Why Are We So Resistant to Equality? / This Is Not a Battle of the Sexes

28 Oct 2015 by Prashani Dias

1 in 3 women in Sri Lanka have faced violence at some instance in their lives. My aim in stating these facts is not to heap blame on men or boys – it’s to note that violence against women is pervasive, irrespective of class, ethnicity or race. … Read more

Saving Youth for the Future

21 Oct 2015 by Anuradha Fonseka

How does a 9th grader gets addicted to drugs and break into houses in order to find money to buy drugs? What kind of childhoods did they have and why didn't their parents or teachers notice them using drugs? … Read more

The Plight of Higher Education in Sri Lanka: Can Privatization be the Ultimate Bitter Pill?

14 Oct 2015 by Dinesha Samaranayake

In my opinion, one of the most effective ways to address the need for quality education is through “privatization”. Yes, I do agree that for many critics of privatization this could be the ultimate bitter pill. Yet, I choose to be optimistic! … Read more

Choosing A Path Towards A Safer Sri Lanka

13 Oct 2015 by Joern Soerensen

Choosing A Path Towards A Safer Sri Lanka
The severity of disasters depend on the choices we make, in relation to government policies, how we grow our food, where and how and where we build our homes, towns and cities. Each decision either makes us more vulnerable to disasters or more resilient and so DRR is all about choices. … Read more

Less Risk, More Reward

07 Oct 2015 by Kulunu Jayamanne

To the buzzword of buzzwords – sustainability; Disaster risk reduction is a crucial component required to actually achieve sustainability. If youth want to call the shots in achieving sustainable development, the mantra we’ll have to follow must be “Less Risk, More Reward”. … Read more