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· April, 2007

Stories about Sri Lanka from April, 2007

Sri Lanka: Cricket and LTTE

LTTE choses to attack on the day that Sri Lanka played for World Cup. Vindicated13 says “Last night all us Sri Lankans both at home and away came together to...

Sri Lanka: LTTE and the Government

Indi.ca explains LTTE's strategy. “The LTTE is the most efficient terrorist organization ever. They don’t even hit anything, they just take off or hit something nearby, the government panics, and...

Sri Lanka: Art and Children

cerno attends an art competition awards ceremony and is struck by the children present. “The majority of these kids were from rural schools. A string of Mahavidyalayas, Madya Maha Vidyalayas,...

Sri Lanka: An unlikely Cricket Fan

The World Cup makes an otherwise indifferent person a cricket fan. “I was surprised by my own enthusiasm because honestly I still don't care much for the sport. It being...

Sri Lanka: Travel and Economics

The Truth Around Us on the politics and economics of travel and vehicles. “So why doesn’t the government at least reduce the tax on vans to benefit the common person....

Sri Lanka: Business of News

cerno writes with cynicism and honesty about the business of news. “Unsteady blurry shots of dull buildings become reverting. A true high for the news junkies. The get out of...

Sri Lanka: Loans, the economy and lenders

One One Things on donor conditionality in Sri Lanka. “The first is that loan conditionality has evolved over the last decade or so. In the 80’s and 90’s the World...

Sri Lanka: Army and the A5 road

DefenceNet discusses the Sri Lankan military situation. “Infantry units of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry and Gemunu Watch took complete control over the Mahaoya-Chenkaladi A5 yesterday. With this capture, SLA...

Sri Lanka: Facade of nationalism

One One Things on nationalism and economics. “The idea is that foreign investment is all good but the profits leave the country, so we must stop that. People forget that...

South Asia: DST, Agent MR-9, SAARC Car Rally, Tshechu ritual, Caste Practices, Driving and Piracy

A wide range of topics up for discussion in the South Asian blogosphere. The possible chaos of adopting Daylight Saving Time, Bangladesh's answer to 007, a car rally to improve...

Sri Lanka: A code of conduct

ICT for Peacebuilding on the issue of a Bloggers Code of Conduct. “A code of conduct may give a foundation to not publish or isolate their comments, but it doesn’t...

Sri Lanka: Why SAARC?

True Sri Lankan doesn't quite see the point in SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) “The leaders travel lavishly and stay in lavish hotels during the period of the...

Sri Lanka: The gripping game

Chaar~Max on the extremely exciting game of cricket – SL vs Eng. “Not letting down his captain Dilo held his nerves to bring down the target to 3 runs in...

Sri Lanka: Cricket's Appeal

Indi.ca on the appeal of cricket. “I’ve watched whole games, but it’s hard to stay up till 3 am on a work day. However, the game courses through multiple mediums...

Sri Lanka: Human Rights

groundviews on the regime's defenses about human rights violation wearing thin. “There is no escaping the conclusion that the regime is bent on a military solution to the conflict and...

Sri Lanka: Cricket and Human Rights

True Sri Lankan comments on Amnesty International's campaign. “So shouting at Amnesty International is not going to help Sri Lanka at all. Sri Lanka has to gets it’s act together...

Sri Lanka: On NGOs

MaXXa on the politics of NGOs in Sri Lanka. “The activeness of NGO's in Sri Lanka is full of life especially in issues related to ongoing ethnic conflict and other...

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