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· February, 2008

Stories about Sri Lanka from February, 2008

Sri Lanka: Refugees in India

groundviews on the fate of refugees who leave Sri Lanka and flee to India.

Sri Lanka: NGOs and Markets

A Voice in Colombo on the market for NGOs working on human rights issues in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: LTTE on Facebook? on fake profiles of LTTE members on Facebook, and the LTTE's threats to those violate the diktat.

South Asia: Decline Scenario

Chapati Mystery on the idea of “decline scenario” in interpreting history – implying that South Asia was already in decline before colonization.

Sri Lanka: Higher Ed and reforms

Deane's Dimension on reforms in the higher education system in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: On Marriage

Me & Me Blog from Sri Lanka on why marriage is an outdated concept.

Sri Lanka: Kosovo and After

The situation in Kosovo could have some lessons for Sri Lanka. More at

Sri Lanka: Tamil Identity

groundviews on the idea of Tamil identity and nationalism in Sri Lanka.

South Asia: Managing urban growth

Development Industry on manging urban growth in South Asia – given that estimates suggest where over a third of the people live in urban areas.

Sri Lanka: Live Cricket!

At groundviews, an author writes with much joy – having seen a live cricket match between India and Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Not Obama

Deane's Dimension from Sri Lanka on why rooting for Obama is all fine, but why one really needs to look at his foreign and economic policy.

South Asia: Against domestic violence

Out Against Abuse – dedicated to discussing issues of domestic violence affecting the South Asian community urges readers to share their stories.

Sri Lanka: On Architecture

Beyond Borders explores the idea of architecture in the context of boundaries and culture.

Sri Lanka: Right to Shoot

groundviews talks of the right to ‘shoot’ – in the context of a leading Sri Lankan photojournalist being detained by the police for taking photographs near a well-known Colombo school.

Sri Lanka: Tamil Culture and a Matchbox

Tiny Little Fractures isn't too pleased about a students’ association in Canada using the motifs of the LTTE's flag from Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Corruption, the UK and us

London, Lanka and Drums can't help but compare corruption and politicians in Sri Lanka and the U.K.

Sri Lanka: Language and The Other

groundviews on how learning “the other”‘s language can bridge many gaps in conflict struck Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: A big dose of politics

London, Lanka and Drums takes a closer look at the Sri Lankan blogosphere, and observes that a lot of the discussion appears to focus on the political situation in the...

Sri Lanka: West, the Govt and the LTTE

A post on TamilNet on the role of Western Nations in the conflict between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE.

Sri Lanka: LTTE and War

Times Eye comments on the sheer scale of violence caused by LTTE's activities, and why war may be the only way out.

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