Stories about Sri Lanka from September, 2011
Sri Lanka: Visa On Arrival Cancelled
Sri Lanka has cancelled issuing visas on arrival to 76 countries and visitors from those countries will have to get prior Visa approval through an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system. The Puppeteer analyzes whether it will effect the tourism industry in Sri Lanka.
Why don’t South Asians talk to each other?
South Asians consist of one fifth of the planet’s population and they have similar cultures. And yet some kind of loose confederation between South Asian countries looks like an unattainable dream. Dheera Sujan at South Asia Wired wonders why South Asians usually do not talk to each other.
Sri Lanka: University Autonomy Under Threat
Groundviews posts an appeal of the academic community to the Sri Lankan government protesting a directive that all state universities (who enjoy autonomy) should hire the services of certain government owned company consisting of ex-servicemen for security.
Sri Lanka: Colombo Municipal Council Election On Facebook
Indi.ca highlights some of the candidates of Colombo Municipal Council election, who are using Facebook and other social media tools to run their web campaigns.
Sri Lanka: Yellow Journalism Threatens LGBT Community
Hans Billmoria reports how a local newspaper published their alleged exposé on “condoms and lubricating gels being distributed to men who have sex with men”, and published the addresses of the community based organizations involved in the process. This has put the gay community in the country in fear and...
Sri Lanka: Solar Plant Will Provide Power To 3,000 Rural Families
Window to Nature informs that Sri Lanka's newly established Solar Plant will provide power to 3,000 rural families. The country aims to switch to non-conventional renewable energy generation to meet 10% of total energy consumption by 2015.
Sri Lanka: There Is A Problem On The Road
Uditha Wijesena writes about the sorry state of the Sri Lankan roads and the worsened traffic situation.
Sri Lanka: Mayoral Campaign Using Social Networks
Sanjana Hattotuwa highlights Milinda Moragoda’s on-going campaign for becoming the mayor of Colombo using Facebook, YouTube & Twitter.
Sri Lanka: Identity Crisis
Shaahima Fahim at Groundviews discusses about the notion of the search for national identity in the post-war Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: Managing The Colombo Traffic
Going Global discusses how to manage the overburdened Colombo traffic.
Sri Lanka: Youth-Led Reconciliation
Dilinika Peiris discusses whether youth-led reconciliation could put Sri Lanka back on the map.
Sri Lanka: The Hunt For Women Bloggers
Indi.ca reports that The Women and Media Collective is holding a meeting of Sinhala and Tamil language women bloggers in Colombo on the 9th of September, 2011. The meeting will also be the foundation for a women bloggers’ workshop to be held in near future.