Tamil Nesan ‘the oldest Tamil daily’

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  • Thursday, 11 Sep 2003

Thursday September 11, 2003

Tamil Nesan ‘the oldest Tamil daily’

THE visit by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Malaysia was given extensive coverage by both Tamil Nesan and Malaysia Nanban yesterday. 

They highlighted his statement that he was willing to meet Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader Velupillai Prabhakaran to achieve peace and end the civil war.  

Tamil Nesan celebrated its 80th anniversary yesterday and boasted it was the oldest Tamil daily in the world.  

The daily in its editorial said it had contributed to the development of Tamil language, arts and culture, welfare and the progress of the Indian community in the country.  

Its chairman Datin Seri Indrani Samy Vellu promised that the newspaper would continue to provide the best for its readers.