Stories about Sri Lanka from November, 2007
Sri Lanka: Another bomb blast
Yet another bomb blast in Sri Lanka. Cerno writes “What’s worrying is that I’m not even vaguely scared. I should be but I’m not.”
Sri Lanka: Through the blogosphere
London, Lanka and Drums has a roundup of posts on the Sri Lankan Blogosphere. From food, to exams to quitting blogging.
Armenia: Elephant Controversy
Blogian reports that another controversy is brewing in attempts to find a companion for Hrantik, Yerevan Zoo's only elephant. Because of concerns with conditions in the zoo as well as Armenia's climate, the decision by the Sri Lankan government to present an elephant as a gift to the zoo is...
Sri Lanka: Arson attack on printing press
An arson attack on a printing press in Sri Lanka provoking condemnation from various media organisations . More at Transcurrents.com.
Sri Lanka: Media and Politics
Lanka Rising on the connections between media and politics. “Media is no longer playing mere supporting role for democracy, but it has become key influential entity supporting marketing campaigns for political parties.”
Sri Lanka: Country, Lineage and Identity
London, Lanka and Drums on the question of identity – given that the author has Sri Lankan parents but was brought up in the UK.
Sri Lanka: Democracy, Institutions and Crisis
Groundviews discusses the intricacies of democracy, given “‘Democracy’ and ‘Crisis’ are words we have come to associate them in the same sentence.”
Sri Lanka: A Child Soldier
Open Maze points to a photograph of Thamilselvan's coffin being carried, featuring a ten year old child soldier.
Sri Lanka: Death of LTTE's Thamilselvan
Thamilselvan, Tamil Tigers’ political wing head was killed along with five of his colleagues on Friday. [link: BBC]. Thamilselvan was the public face of the LTTE and his death has devastated many Tamils. However, as is in the case of such men, his death also highlights the controversial role of...
Sri Lanka: Are You Indian?
Cerno on being quite annoyed when asked “Are You Indian?”.
Sri Lanka: War against LTTE Terrorists
Lanka Rising on winning the war against the LTTE terrorists.
Sri Lanka: Education and Maturity
Greenhornet.lk writes about education and its role in fostering maturity.
Sri Lanka: Weaning
aljuhara on “Weaning Sri Lanka” – getting off the dairy-dependency.
Sri Lanka: Mobile phones and human rights
ICT4Peace on a difficult question posed to a CEO of a telecom company.