Stories about Sri Lanka from May, 2010
Sri Lanka: Where To Put Your Trash
Iromi Perera at Groundviews writes about the garbage problem in Sri Lanka and comments: “dumping your trash in front of another person’s house seems to be the common and recommended solution.”
Sri Lanka: Buying A Condom In Colombo
London, Lanka And drums quotes a friend who shares his experience in Colombo: “to the average man buying condoms is a total nightmare.”
Sri Lanka: Unique Perspectives On The End Of War
Sanjana Hattotuwa at ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) informs that GroundViews, the Sri Lankan citizen media platform, has published a special edition on the end of the war against LTTE.
Sri Lanka: Vanni One Year After War
Ruki at Groundviews visited Vanni, the war torn city in the North of Sri Lanka, and analyzes the situation there after one year since the end of the war against LTTE.
Sri Lanka: Productivity Of The Ministers
Serendipity blog questions why the ministers of Sri Lanka are frequently summoned to the presidential secretariat and whether there could be more effective means of communication between the president and ministers in this electronic age.
Sri Lanka: Emergency Flood Relief
In Sri Lanka thousands of people are affected by the recent heavy rains and flashfloods especially in the western, southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces. Sarvodaya blog has the situation reports and information about relief, aid and assistance.
Sri Lanka: When To Settle The Political Score?
Dayapala Thiranagama at Groundviews attempts to make some observations on the difficulties of political resolution of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka and wonders when it will be settled.
Sri Lanka: Notable Twitter Accounts
Sanjana Hattotuwa at ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) shares a list of notable Twitter accounts from Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: Drainage Problem In Colombo
Kanishka Ratnapriya at GroundViews posts some pictures showing the inundations in different parts of Colombo after two hours of rain, and questions the faulty drainage system of the capital of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: Lately In The Lankanosphere
London, Lanka And Drums posts the latest roundup of Sri Lankan blogosphere.
Technology for Transparency: The South Asian Story
Democracy is still relatively young in South Asia, and not always stable. While politicians in the region are eager to integrate technology into their policy platforms, they are less enthusiastic about its use by activists who want more transparency and accountable governments.