Journalism that propelled me into blogging

by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

My blog is a non-partisan site with diverse views. It is dedicated to the promotion of ethical journalism—a conscious decision on my part. It captures conflict, culture, events, nature, peace, people, tradition, and other subjects, in articles and photos. I travelled solo to the war zone to capture images—a first for a Tamil woman journalist in Sri Lanka.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Flower Shop, Near Mayurapathi Amman Temple, Wellawatte

By Kuzhanthai Kavignar Azha. Valliyappa

Pearl-like Jasmine
Shows all beauty
Always dancing daily
on the heads of lass

Wherever hidden
find it easily
spreading fresh scent
saying am here

Pleasing the eyes
Its scent mixes with wind
while on women's head
making them proud

Wear it on our heads
we aren't fortunate
wonder the men in angst
with the jasmine flower

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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

A9 Highway Fish Stall, Elephantpass

42 years old fishmonger Mathan Thevakumar in Elephantpass on the Jaffna-Kandy A9 highway says that, no business after tsunami, since Sinhala people are not travelling on the highway. And he says Tamils do not eat much dry fish as the Sinhala people do, so there is not much business on the highway. He says that he used to earn Sri lankan Rupees 40,000 per day earlier. Now he hardly earns a Sri Lankan Rupees 10 a day! [more pictures]

Monday, April 11, 2005

Munai Beach, Northern most point in the island

4 year old Sivanesan Praveen and 6 year old Alfred Newson Nithusa enjoying the play by Animators Theatre Action Group, In Munai, Near Point Pedro.

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Ibra Lebbe Abdul Rahim, 62 years old weaver from Maruthamunai in the East of Sri Lanka, lost his house and job. He had a weaving mill in his house. And he lost his daughter in law and mother in law as well. He says that he has no way of feeding the family. [more pictures]

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Patch Adams in Sri Lanka East

Dr.Adams, a former patient who inspired the Robin Williams movie "Patch Adams" released in 1998, believes in laughter, joy and creativity as integral parts of an effective healing process[more pictures]

Monday, April 04, 2005

Sri Lanka Press Institute

Sri Lanka Press Institute-Globalisation-Threats and Possibilities Workshop