ICTs in post-war Sri Lanka

Puthukuduyiruppu, June 2013. Photograph by Aamina Nizar ICT in post war Sri Lanka explores the use of information and communication technologies by people living in the North and East. Over the last few years infrastructure and connectivity in the North and East have rapidly developed. While there is still no electricity in some parts of the North and East, billboards of all network service providers dot the landscape, internet cafes and mobile/computer repair shops are common in towns in both Provinces. This feature highlights unique use of ICTs in these areas by ordinary people rebuilding their lives after the 30 …

The Absence of Technology?

Meemure, June 2013. Photograph by Aamina Nizar Many of us take connectivity for granted – we have our mobile phone at hand at all times, we stress when there is no 3G coverage, when the internet is slow, or when bad weather affects the TV show we are watching. Meanwhile, there are people in parts of Sri Lanka for whom connectivity is a luxury not a basic need, an occasional choice rather than an integral part of their daily lives. This is sometimes because of a lack of interest or relevance to them and their work, a lack of availability …

Helplines in Sri Lanka

Equal Ground, Colombo, July 2013. Photograph by Aamina Nizar Decades of war, natural disasters, poverty, unemployment, inequality, changes in values and lifestyles, combined with misinterpretations of mental health and its causes and effects have left large segments of society stigmatised and isolated. It is a fact that a strong support system, including emotional support, is intrinsic to the recovery or rehabilitation of an individual suffering from any form of mental disease – temporary or permanent. Mental diseases are treatable and life goes on in spite of it. Identities are often mistaken as mental diseases. Sri Lanka’s helplines are providing a …

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