Stories about Sri Lanka from March, 2011
Sri Lanka: The Future Of Books In Cupboards
“In this day and age, with houses getting smaller and space becoming an issue, with E-books being the rage in the West, and Kindles and i-pads common enough in Colombo”, Ameena Hussein wonders about the future of books.
Sri Lanka: The Government Deficit
Serendipity tries to analyze the impacts of the regular trend of preparing deficit annual budget by the Sri Lankan government.
Sri Lanka: A Citizen Journalism App For iPhone
Groundviews introduces the Groundviews app, Sri Lanka’s as well as South Asia’s first citizen journalism app for Apple’s iOS platform.
Nepal: No To Sri Lankan Political Refugees
Seven activists from Sri Lankan opposition parties applied for political refuge in Nepal but the Nepali government declined their requests. Bhumika Ghimire wonders whether Nepal should have acted differently.
Sri Lanka: The Lives In The North
Valkyrie at Groundviews has a detailed update on the state of affairs of the people living in the North of Sri Lanka, especially Jaffna and Vanni. A foreigner's entry is still restricted with required permission, militarization is taking place in complex ways, at multiple levels – these are a few...
Sri Lanka: Pictures Of New Rupees Bills
Forex Power blog posts pictures of the newly introduced Sri Lankan rupees bills.
Sri Lanka: On The Cup That Counts
Indi.ca writes about two thrilling matches in the ongoing cricket world cup, which is being hosted in three South Asian countries.
Sri Lanka: Desecration Of Tamil Graves In Jaffna
Groundviews publishes the English translation of a report which claims that all the graves in the LTTE Koppai cemetery in Jaffna were destroyed to erect an army Head Quarter.
Sri Lanka: Why No Tamil Revolution?
Indi.ca explains why there are no Tamil uprisings in Sri Lanka visible like the recent ones in Middle East and Northern Africa.
South Asia: Comparing Indian States with India's Neighbors
“India clearly has a coherent identity as the world’s largest democracy, but aggregating economic and social data on the national level, and using it to compare India to its neighbors, is possibly very misleading,” comments Razib Khan at Sepia Mutiny.
Sri Lanka: Two Fighter Planes Have Crashed
Two Kfir fighter jets of Sri Lankan Airforce have crashed. Indi.ca comments: “Wikipedia says that the SLAF had 12 Kfirs as of 2009, meaning that we just lost a significant percentage of our fleet.”