The continuing disinformation campaigns in Sri Lanka: Is mainstream media complicit?

This was initially written for and posted on Groundviews. Since it was published, the Sunday Times also carried the same ad on 29 May 2011. ### For the second time in a fortnight, subscribers to the Daily Mirror newspaper have been entreated to an interesting disinformation campaign that appears to be conducted with those embedded … Continue reading The continuing disinformation campaigns in Sri Lanka: Is mainstream media complicit?

LTTE launches new Department of International Relations site, kills its Peace Secretariat site

Old wine in new bottles or a genuine shift in thinking? I encountered the LTTE's new Department of International Relations website today, containing S. Pathmanathan's blog and other really fun stuff. The site is registered through GoDaddy.com in Arizona, whereas the erstwhile LTTE Peace Secretariat site's domain was registered to an individual based in Killinochchi, … Continue reading LTTE launches new Department of International Relations site, kills its Peace Secretariat site

Government Information Department on YouTube!

Deane kindly pointed me to the relatively new Government Information Department's YouTube channel. Along with the expected drivel, there's also some great historical footage to be found (e.g. content from the Non-Aligned Movement Summit held in Colombo 1976). Unsurprisingly, there's only stuff here in Sinhala. Tamil, apparently, is not a language the Government Film Unit … Continue reading Government Information Department on YouTube!