Short stories on war suffering released in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 20 April 2005, 00:18 GMT]
"Thoorathu Kodaikala Iravukal" (Distant Summer Nights), a collection of short stories by a young writer Miss Maathumai Sivasubramaniam, a law student from Trincomalee, was released during a weekend event held at Trincomalee St.Mary's Girls College with Rev.Sister Theresa Ranee, former Principal of the institution as the chief guest.

Short story on war sufferings

The book is a compilation of short stories Ms Subramaniam wrote since she was fourteen, sources said.

Short story on war sufferings
Short story on war sufferings
Rev.Sister Theresa Ranee said the young writer in her short stories has captured succinctly the sufferings and hardships undergone by people in the war-ravaged province during the conflict.

Mr.T.Kulaveerasingham, Assistant Secretary of the North East Governor Secretariat presided.Mr.C.Thandayuthapani, Vavuniya North Zonal Director of Education participated as Guest of Honour. Mr.N.Anandaraj, Assistant Director of Education made the release address. Ms Sithi Pathmanathan, Ms N.Srithevi, Mr.Thirumalai K.Chandran and Ms N.Baleswary delivered appreciation addresses, sources said.

Rev.Sister Theresa Ranee handed over the first copy of the book to Mr.R.Subramaniam. Mr.Hassan Moulavi received a special copy from Ms Sithi Pathmanathan. The event was organized by the Old Girls' Association of St.Mary's Girls College.

Mr.Hassan Moulavi, a Trincomalee district Muslim political leader who attended the event as special guest said he attended the event to strengthen the bond between Tamils and Muslims in the area. Muslims consider Islam as their spiritual path and Tamil as their language. Both communities should promote better and healthy understanding, he added.


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