· September, 2006

Stories about Sri Lanka from September, 2006

Macau nurtures Luso-Sino connection

  29 September 2006

Macau can be seen today as the very capital of a reinvigorated Luso-Sino friendship. In addition to holding the Economic and Commercial Cooperation Forum which happened this last weekend, the city is preparing to host the First Lusofonia Games, to be held during the week of October 7-15. The event...

Sri Lanka: LTTE and Pakistan

  27 September 2006

LankaWatch on the politics of playing one country against the other in the sub-continent by the LTTE. “LTTE has only managed to paint itself into a corner – the same corner occupied by the Islamic fundamentalist and other terrorists groups. India like Pakistan will continue to help the menace of...

Sri Lanka: LTTE and Funds in the UK

  26 September 2006

Lankawatch reports on fund drives in the UK by LTTE. “Intimidation and threats are being made to ensure the Tamil community to donate funds for the final war plus the entertainment of their leaders and their families”

Sri Lanka: Pro-LTTE in London

  22 September 2006

The Tamil Sri Lankan community in London is being pressurized to join demonstrations on UN Peace Day. “What is enlightening is the LTTE organisers are using events like these to get people to come by feeding them with false hopes.”

Sri Lanka: Muslim Concerns

  22 September 2006

Moju on the current conflict in Sri Lanka and the concerns of the Muslim Community. “In August 2006 the Muslim community of Mutur found itself at the centre of the ‘undeclared war’ that is still continuing and as a result, faced multiple humanitarian and human rights violations.”

Sri Lanka: Apollo Hospital and Business

  20 September 2006

Pradheep's Blog laments the takeover of an Apollo Hospital in Sri Lanka, implying that the hospital would lose its USP and the negative impact it could have in terms of an investor friendly business environment. “Needless to say this will have a negative impact on the confidence that investors have...

Global Food Blog Report #32

  18 September 2006

#1: From Sri Lanka, Moju meditations on Hitler and Vegetarianism: "Hitler was a vegetarian" As you can see below from the quotes of Hitler…he was a vegetarian and a teetotaler! How is it possible that a vegetarian and a teetotaler could kill millions of people? The reason I ask is...

Sri Lanka: The insensitive Colombo Citizen

  14 September 2006

Nirmal Jayasinghe outlines the ‘Insensitive Colombo Citizen’. “Why should I go out? Let them get all the bullets, suffering and whatever results. I don’t care, because I’m not concerned. I’m not involved. I’m the Insensitive Colombo Citizen.”

Sri Lanka: Black July

  13 September 2006

Nirmal Jayasinghe on a book ‘July’ set in the backdrop of Black July. “This was a very touching book. It’s mainly about a love between a Tamil boy and Sinhalese girl. Although their families are friends, they oppose their marriage due to caste, race and various other reasons.”

Sri Lanka: Religion and Domination

  12 September 2006

Moju on the various dichotomies between religion and the politics of domination. “however, what cannot be explained, nor justified, is the frenzied nationalist who screams for sinhala domination and also calls himself a sinhalese buddhist.”

South Asia Blog Buzz

  10 September 2006

The latest from the South Asian blogs: Bangladesh: - Rajputro writes a satirical piece on how the load shedding (power cuts to manage shortage in electricity supply) in Bangladesh can be counterproductive. - Shafiur of imperfect|world|2006 is amused with the political dramas set out in Bangladesh as a form of...

Bangladesh blog buzz

  3 September 2006

The latest opinions and views from the Bangladeshi blogs including refugees, gender equity, energy, human rights, politics, international relations, culture and cyber society etc. issues:

Sri Lanka: Peace and Technology

  1 September 2006

ICT for Peacebuilding on technology being neutral. “I would argue, perhaps controversially, that technology does not have to be neutral to engender trust. Particularly in a peace processes and conflict transformation, tags such as neutrality have no meaning, but impartiality does. Impartiality facilitates constructive relationships, progressive dialogue amongst antagonists and...

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