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· February, 2007

Stories about Sri Lanka from February, 2007

Sri Lanka: Inheriting Colombo

The Lolly DJ writes a fabulously touching piece on inheriting Colombo from a grandpa who came to Sri Lanka 65 years back.” In 1942, my grandfather, Arthur, was en-route to...

Sri Lanka: What is the LTTE trying to do?

Indi.ca on LTTE's antics. “The LTTE is well on their way to pissing off everyone on Earth. After their strategically brilliant ploy of assasinating the Indian PM, Rajiv Gandhi, they’ve...

Sri Lanka: Saddam and the Sri Lankans

True Sri Lankan on what appears to be a lot of silence regarding the execution of Sri Lankans. “When Saddam Hussein was hanged there were massive protests in Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka: On Identity

Tiny Little Fractures on the exploration of identity in the Sri Lankan blogosphere. “Here’s the thing, I think barking up the tree of a “Sri Lankan national identity” is a...

Sri Lanka: On Flaming

Indi.ca on the psychology of flaming. “Towards that end, I’ve been trying to figure out ways to engender civil discussion without excessive comment moderation. Moderation is necessary for large blogs,...

Sri Lanka: Turtles!

Ayubowan on Sri Lankan marine turtles – “The present situation regarding the future of the Sri Lankan turtles is moving to an optimistic conclusion with the people of the country...

Sri Lanka: Numbers and Deaths

Cynically Yours on numbers and dead soldiers. “I'd love to be able to say that when I hear 5 soldiers are dead I feel sad, but I don't. All my...

Sri Lanka: Obama and Identity

Indi.ca has a post on identity in politics, now at centre-stage because of Obama in the US. “Obama is in many ways like myself, a product of the modern age...

Sri Lanka: Future of University Education

A Week in Sri Lanka on the future of university education. “In my view, the Sri Lankan universities today rarely encourages free thinking amongst its student population and fails to...

Sri Lanka: Ethics of comment moderation

Indi.ca writes on the ethics of comment moderation. “There is some law of numbers in the world. In science you call it random error, in email it’s spam, in politics...

Sri Lanka: World Wild Criticism

The Evil Lankan does a tongue-in-cheek post about internet critics who obsess over grammar, spelling and punctuation. “All this harassment from us other perfect blogger brother and sister friends (Perfectly...

Sri Lanka: Human Rights and Independence

groundviews on why democracy is undermined by the lack of respect for human rights, and why Sri Lanka needs to get together the case for fighting violation of human rights....

South Asia: British Identity Debate

Sepia Mutiny on another round of the British Identity debate. “This moves the discussion into the realm of public policy, which is the whole point of course, but does so...

Sri Lanka: 104 Ministers!

Strong reactions to the expanding bus of ministers in Sri Lanka. Indi.ca says “Governance is not a prize for betrayal. It is a duty and a service, and Mahinda has...

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