlight is primarily on the Sri Lankan government headed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa being held accountable over its alleged acts of commission and omission. At the forefront of this widespread campaign are members of the Global Tamil Diaspora and their organisations.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram who will be celebrating her 65th Birthday tomorrow February 24th is once again on the warpath against Sri Lanka.
Ostensibly the ban on ‘Vishwaroopam’ was caused by the protests of Muslim groups in Tamil Nadu who claimed the film depicted Muslims in a negative light. Although the film had been cleared for release by....
Sri Lanka will celebrate its sixty-fifth Anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom this Monday. The country then known as Ceylon obtained full freedom from the British on February 4th 1948.
When news of the loss of a loved one is heard, it is the practice of many Muslims to console each other by repeating part of a verse from the Holy Quran “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un”meaning “Surely we belong to God and to Him shall we return”
Q: Some observers of the Sri Lankan situation opine that a creeping illiberalism is pervading society at large under the Rajapaksa regime. As a liberal and an advocate of liberal democracy, are you not perturbed by the erosion of those very values in Sri Lanka?
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