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Life and guru are inseparable

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Your life itself is Guru tattva. Throw light on your own life. The wisdom that shines through your life is to be honoured. That is honouring Guru. Life has taught you so many things. Reflect upon your life and ponder what have you done right, and what you haven’t and honour the wisdom that life has offered to you. Read more

Sivanayagam; an editor par excellance, an ardent devotee of Sathya Sai Baba

Sivanayagam

Centenary birth anniversary of legendary Tamil Newspaper Editor and staunch Sai devotee late S.T.Sivanayagam falls on today, July 2. Read more

Can yoga help me boost immunity? YES!!

Art of Living Shiva Temple

Regular practice of yoga has shown effective results. Different asanas (postures) boost immunity, build the body’s strength and increase energy levels. Read more

Ven. Gnanasara Thera participates at Maha Yagam in…

General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Ven. Galagoda Athurelia Gnanasara Thera participated at the Maha Yagam conducted at the Ponnalai Vratharaja Perumal Koil on Tuesday, September 14 to invoke...

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Gold Medalist Dinesh accorded a reception in Anura…

People of Kagama, Anuradhapura accorded a reception to Tokyo 2020 Paralympics F46 Javelin Gold Medallist Dinesh Priyantha Herath recently for his great achievement.

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Kabilar Social Advancement Council donates Grade V…

Grade V Scholarship Exam guide books were donated to 280 students in Eachalampattu under the auspices of Kabilar Social Advancement Council at its office in Trincomalee recently.

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Poojas at Naguleswaram, Mavitapuram Kandaswamy Koi…

Special poojas were held at Naguleewsawaram Temple and Maaviddapuram Kandaswamy Temple to invoke blessings to protect people from Covid -19 pandemic.

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Malaiyaka Makkal Munnani holds religious observanc…

Malaiyaka Makkal Munnani held special religious observances at the Aanjaneyar Temple in Rambodai on Saturday, May 1. Poojas were conducted seeking divine blessings to the workers affected by COVID-19.

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Umapathy Sivam passes away

Retired teacher Kanthaswamy Umapathy Sivam passed away on Wednesday, April 28. He had been a devotee of Swamy Gengadarananda.

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Sumanthiran in Batticaloa, inspects grazing lands …

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian President’s Counsel M.A.Sumanthiran inspected the traditional grazing lands alleged to have been encroached in the Pattipalai area in Batticaloa and held talks with the grazing land...

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Minister Namal in Trincomalee, discusses empowerme…

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Namal Rajapakse presided over the event held at the Trincomalee District Public Auditorium recently to discuss plans to promote rural economy in the Trincomalee...

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'Do You Know' Quiz conducted in Trincomalee

- By K.Kishanth A ‘Do You Know’ Quiz was conducted among students in higher classes in Trincomalee district schools recently under the joint patronage of Trincomalee District University Students’ Association and...

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Guru Poojai of Swami Gengatharananda is to be obse…

The 30th Gurupoojai of Swami Gengatharananda.is to be observed in Trincomalee with religious fervor under the patronage of Trincomalee Sivayoga Samajam at its Hall on Saturday, March 13. President R.Ravichandramohan...

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Rajaledchumy Thiruchittampalam – Obituary

Rajaledchumy Thiruchittampalam

Mrs.Rajaledchumy Thiruchittampalam born in Suthumalai Sri Lanka passed away peacefully in London on 7 April 2021. Read more

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Rasaratnammama

Rasaratnamma Shanmugalingam, a native of Sampalthewu and permanent resident of Nithiyapuri in Trincomalee passed away on Tuesday, April 6. Read More  

Jastwant Singh no more

India’s former union minister Jaswant Singh passed away on Sunday, September 27. He was 82 at the time of his demise. He died after a...
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Empathy, kindness essential tools for national recovery … Former US...

Former US Pesident Bush has appealed to the people to remember that empathy and simple kindness are essential, powerful tools of national recovery from the...
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British Premier Johnson and fiancée blessed with a son

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 55, and his fiancee Carrie Symonds, 32, have announced the birth of a healthy son. ...
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Donald Trump inks order temporarily suspending approval of green cards...

United States President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to temporarily suspend the approval of some green cards. The said order is to last...
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Put an end to political victimization … Eran Wickramaratne in the House

United National Party Parliamentarian Eran Wickramaratne has urged the government to put an end to political victimization. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); He made this appeal...
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Rauff Hakeem urges Speaker to conduct investigations into reports carrying allegations against him

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Parliamentarian Rauff Hakeem has urged Speaker and the other relevant officials to conduct an investigation into a recent report that a complaint had been lodged...
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“A parliamentarian needs passion for politics to succeed and Ranjith had it in abundance”: Sunil...

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti has observed that one needs to have passion for politics to be successful in politics and late Parliamentarian Ranjith Zoysa had this passion...
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Jayaratne was a Voice of Pride in Parliament – Vasudeva

State Minister of Water Supply, UPFA MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara has observed that former Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne was a patriot who was proud of his nation and heritage. He was...
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Sirisena, his private secretary directed to appear beore PCol today

Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) conducting investigations into the Easter Sunday attacks, has directed the former President Maithripala Sirisena, his Private Secretary Sameera de Silva to appear...
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Take legal action aginst Sirisena for contempt of Court … Dilshan Jayasuriya 

Attorney at Law Dilshan Jayasuriya appearing on behalf of former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando has urged the Presidential Commission probing Easter Sunday Carnage to take legal action...
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8 Tamil Nadu fishermen remanded by Trincomalee Courts

Trincomalee Acting Magistrate Anvar issued an order remanding 8 Tamil Nadu fishermen apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy on January 27 allegedly for fishing in Sri Lankan...
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Kayts Court remands four Tamil Nadu fishermen

Four Tamil Nadu fishermen who had been apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy allegedly for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters were remanded till January 31 by...
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Holy Girivalam at Thiruvannamalai banned on April 7,8

The Collector and The Board of Trustees of Sri Arunachaleswarar temple have banned Pournami Girivalam in Thiruvannamalai on Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday April 8....
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Tamil Nadu reputed folk singer actress Paravai Muniyamma no more...

Tamil Nadu reputed folk singer and actress Paravai Muniyamma passed away in Madurai on Sunday. She had been suffering from age-related ailments for a few...
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Tamil Nadu Assembly condoles death of Persiriyar Anbazhagan

The Tamil Assembly recently condoled the death of DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Speaker moved the condolence...
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Madras High Court dismisses petition by Nalini

The petition by Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking premature release based on a Tamil Nadu cabinet decision was dismissed...
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Ritual of offering Bee Honey to Dalada Maligawa performed

The ritual of offering of Bee Honey pot to the Sacred Tooth Relic at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy was performed on Wednesday, August...
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Bharathanatya Arangetram of Ishara Wickramanayake

- By S.Surenthiran The Bharathanatya Arangetram of dancer Ishara Wickramanayake was staged recently at Elphinston Theatre, Maradana, Colombo 13 under the patronage of Kalasoory Srimathy Pathmini...
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Shyamaladevy’s book on Swamy Gengatharananda re-launched

- By T.Pakkiyanathan The book on Swamy Gengatharanantha titled ‘Gurumugam’ authored by his devotee Shyamaladevy Thamotharampillai was re-launched at the ceremony held to mark the 30th...
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Gowrimanohary’s book on Swamy Gengatharanantha launched

- By T.Packiyanathan  The book on Swamy Gengatharanantha authored by his devotee Gowrimanohari Wimalanathan was launched at the ceremony held to mark the 30th Gurupoojai of...
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Flag hoisting ceremony at Dehiwela Vishnu Kovil

- By S.SurenthiranThe annual festival of Dehiwlea Maha Vishnu Kovil commenced with the flag hoisting ceremony recently. Temple Chief Priest Sivasri Chandrakantha Kurrukal conducted the...
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Aadi Pooram Poojas in the hill country kovils

Special poojas and abishekams were held at several kovils in the hill country on  August 11 to observe the Aadi Pooram festival. Men and women devotees...
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Madhu Church annual festival concludes

The annual festival of historic Our Lady of Madhu Shrine in Mannar concluded on Sunday, August 15 with the participation of a limited number of...
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Aadi Amavasya rituals at sacred Kanniya Hotwells for the departed souls

The traditional rituals for the departed souls were performed by Hindu priests at the Pillaiyar Koil in the historic Kanniya Hot wells on the auspicious...
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