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Aaysha Jaufer

Aaysha Jaufer

Aaysha is a science grad with literary inclinations and an aversion to patriarchy.

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Culling Of Stray Animals At University Of Moratuwa: What You Need To Know

On Saturday (July 15), explosive videos emerged on social media of stray animals being rounded up and drugged on the University of Moratuwa premises,…

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The Ugly Truth Behind “Ah Nangi!”

Venturing out into the streets of Sri Lanka’s metropolises has become an ordeal that many women dread. While navigating the increasingly crowded public spaces…

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Sri Lanka’s Worst Drought Since 2001

In the past month alone, Sri Lanka has battled through a cyclone, heavy monsoon rains, landslides, and some of the worst floods to hit…

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Building Collapse In Wellawatte: What You Need To Know

At little past eleven a.m. yesterday (May 18), disaster struck Wellawatta, shattering the peace of an otherwise uneventful morning. The Excellency, a popular banquet…

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Out Of The Blue: Navigating Postnatal Mental Illnesses In Sri Lanka

Pregnancy was the best thing that ever happened to Kavindi*, a secondary school teacher, who had been trying unsuccessfully to conceive for nine years….

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Killer At Large: The Rise Of Dengue In Sri Lanka

The end of 2016 blew in with the northeast monsoon and a much-awaited hiatus from the oppressive heat that hung over the island for…

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Understanding Depression II: Venturing Beneath The Surface

There was a time when the only mental health illness most Sri Lankans knew anything about was psychosis or insanity. Common mental health conditions,…

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Understanding Depression: The Nuts And Bolts

It is not uncommon to have bad days now and then, when all you want to do is curl up in a corner and…

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Sri Lanka’s Long, Rocky Road To Malaria-free Status

On September 5, 2016, Sri Lanka was finally declared malaria-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) after over a century-long campaign to eradicate the…

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Tackling Mental Health in Sri Lanka: Fact vs. Stigma

Ever since the dawn of political correctness, any reference to mental illness has been rigorously monitored to make sure that sufferers face as little…

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Begging To Survive: The Sorry Plight Of Sri Lanka’s Forgotten Old Folk

The sun is blazing down with a vengeance. Commuters scurry along the crowded pavements, lugging bags laden with shopping and dripping with perspiration. Everyone is…

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A Sugar-Coated Problem: Death By Diabetes In Sri Lanka

The Avurudu season came and went in a flurry of age-old customs and mouthwatering traditional sweets, dripping in oil and syrup. With it arrived…