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Sri Lanka probes 'dog' translation slur on public signs

(2013)COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's government said on Friday it is probing incorrect and insulting translations of signs into the minority Tamil language, including one that says seats "reserved for pregnant dogs" instead of women.The government said they have received 218 complaints of misleading, wrong or offensive public notices that were correctly written in the Sinhala language of Sri Lanka's majority...
Source : Straits Times |
Category : International

UNESCO lauds Indian poet's idea of Earth anthem

passengers.Stop being a cookie-cutter traveller this year, experience destinations that transcend throughET-Travel suggests you take a casual day off at work to make the most of an extended weekend iThe commencement date for intercity flights from Juhu to Girgaum Chowpatty has not yet been anThe composition has lines in Hindustani, English, Nepali, Bengali, Pasto, Urdu, Sinhala, Dzongkha and Dhivehi...
Source : The Economic Times |
Category : Business

Chaos threatens to engulf SL again

The possible departure of Paul Farbrace will cause fresh tumult for Sri Lanka, just two weeks after their World T20 win sparked scenes of jubilationPaul Farbrace has shown his affinity for Sri Lanka cricket but may be lured away by EnglandFor almost 18 years, there was hardly a better time to be a Sri Lanka cricket fan than the past two weeks. The WT20 party hurtled seamlessly into the Sinhala and...
Source : Cricinfo |
Category : Cricket | City : Sri Lanka

Updated on : 16-07-2013 09:15 AM

conflict and civil war.The French Embassy was informed of the decision to suspend the film festival on account of the contents of and the sentiments contained in the Sinhala film 'Flying Fish'.Lakshman Hulugalle, a Defence Ministry spokesman, called it "an illegal film which insults the security forces and the government". Defence authorities were of the opinion that some scenes in the film were aimed...
Source : DDINews |
Category : Entertainment | City : National

Lanka SC gives 2 weeks to TNA to respond to petitions

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Wednesday gave two weeks time to the country's main Tamil party TNA to respond to petitions alleging that its election manifesto for northern provincial polls supported self determination for Tamils.Some five Sinhala majority nationalist organisations filed petitions against the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) over the party's election manifesto for the September 21 northern...
Source : DDINews |
Category : International

English rendition of Abhay K's poem (With Indian diplomat's poem spurs search for SAARC anthem)

English rendition of Abhay K's poem (With Indian diplomat's poem spurs search for SAARC anthem)From the Himalayas to Hind, Naga Hills to HindukushMahaweli to Ganga, Sindhu to BrahmputraLakshadweep, Andaman, Everest, Adam's PeakKabul to Thimpu, Male to KathmanduDilli to Dhaka, Colombo, IslamabadEvery step in harmonyDzongkha, Sinhala, Nepali, Hindi, Pashto, Bengali, Urdu, English, DhivehiEvery step in...
Source : Prokerala |
Category : Entertainment | City : National

Sri Lanka regrets language blunders

Lanka's government has apologised for errors in translating official notices and documents into the language of the minority Tamil community.One was of a sign that read "Reserved for pregnant mothers" in Sinhala and English. A mistake changed that to "Reserved for pregnant dogs" in Tamil.Officials stress that sloppiness was to blame and there was never any intention to insult Tamils.Sri Lanka emerged...
Source : BBC |
Category : International