In the latest episode of #TheDebrief, Roar Media Editor-in-Chief @roelraymond speaks to University of Cambridge Professor of World History Sujit Sivasundaram about his two books, ‘Islanded’ and ‘Waves Across the South’, as he recounts the importance of world history, the forgotten legacy of the global South, and where Sri Lanka is now in the crosshairs of geopolitical rivalries.
Milani Salpitikorala is an attorney-at-Law who has dedicated her life to defending abused children through her organisation, The Child Protection Force.
It’s #WorldPressFreedomDay today, and the theme for this year is ‘Information as a Public Good’, which explores what can be done in the production, distribution and reception of content to strengthen journalism, advance transparency and empower the industry.
Kanya D’Almeida is a creative writer and journalist who was shortlisted for the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She speaks to Roel Raymond on what inspired the story, her journey as a journalist, womanhood and more. #TheDebrief #kanyadalmeida #roarmedia
Does #mentalhealth get enough support from the local health system? What is the difference between needing #psychological support and #psychiatric care? Can drugs like #cannabis and #amphetamines cause psychiatric illnesses? Can the ‘war against drugs’ be sustained with mere arrests and little rehabilitation, support and care? Former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr Jayan Mendis speaks to Roel Raymond on The Debrief.
On 5 April, fifty years ago, members of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) — mostly youth in their early 20s — rose in revolt against the government.
As rumours of a merger between the United National Party (UNP) and the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) abound, Senior Vice Chairman of the SJB, MP Kabir Hashim answers questions relating to the nature of a future possible alliance, what plans the SJB has for future elections and if party leader Sajith Premadasa is able to capture the popular imagination of the people.
On ‘The Debrief’ today, Roel Raymond speaks to Milinda Rajapaksha, Director of the Media Centre for National Development on development communication strategy, managing media and successful storytelling.
On ‘The Debrief’ today, Roel Raymond speaks to Foreign Secretary Admiral (Prof.) Jayantha Colombage on Sri Lanka’s strategy for the 46th UNHRC sessions that begins today (Feb 22) and will end on March 23, 2021.
Today on the ‘The Debrief’, Roel Raymond speaks to Amnesty International ‘Prisoner of Conscience’, author Shakthika Sathkumara, the first Sri Lankan to be charged under the controversial ICCPR Act of 2007.
Today on ‘The Debrief’, Roel Raymond speaks to Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Chairman General (Rtd.) Daya Ratnayake to find out what went wrong with the East Container Terminal agreement with India and Japan, what plans the SLPA has for the Western Terminal, and much more.
With drones being deployed for surveillance last week, to ensure quarantine laws are not being violated, the conversation around privacy, technology, big data and government has reached a new crescendo. What, if any, implications does the use of this technology have on us? Rohan Samarajiva Chairperson of LIRNEasia, an ICT policy and regulation think-tank, spoke to us on the issue.
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