Stories about Sri Lanka from April, 2008
Sri Lanka: Status Symbol
“Your degree of access to an air conditioned environment indicates how close (or far away) you are to the vast underclass of permanent poverty,” comments Cerno on third world’s biggest status symbol -Air Conditioning.
Sri Lanka: Solution to the Ethnic Conflict
The Titular Republic writes in Groundviews giving an insight into the ongoing ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka: “The fundamental cause for this conflict is the perception by one race that the other race was privileged; there was a general perception racial inequality was prevalent…and for the ethnic conflict to be...
Sri Lanka: Censoring the war
Free Media Sri Lanka on the government barring photographers from entering hospitals where soldiers injured in battle are being treated.
Sri Lanka: Ethnicity and Sentiment
groundviews explores the issue of ethnicity as a subjective group sentiment – delving into the idea of being Tamil or Sinhalese in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: Rice, Wheat and the Food Crisis
South Asia Biz on how changing food habits can help overcoming the food crisis in Sri Lanka.
India, Sri Lanka: Temple Festivals on both sides of the Palk Strait
Temple festivals are an integral part of life for Hindu Tamils, across the countries they live in. The following photo essay captures a few moments of these festivals. From Rakwana in Sri Lanka, a temple car festival in photographs by ‘Irakuwanai’ Nirshan. One of the focal points of the festival...
Sri Lanka: Rice crisis
groundviews on the roots of the rice crisis in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: On insurgency
Deshapalana on the LTTE relying on foreign money to sustain their activities.
Sri Lanka: Our Lady of Madhu and the Bishop
Sri Lankan government forces are closing in on Madhu area in Mannar district and it is said that this capture will be very beneficial for the morale of the troops and the government. In the event of army advancing, the Bishop of Mannar Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph has moved the...
Sri Lanka: Right to Secede
Rants Raves and Miscellaneous Musings from Sri Lanka asks if people have the right to secede from the country.
Sri Lanka: Stop the War on Journalists
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), an organization which aims to protect and strengthen the rights and freedoms of journalists is calling for a Global Day of Action on the 10th of April, titled Stop the War on Journalists in Sri Lanka. IFJ has asked it's friends and colleagues to participate...
Sri Lanka: Bomb blasts and an ongoing conflict
A senior parliamentarian and one of the most important ministers in the present government was assassinated by the LTTE. The bomber is believed to have come disguised as a Marathon runner. DefenseNet gives a brief update of the incident, but the post created some heated debate and in my opinion...
Sri Lanka: Politics and the Village
Perceptions explains the dynamics of politics and power at the village level in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: Websites at risk
ICT4Peace on launching a new blog – Websites at Risk – to “archive information and knowledge produced on the web in Sri Lanka on human rights, peacebuilding and democratic governance.”
Sri Lanka: On Discrimination
Generation Y Consultant takes a somewhat controversial stand on discrimination.