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· September, 2009

Stories about Sri Lanka from September, 2009

Sri Lanka: Testimonies Of Detained IDPs

GroundViews posts two short testimonies on the plight of IDPs released from Menik Camp. The testimonies highlight “significant challenges facing reconciliation and resettlement in post-war Sri Lanka and the urgent...

Sri Lanka: Suppression Of Media Freedom

Concerned Citizen comments on the media freedom in Sri Lanka at Groundviews: “despite vehement denials, it is obvious that the government is guilty of suppression of media freedom and dissent...

Sri Lanka: What's Wrong With Our Democracy?

Going Global points out that a knowledgeable voter base, a strong political opposition and structural reforms in judiciary are some of the aspects which are lacking for democracy to function...

Sri Lanka: Endangered Amphibians

“Did you know that Sri Lanka holds the world record for the highest number of global amphibian extinctions?” informs Sri Lankan animal watcher blog Gallicissa.

Sri Lanka: Justice

“The week after Tissa was given 20 years for writing, two actual card carrying LTTE spokesmen were released on bail. Hence, being LTTE is pardonable, but being charged with meeting...

Sri Lanka: 1000 XO Laptops Deployed In 9 Schools

OLPC Lanka Foundation is working with the Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka and the World Bank to deploy 1000 XO laptops in 9 schools of nine provinces of Sri...

Sri Lanka: The State Of Freedom Of Expression

Going Global comments on the state of freedom of expression in Sri Lanka: “Freedom of expression is largely seen as an unaffordable luxury by most of the intellectual crowd in...

Sri Lanka: Mainstream Media And The New Media

Sanjana Hattotuwa posts a presentation on mainstream media behavior in Sri Lanka and the impact of new media.

Sri Lanka: Liberalizing The Economy

Going Global stresses the need to liberalize the Sri Lankan economy and opines that minimum involvement in business by the government is better for everyone.

Sri Lanka: Bloggers Protest Journalist's Sentence

Sri Lankan bloggers are protesting the 20 years sentence of journalist J.S. Tissainayagam, who wrote critical views of the Sri Lankan government. Ajith P. Perera at Dare To Be Different...

Sri Lanka: Kumbi Kathawa

Electra posts a review of the Kumbi Kathawa, a dance production depicting a story of a family, which was recently staged by the Chitrasena-Vajira Dance Foundation at the Bishop’s College...

Sri Lanka: A Journalist Sentenced For 20 Years

Sepia Mutiny reports that Sri Lankan journalist J.S. Tissainayagam, who has written articles critical of the Sri Lankan government for a magazine, has been sentenced for 20 years hard labor....

Sri Lanka: More Talks On The Video Of Shame

Groundviews sums up the responses, positions and clarifications regarding the video evidence of extra judicial killings in Sri Lanka that surfaced recently.

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