· April, 2006

Stories about Sri Lanka from April, 2006

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan fiction

  28 April 2006

Tiny Little Fractures reads The Kite Runner and compares the book to Monsoon Dream, contextualizing the gaps in contemporary Sri Lankan fiction.

Sri Lanka: Outside Colombo

  27 April 2006

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.

Bloggers react to Colombo bomblast

  25 April 2006

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: Gay Pride in Colombo

  20 April 2006

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: Violence in the University

  19 April 2006

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

  18 April 2006

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: Violence against Tamils

  13 April 2006

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: Rehabilitation

  11 April 2006

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: The root of conflict

  7 April 2006

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

  5 April 2006

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

  5 April 2006

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...