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Guests were warmly greeted with a traditional Tamil welcome as they entered the 2018 Jaffna Festival hosted by Cinnamon Grand Colombo. Last year’s event attracted 4000 diners and received wonderful reviews. This year the festival ran for 10 days between the 15th & 25th February, showcasing the diversity of Jaffna’s indigenous cuisine, art & music. […]

London based art collector Jana Manuelpillai has had a varied and colourful career in the arts and several world-renowned institutions. Born in Wembley and hailing from Sri Lanka, Jana is an art historian by trade with a BA in art history and English literature and a MA in the study of museums and galleries. He […]

Co-founder & creative director of the S Movement, Tamil-American Smrithi Ram explains why its important for communities to embrace diversity and cultural variety. At Tedx, held at the University of Cincinnati where she is a senior studying psychology, she speaks about her experiences with racism, cultural detachment, and her own identity explorations. Like many first […]

Tamil is one of the very few languages of the world with a classical past and a robust literary tradition that has continued to this day. Despite many foreign occupations of the Tamil country and other outside influences, this noble language has always shined, producing vibrant literature for over 2 thousand years. Why are Tamilians […]

The first time I’d ever heard of Diluckshan Jeyaratnam was two years ago when my cousin sent me a YouTube link to his cover of “Sollamal Thottu Sellum Thendral”. Admittedly, I tend to not be the biggest Tamil music fan, but that cover got to me somehow. There was something oddly mesmerising and pure about […]