Stories about Sri Lanka from June, 2011
Sri Lanka: China Investing In Land
Indi.ca is concerned that Chinese investors are being allowed to reclaim and own 500 acres of Sri Lankan land from sea paying $700 million to the Sri Lankan government.
Sri Lanka: Candle Light Vigil For Tamil War Victims
D.B.S. Jeyaraj writes about a candle light vigil at the Marina beach in the Indian city of Chennai on June 26th to commemorate the Sri Lankan Tamil war victims.
Sri Lanka: The Lankanosphere And The Killing Field Video
London, Lanka & Drums compiles a round of reactions from the Sri Lankan blogosphere about the controversial documentary of Channel Four titled ‘The Killing Fields Of Sri Lanka’.
Sri Lanka: Groundviews Briefly Blocked
Yesterday Groundviews, Vikalpa and even Transparency International’s sites were apparently blocked on Sri Lanka Telecom ADSL broadband Internet connections for a few hours. An update on the Groundviews site confirms that these sites are accessible again from Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: The Effectiveness Of Fertilizer Subsidy
Serendipity questions the effectiveness Sri Lankan Government's subsidy program worth 500 million Sri Lankan Rupees for importing fertilizers.
Sri Lanka: The Challanges Of A Homosexual Person
Sri Lankan Male describes what is it like to be a gay in Sri Lanka today and the increasing use of social networking to find a partner.
Sri Lanka: Protests In Katunayake Free Trade Zone
Earlier this month clashes at the Katunayake Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Sri Lanka between protesting workers and police claimed the life of an young worker and injured many workers and policemen. The following protests of citizens against the killing send a strong signal to the Sri Lankan government.
Sri Lanka: Blogging About Things That Matter
Lefroy thinks that Sri Lankan blogosphere is on the decline and the blogger wishes bloggers would write “about things that matter: things like politics and religion instead of their sad little lives, but always with great passion and conviction”.
Sri Lanka: Impact Of The Silent Protest
Ahead of the Sri Lankan opposition party's mass silent protest against the present rule on Thursday, June 9th afternoon in front of the Maradana Railway station, Colombo, Serendipity weighs in the strengths and weaknesses of such protest.
Sri Lanka: Moral Cleansing And The Government
Sri Lankan blogger Sayanthan asks whether moral cleansing should be any government's responsibility.
Sri Lanka: Presidential Intervention
Freedom Of Expression In Sri Lanka reports that “the head of the President’s media unit has pressurized all newspaper institutions to remove the head line they had in their news papers on the FTZ employee who died in a police shooting on a demonstration held at Katunayake.”