Stories about Sri Lanka from August, 2010
Sri Lanka: TweetupSL a Major Success
Amitha Amarasinghe reports on TweetupSL, the first ever public Tweetup for Sri Lankan tweeps. He shares some photos of the meet where more than 100 Sri Lankan Twitter users gathered under one roof.
Sri Lanka: Protesting Animal Slaughter
Sri Lanka Animal Protection Association (SLAPA) is protesting the planned slaughter of 500 heads of chicken and goats at the Munneswaram in Kovil today.
Sri Lanka: Much Ado About The Executive Presidency
In Sri Lanka, many politicians are calling for “the abolition of the office of the Executive President and revert to a Prime Ministerial system of Government”. Sisyphus at 1985 Mosquito Bites analyzes the merits and demerits of the Executive Presidency and finds that the individuals in position, not the systems...
Sri Lanka: The Different Aspects Of Colombo
Portrait Blog shares the different aspects of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. It depends on you how you look at it.
Sri Lanka: The Sri Lankan Malays
Frangipaniii at 1985 Mosquito Bites shares what it is like to be a Sri Lankan Malay: “the community of between 50,000 – 70,000 people in Sri Lanka currently share a language – a derivative of Malay spoken in South East Asia and a culture that is going through some rapid...
Sri Lanka: Lessons Learned for Peace and Reconciliation Commission
Going Global discusses about the proceedings and efficacy of the 8 members strong ‘Lessons Learned for Peace and Reconciliation Commission’ appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to get a report on the lessons to be learnt from the events in Sri Lanka during the period from February 2002 to May 2009.
Sri Lanka: Tamil.net Partially Accessible In Sri Lanka
ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) reports that “Tamilnet.com, the controversial pro-LTTE site blocked by all ISPs in Sri Lanka since mid-2007, is accessible once more from SLT ADSL connections.”
Sri Lanka: Profiting From Social Media Marketing
Rumbling Lankan discusses about the trend of social media marketing in Sri Lanka and how to profit from it.
Sri Lanka: Western Media Bias Against Muslims
Dee at Ranting In Colombo comments on the bias of western media in portraying the Arab and Muslim world: “a head shawl doesn't mean you're conservative! There is a person underneath.”
Sri Lanka: First Ever Tweetup
Amitha Amarasinghe informs that TweetupSL, the first ever tweetup for Sri Lankan tweeps, will take place in Colombo on the 26th of August, Thursday.