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Disaster Situation Report: May 28–29, 2017

With contributions by Ravishan. Casualties And Affected Areas According to the latest situation report by the Disaster Management Centre (May 29, 12:00 p.m.), rains,…

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Disaster Situation Report: May 27, 2017

With contributions by Shiran Illanperuma Featured image: Aerial view of flood-affected areas from Friday, May 26. Casualties And Affected Areas According to the latest…

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Disaster Situation Report: May 26, 2017

Casualties According to the latest situation report by the Disaster Management Centre (May 26, 7:30 p.m.), rains, floods, and landslides across 14 districts have…

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The Wellawatte Disaster: What Happened?

Wellawatte’s “The Excellency” renewed our shivers when  CCTV footage from the building’s disintegrating interiors started cropping up in the media. Barely a minute long,…

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Trials Of Memorialisation Continue In The North-East

Reporting from Mullivaikkal, Mullaitivu The harassment of a Jesuit priest, organising a memorial service to mark the brutal end of the Civil War—where at…

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Cabinet Reshuffled: Now What?

The much-hyped Cabinet reshuffle finally took place on Monday without much fanfare, though amidst heavy speculation that the event was a culmination of rising…

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Cabinet Reshuffle On Monday. Will Heads Roll?

Following weeks of speculation, the Yahapalana Cabinet will finally be reshuffled this Monday (May 22), with two key and at times controversial UNP Ministers…

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Snowden’s Guardian Angels At Risk

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Sri Lankans Who Sheltered Edward Snowden In Dire Straits

In the wake of the Hong Kong government’s rejection of their asylum claims late last week, the Sri Lankans and Filipino who sheltered whistleblower…

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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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Monsoon On The Way – Is Sri Lanka Ready?

While the whole country is no doubt happy to see the back of the torturous April heatwave, it is worth reminding ourselves that the…