· December, 2008

Stories about Sri Lanka from December, 2008

2008: A turbulent year for South Asia

  27 December 2008

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 a year of crucial and decisive elections in many South Asian countries. The Global Voices coverages of the blogospheres of...

Christmas in Sri Lanka

  26 December 2008

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

Sri Lanka: Fighting during Christmas

  25 December 2008

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 death cult in the torrential rain.”

Sri Lanka: The Siemens Bribery Scandal

  22 December 2008

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

  18 December 2008

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.

South Asia: Desi Podcast

  16 December 2008

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 of Desi culture; featuring interviews, performances, and discussions with the pundits, players, and politicos that influence the South Asian American...

Sri Lanka: Capturing Killinochchi

  15 December 2008

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

  10 December 2008

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 take steps to ensure the safety and security of those traveling to Iraq in search of work. Unfortunately, reports suggest...

Sri Lanka: State of the Blogosphere

  3 December 2008

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 positive side, there is a growing number of Sinhala language blogs.”