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· August, 2009

Stories about Sri Lanka from August, 2009

Sri Lanka: Let The IDPs Go

Indrajit Samarajiva at visits a Sri Lankan IDP camp and shares his observations: “Everyone just wants to go home, or at least to stay with relatives. They don’t need...

Sri Lanka: Video Evidence Of Extra-Judicial Killings Sparks Debate

Prathapa Madhav posts the controversial video clip which was first uploaded in YouTube by the Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) and was subsequently removed by YouTube for violating...

Ted Kennedy And The South Asian Immigrants in the USA

Sepia Mutiny, a South Asian diaspora blog from USA remembers how Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy affected the lives of South Asian immigrants by playing an active role in passing the...

Sri Lanka: Citizen Media Contest

Sri Lankan citizen journalism initiative Groundviews announced a new competition “aimed at encouraging more citizen journalism on two vital issues confronting polity and society in post-war Sri Lanka – the...

Sri Lanka: TEDx Colombo

The Ultimate Change posts videos and links of the TEDx Colombo event, which was held last month.

Sri Lanka: The Role Of Astrologers

Cerno tells that the social utility of astrologers in Sri Lanka extends beyond predicting the future: “They provide a system of managing one’s destiny amidst the amplified uncertainties of living...

Cricket: Pakistan Hits A Snag

In last June, when Pakistan won the world Twenty20 cup championship beating Sri Lanka in the final, the fans were overwhelmed with joy. However, their recent tour in Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka: Images Of The Flood In An IDP Camp

Groundviews posts pictures of the flooding in Menik Camp and updates on the increasingly desperate situation for the IDPs.

Sri Lanka: From The Blogosphere

London, Lanka and Drums posts a roundup of some latest updates from the Sri Lankan blogosphere.

Sri Lanka: Blogs Only Source Of Information From IDP Camps

Committee To Protect Bloggers quotes an Amnesty International report, which says that anonymous blog entries are the only source of information from IDP camps where: “attacks on journalists, relentless intimidation,...

Sri Lanka: Flood In IDP Camps

GroundViews informs that “torrential rains in Vavuniya throughout the day have severely affected IDPs interned in Menik Camp, particularly in Zone 3 and Zone 4.” See Vidura's Twitter messages

Sri Lanka: A Grieving Mother Blogs To Find Her Son

Rajeewa Mallawarachchi is a school teacher in Sri Lanka. A couple of months ago her estranged husband had abducted her six year old son violating a Court order issued regarding...

Sri Lanka: Peaceful Elections

Some are framing the results recent council elections in Northern Sri Lanka as as a victory for LTTE supporters or loss for the government. However, opines that: “Having elections...

Sri Lanka: Perils Of Communal Schools

Nazeeya Faarooq at Groundviews starts the discussion describing why Sri Lankan Muslims celebrated the recent Pakistani win against the Sri Lankan cricket team and states that the ethnic segregation is...

Sri Lanka: Growing Censorship

Sanjana Hattotuwa writes about the growing censorship in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Another Case Of Plagiarism

Nisadas comments on another recent case of publishing content of a blogger by a Sri Lankan newspaper without giving credit: “what I cannot understand is, why are the newspapers paying...

Sri Lanka: Provincial Council Election Results

Lanka Libertarian posts the updated election results of the UVA provincial council, the Jaffna municipal council, and the Vavuniya urban council.

Sri Lanka: Ravana Waterfall

Kirigalpoththa highlights the legendary Ravana Ella (waterfall) of Sri Lanka: “according to the great epic ‘Ramayana’ the mythical King Ravana of Lanka kidnapped Princess Sitha of India and kept her...

Sri Lanka: Politicians And Road Names

Ramith tells a story how politicians in Sri Lanka can be unjustifiably persuaded to change a road name.

Sri Lanka: Udappu Festival posts some pictures of the Udappu Festival in Sri Lanka.

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