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: “Perhaps this is necessary in the short-term (this being my lifetime) but it’s important to remember that this is a...
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.” The blog also reports that the hunger strike of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. Karunanidhi was an alleged ploy...
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 50,000 people are still trapped in the warzone. As fighting surges in the final throes, concerns for civilians is growing and calls for international attention and understanding abound on the Internet and in the streets of cities around the world, such as London, Berlin and Paris.
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 situation.” The blogger opines that “the best thing the international community could do is call on the LTTE to surrender...
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 strengthens democratic governance.”
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. Yes, this war is older than me, just like anyone in their early twenties I also grew up with it....
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 of different races live here together. ‘Come home’ is what the government and all of us need to say to...
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 that it is the LTTE, and not the government, that is holding the Wanni Tamils in these inhuman conditions.”
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 cut through all the astrology induced rituals such as chicken kicking and describe it as a family network revitalization event.”
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 to the country in bucks? What happened to all those plans which the government had??? Where did they all go???”
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 and minority design framework.”
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.”