"You're the first Tamil Hamilton and the first Tamil Mr Burr" - An Interview with Diluckshan Jeyaratnam

Singer and songwriter Diluckshan Jeyaratnam has recently turned musical theatre actor. His onstage debut in acclaimed musical ‘Hamilton’ in Germany, playing both the titular role of Alexander Hamilton and Mr Burr, has led to a quick succession of announcements on his involvement in theatre productions ‘Avenue Q’ and ‘Wicked.’ Diluckshan will also be opening for singer Hariharan’s March 2024 concert in Germany.

China follows India into Eelam – but with a Buddhist twist

China’s ambassador to Sri Lanka made his second visit to the North-East last week, just days after India’s finance minister completed her tour of the region – but also stopped off at several controversial Buddhist sites. Ambassador Qi Zhenhong travelled to Jaffna, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi on a three-day tour of the region, where he handed out several boxes of donations.

Cameron’s second shot

The former British prime minister has been given another chance to rectify his legacy - this time as foreign minister. Following through on his previous pledges on accountability and justice in Sri Lanka would be the best place to start.

An Open Letter to Ranil Wickremesinghe

My dear Ranil, I hope this letter finds you well. I was thrilled to watch your interview on DW News.

The return of David Cameron – the UK’s new foreign secretary

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has been appointed as the UK’s new foreign secretary, a move that will see a familiar face return to the frontline of British politics. David Cameron has twice written in the Tamil Guardian. We take a look back at his previous time in office, remarks on Sri Lanka and Tamils, as well as his involvement on the island after his previous departure.

Japan - another misfortune misstep for Murugan

‘Japan’ starring Karthi in the titular role, sees Murugan venturing into new territories, yet holding onto some of the same stylistic threads.

Jigarthanda DoubleX - twice as nice

Debuting with 2012’s horror ‘Pizza,’ Subbaraj has slowly but surely been improving his craft. There has been a steady development of his technical craft, as is now evident with the spiritual prequel to 2014’s ‘Jigarthanda.’ With ‘Jigarthanda Double X,’ Subbaraj may have delivered his best film yet.

'Don't trample on our saints!' - Tamil families demand Sri Lankan army to release occupied LTTE cemetery

A protest was held at Theravil Thuyilum Illam calling on the Sri Lankan authorities to remove their military base which was built over the cemetery for Tamil fighters. Tamil protesters gathered at Theravil Thuyilum Illam in Mullaitivu which is currently occupied by the SLNG Regiment. The occupation blocks Tamils from accessing the land to pay their respects to their loved ones who are buried there. They held placards that read: "Let us worship", "Let us see our loved ones". Following the end of the armed conflict, the Sri Lankan military destroyed the Thuyilum Illams across the North-East,...

Sri Lanka Cricket suspended by ICC due to political interference

Sri Lankan Cricket’s membership of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has been suspended with immediate effect after the global sporting body found a “serious breach” with regards to political interference in the sport. A statement released by the ICC said “Sri Lanka Cricket is in serious breach of its obligations as a Member”. The global body went on to highlight its concern regarding “the requirement to manage its affairs autonomously and ensure that there is no government interference in the governance, regulation and/or administration of cricket in Sri Lanka”. Sri Lankan Cricket has...

After 15 years, three Tamil political prisoners are finally freed

A group of Tamil political prisoners who had been detained for almost 15 years have been released this morning, after a Sri Lankan court found no evidence linking them to a 2006 explosion in Colombo.