Distorted images - Australian media coverage on conflict in Sri
When it comes to following the simple rules of
reporting on Sri Lanka's war on terror, the rule of certain
Australian media is simple. It fails. The media reports are flawed
and incomplete. For example, with regard to an operation by the Sri
Lankan military focusing on terrorist bases in the North of the
island, the Australian Broadcasting Service reported on 9th February
2008: "Sri Lankan troops have killed at least 29 Tamil Tiger rebels,
taking the two-day death toll to 44, amid fresh fighting in the
island's north, the military said.
Mobile phones - boon or bane?
When mobile phones were introduced to Sri Lanka
in the 1980s people did not pay much attention to them because they
were ignorant of their uses. Apart from that the size of a mobile
phone was similar to a brick. The price was around Rs. 100,000.
Anyway within a very short period of time, mobile phones became
popular among the people of every walks of life. Now, we see mobile
phones smaller in size and cheaper in price.
Troops capture strategic areas in its advance to Madhu
Army Chief briefs President:
At the Security Council meeting held on Friday
morning, Army Commander Lt. General Sarath Fonseka was due to brief
President Mahinda Rajapaksa about the progress of the battle to
liberate Wanni from the clutches of the LTTE.