Redefining Ambition: How to Escape the Under-Achievement Trap

09 Feb 2017 by Thamara Kandabadda

Who do you want to become when you grow up? We ask our children. I remember being asked this question in class many years ago. Oh wait, I was wrong. We don't ask "who do you want to become?" Instead we ask "what is your ambition?" (at least my teachers did.) This is where the problem starts. … Read more

Dear Generation Y, there’s only so much a screen can show.

13 Jan 2017 by Sulaiman Rameez

So my kind appeal to you is that in addition to the Hashtags, Trending Articles and viral videos you step out of the house and embrace what the real world is like. … Read more

Are SMEs the Solution to Youth Unemployment?

30 Nov 2016 by Janani Balasubramaniam

So, is entrepreneurship and promotion of the SME sector alone the key to resolving youth unemployment? Yes, and no. … Read more

Reconciliation over Racism: The Role of Youth in Sri Lanka

11 Nov 2016 by Rangana Hettiarachchi

Whether we live in the North or South, our principles and expectations should not be betrayed by hypocritical and vicious ideologies that our generation is not supposed to inherit. The generation that was a direct part of the war and the generation that has been brainwashed by ideology and has only second-hand experience of the war cannot logically be placed on either side of a single scale. Destroying the future of that generation by sowing racism is more inhumane than a war. … Read more

A Subjective Perception on Poverty and Development in Sri Lanka

07 Nov 2016 by Neranjan Maddumage

For a long time, I have wanted to write an article addressing a global issue with a subjective point of view. I enjoy addressing development issues with an impressionistic style, no matter how readers comprehend or react to it. I strongly believe such impressionistic views could establish new approaches to address common social issues like poverty or gender inequality. … Read more