by Faiza Thassim Tucked away in the southwest corner of Sri Lanka’s coastline, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy town of Galle lies the quaint old peninsula that is the Galle Fort. Originally built by the Portuguese and then modified by the Dutch in the 17th century, this little enclave shot to [...]
Public Hearing Committee: Justice A.P. Shah, Former Chief Justice of Madras and Delhi High Court Geeta Ramaseshan, Advocate, Madras High Court Prof. Prabha Kalvimani Irular Tribes Protection Association Date of Public Hearing: 14 May, 2012 Published: June 2012 Organized by: Chennai Solidarity Group for Koodankulam Struggle.
by S. P. Udayakumar Actors on Stage: -The Cheranmahadevi Sub-Collector, Mrs. Rohini Ramdas -The Radhapuram Tahsildar, Mr. Subramanian -150 policemen -An assortment of revenue and health department officials -A bigger group of NPCIL officials -Another group of paid laymen -Behind the Screen (in the NPCIL Township) -The District Collector, Dr. R. Selvaraj -The Superintendent of [...]
By Chackravarthy Well every thing started with the 11th International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) held in Colombo from June 3 to 5th 2010. In a way it was an Ill conceived – white elephant project that failed drastically to give the desired result as the sponsors had no deep knowledge about Bollywood or Indian [...]
By Paul Newman Sivagnanam Shritharan, 43, is the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Member of Sri Lankan Parliament from Kilinochchi. Elected in 2010, he was earlier the head master of the Kilinochchi Mahavidyalayam in Kilinochchi, where LTTE leader Velupillai Prabakaran’s children had studied. An ardent advocate of peace who loses no opportunity to criticise the flawed [...]
By Nimmi Gunasekera Armed with images from the news media of a partially restored Galle Fort in the context of the, literary festival, and with the excuse of driving down the new southern highway, we, a group of four, set forth to spend a weekend in the Fort. Starting with a very tasty Sri Lankan [...]