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· January, 2009

Stories about Sri Lanka from January, 2009

Sri Lanka: A Ceasefire, But For How Long?

Kettikili at pass the roti on the left hand side writes on the latest state of the war in Northern Sri Lanka: “The announcement of a ceasefire, however brief, is...

Sri Lanka: After The War

Darini Rajasingham Senanayake at Groundviews opines that the long ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka cannot be solved by military means alone. “It would require a political solution that ensures power-sharing...

India: What does the fall of LTTE mean?

Sandeep R. comments: “the tough stand of Indian government against LTTE could worsen the terror situation that India is already facing.”

Sri Lanka: Journalists Are Fleeing

In Mutiny reports that some of Sri Lanka’s top columnists and media personalities are fleeing from the country fearing for their lives.

Sri Lanka: Where Are The Top Leaders Of LTTE?

The Sri Lankan troops have captured airfields and landing strips used by the LTTE but failed to find their aircraft or air force. The Acorn suggests that either the planes...

Sri Lanka: Lack of Tamil Political Voices

Valkyrie writes at Groundviews: “The fundamental crisis of Tamil politics (in Sri Lanka) today is that there is no Tamil political group (except Tamil politico-armed groups) that advocates for the...

Sri Lanka: A Ceasefire?

Chandi Sinnathurai at Countercurrents.org writes about a possible ceasefire to be declared by Sri Lankan Government mediated by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Sri Lanka: Alcoholism Is A Curse

Serendipity opines that alcoholism is a daily curse in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Death Threat To A Blogger

Dare to be different reports that a Sri Lankan blogger got threatened for his life for posting dissenting views. Read the post for details.

Sri Lanka: Challenges After The War

A Voice In Colombo predicts that the ongoing conflict in Sri Lanka will end in two months time and draws up possible scenarios after the war.

Sri Lanka: Questions Surrounding Slain Journalist's Death Persist

Lasantha Wickrematunge, investigative journalist and editor of the Sunday Leader, was buried in a Colombo cemetery on Monday afternoon after being shot in broad daylight on his way to work...

Sri Lanka: Debunking Propaganda

Dare to be Different lists ten myth busters regarding the Sirasa TV attack controversy.

Sri Lanka: YouTube for activism

ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) reports that Vikalpa’s YouTube Channel has become popular after publishing two short videos capturing reactions to the assassination of the Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickremetunge.

Sri Lanka: Endangered Media

Indi.ca asserts that the Sri Lankan Media needs security and “at some point journalists may have to just learn how to defend themselves“.

Sri Lanka: Suppression of Dissent

Lanka Dissent, a Sri Lankan Internet news site in Sinhala , Tamil and English languages has decided to close down. An excerpt from its farewell message: “In this compassionate, democratic...

Sri Lanka: Assassination Of A Journalist

Sri Lanka remains as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for independent journalists. Indi.ca reports that Lasantha Wickremetunge, one of Sri Lanka’s best known journalists was shot in the...

Sri Lanka: Attack on Sirasa TV

Dare To Be Different terms the attack on the Sirasa TV premises at Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka as “the nastiest ever attack on the media freedom in Sri Lanka”. The blog...

Sri Lanka: Mission Accomplished?

The president of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapakshe officially announced that the government troops have captured LTTE rebel's de facto headquarters Kilinochchi after suffering heavy loss in the battle. The government...

Sri Lanka: Citizen Journalism in 2008

ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) highlights the feats of Groundviews, the award winning citizen journalism platform in Sri Lanka. The blog also posts a review of the best contents published in...

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