Stories about Sri Lanka from September, 2013
Council Elections 2013 of The Northern Province of Sri Lanka Updates
The Sri Lankan Provincial council elections are being held today (September 21, 2013) to elect 148 members to three of the nine provincial councils in the country. The Northern Province, which was plagued with civil war, is having its first council elections in 25 years. Centre for Monitoring Election Violence...
Its Getting Hot In Sri Lanka
Blogger sEnEl informs that during recent months Sri Lankans experienced some of the hottest days in their lifetimes. The blogger attributes the reason for the erratic weather to the global climate change.
Coercive Population Control in Three Villages in Northern Sri Lanka
Groundviews reports that women of three villages in Kilinochchi with a child under the age of five were summoned to Veravil divisional hospital to weigh their children and to receive a vaccination. According to the report the doctors and nurses used coercive language and manipulated medical information to convince those...
Infographic On Buddhist Attack On A Mosque In Colombo
On August 10, 2013 a well–planned attack on a mosque in the Grandpass area of Sri Lankan capital Colombo was launched by armed Buddhist extremists. Sri Lankan blogger Abdul Halik Azeez shares a timeline and infographic of the events (by Rally For Unity) that took place in Grandpass between June...
South Asia Shining in Some Ways, Suffering in Others
The South Asia Economic Summit , an annual meeting of civil society think-tanks has recently been concluded in Sri Lanka. Participants discussed regional issues and sought for more regional cooperation.