Archive for the ‘Speak Out’ Category

Greetings for Thaalam 2015 – Paul Ainslie

By Editor - July 2nd, 2015

Greetings for Thaalam 2015 - Paul Ainslie

Thaalam 2015 dance competition fits well with Toronto’s vibrant community and through this art form, individuals are able to express themselves and their views, while exploring their creativity and skills through movement and music. I look forward to the Thaalam 2015: The Ultimate Gaana Competition successfully bringing the community together while promising great entertainment in our great City of Toronto.

Greetings for Thaalam 2015 – Hon. Judy Sgro

By Editor - June 30th, 2015

Greetings for Thaalam 2015 - Hon. Judy Sgro

On behalf of the Parliamentary Caucus of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Leader Justin Trudeau, I am deeply honoured and pleased to add my name to the list of those extending best wishes as you compete and showcase your personal talents and skills through this up-beat and invigorating genre of music.


By Editor - May 31st, 2015


When the bombs fall
The tears of orphan children flood the debris
Anguish in their eyes echo and burn the souls of their dead parents
Their eyes burdened with sorrow purges bloodshed and conflict
And any hope that fills the world disintegrates with the rotting corpses

Regenesis – Book Drive

By Editor - May 29th, 2015

Regenesis - Book Drive

Regenesis: new birth, renewal. A book drive will be held at Scarborough Civic Centre on June 1 starting at 3:00 p.m., in memory of the burning of the Jaffna Library on the nights of May 31st and June 1st, 1981. All books will be donated to the SickKids Hospital.


By Editor - May 10th, 2015


Watch the song birds
As they sing the sorrowful song that men always forget

Manathil Uruthi Vendum – Let’s Talk Healthy Minds

By Editor - May 8th, 2015

Manathil Uruthi Vendum - Let's Talk Healthy Minds

Our aim is to promote action that changes attitudes and behaviours toward mental health. This journey began in 2014 and with the support of individuals, community groups and organizations, we are entering our second year hosting the “Manathil Uruthi Vendum” workshop and with everyone’s continuous support, we hope to work towards fostering knowledge and improving collaboration both within the Tamil community and mainstream. This is a free event and we welcome everyone from the community to come out to our workshop. If you are interested, please register at

Chronicles of a Tamil Freshman – Part 7

By Editor - April 29th, 2015

Chronicles of a Tamil Freshman – Part 7

It was then that Dr. Karler, the professor, entered the lecture hall. She was a short woman, wearing a grey sweater with a green clover leaf sewn onto the front. She had an abundant amount of grey hair, and looked as if she was in her late 60s. She slowly walked into the room, while Claire Vijayananthan stood next to her.

Tamileelam Challenge Cup Volleyball 2015 – Results

By Editor - April 28th, 2015

Tamileelam Challenge Cup Volleyball 2015 - Results

This year’s finals showcased a great match between Devilz and Smack That. After an extremely tight game, the Devilz prevailed as the winners.

Clandestine Camps of Torture

By Editor - April 17th, 2015

Clandestine Camps of Torture

Many of those that went missing were usually arrested by people in military uniforms. Witnesses of these events are coerced with serious threats to remain silent. Because of this coercion, the cases of the missing are often weak. Very few are brave enough to speak out and that is only under the condition that their names are not to be disclosed. Mayuran, who disappeared in 2009, was discovered in a hospital for urinary treatment where several of his relatives reported seeing him. However, when his mother went to see him the hospital administration informed her that no such patient was ever admitted. It was later revealed that the hospital administration was threatened.

Thornless Rose

By Editor - April 7th, 2015

Thornless Rose

The thornless rose
Lied in the field
Surrounded by those
Who became her shield

These lost souls
Came for this flower
But at large tolls
Lost their power