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· March, 2009

Stories about Sri Lanka from March, 2009

Sri Lanka: Multiple Satellite Dishes In Telecenters

LIRNEasia explains why many tele-centers in Sri Lanka are equipped with multiple dishes.

Sri Lanka: Rain Water Harvesting Now Law

Navigating on Balance reports that a legislation is in the process of enactment to make rain water harvesting mandatory for new constructions making “Sri Lanka the only country in the...

Sri Lanka: New Dissent Voices

ICT For Peacebuilding (ICT4PEACE) blog features two new dissent websites, which are voicing critical perspectives on the current affairs of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: How Should Bloggers Respond To Plagiarizing

ICT For Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) comments: “rampant plagiarism by leading Editors and newspapers in Sri Lanka of content that appears on the web and in blogs is an enduring issue”. The...

Sri Lanka: Divided Political Opinions

Somapala Gunadheera at Groundviews analyzes the grid of Sri Lanka political opinion, which shows how deeply divided the opinions are.

Sri Lanka: Combine Harvesters Take Over

Rajaratarala at Perceptions: musings of a renaissance farmer reports that this year more and more Combine Harvesters have taken over the job of harvesting from the manual labors in rural...

Sri Lanka: The Rationale Behind Blogging

The Whackster's Lair from Sri Lanka asks some questions to find out why we blog: “are we all boring? or are we just interesting to some people? and if we...

Sri Lanka: Where Are The Moderate Muslims?

Nazeeya Faarooq at Groundviews asks whether the moderate Muslims are becoming an endangered species.

Sri Lanka: Thoughts on Lasantha Murder Case

ViceUnVersa discusses the possible reasons why Sri Lankan journalist and former editor-in-chief of the The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge was murdered.

Japan: Sri Lanka, Somalia, us? The government?

Ryutaro Yanagawa (柳川龍太郎) in his podcast program Nekura Nomikon Onvoice (ネクラのみ来ん on voice) [ja] reflects upon issues related to Japanese foreign politics. In the last episode, the podcaster invites us...

Sri Lanka: Form Of Charity

The End blog recommends person to person charity because: “What happens in state run forced charity, is that when I get one Rupee as a grant or a subsidy, much...

Sri Lanka: Donating for the IDP

There are approximately 500,000 internally displaced people (IDP) in Sri Lanka who are effected by the civil war. Indi.ca posts some links with which people can donate online for the...

Sri Lanka: Blast at Akuressa

Musings from Toronto reports that Tuesday morning an LTTE suicide bomber has attacked a Muslim civilian gathering in the south region of Akuressa in Sri Lanka killing 10 people and...

Sri Lanka: TamilNet On and Off

ICT For PeaceBuilding (ICT4PEACE) reported that TamilNet, a pro-LTTE news site was once again accessible after being blocked inside Sri Lanka in June 2007. But the good news only lasted...

Sri Lanka: Let Us Not Speculate

J. Krishnamurti at Going Global refutes all the speculations regarding the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team: “I'm trying to tell you folks to calm down a bit and...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Attack in Pakistan

Blogging from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni is horrified by the news of the attack on the Sri Lankan cricketers, saying: “The cricketing terrorism that I know is usually...

Sri Lanka: LTTE was not behind

London, Lanka and drums reminds those who speculate that the LTTE is behind the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore: “The Sri Lankan cricket team is a phenomenon, possibly...

Sri Lanka: Who Shoots Cricketers?

Indi.ca from Sri Lanka exclaims: “It’s absolutely shameful to shoot cricketers, I mean, who shoots cricketers? It’s the one glimmer that unites everyone across this godforsaken subcontinent. Sri Lanka is...

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