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· January, 2011

Stories about Sri Lanka from January, 2011

Video: Shoemakers of the World

Today's videos focus on the artisans around the world still making shoes by hand. From Mexico to Japan: we'll take a look at how different shoes, slippers and sandals are...

Sri Lanka: Better Connected

Rohan Samarajiva, ex Director General of Sri Lanka Telecom reflects on the progress of connectivity in Sri Lanka in the past decade.

Sri Lanka: The Devastation Of The Recent Floods went to Polonnaruwa in North Central Province, Sri Lanka to check out the flood damage and here is what he found.

Sri Lanka: Archive of Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) submissions and media reports

Groundviews has launched two archives covering media reports on and submissions to the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Display Of Sinhala And Tamil Webpages On Mobile Phones

Dhanika has developed a mobile web browser which supports both Sinhala & Tamil Unicode text rendering making display of these languages on Android mobile phones possible.

Sri Lanka: A Trip To A Sri Lankan Market

Rice & Curry blog takes a trip to a typical Sri Lankan open air market and shares the experience.

Sri Lanka: Google Map On Flood Affected Areas

Groundviews publishes a frequently updated Google Map which identifies the main flood-affected regions in Sri Lanka, sites where relief and rescue operations have been conducted and other information.

Sri Lanka: Reaching Out To The Flood victims

Sarvodaya blog highlights the relief efforts targeted towards the flood victims in Ampara and Batticaloa districts of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Militarization Of Vegetable Supply

Serendipity questions the efficacy of the intervention of the Sri Lankan military in the supply channel of vegetable in order to reduce prices.

Floods In Sri Lanka

Groundviews provides updates on the recent severe flooding, landslides and an overwhelming humanitarian crisis in the Central and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: First Ever Guiter Fest

Natalie Soysa informs that Sri Lanka’s first ever Guitar Fest brought musicians of three generations in one stage.

Sri Lanka: Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Bill

Juanita Arulanantham at Groundviews provides a critique of the proposed Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Bill which was scheduled to be introduced in Sri Lankan parliament today.

Sri Lanka: Homegrown Reconciliation Process

Kanishka Ratnapriya at Groundviews wonders whether Sri Lankans can create more opportunities for themselves “to establish a sustainable peace with the end of war in Sri Lanka by creating a...

Sri Lanka: Lack Of Morality In Abundance

Leela Isaac at GroundViews opines that the LTTE terrorism may be no more but other forms of terrorism seem to have erupted in Sri Lanka because the “moral universe is...

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