Lankapage Logo CP 17 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Canada to celebrate Tamil Heritage Month in January
Mon, Jan 2, 2017, 07:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 02, Colombo: Canada for the first time will celebrate the Tamil Heritage Month throughout January following its declaration by the Canadian House of Commons last year.

In 2016, the House of Commons voted unanimously to recognize every January as Tamil Heritage Month to coincide with one of the most important celebrations for Canadians of Tamil heritage, the Thai Pongal harvest festival.

"The Tamil-Canadian community is a shining example of how Canada is made stronger through its cultural diversity. The Tamil language is one of the oldest living languages in the world, and we are enriched by Tamil-Canadian contributions to every aspect of our society-arts and culture in particular," Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pierre-Olivier Herbert said in a statement.

The motion to declare Tamil History Month was originally proposed by Sri Lankan Tamil MP Gary Anandasangaree last January.

Tamil Canadians from coast to coast to coast will celebrate the special milestone, during Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.

"As Minister of Canadian Heritage, I encourage all Canadians to learn more about the rich history of Canada's Tamil community and to celebrate the inspirational role that Tamil Canadians have played, and continue to play, in this country. I encourage you to celebrate Tamil Heritage Month for the first time in 2017 and to take part in the broader Canada 150 celebrations taking place around our country. This is a special year to celebrate one of Canada's greatest strengths: our diversity," the Minister's statement said.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
German Ambassador looks into infrastructure development in Kandy
-- [31 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Bribery Commission to recruit 250 graduates as investigative officers
-- [1 hour and 21 minutes ago]
SLPA and container terminals hold first ever awards night on Monday
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to launch World Bank supported Trade Information Portal tomorrow
Contacts between bond scam suspect Arjun Aloysius and criminals revealed
Prime Minister launches five-year National Export Strategy to strengthen exports
Sri Lanka asks Indian Airport Authority to submit business plan for Mattala airport operation
Mattala Airport agreement with India valid for 40 years - Eran
PM's Office orders investigation into statements against Human Rights Commission chairperson
Ukrainian border guards detain five illegal migrants from Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.