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Burning Brides: Domestic Violence And The MMDA

Reporting from Kattankudy and Puttalam The Night of Destiny—this is what Muslims call the 27th night of the holy month of Ramadan. It is…

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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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Could Colombo Cope With A High-Rise Blaze?

In the aftermath of the London tower block disaster, the Sri Lanka Branch of the Institution of Fire Engineers, a body of leading fire…

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Squatting On Their Own Land

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Aftermath Of UK Polls: Too Early In The Day To Tell?

To say British Prime Minister Theresa May’s high-risk gamble this Thursday didn’t pay off would be an understatement, at best. By calling a snap…

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A Hundred Days Of Protest, Still No Answers

Reporting from Kilinochchi On May 30, around 1,000 protesters from across the North-East, converged with families of the disappeared in Kilinochchi to mark 100…

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Post Flood: Avoiding Illness

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One Hundred Days, Zero Answers

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Post-floods: Avoiding Illness

With the floods finally showing signs of receding, some attention must be paid to managing the disaster past the immediate relief efforts. The spread…

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#FloodSL Response: State Vs. Private

Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa arrived in Sri Lanka today, shortly after Mora, the cyclone that wreaked havoc on the island over the…

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In Pictures: #FloodSL – May 2017

Floods and landslides have wreaked havoc across fifteen districts, with the Ratnapura, Kalutara, Matara, Hambantota and Gampaha districts worst affected. Since the first disasters…

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Disaster Situation Report: May 29–30, 2017

With contributions by Shiran Illanperuma Casualties And Affected Areas According to the latest situation report by the Disaster Management Centre (May 30, 12:00 p.m.),…