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· July, 2008

Stories about Sri Lanka from July, 2008

Sri Lanka: Videos on the 1983 riots

The Vikalpa YouTube video channel has 30 short videos on the ethnic riots in Sri Lanka in July 1983.

Sri Lanka: SAARC and Failures

groundviews on the SAARC summit in Sri Lanka and why their initiatives tend to fail.

Sri Lanka: Vehicles, energy and tax

Sri Lankan economy on the possible impact of the government's decision to raise taxes on imported vehicles.

Sri Lanka: 25 years after Black July

Sepia Mutiny on this weekend marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of war in Sri Lanka, which is commonly dated to the anti-Tamil riots there in 1983.

Sri Lanka: Riots in the early 80s

groundviews has a moving post, recollecting ethnic conflicts in Sri Lanka in the early 1980s.

Sri Lanka: On the SAARC

Chaar Max Returns on the perceptions of the SAARC in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Property rights and International summits

Deane's Dimension on the Sri Lankan government deciding to demolish the homes of people living in ‘unauthorized dwellings’ to spruce up the city for the SAARC summit.

Sri Lanka: Ceasefire and SAARC

The SAARC summit in Sri Lanka appears to have some unlikely consequences. Going Global on LTTE announcing a ceasefire during the summit.

Sri Lanka: Licenses for Mobile Phones

LirneAsia on the welcome delay in introducing individual licenses for using mobile phones in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: The SAARC summit

groundviews has a strong take on the Sri Lankan government's decision to host the SAARC summit, highlighting that SAARC hardly benefits the country and the money is better used elsewhere.

Sri Lanka: Violence and the Media

Free Media Sri Lanka urges the government to live up to its recent commitment to investigate acts of violence directed toward members of Sri Lanka’s media community.

Sri Lanka: Obama and the New Yorker cartoon

Going Global on the New Yorker cartoon that highlights the smear campaign against Obama.

Sri Lanka: Scarcity of Seed Paddy

GroundView on the farmers in Sri Lanka facing hardships as a result of the scarcity of seed paddy for them to sow.

Sri Lanka: TV SouthAsia

Moving Images, Moving People on a collaborative venture of commercial broadcasters in five countries of South Asia.

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