Divine songster K.J. Yesudas: Singing in films for fifty years

by D.B.S Jeyaraj Reputed Indian singer Kattassery Joseph Yesudas known to the world as KJ Yesudas celebrated his golden jubilee in singing for films on November 14th this year. It was on Nov 14th 1961 that Yesudas recorded his first film song for a Malayalee film at a Chennai studio. Thereafter in fifty –years of …

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Tamil destiny is inextricably intertwined with that of the Sinhalese

By D.B.S. Jeyaraj Hello Friends Recently I responded somewhat passionately and emotionally to a comment posed by a reader on my blog. My response had something to with my worry and concern about the tragic plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Many readers have informed me that they were indeed touched by my response. They …

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Sri Lanka: No footprints on the sands of time

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj

Hello Friends,

The overall situation in Sri Lanka at the present time is not something anyone truly concerned about the land described once as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean can be proud of or be happy about.

The decadent political culture deteriorates gradually. The corruption, nepotism,crime, sycophancy,the rise of the mediocracy coupled with the decline in democracy and rule of law are all issues that compel those who feel and those who think to cry out for the beloved country.

Gen. Fonseka was forcibly dragged away from his office

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj

In a disturbing turn of events, retired four star General Sarath Fonseka was taken into custody by a contingent of military police on the night of Monday February 8th 2010.

General Sarath Fonseka

General Fonseka a widely regarded as the most successful army commander in post-Independence Sri Lanka was roughly manhandled, assaulted and forcibly dragged away by military personnel who had saluted him with respect only a few months ago.

Three poems for Sri Lanka on presidential elections day

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj

January 26th 2010 is upon us!

It’s the Day of decision for Sri Lanka as it faces yet another election to either re-elect or elect the most powerful person in the Country.

My thoughts and prayers with all Sri Lankans as they cast their votes in what is perhaps the most crucial, controversial and colourful presidential poll the Country has seen.

I took some time off from the hustle and bustle of daily life to ponder over this election.

We’ve had many flaws in conducting elections in the past. The present one has already demonstrated its deficiencies. The poll is certainly flawed.

in Upparu-Trincomalee district, Jan 4, 2010 pic by: drs. Sarajevo

Despite these flaws Sri Lanka can be proud of keeping the light of democracy alive.