Books, Beads, And Life Skills

Sri Lankans are rightfully proud of our globally and regionally exceptional literacy rate (92.63 % as of 2015) and our…

The Ins And Outs Of Divorce Law In Sri Lanka

While the divorce rate in Sri Lanka isn’t as alarming a statistic as it is in some other countries, it…

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…

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 Forgotten Victims Of The PTA

“First they would strip me. Tie my hands behind my back and hang me upside down from a baalkaya (wooden…

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.…

U.S. And Them

The United States and Sri Lanka are both Republics. Both countries call themselves democratic societies. In the U.S., 300 million…

The Grim And Violent Past Of Trincomalee

Trincomalee is a slice of paradise; it is one of the finest examples of a natural harbour and is surrounded…

Sri Lankans, Know Your Rights

‘Human rights’, once a theoretical concept debated among philosophers, has today become a phenomenal force which has even been given…

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…

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…

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…

Special Needs Children And The Question of Inclusive Education

Most of us would find it hard to picture a childhood without school. For as long as we can remember,…