Killer At Large: The Rise Of Dengue In Sri Lanka

The end of 2016 blew in with the northeast monsoon and a much-awaited hiatus from the oppressive heat that hung…

Understanding Depression II: Venturing Beneath The Surface

There was a time when the only mental health illness most Sri Lankans knew anything about was psychosis or insanity.…

Understanding Depression: The Nuts And Bolts

It is not uncommon to have bad days now and then, when all you want to do is curl up…

Sri Lanka’s Long, Rocky Road To Malaria-free Status

On September 5, 2016, Sri Lanka was finally declared malaria-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) after over a century-long…

Tackling Mental Health in Sri Lanka: Fact vs. Stigma

Ever since the dawn of political correctness, any reference to mental illness has been rigorously monitored to make sure that…

Begging To Survive: The Sorry Plight Of Sri Lanka’s Forgotten Old Folk

The sun is blazing down with a vengeance. Commuters scurry along the crowded pavements, lugging bags laden with shopping and dripping…

A Sugar-Coated Problem: Death By Diabetes In Sri Lanka

The Avurudu season came and went in a flurry of age-old customs and mouthwatering traditional sweets, dripping in oil and…