Welcome to Roar.

A dynamic new media platform for Sri Lankans, Roar is the place you come to for quintessentially Sri Lankan content that is credible, accessible, readable, and shareable.

Originally a social content start-up, we initially sought to provide a refreshing new take on content available to Sri Lankan audiences ‒ more nuanced than a blog, but easier to grasp than a newspaper article.

However, we’ve now come a long way from light-hearted content meant for casual reading, and expanded to take on a more serious, journalistic approach. We cover current affairs and social issues, local initiatives and interesting personalities, travel insight and wildlife facts, news from the tech and start-up spheres, and much, much more.

Every day, Roar’s content producers keep a tab on what’s happening across the country, and even around the world, to cater to what we feel best suits the needs of the modern Sri Lankan new media audience.

Our team consists of both staff writers, as well as independent contributors from diverse backgrounds, some specialising in particular areas of interest, others on board because they possess what we promise: the ability to produce strong, vibrant content.

As of now, Roar seeks to bridge gaps between mainstream media and local audiences. Whether it’s a political controversy, a social issue, or even a viral phenomenon, we do our best to look beyond the surface. We give you, wherever possible, insight into the overlooked, analysis into the under-studied, and clearer perspective on myriad issues – all in as authentic and unbiased a manner as can be hoped for.

In short, we’re nothing like anything else out there. Explore our site and you’ll see what we mean.

Should you have any opinions you’d like heard, or any suggestions you’d like to make, feel free to reach out to us via hello@roar.lk.

The Team

Mustafa Kassim
Mustafa Kassim
Founding Director
Gazala Anver
Gazala Anver
Editor-In-Chief
Maryam Azwer
Maryam Azwer
Co-Editor
Himal Kotelawala
Himal Kotelawala
Sinhala Editor & Staff Writer
Abeeth Nirmal
Abeeth Nirmal
Online Services Manager
Andre Howson
Andre Howson
Tech Writer
Minaali Haputantri
Minaali Haputantri
Photographer
Ria Rameez
Ria Rameez
Writer
Amanda Abeysooriya
Amanda Abeysooriya
Sinhala Editor
Kris Thomas
Kris Thomas
Journalist
Nazly Ahmed
Nazly Ahmed
Videographer
Cassendra Doole
Cassendra Doole
Journalist
Nishan Casseem
Nishan Casseem
Video Editor
Anukshi Jayasinha
Anukshi Jayasinha
Staff Writer
Christian Hutter
Christian Hutter
Videographer
Rajith Maligaspe
Rajith Maligaspe
Video Editor
Rakshana Sharifudeen
Rakshana Sharifudeen
Tamil Editor
Gihan Geeshle
Gihan Geeshle
Staff Writer