Stories about Sri Lanka from December, 2009
Sri Lanka: Forgotten Victims Of The Tsunami
Dushi at Groundviews posts a photo story highlighting some forgotten victims of the tsunami in Sri Lanka in 2004 who are still living in temporary shelters. A commenter in that post wondered what happened to the 2.2 Billion dollars of aid Sri Lanka received.
Sri Lanka: The Mouthpiece Of The Ruling Party
A Voice In Colombo criticizes two state owned TV channels for being biased to the “governing party” and discusses how it can affect the upcoming presidential elections in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: Lesser Of Evils
The campaigns for the election in Sri Lanka are gearing up and Serendipity suggests to root for the leader, who has more experience in life rather than politics and who is the lesser of evils.
Sri Lanka: Groundviews wins Manthan South Asia Award
ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) reports that the Sri Lankan citizen journalism platform “Groundviews” has won the prestigious Manthan Award for South Asia under the e-news category.
Sri Lanka: UTHR Report On The War Against The LTTE
Indi.ca discusses the University Teachers Human Rights Association of Jaffna (UTHR) report on the war against the LTTE in Sri Lanka. It says that none of the sides cared about the human lives involved.
Sri Lanka: Evidence Of War Crimes
A new debate on the war crime allegations against Sri Lankan army has surfaced as the former army chief and presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka had mentioned that he knew that unarmed people were shot dead, in cold blood, “pursuant to a premeditated decision by government leaders.” Kumar David at Groundviews...
Sri Lanka: Politics Of Boycotts
Devanesan Nesiah at Groundviews criticizes the suicidal Tamil politics, which is considering to boycott the coming elections in Sri Lanka. The blogger opines that participation in national politics is absolutely essential for the minority parties.
Sri Lanka: On making choices
Sri Lankan blogger Mindwind ponders on the philosophical questions surrounding choice and predetermination
Sri Lanka: Visualizing a Presidential Election
Sanjana Hattotuwa at Groundviews shows how the use of information visualization can help voters easily grasp key ideas & messages in campaign speeches, promises and individual manifestos of the leading Presidential candidates – Sarath Fonseka and Mahinda Rajapaksa and thereby make an informed choice.
Sri Lanka: Up-coming President Election
Ajit Rupasinghe at Groundviews discusses about the up-coming Presidential election in Sri Lanka and the aspirations of the citizens.
Sri Lanka: Bird Counting Month
Sri Lanka Birds blog reminds that December, the bird counting month has arrived again in Sri Lanka. Bird watchers can feed the bird counting data to the “Sri Lanka Birds Database” directly or via an email.
Sri Lanka: Sloppy Service By The State Airlines
Dare to be different posts a letter from a disappointed customer of the Sri Lankan state airlines detailing the suffering due to negligence in service.