The Story Behind The Hambantota Clashes

Hambantota just cannot catch a break. Not for the first time in less than a month, clashes in Hambantota have…

Lottery Ticket Sellers Out Of Luck?

Noticed how the lottery ticket depot you pass on your way to office has been closed since the New Year…

2016: The Year In Review

Just one more day to go and this exhausting, not altogether pleasant (to some of us, at least) year will…

What Happened In Hambantota

Starting last week, the Magampura Port in Hambantota was the scene of a nine-day long protest which also witnessed the…

Human Trafficking In Sri Lanka Is A Bigger Problem Than We May Realise

Three years ago, Sri Lanka sent a record 293,105 men and women abroad as migrant labour, and the number is…

PTA Vs. CTA: Is New Necessarily Better?

Terrorism is undoubtedly one of the most pressing global issues of today. Although Sri Lanka has sought to, since the…

Of Ministers’ Salaries And Parliamentary Perks

Recently, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe noted that his wife gets paid a higher salary in comparison to his monthly wage…

How Sri Lankan Politicians Beat Trump In The Sexism Game

It would seem that Sri Lanka is inherently sexist. And there is data to back this up. According to the…

Tuberculosis Is On The Rise In Colombo ‒ What You Need To Know

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises tuberculosis as the eighth deadliest disease in the world. Although Sri Lanka is a…

The Lasantha Wickrematunge Case: A Timeline

“People often ask me why I take such risks and tell me it is a matter of time before I…

Revisiting The Salawa Army Camp: One Hundred Days After The Last Explosion

Over a hundred days have passed since the devastating fire at the Salawa Army Camp, which destroyed half the village…

Cybercrime In Sri Lanka ‒ What We Know

When President Maithripala Sirisena’s official website was recently hacked by two people, including a seventeen-year-old, the issues of web security…

Deforestation And Illegal Construction: A Threat To Sri Lanka’s Natural Environment

Deforestation and illegal construction in protected areas tend to grab the mainstream media’s attention whenever a popular politician or a…

Bharatha Lakshman Murder Case: A Timeline

On Thursday (September 8), High Court reached a verdict in the controversial Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra murder case, sentencing his killers…

Developing Story: Investigations Into Murder Of Businessman

Last updated: Saturday, September 3, 2016 13:45 UPDATE: Police concluded investigations into the abduction and murder of Mohammed Saqib Sulaiman…