Stories about Sri Lanka from April, 2010
Sri Lanka: Google Transliteration In Sinhalese Language.
Mayu Online informs that Google is supporting transliteration in Sinhalese language.
Sri Lanka: Police Brutality
Chitrangi’s Weblog shares a story of police brutality on a 32 years old worker of the Sri Lanka Transport Board in Panadura.
Sri Lanka: The Idea Of Citizenship
Sanjana Hattotuwa comments on the idea of citizenship in Sri Lankan context: “Citizenship is (thus) anchored not to a secular, liberal ideal larger than the sum of its constituent peoples and communities, but to reductionist fault-lines and groupings, based on and fuelled by communal hagiography and the chauvinism of majoritarian...
Sri Lanka: Social Etiquette In Colombo
A Boy From Colombo introduces some formalities and etiquette to be followed during a social visit in the Sri Lankan capital.
Sri Lanka: Heading For An Internet Dark Age?
“Given the bent of the Defence Secretary, post-war Sri Lanka is set to head into an Internet dark age,” comments Sanjana Hattotuwa while discussing about the inclination of the Sri Lankan government on internet censorship.
Bhutan: South Asian Leaders Meet For SAARC Summit
Bhutan is in a flurry of activity, gearing up for the upcoming SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit. Here the South Asian leaders will discuss about issues like climate change, poverty alleviation, economic cooperation and curbing terrorism and will try to find a common ground.
Sri Lanka: A Predictable Election
On 8th of April Sri Lankan voters went to vote to elect 225 representatives in the parliament to form a new government. The election saw a low turnout and was marred with violence. Sri Lankan bloggers analyzes the result and question the election process.
Sri Lanka: A Blogger Elected As An MP
Ajith P. Perrera, a leader of the UNP party from Bandaragama, Sri Lanka and a prolific blogger has been elected as a member of parliament in the recently concluded general elections in Sri Lanka. Mr. Perrera thanks his readers for their support and is pleased to be the first blogger...
Sri Lanka: Results Of Parliamentary Election 2010
Lanka Libertarian blog publishes the updated results of Sri Lankan parliamentary election held on April 8, 2010.
Sri Lanka: The Tax System Needs Changes
I Love Sri Lanka blog opines that the tax system in Sri Lanka needs changes because high tax frustrates the middle class: “unnecessarily high taxation kills the motivation to work hard, take risks and make a better quality of life for themselves and their families.”
Sri Lanka: The Tale Of The Fasting Monks And Police
Sri Lankan police have arrested several Buddhist monks who were demonstrating against the detention of the Gen Sarath Fonseka, former presidential candidate of the opposition. Perambara has the story how the fasting monks were picked up by the police.
Sri Lanka: On Military Tourism
“The war is over and civilians can hop Air Force flights now.” Indrajit Samarajiva at Indi.ca writes about a personal experience of military tourism in Sri Lanka.