Anoka Abeyratne is an environmentalist and conservationist who is currently the environmental lead for the Royal Commonwealth Society. Here, she speaks with our Editor-in-Chief Roel Raymond on the state of the environment in Sri Lanka, and highlights what more needs to be done in the area of conservation.
One of twin brothers that front the Sinhala reggae band ‘Jayasri’, Rohitha Jayalath sits with Roel Raymond on #TheDebrief this week to talk about how the band was formed, their journey, success and love for iconic musicians like David Bowie, Police, Prince and Dire Straits.
Farveez Maharoof is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who currently enjoys a prolific career as a commentator of the sport. Here, he speaks to our Editor-in-Chief Roel Raymond about life, love and giving back.
Professor Neelika Malavige, head of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Sciences at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Sri Jayawardenepura University, came into national prominence when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country in 2020. In this interview with Roel Raymond she discusses her life, her passions and the challenges she faces and overcomes while being a foremost female scientist in Sri Lanka.
Professor Harshana Rambukwella is an academic whose interest are vast and varied, leading to a very interesting interview on #TheDebrief. In his conversation with Roar Media Editor-in-Chief Roel Raymond, he discusses language, culture, post-colonial literature, Sinhala nationalism, his journey tracing the concept of authenticity — and even 2016’s controversial operatic rendition of ‘Danno Budunge’.
Sri [email protected] is a private-sector initiative to support and stimulate the growth of Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Sri Lanka in order to help the country reach high-income status by 2048, when it reaches 100 years of independence from colonial Britain.
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.
On this episode of #TheDebrief, artist and activist Professor Chandraguptha Thenuwara talks to Roel Raymond about his childhood, how he became an artist and why he chooses to stand for human rights.
In this very first interview of the second season of #TheDebrief, Roar Media Editor-in-Chief, Roel Raymond speaks to historian Shamara Wettimuny on a number of key events from #SriLanka’s past.
Milani Salpitikorala is an attorney-at-Law who has dedicated her life to defending abused children through her organisation, The Child Protection Force.
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.
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