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· May, 2006

Stories about Sri Lanka from May, 2006

Sri Lanka: The conflict and the death of a loved one

The death of a friend's father is a shocking reminder of the fragility of life in Sri Lanka for Indi. “The people dying aren’t youthful revolutionaries or radicals, these are...

Sri Lanka, India: The other side of LTTE

Kiruba on the other side of LTTE – “Back then, they were the good guys. The village folks were sympathetic towards their struggle and generally gave them good support. They...

Demystifying Tamil as a language and a person

What is Tamil? For some it's a language, for some it's a religion, for the uninitiated, wikipedia to the rescue. There is of course also the the Wikipedia in Tamil....

Sri Lanka: Activism and the Online Medium

What does the online medium mean to those who engage with activism? ICT for Peacebuilding says “The crux of the problem is in the creation of content that is able...

Sri Lanka: Sinhala Radio Stations

Cynically Yours spends some time tuning in to the radio station and is severely disappointed.

Sri Lanka: Mahinda and the Tamils

Six months after the election – where does Mahinda stand with respect to his strategy on Tamil issues? More at

Sri Lanka: Job losses and India

Given that a lot of outsourcing jobs go to India, Janapathi in the context of transnational job losses – ponders on why Sri Lankan executives lose their jobs to Indians.

Sri Lanka: M.I.A not welcome in the US

London rapper M.I.A who is of Sri Lankan origin, and sprinkles her lyrics with quite a few political statements has been denied a visa by the US. Moju on why...

Sri Lanka: Da Vince Code Banned

The Da Vinci Code has been banned in Sri Lanka. Deane's Dimension on the issue – “On a more personal note, I, myself being a practicing catholic don’t think anything...

Sri Lanka: NGOs Attacked

Moju has statements issued by “two NGOs, Non-violent Peace Force and ZOA, who have been attacked in Trincomalee on Sunday.“

Sri Lanka: Creative Commons for Sri Lanka

Some self-confessed geeks like Geek with an Attitude in Sri Lanka have taken quite a liking for Lawrence Lessig's style as he was in the country launching Creative Commons Sri...

Sri Lanka: Remembering Rajiv Gandhi's Death

Rajiv Gandhi, an Indian politician assasinated by the LTTE is remembered at

South Asia: Men and Women Online

Do men and women argue in different ways in online forums? Pickled Politics on gender, the way we argue and the differences. The comment space is especially interesting.

Sri Lanka: Last-Mile Hazard Information Dissemination

LIRNEAsia on the launch of the HazInfo Project “LIRNEasia launched the first phase of the Last-Mile Hazard Information Dissemination (HazInfo) project funded by IDRC, along with its project partners Sarvodaya,...

Sri Lanka: Failed States Index

Questioning if Sri Lanka has failed as a state on FocuSLanka. “Sri Lanka has been ranked 25, between Rwanda and Ethiopia, on the list of Failed States Index (FSI) as...

Sri Lanka: Sex, Women, Gaming and Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding has a post on women, peacebuilding and the image of women in gaming; pointing to some studies – “Ultimately, I think a lot of studies done on...

Sri Lanka: Women and the LTTE

Days Go By… wonders where the women's activists are when it come to the issue of the LTTE using female suicide bombers.

Sri Lanka: Buddhism – Far away from theory

The wide gaps between Buddhism – theory and practice at Sumna.

Sri Lanka: Peace, Women and ICT

ICT for Peacebuilding has a feature on women and ICT. “ICT4Peace needs to embrace this rich texture of gender dynamics in the development of cutting-edge ICT solutions for strengthening peace...

Sri Lanka: Status Quo

Where does Sri Lanka stand now? While conflict is not in full swing, the frequent disruptions have put Sri Lanka in a status quo position – with no war and...

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