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· July, 2006

Stories about Sri Lanka from July, 2006

Sri Lanka: Trade Unions and Development

Land Like No Other discusses trade unions in Sri LankaS, and if the comparison with developed countries accurately presents the case of trade unions and development. “Privatization is not a...

Sri Lanka: The implications of leaving Lebanon

Even as evacuation drives intensify in Lebanon, Moju explores the implications of Sri Lankans who will find themselves jobless and will need financial assistance. “This sudden stoppage of the funds...

Sri Lanka: Away from Lebanon

Only 300 Sri Lankans have been evacuated from Lebanon says Sri Lanka. “There are around 93,000 Sri Lankans currently working in Lebanon, 86,000 of them housemaids, said Jagath Wellawatta, Chairman...

Sri Lanka: Before we get censored

Greenhornet.lk looks at neighbour India's blogspot block and reflects on lessons for those online in Sri Lanka. “Preservation of free speech should be the Sri Lankan Internet community’s number one...

Sri Lanka: To the passport office

Scourge on a visit to the passport office. “Walking in to one of the Saivarr Kades in Punchi Borella, I looked around for free tables. There weren’t any; the place...

South Asia: Cricket scores

The Man On The Outer reflects on Zizou's headbutt controversy, and how cricket is an extremely challenging game. “Most require certain levels of skill, physical fitness and mental strength to...

Sri Lanka: Tamil for the president

Thanesh poses a question on the nature of the Sri Lankan constitution. “Ok I heard from a friend that according to the constitution of Sri Lanka, a Sri Lankan Tamil...

Srilanka: Being young, female and a journalist

Cynically Yours on equality, gender and being a journalist. “The first disadvantage that came to my mind involved age, gender and profession. I'm not yet twenty, I'm a journalist and...

Sri Lanka: Peace and War

Moju on women in Sri Lanka waging peace. “WE, the women of Sri Lanka, Singhalese, Tamil, Muslim and Burgher, irrelevant of race, caste, creed or religion, start our battle to...

Sri Lanka: Getting drunk, peace and football

Days go by… on the kind of peace Sri Lanka needs. “I spent the last weekend being too drunk to worry about the happenings of this country and it felt...

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