Pannissai at Thirumuarai Conference

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- By S.Surenthiran

A highlight of the Thirumurai Conference held in Colombo recently was Pannissai. It won the applause of the audience. Pannisai was by Dr. Sivagowry Kreeshkumar, Flute Dr. M.Kreeshkumar, Violin by Dr. Shyamalangy Karunakaran of Vipulananda Aesthetic College and Miruthangam by Bramma Sri Swaminatha Sarma.

Nadana Arangetram of Bawatharany-Pavithra sisters

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-By S.Surenthiran

The traditional nadana arankettram of two sisters Bawatharanya and Pavithra won the appreciation and applause of both dance lovers and the members of the public at Colombo New Kathiresan Hall recently. The background musicians were Chreriography Vasuhy Jegatheeswaran, vocal by Arooran, Miruthangam by Sri Karthikeyan, Violin by S.Thibaharan, Pullankulal by Sri Priyantha and Thala Arangam by Ratnathurai.

Shiva Sankalpa Dance at Prashanthy Nilayam

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The Shiva Sankalapa dance was performed at Prashanthy Nilayam heralding the celebrations of Maha Shivarathiri. The overall presentation was made as an offering with an intention "All that happens in this Universe is only due to the HIS Sankalpa (Will).

Sri Thyagaraja Aaradhana in Colombo

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Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana, the Festival of Carnatic Music, was held at Saraswathie Hall in Bambalapitiya. A group of musicians participated. The festival was organized by the Indian Cultural Centre in collaboration with the Hindu Educational Society and Express Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd.

42 literarians honoured in Trinco

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Forty two literarians were honored at a simple event held at Trinco Sunshine Hotel recently under the patronage of Thadakam. Literarian Hithaya Riswy chaired. They were also given awards. Writers from Malaysia were given a welcome.

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