Jaffna with a scanty rainfall which can sometimes be only 30" is different from the other parts of the northern province which enjoy a rainfall of over 60" during the year...
The Tamils can be defined as people, having Tamil as their mother tongue. Tamil language is a member of the Dravidian/ South Indian family of languages.
Letter from a Tamil civilian to Navaneetham Pillai,Human Rights High Commissioner of the United Nations.
As my flight descended into Charleston, South Carolina, I could see Fort Sumpter in the horizon through my sunny window of the aged United Airlines CRJ aircraft. Fort Sumter is best known as the site upon which the first shots initiated the American Civil War
The Island newspaper published in Colombo is well known for its pro Sinhala-Buddhist racist views. Recently the Asian Human Rights Commission described The Island newspaper as "A Sri Lankan newspaper well known for its racist propaganda." AHRC was responding to two editorial comments by The Island newspaper criticising AHRC's call for UN intervention in the civil war in Sri Lanka. So much for the credibility of The Island as a 'national' newspaper. [more]