Queen Elizabeth honours young Sri Lankan changemakers

Today, Her Majesty The Queen presented young people from Sri Lanka with a Queen’s Young Leaders Award at Buckingham Palace, to honour Rakitha Malewana and Senel Wanniarachchi for their work in the fields of HIV/AIDS and social engagement. His Royal Highness Prince Harry joined The Queen in congratulating the winners at this special ceremony. The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards programme, now in its third and penultimate year, celebrates the achievements of some of the most exciting young change-makers from across the Commonwealth, who are all dedicated to transforming lives in…

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NORTHERN CORRUPTION

probe hits a snag Ministers question legal standing of committee A fresh problem has arisen in the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) after two ministers had refused to cooperate with the three-member committee appointed by Chief Minister, C.V. Wigneswaran to probe allegations of corruption. Accordingly, the two ministers have questioned the legality of the three-member committee appointed by the Chief Minister. Minister of Fisheries and Transport, B. Deniswaran speaking to the Nation alleged that the committee appointed had no legal standing. “We are willing to be questioned and we are willing to cooperate.…

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I will focus on women’s safety -NPC Minister of Women’s Affairs Ananthi

Ananthi Sasitharan was appointed Northern Provincial Minister of Women’s Affairs. She is the only female councillor among the 37 members. Sasitharan, the wife of former LTTE Trincomalee Political Head, Velayutham Sasitharan alias Elilan, in an interview with the Nation speaks of her plans for women in the North, and their struggles. Q. You have been appointed the Minister of Women’s Affairs. What do you hope to do through this new responsibility given to you? The subjects and policies of the ministry are still being drafted. They would be complete soon. However,…

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Over 1,100 bharatanatyam dancers pay tribute to Canada’s 150th anniversary

Over 1,100 dancers perform. VIDEO- Aerial drone footage shows the spectacular dance. Over 1,100 Bharatanatyam dancers paid tribute to Canada as they performed in a spectacular red and white maple leaf flag formation in Toronto.Bharatha Mile 1000 was hosted by Canadian Tamil Arts and Cultural Organization. The Sri Lankan Tamil community come together to celebrate Canada’s 150 years, by combining the ancient traditional dance Bharatanatyam consisting over 1,100 dancers along with 150 singers. Aerial picture of the dancers in a Canada flag formation. (Picture courtesy Ninavukal) A young dancers sprints…

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