and Tamil New Year dawneed at 8.13 a.m.
The Sri Lankan teams will perform traditional dances, songs on Qatar in Sinhala
and English, dance in Kandyan style as well as songs in English, Sinhala
ISLAMABAD, February 06, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Radio Pakistan has launched Nepali, Sinhala
and Tamil language programmes from its external services.
Sri Lankans from all walks of life packed into the hotelEoe1/4aos Sur Ballroom to catch a glimpse of popular artists like Sunil Edirisinghe and Rohana Weerasinghe as well as Sri LankaEoe1/4aos current Sinhala
princess Deepika Priyadarshini, who didnEoe1/4aot disappoint with her soulful traditional Sinhala
Rajapakse is credited with heroism and is lauded for his aggressive drive to associate with the people of the south - the Sinhala
Dhivehi is an Indo-Aryan language, and its closest relative is Sinhala
of Sri Lanka, so that they form the southernmost branch of the family, to which Fritz gives the name "Insular Indo-Aryan." This is a reasonable and useful designation worth adopting, perhaps expanded to "Southern Insular Indo-Aryan" to indicate the geographical location more fully and emphasize the separation from the northern IA languages.
However, the inter-ethnic war and the subsequent peace dialogue between the Sinhala
majority and Tamil minority could not make sufficient headway due to hawkish elements within Kumaratunga government accusing the negotiators of being soft on security.
''The result strengthens Rajapakse's hand in peace negotiations with the Tamil Tigers because the JVP, which takes a hard line Sinhala
nationalist stance on this issue, was not able to cash in from that brand of politics,'' an Asian diplomat said on condition of anonymity.
Kiriella had however said that his staffers had merely translated an article published in a website into Sinhala
and tried to circulate it among temples and political activists.
Colombo, July 14 -- Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake, yesterday, ordered the State Translation Department to render into Sinhala
and English the speech made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran regarding the resurgence of the LTTE at a public gathering held in Jaffna.
However, this is not the first time when Muslims in Sri Lanka have been subjected to rampant persecution at the hands of Sinhala
Buddhists, the majority ethnic-religious group in the island.