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Anjali Kantharuban is a first-generation American of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. She has been awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which fully funds graduate study in the UK at the University of Cambridge. Anjali, who studies Computer Science and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, grew up in the Bay Area and has never […]

A 17-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil girl from Adelaide in Australia has landed a role in ‘The Hunting’, a television series about two high school teachers who discover students are sharing nude photos of their underage friends and peers, and the consequence this has on the teens and their families. The show premiered on the 1st […]

The Live Aid concerts in 1985 would not have been possible without the contribution of Tamil businessman Tan Sri Ananda Krishnan. American newspaper Newsweek credits Ananda as providing the brainpower and seed-funding for the historic events. Held in London’s Wembley Arena (attended by 72,000) & Philadelphia’s John. F. Kennedy stadium (attended by 100,000), along with […]

How did Yamuna Sangarasivam get a chance to dance with Michael Jackson in his iconic “Black or White” video — which premiered in 27 countries to an audience of 500 million? Although she was a huge fan of the King of Pop, she never imagined that she would meet him, let alone dance a duet […]

London based Sri Lankan Tamil film director & writer Suba Sivakumaran premieres her full-length independent fiction film “House of my fathers” (Tamil: Mouna Kaandam, Sinhala: Nomiyana Mathakaya) at the BFI London Film festival, shortly after its world premiere in South Korea at the Busan International Film Festival. After decades of war, one Tamil and one […]