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· July, 2009

Stories about Sri Lanka from July, 2009

Sri Lanka: English Language Standards

Niranjan Dias Bandaranayake at Groundviews discusses about the deteriorating standards of English teaching in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: The Detained Refugees

Indi.ca comments: “Sri Lankan IDPs are not displaced as much as detained. They’re being held until LTTE cadres are ‘weeded out’ or screened or whatever, which has a logic, but...

Sri Lanka: New LTTE Blog

ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) takes a look at the blog site of S. Pathmanathan of the department of International Relations of LTTE.

Sri Lanka: Deaths In IDP Camps

Indrajit Samarajiva at Indi.ca criticizes the mention of a large number of deaths in Sri Lankan IDP camps by some International media and comments: “making up very serious numbers doesn’t...

Communicating via missed calls

Uber Desi on the recent ICT research conducted by Lirneasia.net across 6 Asian countries. The findings indicate that communicating via ‘missed call’ signals is a common way for people to...

Sri Lanka: Facebook Banned In A Girl's School

Anandawardhana at Web Alochana informs that Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya, one of the leading girl's schools in Colombo, has asked its students to “deactivate their accounts” and warned that “those who...

IDPs Are Also Sri Lankan And Have Their Rights

Indi.ca contradicts the idea that the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sri Lanka need to be kept in camps for their own good. The blogger opines that: “they are Sri...

Sri Lanka: Co-existence

Elmo Jayawardena pleads to the Sri Lankans: “as individuals, be it a Sinhalese or a Tamil, let us not raise the draw bridge to isolate ourselves and callously wallow in...

Sri Lanka: Eye-witness Account From An IDP Camp

Groundviews publishes an eye-witness account from an IDP camp in Sri Lanka describing the conditions of the refugees in a post-war situation. Separation of family members, no freedom of movement,...

Sri Lanka: Will The Arrest Of An Astrologer Change The Future?

Über Desi reports on the arrest of Chandrasiri Bandara, a famous astrologer, by the Sri Lankan government because he predicted that the president will be ejected from office. The blogger...

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