Stories about Sri Lanka from October, 2009
Sri Lanka: Paintings To Unite The Nation
“10 canvases painted by students who attended the Future Leaders Conference (FLC) 2009 were selected for display at the ‘Colombo Art Biennale 2009′,” informs Sri Lanka Unites. In these canvasses Sri Lankan youth of various ethnicity and regions “voiced their thoughts on reconciliation and the future of Sri Lanka through...
Disaster Management and the role of ICTs
In a first post of the series, we explore the role of ICTs in Disaster Management and the paradigm shift in Disaster Management strategies that came about post the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004.
Sri Lanka: Stop The Exodus
Serendipity opines that many in Sri Lanka want to leave the country for various reasons and the government is doing nothing to stop this exodus.
Sri Lanka: Should We Believe Our Eyes?
Dan Verderosa at The Hub critically examines the alleged doctored video from Sri Lanka that shows eight men, stripped nude, bound, and blindfolded, coldly executed by soldiers on a muddy field.
Australia: Suffer the children
Prime Minster John Howard used border security as one of his catch cries in the 2001 Australian election with telling results. This week his successor Kevin Rudd became embroiled in another controversy involving asylum seekers and illegal migrants
Sri Lanka: Anonymity For The Scribes
Going Global writes an open letter to Sri Lankan journalists asking them to break free from media oppression and get the message across by writing in blogs anonymously.
Sri Lanka: Discrimination Runs Deep
At Groundviews Marisa de Silva points to the fact that “even post-war, discrimination runs deep in Sri Lanka.” For an insight into the post war politics in Sri Lanka read Sanjana's piece.
Sri Lanka: Tips From A Renaissance Farmer
Rajaratarala, a farmer from Sri Lanka and a blogger, has tips on how to yield a good harvest of paddy crops.
Sri Lanka: From The Blogosphere
London, Lanka And Drums compiles another roundup of updates from the Sri Lankan blogosphere.
What future for ICT4D?
We know the capacity of mobile phones to affect human development. But that is last year's news. Some thinkers argue that we are on the verge of another round of technological changes that will force ICTs to evolve. What will ICTs for development look like in the next few years?
South Asian Bloggers On Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize
US President Barack Obama received the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize today. Bloggers and micro-bloggers from South Asia are expressing their reactions on the news.
Sri Lanka: FarmerNet
LIRNE Asia blog informs that “the ICT arm of Sri Lanka’s largest community-based organization, Sarvodaya, launched its FarmerNet initiative last month”. FarmerNet is an online trading platform where the buyers and sellers can efficiently exchange information about produce bypassing middlemen.
Sri Lanka: Trekking To Nitro Cave
The Abyss posts pictures of the Nitro Cave and writes about the adventurous trek leading to the cave in the Knuckles mountain range, which is situated in the north-east of central hills in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: The Legend Of Deepawali
A Third World posts the legend of Deepawali, the Hindu festival of lights.