Littering can sometimes have far more adverse consequences than you can imagine.
Early in March, Japan granted Sri Lanka 1.5 million dollars to help create access and awareness in a particular sector. Why, though?
The Welikada prison is a massive correctional complex on Baseline Road, home to over 3,000 prisoners. It is a high security zone, where the incarcerated include drug addicts, petty criminals, murderers and those convicted of financial fraud. The prison walls are a neutral cream, adorned with artwork and a message reading ‘Prisoners are humans too’.
Nearly ten years since we marked the end of the civil war, the landscape in Jaffna is changing — and not just in terms of tourism development. Eager to advance digitally, and with the ambition of becoming a regional Silicon Valley, Jaffna’s IT scene is growing fast.
For Yasodhara Pathanjali, 35, and a mother of two, being homeschooled happened entirely by accident.
“I remember being able to read, write, and do math when I was three,” she said. “My parents put me through the application process to school at Mahamaya [Kandy]. But then, the week before I was supposed to start, the school painted their outer walls with Disney characters and that was the end of that.”
When Desh Amila moved to Australia nine years ago, he didn’t expect to co-direct a documentary which would receive critical acclaim. We spoke to Amila about the making of the film, Islam and the Future of Tolerance, which is based on a conversation between American neuroscientist and atheist author Sam Harris, and former Islamist Maajid Nawaz.
What happens inside the Welikada Prison, and what do prisoners do there while serving time? Here’s an exclusive bit of insight into how our prison’s rehabilitation system works.
The community that lives by the railway line along the Baseline route redefines ‘living on the edge’. This photo essay takes a closer look at their lives and daily routines, defined by train timetables.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be presenting the first comprehensive exhibit of Sri Lankan art by an American museum. Running until June 2019, the exhibition will explore Sri Lanka through the ages.
We have a lot of brightly lit, loud buses. Here, we take a look at their names, and how personalised they can get.
When Reeza Zarook, founder of Rukula, used to work at anything.lk – Sri Lanka’s first daily deals and e-commerce online store – he noticed that many of the customers who walked into the store’s physical space down Thimbirigasyaya Road were not regular e-commerce clientele. They were an eclectic mix of people from lower income brackets, often three-wheel drivers from the stand across the street, just stepping in when they noticed the advertised deals.
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