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

Era of Youth: UN Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security.

27 Oct 2016 by Thevuni Kotigala

Young people worldwide are rising as agents for change, demanding their rights to freedom and opportunities, as they are in a need to accomplish their aspirations for better lives. In December 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, recognizing the important and the positive role young men and women play in sustaining and promoting international peace and security. … Read more

Young People and Social Media Addiction

21 Oct 2016 by Madura Thivanka

Recently, the usage of social media has gone up due to development of these platforms and the attractiveness of social media technology. This method of interacting is now excessively used by individuals, who may become addicted to such social media networks and become isolated in real life. Of course there are positive and negative impacts of social media usage among the young generation … Read more

Reconciliation and Coexistence: Role of Youth

30 Sep 2016 by Sanjana Mapatuna

Being in the post-war era, Sri Lankan Youth should not let this opportunity wither away because the current topic ‘Reconciliation and Coexistence: Role of Youth' is a crucial and vital tool to reunite the divided communities and build an indivisible nation that stands together against any despotic movement in the country. … Read more