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Our Racism, The Dirt Under Our Skin

Before it was interrupted by Hurricane Mora, a campaign of baiting against Muslims was composing itself to cause serious harm. From April 16 to…

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Is Sri Lanka Facing An Economic Crisis?

In September last year, we discussed the possible means of escape from the looming debt trap or balance of payment crisis that Sri Lanka…

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Sri Lanka Wants Reconciliation – How Much Longer Will It Take?

If there’s one thing that continues to haunt all of Sri Lanka more than anything else since the end of the war, it’s the…

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2016 ‒ The Yahapalana Report Card

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s not hard to imagine that a lot of people will be muttering “good riddance” under their breath,…

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On New Media, Censorship, And Facebook Racism

“On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” So went the now iconic New Yorker cartoon in 1993. The artwork, a little ahead of…

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How Sri Lankan Politicians Beat Trump In The Sexism Game

It would seem that Sri Lanka is inherently sexist. And there is data to back this up. According to the 2015 Global Gender Gap…

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Women In Sri Lanka Are Allegedly Consuming More Beer – So What?

Women, their depiction, the problems they face, and the space they are given in society: these are issues over which everyone waxes eloquent. The…

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It’s Time To Stop Pretending Sinha-Le Is Anything But Racist

Earlier this month, on August 15, a social media group who gathered under the banner ‘Different Yet Equal’ held a silent vigil at Bauddhaloka…

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Private Universities: Yea or Nay?

Higher education in Sri Lanka has, for decades, been a highly politicised function. From ragging to youth unrest and clashes between faculties, issues relating…

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Is Sri Lanka Ready For Climate Change?

For those who’ve been keeping a tab on the news, particularly with regard to climate change, you would know that carbon dioxide levels have…

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Lessons Learnt the Hard Way: #FloodSL

Year after year, Sri Lanka is victim to one natural disaster or the other, being particularly prone to  floods and landslides, which have and…

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Sri Lanka And The Panama Papers: Devil In The Details

It’s been a few weeks since the controversial “Panama Papers” entered  the limelight, but the heat from its fiery grasp remains lingering upon the…