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Colombo: The Garbage Apocalypse

Out on the roads, without the least flinch of self-respect at the congregating pests or the trampling tyres, the selfishness of our people appears…

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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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Is Global Warming Mass Murdering Sri Lankans?

In the first few months of 2016, if you recall, there was barely a drop of rain. But come mid-May, there was a torrential…

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When Disaster Strikes, What Does Sri Lanka Do?

The floods came with tragic timing. The optimism that voted in “good governance”, terminally shrill even before the start, had already inverted into hysterical…

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Cogs Of Democracy: Sri Lanka’s Court System

The judiciary is the branch of government that determines whether the law has been violated. Though Sri Lanka’s current constitution does not effect a…

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One Belt, One Road, One China?

China’s ambitious moves to become a major player on the world stage has escaped no one’s attention. The giant nation’s political and economic heft…

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The Story Behind Our Solid Waste (Mis)management

In 1969, at an oil well in Santa Barbara, California, a drill sunk under the sea-surface made a wound too deep. An uncontainable eruption of…

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One Year After The Floods, Lion Roars Back

You enter the Lion Brewery in Biyagama by going up a steep ramp. This ramp is much steeper and higher than it was a…

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Revolutionary Strategy: The JVP’s 1971 Insurrection

The military strategy used by the revolutionaries in the April 1971 insurrection was unique in the history of armed rebellions. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna…

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The Farce That Is The May Day

Ninety years ago today when pioneering trade unionist Alexander Ekanayake Gunasinha led a group of men and women in what was Ceylon’s first ever…

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A Dengue Vaccine Exists, But Sri Lanka Has Yet To Approve It

Sri Lanka has seen an unprecedented outbreak of dengue this year, overwhelming hospitals throughout the country. Since January 2017, the Epidemiology Unit of the…