Stories about Sri Lanka from April, 2006
Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan fiction
Tiny Little Fractures reads The Kite Runner and compares the book to Monsoon Dream, contextualizing the gaps in contemporary Sri Lankan fiction.
Sri Lankan: Who was it?
Nittewa on figuring out whose bodies were found in Avissawella and Mulleriyawa, and some ideas on who they couldn't have been.
Sri Lanka: Outside Colombo
Portrait comments on how the news focuses on what happens in Colombo and ignore what happens outside of the city. A very interesting discussion is ongoing in the comments space.
Sri Lanka: Apathy
After the bomb explosion in Colombo Azrael's Word comments on the current state of apathy in Sri Lanka.
Bloggers react to Colombo bomblast
Reports of the recent bomb explosion in Colombo trickled in to the Sri Lankan blogosphere today, with veteran political blog Nittewa being the first to pick up the story. Meanwhile, new comer Moju threw up a thread that got some discussion going, and although this as usual quickly degenerated in...
Sri Lanka: Identity and Nationality
London, Lanka and Drums on identity as being born to Sri Lankan parents but being brought up in the UK.
Sri Lanka: Army suspected for deaths
transcurrents.com on “The Sri Lankan army is suspected by residents of Puthur in Jaffna of being responsible for the deaths of five Tamil civilians from the area.”
Sri Lanka: Gay Pride in Colombo
Colombo gets an opportunity to be proud. Portrait on the Gay Pride in the city – “Colombo pride is going to happen over a week beginning on the 21st of may, and the activities are going to include a film marathon, a kite festival and of course, the essence of...
Sri Lanka: Obscatles to development
Janapathi lists out the obstacles and myths that hinder development in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: Violence in the University
Moju on University politics and the violence on campus in Colombo. “At the same time, the sort of violence in which students engage is becoming more and more harmful and has spawned a new culture of violence among youth everywhere.”
Sri Lanka: A shrinking world
London, Lanka and Drums muses on how technology makes information easy to access and shrinks the world. However somebody ” pointed out that, when Columbus, Sir Walter Raleigh and Hong Kong Phooey were bringing their discoveries back from far flung corners of the globe, the populace felt like the world...
Sri Lanka: Run-up to Geneva II
Even as the second round of negotiations are underway at Geneva, Moju examines the recent spate of violence and wonders if Geneva II could have had a worse start.
Sri Lanka: Your New Year And Mine
Could something like a New Year celebration divide people? transcurrents.com on the celebrations of the Tamil Hindus, Christians, Sinhalas and the others.
Sri Lanka: Violence against Tamils
The ethnic conflict, while still not covered by the Mainstream Media, appears to be a part of everyday life. Transcurrents.com on “Trincomalee saw large scale violence being unleashed against Tamils following a series of claymore mine explosions directed against security personnel deployed in the district.”
Sri Lanka: Setting back the clock
Popular Economix on setting back the clock in Sri Lanka, more day light to save energy and issues that are the highlights of the decision to reset time.
Sri Lanka: Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation is an ongoing process in Sri Lanka. Sarvodaya on a project in which “Thirty houses in Galle district were ceremonially handed over to Tsunami-affected families in the villages of Akurala and Kahawa.”
Sri Lanka: Abortion
A very short post on abortion at Moju provokes an interesting conversations in the comments space.
Sri Lanka: The Tamil Identity
Transcurrents.com on Tamil identity, politics, elections and history in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: The root of conflict
A post at Moju attempts to pinpoint the events in Sri Lankan history that have vastly contributed to the ethnic conflict. The comments engage in a lively discussion.
Sri Lanka: Difference between UK and SL
London, Lanka and Drums on the difference in attitudes in Sri Lanka and the UK – “I think many of the major differences are caused by the relative labour costs. Even taking cost of living into account manual labour is far more expensive here in the UK than in Sri...
Sri Lanka: LTTE faked abduction
Transcurrents.com on what appears to be further political intrigue in Sri Lanka – “The University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) has alleged that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) organization has faked the alleged abduction of seven Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) personnel at Welikande on the Batticaloa – Polonnaruwa...