29 October, 2020

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Events: Pianist Kausikan Rajeshkumar’s Recital

A recital by pianist Kausikan Rajeshkumar, award winner of the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.

Venue : The Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 11 April 2013 at 6pm

FREE admission. No tickets required – just turn up!

Kausikan was born in London in 1990 and began to learn the piano at the age of seven. In 1999, he won a scholarship to attend the Purcell School of Music, London, where he studied the piano under Tessa Nicholson. He was offered top scholarships from the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, but instead took up a place to read Music at Cambridge University, where he graduated with First Class Honours, and was the recipient of an Instrumental Award, the Donald Wort Prize, the Edith Leigh Piano Prize, and won both the CUSO and Cambridge University Musical Society concerto competitions. Kausikan is now on the Master of Music in Performance course at the Royal College of Music on a full ABRSM scholarship, where he studies with Ian Jones, and is an AHRC Scholar, supported by the Michael Whittaker Award at the RCM and the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. Upcoming engagements include recitals in Newbury, Oxford, Wales and at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

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    Kausikan Rajeshkumar is LTTE Prabhakaran’s firs bodyguard Raghavan and Niramala’s son. His aunt is Rajini Thiranagama who was killed by the LTTE. Great achievement son! We are proud of you.

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      Nothing goes without LTTE. LTTE is in air that you breath. VP wanted it . He had done it.

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    Thank God, he didn’t follow in the disastrous footsteps of his parents or aunt. Way to go young man!

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      Thank god , he born in a country value talents hard work. Not like shit hole his parents coming from.

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        ‘Not like shit hole his parents coming from.’ Is it to be concluded from these words of yours it is really where you come from. What a low thinking to be expressed openly.

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      If he was in Sri Lanka he would have been a Merwin KP or Karuna. Good countries make good people. Bad countries create bad ones. It is the country and culture that makes people. Pity Sri Lanka could make only war criminals kidnappers rapist thugs ……

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    Here is evidence of what the Tamil diaspora will eventually be with each generation, so much so that recognition internationally will be equivalent to the Jews of today – the highest no. of Nobel prize winners by race! They will be thankful to the Sinhalese for bringing about this
    change unwittingly.

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      Do you know there are 5 Tamils who have won Nobel prizes. All in science.

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        Lanka liar

        So far only three had won noble prizes and their details as follows:

        C. V. Raman

        Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

        Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

        Remember all from South India and not from your stupid Jaffna although many Jaffna Tamils believe they should have been awarded one each.

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          I love it native…

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            J.Muthu

            Although one was shared by Sri Lanka born Professor Mohan Munasinghe with Al Gore for Climate Change research 2007, the rest of the Sri Lankans believe they should have been awarded at least one each for Peace, Literature, Physics,Physiology or Medicine, and Chemistry.

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              Try your native luck like this child.
              Here is the profile of a 12 year old Tamil from TN resident in the UK IQ 168 higher than Einstein. Taking her SATs – the American equivalent of A-levels she obtained 740 out of 800 in a test designed for 18-year-olds. Where are the Sinhalese who want to wage war with TN that gave the world zero and decimals?
              Check it out http://tinyurl.com/cc593dp

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              Nobel is a very political prize that we have learned to ignore.Look at Obumer and his Libyan conquest piss on peace.

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              Algore got it yes. That doesn’t mean his cook driver and security guard also got it. This is not Sri Lanka

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            Please love him. We must love native ppl? Doesnt matter even they are stupid. First love then teach.

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              Lanka Liar

              Native people are by definition clever, resourceful, environmentally friendly long before the phrase was coined, ….. however I have long been saying that “I am bit thick”.

              Those who live in urban jungle long to get away from fellow greed driven citizens but find it impossible . Why?

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          I just added two. You know why.. I am a Sri Lankan we dont tell the truth. It is against the Sri Lankan culture. If you want to test that just ask the time from somebody they will add or subtract something and tell you. If they tell the correct time that means they cant neither add or subtract .
          They are Tamils. Where they come from is not important. By the way the kidnapper of Sri Lanka was awarded Gusi International Peace prize. Highest mark in law was awarded to Baby Pakse, MR Pakse became the most popular person in Time magazine for a short time until they de listed him. SL boxer won gold medal in commonwealth game taking drugs. We have the international Liar of the year prize for centuries. War criminal awards. Kidd-napping awards the cupboard is full of them. So you too can be very proud.

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            Lanka Liar

            Please read my second comment of April 11, 2013
            11:47 pm.

            Silly boy

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          To Lanka Liar – Using another opportuity to throw racial venom on the Jaffna Tamils who may not have one among them as those South Indians you have mentioned, but the Tamils, be they from Jaffna or any other part of Sri Lanka, their contribution in all aspects to Sri Lanka has been immense; and the exile of many of them is a tremendous loss to Sri Lanka which is irrepable. Do not forget this fact.

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            The corrected version of my comment should be as follows, Sorry for addressing it to Lanka Liar:

            To Native Vedda – Using another opportuity to throw racial venom on the Jaffna Tamils who may not have one among them as those South Indians you have mentioned, but the Tamils, be they from Jaffna or any other part of Sri Lanka, their contribution in all aspects to Sri Lanka has been immense; and the exile of many of them is a tremendous loss to Sri Lanka which is irrepable. Do not forget this fact.

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              Mohamed Marzook

              Please read my second comment of April 11, 2013
              11:47 pm.

              Another silly boy.

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          If you want to see the achievements of Jaffna Tamils please go and read. Not Ma Hinder Chindanaya ok. But you should be able to raed. Goo luck.

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    St Martin-in-the-Fields recital is a poor mans venue.

    The Royal Festival Hall recital is something for a lad to boast about.

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    ONE

    “A 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in UK “

    The emphasis should be on “in UK”.

    The three Tamil Noble Laureates lived and worked outside Tamilnadu.

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      Out side inside does it matter. You should be proud that you have the best liars in the world. Gold medal for lying

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    Friend Native V,

    Hate to contradict you. The Noble for Environment protection was shared by R.K. Pachauri of India with Al Gore. Mohan M was in the team
    but lower down.

    The young Kausikan case proves, given the right opportunities our children – Sinhalese, Tamil or any other have that what it takes to offer competition to the best in the world. Brothers de Saram – Rohan and Druvi, Tenor Nihal Fonseka, Yolande Bevan made the international stage. Young M.I.A. set Hollywood afire with her own gig – dancing
    9 months pregnant with 5 super stars including Hollywood great Jamie Fox. How nice it will be if we can have M.I.A. Kausikan and a few others performing on stage in Colombo soon in a mixture of Classical, Pop and perhaps Rap and in programme aimed at promoting national unity.

    Senguttuvan

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      Senguttuvan

      This is what telegraph.co.uk reported:

      Sri Lankan Nobel Prize winner: People can make a difference to climate change

      By Louise Gray3:30PM BST 30 Apr 2008

      Everyone knows Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize last year for his work highlighting the dangers of climate change but people tend to forget his co-laureates. Not in Sri Lanka.

      The country is rightly proud of Professor Mohan Munasinghe, who as vice chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was instrumental in waking the world up to the problems we face as the polar ice caps melt, desertification increases and millions of people are displaced by flooding.

      ……….

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        So they forgot to put his name is it. Next time they will give something. Be patient. But you cant steal somebodies prize and give it to another person. If it was Sri Lanka we would have done it very easily isn’t it.

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      Senguttuvan

      You very often address commentators as Friend.
      This is how Quakers refer to others, as Friends.

      Though it may not be your religious belief I am slightly puzzled by your approach to other commentators. Perhaps this is one way of disarming your opponents.

      Friends is gender neutral and non hierarchical which I believe is the best practice needed to assuage confrontation with other writers.

      Lets get back to the main issue.

      You say

      “given the right opportunities our children – Sinhalese, Tamil or any other have that what it takes to offer competition to the best in the world.”

      This is precisely my point.

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      Will they guarantee his safety from white van

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