“We tend to censor ourselves now,” a sri lankan blogger told me.
In its defense, the sri lankan government claims that press freedom exists in the country.
Her account of the sri lankan civil war had been met with similar reactions.
The sri lankan government appealed against the death penalty, but the Saudi Supreme Court upheld it in 2010.
There has always been the sri lankan writer, for example, or the English writer, or the Canadian, or indeed the American.
The former Tamil bastions in the north and east continue to be exposed to arbitrary violence by sri lankan authorities.
The latter was the case earlier this week for a young sri lankan domestic worker who was beheaded.
Then, in late May, the sri lankan refugee disappeared and authorities were unable to say if he was allowed in or sent home.
Earlier this year, I spoke to a sri lankan lawyer who has helped Tamil families flee the island.
large island southeast of India (known in English until 1972 as Ceylon), from Lanka, older name for the island and its chief city + Sanskrit sri "beauty" (especially of divinities, kings, heroes, etc.), also an honorific prefix to proper names, from PIE root *kreie- "to be outstanding, brilliant, masterly, beautiful" (cf. Greek kreon "lord, master").
Note: A British colony since 1796, the island became independent in 1948.