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, May 27, 2010

Vesak Day Celebrations in Sri Lanka

Vesak encompasses the birth, enlightenment (Nirvana) and passing away (Parinirvana) of Gauthama Buddha. Prince Siddhartha was born on the Fullmoon day in May known as Vesak in 623 BC in the Lumbini Park in Kapilavathu, which is in modern Nepal. [click to see & read more]

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sri Lanka College of Journalism celebrates Vesak

Vesak is considered as the holiest day in Buddhism. Buddhists in Sri Lanka are currently celebrating Vesak festival. Vesak Day was celebrated by the Sri Lanka College on May 26th 2010 at its auditorium. [click to see & read more]

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cave Art of 21st Century-An exhibition of Cartoons

“Cave Art of 21st Century”-An exhibition of Cartoons by Prageeth Ehnalygoda is currently being held at the Lionel Went Gallery in Colombo. It is an exhibition dedicated to freedom, equality and brotherhood. The illustrations on display are by the disappeared journalist Prageeth Eknalygoda. [click to see & read more]

Monday, May 17, 2010

Akshaya Tritiya-Festival of everlasting prosperity

The word “Akshaya” means the never diminishing in Sanskrit, and the day is believed to bring good luck, eternal prosperity and success. Buying gold is a popular activity on “Akshaya Tritiya”, as it is the ultimate symbol of wealth and prosperity. [click to see & read more]

Friday, May 07, 2010

Enriching Experience through the Eastern Eyes

It has been a real pleasure to teach photo journalism to a group of youth in the East who have missed so much due to the three decades long war in Sri Lanka. On the other hand, it has been extremely challenging for me because the technology was new to all of them. [click to read & see more]

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

“Mai”: The launch of the newest Tamil online magazine

“Mai”, which is the newest online magazine by the Tamil students of the Sri Lanka College of Journalism, has been officially launched today at the college auditorium. [click to see & read more]