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· June, 2011

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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