Stories about Sri Lanka from July, 2011
Sri Lanka: One Million Users On Facebook
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: Analysis Of 2011 Local Election
Indi.ca analyzes the results of the recently concluded 2011 local government elections in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: Latest From The Lankanosphere
London, Lanka And Drums has posted a roundup of recent posts from Sri Lankan blogs discussing politics.
Sri Lanka: Northern Local Government Elections
Groundviews is providing news and updates on the local government elections in the North of Sri Lanka as well as Twitter lists to follow.
Sri Lanka: Anti-Government Websites Will Be Blocked
Freedom Of Expression In Sri Lanka reports that a special operations unit has been set up in Sri Lanka with the aim of controlling and banning anti-government websites.
Sri Lanka: Double Standards
Ratmale at Serendipity wonders why many in Sri Lanka engage in anti American rhetoric and at the same time desperately want to send their kids to Universities in the US.
Sri Lanka: I Am Sri Lankan
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
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
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
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.
Sri Lanka: International Opinion Against Alleged War Crimes
D.B.S. Jeyaraj informs that the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) is taking steps to mobilize International opinion against Sri Lanka over alleged war crimes & crimes against humanity.
Sri Lanka: Photographic Evidence Of War Crimes
Groundviews compiles reactions from social media on the recent controversy surrounding photographic evidences of war crimes in Sri Lanka.