Daily Archives: May 21, 2007
A flower. A beautiful scenery. A kind gesture. Humanity. They all make life seem so worthwhile and so complete. These are just a few things that can reach out to you, touch your heart and soothe your mind.
By Ramesh Uvais
That’s exactly what two simple girls with loads of talent did to us when we met them at their home sweet home at Depanama, Pannipitiya a few days ago.
Obviously, Nirosha Perera and her younger sister Irosha Perera need no flowery words to describe them.
So, welcome to the world of the two sisters who present the popular ‘Iroshai Niroshai’ segment on Sirasa TV every Sunday at 9 am.
Their sparkling eyes, impish smiles and full-throated laughs combined with their intellectual prowess, indeed add colour to the lives of people who tend to see things in black and white terms.
Nirosha and Irosha studied at Buddhist Ladies College, Colombo and the two were popular figures from schooldays onwards since they were everywhere where things were happening. Though Irosha joined Musaeus College half way through, Nirosha continued at BLC and holds the distinguished record of being the first in the class right through her school career. Irosha had come closer by being the first from grades one to eight.Whether it was drama, dancing, acting, singing, music, sports or literary activities, the two sisters were right in the thick of things and hence, popularity is not something new to the duo.
Nirosha is the second in the Perera family while Irosha is the youngest. Their eldest sister Nilushi Perera who also acted in tele dramas a few years ago is now married and settled down.
Nirosha is Irosha’s Podi Akka and is lovingly known as ‘Pods’. On the other hand Irosha is Nirosha’s Chooti Nangi and is fondly known as ‘Choots’.
Why was Choots only seen acting in Lochana? Read the rest of this entry
Moments before the awarding of certificates took place a dissident group of e-journalists, led by ‘Ravaya’ reporter Lasantha Ruhunage approached the head table and demanded to be allowed to voice the injustices faced by some of the participants at this program.
“We are protesting for valid reasons”, said Ruhunage, explaining that their batch had initially been promised that, the journalists who successfully complete their course will receive computers.”
Another cause for the dissidents to voice their opposition was the decision of the ICTA to hold their certificate warding ceremony at a five star hotel instead of using that money to purchase them computers. Yet the group had been informed that the funds utilized for the ceremony were not sufficient to buy PCs, and were told by the ICTA that the computers can be purchased with a discount of 50%, according to a letter distributed at the ceremony by Ruhunge and his allies. This course of action led to a state of disorder with several e-journalists refusing to receive their certificate and gift tokens from the Minster, despite being present at the ceremony. -Wijeya Newspapers
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Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has suffered a slump in its sympathy in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has suffered a slump in its sympathy in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, second only to the fall of popularity of the group suffered immediately after the assassination of the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, sources in Chennai said.
By Walter Jayawardhana
The only difference is this time the Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi who has been the pro-LTTE Chief Minister on both occasions has not been removed from his position by the Central government in New Delhi, like last time, they added.
Karunanidhi’s existence this time is dependent on the Congress dominated Central government in New Delhi, who in turn are dependent on Karunanidhi for its existence for center’s parliamentary support, analysts pointed out.
Karunanidhi led DMK government’s leniency towards the Tamil terrorist group, although led to the kidnapping and murder of Tamil fishermen, he was able to keep a public distance from them, while his family maintained clandestine relationship with the terrorist group political analysts charged.
The outspoken leader of India’s Janata Party, Subramanian Swami said during the days in Singapore, Karunanidhi’s daughter was a sympathizer of the Tamil terrorist group and continued it after her arrival in Tamil Nadu. Kanimozhi, the Tamil poetess daughter of Karunanidhi is said to be very influential over her father.
But being the experienced politician Karunanidhi by using varied public relations methods was able to win part of the sympathy created for the fishermen in the state this time, for him, the sources said.
But, the ordeal of 70 days suffered by the fishermen has caused the LTTE irreparable damage all over India and especially in the Southern states including Tamil Nadu heavily officials said.
While the LTTE has been flatly denying a hand in the kidnapping and the killing of the fishermen and blaming the Sri Lankan Navy for it, corroborated by Karunanidhi himself, some of its own members spilled the beans to the Tamil Nadu police that it was the LTTE who were the perpetrators of the crimes.
As the victims of the Tamil Tigers, 11 fishermen from the state, returned to take photos with Karunanidhi, his opponent, and the boat mechanic, Simon Souza, made statements against them from Maldives after being sent there on an errand of gunrunning, sources said the MDMK leader Gopalaswamy Vaiko has become the most embarrassed man in Chennai today. MDMK the extremist party, is believed to be run with funds from the LTTE.
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