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· May, 2008

Stories about Sri Lanka from May, 2008

Sri Lanka: Bomb for a Bomb

groundviews on the disturbing trend of attacks on civilians in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Fighting Homophobia

The Lost Landscape on the immense amount of work it takes to fight homophobia in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Responsibility and Burma

ICT4Peace on the idea of international responsibility and citizen-centered disaster response in the context of the humanitarian crisis in Burma.

Sri Lanka: Cricket purists

The new Twenty-20 format of cricket has received a mixed reception. Emphemeral Ruminations writes an open letter to the cricket purists.

Sri Lanka: Piracy and Alternatives

Nazly's Blog emphasizes the alternatives to piracy, reflecting on the news of raids against ‘software pirates’.

Sri Lanka: Images from Burma

Restrictions on media in Burma have meant that the world has to rely on the Burmese government broadcaster for information and visuals, explains Moving Images, Moving People.

Sri Lanka: Government Wins Eastern Polls

The much hyped Eastern Provincial council elections were held last Saturday ( 10, May ) with the government winning 20 of the of the allocated 37 seats.United National Party won...

Sri Lanka: Creating wealth

Deane's Dimension takes a look at the issue of poverty, and writes that the question is not how poverty can be reduced, but how wealth can be created.

Sri Lanka: Cyclone Nargis

LIRNEasia on a timeline of Cyclone Nargis and the lack of an effective early warning system.

South Asia: Burma, the junta and a crisis

In a post titled “Hell in the time of Junta”, Sepia Mutiny writes about the humanitarian crisis in Burma.

South Asia: Soaring food prices

2.6 billion links to a report by the Asian Development Bank on the soaring food prices the world over.

Sri Lanka: Banning independent media?

Free Media Sri Lanka reports – “Defence Secretary calls journalists ‘traitors’ and calls for ban on independent media”.

Sri Lanka: Micro-blogging election violence and malpractices

ICT for Peacebuilding Blog points us to Vikalpa, a citizen journalism initiative in Sri Lanka, where “reports via SMS from citizens at the grassroots are being used to provide perspectives...

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