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· October, 2010

Stories about Sri Lanka from October, 2010

Sri Lanka: Oral History Project Highlighting Elders

London, Lanka and drums introduces the oral history project, which tells the stories of 36 Sri Lankan elders, about their lives and work, and their connections to their hometown.

Sri Lanka: Political Satire Is No Laughing Matter

Nalaka Gunawardene reviews a collection of political satires by Wimalanath Weeraratne and discusses its implication in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Why Women In Politics Always Matters

“The main obstacle to equal political representation of women in political institutions in Sri Lanka is political parties”, comments Chulani Kodikara in a recent interview with Groundviews.

Sri Lanka: The Down Side Of Being Humble

The Oxymoron Chronicles talks about the disadvantages of not being obnoxiously loud and abrasive and being humble in the corporate world.

Sri Lanka: Why The Students Protest

“Sri Lankan University students regularly protest and the police regularly beat them up,” opines and discusses the reasons behind their protests.

Sri Lanka: Artists Are Outcasts Of The System

Makuluwo at Cerebral Ramblings describes how the students pursuing creative arts and literature in Sri Lanka are considered an outcasts of the system and because of it many of them...

Sri Lanka: Female Chauvinism Spreading

Changing Perspectives blog tells that there is a trend for increase in female chauvinism in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: A Photographer's Journey To Dhaka

Sri Lankan photo-blogger Chulie de Silva travels to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, with the usual inhibition of stereotyping of the cosmopolitan and finds the glass half full.

Sri Lanka: Dance In Pictures

Minaali Haputantri posts some elegant photos of a dance performance by Channa Upuli, an world renowned Sri Lankan dance troop.

Sri Lanka: Children And The Race Question opines that although it is common in Sri Lanka to query about other people's race, “for an certain generation of children, however, the race label is becoming completely inapplicable.”

Sri Lanka: A Survey On Twitter Users

Amitha Amarasinghe conducted a survey among 102 Twitter users of Sri Lanka and shares the findings here.

Sri Lanka: Using ICT To Strengthen Reconciliation

Sanjana Hattotuwa tells how the power of ICT can be used to capture stories to strengthen meaningful reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Injunction Against Sri Lanka Relay Team tells the untold story of the injunction against Sri Lanka relay team preventing them from leaving the country to join the Commonwealth games.

Sri Lanka: E For Eelam

Michael Meyler at Groundviews explains the different meanings of the word ‘Eelam” in Sri Lanka.

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