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· June, 2007

Stories about Sri Lanka from June, 2007

Sri Lanka: Pavement For Pedestrians

Sampath's Mindspace has had it with pavements being used by everyone by pedestrians.

Sri Lanka: Cycles of a Wartime Blogosphere

cerno comments on the cycles of a wartime blogosphere. What causes blogs to react, comment or be indifferent?

Tamil Blogosphere: Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India

Back in Nov 2006, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie was in India and had showered praises on India for giving shelter to displaced people from a number of countries. She also...

Sri Lanka: A Ministry for every one has a rather angry post, directed at the growing number of ministries to keep members of the Parliament loyal to the President, in a country torn by conflict.

Sri Lanka: Being young through War and Peace

Sayanthan, a talented Sri Lankan Tamil blogger based in Switzerland is famous for his entertaining podcasts. His blog is usually full of enthralling anecdotes. Today, he posted a thought provoking...

Sri Lanka: Tamilnet Blocked

ICT for Peacebuilding on the ban on Tamilnet in Sri Lanka. Lanka Libertarian on bypassing the ban.

Sri Lanka: On Education

Unfettered Dreams on the state of education in Sri Lanka, and the need for graduates who can perform.

South Asia: Sir Salman Rushdie

Sepia Mutiny on knighthood and Salman Rushdie, and how the writer in the 80s was a strong critic of the British establishment.

Sri Lanka: Then Sri Lankan Blogger

London, Lanka and Drums on what makes a Sri Lankan blogger. “My view on it is that the SL bloggers share an interest in Sri Lanka, whether that is because...

Sri Lanka: Environment and Religion

Scourge! catches part of a sermon by a Buddhist priest, and points out that the priest appears to suggest that a “western” lifestyle is harmful to the environment.

Sri Lanka: Getting it right about the Blogosphere

Anandawardhana points out that a mainstream media publication got the nature of the blogosphere wrong in an article on Sri Lankan blogs.

Sri Lanka: The Liberals

One One Things reflects on participating in conferences, where liberals are shouted down without quite looking at the merits of liberalization.

Sri Lanka: On being terrorized on what being terrorized means “Sri Lanka is fundamentally different from the LTTE in that we do have systems and freedoms to enable a moral or at least decent...

Sri Lanka: Bloggers react to eviction of Tamils in Colombo

The Sri Lankan Blogosphere is reacting strongly to the recent move by the authorities to evacuate some Tamil people in Colombo. A lot of blogs have expressed anger and rage...

Sri Lanka: State Sponsored Abductions

Lanka Whistle-Blower on what appear to be state sponsored abductions. ” It started with abductions of Tamil businessmen, and extended to the Muslim community, and has now made the transition...

Sri Lanka: Prof VK Samaranayake

Open Maze and other blogs on the death of Prof. V.K. Samaranayake. “This is shocking news; he was the founder of the BIT (Bachelor of Information Technology- External) program at...

South Asia: A Brown Doctor on the telly

Sepia Mutiny on the slow increase of brown faces on American television. “I do realize that because of stereotypes about Asians we’re likely to see Asian representation on TV increase...

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan Men

Tiny Little Fractures on why Sri Lankan boys don't quite rock the list, and why that generalization too isn't very fair. “I personally have my doubts that this is a...

Sri Lanka: Used Book Stores

cerno on going to second hand book stores in Colombo. “That old book smell is still there (mingling with insense that fails to kill the aroma of old pages. Some...

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