Short speech by Justice P N Bhagwati at the IIGEP’s final press conference, held this morning in Colombo. Headphones recommended as the audio is weak.
Click on the following link to respond to the poll. Compared to a year ago, how close is Sri Lanka to ending the war with the LTTE?
The Media’s responsibility in securing it’s own freedom Despite my horror for cynicism, I find myself defeated into just that. While I would like to confine my ranting to discourses with my imaginary friend, reading Ruki’s post From the Tiger’s Den to an Open Prison and the comments made to it just tipped the scale […]
New content notification on Groundviews is now available through Twitter. If you have no clue what that means, check out the video below.Â Twitter joins the Groundviews Facebook Fan page as a way through which content on the site is pushed to different audiences using Web 2.0 technologies. In addition to easily notifying those who […]
If we knew the government will put us in an open prison, we would not have come, it would have better to die in the Vanni” Man being held in Kallimoddai after fleeing Vanni to “cleared” areas Last year, I had helped a boy from Killinochi who was arrested in Pettah and kept in inhumane […]
Our self esteem is central to our survival.Â Yet, we do not value its importance as we face life’s challenges.Â Self esteem, whether our own or others’, is strengthened or takes a beating, through the way people communicate with each other.Â This communication is based on our power in relation to others.Â So, the more […]
“The cost of living is sky rocketing like the Kfir jets,” said an old man standing along the road side with great sigh. He was holding his loaf of bread tightly as though it was something precious. “Yes, soon will have to give up eating,” another old man standing next to him admitted. Now a […]
Groundviews is fully back online after an upgrade of its back-end content management system to the latest version of WordPress. While the site looks and feels the same, improvements under the hood make it more secure, responsive and easier to use. There are also several significant new features to the site: You now no longer […]
The constitutional reform debate in Sri Lanka is in a particularly enervated state as we approach the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, with a government in power that displays that bizarre concoction of procrustean infantilism that so characterised the Jayewardene and Premadasa attitudes to constitutional government and democracy: its thinking juvenile, its methods menacing. This […]
Peace talks in Sri Lanka are temporarily on hold. The Ceasfire Agreement of 2002 has crashed and burned and the Norwegians and the SLMM have bid a quick but reluctant goodbye. To all intents and purposes, the country has been left to descend into its own spiral of ruin as the parties engage themselves in […]
Groundviews will be down tomorrow, 10th April, for a scheduled upgrade. The site should be up and running as normal by 11th April the latest, but we don’t really expect it to be inaccessible for anything more than a few hours at most. For the geeks out there, we are upgrading our back-end content management […]
A selection of videos on the the JVP in Sri Lanka, including footage from yesterday’s farcical press conference, interviews with JVP leaders from 1971 and interviews with Lionel Bopage. Note that most of the videos are in Sinhala. More more videos, please visit Vikalpa Video.
View Larger Map Ruki Fernando of the Law and Society Trust speaks about the present situation in Mannar, Sri Lanka. Click here for the video in Sinhala and here for more videos from Vikalpa Video. For more articles by Ruki on the embattled North and East of Sri Lanka, click here.
By Benita Sumita â€œBeware of suspicious looking objects” â€“ this is a commonly heard public announcement these days in airports, markets and metro stations from New Delhi to London to downtown Chicago. One cannot escape the voice of the sweet lady reminding us of the volatile and precarious times we live in. There is a […]
By Chandrika Yesterday one of my overzealous office buddies forwarded to me a sensational photograph (as she thought) of half of a mangled bomb victim who happened to have been a prominent public figure; I told her off for it but when I walked around the office I found clumps of my colleagues staring at […]