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…

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,…

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…

Women In Sri Lanka Are Allegedly Consuming More Beer – So What?

Women, their depiction, the problems they face, and the space they are given in society: these are issues over which…

It’s Time To Stop Pretending Sinha-Le Is Anything But Racist

Earlier this month, on August 15, a social media group who gathered under the banner ‘Different Yet Equal’ held a…

Private Universities: Yea or Nay?

Higher education in Sri Lanka has, for decades, been a highly politicised function. From ragging to youth unrest and clashes…

Is Sri Lanka Ready For Climate Change?

For those who’ve been keeping a tab on the news, particularly with regard to climate change, you would know that…

Lessons Learnt the Hard Way: #FloodSL

Year after year, Sri Lanka is victim to one natural disaster or the other, being particularly prone to  floods and…

Sri Lanka And The Panama Papers: Devil In The Details

It’s been a few weeks since the controversial “Panama Papers” entered  the limelight, but the heat from its fiery grasp…

Sri Lanka’s Fiscal Indiscipline

Sri Lanka has a debt problem. Period. Don’t panic, it’s a far cry from the Latin American debt crisis. Yet,…

Sri Lanka’s “Viral” Culture And Internet Sexism

The concept itself – sexism – is far from new and can probably be dated to the agricultural age (our…

Sinha-Le: Overblown? Or cause for concern?

Sinha-Le: A symbol that means different things to different people. To some, it’s a badge of ethno-religious pride in the face…