· July, 2011

Stories about Sri Lanka from July, 2011

Sri Lanka: One Million Users On Facebook

  27 July 2011

Amitha Amarasinghe informs that Sri Lanka became the 76th country to reach one million users on Facebook. “This is a penetration of 4.66% into Sri Lanka’s entire population”, says Amitha.

Sri Lanka: I Am Sri Lankan

  21 July 2011

Indrajit Samarajiva is collecting and posting videos of Sri Lankans on how they perceive themselves as a Sri Lankan national. This is a personal effort to try and break the perception that Sri Lankans are only defined by race and war.

Sri Lanka: Wild Animals Get Their Own Hospital

  9 July 2011

Malaka Rodrigo at Window To Nature informs that a hospital for animals, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka, has been set up in Hiyare Forest Reserve by the Wildlife Conservation Society of Galle (WCSG) with aid from the Nation’s Trust Bank.

Sri Lanka: Colombo Pride 2011

  8 July 2011

Equal Ground, a mixed organization in Sri Lanka working towards mainstreaming Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) issues, is organizing a range of Colombo Pride 2011 programs which include an workshop titled “struggling against homophobic violence and hate crime”.

Sri Lanka: Alcohol Policy Needs A Change

  4 July 2011

G.D. Dayaratne writes that Alcohol Policy in Sri Lanka needs to be rethought as it fails to address illicit alcohol consumption across the country and its consequences.