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· April, 2009

Stories about Sri Lanka from April, 2009

Sri Lanka: Living In Fear

Indi.ca sheds a light on the lives of Tamils in Colombo as some of them are living in fear of being arrested for questioning without prior charges. The bloggers comments:...

The Conflict In Sri Lanka And The Indian Elections

Madhu at Indian Election 2009 blog comments: “Tamil Nadu elections have been hijacked by the conflict in Sri lanka, all the political parties raise this issue and only this issue.”...

Sri Lanka: Provincial Council Election Results

Lanka Libertarian posts updates of the results of the elections of the Western Provincial Council in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: The Pros And Cons Of International Attention

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are holding on to to just a sliver of land in the north of Sri Lanka, but the United Nations is estimating that...

Sri Lanka: An Appeal To The International Community

Indi.ca criticizes the international media coverage of the civil war in Sri Lanka: “the ‘International Community’ and international media are far too quick to offer solutions without looking at the...

Sri Lanka: Internet Strengthens Democracy

ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) comments: “the Internet and web can and will be used for democracy and human progress and that more, not less, information in the hands of citizens...

Sri Lanka: Lamenting On The War

Sri Lankan blogger Mathawaada, who blogs at A Collision Of Ideas, laments on the civil war hearing the news that the LTTE rebels are finally being defeated militarily: “Ah…this war....

Sri Lanka: Footage Of LTTE Brutality On Trapped Civilians

Yzma’s Blog posts a video footage showing the brutality of the LTTE on the trapped Sri Lankan civilians while they were trying to escape.

Sri Lanka: Winning Back The Tamil Diaspora

The Whackstar's Lair opines that the Sri Lankan people should stop considering the Tamil diaspora as the enemy. Because: “EELAM is right here, but it’s called Sri Lanka, and people...

Sri Lanka: Facebook Promotion In A Bus

Mayu at Revolution posts a video of a hilarious advertisement showing promotion of Facebook inside a local bus in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: On Allegations By The Diaspora

The Blacklight Arrow comments: “the diaspora, organized and spurred by LTTE front organizations, chants its mantra of concentration camps and Sri Lankan government genocide of the Tamils, ignoring the fact...

Sri Lanka: Plights Of The IDPs

Laksundara at Groundviews describes the plights of the IDPs (internally displaced persons) who fled their homes during the recent civil war in the Northern areas of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: New Year Celebrations

Cerno describes about the upcoming new year celebrations in Sri Lanka: “It is a tricky holiday to explain to non Sri Lankan friends abroad. The short version is it to...

Sri Lanka: What Happened To The Money?

Rising of Ceylon asks some questions regarding the international aids that have flown into Sri Lanka after the Tsunami in December 2004: “what happened to all those money which came...

Sri Lanka: Human Shields

Sri Lankan expatriate blog “Musings from Toronto” reports that the LTTE are using civilians as human shields.

Sri Lanka: National Flag And Minorities

Lionel Bopage at Groundviews comments: “The National Flag of Sri Lanka represents the country and her heritage, but is also a rallying device that integrates the races within a majority...

Sri Lanka: Vanni Mercy Mission

Indi.ca comments on the much talked about Vanni Mercy Mission: “These Sri Lankans don’t need politics, they need relief.”

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