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· January, 2008

Stories about Sri Lanka from January, 2008

Sri Lanka: Communication and Participation

Moving Images, Moving People! comments on why it is essential for development agencies to actually practice the idea of participation when communicating.

Sri Lanka: Draconian censorship!

Free Media Sri Lanka on how the Defense Secretary openly states that he is in favour of draconian censorship and criminal defamation.

Sri Lanka: Travel, TV and Military

groundviews on the all-pervasive fear created by the conflict in Sri Lanka – from transport to media.

Sri Lanka: Indian Labour

Transcurrents.com reacts to a historian's claim that the Indian labour, shipped to Sri Lanka to work on the estates are now a burden in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Blogging at the GLF

Ephemeral Ruminations rounds up reactions from the Sri Lankan blogosphere to the Galle Literary Festival – a lot of reactions considering a panel at the festival discussed how seriously bloggers...

Sri Lanka: Blogging and a Literary Festival

TheKillRomeoProject expresses disappointment after attending a panel discussion on blogging at the Galle Literary Festival.

Sri Lanka: Galle Literary Festival

Cynically Yours goes to the Galle Literary Festival and writes about what she didn't like.

Sri Lanka: Tamil, patriotism and politics

Hissyfits speaks out – reflecting on the way politics and anti-Tamil sentiment can affect everyday life.

Sri Lanka: Media and the LTTE

Times Eye is rather annoyed with the biased coverage of the killing of two MPs in the media.

Sri Lanka: Terrorism and Fish

Lanka Rising on a rather unexpected positive outcome – “Due to terrorist threat to the Colombo harbor, the government declared the sea near the harbor as a banned zone for...

South Asia: SAARC Youth Camp

Voice of South on the second youth camp South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) that has brought over 60 delegates from across South Asia to Chennai for a five-day...

Sri Lanka: Humour and Racism

The Missing Sandwich on workplace humour crossing the line and how “funny” taunts smack of racism.

Sri Lanka: Thinking about colonialism

Lanka Rising on the effects of colonialism on Sri Lankan culture and politics.

Sri Lanka: On Ceasefires

groundviews on why ceasefires don't quite make the cut in a peace process.

Sri Lanka: A 1000 days of Kottu

One of the most popular Sri Lankan blog aggregator – Kottu.org turns roughly 1000 days old. Some interesting perspectives on blogging and communities at Cerno.

Sri Lanka: Peace in Sri Lanka

Found In Ceylon“ on the latest news on peace in Sri Lanka – “Sri Lanka’s government–specifically, its prime minister and cabinet–voted to withdraw from its 2002 cease-fire agreement with the...

Sri Lanka: Army and the LTTE

DefenceNet on the army overrunning an LTTE bunker line amidst heavy resistance. There is a discussion in the comments space on how credible this information may be.

Sri Lanka: Protecting human rights

Transcurrents on why the Sri Lankan government must protect human rights and foster pluralism.

Sri Lanka: Bomb Blast

The New Year in Sri Lanka has a violent start. Chaar Max and Ephemeral Ruminations have more on the blast in Slave Island.

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