The Mayor of Moreland Australia – Samantha Ratnam
Posted on March 30, 2016 at 3:09 am

Originally published on Tamil Culture by  SHANELLE KANDIAH MARCH 22, 2016 From witnessing the changing political landscape of Sri Lanka to living in four continents and being elected as the first ever Australian Greens Mayor for the City of Moreland, Samantha Ratnam has learned how to not only adapt to change, but to become it. […]

Professor named one of 50 leading scholars in field, receives additional honors
Posted on March 28, 2016 at 4:35 am

Originally published on Penn State | News Suresh Canagarajah, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Applied Linguistics, English, and Asian Studies and director of the Migration Studies Project at Penn State, has been awarded the American Association of Applied Linguistics’ (AAAL’s) inaugural Best Book Award for his book, “Translingual Practice: Global Englishes and Cosmopolitan Relations” (Routledge, […]

Changing of terminology: “People of Sri Lankan Origin”
Posted on March 22, 2016 at 6:48 pm

„„By Chandeepa Wettasinghe Originally published in Daily Mirror (Mirror Business) on 2016-02-19  as “Foreign Ministry’s new agency to better integrate Lankan expats with economy” The Foreign Ministry has changed the official terminology for the Diaspora while setting up a ‘Division for People of Sri Lankan Origin’ in order to facilitate inward flows of investments and expertise. “Let […]

Diaspora: A context analysis of the terminology.
Posted on March 21, 2016 at 5:39 am

The word ‘diaspora’ is defined at its simplest as the dispersal of a people from its original homeland. Until recently, the term was most closely associated with the dispersion of the Jewish people, although there are extensive historiographies of the Armenian, Greek and African diasporas.   In a general discourse, “Diaspora” is the term used […]

UK Premiere of “The Wind Beneath Us”
Posted on March 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm

  Don’t miss out UK Premiere of “The Wind Beneath Us” Produced by Maya Nawagaththegama Music is by Chitral Chity Somapala Cinematography is by Striner Macklain Adams. It is singular that the film was shot in just 16 days and that all sounds were recorded at the scenes where they were shot.   The film […]

Some Thoughts on our Cultural Values and National Harmony
Posted on March 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Photo by Sarah Crake, via Compas Blog By Lionel Bopage Originally published on Groundviews I recognise, respect, appreciate and congratulate the valuable work done by many including those of Sri Lanka Invites. Several other organisations that promote rights, freedoms and development efforts needed for building social cohesion and harmony, have been supportive of this event. […]

A constitution for peace: British Sri Lankans discuss constitutional reform in Sri Lanka
Posted on March 1, 2016 at 7:56 am

Courtesy International Alert A constitution for peace: Alert brings together British Sri Lankans to discuss constitutional reform in Sri Lanka 29 February 2016 On 10 February, International Alert facilitated a roundtable discussion in London with British Sri Lankans, to share insights and discuss inputs on the ongoing process of constitutional reform in Sri Lanka. The […]

Colombo flea market.
Posted on March 1, 2016 at 5:03 am

Consider this a public service announcement. Colombo Flea market is happening on the 13th of March, 2015 at the J. R. Jayawardena Hall, Colombo 07. If you’re back home in Sri Lanka a little early for the Easter or Sinhala and Tamil New Year break – here’s some place you can visit this weekend. The […]