The 68th Cannes Film Festival ended on Sunday May 24th with Jacques Audiard’s Sri Lankan refugee drama “Dheepan” taking the festival’s coveted top honor, the Palme d’Or.
The film relating the story of three Sri Lankan Refugees surviving as refugees in France has a former LTTE child soldier Anthonythasan Jesuthasan starring in the lead role.Jesuthasan writing under the nm de plume Shoba Sakthi is a well -known writer in Tamil. He lives in Paris. [DBSJ]
– க. திருக்குமாரன் | நிலமகள் சனசமூக நிலையம்
“யார் வேண்டுமானாலும் தலைவனாக செயல்படலாம். ஆனால் நல்ல தொண்டனாக இருப்பது கடினம்” _ சுவாமி விவேகானந்தர் [TW]
by Rajana Thambirajah
It is nearly sixty days since Jeya Nallasivam left our shores. She passed away peacefully on the 20th of March 2015 after a terminal illness. She had only a few weeks to say goodbye to her loving family, relatives and friends. Some people have the tendency to tip toe softly into one’s life and shut the door with a big- bang when they leave. Jeya Nallasivam is one of those kinds who have left a void among the Ballajura Tamil community. [MJ]
by D.B.S. Jeyaraj
I was pleasantly surprised this week when a South Indian journal asked me to revise an article I had written earlier about the singer Porayathu Leela – popularly known as P. Leela. The request for an article to denote Leela’s birthday was most unexpected as she had passed away 10 years ago on October 31st 2005. Leela, born on 19 May 1934, was ethnically a Malayalee who resided and died in the Tamil Nadu state capital of Chennai. [DBSJ]