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· March, 2010

Stories about Sri Lanka from March, 2010

Sri Lanka: On April 2010 Parliamentary Elections

Devanesan Nesiah at Groundviews opines that the April 2010 Parliamentary Elections in Sri Lanka will be an opportunity for the voters in the North and East to engage themselves in...

Sri Lanka: Unbounded Crowd-sourcing Of Human Rights Violations

Sanjana Hattotuwa at ICT For Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) discusses about the unbounded nature of a new crowd-sourcing initiative in Sri Lanka called Citizens Net. This mapping project records human rights violence...

Sri Lanka: The Akon Controversy

A recent video of R&B singer-songwriter Akon featuring a group of scantly clad women dancing at a pool party in front of a Buddha statue caused much uproar in Sri...

Sri Lanka: The Economics Of Being A Rice Farmer

Rajaratarala at Perceptions blog discusses the challenging economics of the production cost of a rice farmer in Sri Lanka and the price they get for their produces.

Sri Lanka: Fonseka And UNP

Indrajit Samarajiva at Indi.ca reacts to the recent news that the Sri Lankan opposition alliance is abandoning their candidate Mr. Sarath Fonseka, because he is in jail now.

Sri Lanka: Theaters In Colombo

Indi.ca writes about the adult film theaters in Colombo and how women are portrayed in the film posters.

Sri Lanka: Finding A Middle Path

Dayan Jayatilleka at Groundviews proposes a home grown solution to find some common grounds among the two opposite camps in Sri Lanka on the issue of war crimes and human...

Sri Lanka: The Next Prime Minister

Lanka Rising weighs in why appointing the next prime minister for Sri Lanka can be a crucial affair for the country.

Sri Lanka: The Crisis In Secondary Education

“The school teachers expect students to attend their own tuition classes to complete the syllabuses that the school for some reason does not cover,” informs Serendipity while discussing about the...

Sri Lanka: Salutations To Mrs. Sonia Gandhi

Lankawomen.net, a blog dedicated to improve the representation of women in Sri Lankan politics, honors Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and President of Indian National...

Sri Lanka: Missing In Action

Dr. P. Saravanamuttu at Groundviews remembers the recent disappearance of the Lanka E-News journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. He notes: “Ekneligoda’s disappearance is yet another statistic of shame in the long list...

Sri Lanka: Exploitation Of Paddy Farmers

Ratmale at Serendipity discusses about the exploitation of paddy farmers “because two of the Agricultural Ministers in Sri Lanka are directly or indirectly owners of the largest rice mills”. The...

Sri Lanka: Shunning Public Transport

Sujeewa de Silva at Random Reflections of a Kind blog discusses about the “terrible state” of the Sri Lankan public transport system and why people shun away from them.

Sri Lanka: Rebuilding The Country

Devanesan Nesiah at Groundviews asks: “can we in Sri Lanka not find ways to bridge our much more modest but yet widening ethnic divides?”

Sri Lanka: Opinion And Analysis In Sinhala Language

ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) informs that Vikalpa, a citizen journalism platform, relaunched its social media oriented website to provide “compelling and original opinion and analysis in Sinhala language from Sri...

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