The Internet Is A Postmodern Dystopia Our Parents Are Unwittingly Trapped In

You’ve all heard of child-lock and were probably subject to technology training wheels at some point in your life, especially…

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…

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…

Tourism Down South: Surviving The Off Season

Intrigued by how tourism is changing Sri Lanka, one of our contributors spent a year in the deep south studying…

The Plight Of Sri Lanka’s Special Needs Children

Put yourself in the shoes of a little girl being denied a bus ride because the driver claims she looks…

A Day In The Life Of A Vegetable Vendor

When I met Sisira last year, I immediately knew we would become good friends. I stumbled across the small shanty…

The Problems With Sri Lanka’s Muslim Marriage Law

Sri Lanka’s Muslim Personal Law is making headlines, and not for the first time. Just last week, the Government announced…

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 Other Side of Sri Lankan Tourism: No Locals Allowed

For the past couple of years, and as Mirissa prepared to enter the competitive sphere of tourism, rumours spread around…

Who’s The Fairest Of Us All? ‒ The Politics Of Colour Shaming

Remember the evil Queen in ‘Snow White’, who used to stand in front of her mirror and ask this question?…

No Unity in the Unity Government: Whither Yahapalanaya?

In late 2003, then Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was in Washington D.C., visiting US President George W. Bush, when he…

Tuk Tuk Scams: Yet Another Reason The Industry Needs Regulation

Three-wheelers ‒ fondly known as tuk tuks, are a colourful, relatively cheap mode of transport, and in a country like Sri…