Tag: War

Unique perspectives on the end of war in Sri Lanka

“I am an Indian pediatrician who served with the Indian Medical Team at Menik Farm IDP center. The point I am trying to raise is this – we were managing scores of infants with bullet / shell blast injuries (some festering, mostly healed). It gives an idea of the extent of collateral damage suffered by

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War and war games

Great article on More Intelligent Life on why war games based on (recent) history foster so much of controversy. As I noted in response to the post, I would not be surprised if the identical game, with some new ahistorical maps based loosely on the Iraqi war theatre goes into production. The mistake seems to have

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Negotiating ethnic hatred in Sri Lanka

Can we End this Cycle of Hatred? an article published on Groundviews, a citizen journalism site I edit in Sri Lanka, elicited this comment from someone called Ramanan: Nice article. I see a lot of parents infesting the young minds in western world. I am a Tamil, living in the US for a long time.

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Turning to the web for news on the war

Associated Press has an interesting story on how news, information and analysis of the on-going war in Sri Lanka for those in the diaspora is served by various websites and the Internet. As the report notes, The Web posts accuse the government of shelling populated areas and blocking the delivery of food and medicine. They

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Poetry, Prose and Satire: Exploring violence, war, religion and peace in Sri Lanka

In light of a Government unable and unwilling to investigate violence against journalists and independent media, satire is one way in which violent events, processes and individuals can be held up for public scrutiny more frequently. In the first submission to the site, Banyan News Reporters publishes a piece on how TV Remote Controllers are

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Citizen journalism on Groundviews and Vikalpa’s YouTube channel interrogates assassination of Lasantha Wickremetunge

The Editor in Chief of the Sunday Leader and one of Sri Lanka’s best known journalists Lasantha Wickremetunge was murdered on 8th January 2009 en route to work. He was beaten and shot repeatedly and succumbed to his injuries in hospital. The first post on Groundviews on the assassination can be read here. Lasantha was

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