Sri Lanka Officially Refuses To Go Gay

Gay rights is in the news again, what with the Cabinet notoriously rejecting a move to decriminalise homosexuality in the…

Local Government Elections: What’s The Holdup?

Local government elections have been overdue for about two years now, and there is still no sign of them being…

Mahinda Rajapaksa Twitter Q&A: A Breakdown

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa began the year by expressing his desire to topple the democratically elected yet increasingly unpopular Yahapalana…

2017 ‒ Mahinda’s Year?

New Year resolutions are the biggest cliche there is. As a new year dawns, we mortals ‒ most of us,…

Forgotten Histories Of Lankan Leaders

The relatively short yet colourful history of the more mainstream of Sri Lanka’s political parties and their respective leaders and…

The Best Of Roar 2016

Another year just flew past, and, as a rapidly growing online media organisation, we at Roar have been taking it…

2016 ‒ The Yahapalana Report Card

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s not hard to imagine that a lot of people will be muttering “good…

What’s Left Of The Left?

To say that the Sri Lankan leftist movement is on its last legs would be… generous, at best. Having all…

The Kelani River Is Badly Polluted ‒ But There May Be Hope

Fact: The Kelani River is the most polluted river in the country. To say that the Kelani River is the…

On New Media, Censorship, And Facebook Racism

“On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” So went the now iconic New Yorker cartoon in 1993. The artwork,…

Time To Re-think Public Procurement

It sounds obvious, but the Government is the biggest buyer in the country. In 2015, the state’s shopping list came…

Sri Lanka: Trump Nation. ඔබට සතුටුයිද දැන්?

Speaking at the Indian Economic Summit early October in New Delhi, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the following: “We are…

Paperless Trade ‒ Still A Dream In 2016

Every year, Sri Lanka loses millions of rupees due to the country’s frustrating reluctance to adopt paperless trade. It’s 2016…

The Lowdown On Budget 2017

After weeks of speculation and trepidation, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday finally unveiled the Yahapalana Government’s Budget for the year…

Hambantota No Longer Hopeless?

The Government of Sri Lanka, riddled as it is with a crippling debt and balance-of-payment crisis, has in desperation decided…