“Kaffir Sthrela”~ Maiden Musical Album by Kaffir Manja

by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

Unique and Unity

The greatest tunes and dances of Ceylon Kaffir released their maiden musical album ~ “Kaffir Sthrela”. THIDORA ~ Theatre Institute for Disability Oriented Research and Advocacy, Sri Lanka proudly presented ‘Kaffir Sthrela’ the maiden musical album of ‘Kaffir Manja’ of Siraambiyadi, Puttlam district in Sri Lanka. The album ~ “Kaffir Sthrela” was launched today at John de Silva Memorial Theatre in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


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Pictorial: Plying highways ~ perilling humanity

By Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai ~ via PassionParade Flickr

“I was the first to report the NEWS from the spot !”

“I was the first to report the NEWS from the spot !”

Journey to Jaffna is always enchanting. Now it takes longer hours due to the condition of the A9 highway. The buses ply on A9 highway race and try to over take each other, but they forget the fact they are risking the lives of many who travel quite often.
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Fabulous and Favourite: I desire to sing of you, as your devotees sang!

Statue of Jaffna’s all time favourite poet Navaaliyoor Somasunthara Pulavar . He has written many inspiring poems in Tamil

கருணைக்கடல் பெருகி; காதலினால் உருகி; கனித்தமிழ் சொல்லினால் இனிதுனை அனுதினம்; எப்படிப் பாடினாரோ ~~~~~

கருணைக்கடல் பெருகி; காதலினால் உருகி; கனித்தமிழ் சொல்லினால் இனிதுனை அனுதினம்; எப்படிப் பாடினாரோ ~~~~~
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Queen of Murasumottai celebrates her centenary birthday

by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine” ~ Frank Sinatra (1915 ~ 1998), (American Author and Singer)

100 ~ A Special Ribbon Birthday Cake for the centenarian Louisa Arulamma Thambyrajah

Louisa Arulamma Thambyrajah celebrated her centenary birthday on 6th of February 2011. She was born on 6th of February 1911 in her ancestral home in Chaavakachcheri in Jaffna Peninsula, North of Sri Lanka.It is a great miracle that she survived the brutal war. Her life, experience and challenges are unbelievable, but they are true.
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Celebration of Literature at 5th Galle Literary Festival

By Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

“The most companionable of all festivals” ~ Michael Morpurgo (English Author, Poet, Playwright, Librettit and participant of 3rd Galle literary Festival in 2009), (5th October 1943~)

Cultures are the very heart of humanity and creativity

The Galle Literary Festival was founded in 2007 in at the world heritage site Galle. The 5th Galle Literary Festival ~ GLF was held from 26th of January 2011 ~ 30th of January 2011, amidt a call to boycott by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS). Three writers pulled out from the festival. They are award winning South African novelist Damon Galgut, Noble Laureate Orhan Pamuk and his partner and fellow writer Kiran Desaiboycotted the 5th Galle Litarary Festival.Galle Literary festival included round tables, conversations, workshops, tours, performance, gourmet events, sunset series, picnic and children’s programme.
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