Stories of Resilience, Progress and Innovation

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Khalid Oshman: The Blind Paratriathlete

Khalid Oshman (38) lost his eyesight 12 years ago. “I had hit rock bottom and didn’t know what to do with my life. I had suicidal thoughts and almost attempted to end my life,” he said.

April 20, 2023

What It’s Like To Be In Sri Lankan Rehab

In Sri Lanka, the ‘war on drugs’ is a recurring topic in political and social circles. Towards the end of last year, after significant socio-political upheavals in the country, the conversation on drugs rose up once more– this time with a specific focus on school children using Ice, the street name for crystal methamphetamine. 

February 28, 2023

Can We Really Meet Our Renewable Energy Goals By 2030? 

Home to abundant natural resources, Sri Lanka has immense potential for sustainable or renewable energy, including clean, green and cost-efficient electricity. 

February 11, 2023

This Mangrove Forest Survived The War But May Not Survive A Shrimp Farm

As Sri Lanka’s armed conflict intensified in July 2008, a fierce battle was waged between government forces and the Tamil Tiger rebels over the strategically important coastal town of Vidataltivu in the Mannar district.

January 10, 2023

How One Woman Feeds 50 Rescued Animals During An Economic Crisis

The day starts early at Shamalee Elpitiya’s residence in Haputale. Even in her early 50s’, she wakes up at 4 am. She cooks the morning meal for her 20 dogs and nine cats and makes breakfast for her son and her mother, of which she has none.

December 12, 2022

Empowering the Fisher Community of Vakarai | World Fisheries Day 2022

Every morning, Dinesh Ruban (26) sets off with the fishermen in his village to set crab traps in the vast Vakarai lagoon on Sri Lanka’s east coast. Ruban, a father of two children, is just one of over 400 non-motorized traditional ‘dhoni’ boat fishermen in his area.

November 25, 2022
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