Stories about Sri Lanka from December, 2010
Sri Lanka: National Anthem In Tamil To Be Scrapped
D.B.S. Jeyaraj informs that “a campaign is being conducted by majoritarian hawks to do away with the practice of singing the (Sri Lankan) national anthem in Tamil”.
Sri Lanka: The Story Of The Wife Of An Army Personnel
Cerno from Sri Lanka posts an inspiring story of the wife of an army sergeant who was delighted to see her husband coming home intact after the war.
South Asia: Looking Back at the Citizen Media Storylines in 2010
You cannot leave South Asia region out of the picture as with nearly twenty three percent of the world's population, events in this region exert an enormous impact on the international system. Global Voices covered some of these events from a citizen media perspective. Let us review the popular posts of 2010 in this region.
Sri Lanka: Development, Not Aid
Indi.ca discusses the importance of development assistance rather than aid as a system for lifting Sri Lankan citizens out of poverty.
Political Buddhism In Sri Lanka
D.B.S. Jeyaraj highlights J.L. Devananda's take on political Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Devananda opines: “due to the influence of the Mahavamsa (scripture), a Buddhist Bikkhu (monk) is at liberty to engage in racist politics and promote Sinhala-Buddhist chauvinism and hatred.
Sri Lanka: Six Predictions For Social Media In 2011
Sr Lankan blogger Ami Sampath lists his six predictions for Social Media in 2011.
Sri Lanka: A Rational Approach to Re-settlement
Blogger Ratmale at Serendipity hopes that there will be rational and consistent approach taken in the re-settlement of the 150,000+ people currently living in Colombo, who will be re-settled as part of the Colombo Redevelopment Plan.
Sri Lanka: An Open Letter to Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Nalaka Gunawardene at Groundviews writes an open letter to the late Sir Arthur C. Clarke.
Sri Lanka: Diaspora Dilemmas
V V Ganeshananthan at Sepia Mutiny analyses the present and future role of the various Sri Lankan diasporas in influencing the Nation's future. Should their role be limited to economic contributions only?
Sri Lanka: Tamil Version Of The National Anthem Scrapped
Raja Basu at Potpourri informs that “the Sri Lankan government has scrapped the Tamil version of the island nation’s national anthem – ‘Sri Lanka Matha'”.
Sri Lanka: Studying In Sinhala
Za Za writes that studying only in Sinhala language can be challenging for the Sri Lankans.
Sri Lanka: Media Misinformation And The Role Of The Government
Serendipity criticizes the media misinformation about Sri Lanka and its government's inability to tackle these.
Sri Lanka: WikiLeaks And The Lankanosphere
London, Lanka And Drums rounds up Sri Lankan bloggers’ reactions on the publishing of US embassy cables by WikiLeaks.