SL refugee on fast arrested

A Sri Lankan refugee, who was observing a fast unto death demanding the Indian government to hand him and his family to the United Nations instead of deporting them to Sri Lanka, was arrested by the Cheyyar police on Thursday and was shifted to a Prison in Chennai.“A case has been registered against him for attempting to commit suicide. He has been taken to the Magistrate Court,” said a police official.The arrested, Chenthuran had been observing a hunger protest from Tuesday.A case was registered against him to restrict his movement…

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US will welcome moves to change SL image:Thewaraperuma

The United States will welcome all efforts made by the Sri Lankan politicians to change the negative image that had been created in the minds of international community that the majority Sinhalese were harassing the minorities, U. S. Ambassador in Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison said.UNP MP Palitha Thewaraperuma told the Daily Mirror that the US Ambassador informed him that the United States would always welcome efforts made by Sri Lankan politicians to change the negative image perceived on the Sinhalese by the international community.Mr. Thewaraperuma said Ms. Sison commended…

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Abisekam Rituals in Temples: the Science behind It

Abisekam Rituals in Temples: the Science behind It By Dr C P Thiagarajah-Secretary Katpaka Vinayagar Temple Trust   One of the main rituals performed on the deities in Hindu temples is abisekam or pouring water, milk and other liquids and scents. This is a form of hydration. This looks superstitious on first look for many who does not know the science behind many such practices. The truth and the reasons for hydration of idols of deities made out of metals or metal alloys, wood or stones will be revealed if…

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