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· January, 2007

Stories about Sri Lanka from January, 2007

Sri Lanka: Life down South

groundviews goes to a village down south to catch glimpses of life and ask a few questions. “On the ethnic conflict, they said they didn’t want to see the country...

South Asia: Forced marriages in the UK

A House of Lords discussion in the UK on forced marriages covered at Pickled Politics. “Lord Lester said that on the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery, it was scandalous...

Sri Lanka: Death of a Priest

A citizen journalist at Groundviews on the death of a priest. “The manner in which it which it was reported in the Sinhala media, and the occurrence of similar killings...

South Asia: Human rights, blogosphere, traditions, democracy, discrimination, travel and festivals

Picks from different blogs from the following South Asian Countries: Bangladesh: After 5 years detention in Guantanamo, one Bangladeshi (Mobarak) was recently released by the US authorities. However he was...

Sri Lanka: Peacemaking and Religion

Infoshare Research Unit points to a research titled “Religious Contributions to Peace Building”. “The report expresses both the difficulties and the successes of religious peacemaking, and show that properly conducted...

Sri Lanka: Art and the Tamil Tiger

Biting sarcasm at ravana, as contribution of Tamil Tigers to art is discussed. “The head of HR confirmed that for functional artisans and pure artists alike, immediate post mortem appreciation...

Sri Lanka: Conflict and Art

groundviews on conflict and its impact on art. “Among those artists who regularly emphasize the impact of conflict on society are Sri Lankan duo Bandu Manemperi and Roger Constantine. Their...

Sri Lanka: 25 years of peace, 25 years of violence

indi.ca on the need for speeding up the peace process. “If 25 years was too long for a political solution, then 25 is far too long for violence. Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka: Tourism and Suicide Bombers

groundviews on sea, sand, tourism and suicide bombers. “But it seems that no amount of catchy slogans and idyllic images of sun, sea and sand can deter some people from...

Sri Lanka: Looking down over Galle

Almost as good as chocolate on Galle in Sri Lanka. “Looking down over Galle, I wished for Galle and Sri Lanka a lasting peace that such a beautiful place and...

Sri Lanka: The Ethnic and the Military Problem

Greenhornet.lk on the two problems in Sri Lanka – ethnic and military. “An acquaintance of mine summed it up this way: “If you kill one person, you get to go...

Sri Lanka: Muslims in the country

Groundviews has some insights about the Muslim community in Sri Lanka. “At the same time the Sri lankan government is going to enroll 3,000 Muslim people into the army regiment...

Sri Lanka: LTTE and terrorism

indi.ca on the changing tactics of the LTTE and why the attack on civilians amounts to terrorism. “However, the LTTE has now begun what they started a bonafide and terrifyingly...

Sri Lanka: LTTE Tactics

Lankawatch on LTTE tactics given the heavy defeats in hands of the Sri Lankan military. “In a sickening revelation witnesses have said that the LTTE repeatedly filled up buildings used...

Sri Lanka: Discrimination and Tamil Students

Moju points to a possible case of discrimination against Tamil students. “Tamil students who were denied admission to Law College staged a token hunger strike in Colombo outside the Law...

South Asia: 2006 in review

Let us take a look at how the South Asian bloggers reflected on the year 2006: Bangladesh: Drishtipat reports that a total of 3,239 people were killed in Bangladesh, with...

Sri Lanka: The Moped Diaries

aljuhara on beginning the Moped diaries and commute in Sri Lanka. “A truly expert bus driving tease will then not bring it to a complete halt but continue to drag...

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