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· August, 2011

Stories about Sri Lanka from August, 2011

Sri Lanka: The Second TweetUpSl Held

Indi.ca reports that TweetUpSl2 (the second Twitter meetup in Sri Lanka) was held the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on the 27th of August 2011 where about 100 tweeps gathered.

Sri Lanka: Assault On Civilians In Jaffna

Groundviews reports that around 100 villagers from Navanthurai village in Jaffna District were severely beaten by the Sri Lankan army in an operation and they were detained subsequently.

Sri Lanka: First Solar Power Plant

Nisadas reports that Sri Lanka has recently commissioned its first solar power plant which can generate 500kw of electricity.

Sri Lanka: Grease Devils Targetting Women In The North And The East

D.B.S Jeyaraj shares a report of the The Womens Action Network (WAN) on the attacks on women by assailants posing as the mythical character “Grease Devil”. The attacks have occurred...

Sri Lanka: The Return Of The Grease Devils

In many rural areas of Sri Lanka the mythical figure of the Grease Yaka (Grease Devil) is being blamed for nighttime assaults on women and thefts/robberies. A number of suspects...

Sri Lanka: Cutting Down Trees In The Name Of Beautification

Groundviews reports that the Weeping Willow trees at the Independence Avenue in Colombo, which were planted in the 1970s, were cut down in the name of beatification.

Sri Lanka: Invasion Of The Grease Devils

In some Sri Lankan rural areas panic spread that Grease Yaka, a mythical character is on the loose and two youths were mob lynched on suspicion. These grease devils are...

Sri Lanka: Riding On A New City Bus

Murshid rides on a new Volvo city bus, a recent edition in the public transport of Colombo and blogs about it with an image and a video.

Sri Lanka: A Queue of 3,500 Job-Seekers

Anushka Wijesinha at Groundviews posts photos and video of a 1.5km long queue of more than 3500 Sri Lankan job seekers, which indicate that unemployment is posing a serious threat...

Sri Lanka: Comparing Intelligence

“Are Indians Smarter Than Sri Lankans?” Sbarrkum tries to answer this question.

Sri Lanka: Should Poor Countries Play Games?

In reaction to Sri Lanka's bid for the next Commonwealth Games, which may cost billions of dollars and pose risk of corruption and controversy, Indi.ca asks should poor countries have...

Sri Lanka: Experience In A National Hospital

Rajaratarala shares his satisfying experience of receiving treatment in a national hospital of Sri Lanka.

South Asia: The South Asian American Digital Archive

V.V. at Sepia Mutiny features the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), which is systematically documenting and preserving the history of the South Asian American community since 2008.

Sri Lanka: 17 Year Old Boy Feeds Ten Membered Family

NAFSO (National Fisheries Solidarity Movement) blog reports that 17 year old construction labor Muththaiya Dharshan has taken the burden of feeding a war ravaged ten membered family in a village...

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