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· December, 2008

Stories about Sri Lanka from December, 2008

2008: A turbulent year for South Asia

Looking back on the events that rocked South Asia in the year 2008 we see that terrorism took the center stage in many places in this region. This was also...

Christmas in Sri Lanka

At Groundviews, Ruki shares the experience of being in a Christmas Mass in a Sri Lankan conflict zone.

Sri Lanka: Fighting during Christmas

Cerno reports on the ongoing civil war around Nevil in Northern Sri Lanka: “as the world celebrates Christmas lots of humans from a volunteer army are fighting a crumbling terrorist...

Sri Lanka: The Siemens Bribery Scandal

Rohan Samarajiva at LIRNEAsia analyzes the recent Siemens Bribery Scandal and comments that every country should check Siemens court papers for traces of corruption.

Sri Lanka: Troubles At School Final

Chitrangi reports that in some areas of Sri Lanka the state school final (G.C.E/O Level) examinations ran into trouble because of errors in question papers and insufficient question papers.

Sri lanka: Devaluation of Sri Lankan Currency

Serendipity argues that an immediate devaluation of Sri Lankan Currency is required.

South Asia: Desi Podcast

Pass The Roti On The Left Hand Side introduces Radiostan, a monthly radio show for the Desis, also available as a podcast in many formats. Radiostan brings you the pulse...

Sri Lanka: Capturing Killinochchi

Ajith P. Perera at Dare To Be Different criticizes the Sri Lankan Army's ongoing efforts to gain control in Killinochchi and warns Sri Lankans of dire consequences.

South Asian Laborers Duped Again in Iraq

After 12 Nepalese laborers had been kidnapped and murdered by Iraqi terrorist group Ansar al-Sunna in 2004, there was hope that officials in Iraq, United States and in Nepal would...

Sri Lanka: Misconceptions prolonging ethnic conflict

Somapala Gunadheera at Groundviews writes about the ethnic conflicts in Sri Lanka: “It is being prolonged by misconceptions born (out) of prejudice, parochialism and rivalry.”

Sri Lanka: State of the Blogosphere

Cerno reviews the state of the Sri Lankan blogosphere in 2008 and comments: “The Sri Lankan blogosphere seems to have lost its feel of a political battle ground. On the...

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