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· November, 2009

Stories about Sri Lanka from November, 2009

Sri Lanka: Future Of Freedom And Democracy

Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe at Groundviews discusses the fate of the internally detained persons and the future of freedom and democracy in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Transformation Of Buddhism

Daya Dissanayake at Groundviews opines: “In Sri Lanka, the Dhamma preached by the Buddha has gone through many transformations.”

Sri Lanka: Potentials Of Fishing Industry

Serendipity comments that after the devastation of the 2004 Tsunami and the restrictions during the war against the LTTE, the Sri Lankan fishing industry is poised to take off provided...

Sri Lanka: The ‘Dear 16 Year Old’ Meme

London, Lanka & Drums started a blog meme which went like this: “write a post, a letter to your sixteen year old self and tag two people”. The blog has...

Sri Lanka: Learning To Let Go

Roshanthi Lucas at Random Thoughts tells why it is important to learn “to let go of things that are not necessary”.

Sri Lanka: What Is Your Race?

Mahesan Niranjan at Groundviews shares a personal story depicting how race & nationality is perceived in Sri Lanka leading to further divide.

Australia: Asylum Seekers test tough but humane approach

There has been a spike in asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat following the increasing violence in Afghanistan and the defeat of the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. The...

Sri Lanka: The Mighty Multinationals

Serendipity from Minneriya, Sri Lanka believes that a level playing field is essential to protect the local industry from the mighty multinationals who have competitive advantage and “it is the...

Sri Lanka: Militarization And Politicization

In Sri Lanka, the former army chief is poised to wage an electoral battle against his former commander in chief, the incumbent president. D.B.S. Jeyaraj comments that: “the current situation...

Sri Lanka: The General Resigns

The Chief of Defence Staff of Sri Lanka General Sarath Fonseka has resigned today and speculations are high that he will run for presidency in the next election as a...

Sri Lanka: E-Swabhimani Awards

Chulie de Silva writes about the E-Swabhimani awards organized by the Information Communication Agency (ICTA), which honors Sri Lanka’s digital content developers/producers. The blogger also highlights some of the nominated...

Sri Lanka: Support The IDPs

V.V. at Sepia Mutiny writes about an initiative of a Sri Lankan diaspora group in the USA who are organizing a fund raising event. The fund will support two charities...

Sri Lanka: Tariff Protection

Going Global criticizes Sri Lankan government's protective tariff on some agricultural items which are increasing the prices and the cost of living.

Sri Lanka: Going Green

Beyond Borders writes about the launch of Project Act, an environmental initiative in Sri Lanka “to promote a sustainable, environmentally-friendly ‘green’ living community”. The program consisted of a clean-up of...

Sri Lanka: Blogger Arrested?

Indi.ca wonders about the authenticity of a news report that a netizen named Gayan Rajapakse was arrested in Sri Lanka for ‘web comments’.

The future of ICT4D: How soon is now?

In the final of three posts on the future of ICTs for development, we examine a few projects that could change the way people leverage technology in rural areas.

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