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· December, 2006

Stories about Sri Lanka from December, 2006

Sri Lanka: The insider, outsider and the State

Moju on what seems to be an absurd reason to differentiate between Sri Lankans and foreigners. “When they called they were told that since the President is visiting the area...

Sri Lanka: An identity for the nation

groundviews takes a closer look at the politics of identity and peace in Sri Lanka. “What may be a pre-condition to induce a true Sri Lankan nationalism is perhaps a...

Sri Lanka: Two years after the Tsunami

Two years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, there isn't too much noise in the respective blogospheres. LaneTop remembers the day, and wishes more had been done by the author. Another...

Sri Lanka: Preparing for the Tsunami

LIRNEasia is apprehensive about a report in the UK press which claims that Sri Lanka is prepared well if a tsunami strikes. “The best-prepared country is Sri Lanka, one of...

Sri Lanka: Discrimination and those of the Indian Origin

Moju on workers in Sri Lanka of Indian origin being paid less than average and the troubling times for this ethnic community. “Their call on an indefinite strike to raise...

Sri Lanka: On Chikungunya

Having affected large parts of India, chikungunya is now in Sri Lanka. indi.ca says “When I first heard of Chikungunya I thought it was a joke. It is a laughable...

Sri Lanka: One Soldier

Manshark's Random Rants on soldiers in Sri Lanka. “In reality then, doesn’t that one soldier, that one person who died forever, or in bits and pieces as he was de-limbed,...

South Asia : People, Prayers, Movies and Politics

The latest buzz from different blogs from South Asia: Bangladesh: - Mezba of a Bengali in TO, a Bangladeshi expat living in Canada describes why is it beneficial to sacrifice...

Sri Lanka: Conflict in Trinco

GroundViewsSri , a citizen journalism space reports on the conflict situation in Trinco. “From my visit to Kantale I can say that Sinhalese people from Seru Nuwara Division are facing...

Sri Lanka: Could political blogs be banned?

Moju links to a statement by Free Media Movement on New Emergency Measures and wonders – “Are we moving into a situation where people who criticize the government on blogs...

Sri Lanka: Which Tamils does the LTTE represent?

indi.ca on which who the LTTE represents, along with a background on the diversity within the group of people who speak in Tamil. “The highest concentration of Tamils is in...

Sri Lanka: Preserving Old Buildings

True Sri Lankan writes on preserving old buildings in Colombo. “It is sad since we should be making an attempt to restore those old buildings since they are part of...

Sri Lanka: Inflation and the Backyard

indi.ca on inflation in Sri Lanka and how burying money in the backyard is a better investment than saving it in a bank. “In Sri Lanka the surest investment seems...

Sri Lanka: Blast in Colombo

A blast in Colombo with the likely target being a Government Minister. More at Indi.ca who says “There’s also a bank and a shopping mall, and a lot of working...

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