· June, 2011

Stories about Sri Lanka from June, 2011

Sri Lanka: China Investing In Land

  27 June 2011

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: Groundviews Briefly Blocked

  21 June 2011

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: Protests In Katunayake Free Trade Zone

  10 June 2011

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

  9 June 2011

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

  7 June 2011

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: Presidential Intervention

  2 June 2011

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.”