The blog

Archive for September, 2015

Fiber optic cables

Warrantless Wiretapping Legal in Sri Lanka

If you are being investigated for a “computer crime” in Sri Lanka, a police officer can—without a warrant, at his discretion—seize your computer data and intercept and collect your communications (“wiretap”). There is no specific authority to authorise or oversee such wiretaps beyond the investigating police officer. While the technical details about wiretaps might be murky, the law itself is quite clear: all of this appears in the Computer Crime Act, No. 24 of 2007.

Read Article
Common Kingfisher in Hambantota, Sri Lanka

Coca-Cola and Sri Lankan Water Stories

The old water stories and myths of Sri Lanka arose from a culture that had a symbiotic relationship with the rivers and lakes. The new stories that we create reflect the modern dynamics of this old relationship. Now we transact. It’s all very businesslike. Give me water, and take my oil while you’re at it.

Read Article
Coke Can

Coca-Cola’s Oil Spill and Sri Lanka’s Impotence

Few things are so cliche as an oil spill by a large multinational corporation in a third-world country. Except, perhaps, when that country is yours. When that oil is in the very water that you drink. When, one morning, you open the tap and smell diesel.

Read Article