Stories about Sri Lanka from August, 2008
Sri Lanka: In Iraq
groundviews on Sri Lankan mercenaries in Iraq.
Sri Lanka: Ridi Vihare
Cerno visits a historic cave temple – the Ridi Vihare -”Silver Temple” in Sinhala and writes about it.
Sri Lanka: Lunar Eclipse pictures
Shehal of kanabona.com witnessed the partial Lunar eclipse on August 17th in Sri Lanka and posts some beautiful photographs of the eclipse.
Bangladesh: Is SAARC a paper tiger?
Ahmede Hussain of Black and Gray writes on the recently concluded South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) summit in Colombo and comments, “SAARC leadership must show brinkmanship to make the region an economic powerhouse.”
Sri Lanka: A Georgia case?
Lanka Page opines that the recent incident in Georgia can be a lesson for Sri Lanka: “like in 1987, there is every likelihood that India will intervene if we too try a “Georgia.”
Sri Lanka: Against Media
Free Media Sri Lanka on a government minister organizing an anti-media protest and calling for a ban on a particular TV station.
South Asia: For Obama
Sepia Mutiny on a popular actor of South Asian origin – Kal Penn rooting for Obama.
Sri Lanka: Displaced
The ethnic conflict has left many people in Sri Lanka stranded in their own country. groundviews on the condition of some people in camps.
Sri Lanka: No Pornography
Made in Sri Lanka and LirneAsia discuss the censoring of pornographic material.
Sri Lanka: Monitoring Mobiles
A mobile telephony provider in Sri Lanka wants all users to include photographs in their registration documents. LirneASIA doesn't see the point of such a move.
Sri Lanka: Ceasefire and SAARC
groundviews analyzes the implication of the cease fire declared by the LTTE in Sri Lanka during the SAARC summit.
Sri Lanka: 25 years after the riots
ICT4Peace on the various commemorative posts on the 25th anniversary of the ethnic riots in Sri Lanka.