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· October, 2008

Stories about Sri Lanka from October, 2008

Sri Lanka: Tea industry in crisis

Serendipity reports that the Sri Lankan tea industry is in crisis because the international buyers of tea have stayed away from the auctions due to credit crunch.

Sri Lanka: Challenges in a village

Rajaratarala at Dream into Reality discusses some real challenges one has to face to live in a remote village of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Debate on Peace and Conflict

“The events that surround the history of the Sri Lankan conflict, their impact and interaction with other events are still highly contentious.” The Peace and Conflict Timeline (PACT) project helps...

Sri Lanka: Upholding the law

The Under Dog writes in the Sri Lankan citizen journalism initiative Groundviews: It was the failure to uphold the law (in Sri Lanka) back in the late eighties that caused...

Sri Lanka: A Sinhala speaks

An alien’s thoughts about our planet posts some videos of the Sri Lankan expatriate human rights activist Dr. Brian Seneviratne's speech discussing the Sri Lankan government's war against the Liberation...

Sri Lanka: An idyllic paradise at war

LaneEnder shares his travel experience in Sri Lanka and comments: “Jaffna, is quite beautiful and has everything an idyllic paradise should have. It is hot.., smiling friendly people, palms and...

Sri Lanka: Collateral damage

Portrait reports on the devastation of miles and miles of forest in Sri Lanka which were chopped, burned, bulldozed and cleared on either side of the road for hundreds of...

Sri Lanka: Getting out of the global recession

Serendipity has some recommendations – how to manage the global recessions in Sri Lanka with minimal impact.

Sri Lanka: Plights of the displaced people

The recent military operations in the Kilinochchi district in Sri Lanka have led to mass displacements of the civilian population. An eyewitness writes in Groundviews about his personal experience of...

Sri Lanka: Another political assassination

Lanka Rising writes on the politics behind the recent assassination of Major General Janaka Perera in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Media manipulation

Serendipity discusses the current state of media manipulation in Sri Lanka.

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