Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Random Thoughts from Sri Lanka: Heading Home

Yes, all good things must come to an end, and I’m trying to get in one final blog post before departing this beautiful and interesting part of the world.  Here are some random thoughts: *  My wife and I had … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Sri Lanka: Talking about the Tsunami

I’m an ocean lover. There are those who love the water and those who love the mountains.  I live in the mountains (well, hills I guess) so I love to spend time at the ocean as much as possible. We’ve … Continue reading

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A Question from Sri Lanka: ‘What is New Media?’

As my series of lectures progressed last week, I quickly decided to move away from all of my ‘established’ game plans.  I prepared five powerpoints for the trip but I soon realized that many people just wanted to talk.  Plus, … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts from Sri Lanka: Power Up!

Just had a very cool moment….met with Pavi Kulatunga, a Sri Lankan who is also a student in the UMass journalism program.   Her parents live just south of the beach hotel  near Galle that my wife and I are headed … Continue reading

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Wikileaks, water buffaloes & student protests

It was a busy first day of lecturing today — a day that began with talking to a small group of working Sri Lankan journalists about interviewing.   But, what everyone really wanted to talk about was Wikileaks and the impact … Continue reading

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Day 1: The Sri Lanka Chronicles

After weeks of preparation and anticipation, I’m here!  And, yes, it’s hot and humid. So, a few updates: As I sat down next to my first-class traveling companion to get ready for the flight from Dulles to Dubai, she said:  … Continue reading

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The Sri Lanka Chronicles…continued

I’ve been lucky over the past month to meet people who have either visited or live in Sri Lanka.  I’ve met and chatted with John Stifler, an economics professor at UMass.  John was in Sri Lanka for more than a … Continue reading

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