Stories about Sri Lanka from August, 2006
Sri Lanka: A National Government
A Land like no Other on the possibilities of National Government in Sri Lanka. “Party politics has spoiled this country to a level where after your race and religion, supported political party is the next most common factor of distinguishing people into groups.”
Sri Lanka: For a few Ministers more
The number of Ministers in Sri Lanka appear to have gone up. Aachcharya discusses how the public will have to finance these extra Ministers and if it makes sense to have a Ministry for Youth Affairs and one for Youth Empowerment.
South Asia: Travelling while Asian
Pickled Politics on TWA (or Travelling While Asian) as an India bound flight was diverted to Amsterdam because of what appears to be racial profiling or paranoia.
Sri Lanka: ICT For Peacebuilding and Switzerland
ICT for Peacebuilding has details of a conversation with Ambassador Daniel Stauffacher on exploring possibilities for collaboration and exploration in the theory and practice of ICT4Peace between the author's work in Sri Lanka and that of the ICT4Peace Foundation in Switzerland.
Sri Lanka: The BPO Sector
With business outsourcing becoming a major source of employment and economic development for South Asia, LirneAsia presents a baseline sector analysis of Sri Lanka's BPO sector.
Sri Lanka: The Sudan Model for Peace
Achieving peace in Sri Lanka with the “Sudan Model” – “But, GOSL have all reasonable excuses to set such a condition, given that the tigers have denied ample opportunities to sit in the negotiation table even as a military organization (carrying weapons) through out last 3 years.”
Sri Lanka: Women, harems and history
Life in Taprobane on women in Sri Lanka. “Not that the island lacked pretty women of suitable stature or the Kings got bored of their harems, they wanted to make some symbolic gestures. The Lankan women were a common topic of admiration, as evident in Sigiriya frescos, various temple paintings,...
India, Sri Lanka: Cricket and Violence
Cricket 24×7 on South Africa's pull out of the tournament in Sri Lanka following a bomb blast in Colombo.
Sri Lanka: Peace March
indi.ca attends a peace march and has quite an account. The comments on the post are quite a read.
Sri Lanka: Archaeology and Conflict
How does the conflict situation affect the preservation of archaeological heritage in Sri Lanka? Lanka Buzz on the political indifference to the situation.
Sri Lanka: How do you say Mate?
London, Lanka and Drums muses about a particular Sri Lankan word that appears to not have an English equivalent. The closest one being “mate”.
Sri Lanka: Bloggers for Peace
Deshapalana has a petition by the Bloggers for Peace which urges the various stakeholders to work on the peace process.
Sri Lanka: Bomb Blast
In Sri Lanka yesterday, there was a bomb blast. Roam Digital on how life goes on and with links to photographs.
Sri Lanka: Conflict and communication
Deshapalana on the escalating conflict in Sri Lanka, and why the people of Sri Lanka must make themselves heard and communicate to the conflict actors.
Sri Lanka: Why Norway?
Why exactly is Norway involved in the conflict resolution process in Sri Lanka? Komiyage Loke with conspiracy theories, oil and other factors that move the planet.
Sri Lanka: the minorities
Voice of reason is critic of the current politics of violence in Sri Lanka which is pushing the minorities (Muslims, Tamils etc.) to extremist political groups.
South Asia: Rikshaaa! a film on three wheels
Gaurav Mishra reviews in Desicritics a musical documentary on rickshaws and posts some insightful background on the Rickshaws. An auto rickshaw (aliases: auto/rickshaw/tempo/tuk-tuk) is a three-wheeler vehicle for hire and is part of the unique ID of South Asia. It is one of the chief modes of transport in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: escalating violence
Jayadeva Uyangoda in Focus Lanka analyzes the current escalating violence between the Sri Lankan army and the LTTE. The government is accusing LTTE for the recent killings of innocent civilians while it is refuting its involvement. His suggestions to settle the country’s ethno-political armed conflict include establishing of an international verification commission to investigate the charges against LTTE.
Sri Lanka: Wedding
Boycy coins the A-Z terminology of a typical Sri Lankan wedding.
Cable TV is a right
The Sri Lankan blogosphere is concerned by the Sri Lankan government's decision of shutting down LBN & CBNSat cable TV services in the country and more to follow. Hundreds of thousands of subscribers are affected by this. Lanka Libertarian ironically puts that the Sri Lankan government should make cable tv a basic human right shielded by the constitution.