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· November, 2006

Stories about Sri Lanka from November, 2006

Sri Lanka: Citizen Journalism

A new Citizen Journalism initiative GroundViews based out of Sri Lanka takes off. From their About Page – “In response to many requests from INGOs, humanitarian aid organisations including sections...

Sri Lanka: War and Traffic

indi.ca on traffic snarls in Colombo, partly due to the war and because Mahinda, the President thinks nothing of shutting down traffic on the streets when he has to get...

Sri Lanka: Loss of childhood and the ethnic conflict

The ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka has meant the loss of life, opportunity and innocence for many children. Indi.ca has a post on the issue. A heartbreaking photograph by Agron...

South Asia: Politics, Happiness, Religion and The Birds

The latest from different blogs about the following South Asian Countries: Bangladesh: Bangladesh is facing a political crisis. Unheard Voices: Drishtipat group blog informs about a citizens movement in Bangladesh...

South Asia: Tasers and students in UCLA

An Iranian-American student at UCLA was repeatedly shot with a taser for passively resisting arrest. Sepia Mutiny has more – with a video shot by an eye-witness, who uploaded it...

India, Sri Lanka: The death of Milton Friedman

The death of Milton Friedman has some reactions. Deane's Dimension from Sri Lanka on the loss of a man who's never been met. Patrix and India Uncut have some more...

Sri Lanka: Introducing Buddhist Monks to Non Violence

ICT for Peacebuilding on an initiative called Peace Connectivity Programme for Religious Clergy. “Conducted by the Centre for Peace Building and Reconciliation it’s a fascinating initiative that when you first...

Sri Lanka: Confidential information

Unreformable Muddle on the lack of privacy for confidential information in Sri Lanka. “One is bombarded with a gazillion ultra personal and highly confidential questions when obtaining bank a account,...

Sri Lanka: On Homosexuality

An interesting discussion in the Sri Lankan blogosphere on homosexuality. True Sri Lankan appears to believe that homosexuality is not natural, however homosexuals should not be hated and instead need...

Voices from South Asia

Bangladesh: Asif of Unheard Voices: Drishtipat Group Blog analyzes the current political situation in Bangladesh and urges all the Bangladeshis to take a non-partisan moral stand to get out of...

Sri Lanka: The Army and the massacre

Transcurrents.com on the escalating conflict in Sri Lanka. “The coastal village of Kathiraweli in the Eastern district of Batticaloa was the scene of Sri Lanka’s latest massacre of innocents in...

South Asia: Macaca, YouTube and Elections

Quite a few blogs have had a reaction to the elections in the US. Sepia Mutiny reflects on the Macaca incident that was widely blogged. “There was a bit of...

Sri Lanka: Peace, war and politics

Transcurrents.com on the political situation and the war clouds. “The Geneva conclave has come and gone! As predicted in these columns the parley was a failure. The summit took place...

South Asia: Identity and geography

Sepia Mutiny on identity and the word term South Asian. “If “South Asian” exists mainly in the imagination of the diaspora, does that make it less meaningful?”

Sri Lanka: BPO and scams

A Land like no other on the potential of BPO sector in Sri Lanka and how scams could affect it. “In a recent research finding, it was revealed that main...

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