Mini Skirt Ban in Sri Lanka This post was written a while back, and the issues outlined may not seem as pressing as they did when I wrote it, but hey… Image Courtesy of Cartoon Stock Okay, so the details surrounding this impending ban on mini-skirts and revealing clothing in Sri Lanka has been very fuzzy. Some people claim that the ...

Unrest in Tunisia Image from Politically Illustrated As the world watches on in anticipation of what is happening in Tunisia, and as we all contemplate on the possible long term ramifications of popular protests such as these in North Africa and Arab countries, I stumbled upon an excerpt describing the situation in Tunisia that I think even applies ...

“Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes” (Nehru) Prageeth Eknaligoda Important question, where is he? Who is he? Prageeth Eknaligoda is a cartoonist and political reporter for Lanka eNews, a media organisation that extended its support to Presidential candidate and former army commander Gen. Sarath Fonseka. The ‘About Us’ page on the Lanka eNews websites calls the journalistic initiative an online campaign for “Peace, ...

Media in Sri Lanka: Bowed and Afraid? But why? Oh wait… Every year, Freedom House, an independent watchdog organisation “that supports the expansion of freedom around the world” releases a report, ranking countries based on the level of media freedom in the country. The following is a map of the world, based on media freedom: Image Courtesy of Freedom House How well has Sri Lanka fared?

Lasantha Wickrematunge Picture Courtesy of Lanka News Web Growing up, I have memories of watching a man talk on tv. At that point, when politics really wasn’t my cup of tea,I didn’t pay much attention to what he was actually saying, but at times his voice would be so compelling and full of conviction that I ...

So, we all have identities. Some of us connect more with some identity traits over the others. Me, I am so many things, like I am sure you are too. If I were to die (which I know I will one day) and be buried in a graveyard, what would be engraved on my gravestone? Corny words, no doubt, but ...

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