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· April, 2008

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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