Saturday 21st September 2019

Category Posts: Society

19-year-old Dilani Selvanathan from London is the first Tamil woman to compete as a finalist in Miss England 2019. The pageant takes place this Thursday. Miss England celebrates the achievements of women and showcases positive role models to inspire others. In a special feature published in The Times Magazine, Miss England was stated as being […]

American Tamil scientist V ’Ram’ Ramanathan, who serves on the prestigious Pontifical Academy of Sciences panel delivered what he calls a ‘parking lot pitch’ to the leader of the Catholic Church – St. John Paul II. This moment may have influenced the Pope’s subsequent position on climate change and led to what is known as […]

On Sunday 21st April, as Sri Lankans prayed during Easter Sunday mass, suicide bombers attacked churches and top-end hotels across the Island. Days before, Sri Lankan Government officials were warned by a foreign intelligence agency of the possibility of attacks on churches but the warnings were ignored. So far the death toll has risen to […]

Tamil born Australian Yasodai Selvakumaran has been named one of the top 10 educators in the world, and a finalist for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize. Australian actor Hugh Jackman did the honours, announcing the list of 10 from a field of 10,000 applicants spanning 179 countries.The actor known for his role as Wolverine in X-Men […]

Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah will be the new Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, the international agency announced today. Sriskandarajah is currently Secretary General and CEO of CIVICUS, the Johannesburg-based global alliance of civil society organisations and activists with members in more than 180 countries. He joined CIVICUS in 2013 and was previously Director General of the Royal […]