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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. […]

This huge gathering of sperm whales was captured off Sri Lanka’s northeast coast by Tony Wu (US). A specialist in photographing sperm whales, the image titled “The giant gathering” was the “Behaviour: Mammals” category winner at this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) competition. Very rarely have such scenes been witnessed by cameras. The […]

An independent Tamil documentary filmmaker living in Sri Lanka has been invited to the prestigious Cannes international film festival to screen his latest production. Demons in Paradise is the result of ten years of work by Jude Ratnam, who for the first time is seeing the Civil war from the inside. Synopsis Sri Lanka 1983, […]

The coastal town of Hartlepool, located in the north-east of England, has a little-known connection with the ancient Tamil port city of Trincomalee. Famous for its natural deep-water harbour, pristine beaches and the Koneswaran Hindu temple, Trincomalee lies in the north-east of Sri Lanka. Built in 1817, Hartlepool is home to a remnant of Britain’s […]

The Forbes list of the ‘World’s Billionaires’ 2017 was published recently and consists of 2,043 people with a combined net worth of $7.67 trillion. From this list there are over 100 billionaires who have links to the Indian subcontinent. Here are three of the world’s richest Tamils according to Forbes! Shiv Nadar – 102 on […]