Stories about Sri Lanka from June, 2010
Sri Lanka: Constitutional Reform
Sumanasiri Liyanage at Groundviews discusses the expectations and the realities regarding constitutional reform in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: Targeting Buddha Bar
Indi.ca reports that the Sri Lankan government is investigating the Buddha Bar international chain of restaurants for ongoing LTTE activity abroad.
Sri Lanka: A Letter to A Child
Prageeth Thoradeniya at MindWind writes a letter to a child explaining his experience as a child.
Sri Lanka: Why Do Online Brand Communities Fail?
Ami's space explains the reason why most online brand communities fail – because they don’t define success the right way.
Sri Lanka: Reflections On The Problems In Gaza
Sri Lankan MP and blogger Rajiva Wijesinha reflects on the adjournment of resolution on the problems in Gaza: “the world is desperately in need of consensus based on universally accepted principles of justice, rather than continuing indulgence to old victims by old victimizers.”
Sri Lanka: Forgetting Those Killed
Sanjana Hattotuwa at ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) points out that “post-war Sri Lanka is very far from a just peace, or meaningful reconciliation” as the celebrations of the victory over the LTTE did not include commemoration of the loved ones killed during the war.
Sri Lanka: Mass graves are nothing new
MCM Iqbal at Groundviews tells us why he feels that unearthing of mass graves in Sri Lanka fails to surprise any longer, and that more such discoveries cannot be ruled out.
Sri Lanka: Old lessons from a new commission
The Sri Lankan President has set up yet another commission ‘Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission’ to inquire into the root causes of the armed conflict that ended in 2009. Kalana Senaratne at Groundviews examines the new commission's objectives and wonders if any new lessons will indeed be learned.